We are two Aussie guys who absolutely love the house sitting lifestyle. We have been house sitting full time since May 2016, starting in New Zealand. Since then we have cared for homes and pets in Australia, USA, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We are currently on our 51st house sitting assignment. We have met some wonderful home owners and their pets and are willing to consider any house sitting opportunities across the globe. We enjoy experiencing things ‘as a local’, and with our love of travel and animals, house sitting ticks all the boxes for us, whilst allowing our home owners to have worry free vacations and trips.
We are clean, tidy, responsible and non-smokers. We both love animals, particularly cats and dogs (especially golden retrievers and border collies). We are both happy to take care of your garden and lawn as well.
We both work online, so a reliable internet connection would need to be available at your home so that we can continue our work.
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We had been hoping to secure the House/Pet Sitting services of Andrew & Christopher for a few years and so we were thrilled to find they finally had an available window last month (March 2020)
As any pet owner would know, it’s challenging to find suitable care for our treasured fur-kids but, it’s especially difficult to find people who are confident and capable when it comes to animals with ‘special needs’, like our 5 year old Border Collie, Phoebe. She was diagnosed in her first year as having ‘hyper-arousal’ – which sounds a bit ridiculous given she’s a border collie – they’re all a bit mad (in the nicest possible way) – but, her condition is very real and would have been quite damaging for her if left un-managed over the long-term. Thankfully it’s now managed with prescribed medication but, she still needs to be closely monitored for signs of stress. I’m pleased to say that Andrew and Christopher were clearly sensitive to her needs; they pre-empted any triggers; were comfortable about giving her tablets each day; and, made her feel loved and secure. They occasionally sent us photos whilst we were away, showing Phoebe on her favourite bush-walks and by the time we returned, it was clear that they had gone way beyond the brief and Phoebe was totally besotted with them. It was also clear that our home was respected and cared for and it was a great relief to return to a very clean and tidy home; as well as a healthy happy dog. Can’t thank them enough and hope we can entice them back again in the future.
Wow, we thought we had good house sitters in the past until we had Andrew and Christopher look after our house and pets. They gave us regular updates which was very reassuring and the house was the cleanest it’s ever been on our arrival back home. The cat (who usually doesn’t like strangers) loved them staying and even slept on the bed with them (first time he’s ever done that with strangers). If you get the opportunity to have them look after your house and pets them don’t hesitate, they book out fast for a reason. Thanks guys for looking after Max, we really appreciate it.
From the start our communications were quick and efficient. Andrew and Christopher are very experienced house sitters so know exactly what is needed. They are a lovely friendly couple and looked after the house, garden and pets perfectly. My only concern was how adoringly our dogs were staring up at them in the photos they sent and if they would want us back!!! Dropped us at the airport in the early hours and picked us up on our return with dinner in the oven and essentials in the fridge. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Christopher and Andrew came to us highly recommended from friends on Waiheke Island. We were not disappointed. We met them prior to the housesit and felt confident that we would be leaving our house and dog in safe hands. This was the first time we had left our dog and were happy they kept us updated during their stay on how she was settling in. Their capabilities were highlighted when our travel plans home were disrupted and they sorted things out smoothly. On our arrival home we found a happy dog and our house clean and tidy. Nice guys, would definitely recommend them.
December 2019 – January 2020
Matt and I feel very lucky to have come across and engaged both Christopher and Andrew to care for Dudley over this last Christmas (2019). It was interesting to see how happy Dudley was with them as apart from one or two others that Dudley sees a lot he can be reserved but not with these guys. They would have to be the most sincere, genuine, loyal, trustworthy guys we have met! We would welcome them back anytime and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
We posted a sit at relatively short notice as were going on a one week cruise and could not believe our good fortune when among the numerous responses was one from Andrew & Christopher who without doubt are the consummate house-sitters who are well traveled, caring, considerate, experienced and genuinely cared about us, our home and pets. Just check out their website and amazing reviews . We snapped them up without question and they lived up to all the reviews and well exceeded our expectations. Our house and menagerie were left perfect and I’m pretty sure the dogs and bird are still missing them. They arrived as strangers and left as friends and we look forward to catching up again with these lovely people soon. If you are fortunate enough to receive a response from a sit you post our advice is to act quick and snap them up.
We can’t thank Andrew & Christopher enough for house sitting/pet sitting for us when we went over to Japan for two weeks to our sons wedding.
They were fantastic & go above & beyond what they need too in many ways. It was so good heading off knowing our fur babies were in such capable hands & also knowing that they were well loved & being looked after so well was such peace of mind & one less thing to worry about when we were so far away from home.
We highly recommend these two lovely, caring guys to anyone who is looking for the perfect house sitters, you will definitely not be disappointed. We are just so sorry that they aren’t available for when we go away on our next trip in May!!
Ten months before I was due to leave for Turkey I got in touch with Christopher to see if he and Andrew would like a few weeks to reconnect with Noosa Heads. Christopher had lived close to me during his time here (2002-2004) and I knew he would be interested in seeing what had happened since he had left. I knew the boys were enjoying their housesitting and on the offchance that they would have time in October and that they perhaps were in Australia, they would come and look after my fish pond and garden while visiting old haunts.
On my return the garden was beautiful and the fish had multiplied!!! I would recommend these two wonderful chaps for their care and dedication to doing the best and leaving your home in perfect order. Can hardly wait to take off again and only hope Christopher and Andrew can again look after my home and fish.
We have had Andrew and Christopher house sit our home while we were away for an extended period. This is the second time they have looked after our home, the first time was not for so long. (Read review here) It was a pleasure to come home after 7 months away to find the house better than we left it and the attention to detail was extraordinary. We were able to return home seamlessly as though we had never been away. The outdoor areas were also beautifully maintained during our absence. They communicated frequently with us and made sure that important mail was sent, as well as providing photos of things happening on the home front. We unfortunately don’t have pets but we know how much they enjoy looking after them too. We learn a lot about our area when they housesit as they explore the area and we hear of their experiences and realise there is so much more we can enjoy in our own area. We hope to have the privilege of having them again in the future and thoroughly recommend The Global Wanderers to provide peace of mind when going away. Thank you Andrew and Christopher, you have become close friends. Good luck with your next adventures, we know we cannot keep you all to ourselves. Our loss, but others gain!
They are lovely guys with calm and gentle energy – perfect houseguests!
They were here for 3 weeks and did a wonderful job of looking after my cat Muggles. Muggles trained them well in slipping him a few extra biscuits, capturing his keen interest in computers in a few photos (screens are a great height for neck scratching posts, did Andrew really have that formula correct in the spreadsheet??), providing comfy laps and door opening duties. He rewarded them with early morning calls for breakfast😃
Between Muggles duties, they kept the house clean and tidy, kept some precious plants alive and even patched an unwanted mini trench which had appeared in my ‘bush’ driveway!!
Muggles keenly awaits their return. And I’m delighted to have housesitters who cope well with a semi rural environment (tank water and septic system).
Again, in the weeks leading up to our departure, the Global Wanderers reached out to finalize the logistics of the housesit. They arrived in Basel the night before and stayed in a nearby hotel, and before we left we spent several hours together so they could meet our dog, Alaska, and so that they could familiarize themselves with our small apartment and the surrounding area. They took the initiative to set up a WhatsApp group so we could stay in touch. During our vacation, Andrew and Christopher sent us messages with photos of Alaska to let us know that everything was ok.
The Global Wanderers spent 2 weeks minding our apartment and our dog in Basel, Switzerland. They were very prompt, reliable and showed integrity. As experienced house sitters, they are very organized and show a lot of initiative, which obviously put our minds at ease. They took very good care of Alaska and our apartment, leaving it as they found it. Alaska clearly loved her new companions and didn’t want to say goodbye. We can highly recommend them, and will gladly reach out to them in future if they are available and interested.
December 2018-January 2019
After never having had a house sitter before I really did not know what to expect, but I was more than pleasantly surprised in our total experience.
Christopher and Andrew met with our family two weeks before the house sit and ran through everything our house had to offer and also the requirements of our 8 year old Weimaraner – Chandon. Their approach to the services they offer is very thorough and very professional. They ask and take notes on everything.
Whilst we were away they kept us up to date with photos and messages of how things were going and more importantly what Chandon was up to.
The house was left in a pristine condition on our arrival home.
I would highly recommend the boys for any of your house sitting needs and hope that next time we travel they are in Sydney and free for when we need them. They truly offer a unique service and we now understand why they are in demand all over the world.
But even knowing our house and pets would be in good hands, we were not prepared for the wonderful all-around experience we had with them. Not only are they professional in their approach to house sitting, but they are delightful people with whom we could share many things.
We are fortunate to have a maid and a gardener and they treated both with respect and kindness. And our dog, Princess, and three cats were obviously well taken care of in our absence. Princess, our dog, still goes into their bedroom looking for them. Our house and car were well kept in our absence and Andrew and Christopher kept us informed about repairs that needed to be done in our absence and important calls that came in that we needed to respond to. We highly recommend them and know that we will definitely have them house sit for us again.
I know we may sound like a broken record, but I just have to repeat myself again by saying you are both absolutely fantastic! Knowing that you were taking such wonderful care of our five beloved pets truly enabled us to enjoy our five weeks away this past November/December. One always enjoys going away but having peace of mind that such caring individuals as you two are taking such care of our home and pets only added to our relaxation.
We are so happy that you had an opportunity to meet people in the community and every single person that you had contact with in your five weeks here has mentioned what wonderful people you both are. You both definitely left an impression on so many people.
Coming home on Christmas Day, totally exhausted after more than 24 hours travelling, was such a pleasure seeing that you had put up and beautifully decorated the Christmas tree and left a wonderful bottle of red wine for our enjoyment
Anyone lucky enough to have you both as house/pet sitters will never regret it. It will will hard for any other sitters to come close to you. We already miss you and hope our paths will once again cross. If you ever plan to return to Mexico, please let us know and we will gladly book a vacation so our pets can once again enjoy your loving care.
We wish you happy trails in 2018. Travel safely!
I have known Christopher (20+yrs) and Andrew (10+yrs) both personally and professionally while I resided in Australia between 1989-2010. I had no reservations calling on them to look after our most precious things when the time came.
Christopher and Andrew were both personable and professional in their approach to looking after our fur baby and property while we travelled. Their attention to detail is impeccable in regards to our pets needs and our home. They went over and above when faced with an unexpected rain storm here in a Palm Springs, which resulted in flooding in the area. The guys were quick to do what they needed to do which included digging trenches in the middle of the storm to allow water to escape our back yard and stop the house from flooding. We were ever so grateful.
In addition, we had some deliveries arrive while we were away. One of he deliveries was an order for some new barstools. Christopher and Andrew, without even thinking twice, offered to unpack and assemble these with our permission.
We returned to an exceptionally clean home and a very happy dog! We couldn’t have asked for more! I highly recommend Christopher and Andrew for any house/pet sitting job you may have now or in the future.
Andrew and Christopher looked after our Darwin home for the past 4 weeks. What can I say….they have been just fantastic. We met the day prior to us flying out and I knew we had the right people for the house sit. Really good guys and they have looked after our place better than we do ourselves. They kept us in touch with a few text messages and reassured us that all was in hand. We returned to a super clean home, tidy garden and clean sheets on our bed. Even our grumpy old cat seems oddly happy! Would have them back in a heartbeat – thanks you 2!
And because of an emergency in our family this last time they housesat we had to leave before they were to arrive. Their familiarity with our house and pets made this go smoothly.
I cannot recommend them more highly and will look forward to having them back again soon.
We would get periodic photos of our 2 cats which was unexpected at first, but reassuring, and we looked forward to the next update!
In addition, they were as neat as a pin, and when we arrived home after 2 weeks, we found our house just as we had left it…or perhaps even a little cleaner.
Thanks again guys, I can’t wait to go away on our next trip!
Absolutely fabulous and amazing guys … and now we will remain as friends…my dog and chickens loved them too!
I have had many house/pet-sitters over the years, but none as outstanding as Andrew and Christopher!
They took such wonderful, loving care of my beloved cats, sending me regular updates and photos. Nothing was too much trouble and they coped with my rather ‘special needs’ boy cat brilliantly and with the utmost of patience, love and understanding.
When I returned home, my apartment was spotless – in fact, it was even cleaner than I had left it! The bed was all made up for me, the extra towels and sheets were washed and folded, there was milk in the fridge and flowers waiting! And most importantly, two very happy, beautifully looked after cats were waiting to greet me!
Andrew and Christopher are well experienced, truly professional house/pet-sitters. They take pride in taking the utmost care of your home and pets and will easily adapt to whatever kind of home or pets you may have. Having them to housesit means that you can fully enjoy your holiday or time away from home, knowing that everything is in the best of hands.
I would recommend Andrew and Christopher as highly as possible. If you are looking for the perfect people to care for your home and pets, look no further! I only hope that I am fortunate enough to have them come to stay during my future holidays! They are quite simply, the best!