I have house sit and pet sit for friends, colleagues and clients for many years. I regularly take my friend’s dog to the dog beach and dog park just because I love him. I am different than other pet sitters because I do not charge. I do it for references and because I love dogs and cannot have my own.
I am a homeowner myself so I understand how important your pets and home are to you. I have also owned and managed my own furnished rental apartment previously. I am great in an emergency and know how to get things done, e.g. If some sort of unexpected repair was required. My references demonstrate my experience in taking care of other people's pets. I take it very seriously and do it mainly for the joy of interacting with cats and dogs.
I have heaps of references and currently take assignments through my own Facebook page (Pet and Housesitting by Lorraine), TrustedHousitters and Housecarers. I now have repeat clients who I also deal direct. I focus on Newcastle, but have recently accepted my first overseas assignment. I need to be close to town, so I don’t accept bookings too far from Merewether, unless I’m taking an overseas assignment of course.
I own two units of my own in Newcastle New South Wales, Australia - one I live in and one I rent out. I owned my first property in the 1990s and have a long history of ownership. I also have experience as a landlord. I have travelled to many countries around the world including India, Sr Lanka, France, Spain, Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA and Peru to name a few. I am originally from Canada but have made my home Australia since 2000. I use AirbnB and I am an Airbnb Host, you can count on me to be respectful and responsible....
Lorraine 's Home
No outdoor area
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 14 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat0 repeat stays
House Visiting - Dec 17, 2017
Lorraine was great and we had a very happy puppy at the end of their stay together. Thank you Lorraine.…