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Testimonials by our House Sitters

testimonial by Anica

“ Dear Mel and Sue, my complements for having had created such a wonderful website - it's by far one of the best on the market. Love the daily updates and how easy it is to navigate through it. I've only joined about three months ago. I live in WA and my initial attempts in finding a suitable 'house sit' position were directed towards NSW and Qld, because eventually I'd like to head over east. However that proved rather difficult in coordinating the dates to make it worthwhile. I then concentrated on WA and ever since doing that I've been very successful in finding beautiful home owners and their pets to 'house/pet sit' for. My services as a 'house sitter' are almost non stop booked until mid Sept. 2015. Am still hopeful to find suitable 'house sits' over east after September. A big 'Thank you' for all the great opportunities your website has presented me with.”

testimonial by Sylvia

“ Just wanted to say how much I love Mindahome. You guys do a first class job.  I recommend you to so many people.  I've had the best experience with the most wonderful animals and to me it's all about spreading the love. Just wanted to share that you have made me happy to be with wonderful animals - meet other terrific animal lovers and of course save money too. See.... What a fabulous thing you do. I hope your proud.  Nearly. 10 years I see.”

“ Good morning, we love Mindahome and have been blessed with meeting some wonderful people and looking after so many beautiful animals (pets). The Mindahome website is easy to navigate, and our enquiries are always promptly responded to. Thanks Sue & Mel for such a terrific service.”

testimonial by Judy & John

“ Hi, we have just finished a lovely sit for Jill & Geoff. 10 weeks at their property in Toowoomba and had the most lovely poodle " Oscar " he was just gorgeous, settled with us straight away, couple of chooks 2 eggs a day, guinnie fowls, horses, little bit cool, but Geoff left us plenty of wood so we were nice & comfortable, we have a return date in August 2015. ..looking forward to that. Cheers”

testimonial by Neal and Helen

“ Neal and I house sit in the Adelaide area each summer and have house sat/pet minded all over the place - suburbs and rural, had 2 horses, huge variety of dogs all shapes and sizes (all of whom we have fallen in love with), cats, chooks, fish and of course gardens.  At one house sit we had 2 Rottweilers, 1 Rotty/ridgeback cross and 1 staffy in a very small house and they all lived inside.  Another time we looked after 2 glorious dogs, who were both on special diets and meds in the Adelaide Hills.  I had to share the bed for 4 weeks with one of the dogs as that was how he normally slept, so our bed we shared.  He was a gentleman, and had a hilarious habit of falling out of bed when rolling over every now and then (he was a Hungarian Vitzler, with very long legs).  Neal had to sleep on our camp bed. We've had the pleasure of looking after such wonderful animals and lovely families and look forward to doing the same this coming summer.”

testimonial by Carol & Chris

“  As house sitters, we are delighted with the service offered by Mindahome compared to other sites we used previously. The number of sits available is great. Since registering in December 2014 we have already had several offers of house sits and look forward to many more!!!  Thank-you. ”

“ I have almost completed a house sit of six weeks in Perth for Carey W.  This was my first house sit and it has been excellent.  I have loved taking care of the house and the dogs and the cats....I had three dogs and five cats to look after - and it has been fascinating getting to know and understand them.  My son lives close by so it has been a win win situation!!  Thank you so very much for putting me in contact with my House sit.  I will certainly use your site again in the future.  I leave at the weekend to stay in the city and say goodbye to Perth and my new found friends and my Son of course - sadly - on Tuesday.  What memories I am taking back to England with me??? ”

Vivien P
testimonial by Ita & Andrew

“ Hi Mel and Sue, Wanted to say Mindahome is the best. Since we joined  last year we have met many lovely people, their beautiful pets and the diverse environments through our house sits.  We always get exited when we get a message for a sitting, looking forward to see more of Australia and meeting new people and their beautiful pets. Kindest regards ”

testimonial by Garry & Deborah R

“ We would like to congratulate Mindahome on the process that is in place.  We have been members only for about three months.  Since joining, we now have five property sits (acreage specialists) with two here in Tasmania and three consecutive sits over five months in Victoria from 24th may.  It has been necessary to decline a further seven applications during this time from property owners as their dates clash with our sitting commitments - most have asked can they contact us for later bookings.  We are very pleased to have selected Mindahome as our sitting provider.”

testimonial by Dale & Cathryn R

“   Hello Mel and Sue. We have only been back for 1 week and we have a 13 week house sit on the Gold Coast at Mermaid Beach in a million $ home with a pool and no maintenance. I cannot believe that you still only charge $49.00 per annum. If you put it up to $100.00 per annum, I for one would not complain. Great site. Thanks again. ”

testimonial by Michael

“   I'm pleased to have been a house-and-pet-sitter with Mindahome for almost one year. As I write these lines I am in my 5th house-sit, caring for 5 adorable cats, 5 chickens and 2 geese over the next 6 weeks! Joining Mindahome last year fulfilled a dream I had some years earlier. I have always loved cats and dogs, providing them the quality time and attention which they enjoy and appreciate. During the past year I have had some memorable experiences, mostly in Tasmania with two in New South Wales and one in Melbourne. I look forward to continuing my association with this highly reputable home-owner and house-sitter network! Much more information about Michael at this blog post: https://mindahome.com.au/blog/house-sitting-is-a-dream-come-true-for-michael/

testimonial by Ian & Stella M

“ We've been with Mindahome since June 2009 and have found your service to be excellent.  It would be hard to pick a favourite sit.   We have had some wonderful places, ranging from a sheep farm in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, to a house in Mosman with panoramic views over the Outer Harbour to the Heads, to a gorgeous house on the banks of the Nerang River overlooking Surfers Paradise, to inner city cottages in Melbourne and Adelaide.  Perhaps what we have enjoyed the most has been meeting so many charming people and looking after so many different pets, with their many different traits and personalities.”

Ian & Stella M - Victoria Millers
testimonial by Hamish

“ Hey g'day there Sue & Mel, Thought to send a quick thank you reply to the warm email sent recently. I've only joined MAHome and already on my first 'assignment', as I type away! Just thought to share with you how wonderful this idea is, and just how great the experience is helping not only myself - but the home / dog owners now on holiday. Hope you both have a great holiday / time off for the NYE also.”

Hamish - Melbourne, Vic Hamish Cameron
testimonial by Sheree

“ We're from the UK and have just returned from spending 2 months in Australia, where we are happy to report we had a very lovely 2.5week housesit secured through Mindahome. We are over the moon to have found Mindahome and have done nothing but rave about the whole experience.  Not only did it enable us to stay in a wonderful property, we made great friends with both the pets and owners.”

Sheree - London, United Kingdom

“ Thank you for your service,we have just completed our first house sit at Howard Springs Nt. A great experience taking care of Lissy and Ruby lovely dogs of the home owners. Leonie and Mark were great allowing us to have visitors over. We were so grateful to them for allowing us the first time experience of house sitting with their lovely four legged family and four chooks. Thanks to you all.  Lissy and Ruby are missed already as I don't need to be walked to day girls! Thank you all . Anne and Glenn House sitters Mindahome profile: https://mindahome.com.au/house-sitters-available/glennanne.5190.html

testimonial by Regards Sue O'D

“ Hello Mindahome, I had a very successful house minding experience in a lovely house in Hawthorne Brisbane for 5 weeks. The owner very kindly lent me a car and I was able to visit my grand children nearly every day.  ”

Regards Sue O'D - Queensland
testimonial by Unita

“ Have just finished 3 months away housesitting and have found this an exciting experience also giving me time to visit my family in 2 states. I normally travel between May and July each year for a break from Tasmania and have found this most enjoyable meeting nice people and some beautiful pets. Thanks for your site making it possible.”

Unita - Tasmania
testimonial by Patrick B

“ After 50 years I suddenly was a Widower. After an initial pause I found Mindahome and the opportunities you presented and I am so pleased I took you on. I have found over these past years that I have been able to meet so many people who after repeat visits to their farms and homes, have become friends. I have enjoyed animal company in the past with my own dogs, but here I found a much wider animal community which have given a purpose. I love working farms and domestic sits. Mindahome was the avenue to these places and I have not failed to be welcomed and I treat the property as my own so that is how the mutual respect has grown. Thank you Mindahome I will stay with you as long as I can.”

Patrick B - Mornington Vic.

“ Thanks for the reminder. I have now resubscribed to Mindahome for another 12 months. Your system works as we have secured two housesits totalling 15 months from the end of June 2011. Thanks for providing a great service.”

Ric & Maxine T
testimonial by Lyn & Don M.

“ Mindahome has become a regular and welcome email in our morning mailbox. It's amazingly varied in its opportunities, and very careful in its screening. Furthermore the membership fees are reasonable. Basically we've found one or two regular owners that have proved special and we've been landslided with offers that we wish we could fulfil. Lovely people and great venues. Occasionally we see optimistic advertisements (in effect "slaves wanted") but they're an amusement and I'd imagine attract no response. We'll remain with Mindahome because, after trying most if not all of them, it's proved the best by far for our requirements and at a fair cost. Highly recommended. ”

“ Hello to all at Mindahome, Just a note to express how impressed we are by your site. We only joined early this year & have had 5 very enjoyable housesits in Queensland, we have met some lovely people with such nice pets. We plan to continue to tour around this magnificent country minding pets & homes as we go, minding the pets is such a bonus as we love them all!  Cheers, Leonie & Don.”

“ Hi Mindahome, I have just renewed our subscription and wanted to take the opportunity to say how pleased we are with the service! I am always raving about Mindahome to others. Our experiences so far have been overwhelmingly positive -lovely people and pets in a variety of places.  We have only done 3 stints so far over about 3 years but this is what suits us.  We have had to knock back a surprising number of offers - if only we had more time......  our only bad experience was having our car broken into in Perth in the drive way of the house, and that could be put down to the naivety of country people not putting the car in the yard!! Thanks again ”

Dorothy V - Victoria Empty Nesters

“ Just letting you know that I have renewed my subscription for another 12 months. Your system has worked well for us. We have had enough sits to keep us happy and have had to say no to more than we expected!”

Margaret T

“ I just wanted you to know that this evening we spoke with the owner of the property at Woorooloo and are hopefully meeting with them in the next few days. They sound fabulous and are English the same as ourselves. Even if it doesn't work out in the end, I just wanted to thank you so very much for giving us such a helpful and positive experience. We've only been members for a few weeks!”

Vanessa A
testimonial by Joanna S

“ Dear Admin Staff I just want to let you know that I will no longer be needing to house sit. Many thanks for your service.  It has been a good experience. I think your agency is one of the best in Australia. I very much appreciated the daily update on email of the new listings. Also your site was really easy to use. Kind regards and all the best in 2014 ”

Joanna S

“ Hello there. Thanks to Mindahome, we are now booked up until end of May. Thanks for this opportunity. We are getting a lot of direct emails asking us to sit and at least one has suggested we change our availability details to save them contacting us, so I did.”

Judith and Ken C