House Sitter   Louise Burch


House Sitter Louise Burch

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Location:   Doubleview, Australia

Age:   69

Experience:   2 mo

Rank:   star star star rate this sitter

About Louise Burch:

Experienced House Sitter, Kind and Caring, Love all Pets, References, Non-smoker, National Police Clearance.

I am a semi-retired Graphic Designer.
I have been a Wildlife Carer caring for native animals and returning them to the bush.
I have provided foster care for cats and kittens for the local Cat Haven.
At home I have cared for my children's pets - rabbits, guinea pigs, a fish, a dog, cats and also my three chooks.
I was brought up on a farm and have looked after all sorts of farm animals.
I am also registered with Mad Paws Pet Boarding here in Perth and have cared for several dogs (many repeat bookings) in my home.

[You can see my Mad Paws profile and reviews at https://www.madpaws.com.au/petsitter/doubleview-wa/louise-b-love-and-care-by-an-experienced-sitter-in-doubleview]

I have been house sitting since 2011 and have done many house sits in Australia and some overseas, in Ireland, England, France and New Zealand.
I have looked after all sorts of pets. Lots of dogs and cats plus rats, lizards, fish, llamas, hens and more.
Non Smoker
National Police Clearance
I worked in Real Estate as a Temp Property Manager, the work included carrying out Rental Inspections, Property Condition Reports and showing houses to prospective tenants. I was trustworthy and responsible as I was entering a tenant's home without them being present.
Education - Diploma of Graphic Design and
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art History)

Reviews (5)
No rating We had Louise and her husband come and look after our home and dogs for the Easter long weekend,. We were very lucky to have such lovely and kind people look after our dogs which allowed us to enjoy our wknd away with the peace of mind that everything was taken cared for at home. Many thanks Jenna
JENNA (South Kalgoorlie WA, Apr 2017 - 3 days)
Louise and partner were great house sitters. She really looked after the chooks well. My house was cleaner on my return than when I left. She kept sending me pictures of my lovely chookies so that I knew they were safe. It was really fantastic to have her look after my home.
 
FRANCES (Kununurra WA, Aug 2020 - 2 weeks)
Louise We were very happy with Louise Our dogs were very well looked after She would send us updates and photos of our dogs Our house was kept clean I think it was cleaner than when we left We were very comfortable We would be very happy to have Louise again Thank you so much again for everything Louise
 
JEANETTE (St Helens Park NSW, Mar 2019 - 4 days)
Wonderful house sitters! They looked after our kitty so well and sent us photos of him looking very happy. The house was clean and tidy. They were very easy going and helpful.
 
ROBYNNE (Jam Jerrup VIC, Aug 2018 - 1 week)
No rating If you are after a fantastic house sitter Louise is the person you are looking for. Louise sat our house, dogs, chooks and axolotl on our 18 acre rural property for 4 weeks. Her communications before, during and after the sit were brilliant. The house was spotless when arrive home and there were even fresh flowers on the table. We had the holiday of our life knowing the house was in great hands. Thanks Louise!!
GARRY (Albany WA, Jul 2016 - 4 weeks)


HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE 

22nd August 2020 to 5th Sept 2020 Kununurra WA
Cared for 17 lovely hens and 29 lively chickens and the home.

7th June 2020 to 7 July 2020 Cottesloe WA
Cared for two 'challenging' rescue dogs and four rescue chooks and the home.

28 Feb to 1 March 2020 St Helens Park NSW
Repeat housesit
Cared for two terrier dogs and the home.

28 Nov  to 2 Dec 2019 Applecross WA  (return house sit)
Looked after two indoor cats, the pot plants and the apartment.

14 Aug to 28 Aug 2019 Barnet, United Kingdom
Cared for three dogs,  three chickens, the garden and the home.
Ref: Louise & Andy looked after our three rescue dogs and our chickens while we holidayed in Hungary this year. They came the week before to meet the dogs and to see how everything worked in the house so on the morning of our departure we could leave nice and early. They kept in touch whilst we were away sending pictures etc. and on our return had left the house super clean and tidy, all the animals were very happy and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to look after your property and pets. We would certainly have them to stay again! Thank you Louise & Andy.

22 July to 2 Aug 2019 Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Cared for three cats, the garden and the home.
Ref: Louise and her husband were completely fabulous sitters. Our 3 cats were so well looked after, they looked happy and contented on our return. Our house looked cleaner coming home than it did before we left. Louise had washed our bed linen and towels too. We had some flowers, chocolates and wine on the worktop for our arrival home. They went above and beyond our expectations and we felt completely at ease leaving our precious fur babies in their care. Thank you so much Louise.

June 1 to June 15 2019, Blackman's Bay Tasmania
Cared for four cats, two birds and the home.

March 29 to April 7 2019 North Parramatta NSW
Cared for three indoor cats and the apartment.
Ref: Apart from being a lovely lady, Louise was wonderful with my 3 cats - they couldn't have been in better hands! Even my grouchy Oscar would let her pat him!

March 22 to March 26 2019 St Helens Park NSW
Cared for two terrier dogs and the home.
Ref: We were very happy with Louise Our dogs were very well looked after. She would send us updates and photos of our dogs Our house was kept clean I think it was cleaner than when we left. We were very comfortable. We would be very happy to have Louise again. Thank you so much again for everything Louise.

Feb 7 to Feb 16 2019 Applecross WA
Looked after two indoor cats and the apartment.

November 8 to November 19 2018 Margaret River, WA
Looked after  a house on a seven acre block, watered garden plants, fruit trees and vegetables and cared for a lovely old Maremma Border Collie cross dog. Took the dog for some pleasant strolls through the trees on the property.
Ref: Thank you for the fabulous job you did for our house, garden and dog. Liz


August 4 to August 12 2018 Jam Jerrup, Victoria. Looked after the house and a cat.
Ref: Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers. The house was lovely and tidy. It was so nice to come home to. Thanks again.

June 20 to July 29 2018 Cottesloe, Perth. Looked after the house,  two very old Blue Heelers and four rescue chooks.
Ref: Thank you for looking after our girls and boys. Everything looks great. How did you get the stove so shiny and clean? Thank you again for looking after everything so well. Barry

June 2 to June 28 2018 Albany, WA. Looked after two house cats and a Golden Retriever. Took the Retriever for long walks along the beach, river, bay and lakes.
Ref: Thanks for looking after my pets and house so well. Getting the regular updates and photos was great. Thanks again for your care. Toni

Sept 25th to Sept 29th 2017 Toodyay (return house sit). Looked after a small farm, eleven Ragdoll cats (six were kittens), three alpacas, one dog, two guinea fowl and ten hens.

Sept 9th to Sept 25th 2017 Wembley Downs, Perth. Looked after the home and Jack the cat.

10th Aug to 24th Aug 2017 Nelson, New Zealand. Looked after the home, a three year-old Border Collie and two 18 year-old cats. We took the dog for two walks each day and gave the cats a daily pat or two and some grooming as they sat in their bed on the sunny window sill.

3rd July -  12 July 2017 Dunsborough WA. Looked after the home and one dog. Walked the dog daily. The dog had diabetes and I was required to give him daily insulin injections.


April 14 to April 17 2017 Kalgoorlie WA. Looked after the home and two dogs. Took out the bins.
Ref: We had Louise and her husband come and look after our home and dogs for the Easter long weekend,. We were very lucky to have such lovely and kind people look after our dogs which allowed us to enjoy our weekend away with the peace of mind that everything was taken cared for at home. Many thanks Jenna

Feb 24 to March 5 2017 Bunbury WA. Looked after home and two dogs. Walked the dogs, watered plants, brought in the mail, took out the bins.

Jan 27 to Feb 7 2017  Lower King WA . (return house sit). Looked after house, garden and a young Border Collie dog.

Jan 23 to Jan 26 2017 Toodyay (return house sit). Looked after a small farm, seventeen Ragdoll cats (eight were baby kittens), three alpacas, one dog, two guinea fowl and ten hens.

Aug 15 to Sept 5 2016 Green Range WA (return house sit). Looked after small farm, one horse, sheep, chooks and a sheepdog.
Ref: Elaine, Green Range
Louise has house sat for us on 4 occasions now. We require a responsible sitter as we are in a rural location and need someone to be on the property not only to care for our animals, 1 horse, 10 chickens, 1 old dog, and 100 sheep, but also for security reasons. Louise is very capable at caring for the animals checking the water and feeding out hay when required. Louise also is needed to pump water for the garden which requires starting a stationary motor at a dam to pump water to the garden tank at the house. We are always happy to have Louise house sit for us as we know that the farm is in safe hands. She is our preferred sitter.

July 1 to July 30 2016 Albany, Western Australia. Cared for two Border Collies, chooks and one axolotl.
Ref: Garry - Albany WA Sit Date: Jul 2016
If you are after a fantastic house sitter Louise is the person you are looking for. Louise sat our house, dogs, chooks and axolotl on our 18 acre rural property for 4 weeks. Her communications before, during and after the sit were brilliant. The house was spotless when arrive home and there were even fresh flowers on the table. We had the holiday of our life knowing the house was in great hands. Thanks Louise!!

June 25 to June 29 2016 Toodyay. Looked after a small farm, seven Ragdoll cats, three alpacas, one dog, two guinea fowl and hens.
Return house sit requested for 2017: "It's Norm here from Toodyay. You sat for us 25th June and did a spectacular job! Are you interested / able to do a short one again for us from 23rd to 26th January next year?"

Sept 27 to Oct 17 2015 La Celle-en-Morvan, Burgundy, France.
Cared for two cats and 'minded' the owner's campsite for three weeks. (the campsite was closed)

Apr 11 to Apr 25 Hillarys, Perth. Looked after a cheeky Chihuahua. Feeding and company

Mar 26 to Apr 7 Hillarys Perth. Looked after a Corgi dog. Feeding, walkies and company.

Mar 4 to Mar 9 2015 Lower Snug Tasmania. Looked after the home, watered vegetables and pot plants, fed, walked and brushed a Maremma dog, checked hay and water for 4 llamas and 3 sheep, fed and let out/locked up 12 chooks and fed and cuddled 2 rats.
Ref: Hi Louise (and Andy), thanks for looking after our place so beautifully! It was a pleasure to come home to a clean and happy household. Phoenix looked very fluffy and well fed. The rats were very happy to see us too. I hope you enjoyed yourselves and it wasn't too cold! Thanks again :-)

Feb 28 to March 1 2015 Kinglake, Victoria. Spent three days with a cat breeder in Melbourne. My duties included combing the fluffy cats, feeding and socialising with the kittens, holding the scratchy, bitey end of the male cats while the lady washed their tails. I was also an 'assistant midwife' and held the paw of a lovely cat while she gave birth to seven kittens.

Jan 20 to Jan 30 2015 Karrinyup WA.  Looked after house, one large dog, one Weiro, the garden, eight fish and two Motorbike frogs for 10 days.

Dec 2014/Jan 2015 Lower King WA.  Looked after house, garden and a very old Border Collie dog for 11 days. The dog required 6 medications three times daily and constant observation as her back legs sometimes didn't work. The dog was quite alert and happy at the end of the house sit on January 8th 2015.
Ref: Corinn Lower King
Louise did an excellent job of looking after our home and our very old border collie, including giving numerous medications. House was clean, dog was happy and garden was in better shape than when we left. Will ask Louise to house / pet sit again in the future with our young border collie.

Oct 14 to Nov 9 Dunsborough WA.  Looked after the home, watered plants, kept gardens tidy for 4 weeks.

April 2014 Green Range WA Looked after small farm, farm animals and sheepdog.
Ref: Louise and Andy housesat for us for three weeks in April 2014. We have a small farm east of Albany WA with two horses, sheep, hens and a dog. They fed the stock hay, checked the water and generally kept an eye on them. They fed our dog and took her for good long walks to the mailbox to fetch the mail, a two kilometre round trip. Louise looked after the hens, especially Blackie the hen who was due to hatch thirteen eggs. Thirteen chickens hatched and Louise cared for Blackie and her clutch and kept them and the other hens safe from the local fox. The house was kept very clean and tidy and the garden watered.
When we returned from our holiday it was good to know our house and animals had been well cared for.
Elaine

September 2013 Corofin, County Clare, Ireland. Looked after the home and 2 dogs and 2 cats - 2 weeks 
Ref: Dear Louise, Thank you for leaving everything so spic and span and even washing the sheets!
I really appreciate that the animals were so well looked after. Glad, too, that you enjoyed your time here. Take care and enjoy the remainder of your trip. All the best, Patricia.

July 2012 Northbridge WA.  Looked after home and two furry creatures, 1 dog and 1 cat  10 days
Ref: "Two little furry creatures and I say thank you for taking care of them. Both they and the garden are flourishing, so thank you very much for your care."

June 2012 Leederville WA.  Fed 8 outdoor fish, maintained water levels and cleared ponds.  4 weeks.

April 2012 Scarborough WA.  Looked after home, 2 cats and 6 fish for 4 weeks.

March 2012  Dunsborough WA.  Looked after the home, watered plants, kept gardens tidy for 2 weeks.

January 2012 Narrogin WA. Cared for 14 chooks, a dog, 2 cats and checked the sheep's water for 1 week.
Ref: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN We would like to vouch for Mrs Louise Burch as a house sitter On our return from a week's holiday we found everything in order. plants watered and happy animals. We are very happy to recommend her to homeowners as a house sitter.
Jefferson and Barbara

January 2012 Mahogany Creek WA  Cared for two cats and a dog, collected mail and papers, watered plants and walked the dog daily for 1 week.

December 2011 Leederville WA  Cared for fish and watered plants for 1 week.

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References 5

Barry Sanbrook

Homeowner in Cottesloe, Australia

Cared for two 'challenging' and very lively rescue dogs and four rescue hens and the home.
Fed and exercised the dogs and cleaned up doggie doos. Fed hens and gathered eggs. Kept coops clean and added new straw to nests.


Date of Service Jun 7, 2020

Kassy Taylor

Homeowner in Applecross, Australia

Looked after two indoor cats, the pot plants and the apartment.


Date of Service Nov 1, 2019

Toni Jones

Homeowner in Albany, Australia

Looked after two house cats and a Golden Retriever. Took the Retriever for long walks along the beach, river, bay and lakes.


Date of Service Jun 2, 2018

Elaine Mactaggart

Homeowner in Green Range, Australia

Green Range Western Australia (return house sit). Looked after small farm, one horse, 100 sheep, 10 chooks and an old sheepdog.
Checked the water for the stock and fed out hay when required. Also needed to pump water for the garden which required starting a stationary motor at a dam to pump water to the garden tank at the house.


Date of Service Aug 15, 2016

Toni Jones

Homeowner in Albany, Australia

Looked after two house cats and a Golden Retriever. Took the Retriever for long walks along the beach, river, bay and lakes.


Date of Service Jun 2, 2016