I am a single, non-smoking professional currently working in South Melbourne , so would prefer not to be too far from public transport to get to/from work (or if Bayside I could drive). Having owned a house myself in the past I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained, and am a house proud person in general.
I love all animals and grew up with my house being nicknamed "the zoo" as we had dogs, chickens, ducks, Guinea pigs, rabbits, budgies, rats, fish and a galah! (As well as horses but they were not in our back garden). So am more than willing to sit with pets that need looking after. Though I had family dogs (schnauzers and boxers) growing up, when I moved out of home at 19 I had my first fur-baby, a red heeler who (despite being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age) I was lucky to have as part of my life for 13 years. I was devastated when she passed 6 years ago and really miss having that companionship and happiness that dogs bring to your life. I am not in a position to have another dog as yet (but do plan to soon) so love to look after house where I can get some doggy cuddles (or any other animal too!). As you would imagine a red heeler required regular walks and with her condition, regular medication and treatment. So I am well versed in the importance of both.
I have been housesitting for the past 18 months at various homes and am really enjoying trying out different neighbourhoods (which was one of my core reasons for doing this) and of course having the animal companionship. I am available for any length of house-sitting (longer the better) and can provide personal or professional references as required. I also have a police check which I can forward as required.
I am a responsible and reliable - and love a quiet environment. I'm a bit of a home body so would be around a lot to look after your property (and any pets) when I am not at work (which is normal Monday - Friday hours, no weekends)
I used to volunteer at Save-a-dog shelter so am used to rescue animals and their special requirement. I also grew up with Boxers and schnauzers, as well as having my own red heeler, so love and used to dogs of all sizes. In recent house sits i have looked after labs, boxers, kelpies, staffies, schnauzers, boston terriers, cairn terriers, bull terriers and mixed breeds. I have also been looking after cats ,chickens and rabbits
I look forward to hearing from you.