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With over 7 years of house sitting we’ve had the pleasure to care for over 70 homes and love over 55 dogs and 50 cats – so many different personalities, feeding styles and sleeping habits! We’ve loved every single one of them.

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What can we say… Sue and Dave were 2 of the best house sitters we’ve had over the years.

Lovely, caring people who looked after our home and pooches so well. They miss them terribly.


I was so lucky to have Sue and Dave as housesitters for my two cocker spaniels.

Don’t hesitate to try and book them for your next
house sit! We had excellent communication prior and during the house sit, I came home to a spotless home, lovely vase of flowers, chicken
soup in the fridge, and a couple of beautifully cared for dogs.

Important also to me were the photos that Sue and Dave sent to me during their house sit.

I recommend them highly!


Sue and Dave were absolutely fantastic sitters!
Right from their very first message to us about being available to look after our beloved dog Jessie, I knew they would be the perfect fit for us!

We had a few chats before finally meeting the day before we went on our
family holiday for a week.

We were worried about leaving our girl for so
long but they made us feel at ease instantly and Jessie loved them straight away!

Sue was wonderful with keeping us updated with photos each day of our
girl, and it was clear she was being very well looked after with lots of cuddles, treats and pampering!

We got home to a happy puppy dog, a house that was cleaner than when we
left it and they had even left us a beautiful bunch of flowers and baked a batch of brownies for us!

I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a sitter and wants the
comfort of knowing your home and beloved pets will be looked after to the best possible standards.

I hope next time we decide to have a holiday they will be available forus again!!!!


Dave and Sue were above and beyond what we expected house sitters would be.

This was our first time leaving our beloved fur babies and home for
such a long time.

They dealt with the issues our home in QLD that sprung up over the summer, kept in touch with us and sent pics and videos of our
Morag and Archie.

They obviously enjoyed being with our dogs and the dogs certainly
enjoyed the love and attention in return.

We wouldn’t hesitate to have them back to housesit again.

Carol & Tony

We were lucky enough to secure Dave and Sue to house sit for us during
their trip around Tasmania.

They were fabulous.

Communication was open and very easy it was great getting updates on how our boys were going!

The house was left perfectly. It was perfect coming home to well cared for, content excited dogs and a beautiful bunch of my favourite flowers on the bench.

Thanks Dave and Sue we are very grateful to have had you as our house sitters.

Eirene & Greg

Sue and Dave were my first dog sitters and I couldn’t have had a better first experience.
They made me feel at ease that Charlie would be well looked after from the beginning, and provided lots of updates on how much fun he was having.
I came home to a very happy puppy and a house that has never looked cleaner.
Thank you so much!!

Sue and Dave spent eight weeks at our house looking after our treasured little girls (definitely fur babies!).

I can’t fault the care and attention our dogs and house received. We were sent some beautiful photos and videos of the dogs whilst we were away which was such a lovely reminder of home and to see that the girls were happy in their own space.

We were treated to a fridge full of food and two home cooked meals for us so that we could acclimate back to home life without the hassle of shopping.

I would recommend Sue and Dave to anyone that needs their fur babies and home loved whilst you are away.


We would like to share the very positive experience we have had with Dave and Sue Pearse looking after our home and most importantly our puppies, Lulu and Stormy.

Dave and Sue were very professional from the outset. They met us a couple of weeks before we went on our holiday. They provided us with an information sheet that we were to fill out ready for handover. As this was our first time using a house and puppy sitting service, we found this sheet very helpful where we were able to explain the workings of the household, information regarding our puppies and important information regarding emergency contacts, our contact details and vet information etc.

We were reassured from the time Dave and Sue walked into our home that they were very experienced house and puppy sitters. Most importantly, we knew our puppies would be in safe and very capable hands as Dave and Sue were very friendly and positive when interacting with Lulu and Stormy. It was obvious they were very experienced and comfortable with animals. We could tell they had a soft spot for animals.  

They were very considerate and listened to any specific instructions and concerns we verbalised in regards to the running of the house and the puppies, e.g. their daily routine, dietary needs, behavioural issues and any other idiosyncrasies, which I can assure you there were a few.

While we were away Dave and Sue sent us updates on the puppies and now and again sent us a video clip of their walks to the beach, which Lulu and Stormy were enjoying sometimes even twice a day.

Within no time Dave and Sue were accepted and loved by Lulu and Stormy. Especially Lulu, who is known to have an anxiety problem and is not usually accepting of strangers. We are sure Lulu and Stormy were looking for Dave and Sue to come back through the door after the house sitting was over.

Dave and Sue were respectful of our house and we were thankful that our home was as good as when we left it.

We would love to have Dave and Sue house and puppy sit any time in the future.

Norma & Gary

Sue & David looked after our property for 2 weeks while we were overseas.

They really took care of our 2 cats Hector and Yuuki and treated them so well.

On our return everything in our house was immaculate and wonderful.

Our 2 cats were in good spirits which was a testimony to them being treated very well.

Would thoroughly recommend Sue & David.

Innes & Peter

I couldn’t have found better than house sitters Sue and Dave. 

Meeting them before I went away just put my mind at ease that my fur babies and home were in excellent hands. 

They were friendly, easy going and a delight to deal with.

My cats were smothered with love and attention (including befriending my skittish furbaby), my garden well looked after and my home was left exactly as I left it.

It was all so easy. Thank you Sue and Dave. 

If you are ever fortunate to receive a house sitting request from them – jump at the chance … don’t miss out!!


Sue and Dave looked after our house and 12 month old Labrador dog Ruby for a month while we were on an overseas holiday.

They kept in constant contact with us via Whatsapp sending photos and videos almost daily of Ruby. 

They handled due bills after consultation with us.

They drove us to and from the Brisbane airport from the Sunshine Coast when we departed the country.

They went far and beyond our highest expectations as house sitters.

They are 2 wonderful people and my wife and myself have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody who would want them to look after their prize possessions in their absence.

Mal & Denise


I can’t recommend Sue and Dave enough! 

We have had many, many house and pet sitters in the last few years, but I have to say, as good as they each were, we feel Sue and Dave are the best we have had. 

We had daily updates and even a couple of adorable videos that they spent quite a lot of time and imagination putting together.

My 2 dogs loved them and were a little depressed when we got home and they left. 

Please don’t hesitate to use these two! Our house was spotless, plants were thriving and pups were well taken care of and loved on.

Also – all of my neighbors were very impressed and enjoyed them.


We highly recommend Sue & Dave!!

We were in a real pinch, leaving in a few weeks, just having a puppy show up at our door a few weeks before.

Construction in our front lawn each day – plus a cat!

Thank goodness for Sue & Dave, they stepped in and were so calm, cool and collected.

They arrived one day before our trip, and were so personable and easy to talk to. Their references were impeccable, with an incredible list of successful house sits around the world. 

Sue & Dave sent texts with pictures every couple of days (the perfect amount for us). These updates allowed me to really enjoy our cruise.

There was one construction concern that we heard about directly from them – sooner than our contractor could reach us!

I appreciated how level headed they were with our puppy who could be a real terror. They showered him with love and attention, as well as our independent cat.

I 100% recommend Sue & Dave, and really do hope that they have the time to come back to us someday.

Joan & Randy
There are no words I could use to describe how happy Steve and I were with the arrival of “Our Aussie Sitters”.
From dinner together the night before our leaving, to all the updates of Charlie and Lucy whilst on our trip, to the immaculate home we came back too….they were fabulous!
We were just sorry they had to leave!


Stephanie & Steve

We recently had the pleasure of having Sue and Dave Pearse look after our two fur babies while we took a short break in Queensland. 

We sometimes find it difficult to obtain house sitters because our “fur babies” are two mature Dobermans. Little do people know when they view our ad that Dom and Cleo are two loveable Dobes that all of our house sitters would take to straight away.

Sue and Dave dropped us at the local train station on our departure and were there to collect us on our return.

They looked after Dom and Cleo with tender loving care and kept us up to date on any issues that they had concerns for. They sent photos of special moments with the dogs and experiences that they had with them.

On our return, our house was beautifully clean, fresh flowers and a meal ready for us just to heat up on our first night back. 

We would have no hesitation using them again and in recommending Sue and Dave to anyone wanting a caring, capable couple for looking after your animals while you are on holidays.

Barry & Lyn

Invite Sue and Dave!! They are an absolute delight.
Not only were the physical and emotional needs of my birds fully met, but the house was lovely and clean when I returned. Plus some cookies for good measure!
While I was away, Sue and Dave sent me videos and emails so I could see how Habibi and Popsicle were doing. It was such a relief to be able to see how happy my babies were.
Caring for birds can be intimidating, but ultimately it just requires that you be caring and attentive. And maybe a little extra patient. These two could not have done better. Plus, they are a fabulous couple to meet.
You’ll be glad to have these folks sitting for you. I promise.

Sue and Dave have been the best house sitters we have ever had.

They looked after our lovely labradoodle to the highest possible standard giving her lots of love and attention.I don’t think she even noticed we were not there!

Our house and garden were left in immaculate order, clean and tidy.

Sue and Dave well exceeded our expectations and I would not hesitate to recommend them as future house sitters.

Jill & Ken

Sue and Dave Pearse were exceptional house sitters for us.

They looked after our student, dog and cat and house.

Everything was super clean and tidy on return. We are very happy and can’t recommend them enough.

Our pets were very happy with the arrangement too.


While we were away on our holiday, one of our dogs started showing signs of being unwell. 

Dave and Sue picked up on it right away and got in contact with us. 

We are lucky that they were so diligent and attentive, otherwise the vet told us that we would have lost our dog Bob. 

This is a key benefit of having amazing house sitters. If we would have had a friend coming each day to feed and walk the dogs they probably wouldn’t have picked up on the signs until it was too late. 

Thank you for taking Bob to the vet and then the pet hospital, it truly saved his life.

Dave and Sue did an amazing job, our house and dogs were well cared for and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Thank you, firstly for looking after our house and dogs so well, and secondly for saving Bob’s life. 

The difference was coming home to a well looked after house and two happy dogs, as opposed to the scary difference which would have been telling the kids that we lost their favorite dog Bob while we were away.

Wishing you both all the best with your future travels, we would love to have you house sit again, anytime you like.


Sue and Dave stayed with our two little dogs, Holly and Mia, at our house for 6 nights.

We are very happy with how well they looked after the puppies and the house. 

The dogs were happy to see us on our return, but I got the feeling that they’d have been just as happy if Sue and Dave stayed longer!!



Dave & Sue stayed in my home recently & took great care of my Labrador dog Ruby & my kitten Madi.

They were just wonderful, my home was clean & tidy on my return.

I wouldn’t hesitate to have them back. I wish them all the very best in the future : )


We had the pleasure of having Dave and Sue look after our house, dog and chinchilla recently for a week.

Just looking at their references and their travel blog suggested we needed do no more research and asked if they would sit for us which they glad accepted. I met them at the train station smack on time and although I had just received bad news about our holiday being cancelled, they were absolutely fine if we had to cancel the whole stay. Luckily we found somewhere else and all went as planned.

They are lovely people and kept us fully informed of what was going on at home including pictures of the pets and one with them soaking wet through walking Millie.

We have already said we will give them first refusal on our next trip, that’s how much we liked them.

We came back to a lovely clean house with a bunch of flowers to welcome us home. Also, we had a black bin liner full of fallen leaves, so a little gardening had been done by the looks of it 🙂

So if you are thinking about asking Sue and Dave to house sit for you, think no longer, they are great.

Many thanks you two 

Paul and Jane

I first met Sue & Dave while travelling in Thailand and Cambodia.

They had never been to North America and I had a trip planned to Europe the following year. We kept in touch and they came over, continued travelling, and then house sat my 2 cats for 3 weeks.

Sue & Dave really get into the local living, and I loved that they delved into “my town”, trying restaurants markets,

Sue & Dave took great care of our property and cat over 2 months or so. They’re very sociable and good company and made a number of friends during their stay. They also coped admirably when extremely high winds caused havoc!

We would be pleased to have them sit for us again and are happy to wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. We hope to see them again.



Our cat had been ill and was recovering when Dave and Sue arrived – she looked better when we got home. They sent pics and updates without us asking which was really reassuring.

The house looked great when we got back, and they’d left a note and flowers too!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others looking for capable, thoughtful and reliable house sitters.


For us it was a privilege to have Dave and Sue Pearse look after our home and much loved dogs.

It is hard to imagine there could be any couple better at house sitting for us.

Between them they formed a bond with our two dogs from the first moment and given that one of the dogs is pretty timid speaks volumes for their natural animal management abilities of which they take great pride in.

They made it possible for us to have a wonderful worry free holiday.

Our home was handed back to us in immaculate order.

We can not speak highly enough of Dave and Sue.

Tina & Owen

FANTASTIC house sitters.

Sue and Dave were the first house sitters we have had and we entrusted them with our beloved ten year old cat and our new puppy. We couldn’t have found more diligent, responsible and trustworthy people had we interviewed prospective house sitters from a worldwide application list. Our sorrow is that Sue and Dave live on the other side of the world in Australia and we couldn’t call on them each and every time we wanted to go away.

They cared for our animals like they were their own, kept in contact whilst we were away via text, email and Skype and we returned home to a home cleaner and tidier than we left it. The care and passion that this couple put into looking after our animals and home could not be surpassed and have made a very difficult house-sit to follow.

Thank you Sue and Dave!


Sue and Dave house and pet-sat for us for three weeks. They were so attentive and loving to our two dogs and our cat meaning that we were completely reassured and relaxed about their welfare while we were away.

They sent regular up-dates and photos which were lovely to receive when we were so far away.

They coped with several plumbing emergencies in our absence and the house was clean and tidy on our return.

Sue and Dave are genuinely lovely people who inspire confidence and trust. I would not hesitate to recommend them and hope to use their services again in the future. The dogs spent several days looking for them after they left so I’m sure they would be happy to see them again too!


Sue & Dave spent a week looking after our excitable terrier Alfie. From the first time we spoke to them, we knew that they would do a great job house sitting for us, and we weren’t wrong.

Alfie was clearly well looked after and the house was really clean and tidy when we got back. Sue & Dave were really easy to arrange things with, and they made great efforts to make sure that they were fitting in with our plans. All in all; we couldn’t have asked for more…

Perfect house sitters!



We were away overseas for 4 weeks over Christmas into January 2017, leaving our house, pool, gardens, 10-year-old cat and our 1-year-old dog in Sue and Dave’s capable hands.

It was good to know beforehand that they are experienced with home and pool maintenance because as it turns out, there were issues with our dishwasher and pool equipment while we were away. Sue & Dave dealt with both circumstances efficiently and professionally – notifying us and making arrangements for repairs with the proper companies on our behalf.

They also sent us updates on our pets from time to time (as we were missing them). It was reassuring for us to know that our pets were being looked after by genuinely caring people. We came home to a clean house, the gardens looked great, and our animals were happy and content.

Definitely will be using Sue & Dave again!

Nicola & Luke

Sue & Dave took care of our 2 fur babies (cats) and house for 2 weeks in June/July 2016.

They made us feel very comfortable from the start and made a lot of effort to make sure we were. They kept in touch while we were away sending updates on the cats – one of which can be quite high maintenance and needs daily tablets. They couldn’t administer it the way we usually do but managed to find a way to get the job done without any stress to them or the cats.

We came home to an immaculate house (cleaner than we left it!) and very chilled out cats that didn’t seem bothered in the slightest that we left them (or were home again!)

We would happily recommend Sue and Dave as sitters and have them back again any time.


Sue and Dave are a responsible experienced and capable pair. We recommend them highly as house sitters.

They looked after our cats and home for a period of 6 weeks. They communicated clearly and promptly before and during their stay at our place and were quick to understand what we wanted. They looked after one of our cats who was ill for a few days very reliably, administering medication and taking him to the vet for a check. They attended to some car maintenance tasks willingly and these tasks were really outside their house sitting brief. They kept plants watered and paths swept and the house was tidy to return to.

We would not hesitate to ask them again to house sit. There really isn’t any higher recommendation is there?

Felicity & Ian

Sue and Dave were beyond fantastic. When we advertised our house-sit, something stood out about Sue and Dave. They came with great references and had loads of experience with animals…… and they did not disappoint!

We are so lucky to have found them. Our animals were so well cared for, and this was obvious when we returned home. They were well groomed and all looked so healthy. Sue and Dave knew i was anxious about leaving the animals due to a previous house sitting experience, but they really put my mind at rest. In the lead up to us going away they stayed in close contact, and while we were away we had regular photo updates of what are beloved fur babies were up to. This for me was exactly what i needed to help me relax on holiday knowing that they were in great hands.

When we returned home not only were the pets in great condition, but the house was so clean and tidy. There were essentials in the fridge, and even a framed photo of the pets from while we were away. It made us feel so comfortable walking back into our own home, all the sheets were washed dried and back on the bed, the house smelled amazing, and it was just lovely. Previous house sitters we have had just did the bare minimum that is expected but Sue and Dave went above and beyond. We are so grateful.

We wish them all the best for their travels and we hope and pray that they one day want to come back to house sit for us again.


We were extremely lucky (and so were our dogs) to have Sue and Dave look after our “fur babies” for 2 plus weeks.

From our initial Skype we felt very comfortable with our choice and this was fully endorsed throughout their sit. We were impressed by the way they related to our two dogs and we had no hesitation in leaving them in their capable hands. Their communication prior to, during and post sit was very thorough.

On our arrival home it was clearly evident both dogs and our home had been well cared for.

If you want friendly, trustworthy and responsible sitters we can highly recommend Sue and Dave to others.

Barry & Jane

To leave my cats, house and business in such capable hands made my two week break truly perfect and worry-free.

Sue and Dave plan, organise, communicate and care like true friends.

They tackled a more involved house-sit, a guesthouse, effortlessly.

Looking forward to seeing them again at the end of the year.


From the moment Sue and Dave contacted me about sitting for Ginger and Astaire I felt they were the right fit. Both experienced sitters, they seemed genuinely interested in looking after the two rascals and were great at keeping in contact and checking in before the sit.

When we connected in person I was incredibly impressed with how much time and care they took reading the manual and there was no denying how comfortable Astaire and Ginger immediately felt with them. Two sometimes tricky kitties, they were definitely on their best behaviour with Sue and Dave and I have my suspicions that they may like them better than me ;).

I wouldn’t hesitate recommending these two amazing Aussies for a house sit and I’m already in conversations to have them back in Bangkok again soon if it works out. I highly recommend these two amazing people to care for your precious fur-babies anytime.


Sue and Dave house sat for us in September 2015.

They are a lovely couple, reliable, trustworthy and paid attention to all the small details.

Our pets loved them and so did we. On our return the house was clean, pets brushed and a lovely vase of hand picked flowers to welcome us.

We thoroughly recommend these two as excellent house sitters.

Dot & Helen

Sue and Dave Pearse house sat for us in our home in Richmond. They were really easy to communicate with and were very willing to work in with our plans.

They looked after our elderly Jack Russell and our cat over a few days whilst we were out of town. I found Sue great to communicate with and they did a great job of caring for our precious family members for us. We were able to relax and enjoy our time away, as we knew that our animals were being well looked after.

I would recommend them for anyone needing someone great to house sit for them.

Nicki & Owen

Dave and Sue were over to take care of my Lhasa Apso boy, Truffles and a new Axolotl friend for a week. 

Truffles was in love with Sue right away (he prefers pretty ladies) and I was totally comfortable leaving the pup under their care.

He was out for walks daily and I am glad that his daily routine wasn’t upset at all.

Furthermore, Sue sends me daily snippets in a video which I enjoy watching over and over!

I was welcomed home with a very happy and clean Truffles, and they washed all my mats as well.

The unit was probably cleaner than before I left,  and everything is so neat and tidy. 

Thank you Dave and Sue, will defo seek you out for any future house sittings if you are available.


Sue and Dave were wonderful sitters and left our house immaculate and
our girls were well cared for.

We had regular updates from them and we
knew the girls were being well looked after.

We would invite them back
to house sit again.

Simon & Leisl

Sue and Dave were fantastic house sitters. 

I had never had my house sit before and was a little nervous but Sue and Dave made me very comfortable from the thirst time we talked. 

They are kind people who took a great care of my pets and house. 

Thank you again and hope our paths will cross again.



Sue and Dave looked after our dog Bindi and our home.

They were absolutely fantastic. They sent us messages to update us throughout their stay. We came home to a very happy dog and a very clean house. Sue even washed the linen for me, very thoughtful.

I hope they will be available next time we need a house sitter.

Thanks so much Sue and Dave


Sue and Dave proved to be professional friendly reliable.

They cared for my pets and home exceptionally well and paid attention to the details of the care program and are welcome back any time socially and professionally.


Sue & Dave took great care of our property and cat over 2 months or so.

They’re very sociable and good company and made a number of friends during their stay. They also coped admirably when extremely high winds caused havoc!

We would be pleased to have them sit for us again and are happy to wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. We hope to see them again.

Phillipa & Allen


Sue and husband house sat our home in Dunedin NZ.

They were excellent and our dog, birds and fish were well cared for.

Anne & John

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