How a mother and daughter duo saw Australia as house and pet sitters

adrienne_poppyKiwi born Adrienne and her daughter, Poppy, wanted to see Australia and have many adventures along the way. So they sold their house, car and all their possessions and began house and pet sitting their way around the country.

Here are some of their stories…

I came across Mindahome.com.au on one of my searches for different ways to travel around Australia and thought that house and pet sitting would be perfect for us.

We both love pets, but Poppy definitely has a way with all animals. Nothing beats the love and attention of a gentle child companion with all the time in the world to play. The pets that we’ve cared for are relaxed and in their own environment so it makes it easier for them to trust us and let us into their world. Continue reading “How a mother and daughter duo saw Australia as house and pet sitters”

House and pet sitting for families – a great way to trial pet ownership and experience new places

Jai Dyson collects eggs from the chooks while his family house-sits a hobby farm near PerthIf you’re lucky enough to own your own pet, then you can appreciate the companionship that a family pet can provide, especially for children.

A report from the Australian Companion Animal Council revealed that more than being a simple playmate and confidante, pets may also aid childhood development.

Studies have shown that children who have grown up with a dog and other pets have a stronger immune system and young children, aged five to six in a family who own a dog, are 50% less likely to be overweight or obese compared with those who do not own a dog. Even the incidental play that children undertake with their dog in the backyard or house contributes to increased levels of physical activity. Continue reading “House and pet sitting for families – a great way to trial pet ownership and experience new places”