House Sitting

Are you needing a house sitter? Jamie or Rebecca from Joy Home & Pet Services can stay at your house with your pets when you are away to keep them company and take care of them. Having someone stay over with your pets not only benefits your furry family members it also gives you peace of mind knowing that someone is home collecting mail, a car parked outside, and activity in the house. All of this shows the house is lived in and minimizes the risk of burglary. Also, if anything were to happen to your house one of us would be there to help prevent or minimize damage to your property. Your house plants will be taken care of, your house will be kept clean and tidy, and windows and doors will be open whilst home to let fresh air in. Any other needs can be discussed.

House Sitting – $60 per day for 1 animal, $5 per each additional animal per day

Please note: With kittens and puppies, for one the daily charge remains $60 per day, each additional kitten or puppy is $10 per day.

Kittens

Your kittens will be showered with lots of love, attention, and affection. They will enjoy a lot of playtime and cuddle time. They will be fed in the same routine you have set, and we will continue with or begin any training they may need. We can discuss all their needs prior to the sit. 

Puppies

​Your puppies will be showered with lots of love, attention, and affection. They will enjoy a lot of playtime and cuddle time. They will be fed in the same routine you have set, and we will continue with or begin any training they may need. If they are allowed out for walks (up to date with their shots) we can go out for a walk. We can discuss all their needs prior to the sit. 

Cats

​Your cat/s can expect to be fed in the same routine you have set, have lots of love, cuddles, affection, and playtime, or space as needed depending on your cat/s needs. If he/she is an indoor cat we will make sure to have your cat indoors at night for bed if that is your preference. His/her kitty litter will be maintained and any medication will be administered if needed.

Dogs

​Your dog/s can expect to spend time with a happy human who will shower them with loads of love and affection. They will have their daily meals given with the same routine you have set. They will get a daily walk of at least 30 minutes (if a second daily walk is required an extra charge of $30 for 1 dog, & $5 per each additional dog will be added. Any medication that may be required will be administered as per instructions. Your dog/s can also expect lots of playtime, and any basic training you would like to work on we are happy to do with your dog/s. They will be safe in your home or their kennel at night depending on how you run things.

* Extra Service – dog washing – $25 per wash for small dogs, $35 per wash for large dogs

Fish

​Your fish can expect to have the same feeding routine as they do with you and lots of love from me.

Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Rats, Mice

​Your little furies can expect lots of love and affection, they will have the same feeding routine as normal. If they are to be let out of cages as per what they do when home with you they will receive this from us also. Their habitats will be kept clean.

Farm animals – Negotiable

Their needs can be discussed, but you can count on the fact that they will receive a lot of love from us. 🙂

Outdoor work:

Hours and work negotiable, charges may apply.

​We are excited for the opportunity to be your house sitter. Your pets and home are in great hands if you choose us. Enjoy your trip away with no worries about how things are at home. If you like to be kept in the loop we offer regular updates via facebook or email with photos and stories of how your pets are doing. We want you to feel at ease while you are away knowing your pets and home are well cared for.

Please ask us if you have any questions at any time.

Warm regards

Rebecca and Jamie

Here’s what people are saying about us …

It’s with great pleasure that I write this recommendation. Rebecca house sat for us for 2 weeks in September whilst we were overseas, looking after our home as well as our dog and cat. Rebecca was incredible! While we were away, she was in constant communication about how the animals were doing, even sending us photos and telling us about what they’d been up to. It meant so much to us to feel reassured that everything at home was taken care of by someone who we trusted so much. We came home to a spotless house and a happy dog and cat. We would love to have Rebecca house sit for us again in future and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone trustworthy and caring to look after their home and pets. We cannot speak highly enough of her. – Odette and Brendan

If this is your first house sit experience or you’ve done it before, look no further than Rebecca! She is an absolute gem. This was our first house sit and we were very nervous but Rebecca put us at ease. We got daily updates on how our animals were doing as well as some pictures which really made my day! They even got to go to the park for walks! We came home to a very clean house and happy dogs. – Jacquelynn

Rebecca house sat for us last year and did an amazing job of looking after our home, but especially our fur babies. Rebecca kept us informed at all times on how our dogs were and sent us photos. The dogs were really looked after and Rebecca left the house clean and tidy and even washed, dried the bed linen and made the bed up again. Excellent service from a lovely, caring, kind and trustworthy girl. Will be booking Rebecca for our next holiday jaunt as we know the house and dogs will be well looked after. Thanks Rebecca. – Tracy and Paul

We are more than happy to recommend Rebecca for your housesit! She is a lovely young woman who looked after our two dogs and house for just over 4 weeks. We knew straight away that she would be great when we met her. She is a real dog (animal) lover and will spoil your pets with lots of attention and cuddles. Rebecca sent us many photos while we were away, which was great. Both our dogs looked very happy and well looked after when we got back. On top of that, Rebecca left the house sparkling; probably better than we left it, with nice touches like filling up the soap bar for us and cleaning the pantry. We would highly recommend Rebecca to all my friends. – Wilma