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House Sitters - Perth

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 4th Oct, 2015.

  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hi All

    Looking for a recommendation, anyone know of any good house sitters in Perth.

    I used a house sitter last year, she was perfect, however now living o/seas.

    I could go professional house sitter only if I must.

    Also, must love and walk dogs.

    MTR:)
     
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    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Curious, if house sitters are worth it if you didn't have pets?
     
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    What would that consist of exactly?
    Coming regularly to clean the mail, mow the lawn, keep the house tidy so it looks inhabited? I am not familiar with this.
    Wouldn't you be worried they would go through your stuff in your absence?

    Any ideas of the cost? That could be something to consider if away for a while.
     
  5. itinerantotter

    itinerantotter New Member

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    This lady does house and pet sitting in Perth and comes highly recommended : http://lizlennon.com/
    cheers

    Otter
     
  6. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    thanks:)
     
  7. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    2 weeks Jan 2016 and if available 6 weeks in June
     
  8. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think so, collect mail etc
    But main reason my dogs, I won't place them in kennels
     
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    most services free
    I have used this before, check references, police clearance etc

    Some people are professional house sitters, free rent
     
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  10. geoffw

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    There are house sitting websites- some of them specialise in pet care sitting. There's a few, Google "housesitting". Kathryn from Canada, who with her husband Rob used to be a part of the forum, used a web site to find houses to sit in order to travel. The good ones have a big range of sitters to choose from, and some have star ratings.
     
  11. Rumplestiltskin

    Rumplestiltskin Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest getting someone who is actually working.
    If they aren't, they are just bums who don't want to pay the true price of being a bum.
    I've also heard that house sitting is popular in the porn industry although that shouldn't be too much of an issue in Australia.