Pet Sitting and House Sitting Cairns & FNQ

Need a kind and reliable pet sitter for your beloved furbaby or winged friends? Since 2012, Julie Heskins has been caring for pets in their own homes, while their owners are away.

Dogs and cats (as well as birds, fish, rabbits and guinea pigs) can become extremely distressed when they are separated from their owners and Julie is available to stay in your home (Cairns, Tablelands, Cassowary Coast) to provide companionship and loving care.

Julie has a natural affinity with animals and you will be pleasantly surprised by how quickly your pets align with her calm energy and gentle nature.

Housesitting Services: Even if you don’t have pets, Julie is available for housesitting too. Your home is much safer from burglary, vandalism, and weather damage when someone is in the house turning on/off lights, clearing mail, opening and closing windows, playing TV and music, and generally giving the place that ‘lived-in’ look.

Service inclusions:

During your time away from home, Julie can help with:

  • Pet companionship, games, and walking.
  • Pet feeding and medications.
  • Cleaning pet cages and sleeping areas.
  • Basic pet grooming.
  • Watering household and outdoor plants.
  • Sending updates and photos of pets so you’ll be reassured your loved one is safe while you‘re away.
  • Basic pool maintenance (eg, keeping pool filter empty of leaves).
  • Animal Reiki treatments (extra charge)

Fees (in Australian dollars)

  • Daily — $30 per day (housesitting only), $40 per day (1 pet), $50-60 (2 or more pets).
  • Weekly — $200 per week (housesitting only), $250 per week (pet sitting).
  • Monthly — contact Julie for the monthly rate.

Book Julie Now

To ensure your pets are happy and safe during your next holiday or business trip, contact Julie by email or phone 0438 537365.


Julie did a wonderful job of taking care of our home and all of our pets while we were away. My pets (dog, anxious cat, and chickens) were all calm and relaxed on our arrival home — which has never happened before! I highly recommend Julie and will definitely be using her again. Thank you Julie 🙏🌈😊

Nina Gniel, Bentley Park (Cairns) Australia

Julie has looked after my house and my dog Pappi on a number of occasions in the last couple of years. She has been amazing with clear communication and sent me photos of their time together.  Pappi is always very happy on my return, having enjoyed long walks on the beach and receiving lots of love from Julie.  The house, garden, and pool are always well cared for and she has even left some delicious treats on my return.  I can highly recommend Julie. You will feel at ease knowing that all will be taken care of.

Alison and Pappi, Trinity Beach (Queensland, Australia)

Julie has been looking after our home on a 5-acre block for many years. She is honest and reliable and is a great communicator – keeping in touch to reassure us all is well. Our cat loves her too. Definitely a five star service.

Jeanette Wormald, Speewah (Queensland, Australia)

Julie house and cat sat for me for 4 weeks in Dec/Jan 2023. She undertook the role at a time when I had just moved in, and the house was in a bit of disarray as all of its foibles had not yet been unearthed. 

My cat Molly instantly took to Julie and was very happy being cared for by her.

During her stay, Julie took care of my home, Molly fat cat, and my plants. I got regular updates and photos of Molly and this gave me great peace of mind.

I would certainly be happy to have Julie house sit anytime and can thoroughly recommend her. 

Anne Goodwin, Romsey (United Kingdom)