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Charlotte

Experienced Vet (10+ years)

Sydney
13 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 4 days ago
Last contacted today
Last active today
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<22h
Response time
100%
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House Sitting
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Charlotte

Hello! We are a British professional couple living and working in Sydney and are very experienced house and pet sitters, having house-sat almost back to back for the past year and a half!

We are currently on our 32nd house sit! (references available in the skills section below)

Charlotte is a veterinarian with over 10 years experience and has worked in the whole spectrum of veterinary practices from companion animals, exotic pets and out-of-hours emergency work to farm, equine, zoo and wildlife; as you can imagine she is more than happy to care for all of your pets, domestic or more exotic!

Jon has a particular affinity for dogs and cats, with many fond memories of much-loved family pets from his childhood; he loves nothing more than enjoying a walk (or run!) on the beach with a happy canine companion, or snuggling up on the sofa with a contented cat.

We are very clean, tidy, non-smokers and proud homeowners (in the UK) and will respect and look after your home and garden in the same manner as our own. Garden, houseplant and pool care or any other household tasks you need taken care of are no trouble.

We pride ourselves on making home owners feel comfortable and reassured that their furry and feathery friends are in great hands, providing regular updates and beautiful photos - and leaving an immaculate home ready for your return.

Charlotte's services

At your home

House Sitting
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
40 AUD
/night
Home Visits
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
50 AUD for two visits a day
25 AUD
/day

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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House Sitting
Katrina, 2020-01-22

Charlotte and John are fantastic dog sitters..Our two dogs loved their company, regular photos and updates kept us informed. They are both talented photographers so the photos are amazing! We’ve booked them again already for our next break.

House Sitting
Jessica, 2019-12-26

Charlotte and Jon took fantastic care of our pets while we were away.

They sent us regular updates, photos, and it seemed like our pets were very happy and comfortable with them! One of our cats has diabetes and they took great care of her. The house was spotless upon our return.

We would warmly recommend them to anyone. Thank you again!

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Charlotte is a UK qualified Veterinarian with over 10 years of experience since graduation and has further qualifications in exotic animals and zoo medicine.

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House sitting reference from Virginia (Mosman) (contact details available on request):

Jon & Charlotte house sat our home in Mosman for one month in July 2018. This was our first experience with house sitters and we weren't sure what to expect, but our faith was well rewarded - they proved to be outstanding caretakers. As well as walking and feeding our three-year-old German shepherd and feeding our five-year-old British Blue cat, Jon & Charlotte looked after our six-bedroom home as if it was their own. When we returned, the house was immaculate - freshly vacuumed and dusted, plants watered, all the sheets and towels washed and replaced - even the fridges were sparkling. While we were overseas, Jon sent regular updates on our pets and alerted us to any important looking mail that we were expecting. It gave us great peace of mind knowing our beloved pets were in the care of a veterinarian and her partner who so obviously genuinely love animals. We were truly touched by an amazingly lifelike pencil portrait Charlotte drew of our dog as a thank you gift (and amazed at her many talents!). Both Jon & Charlotte are very easy going and enjoyable company. Our neighbours have commented on how friendly they were, with several asking for their details for future house-sitting opportunities.

I would also be delighted to provide verbal references for Jon & Charlotte.

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House sitting reference from Keira (Bondi Beach) (contact details available on request):

I highly recommend Charlotte and Jon as outstanding house and pet sitters. Charlotte and Jon are a trustworthy, caring, communicative, and reliable couple who graciously took care of my senior dog for three weeks whilst I was overseas. Due to his age, my dog requires some special care including the administration of medication and I feel incredibly lucky to have found Charlotte and Jon. They were thorough and diligent in understanding his requirements and quirky character and I felt completely at ease knowing he was in their very capable hands. Any pet would be fortunate to have experienced and knowledgeable animal lovers like Charlotte and Jon look after them - my dog was sad to see them go. Their kind and attentive nature extend beyond animals, as they took great care of my flat while they stayed here. It was wonderful to come home to a clean house and a happy dog! I'd be happy to be contacted as a reference for Charlotte and Jon and couldn't recommend them more. Thanks so much guys!

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House sitting reference from Alex & Fred (Five Docks) (contact details available on request):

Thanks so much for leaving the house so clean and tidy, thanks too for your lovely card! We really appreciate you looking after Bluey who is now chilled out on the back deck! We really appreciate the time you took looking after her and for being so accommodating with us coming and going for the week you were here. You have been perfect house sitters and we enjoyed having you around! Please keep in touch. We will be happy to recommend you to other potential homeowners, should they wish to contact me for a reference.

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House sitting reference from Claire and Tony (Marrickville) (contact details available on request):

Jon and Charlotte were incredible housesitters. Our place was immaculately well kept & tidy, and they took the time to care for our garden as well as our pet rabbit, Winston, sharing us updates on him regularly while we were overseas. I would highly recommend them as housesitters, and I am happy to clarify any further questions you may have.

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House sitting reference from Shannon and Pete (Mosman):

We could not recommend Charlotte and Jon highly enough. This was our first pet sitting experience and needless to say we are very happy and will continue to use the service especially with people like Jon and Charlotte.

Why did we have such a great experience?

Our little pooch Frankie absolutely loved them. They took such great care of her - frequent walks and constant love and attention. We know she loved them because when we returned home she was so relaxed and happy, when we have picked her up from kennels in the past she has been nervous and anxious and has taken a few weeks to settle back into routine. On top of treating our furry friend like a princess they kept us up to date with daily photos and updates for the entire 3 weeks. Jon and Charlotte kept our house immaculately clean - it has never looked cleaner!

I could not fault them and will definitely be having them back again when we go away next.

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House sitting reference from Liesel (Mosman) (contact details available on request):

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house and dog for a week in January 2019. They are a very capable and delightful couple that took great care with both our house and rather needy, but very much loved, dog. The house was absolutely beautiful on our return (better than we had left it!) and the dog was happy. They were great communicators and they were eager to assist with deliveries etc. when needed. We would definitely use them again and would absolutely recommend their services to others. Happy to provide verbal references upon request.

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House sitting reference from Jane (Rydalmere)

Charlotte and Jon were fabulous house-sitters. We needed a sitter with just a few days notice and Jon & Charlotte came to meet with us beforehand and were just perfect. On our return our house was just as we left it and our neighbours commented how lovely they both were too! Our cat Simba is very timid but was clearly at ease in their company and was in good spirits on our return. I won't waffle on because clearly they are faultless and I can highly recommend them to anyone.

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House sitting reference from Tabitha & Tom (Cremorne) (contact details available on request):

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house for 4 weeks. They took care of our two cats and fish. Our cats are rescued and need TLC. They looked after them very well during that period and were good at keeping us informed and sending us regular photos etc. On our return they cleaned the house and even changed our bed sheets which was lovely to come back to. They took care of our place very well during that time and did everything we expected from them. Overall we were very satisfied. We're happy to be a reference for future. If we go away again we'll look to use Charlotte and Jon again.

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House sitting reference from Hillary & Alex (Lane Cove North) (contact details available on request):

Jon Dunn and Charlotte Day house/cat sat at our apartment for a period of four weeks in June 2019 while my husband, son and I were on an overseas holiday. They were excellent house sitters, very friendly and warm and were in regular contact with me by messenger, sending us pictures of our two cats and keeping us up to date with their stay. This gave us great peace of mind and we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday knowing our fur babies were in very capable hands. On our return our apartment was immaculately clean and tidy, the garden was well looked after and our cats were very happy! I noticed over the week following their stay they had replaced any consumables they may have used and everything was set up for our return. I would be very glad to recommend them as excellent house sitters and would have them back at any time in future. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further.

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House sitting reference from Susan (Randwick)

Jon and Charlotte looked after my very old dog with gentle patience and kindness. They looked after the house well, and I have no hesitation in recommending them highly to people needing dog and/or house sitting.

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House sitting reference from Robyn (Newington)

Jon & Charlotte, thank you so very much for looking after our home and pets. Our home is immaculately clean, our pets happy and obviously well cared for. Really there are no words to express our thanks! Wishing you well on all your future adventures.

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House sitting reference from Amy and Ingo (Earlwood) (contact details available on request):

Jon and Charlotte cared for our two pets, Tash a anxious cocker spaniel, and Mirabelle a British short hair cat with a heart condition, for approximately 3 weeks. From the moment we met them we felt at ease. The animals seemed to naturally take to them, and they presented as very confident and capable. In addition to feeding the animals, Jon and Charlotte also attended to their daily medications and dog walking. We received lots of updates and photos of the pets and upon our return both the animals and the house had obviously been well taken care of. We would call on them again in a heart beat to pet sit.

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Oct 2019

House sitting reference from Barbara and Steph (Randwick) (contact details available on request):

We are delighted to highly recommend Charlotte and Jon, especially as wonderful dog sitters but also as trustworthy house sitters. We have 2 very special dogs - a sensitive 8-year-old who rarely takes to anybody outside the immediate family and a boisterous 18 months old pup. This was the first time we had ever left the dogs and we were extremely nervous as we all headed overseas for 5 weeks.

From the first meeting, both dogs warmed to Charlotte and Jon and they made an excellent first impression on us with their calm, friendly manner and obvious rapport with our dogs. They came to our home to meet the two dogs and observe them in their familiar setting and to get to know their routines. They responded to the individual needs of each dog and handled them affectionately and confidently.

We immediately felt comfortable knowing the dogs would be well cared for at home and safely exercised in familiar parks. Charlotte and Jon sent daily updates and photos to us so we could see that the dogs were healthy, happy and well-fed. Our home was left spotless, both inside and out.

We were so happy that I have already re-booked Charlotte and Jon for another stay and several friends have booked them after our very positive experience.

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Oct 2019

House sitting reference from Katy (Botany)

Jon and Charlotte were excellent pet sitters. They were easy to Contact and great to organise the sit with, they arrived on time and looked after the animals wonderfully. We came home a very clean house, and a happy cat and dog. Thank you so much. They are highly recommended.

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Oct 2019

House sitting reference from James & Piet (Redfern)

Jon and Charlotte are simply amazing, the best house sitters we have come across, they are extremely professional, they provided constant communication whilst we were away, sending us pictures of our cat to let us know she was doing OK without us, When we returned the house was immaculate. You'd be foolish not to have these guys take care of your house and animals, and the fact that Charlotte is a vet really reassured us that our cat would be in great hands, Next time we go away we will 100% have them back, highly recommend, 5 star rating!!!!!!

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Nov 2019 House sitting reference from Lucy & Ben (Summer Hill)

Absolutely recommend Jon & Charlotte. This was the first experience we had with house sitters and we are so happy with how it worked out. Our pup Moose had a great time with them. We were kept updated with photos of him from Jon which kept us from missing him too much. We know he loved them because when we got home he was super relaxed and happy. They left our house immaculate and even left a delicious stew in the fridge for when we got home which was a welcome treat after a long flight. Definitely would not hesitate to book them in again to look after our house and pup. Thanks a lot Jon and Charlotte!!

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Nov 2019 House sitting reference from Heidi (Mascot)

I love Jon and Charlotte and they loved my kitties! I adored the beautiful pictures they took and sent to me, their communication and really - everything about them. They left my home tidy, my cats fed and loved! I will absolutely use them again and I'd recommend them to anyone!

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Nov 2019 House sitting reference from Jo and Matt (Bondi Junction)

Charlotte and Jon are lovely people who came to see us before the sit and really got to know all the details beforehand which was really beneficial for both sides. We left our home in their care for a number of weeks, they looked after everything and most importantly - our cats.

Whilst we were away communication was great and we genuinely felt like they had everything under control and that gave us such peace of mind.. I would thoroughly recommend Jon and Charlotte to anyone needing a responsible couple to take care of their home and their pets. Since the initial house sit they have now done it a few times and our cats definitely seem to enjoy hanging out with their new friends.

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Dec 2019 House sitting reference from Jessica (Ultimo)

Charlotte and Jon took fantastic care of our pets while we were away. They sent us regular updates, photos, and it seemed like our pets were very happy and comfortable with them! One of our cats has diabetes and they took great care of her. The house was spotless upon our return. We would warmly recommend them to anyone. Thank you again!

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Dec 2019 House sitting reference from Suzanne (Malabar) (contact details available on request)

It was a pleasure to have Charlotte and Jon stay at our house to look after our chooks and ducks. They were very reliable and took excellent care of our flock. We were completed confident to leave them in their capable care. They were happy to come and meet us beforehand and everything was spotless when we came home. They sent regular updates and were very respectful of our home and looking after it. I'd absolutely recommend them to anyone, especially if you want regular communication on your pets.

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Jan 2020 House sitting reference from Leanne (Wynyard)

Jon and Charlotte have a great profile that immediately caught my attention but it wasn't until I met them that I was certain they'd be perfect for looking after my babies. I have two very indulged little bichons who do tend to fret when separated from me. I received regular "pupdates" from them with pics and was delighted that my dogs were having a great time while I was away.

Jon and Charlotte left my apartment clean and tidy. They removed their rubbish, stacked the dishwasher, cleaned the bathroom and even changed the bedding and put the laundry on to be washed. I couldn't recommend this lovely couple more. Your much loved, fury members of your family will be well looked after and so will your home.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<22h
Response time
100%
Response rate
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Last activity
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Charlotte

Charlotte

Experienced Vet (10+ years)

Sydney
House Sitting
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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