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Dianne8

75, Consultant

I have been house sitting in Australia since March 2018, the main purpose being to escape the long Australian summer, which is when I return to the UK.

I returned to the UK mid October 2023 and due to return to Australia 10April 2024, where I will remain until October 2024, when I again return to the UK.

I will consider pet/house sits in most Regions, including Islands - I have completed a pet/house sit at Lerwick, Shetland

I intersperse housesits with mainly online attendance at financial and business/finance functions, and do attend sessions in person within the UK (mainly London & Dublin)

Housesitting is an ideal means of experiencing local life and escaping the heat, as well as deciding on the area I would like to live.

I have endorsements from both Australia that are transferable to the UK, and from within the UK.
I am an Australian of British descent & have an Ancestry Visa.

I am an active female who loves animals and am willing to provide whatever care you would provide yourself for your beloved pet(s). I also enjoy gardening and I set aside time to walk for 1hr/day even when raining.

I am a non-smoker and non-drinker & will care for your place & pets as I would my own.

I have run my own businesses since mid 1980's including 13yrs as Principal/Proprietor of a Private Tertiary College, although I no longer have the college.

I will be there for your pet(s) as I now work mainly online, so it is irrelevant where I am located, especially as I have worked with/in IT all my working life.

Within Australia and the UK, I have completed house sits from a few days to 3.5mths. All house sits have included cats, dogs, birds, rabbits & goldfish but I also love gardening and am happy to tend a garden if needed.

I prefer a location with reasonable access to transport althoug not restricted to public transport as i do use Uber, Bolt etc.
I'm very creative about how I get to places altho for a longer housesit, I'd consider acquiring a vehicle.

I love meeting new people & new experiences.

Cheers
Dianne
(net name = Nadine)

Reviews (32)
I had the pleasure of having Dianne as my first House/Cat Sitter Dianne was very thorough in following through instructions to look after Meishka, as I was initially worried as it's the 1st time he's been looked after by someone else. Dianne sent me regular pictures & updates. She was very clean and vacuumed the house before she left! Dianne is friendly, switched on, and knows how to take care of someone's home, like her own, and she goes the extra mile to ensure the house and cat are cared for ... MORE
 
SEEMEE (Watford , Feb 2023 - 6 days)
Dianne was in regular communication with me while I was away with updates and photos. I came home to a clean and tidy home and most importantly a happy and relaxed cat. He also had some extra toys and treats which Dianne had bought for him! Thankyou Dianne for looking after my cat and home so well
 
MUNIRA (Brighton England, Jan 2024 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
As well as being a wonderful human, Dianne is a great example to House Sitting. With a fascinating life history and lovely pleasant demeanour, Dianne is easy to engage with. Her love of animals is clear and this is demonstrated by the instant by animals towards her. I would not hesitate to ask Dianne to come back to my home to take care of affairs so have no problem referring or recommending Dianne to anyone else. The world needs more people like Dianne 😀
 
ALEX (Shetland Scotland, Nov 2023 - 1 week 1 night)
We can highly recommend Dianne who looked after our little dog and house recently. Dianne is a kind and caring pet sitter and a trustworthy and conscientious house sitter. Dianne kept our home immaculate and our dog very happy. I would not hesitate using Dianne again and recommending her to other pet owners. She sends regular updates on your pet’s activities and is very easy to communicate with.
 
ANDREA (Coulsdon England, Oct 2023 - 1 week)
Nadine (Diane) was a wonderful house and pet sitter, she took wonderful care of our 2 spoilt house dogs. We came home to a lovely tidy house with everything washed for us. I would highly recommend Nadine (Diane) to house sit and we would definitely like to get her to house sit again for us.
 
KAREN (Toukley NSW, Aug 2023 - 5 nights) From Aussie House Sitters
My charges were 2 delightful miniature poodles, so very loving & playful. They were very low maintenance & such great company. Karen's house is very comfortable & clean (easy to maintain cleanliness). Communication with Karen was easy, always prompt, and she has also taken the time to fully ... MORE
Dianne is an excellent Housesitter. She really cared for my cat and sent regularly updates.
 
LYNNE (Longfield England, Apr 2023 - 1 week 2 days)
Dianne has been an amazing housesitter - I can't recommend her enough - nor can Mouse my cat! She looked after both Mouse and the house to the highest standards. It was lovely to meet her before the sitting and see her when we got back. She cleaned the house better than us and was very attentive to Mouse. I would be super happy to have her housesit for us again. Very professional and a lovely lady!
 
AMANDA (Stoke Poges England, Apr 2023 - 2 weeks)
Couldn't have chosen a better sitter..The kitties adored her, she took care of them as if they were her own, with great affection. Sent us daily texts and pictures of the kits so we didnt miss them too much Treated our home as if it was her own too, very clean and tidy when we returned home, as if we'd never been away. Will definitely try and secure Dianne for our next vacation, whenever that is. Highly recommended.
 
ELISE (Sheffield England, Jan 2023 - 4 weeks)
Dianne was a great sitter - she took excellent care of Shimano, despite her being rather unsettled due to a neighbour tomcat bullying her. She was in frequent contact updating me about Shimano, and reassured me that all was well at home while I was on the other side of the world! Highly recommended
 
KATHERINE (Emsworth England, Nov 2022 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Dianne stayed in my house and looked after Bertie my cat. She was wonderful and spoilt him rotten. Think he'd have been happier if I'd stayed away longer. Dianne looked after my house as her own and kept in touch with updates on Bertie. I will be delighted when Dianne returns to look after Bertie again in next few month.
 
CHARMAINE (Teddington England, Nov 2022 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Dianne was amazing. Being the first time in over 2 years that I had had a sitter in I was a little unsure how the cats would react, but her calm personality meant they were won over by the 'stranger' in the house very quickly. I received daily updates from Dianne, including pictures of some very chilled out cats, which was so reassuring and meant I could fully concentrate on my work trip rather than worrying about what was going on at home. I came home to a clean & tidy house & Dianne had ... MORE
 
CAROLINE (Godalming England, Apr 2022 - 1 week)
Dianne was very kind and caring and Ruby was very comfortable with her. Very respectful of my house and property and it was very nice to meet her !
 
JACKIE (Carshalton England, Mar 2022 - 1 week)
Dianne helped me for three weeks in dates that are different from my advery but I can't change the pre-set date range on the site. I can not thank her enough. To say she cares about your pets is an understatement. She bought them treats and pampmered them in every way. I know they missed her when she left. I had my lawn mowed and things made nice and tidy. There were a couple of gifts for the kitchen for me. And what interesting chats we had during our crossover hours. I would love to ... MORE
 
HELEN (Uckfield England, Mar 2022 - 3 weeks)
*** Highly recommended! *** Our very first house and petsitter was Dianne and it could not be more perfect. We had all information we needed, with pictures and regular updates. It made us feel a lot more better during our holiday that we knew our dog and cat are in good hands and having a wonderful time.
 
KARIM (Rugby , Feb 2022 - 5 days)
Dianne's a great house sitter. Reliable, good communication, left the house spotless and she clearly struck up a bond with my cats. I felt completely comfortable entrusting my cats in her care and wouldn't hesitate in recommending her.
 
VIKKI (London England, Feb 2022 - 1 week)
Dianne was absolutely a life saver. We left our home for 8 days and she made sure every day that we are well informed about how things are going. She cared for our dog Bruno more than a Vet would even though he is harder to handle than most of the dogs. It was a pleasure to get to know her and we would be happy to welcome her again.
 
AKOS (CHICHESTER England, Jan 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
Dianne was a fantastic sitter. From the outset, she was polite, respectful and friendly, making us feel we had made the right decision to entrust her with our home and pets. She was excellent at keeping us posted on things and sent us photographs of the cats every other day at least. The cats he's very fond of Dianne with many of the photos showing them curled up on her lap. We came home to happy cats and a clean flat :-) Dianne was also a great help when I needed something to be located in the ... MORE
 
JUDITH (London England, Dec 2021 - 4 weeks)
Nadine is a very caring house sitter poot took to her immediately she sent pics and the house and garden and poot were well taken care of I would recommend her highly.
 
SHARYN (POINT CLARE NSW, Jan 2021 - 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Nadine was a wonderful sitter. My two cats were very relaxed and obviously were given lots of attention. The garden and plants had been watered and the house was clean and tidy. As a communicator Nadine was brilliant at keeping us up to date, sending lots of texts and alleviating any worries we may have had.. The day before we were due to fly out the garage door malfunctioned and a drain blocked up. Nadine handled these unexpected "disasters" with no bother and all was under control when we ... MORE
 
JUDY (Chittaway Bay NSW, Jul 2020 - 1 week 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Diane was great with Bruce couldn't do enough for Bruce.The house was well looked after and great communication, always reachable on the phone. Would definitely recommend her for any house sitting job. Very personable lady to deal with. Hope to have her back for our next trip.
 
SANDRA (Abermain NSW, Jul 2020 - 2 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Nadine, was an excellent sitter our house and pups were very well cared for and everything was perfect on our return from holidays. We are so happy we found her to take care of things, Nadine, provided daily pics and info which put our mind at rest at all times. Thanks again Nadine, we would highly recommend you to anyone who needs a fantastic sitter. Deb and Grant
 
DEBBIE AND GRANT (Kariong NSW, Jun 2020 - 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
Just an amazing first experience of using this site. Our house sitter was brilliant and would recommend her services. She spoilt our cats and think they would have packed their bags and gone home with her. Had regular updates with photos and we are hoping that when she comes back to the UK, she will come and stay with us. She was more than just a sitter, truly friendly. The house was neat and tidy and all my house plants survived. A great fun lady.
 
DIANA AND COLIN (East Sussex England, Feb 2020 - 3 weeks)
Dianne did a fantastic job looking after our puppy Millie for five and ½ weeks. Being a very picky eater, Millie only liked chicken and rice so Dianne accepted the mission to try new foods for her. We now know of other things she likes to make eating a bit more fun. She also introduced Millie to bones with the extra benefits that she no longer eats our plats! Dianne kept us informed all along with very detailed updates documenting what she was trying, what was working and what didn't. ... MORE
 
PAULA (Asquith NSW, Sep 2019 - 1 month 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
This was my first time using a house sitter so I was very nervous, I have 2 elderly dogs that need medication. I couldn't have asked for a better house sitter. Dianne was outstanding and went above and beyond to care for my pets. My dogs got ill and stopped eating during our time away so Dianne hand fed them and purchased extra food to try and get them to eat. She kept us informed every day of their progress and exceptional with her care. I would not hesitate to use Dianne again and can't ... MORE
 
KAREN (Blue Bay NSW, Jun 2019 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Dianne was an absolute dream of a house sitter. She took amazing care of our pets and our home, and was so easy to communicate and coordinate with. Dianne was quick to ask questions about anything we forgot to mention, and ensured that our pets were cared for and loved in our absence. She provided us with regular photo-updates of our pets, which we really appreciated. Dianne definitely has a way with animals, and became fast friends with both our cat and dog - we could tell that they really ... MORE
 
JOSHUA (London England, Apr 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating I cannot thank Dianne enough for the wonderful care and attention she gave to my cat Oliver, while we were away for 3 weeks. The communication both before and during the housesit was excellent and I felt comfortable and happy that both Oliver and the house were in safe hands. Thanks so much, Dianne
TAMLYN (Blackpool England, Dec 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Intelligent, warm, friendly,,responsible Australian lady who bonded beautifully with our cat Sophy. and kept the house very clean and tidy. Would be delighted to have her back anytime.
LINNY (Edinburgh Scotland, Nov 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
Nadine is a wonderful house and pet minder and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She took extremely good care of my house and my two cats while I was overseas for 3.5 months. She was always quick to reply to my emails and provided me with detailed and frequent updates about the cats. As a result of Nadine's high level of care, I did not worry while I was away as I knew that my pets, house and garden were in very capable and respectful hands. Nadine even drove me to the rail station with my ... MORE
 
GILLIAN (Narara NSW, Jul 2018 - 3 months 2 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Nadine sat for my elder dog Charlie for a month. My dog loves having company and Nadine was able to work from home and provide that for him. Charlie was walked everyday, twice if he felt up to it. My neighbours had met her in our absence and said she was lovely and saw her walk little Charlie. Nadine was great keeping in touch via email while we were overseas. Asking questions or any concerns, she openly asked. The house was neat and tidy and Charlie was in good spirits. Nadine has become ... MORE
 
MIRA (Parramatta NSW, May 2018 - 4 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
I would highly recommend Nadine. She kept me informed on how my cat was going. On returning home my cat was very happy & my home was clean & tidy. I was very comfortable & happy with the house sit that Nadine did & would definitely use her again.
 
DENICE (Long Jetty NSW, May 2018 - 1 week 3 days) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Nadine kindly looked after Gabbie and our home earlier this month. She is a fascinating, independent lady who confidently stepped into our home to maintain the routine Gabbie is used to. She provided us with total peace of mind whilst we were away, keeping in contact via messages each day. Our dog, our home and my garden were all well looked after by Nadine.
DEBORAH (Umina Beach NSW, May 2018 - 3 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Nadine did an amazing job taking care of our house and our cat. She reassured us that everything was okay while we were away and our cat was SOOOOO happy with all the attention and love given to him. An extra bonus was that we returned to a house that was so spotlessly clean. Thank you Nadine. We have absolute confidence in you and hope that we can have you take care of our beautiful cat and house again.
 
POLLY (West Pennant Hills NSW, Mar 2018 - 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
 
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