Introducing ourselves from Queensland, Australia

Hi, I am Del from The Beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. My husband Chris and I are both retired now and have been house sitting for about 7 years. Five of those years on International trips. Our specialty is cats and in fact we have two very spoilt ragdolls of our own. I have never met a cat I did not like and love to see them come out of their shell and learn to trust new people. Next week we are heading across to Canada for 7 weeks including two house sits. Nice to join this forum and find out what everyone else is up to.


Hi @Del,

On behalf of the forum team, a warm welcome to the TrustedHousesitter’s community. You are from one of my favorite parts in the entire world! I loved our time in Queensland especially the Daintree rainforest, what a magical place.

As you cannot share a link to your listing in this post, do share a link to your listing on your forum profile for a bit of extra exposure. But the main website is where ALL our members will see your opportunity and be able to apply and message with you.

If at any time you need any help don’t hesitate to reach out to our community here which is full of helpful members who have been through the process themselves and will happily give advice and guidance. Have a blast in Canada and please come back to share with us the new fur friends you make.

All the very best,

Kelly & the Forum Team


Hi @Del and welcome. My husband and I are also sitters & new home owners just up the road (100kms) at Scarborough. We are heading to the UK in November for 5 months of full time house sitting, our first international gig. We have just confirmed sitters to look after our place while we’re away (hence being first time owners). Enjoy the forum, it’s full of very helpful peeps.


Welcome to the forum Del & Chris :slightly_smiling_face: Where in Canada will you be visiting? We’re in Nova Scotia - if you’re heading our way, let us know!

hi DMJ,
We are going to BC and Alberta for this trip but do hope tyo do some more of Canada at a later date.

Welcome @Del

We are in Brisbane so not far from either yourself or @Crookie . We have quite a few weekend sits booked in Brisbane this year and are looking forward to getting back into international pet sitting next year.

We have a 6 week sit lined up in Quebec for Jan/Feb (sounds crazy but we are looking forward to our very first snow shoveling experience!!) and a 12 week sit lined up in the French Alps during May/June/July.

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