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ID: bte



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Age group:

55 plus


Retired professional

Years active:

4 years

Preferred locations:

All Australia (full regions list)

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

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Hello. My name is Brian. I'm a healthy and energetic retired professional who has worked for a number of institutions over the years both in Australia and Europe, more often in performing arts organisations. I have been in a few relationships in the past but prefer to travel and house/pet-sit solo these days.

For the last few years I've been enjoying my retirement by doing regular house-sitting. Having done now over 60 sits, I've found it a refreshing and stimulating way to meet and care for all those wonderful furry, feathered (whatever) graceful pets out there.

I housesit when it suits me and can provide references, a police certificate and a drivers licence. Recent references from homeowners through other organisations are as follows:

'Brian took care of our house, garden and domesticated hen …. For the first time in many years we were able to relax, confident in the knowledge that our house and animals were being well cared for. We are hoping that Brian will be available the next time we take a holiday, and I am happy to recommend him to anyone seeking a housesitter.
Roger F.
Melbourne, VIC
Received Feb 2016'
Repeat sit completed Jan 28, 2019

'Brian went beyond normal housesitting duties and accommodated our day-early start to our holidays on very short notice! We were so grateful and impressed. He was a very capable, sensitive and trustworthy sitter for our dog and cat. His love of pets and of housesitting shows in his thoroughness completing this sit. A great communicator and your pets would be lucky to have him while you're away!
Tomiko and Ash
Essendon West, VIC

'Brian is wonderful. ............ I would be more than happy to speak with anyone who is apprehensive re leaving their beloved pets as was I, as Brian will make you feel so comfortable about this whole process. Please feel free to call me anytime as I can't sing his praises enough.'
Diane P.
Brisbane, QLD
Repeat sit completed mid-August 2018

'Brian stayed at our house in May and looked after our cat Angus. Brian was amazing. He spoiled our Angus with love and affection and kept us updated. We were very happy with Brian and have absolutely no issues recommending him. We will most certainly ask Brian to sit again in the future.
Thanks Brian.'
Sarah and Cameron
Hendra, Brisbane QLD

(Contact details of these referees can be supplied on request)

See also the reviews and attachments on this site.

I am honest, reliable and caring for other people's property and loved ones; I'm also particular about cleanliness, enjoy domestic activity, gardening and walking, all as a way of keeping fit.

I keep active and still do some casual sessional work at one of Brisbane's universities, but this is only from the first semester March until early-May and second semester August until early-October when I can housesit in Brisbane only. All other times it can be anywhere ('Where Ever I Lay my Hat is My Home').

Being an ex-homeowner and renovator I bring many years of experience in dealing with any issues that may arise around the house. I am, in particular, fond of all kinds of pets and treat them with the same love and care as if they were my own. I have also kept and bred birds and tropical fish as a hobby and done some voluntary work for the RSPCA.

Please note I am happy to provide all referee contact details only after initial contact is made.

Because of my experience (over 60 sits) friends and family have suggested I charge a small fee these days but that’s entirely up to the owner to decide. Whatever you can afford is appreciated but if times are hard I’m happy to do your sit for free.