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8+yrs experience caring for pets & homes

ID: 6z3



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Age group:

55 plus


Online Sales & marketing

Years active:

4 years

Preferred locations:

NSW All regions except Far West QLD Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Gold Coast, Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay Burnett VIC Melbourne City, Melbourne North, Melbourne South, Melbourne East, Melbourne West (full regions list)

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Hi and thanks for visiting our profile.
We appreciate you taking the time to get to know us, and how we can help you, as we have assisted many other homeowners in 8+ years of full-time House & Pet Sitting around the world.

We do have a full website sharing all about us, our extensive experience and over 85+ expressions of appreciation and testimonials from previous owners (and some furry friends ☺), along with a Facebook page that shares our current experiences.

We understand that is a lot of information, so for your convenience here is a brief overview below.

What We Bring To You…

As a mature aged couple we have extensive life experience. Before House & Pet Sitting, we owner built our own home, bought and sold investment properties, while maintaining successful careers. In addition we have looked after and loved our own pets and raised two boys, who have now built successful lives of their own.

Over our many years House & Pet Sitting we have drawn on these skills and experience to maintain the properties, pools, cars and other requirements of our homeowners, while providing loving care and attention for the many and various furry and feathered friends we have taken care of.

In addition we now have extensive skills in the unique requirements of House & Pet Sitting, such as assisting homeowners with their first house & pet sit. We also provide detailed questionnaires so we have all the required information and you have the confidence and peace of mind to enjoy you holiday knowing everything is taken care of. Additionally we bring the experience of having dealt with many and varied unexpected situations and events, including dealing with unwell pets, property and car issues.

Our Lifestyle…

It’s simple, we wanted a different lifestyle, one that is based on Trust and Contribution. Additionally we wanted to travel and experience the local life, cultures, people and pets of the world.

We appreciate the generosity and trust from all our previous home and pet owners as well as the love of their pets, and it’s extra special when many invite us back for repeat sits, proving that home really is where we are as Willow says:

"Hi there Gavin & Jill, Miss Willow wanted to say Hi to you both and to thank you for all the house & pet sits you have done for her and her fur brother. She loves having you come & stay while her humans are off globetrotting. She loves that you take her for walks, give her the attention she craves & keep to her routine and that you come back - up to 4 visits now!

Willow’s fur parents love that you both are reliable, committed, caring, quiet and leave the "big" kennel clean and tidy when you depart. From us all, we hope that you are getting to share your special gifts of looking after other humans fur & feathered children and we hope to see you both again soon.
- Paws of love Willow"

A Bit About Us…

We are both semi-retired professionals who own and operate our own businesses online over the internet, so we have the freedom of working from anywhere, and to do the things that we love, such as further travel, looking after animals and living in new places. Because we work online we spend most of our time at home with your pets.

However we also have experience in Relief Management for motels, and B & B's, which we do occasionally when the right opportunity presents itself. This has provided us with hospitality experience, cooking breakfast and dinner, supervising and assisting cleaning staff and managing booking systems. We can provide you with our Relief Management website address if you would like to know more about this.

We are in good health, enjoy walking, and recently completed half of the Via Francigena, which was a 1300km walk from Switzerland to Rome. We love adventure and new experiences, and when challenges arise we always find the way forward.

We have travelled overseas, with tours, back packing and volunteering in Africa where we helped manage and look after a Lion and Tiger breeding park.

Gavin spent 20 years in the Aviation industry as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and then transferred to Simulation where he developed a passion for electronics and software programming and held positions such as Group Quality Assurance Manger, Business Development Manager, Systems Development & Continuous Improvement consultant for many SME’s.

Jill has over 20 years experience in payroll and bookkeeping, and over 10 years as a life coach and mentor, which resulted in extensive personal development. Jill has established herself as trustworthy, reliable and compassionate, which have been great transferrable skills into house and pet sitting.

Our House Sitting Experience & Process

Over the 8+ years we have had the pleasure of caring for 85+ properties, 200+ pets and had 1000’s of experiences which can all be found on our website at jillgavhousesitters

If after reviewing this profile, and website, you feel we would be a good fit for your requirements feel free to contact us on through this site or though our website. At that time we can arrange a time for a meet up (if possible), Skype or other video call and discuss your requirements. Additionally at this time we can provide the contact details for any of the written testimonials.

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile.

Warm Regards
Jill & Gavin

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