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I am British/Australian, my partner David is Australian. We have returned to the UK to decide if or where we think we would like to settle for awhile. Though we are very hooked on this lifestyle!
We are not travellers or tourists, we just enjoy living in your area, hanging out with your pets and providing them with love and security, and experiencing what your locality has to offer.
We are a non smoking, no alcohol, vegetarian couple (our drugs of choice are coffee and chocolate!) We enjoy the quiet and slow pursuits of life.... walking, reading, yoga and meditation. David is an artist with an interest in British landscape. I am a Registered Nurse having a well earned break.
We have been pet/house sitting full time for over three years after selling our own home in Australia. Our sits have been within the UK and Australia, caring for a variety of pets, wildlife (including wallaby's!), gardens and pools. Please check out our endorsements, but there have been many other successful sits organised through word of mouth and facebook notice boards which are not reflected here.
We are quick to prioritise requirements, flexible and adapt to our new living spaces quickly, whether that is rural or urban. We aim to be of negative impact to the houses we visit or animals we are entrusted. More often than not we fall in love with both. We always feel so awed and grateful for your trust in us and do not charge for this reciprocal arrangement.
We have high standards of cleanliness and have respect for your property and privacy. We are both police checked UK/ Australia.
We drive and own a car and can get to remote locations, in fact we prefer these sits. We also love long sits!
We love this lifestyle choice, but also love animals....so while we are unable to own them ourselves we will love and care for your pets, and home, as if they were our own.
Our main objective is that you have a carefree holiday knowing your home and pets are in caring and capable hands.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Michelle and David
Michelle and David arrived as arranged. They are very pleasant, lovely people about whom I had no qualms leaving in charge of my house and my two cats. They kept in touch prior to arriving and during the sit. Both my house and my cats were in excellent condition on my return home, the house being left possibly better than they found it! My house plants were well looked after too, as were the birds. We were also given lots of helpful tips for our holiday as we were visiting their home area. ... MOREMichelle and David arrived as arranged. They are very pleasant, lovely people about whom I had no qualms leaving in charge of my house and my two cats. They kept in touch prior to arriving and during the sit. Both my house and my cats were in excellent condition on my return home, the house being left possibly better than they found it! My house plants were well looked after too, as were the birds. We were also given lots of helpful tips for our holiday as we were visiting their home area. Thank you very much and I would be very happy to have you back, anytime.
ALLISON (Westhill Scotland, Dec 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Michelle and Dave are super reliable and fastidiously clean. They looked after our pets and home for two winters and we were glad they were in such safe hands.
JONATHAN (Kirkcudbright Scotland, Nov 2019 - 5 months - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Michelle and David are a treasure! Felt so happy and comfortable leaving our home and pets in their capable hands. Lovely people and couldn't recommend them more highly.
JONATHAN (Kirkcudbright Scotland, Oct 2018 - 7 months - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Michelle and David were simply perfect housesitters. My dogs adored them and were taken out for lots of walks and adventures, and when I got home my house was sparkling!
Could not have asked for more!
JANE (Sudbury England, Oct 2018 - 10 days approx. )
Michelle and David are a lovely couple. They looked after our house for a month and on our return everything was spick and span!
SUE & SPYRO (Tunbridge Wells England, Aug 2018 - 4 weeks)
Michelle and David are really lovely people and perfect house sitters. They looked after our pets so well especially when our dog became poorly and we knew she was in very safe responsible hands. Everywhere left very clean and tidy. Thank you!
EMMA (Stockport England, Aug 2018 - 3 weeks)
Michelle and David took fanstastic care of the house and animals. I've never seen the dog looking so clean! he was well brushed and happy. We certainly felt we had left the house in safe and careful hands while we were away. Thanks
HELEN (Norwich England, Jul 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
Michelle and David were absolutely great at looking after our house, leaving it spotless, looking after three cats and caring for a large garden with endless pots in this hot hot weather. Would love you to look after our house in the future and I hope you both had a lovely time in our village. Ps A's father is ok and thank you for extending your visit to accommodate our extra days.
VAL (York England, Jun 2018 - 4 weeks)
Michelle and David are first class sitters and I would highly recommend them. They looked after our dog for 4 months and she couldn't have been happier or received better care. They are friendly and amenable and our home was left sparkling. I do hope they will consider returning to us next year.
AILEEN (Stranraer , Jun 2018 - 4 months)
Michelle and David are experienced house-sitters and know all the right questions to ask to ensure a pleasant experience for both parties. They took excellent care of our gardens which would have been a task given the hot weather experienced during their house sit. We returned to a perfectly clean house, Thank you both for cleaning my pantry and fridge out. Would highly recommend Michelle and David and hope they can come to sit with Marley another time.
TRACEY (West Pennant Hills NSW, Dec 2017 - 2 weeks)
From Aussie House Sitters
We could not be happier with house sitters than we were with Michelle and David, who looked after or house,and garden and two cats for a couple of weeks while we explored the south island of new Zealand. Everything was neat as a pin, the garden looks great and the cats are happy. They can come back anytime!
EMILE AND SHELAGH (Mollymook NSW, Nov 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
From Aussie House Sitters
My wife and I were very impressed with Michelle and David how they looked after our Golden Doodle Bailey. The house was very clean and tidy on our return. Michelle emailed us to let us know how Bailey was behaving. We would throughly recommend Michelle and David for house/dog sitting and have would have no hesitation in using their services again.
MARTIN (Apperley England, Sep 2017 - 1 week 3 day)
We were delighted when we met Michelle and David as they seemed reliable and trustworthy and caring for our dog. After 16 days away all was as left when we got back. The dog was very relaxed and the flat as we left it. They are a lovely caring couple and I hope they come and stay again.
DEIRDRE (Poole England, Sep 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Michelle and David looked after our Husky girls for a few weeks during the summer. We could not have asked for better couple to come to our house! The girls were happy and had all the love and attention they wanted. And we returned to a pristine house and a warm welcome from Michelle and David.
If you're looking for somebody to look after your pets, I would definitely recommend Michelle and David for the job!
ALEX (Acharacle Scotland, Jul 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
A house sitter provides loving, full-time, home-based pet-care while you're away.