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72, Retired

72, Retired

Louise

Experienced House Sitter, Kind and Caring, Loves all Pets.


I am retired.
I have been a Wildlife Carer caring for native animals and returning them to the bush.
I have provided foster care for cats and kittens for the local Cat Haven, Shenton Park WA.
At home I have cared for my own and my children's pets - rabbits, guinea pigs, a fish, a dog, cats and three chooks.
I was brought up on a farm and have looked after all sorts of farm animals.
I am also registered with Mad Paws Pet Boarding here in Perth and have cared for several dogs (many repeat bookings) in my home.
Please contact me for a link to see my Mad Paws profile and reviews.
I have done many house sits in Australia and some overseas, in Ireland, England, France and New Zealand.
I have looked after all sorts of pets. Lots of dogs and cats plus rats, lizards, fish, llamas, hens and more.
Non Smoker National Police Clearance - new one applied for 2/11/2021
I have worked in Real Estate as a Temp Property Manager, the work included carrying out Rental Inspections, Property Condition Reports and showing houses to prospective tenants. I was trustworthy and responsible as I was entering an owner's/tenant's home without them being present.
Education - Bachelor of Arts [Fine Art History] Diploma of Graphic Design

HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE 2011 to 2024
(Includes Reviews)

October 20 to November 12 2023
Broome WA
Looked after the home and two dogs.
REVIEW: Louise, Where do I begin...
Thank you so much for looking after our fur babies while we were away for 3 weeks. Your daily photos of your walks and fun times provided us with a lot of reassurance! Thank you for taking them out everyday and keeping active - they haven't gained any weight which was my biggest concern as you know .
I also want to thank you for leaving our home clean and tidy.
We would recommend you to anyone looking for someone to take good care of their pets and home!
Thank you again for your help.
Anna

July 9 2023 to August 4 2023
Galan, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Looked after the home, a German Shepherd dog and two old horses.
Fed and took the dog for walks. Made up a bowl of mash three times a day for the older horse and gave him his tablets each evening. Gave the younger horse a carrot and apple each day. Kept the feeding area in the stable swept and cleaned away horse poo in the stable and yard. Made sure the younger horse had his fly mask on and retrieved it from the field and put it back on him if he had rubbed it off. Gave the horses some grooming.
Mowed the lawn with a ride on mower. Watered the inside and outside pot plants.
REVIEW: The horses were well looked after and they looked well and happy. Rex the dog also looked well and fit, he certainly enjoyed his walks, as I had not been able to take him out due to my hip.
I would use them both again. they were very kind to me, and replaced the food they had eaten.
Denise

April 14 2023 to April 16 2023
Cared for a small dog and two shy cats.
Applecross WA
REVIEW: Louise house sat for us while we had a weekend away.
She cared for our affectionate Chihuahua and our two cats, - one very shy, one not so shy. The little dog didn’t leave her side and both cats emerged to sit with her and get strokes and chin scratches.
It was good to get photos of our fur babies looking relaxed and happy.
Chris and Kassy

February 23 2023 to March 20 2023 Williams, WA
Cared for three dogs, one cat, 19 hens, the garden and kept an eye on the two horses and eight cattle.
REVIEW: Louise house sat for us for three weeks from the end of February till the middle of March.
Our house is on a farming complex situated 23kms from the nearest town. Louise was asked to stay in our house, water the garden, feed the chickens and care for three dogs, which involved feeding them and taking them for a run each day.
While Louise was here, she had to deal with a power outage, that meant no water supply to the house, as well as no power. There was also a major water crisis, where there was no water supply to the house for several days that she had to manage, with assistance from the farm manager.
Louise did an amazing job in caring for our house and surrounds, and all the animals were very well cared for. We are very grateful for all that she did in caring for everything in our absence and keeping us informed each day with photos of garden and animals.
With thanks,
Jenny and Doug

December 18 2022 to January 14 2023 Balgowlah, NSW
Cared for two dogs and the home.
REVIEW: Louise and her husband were amazing house sitters. This was our first time with mind a home and I would do this again. They were kind caring resourceful and communicated regularly with us. They assisted with access to the house for maintenance and were really attentive to our dogs. The house was left beautifully tidy and the dogs were really happy. It made our holiday really enjoyable and we felt comfortable knowing our house and dogs were in the best care possible.
Best skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual, Resourceful

September 17 to September 26 2022 Clyde North, Victoria
Looked after the home, one dog and three cats.

July 3 to July 20 2022 Green Range, Western Australia (Repeat farm sit)
Looked after the small farm, a horse, and an old dog. Kept an eye on the ewes and their lambs.

December 31 2021 to January 6 2022 Caravonica, Cairns Qld
Cared for one dog, some fish, plants and the home.

December 21 to December 31 2021 Kanimbla, Cairns Qld
Cared for two large dogs and the home and garden.
REVIEW: Louise housesat and pet sat for us for 10 days.
Our 2 dogs were well looked after and looked happy in the photos that Louise sent us.
The house was left clean and tidy, even the sheets and towels had been washed.
We would recommend Louise as a house/pet sitter to anyone looking and would gladly have her housesit again.
Barbara

12th July to 16th August 2021 Albany WA
Cared for a small dog, two fish and the home.
REVIEW: Louise looked after our house and dog when we travelled to New Zealand for five weeks earlier this year.
Louise was recommended through a friend, and I shall be forever appreciative. We never had the chance to meet face to face as we live 400 kms away but that never caused a problem. Louise's approach was very professional, sending me through the necessary questionnaire forms in plenty of time. She could readily answer any queries I had, and we chatted by phone a few times to clear up any matters.
My dog was extremely happy with her care, I know this not because he told me but because she frequently sent me photos of him lounging, sleeping, making friends and going for lovely walks. I also know that he was a bit out of sorts when we got back because he missed her!
Our house was just as we left it, neat and tidy and lawns mowed.
Our thanks to Louise and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a preferred house sitter. In fact, I believe our friends in New Zealand have requested her to come and sit for them next year!
Thanks Louise, Raj looks forward to us going away again and hopes you can come and visit.

26th Feb 2021 to 5th March 2021 Tweed Heads, NSW
Cared for two Labradors, two cats and the home.

22nd August 2020 to 5th Sept 2020 Kununurra WA
Cared for 17 lovely hens and 29 lively chickens and the home.
REVIEW: Louise and partner were great house sitters. She really looked after the chooks well. My house was cleaner on my return than when I left. She kept sending me pictures of my lovely chookies so that I knew they were safe. It was really fantastic to have her look after my home.

7th June 2020 to 7 July 2020 Cottesloe WA (repeat house sit).
Cared for two 'challenging' rescue dogs and four rescue chooks and the home.

28 Feb to 1 March 2020 St Helens Park NSW
Repeat housesit
Cared for two Terrier dogs and the home.
REVIEW: Miss Sophie and Billy said to say good morning and that they are missing you very much. I would also like to say thank you so much for everything, you make it so easy for us to go away.

28 Nov to 2 Dec 2019 Applecross WA (repeat house sit)
Looked after two indoor cats, the pot plants and the apartment.

14 Aug to 28 Aug 2019 Barnet, United Kingdom
Cared for three dogs, three chickens, the garden and the home.
REVIEW: Louise & Andy looked after our three rescue dogs and our chickens while we holidayed in Hungary this year. They came the week before to meet the dogs and to see how everything worked in the house so on the morning of our departure we could leave nice and early. They kept in touch whilst we were away sending pictures etc. and on our return had left the house super clean and tidy, all the animals were very happy and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to look after your property and pets. We would certainly have them to stay again! Thank you Louise & Andy.

22 July to 2 Aug 2019 Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Cared for three cats, the garden and the home.
REVIEW: Louise and her husband were completely fabulous sitters. Our 3 cats were so well looked after, they looked happy and contented on our return. Our house looked cleaner coming home than it did before we left. Louise had washed our bed linen and towels too. We had some flowers, chocolates and wine on the worktop for our arrival home. They went above and beyond our expectations and we felt completely at ease leaving our precious fur babies in their care. Thank you so much Louise.

June 1 to June 15 2019, Blackman's Bay Tasmania
Cared for four cats, two birds and the home.

March 29 to April 7 2019 North Parramatta NSW
Cared for three indoor cats and the apartment.
REVIEW: Apart from being a lovely lady, Louise was wonderful with my 3 cats - they couldn't have been in better hands! Even my grouchy Oscar would let her pat him!

March 22 to March 26 2019 St Helens Park NSW
Cared for two terrier dogs and the home.
REVIEW: We were very happy with Louise Our dogs were very well looked after. She would send us updates and photos of our dogs Our house was kept clean I think it was cleaner than when we left. We were very comfortable. We would be very happy to have Louise again. Thank you so much again for everything Louise.

Feb 7 to Feb 16 2019 Applecross WA
Looked after two indoor cats and the apartment.

November 8 to November 19 2018 Margaret River, WA
Looked after a house on a seven acre block, watered garden plants, fruit trees and vegetables and cared for a lovely old Maremma Border Collie cross dog. Took the dog for some pleasant strolls through the trees on the property.
REVIEW: Thank you for the fabulous job you did for our house, garden and dog. Liz

August 4 to August 12 2018 Jam Jerrup, Victoria.
Looked after the house and a cat.
REVIEW: Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers. The house was lovely and tidy. It was so nice to come home to. Thanks again.

June 20 to July 29 2018 Cottesloe, Perth.
Looked after the house, two very old Blue Heelers and four rescue chooks.
REVIEW: Thank you for looking after our girls and boys. Everything looks great. How did you get the stove so shiny and clean? Thank you again for looking after everything so well. Barry

June 2 to June 28 2018 Albany, WA. Looked after two house cats and a Golden Retriever. Took the Retriever for long walks along the beach, river, bay and lakes.
REVIEW: Thanks for looking after my pets and house so well. Getting the regular updates and photos was great. Thanks again for your care. Toni

Sept 25th to Sept 29th 2017 Toodyay (return house sit). Looked after a small farm, eleven Ragdoll cats (six were kittens), three alpacas, one dog, two guinea fowl and ten hens.

Sept 9th to Sept 25th 2017 Wembley Downs, Perth. Looked after the home and Jack the cheeky cat.

10th Aug to 24th Aug 2017 Nelson, New Zealand. Looked after the home, a three year-old Border Collie and two 18 year-old cats. We took the dog for two walks each day and gave the cats a daily pat or two and some grooming as they sat in their bed on the sunny window sill.

3rd July - 12 July 2017 Dunsborough WA. Looked after the home and one dog. Walked the dog daily. The dog had diabetes and I was required to give him daily insulin injections.

April 14 to April 17 2017 Kalgoorlie WA. Looked after the home and two dogs. Took out the bins.
REVIEW: We had Louise and her husband come and look after our home and dogs for the Easter long weekend,. We were very lucky to have such lovely and kind people look after our dogs which allowed us to enjoy our weekend away with the peace of mind that everything was taken cared for at home. Many thanks Jenna

Feb 24 to March 5 2017 Bunbury WA. Looked after home and two dogs. Walked the dogs, watered plants, brought in the mail, took out the bins.

Jan 27 to Feb 7 2017 Lower King WA. (return house sit). Looked after house, garden and a young Border Collie dog.

Jan 23 to Jan 26 2017 Toodyay (return house sit). Looked after a small farm, seventeen Ragdoll cats (eight were baby kittens), three alpacas, one dog, two guinea fowl and ten hens.

Aug 15 to Sept 5 2016 Green Range WA (return house sit). Looked after small farm, one horse, sheep, chooks and a sheepdog.
REVIEW: Elaine, Green Range
Louise has house sat for us on 4 occasions now. We require a responsible sitter as we are in a rural location and need someone to be on the property not only to care for our animals, 1 horse, 10 chickens, 1 old dog, and 100 sheep, but also for security reasons. Louise is very capable at caring for the animals checking the water and feeding out hay when required. Louise also is needed to pump water for the garden which requires starting a stationary motor at a dam to pump water to the garden tank at the house. We are always happy to have Louise house sit for us as we know that the farm is in safe hands. She is our preferred sitter.

July 1 to July 30 2016 Albany, Western Australia. Cared for two Border Collies, chooks and one axolotl.
REVIEW: Garry - Albany WA Sit Date: July 2016
If you are after a fantastic house sitter Louise is the person you are looking for. Louise sat our house, dogs, chooks and axolotl on our 18 acre rural property for 4 weeks. Her communications before, during and after the sit were brilliant. The house was spotless when arrive home and there were even fresh flowers on the table. We had the holiday of our life knowing the house was in great hands. Thanks Louise!!

June 25 to June 29 2016 Toodyay. Looked after a small farm, seven Ragdoll cats, three alpacas, one dog, two guinea fowl and hens.
REVIEW: Return house sit requested for 2017: "It's Norm here from Toodyay. You sat for us 25th June and did a spectacular job! Are you interested / able to do a short one again for us from 23rd to 26th January next year?"

Sept 27 to Oct 17 2015 La Celle-en-Morvan, Burgundy, France.
Cared for two cats and 'minded' the owner's campsite for three weeks. (the campsite was closed)

Apr 11 to Apr 25 Hillarys, Perth. Looked after a cheeky Chihuahua. Feeding and company

Mar 26 to Apr 7 Hillarys Perth. Looked after a Corgi dog. Feeding, walkies and company.

Mar 4 to Mar 9 2015 Lower Snug Tasmania. Looked after the home, watered vegetables and pot plants, fed, walked and brushed a Maremma dog, checked hay and water for 4 llamas and 3 sheep, fed and let out/locked up 12 chooks and fed and cuddled 2 rats.
REVIEW: Hi Louise (and Andy), thanks for looking after our place so beautifully! It was a pleasure to come home to a clean and happy household. Phoenix looked very fluffy and well fed. The rats were very happy to see us too. I hope you enjoyed yourselves and it wasn't too cold! Thanks again :-)

Feb 28 to March 1 2015 Kinglake, Victoria. Spent three days with a cat breeder in Melbourne. My duties included combing the fluffy cats, feeding and socialising with the kittens, holding the scratchy, bitey end of the male cats while the lady washed their tails. I was also an 'assistant midwife' and held the paw of a lovely cat while she gave birth to seven kittens.

Jan 20 to Jan 30 2015 Karrinyup WA. Looked after house, one large dog, one Weiro, the garden, eight fish and two Motorbike frogs for 10 days.

Dec 2014/Jan 2015 Lower King WA. Looked after house, garden and a very old Border Collie dog for 11 days. The dog required 6 medications three times daily and constant observation as her back legs sometimes didn't work. The dog was quite alert and happy at the end of the house sit on January 8th 2015.
REVIEW: Corinn Lower King
Louise did an excellent job of looking after our home and our very old border collie, including giving numerous medications. House was clean, dog was happy and garden was in better shape than when we left. Will ask Louise to house / pet sit again in the future with our young border collie.

Oct 14 to Nov 9 Dunsborough WA. Looked after the home, watered plants, kept gardens tidy for 4 weeks.

April 2014 Green Range WA Looked after small farm, farm animals and sheepdog.
REVIEW: Louise and Andy house sat for us for three weeks in April 2014. We have a small farm east of Albany WA with two horses, sheep, hens and a dog. They fed the stock hay, checked the water and generally kept an eye on them. They fed our dog and took her for good long walks to the mailbox to fetch the mail, a two kilometre round trip. Louise looked after the hens, especially Blackie the hen who was due to hatch thirteen eggs. Thirteen chickens hatched and Louise cared for Blackie and her clutch and kept them and the other hens safe from the local fox. The house was kept very clean and tidy and the garden watered.
When we returned from our holiday it was good to know our house and animals had been well cared for.
Elaine

September 2013 Corofin, County Clare, Ireland. Looked after the home and 2 dogs and 2 cats - 2 weeks
REVIEW: Dear Louise, Thank you for leaving everything so spic and span and even washing the sheets!
I really appreciate that the animals were so well looked after. Glad, too, that you enjoyed your time here. Take care and enjoy the remainder of your trip. All the best, Patricia.

July 2012 Northbridge WA. Looked after home and two furry creatures, 1 dog and 1 cat 10 days
REVIEW: "Two little furry creatures and I say thank you for taking care of them. Both they and the garden are flourishing, so thank you very much for your care."

June 2012 Leederville WA. Fed 8 outdoor fish, maintained water levels and cleared ponds. 4 weeks.

April 2012 Scarborough WA. Looked after home, 2 cats and 6 fish for 4 weeks.

March 2012 Dunsborough WA. Looked after the home, watered plants, kept gardens tidy for 2 weeks.

January 2012 Narrogin WA. Cared for 14 chooks, a dog, 2 cats and checked the sheep's water for 1 week.
REVIEW: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN We would like to vouch for Louise as a house sitter On our return from a week's holiday we found everything in order. plants watered and happy animals. We are very happy to recommend her to home owners as a house sitter.
Jefferson and Barbara

January 2012 Mahogany Creek WA Cared for two cats and a dog, collected mail and papers, watered plants and walked the dog daily for 1 week.

December 2011 Leederville WA Cared for fish and watered plants for 1 week.

Reviews (7)
It was such a pleasure to have Louise sit for Oliver and Oscar. I got a kind vibes from our video call which were confirmed when we met. Louise took great care of the boys and my home and make an effort to ensure everything was clean, tidy and washed when I returned, which I was very grateful for. The cute photos and updates were also very much appreciated, and I returned home to two content boys, maybe even slightly sad because I was back and Louise had left! Would gladly welcome ... MORE
 
PRITHI (Waverley NSW, Mar 2024 - 3 nights) From Aussie House Sitters
Louise was absolutely amazing! She looked after our 3 babies like they were her own. Louise sent photos of our animals and kept us updated daily. Louise left the apartment absolutely spotless with clean sheets on the beds and all bedlinen washed and hung out to dry. This makes it so much easier when arriving back from a long journey. Louise even emptied the bins. So much appreciated! I would recommend Louise any time and look forward to her coming back to our home.
 
SAMANTHA (Bellevue Hill NSW, Mar 2024 - 2 nights) From Aussie House Sitters
Louise and partner were great house sitters. She really looked after the chooks well. My house was cleaner on my return than when I left. She kept sending me pictures of my lovely chookies so that I knew they were safe. It was really fantastic to have her look after my home.
 
FRANCES (Kununurra WA, Aug 2020 - 2 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Louise We were very happy with Louise Our dogs were very well looked after She would send us updates and photos of our dogs Our house was kept clean I think it was cleaner than when we left We were very comfortable We would be very happy to have Louise again Thank you so much again for everything Louise
 
JEANETTE (St Helens Park NSW, Mar 2019 - 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Wonderful house sitters! They looked after our kitty so well and sent us photos of him looking very happy. The house was clean and tidy. They were very easy going and helpful.
 
ROBYNNE (Jam Jerrup VIC, Aug 2018 - 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating We had Louise and her husband come and look after our home and dogs for the Easter long weekend,. We were very lucky to have such lovely and kind people look after our dogs which allowed us to enjoy our wknd away with the peace of mind that everything was taken cared for at home. Many thanks Jenna
JENNA (South Kalgoorlie WA, Apr 2017 - 3 days) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating If you are after a fantastic house sitter Louise is the person you are looking for. Louise sat our house, dogs, chooks and axolotl on our 18 acre rural property for 4 weeks. Her communications before, during and after the sit were brilliant. The house was spotless when arrive home and there were even fresh flowers on the table. We had the holiday of our life knowing the house was in great hands. Thanks Louise!!
GARRY (Albany WA, Jul 2016 - 4 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
 
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