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ID: 8xv

Name:

Justine and Cahal

Is / are:

A couple

Age group:

26 to 35

Profession:

Travel Consultant and Bricklayer

Preferred locations:

WA Perth North, Perth South

Reply rating:

4.25 stars

More Information

Hi there,

We are Justine and Cahal, a relaxed and friendly British couple who have been house sitting in Perth since September 2015. Before that we spent three years living, working and travelling in New Zealand but we are originally from the UK. We are looking to permanently move to the Perth area and house sit full-time so that we can save for our own place and decide where we would love to live once we are in the position that we are able to buy or build.

We both enjoy travelling and meeting new people but due to our travelling nature we don't have any pets of our own, so we love the opportunity to look after other people's pets and homes whilst they relax on holiday. We enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking, camping and fishing as well as chilling out at the beach, surfing and paddle boarding in the summer. We have both grown up around all kinds of pets, both having cats, big dogs and farm animals from a young age and we are massive animal lovers.

I work as a travel consultant in the CBD and Cahal is a bricklayer / general builder working at various sites in and around Perth.

We have looked after a huge variety of homes and pets and all are happy to provide references. Some of the dogs that we have looked after include:

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Maltese, Shih Tzus, Spaniels, a Staffy, German Shepherds, a Labrador, a Golden Retriever, a Newfoundland, West Highland Terriers, Toy Poodles, a Standard Poodle, a Cavoodle, a Daschund, a Corgi, many working dogs and a Chihuahua so we have a lot of experience with housekeeping and training, exercising and grooming dogs.

We have also looked after lots of cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish as well as pregnant pets, puppies, kittens and a few elderly and disabled pets so we really do have experience with most pets that we tend to come across these days.

We are very respectful and considerate and strive to ensure that each home we stay in is secure, clean and well maintained. We both love gardening and being outdoors and take great pride in making sure that everything in the house that we stay in is left in perfect condition. We are more than happy to do any work around the house and garden which may be required during our stay.

Neither of us smoke.

We understand the importance of finding someone perfect to look after your pets and we want you to feel 100% confident in our abilities, due to this we normally like to stay for a night before you leave so that we can observe your routines (feeding schedules, walking routes, etc...) and cause minimal disruption to your pets. If this does not suit however, we are happy to pop round for a few hours one day prior to the sit and get to know your pets and home.

We are more than happy to provide regular updates whilst you are away if you wish.

If you have any questions or would like any further details please feel free to call or text on the number above.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Justine and Cahal.



Previous house sits:

2014
3-10 September Temuka, New Zealand (2 papillon chihuahua mix)
17-24 November Melbourne, Australia (1 Cavoodle)

2015
5-12 April Timaru, New Zealand (1 cat)
29 April-6 May Auckland, New Zealand (1 Rhodesian Ridgeback)
12-17 May Brighton, UK (2 cats)
20-27 May Devon, UK (1 cat)
27 May-6 June Aberdeen, UK (1 Cocker Spaniel)
6-20 June Aberdeen, UK (1 cat)
27-29 June Aberdeenshire, UK (3 cats & 1 rabbit)

Perth, Australia house-sits

2015
4-14 September - 1 German Shepherd, 1 cat, 1 budgie & 1 rabbit
14 September-8 October - 2 West Highland Terriers & 1 cat
8-15 October - 2 Toy Poodles
15-23 October - 1 cat
23 October-6 November - 1 Maltese Shih Tzu mix
6-13 November - 1 German Shepherd, 1 cat, 1 budgie & 1 rabbit **repeat sit**
13-20 November - 2 West Highland Terriers & 1 cat - repeat sit
20 November-9 December - 1 cat
9-27 December - 1 Shih Tzu, 1 Daschund & 1 budgie
27 December-4 January - 1 Standard Poodle

2016
4-28 January - 1 Corgi, 2 cats, 30 rabbits (3 due to give birth during our sit) & 15 guinea pigs (4 due to give birth during our sit)
17 February-12 March - 1 cat
12-21 March - 1 Golden Retriever
21-26 March - 1 German Shepherd, 1 cat, 1 budgie & 1 rabbit **repeat sit**
26 March-2 April - 1 Labrador
2-26 April - 3 cats, 2 chickens, tropical fish & hermit crabs
26 April-30 October - 1 cat
30 October-12 November - 1 Staffy
12-16 November - no pets
16-23 November - 1 cat
23 November-4 December - 1 cat
9-16 December - 1 Labrador **repeat sit**
16-20 December - 1 Border Collie, 1 German Shepherd puppy and 1 cat

2017
20 December-28 January - 1 French Mastiff and 1 Weimaraner
16 February-14 March - 1 Golden Retriever **repeat sit**
14-29 March - 1 cat
31 March-29 April - 1 Portuguese Water Dog and 1 cat
29 April-30 October - 1 cat **repeat sit**

2018
8 January-16 January - 1 Neopolitan Mastiff and 1 Weimaraner **repeat sit**
16 January-27 January - 1 cat **repeat sit**
28 January-22 February - 1 Toy Poodle


Previous home owners comments:

Loren
"Knowing Justine and Cahal were looking after our house and pets made going away so much easier. We would ask them to house sit for us any time and recommend them to anyone who needs a relaxing get away but has pets. Thank you so much for keeping my mind at ease when I messaged."

Kelly-Lynn
"Justine and Cahal house-sat for us for 3 weeks and took great care of our fur-baby Lily the cat. Our house and Lily were very well looked after and we would have no hesitation asking them to house-sit for us again. We have become good friends and have told them that if they are ever between sits, with nowhere to stay, they are more than welcome to come and stay with us. Please contact us if you would like more information"

Sarah & Brody
"In March 2016 we had Justine and Cahal house sit and care for our 4 year old Golden Retriever, Ollie for 10 days. As it was our first time having house sitters we weren't 100% sure of the process, but upon first meeting Justine and Cahal our concerns disappeared! They were polite and friendly and took the time to answer all our questions and explain how everything would work. During our time away they kept in touch via text message and even sent us photos of Ollie. This small gesture meant a lot to us as we missed Ollie and it was nice to see him so happy. When we arrived home our house was immaculate. We have no hesitations in recommending Justine and Cahal to anyone looking for a house/pet sitter and we will definitely use them again if needed."

Estie & Anthony
"We always had the problem of "who's looking after our animals" when planning a holiday so when all our friends were unavailable we heard of pet sitting and decided to give it a go. We definitely had our reservations about having strangers living in our house and looking after our fur babies but after meeting Justine and Cahal and seeing the interaction and genuine interest in our animals (2 dogs and a budgie) we felt a lot better going on holiday. Throughout our holiday we received photos and regular updates from all our animals which definitely made things a lot easier. Not only did our dogs receive their daily walk but they also got a weekly wash which was a bonus! The best was coming home to a clean house with happy animals & a well looked after garden! We can highly recommend Justine and Cahal to look after your house & pets any day!"

Diane
"I had Justine and Cahal house and cat sit for me while on a recent one month overseas trip and I will happily and with full confidence have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective travellers to take care of home and pets.
I was very pleased to meet them some weeks in advance of my trip and go through the needs of my cat and management of the house and garden. They provided good references, police clearance and passport papers but more importantly it was obvious that they were a likeable couple who I felt could be trusted to take care of my home and cat.
I arrived home to a happy cat and a spotless and tidy home and so would have no problem in either having them back when I travel again or providing a reference."

Amanda & Dave
"Justine and Cahal cared for our puppy, Bobbi, in 2015. We found them extremely professional, reliable, friendly and caring. Bobbi loved them both and was very comfortable in their presence. They worked with us to be sure that Bobbi was comfortable in our absence and followed our routines with regards to walking, food, medication, etc so that it was less stressful for Bobbi to adapt to the change. Bobbi received lots attention and cuddles from Justine and Cahal.
I have no hesitation recommending Justine and Cahal as pet and house-sitters. We felt completely secure leaving them in control of Bobbi and looking after our house when I was away, and it was great to return home to a puppy that was not stressed out and nervous and a clean house."

Georgie
"Justine and Cahal are a lovely couple and great house sitters. Our cat Missy absolutely adored Justine ( we received photos of missy getting and giving lovely cuddles). The best reference we could give is that we are hoping to have them house sit for us again"

Danuta & John
"I would like to highly recommend Justine Eardley and Cahal Ranson as house and pet sitters. I had the pleasure of using their services while we were on holiday, we have German Shepherd, cat, bird and a rabbit and all the animals were very well looked after. Oscar, the German Shepherd, these days gets excited when Justine and Cahal come to visit us. They both became our extended family who we trust with our home and pets. Justine and Cahal not only drove us to and from airport, but we came back home from our holiday and arrived to home made dinner, welcome flowers, a clean house and happy pets. We are very grateful and appreciate everything the young couple had done for us and would love them to house/pet sit only people who can deserve and appreciate them."

Sue & Mike
"Justine and Cahal looked after our house and two toy poodles while we were holidaying in Bali. We were quite concerned about leaving the dogs because of their age, but we shouldn't have been concerned as when we returned everything was perfect - they had looked after the house and dogs extremely well. I have no hesitation in recommending them as they are trustworthy, capable, responsible and reliable. I hope they are able to house sit for us again when the need arises."

Rebecca & Chris
"Cahal and Justine came and looked after our two small dogs for one week. Frank and Geo are inside dogs who are used to having a lot of attention. Geo and Frank connected with them straight away. Justine and Cahal looked after them very well and kept an eye on them whenever they went outside as Frank sometimes likes to go walk about. They looked after our home very well and kept it clean and tidy."

Abigail & Michael
"Justine and Cahal house and pet sat for my husband and I whilst we were on holiday in Fiji last year. They were a pleasure to host for a few nights prior to us leaving and it was great to see them interact with our puppy, Juliet, so well. They are a patient, kind and friendly couple who we have stayed in touch with as friends since their sit. We felt happy leaving Juliet in such caring, capable hands and we would love to have them stay again - Juliet definitely misses them! We returned from Fiji to a happy, healthy puppy and a wonderfully clean home, we even had a jar of freshly made cookies left on the counter for us. Justine and Cahal have pet sat for a long list of families and couples and the way that they talk about their adventures and all of the animals that they've cared for makes you want to up and be a part of their travels too. They are cheerful and fun pair to be around and I can honestly say that we couldn't have left our puppy in more capable hands."

Aileen
"Justine and Cahal looked after my cat Hugo when I went to visit friends this year, they are wonderful people and Hugo was a lucky cat to have them looking after him. They stayed for 2 weeks, and looked after him very well. They are a very easy going, respectful couple who treated my home very well. It was my first experience asking a house sitter to look after my home and beloved cat but as soon as I met them I knew that they were a trustworthy pair and they exceeded my expectations."

Carol, Dave, Abigail & Daniel
"Justine and Cahal have stayed at our home in NZ and taken excellent care of our dog Honey, who is a 7yr old ridgeback x greyhound who requires a lot of exercise. They showed that they were confident around animals, and very caring and responsible. I have known Justine for many years, and have seen her take care of her own pets, including dogs and cats, she has a positive and outgoing attitude as does her partner Cahal.
They were very respectful of our property and very easy to get along with. They are a lovely couple and they were awesome with our children too. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to take excellent care of your pets and your home. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information."

Jo
"Cahal and Justine looked after my beloved Kenny and our home for the week of 20th - 27th May 2015 and I found them to be kind and conscientious. Kenny is a 4 year old wonder cat who likes love, play, food and water. Cahal and Justine looked after him perfectly. They were also tidy and respectful of our home. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for future positions."

Sara
"Justine has looked after my cat Joe in my absence many times over the last several years both in my home and her own home and he genuinely couldn't be in better hands. He is a Bengal and anyone familiar with this breed will know that they are very vocal and need a lot of attention which Justine has always been more than happy to provide! Both Cahal and Justine have again recently house/pet sit for us whilst we were on holiday for two weeks and Joe has clearly been very happy having them around (in fact I suspect he's disappointed that we've come home!). They both love animals and this will be apparent to anyone who sees the way they interact with them. On a personal note Justine and Cahal are a very relaxed, friendly couple who are extremely respectful of their surroundings. We not only arrived home to a very content cat but also an immaculately clean and tidy home. I have absolutely no hesitation in providing a reference for Justine and Cahal and am more than happy to be contacted if you wish to discuss any further information with me."

Vincent
"I would very much like to thank both Cahal and Justine for the love and attention that they gave our pets during our recent holiday to the USA. They both came very highly recommended, and any hesitation I may have had prior to them meeting Smokie, our rabbit and our three cats were soon dispelled when they turned up and instantly clicked with all four animals from the off! For the record, I have never seen Smokie enjoy being stroked so much and as one of our cats is totally blind, he requires a lot of attention and patience. Again, both Cahal and Justine came up trumps and before we knew it, they had befriended the animals as if they were their own and we knew that we could depart and enjoy our holiday without having any reservations. When we finally got back, the animals had all been fed and watered (and Smokie had been cleaned out particularly well) and it appeared as if they were treated better than if we hadn't gone anywhere! The house had been left spotless and both Justine and Cahal's demeanor and friendliness mean that we wouldn't think twice about using them again sometime in the future. I wish them both all the best for the future and know that we have made some genuine friends for life. I would be delighted to recommend them and their services and would be more than happy to confirm any details if anyone needs more clarification on just how good they are."

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