had the privilege of Daniel and Jeanie looking after our three dogs, Coco, Archie, and Oscar whilst we got away for a week.
From the first meeting they were both exceptionally thorough and professional.
dogs were met with every need taken care of. Our gardens and pool also maintained meticulously.
to detail, caring and nurturing couple.
I can’t recommend them more highly.
back to Maianbar anytime.
Jodee & John
“Caring and Conscientious are just a couple of the qualities
that describe Daniel and Jeanie. They took exceptional care of Sheila, Jack and Kitty. Sheila is a high needs geriatric dog,
requiring medication and constant companionship. Daniel and Jeanie cared for her as if she was their own fur baby, meeting
all of her physical and emotional needs. I never for a moment worried to leave Sheila in their care. Our young 3yo Jack is
an active pup, who needs stimulation and loves walks. This caring couple took both dogs regularly to the dog beach for loads
of canine fun. Our cat, Kitty, just loves human attention and it was nice to have carers that were happy to have a cat on
their lap all the time.
addition, to taking care of our pets, Daniel and Jeanie took care of our home. We found no issues and the place was clean
and tidy when we arrived home. They were so generous to prepare a hot meal for us when we got home late upon our return. It’s
those extra little things that really count.
Daniel and Jeanie are incredibly friendly and easy going. It’s like we had know them our whole lives after
one conversation. Definitely take the time to get to know them. They have great stories! They were (and are) very approachable,
accomodating and organised with arranging the sit. We would highly recommend this couple and will definitely have them back
friends in Christ, Becky & Grant Emans and Sheila, Jack
and Kitty (meow!)"
Daniel and Jeanie looked after our home and 3 huskies for a little
over two weeks in January 2020. We were extremely happy on our return to find our home and most importantly our pets all in
wonderful condition. Daniel and Jeanie are the perfect Housesitters. We would recommend Daniel and Jeanie to any potential
home and pet owners to look after your home and pets. Thank you once again. You are welcome back to the Hunter anytime.
Regards Craig and Jayne
We were so fortunate to find Daniel and Jeanie to look after our home and numerous pets while we were overseas for
two weeks. Nothing was too much trouble for them, We have an active dog, a grumpy cat, half a dozen fish, 11 chickens and
two ferrets – which takes quite a lot of effort to care for them all. On top of that, our house is only accessible via
boat, but Jeanie being the amazing person that she is, got her boat license so she could travel to and from our house at will.
our return, our animals were happy, our house clean, the boat still afloat and even a meal cooked and ready for us in the
fridge. This was our first house sit, and we think that we will plan all our future travel around Daniel and Jeanie’s
schedule because I doubt we would ever find such fantastic house sitters again.
We are truly grateful to have met
- Adrienne and Ed (Bar Point, NSW)
My name is Scooter the Cat. I have two dog friends,
S and D, and we all live together in a lovely home with our mum and dad, Helma and Liam. We are writing this reference
for our all-time favourite house sitters, Daniel and Jeanie. They look after us so well, give us cuddles and treats,
take us on walks and play with us. Sometimes they house sit for us for up to three months a year!
Our mum and dad don’t want to give them a reference because
they feel they are so good that if people get to know, they won’t be here for us when we need them. But we want
everyone to know how good they are because we know there are many other pets out there who need someone to care for them once
in a while when their parents go away on holiday.
(We don’t want to get into trouble for writing this, so please don’t show this to Helma
Scooter, S & D
and Jeanie took great care of our home and two cats for 6 weeks. They are very diligent with their pre-sit planning
and go the extra mile to make sure the house, garden and pets are well looked after. We would have no hesitation in
recommending them as trusted house sitters and would entrust our home and pets to them at any time (in fact we suspect the
cats miss them terribly!).
Ali and Sean, Petersham, NSW
Our grandchildren love helping with the pets!
I can highly recommend this house sitting couple. I have two elderly
dogs; one needs very special attention and they were happy and healthy when I arrived home. They were looked after professionally
and my house was spic and span - a welcoming sight. They replaced products (many thanks) to save us replacing when we
Please keep us on your list of return house sits.
We regard you as good friends and it was a pleasure to have you help us out for our 5 week European holiday, with photos
and regular updates of the dogs. 5 Star rating! A big thank you Jeanie and Daniel!
Kerrie - Yarrawarrah NSW
Daniel and Jeanie
minded our house and two precious dogs [Italian Greyhounds] when we went on holidays for two weeks.
They took good care
of our boys and our house, and we would recommend them as trusted house sitters.
They were welll organised and this
ensured the house sit went smoothly.
David & Penny, Bonnet Bay, NSW
Jeanie and Daniel took care of
our house and two gorgeous pugs for over five weeks while we were holidaying in South America. They were very thorough
with their pre-sit orientation which gave us great confidence in their ability to look after everything well. They did
not disappoint us and did a great job. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone and I am sure the
pugs would agree.
Gill and Michael, Cremorne, NSW
Daniel and Jeanie Ough house sat for us for four weeks in January/February 2015 and
we felt thoroughly privileged and blessed by them. Communication beforehand was exemplary and timely. They had
read our pre-sent house instructions and when they came to visit prior to taking residence asked intelligent and appropriate
questions to cover important details.
During the time we were
overseas they kept in touch to confirm that all was going well. On our return we not only found the house and garden
in immaculate condition, but were also welcomed with flowers and fresh perishables stocked in our fridge.
Daniel and Jeanie are very personable and generous people. We would be delighted to entrust
our house to them at any time.
Warren and Jessie Glover, Ringwood, Victoria
Daniel and Jeanie took good care of our home while we went on a trip to the
US this summer. It was a blessing to have them stay at our place. They took good care of the house and garden
and we found it in a better shape than we left it! They made friends with our neighbours who even gave them a farewell
When we returned we found start up groceries like milk,
bread and fruits provided which was very thoughtful on their part. We highly recommend Daniel and Jeanie to house sit
Biju and Anita
Thank you for looking after our beloved dog; we really appreciate
it. Thank you for the beautiful blooms; it was delightful to come home and see them sitting there. Please let us know
if you are interested in staying again sometime in the future.
Diane and Greg, New South Wales
Daniel and Jeanie housesat for 3 weeks while we took time out to be involved in the wheat harvest and also have
a well earned week's holiday. Thank you Daniel and Jeanie for your loving care of our home and garden. You looked after it
as if it was your own and to come home to a clean and tidy home and produce from the garden was a blessing. We will certainly
have you on our list as those to call for future housesits and will recommend you to others of our friends. Thank you for
giving us confidence that our home was in good care.
Gavin and Glenda Williams
Daniel and Jeanie Ough were our house sitters
for 10 days. Their duties included looking after our chooks and ducks - feeding, watering, egg collection, letting them
out during the day and they shutting them up each night. Watering the green house and various other plants. Organising
and ripening bananas in the cool rooms each day then putting together and arranging the delivery of small orders several times
task was carried out with a high degree of competency and care. It was wonderful to come home and find everything so
well looked after and the house immaculate.
We would love to have them as house sitters again and
would recommend them to anyone looking for caring house sitters.
D&J, Calen, Queensland
Daniel and Jeanie provided us with a 5 star housesit
recently while we holidayed overseas for five weeks. We came home to a beautifully clean house, fresh flowers and one
extermely happy little dog. From the moment that we did the meet and greet, we knew that our home and dog Muffin were
in extremely capable hands. Our West Highland Terrier had the time of her life, with twice daily walks and lots of playtime.
. . she's actually been walking around the house since they left looking for them! We feel very fortunate that we found
Daniel and Jeanie, and they'll definitely be our first call for any future housesits.
Richard, Lauren and Muffin
Como West, Sydney
Dear Daniel and Jeanie,
We just returned home after exhausting lengths of travel and were pleased to find the
house in perfect shape. I don't mind saying, Alex and I can rarely get the house as clean as you did for us and we appreciate
Anyway, this is just a quick note to thank you again for taking care of our animals and our house. We'd be
happy to have you again.
Michael and Alex
was with some apprehension that I decided to have housesitters for the first time to look after my small property & 4
legged family while I was away. No one can do it as well as me etc.
I was so pleasantly surprised by how efficiently & expertly
Daniel & Jeanie handled the job. My dog & horse were beautifully looked after & in my opinion they went "above
& beyond" anything I expected. I have booked them for next year's holiday & it is a lovely feeling to go away
fully confident in their professionalism.
home was respected & even the property maintained but best of all my pets were well loved & cared for. They are a
caring, responsible, delightful, experienced couple. Alice & Dealer are looking forward to their next visit with much
– Tumblegum, Mount Vincent, NSW
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jeanie and Daniel and having them look after my cat and
home while away for 3 ½ weeks. It was my first time using house sitters outside our family and friends so I was a little anxious.
Jeanie and Daniel agreed to arrive the day before my departure and upon meeting
them I very quickly felt I had made the correct choice. The next day they even took me to the airport,
an hour away, which was much appreciated. While I was away I received several emails from Jeanie keeping me up to date with what was happening
at home plus some photos of our very spoilt cat. When I arrived back in Brisbane Jeanie and Daniel met me at the airport with my car so I could
drive myself home while they headed back to their home base.
Once home I found the house exactly as I had hoped plus a casserole, courtesy of Jeanie.
So very thoughtful.
I would consider myself most fortunate to have Jeanie and Daniel house/pet sit for me again
and they will be the first people I contact in the hope they are available. Thank you both so much for everything.
Ngaire and Molly – the princess cat
It is with the greatest pleasure that we write a testimonial
for house sitters Daniel and Jeanie Ough.
daughter was married in February of this year, and as we had met both Jeanie and Daniel on Skype some weeks prior, with a
view to doing some housesitting for us during the year, they took the initiative and contacted us to ask if they could help
us out during our absence in the Hunter Valley preparing for the wedding. We jumped at the chance to have our three
precious dogs minded and of course our house, as everyone we knew was coming to the wedding.
When we returned from the wedding, our house was immaculate, the dogs were extremely
content and we had dinner waiting for us, courtesy of Jeanie, who thought we would be too tired on our arrival home to think
about cooking anything.
We cannot speak
highly enough of them both. We were very fortunate to have picked them out of all the “sitters” on the website.
We enjoyed having them look after our precious “children”. We never hesitate to call them when we are thinking
of “hitting the road” again. We regard them both as friends.
Thank you so much, Jeanie and Daniel!
W. & D. West,
We were so thankful to be able to leave our home with the knowledge that you both were free, willing and
able to take on the care of our home (as well as all the details of the animals!). Having such a big family with all
the pets meant that the fish, hermit crabs, chooks and our lovely Labradoodle Fudge were quite a handful for you to take on.
Having said that we were so glad you took the time to hear how Phoebe wanted her crabs, fish and succulents looked after,
and then to come home to all of them doing so well was reassuring. Knowing that Daniel was experienced with chooks was
a bonus! Thanks too for the warm welcome home – The immaculate home and meal in the fridge was the icing on the
We were so glad that you looked after our home, and all that entailed down to
the little details of mail, rubbish collection, gardens and pets. We would be glad to have you house sit for us again
any time – in fact the pleasure would be ours!
Marianne and David
Daniel & Jeanie looked after my home and my 2 dogs for a month while I was in Europe.
I cannot recommend them highly enough. They made the whole process very simple.
dogs had an instant rapport with Daniel & Jeanie, and on my arrival home, I found my house lawns and garden immaculate.
I feel very fortunate to have found such great house sitters. Anyone considering
Daniel & Jeanie as house sitters can rest assured that their home and pets will be in great hands.
Yours sincerely, Simone Parish
Hello there - my name is Molly,
& I am a 'senior' golden Labrador.
Amanda & Garry went for a week's holiday recently & Jeanie & Daniel became my foster parents for the week. They
were just wonderful foster parents which meant that I missed mum & dad a little less. Their care for me was special
& I was so happy to have them with me, & I am hoping that in the future they may come again to care for me.
Mum & Dad were very surprised & delighted to find that Jeanie & Daniel had done a great deal of gardening for
them while they were away, & their house looked so welcoming when they arrived home.
I would highly recommend Jeanie & Daniel as house/pet minders should YOUR parents & family take a trip.
Mum & Dad would be more than happy to give a verbal/email reference for these 2 fantastic people!! You will
see a photo taken of me with Jeanie & Daniel on their website.
Jeanie and Daniel did a wonderful job of house sitting and caring for my 2 cats,
big boisterous dog and geriatric horse. Jeanie rose to the challenge when something unexpected happened and left my house
in a better condition than when she arrived. They exceeded my expectations and I can't recommend them highly enough. I am
grateful for their excellent service. MK, Australia