With airfare wars slowly shrinking flight prices and the Aussie dollar v pound exchange becoming more bearable, the UK is hotting up as a favourite holiday destination for many Australians.
The best time to go? Summertime! You get to escape Australia’s winter months as well as seeing and doing a whole lot more while you’re there. Continue reading “Making the Most of a UK Holiday”
Australians spend around $1.2 billion on pet services, including boarding, every year.
Your pet is worth every cent. Yes. You would do anything to give your pet the best care. We agree.
But ‘luxury’ care, doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, it can be free.
We all want the best quality care for our pet and animal loving carers who are going to be there when our fur-kids are missing the pet-parent bond.
How can we ease our pet’s separation anxiety by offering a temporary fill-in pet-parent?
Call in the house and pet sitter.. Not only do house and pet sitters fill the role of pet-parent, they also bring their own unique, animal friendly qualities to ensure pets are at ease while their owners are away.
Veronica is a Mindahome house and pet sitter that goes above and beyond for the pets she cares for, as well as their owners. Continue reading “Fur-Ever Friends Forever”
We can all agree that our dogs show us unconditional love, but have we ever stopped to think whether we show as much affection in return?
Many Australians can’t contemplate what life would be like if our dogs weren’t by our side. Many of us treat our pets just as we would a human child.
But while a cuddle and a pat will always be welcome from our fur-kids, does it really show just how much you care for this tongue wagging, ball catching, bundle of fun and friendship?
To show your special fur-friend just how much they mean to you, try these small gestures that will not only give your some genuine fur-kid/pet-parent time together, but also show your fur-pal just how much they mean to you. Continue reading “5 Thing You Can Do To Show Your Pet You Care”
The benefits of house and pet sitting are many and you only have to listen to the recent reports in the media to learn about how much you can actually save by choosing house and pet sitting as a lifestyle.
Of course, being able to transition from house sit to house sit every few weeks or months can be challenging for some, but if you have the adventurous spirit and your strengths lie in planning and
organisation, then house and pet sitting could be right up your alley.
The best house and pet sitters are active and regularly engage through their house and pet sitting service. If you’re wanting to be successful at house and pet sitting, here are three monthly checks to make your listing more attractive to potential home and pet owners. Continue reading “Your Monthly Make-Over Checklist”
We speak with veterinarian and ambassador for PAW by Blackmores, Dr Katrina Warren, about her favourite spots and expert tips.
We all know how beneficial regular exercise can be for us both physically and mentally, and the same can be said for dogs of all ages too. Dr Katrina Warren shares her top 5 favourite Sydney spots to take your four-legged friend for some exercise: Continue reading “Best places to exercise with your dog”
House and pet sitting gives you the unparalleled opportunity to indulge the gypsy in your soul as you travel Australia with no accommodation budget required.
But with so much to see and do across this wonderful continent, it can be a little tricky deciding exactly where you’re going to head off to next. So here’s a clue: if you haven’t yet added South Australia to your ‘must visit’ list, you most definitely should.
Home to the red dunes of the Simpson Desert, the magnificent 100km-long Bunda Cliffs, and the wild expanses of the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia also boasts the rich and diverse culture of Adelaide (the internationally renowned City of Churches), the Fleurieu Peninsula’s glorious beaches, and the fabulous wine and produce of the Barossa Valley. Continue reading “The House Sitter’s Guide to South Australia”
Attention all nature lovers, art aficionados, market browsers, and good food fanatics … the beautiful NSW Northern Rivers region is calling!
Spanning the towns and villages from Grafton through to the Queensland border, the region is bursting with treasures known to most that can only be discovered by a living like a local in the region.
Take advantage of Mindahome house sitting opportunities and head for the Northern Rivers to enjoy stunning national parks, magnificent beaches that stretch from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay, the world’s oldest subtropical rainforests, and mountains birthed by long extinct volcanoes. Continue reading “WELCOME TO PARADISE! Five fabulous Things to do in the NSW Northern Rivers”
You’ve decided to try your hand at house and pet sitting?
Great idea! It’s a fantastic way to visit new locations while saving lots of money on one of the biggest travel expenses of all: accommodation.
No doubt you’ve already searched the web to find house and pet sitting services that can put you into contact with home and pet owners looking for sitters right across Australia.
But if you’ve done your homework, you may also have noticed that terms and conditions vary quite considerably from service to service. Continue reading “House Sitting: Top Tips on picking the service that’s right for you”
The results are in – Australia is one of the most prolific pet-owning nations in the world! Almost two thirds of Australian homes include at least one pet, and our furry, feathered or finned friends offer their owners an amazing array of psychological and physiological benefits.
Of course, along with the bonuses of pet ownership comes a significant level of responsibility. Among other considerations, pets should enjoy a safe, loving environment, a good diet, and be given regular health checks.
They should also be suitably cared for when their owners are away on holiday. While a reputable kennel or cattery can provide a solution, many owners dislike the idea of consigning their pets to an alien environment in which they may experience a considerable degree of insecurity and anxiety. Continue reading “Loving and Leaving: The Pet Sitter’s Guide to a Healthy Goodbye”
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more expensive, your rent goes up … again!
While Sydney and Melbourne are generally at the top of the leader board, demand for rental properties has pushed prices up right around Australia.
Now commanding a weekly rental starting at around $400 (that’s $20,800 for 12 months) in less popular areas, to over $1,000 (we won’t frighten you with the math) in on-trend suburbs, the days of the readily affordable two bedroom unit in Sydney are long gone.
Add your annual utilities bill – gas, electricity and sometimes water – to those super-sized rent payments, and the chances of saving your hard earned dollars for any big ticket items, let alone a deposit on that dream home of your own, quickly shrink from slim to very, very skinny.
So, why not hop off the rental roundabout and join the growing ranks of house and pet sitters who are loving their rent-free life?
You’re thinking that there must be a catch, right? Understandable – but no, absolutely no catch! Continue reading “A New Lease on Life: You’ll Love Our Rising Rent Quick Fix”