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Kiwi House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in New Zealand

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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 30Jan-4Nov
  • On a house-sit right now

Canakiwi animal carers



We are a non smoking Kiwi and Canadian couple and have been on this site for over 7 years. We were sitters for several years before we built our own home and made many wonderful friends both two legged and four through Kiwi House sitters.

We have sold our NZ home and now have a place in Noosaville as well as our Canadian home in B.C. With our transient life style having animals of our own is not an option so being animal lovers we fill this void by pet minding while we are in New Zealand.

Paul has extensive experience with horses and cattle having owned a farm in Cambridge and I was previously married to a veterinarian so have lots of experience with smaller animals.
We both enjoy gardening and Paul is a great handyman. We
have looked after a horse farm, B&B's and animals ranging from cats, dogs, alpacas and sheep to tropical fish.

We really miss having pets of our own after so many years with various ones so for us happiness is being able to play with other peoples pets while their owners are on holiday!


" Paul and Deirdre looked after our Devonport home for three weeks. We couldn't be more happy with their service. Deirdre is a very organised person, who made me feel very secure about leaving them both to look after things here. Nothing was a problem for Paul, and the lawn and gardens were very tidy when we returned. They were very kind to our pets, especially our dog, who got lots of walks and cuddles. The place was so neat when we returned, I wish they could house sit every week! We also enjoyed their company, and numerous friends and neighbours have been asking if they can book them sometime."
karen m

DP & AS Nelson,
We have no hesitation in recommending Deirdre and Paul as House
They have House Minded for us several times, and we have returned to an
immaculate home and garden. Both Deirdre and Paul are trustworthy and
Tireless and take pride in their work. They also have gardening knowledge and a love of plants, so you can be assured that the garden will be well looked after.
Please feel free to phone us.

Don and Shirley Nelson.

Paul and Deirdre house sat our property and pets. The house and grounds were maintained in perfect order and animals well fed and loved .
We are looking forward to them returning this summer and can highly recommend them to any body looking for a caring couple to look after their property .
Kit D,

From: Larry K

> Hello Paul and Deirdre! We got home safe and sound, and are so pleased with how you left the place.

Thank you so much - Murph is happy, the grass is cut, and the place is
lovely and clean - Awesome!

In addition to that, Alex also really enjoyed your company too (as we
did). Lets do keep in touch.

It simply could not have worked out better. Thanks again

Larry n Sandy

"Deirdre R
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; I have Known Deirdre and Paul for many years [Deirdre for over 50!]. They have looked after our farm, including horses, dogs, cats and a dog kennel. Not only were the animals well-cared for,the house was spotless too! They are very responsible and capable. If you wish to contact us our e-mail is available on request. Sincerely, Kathy and Dave

Reviews (1)
Paul and Deirdre looked after our home and 2 hounds for 5 weeks. They both made us feel very comfortable and the dogs were very accepting of them! Their communication was excellent before our holiday and also regular updates whilst we were away, which was brilliant. Our home and garden were very well looked after as were our dogs, they were probably given more attention and walks then we do!! I would highly recommend Paul and Deirdre, they are wonderful friendly trustworthy happy ... MORE
EMMA (Sandringham North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Peace of Mind

Happy you!

With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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