We are an Energetic, Versatile, Well Travelled Retired Business couple (Corporate, Farming, Tourist Industry) with Seventeen years House/Pet sitting experience in New Zealand,Qld, NSW, W.A. & SA: and a houseswap in Scotland. References and Police Clearance available. More reference available than are on site. Also photos of pets we have loved.
We've loved and cared for a variety of precious pets including Dogs: Bishon, Toy Poodles, Spoodles, West Highland Terrier, Jack Russell,Labrador, Collie, Huntaway, Beagle etc Cats: British Shorthair, Tonkinese, Burmese, Birman, Bombay & Moggies. Alpacas, Donkeys, Sheep, chickens & Cattle (On a Two Thousand acre Farm - with help). We'd love the opportunity to care for yours. Familiar with Swimming Pools & Security Alarms, we are also happy to take business calls,clear mail boxes etc. Brian was born in NZ and Margaret in Scotland but have lived in Queensland for many years. We have also lived in USA, Melbourne and Adelaide.
We enjoy exploring new places and had a wonderful 5 month world tour Feb-June 2008, A 5 month tour of Europe including a river cruise - Basel to Vienna, a 2 month home-swap in Scotland in Early/mid 2011, we spent 5 weeks touring USA. Late Dec 2011 we cruised to NZ where we spent 2 months housesitting and catching up with family we spent 2 months in USA and in Sept 2013 we spent 2 weeks cruising in Vietnam, & Cambodia followed by 2 weeks in Bali. Easter 2014 We housesat in NZ & again for same family for Christmas/NY . & In 2015 We spent 6 weeks exploring parts of Australia: Canberra Floriade, Phillip Island, Gt Ocean Road, Katoomba etc. In 2014 We also did a 4 week hobby farm sit in Margaret River area then spent 4 weeks exploring W.A. & relocating a camper-van from Perth to Adelaide across the Nullarbor. We have also housesat in Canberra and currently sit for a couple of families on the Queensland Gold Coast. We enjoyed a 3 week drive around NSW - Sydney - for the Vivid Festival, Blue Mtns, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour.
Oct/Nov 2018, Margaret spent 2 months visiting family in Scotland then a few days in Dubai negotiating the city on her own.
As of 2019, We have just completed a 2 week sit on the Gold Coast, were booked for a 3 week sit in Melbourne which, unfortunately, the owners had to cancel, and are now booked for 3 weeks in another sit on the GC in Mid May-June.
We are flexible and open to offers. Brian is an ex Rotarian and we are currently members of Probus & U3A. Our Motto is "Life - Be in It". We are Non- Smokers, real "Foodies". Enjoy Boating, Fishing & Bushwalking. We have had pets in the past as part of the family but with our current lifestyle and love of travel, we choose to care for other people's pets, then like much loved grandchildren - hand them safely back to "mum and dad". We own our comfortable home in Queensland and are excellent housekeepers.
Our grandddaughter is in her final year of Medicine at ANU Canberra so we are always happy to consider sits there. Also in Auckland NZ where we also have family.
If you are looking for a capable couple who guarantee they will look after your home as they do their own. We'd love to hear from you.