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Daniel and Jeanie took great care of our home and two cats for 6 weeks in July/August 2015.  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

July-August 2015 

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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 got home.  

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

June-July 2015

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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

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April, 2015                                                                  

 

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, April, 2015 

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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 

January/February 2015 

 

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 dinner.  

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 for you.

Biju and Anita

Melbourne, VIC February 2015 

 

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, December 2014

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October to November 2014  

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 

Budgewoi NSW 

 

 

October, 2014

Daniel and Jeanie Ough were our house sitters for 10 days in October 2014.  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 a week.

Every 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 

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July 2014 

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.

 Thanks again,

 Cathy, Richard, Lauren and Muffin

June 2014, April 2015 

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 it.

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

Canberra, February 2014 

 

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It 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.

My 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 excitement.

Sue – Tumblegum, Mount Vincent, NSW – November to December, 2013 and again in November, 2014

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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 

Sunshine Coast – October to November, 2013

 

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It is with the greatest pleasure that we write a testimonial for house sitters Daniel and Jeanie Ough.

Our 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,
Southern Tablelands, NSW  February 2012 and March 2013

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Daniel and Jeanie are reliable and trustworthy "home sitters."
Our holidays have taken on a new meaning knowing that we can confidently leave our home and Bella, our yellow Labrador, safe and secure in their expert care.

To return home to find that our farm, business and home have been in such safe hands, and that our dog has been cared for with love, greatly adds to the benefits of a worry-free vacation.

Maggie M., Maidstone, Kent
(Most recent house sits) May and June, 2013

Dear Daniel and Jeanie.

Just a short note to thank you both for looking after our home and Lucy our Labrador so well.  It enabled us to relax on holiday without worrying about things at home.  Lucy still looks out for you. 
Thank you once again.

Regards,

Graham &Christine
Kent, England
Most recent house sit - June, 2013

Daniel and Jeanie have house sat for us a number of times. We asked them to come back a number of times as they really did such a great job of looking after our house, two cats, the fish and even our worm farm!! We also have a pool, as we all know that often takes more time to look after than everything else put together and Daniel and Jeanie managed to keep it crystal clear ready for us to use once we got back!

Their natural affiliation with our elderly cats was a great comfort;  Lottie and Gretal were very spoilt and were quite sad to see them go!!

We can thoroughly recommend Daniel and Jeanie as trustworthy, caring house sitters who can tackle all aspects of looking after a big house, pets and all of the other things that go along with home ownership.

Rachel and Peter
Sydney

(Most recent house sit with Rachel and Peter - October, 2013)

I am happy to recommend Daniel and Jeanie Ough as both house sitters and minders of pets.  They looked after my house exceedingly well, actually improving the garden with the addition of potted flowers (these are still doing well surprisingly).  They also could not have treated Ginger any better with plenty of walks, swims at the beach and even trips to the Cygnet golf course.
 

Michael Fagan
Charlotte Cove, Tasmania

September to November, 2011

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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 cake!

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

Tasmania
June, 2012

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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.

My 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
October, 2012, Western Australia

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Hello there - my name is Molly, & I am a 'senior' golden Labrador.

My parents 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.
Molly 
January, 2013

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 Febuary, 2013

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