Please see below for reviews from pet & house sitting plus character references
House & Pet Sitter Review from Murray & Joy – Canada , 2023
Sam & Ben were excellent, just as their other reviews support. Great communication and correspondence while we were away. Most importantly, we could just tell they were giving our “Lily-dog” the love and attention she accustomed to. HA! So grateful to them for handling a couple of maintenance issues that came up as a result of the large snowfall. Can’t believe how well this worked out for us, for Lily and for Ben & Sam, we hope.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Brian & Janelle – Canada , 2023
Thank you for taking care of the place and the pups, it was great to leave the dogs with people they know. Appreciate you getting back in touch and returning again.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Claire & Sam – Australia, 2022
We booked Sam & Ben due to their five star reviews and I can say, whole heartedly, that they exceeded expectations! Sam was super invested in our dog Ziggi’s well being from our first interaction, and her true love for animals is super evident. She was so professional but kind enough to guide us through the process as first time housesitters. Before the sit, Sam took time to understand Ziggi’s routine and behaviour, and even joined me on a walk to understand how to manage him “out in the wild”.
During the sit, the regular daily picture and video updates were so appreciated, and demonstrated just how well Ziggi was being looked after. When you’re on the other side of the world, there really is nothing better than seeing your pet so happy, and a gorgeous little friendship emerging!
Sam and Ben also helped out with a couple of issues we were having with the house and left the house in immaculate condition with a very thoughtful welcome home gift too.
I can’t thank Sam & Ben enough for being so awesome for our first house sitting experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to book them again.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Hayley & Tom – Australia, 2022
Incredible sitting experience . We were away for 3 weeks, & they did a brilliant job of keeping us up to date. It was very re-assuring to have such a communicative couple. The flat was in immaculate condition when we came home. They even kept an eye on our flights to ensure that our pets wouldn’t be left alone. So incredible, & would love to use them again in the future. 5* across the board!
House & Pet Sitter Review from Becky – Australia, 2022
Thank you it was such a relief to know that Arnie was well taken care of while I was away, he looked like he had a great time and I loved all the photos and updates.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Jenny – Australia, 2022
Sam and Ben were the perfect house/pet sitters. We came home after 6 days to a spotless house, sheets & towels washed and drying on the line, beds remade ……and to fresh bread and gourmet biscuits. And the best of all being a very happy and relaxed Willow. I would be very happy to have Sam and Ben return to our house if the opportunity arises in the future.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Karen & Andrew – Australia, 2022
Sam & Ben are professional and easy to deal with. They took excellent care of our pet and home and we’re great at communicating by sending regular updates. They were very accommodating when we were in a pickle, needing to extend our trip by an extra week due to unforeseen circumstances, taking away all the worry. We returned to a very content and relaxed pet and a very clean home. Thank you so much and we hope you enjoyed your stay.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Richie & Sofi – Australia, 2022
Sam and Ben took care of our lovely cat for about 3 weeks and they were fantastic! They were sending us photos of Pepe everyday and making sure we were aware of how he was doing. They also took good care of the house and left everything very clean when we came back! Which is always much appreciated. We wish you the best guys and hope you’ll be able to take care of Pepe again! Thanks so much
House & Pet Sitter Review from Fiona – Australia, 2022
Sam and Ben cat and house sat for us and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. It was so lovely to have them take care of our beloved moggy George while we were away. We had only moved into the place the day before they arrived and so George was really stressed and the house was a little chaotic, but Sam and Ben were in constant communication and worked really hard to make sure George felt settled and was safe and well cared for. They made everything super effortless and easy and left the place sparkling clean. It was so lovely to come home from holiday to a happy cat and a clean, well cared for house. They also sent us lots of photos of George throughout the trip at my request. Thank you so much Sam and Ben! We hope we’ll be able to have you stay again.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Tracey – Australia, 2022
Thank you for looking after our house and pets, it helped to make our holiday better knowing they were in good hands.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Georgie – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben looked after our dog Archie, cat Miss Ivy and home beautifully for 10 days over Christmas. We came home to a very happy and calm dog and cat – as if nothing had changed. They communicated perfectly and although I didn’t get to leave a list of detailed instructions they managed to work things out and we returned home to just how we had left it. It was a very easy, uncomplicated process and I can highly recommend Sam and Ben for your future pet/housesit.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Katie & Chris – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben stayed at our house for a week and it was an absolute pleasure having them. From our initial meeting on the phone, Sam was a delight – and her conscientious, organised and diligent approach to house sitting provided us with so much comfort when thinking we’d left out precious furry creature in their care. Sam was incredible at sending frequent pictures and updates of how our cat was tracking, very flexible with arriving and leaving (i.e. super low maintenance!) and left the house in an impeccable condition. We’d love to have Sam and Ben back to stay when we next go away! Thank you both!
House & Pet Sitter Review from Cam & Shani – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben were great to deal with. Given covid restrictions a degree of flexibility regarding dates was required and they were very accommodating. Communication with them was excellent. In the end Sam couldn’t sit due to personal matter and Ben had to housesit by himself and covered all bases very well. Our dog and house was extremely well looked after and Ben kept us updated with texts and photos. Our dog suffered some minor separation anxiety after Ben left and sat outside his office door wondering where his best mate had gone. We would definitely use them again and highly recommend them.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Tamara – Australia, 2021
We are truly grateful to have had Sam and Ben housesit for us. As soon as we met them we felt at ease and knew our home and pets were going to be in safe hands. They communicated well, were reliable did everything we needed and we came home to a clean house and happy pets which allowed us to relax. Thanks so much guys! We would happily have you both back and would recommend you to anyone.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Anita – Australia, 2021
This is the 3rd time we have been fortunate enough to have Sam & Ben dog/house sit whilst we have been away. They are the perfect sitters, the house is left clean and tidy and the doggies happy. We can go away & enjoy our time knowing that everything is well under control. We hope to have them back some other time.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Mark – Australia, 2021
Thank you for looking after our house, Jensi and Milly.
We really appreciated your regular contact, updates and photos of the cats. It put our mind at ease and allowed us to enjoy our holiday.
You did a wonderful job and we are so grateful for your services.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Anna – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben did a fantastic job looking after our dogs and our house whilst we were away for a week. We returned to two happy hounds, a beautiful clean house and a lovely thank you note with chocolates and flowers. It really made coming home a pleasure after a great holiday. Sam was very efficient in organising times to meet up and to exchange keys, etc and checked in with us along the way to ensure that they had done everything we needed them to do. We received regular photos of our pets, communicated easily and everything was back in place on our return – I would highly recommend this lovely couple.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Kevin – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben were amazing house-dog sitters. They looked after my house and labrador Ava for 3 weeks and I cannot speak more highly of their professional approach and the wonderful care they provided for Ava. They kept me up to date with how Ava was getting on and provided pics of her activities. They were great to deal with in all aspects of the house-sit and left the house in spotless condition. Needless to say they get a high recommendation from me.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Sandy – Australia, 2021
I have to say how happy I am that I chose (Samantha & Ben as) my house sitters. Lots of photos coming through of how well Roxi is being loved and cared for. My first experience using house sitters and I couldn’t be happier. Having a relaxed holiday without any worries.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Anita – Australia, 2021
Sam & Ben have sat for us before and we were able to go away without any concern or worry and enjoy our holiday knowing only too well that everything would be under control and the dogs would be well looked after. On our return the house was sparkling clean and there were a few fresh perishables awaiting us and the dogs were very contented. I would highly recommend Sam & Ben for a house/animal sit. I hope to have them back again.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Christina – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben looked after our home and cat in the Gold Coast for 10 days while we went to NZ to visit family. Sam was fantastic with her communication both prior to and during their sit, sending regular updates and photos to us. They left the house clean and tidy and went the extra mile to ensure we had milk and bread upon our return. I would highly recommend Sam and Ben for future sits and would happily have them back any time (as would our cat).
House & Pet Sitter Review from Ian – Australia, 2021
Sam and Ben our a lovely couple with loads of energy, when we first met them and introduced them to our house and dogs they where very professional, making sure that they knew all of the dogs routines, vets etc. But as soon as the nitty gritty was out of the way we sat down with them and it was like we had been friends for years, such a nice couple. When we got home the house was spotless, they had washed there sheets and towels and washed the dogs. I would strongly recommend Sam and Ben no matter what pet you have, guarantee they will do a great job!!
House & Pet Sitter Review from Venus – Australia, 2020
Sam and Ben were easy to communicate with, super organised and very capable whilst looking after our dog, house and gardens for 9 days. Our dog was very well cared for, even spoilt with attention, and our house was spotless upon our return. Special touches like bread and milk as well as fresh sheets on the bed made our return home very welcoming. We would not hesitate to recommend Sam and Ben for any house sit.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Lisa – Australia, 2020
Sam and Ben looked after our mini poodle puppy Murphy for 10 days recently at our apartment in Melbourne. Murphy has separation issues and we have not left him alone yet. Sam and Ben took awesome care of him, making sure someone was always with him and including him in their outings. We got lots of lovely photos of Murphy having a great time, getting lots of cuddles and adventures. I completely trusted Ben and Sam with my apartment and use of my car everything was clean and tidy on our return. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sam and Ben.
House & Pet Sitter Review from June – Australia, 2020
These two lovely people did an amazing job looking after our Labrador Dee, she was happy and content. They sent updates frequently, photos, gave her medication daily, long walks in the park…playing ball. Sam and Ben had cleaned the house, it was spotless, a card to welcome us home. Because we had a later flight, coming in at midnight, they had left the lamps on so we could see our way, very welcoming , we would find them again on Trusted House Sitters, when we go on holiday again. They are the perfect sitters, thank you Sam and Ben x
House & Pet Sitter Review from Olivia – Australia, 2019
Sam & Ben are amazing house sitters and took great care of our dog, Winston. They are both very friendly and you can tell they love caring for animals and house sitting – I always get nervous about leaving him but they put our minds at ease so when we left we had no concerns at all and knew that Winston was in safe & loving hands. We received daily pictures of Winston at the park & on his walks with updates of how he was getting on. When we returned home our house had been well looked after, very clean & most of all Winston was very happy. We cannot fault Sam & Ben at all and we can’t recommend them highly enough. I wish they were able to house sit for us every time we went away.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Anita – Australia, 2019
Sam & Ben were amazing. We came home to super happy dogs, a super clean house and we were kept updated daily with pics of the dogs been taken out on a walk and a swim. It was so comforting whilst you are away to know your four legged friends are having a great time and all is under control. Sam and Ben are such lovely people and there are not enough stairs to sing their praise.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Susan – Australia, 2019
My two boys: Angus and Vinnie were without a doubt very sad to see Sam and Ben leave after having been looked and loved for 8 weeks… so wonderfully.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Tarra – USA, 2019
Sam and Ben are fantastic housesitters! They are both very personable and clearly have a love of animals. Sam is very concise and quick with communications. My pets and home were very well cared for in my absence. I couldn’t be happier – I highly recommend Sam and Ben.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Gayle & Nick – USA, 2019
Sam and Ben were wonderful. Very communicative and reliable. They left the house, and our cat, in wonderful condition. Highly recommended.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Gregg & Sue – Canada, 2019
Awesome house sitters, LOVED these two. From the beginning their infectious personality and attention to detail made us totally comfortable with leaving our three girls with new friends. Loved how Sam triple checked all our needs then followed up with what ever we requested. Dogs were happy girls, and house was kept perfectly clean. Not to mention the little extras they left us unbeknown to us we came home to. Highly recommended and open opportunity to come sit for us anytime!
House & Pet Sitter Review from Meaghan – Canada, 2019
Sam and Ben were great! They clearly communicated everything and were very accommodating to come meet us and our cat before a last minute trip! We were totally put at ease meeting them – they are very easygoing and dependable. They gave us updates while we were away and they left our place even tidier than we did, even though they were here for a short period! We really appreciated them looking after our cat and our place and would definitely have them back.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Brian & Janelle – Canada, 2019
Sam and Ben provided a great house sit for us. In the beginning, they sought to understand our expectations and the specific needs of our pets. They were responsive while we were away and provided updates on the dogs. We came home to a clean house and happy dogs. Highly recommend and would have them back anytime.
House & Pet Sitter Review from Pamela – Canada, 2019
Sam and Ben, were great house sitters. Kept me updated on Nala and sent a pic of her the first day they got here. My kitty was happy and content when I got home and my house was nice and clean. Thank you guys for such a great job! I would recommend to anyone needing a good trustworthy sitter for your fur baby!
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What a lovely couple. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Samantha and her husband and would welcome the opportunity to host them again. Mel & Eddie
Loved meeting you both and thank you for leaving everything so fabulously! Would certainly recommend to any hosts. Friendly, respectful and great people. Chelle
Samantha and Ben were very very nice, friendly and personable, communicated well and respected our property by keeping it neat and clean. We can highly recommend them to other airbnb hosts. You are anytime welcome back! Thank you that you were our guest 🙂 Federica & Emanuele
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Wendy – Character Reference, 2018
My partner and I have know Sam and Ben for 15 years. Throughout the time, we have developed a fantastic, trusting friendship.
Sam and Ben are a reliable and responsible, pet-loving couple. We would trust them with our house and homely possessions anytime they need a place to stay.
They often house sit for our friends and I know they take great care of their pets. Sam and Ben both have kind hearts and always show great affection to pets and animals in general.
Ben – Character Reference, 2018
I have personally known Samantha and Ben since 2010 and it is my pleasure to recommend them for house-sitting engagements.
Sam and Ben are both focused and thoughtful people. Each has achieved success in their business careers not only through hard work and determination but also through intelligent problem solving to achieve results above expectation. I have recently sought business advice from them for my own business which has resulted in success.
They are trustworthy and considerate. On multiple occasions they have gone out of their way to look after a friends pet, adopted and re-homed shelter animals or performed favours for friends and family at their own expense.
They are always mindful of their commitments and have exhibited responsibility for their own and others belongings. I have entrusted my car and my apartment to them over extended periods of time for their own use without concern.
Communication is a notable characteristic of both Sam and Ben. Their skills in this area are second to none and have been demonstrated numerous times in both their work and personal environments.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sam and Ben. Should you wish to discuss anything in further detail, I would be happy to be contacted and details can be provided on request.
Lucy – Character Reference, 2018
I have known Ben and Sam for over 10 years, they are highly responsible and caring individuals. They love animals and have proved to be amazing doggy foster parents in the past. They are clean and considerate and would make amazing house sitters.