Amy and Nick

Amy and Nick H.

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Reliable, experienced, trustworthy pet sitting couple new to MadPaws.

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About Amy and Nick
Professional non-smoking couple for 2 years. Animal loving. Late 20’s/30. No dependants. Willing to travel. Runs own online business.

About Us

"Nick and Amy took care of our Golden Retriever Ted on 2 separate occasions while we were away visiting family in America. Ted is quite old and we were very happy they attended to his needs, were patient on his walks and were diligent with his medical requirements." - Dan & Cathy, Adelaide.

Hello, we're Nick and Amy, and for the past 2 years we've been providing security and peace of mind for a number of home and pet owners across Australia. We're location independent, have engineering backgrounds and own our online businesses which leaves us flexible and able to travel to watch over your beloved animals and cherished possessions. We're in our late 20s, both non-smokers, have no dependents, and no pets.

Why we want to house sit

As avid travellers, internet entrepreneurs, health conscious individuals, photographers and videographers we love that house sitting enables us to see new parts of the world and we get to see why you love living at these locations too. As animal lovers one thing we regularly miss whilst travelling is the companionship they bring. We miss walks, playing, and cuddling on the sofa; but most of all we love providing them with the attention that you would give if you were there. We know you must be missing your pets so we send our clients professional animal photos weekly to update you. Most of all we love to house sit because we want to make sure that whilst you're away, not only are your pets in an environment that they're used to (rather than a sadder time in a kennel) you're also able to relax in the knowledge that we'll care for your home as if it were our own.

Our Experience

Prior to house sitting, we both have Engineering backgrounds and have worked within events management and hospitality while studying. Amy has a food business so has carried that level of cleanliness into how we look after our own home, and the homes we watch during sitting assignments. She also manages the families short-term accommodation business in Victoria so understands the level of respect and cleanliness needed to ensure property is kept to a high standard. Nick has managed companies and large teams for over 7 years so is very organised. We've both lived away from home for more than ten years and have been responsible self-supporting adults ever since, for which we have character, work, and landlord references.

We've also been pet owners from a very young age and Amy grew up on a farm so very comfortable caring for many different animals including chickens, dogs, cats, birds, lizards, turtles, fish and guinea pigs. Amy seems to have a special affinity with animals and they feel at happy with her virtually straight away.

One of the pets Ted we looked after was very old and on a strict medication regime which we looked after him well to the delight of his owners.

We can leave you with a copy of our passport and driver's license, as well as police clearances.

*Services break down*
- Live-in house sitting by mature, trustworthy, non-smoking, professional couple.
- Avoid kennel costs! Pet minding, including walking cleaning, giving medicines, and generally giving them good company and a fun experience.
- Garden maintenance & continuance of any other maintenance services.
- Collection of post.
- Keep in touch if reassurance is required, we can even Skype.
- We would also update you with photo's via email so you can see first hand that your loved ones are being cared for with such love and attention, which will also put you at ease.
- Experience in looking after properties with unique pets that can not be put in a kennel situation, chickens, rabbits, reptiles etc.
- Confidence that your home and possessions will be looked after with attention and respect.

*Testimonials*
Phone numbers available on request

Nick and Amy took care of our Golden Retriever Ted while we were away visiting family in America. Ted is quite old and we were very happy they attended to his needs, were patient on his walks and were diligent with his medical requirements. - Dan & Cathy, Adelaide.


“Amy has been managing my 6 short term rental apartments in Victoria part time since 2014 and full time since July 2017. She also spends regular time house sitting the apartments approximately 3 times per year when I travel overseas. She coordinates and looks after the cleaning as well as tending to and organising any maintenance on the property. I maintain a high standard of accommodation as my clients are professionals that travel to and work in the area including doctors, lawyers and engineers so it is important I have the right person managing them. Amy has the level of respect and attention to detail required to maintain a high standard of living a lot of people overlook.”
Shamore Apartments - Sharon, Mildura

We always leave the house better than we found it… see this thank you text:
“Glad you both enjoyed it!! And thank you so much for the gin - I love O Gin - it's the good gear. And thanks also for the oil and protein shake powder and washing the sheets etc. Amy will have to give me some instructions. Talk soon.”
Patricia, Kangaroo Island

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Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Amy and Nick's Home
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Fenced backyard
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Household
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Pets sleep indoors
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Pets sleep outdoors
Policy
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Cancellation: Strict
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.
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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
1 review
Susie B.
Pet Sitting - Oct 21, 2019
Thank you Amy & Nick for looking after Hudson & Clarence & leaving the house neat, clean & tidy. A big thanks for the updates & doing all of the thoughtful touches, a lovely surprise when we arrived home from our holiday.
Emily B.
Dec 17, 2018
I was very impressed with Nick and Amy. They were great communicators, took photos of my pets for me and left my house in an exceptional clean state. I can highly recommend Nick and Amy and I will hope to use them again in future!
Lois W.
Nov 28, 2018
We can't commend Amy and Nick highly enough for the wonderful job that they did pet sitting for us. They sent regular updates to let us know how Charlie our 'free flying' budgie was going. When we arrived home Charlie was playful and happy.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 65 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
$ 33 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey
Emergency
Transport
Not Available