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ID: wei



Is / are:


Age group:

55 plus


Retired teacher

Preferred locations:

VIC (full regions list)

Reply rating:

3 stars

More information about this house sitter

I am known to be responsible, respectful, reliable and am a non-smoker.
I have owned a dog most of my adult life though recently needed to euthanize my 15.5 yr old golden retriever, a very difficult and emotional decision. Before her I had a Kelpie and before that a male golden retriever. All were rescue dogs.

I have basic farm experience as my parents had a stud sheep farm and my brother was a dairy farmer.

Loved my garden, though feed the crickets and possums more than me! I am a member of a garden club and enjoy pottering.

I own my home in WA, though it’s now rented as have recently retired and moved back to Melbourne. I was a head of middle school in Geraldton, WA for many years.
I am practical, careful and tidy, some would say perdantic!

I appreciate the trust placed in a house sitter, I was fortunate that my home and dog were cared for by the same couple for 5 years. And appreciated regular contact and photos so would do the same.

I did a short house sitting stint in Ireland in 2012 when o/s on long service leave. I had a teacher exchange to High River, Canada many years ago. Prior to buying my own home I spent 4 years house sitting for colleagues on long service leave. I share this info so you are aware I have house and pet sat before.
This year I have house sat 2 guinea pigs and 2 fish for 3 weeks, looked after a regional farmlet and 2 kelpies for a week and a lovely lab for a week and returning for a further 3 weeks.

I have a working with children card and a police clearance. I can provide work statements and testionals as well as a reference from a friend whose unit I often stayed at when in Perth.

Am interested in short term house sitting and open to regional as well as city homes.

At Streaky Bay WA January 2019
My Goldie 12 months ago
Holding my sisters 10 week old boarder collie puppy in late February 2019

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