We are a retired fun-loving couple with excellent references (we can provide these if requested), Including Police checks.
We are both young at heart non-smokers. Gayle (58) was with her employer, Qantas, for 36 years as cabin crew, which has allowed her to travel extensively, appreciate new cultures and experiences.
Christian (61) is a retired Church Minister and Teacher of English to refugees and migrants, but loves nothing more than to play guitar and write songs.
Between us we have a passion for music, Latin dancing, animal welfare, travel, painting, fitness, local cuisine and volunteering in third world countries.
We have now completed a number of house/pet sits and know this is what we want to do for the rest of our lives.
Why we want to house sit:
Because we have the opportunity and flexibility to travel, having worked for an airline, we can travel to any location in Australia at short notice. We are passionate about all animals and want to give them the care and love they require and deserve within their own home environment.
Gayle has just completed a Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour with ISCP in London,, and also holds a Certificate in dog CPR and First Aid. This will bring a greater experience to some of the more challenging pet/house sits.
Gayle is now continuing her studies by doing online courses delivered by a UK dog expert. Whilst Christian is writing songs for pets and their owners.
We have owned pets all of our lives and have had a wide variety of animals who have lived to healthy, happy old age.
We both volunteer at an animal shelter in Qld, Australia, re-homing animals and beach walking dogs that are awaiting new homes.
We both operate the hydro-bath for rescue dogs every Saturday and Gayle grooms stray dogs who have been brought into the center.
We also sponsor a pen at the Animal Welfare League, with our own rescue Poodle, Chico's name on the plaque.
He recently passed away in July 2017 but has left a huge paw print in our hearts. RIP
We understand that animals are not just pets, but family, and we can ensure you, your animals will enjoy our company while we provide the necessary care according to your needs and desires.
We also bring 38 years of travel experience to the role, we are good in a crisis and both have First Aid Training.
We own two properties in Australia which we maintain ourselves, taking pride in each one. So we understand how you would need to feel confident in leaving your home and precious belongings with a trusted housesitter.
Also you will be leaving your beloved animals in the hands of people who care and who hope to become your friends in the future.
We offer constant communication via the internet so you can still be a part of what your pets are doing whilst you are away from them.
We look forward to hearing from you.
As at 07/07/18 our list of animals we have looked after include. (From an International pet/house sitting site)
Private house/pet sits for family and friends. (References available)
Guinea Pigs 1.
We found Gayle and Chris to be the best sitters we have ever had . They are a very nice couple and we will certainly ask them to look after our dogs and the house again.
Both Bonnie and Winston had a better time than we did going on our short break. I"m sure they will miss them. Will definitely ask Gayle and Chris to come back, sooner rather than later!
Thank you so much!!
Gayle and Chris were wonderful dogsittters for our beloved Roxi and Indy. I would most definitely recommend them and use them again. Our pooches miss them!
Dog First Aid, Diploma in Canine Behaviour, Handyman and gardening services around the home, Home and pet owners all our lives, grief counselling for those who have lost pets.
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