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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 23Jun-3Jul | 17Aug-10Sep

Caring Mature Couple; dog & cat lovers

57, Academic

57, Volunteer

Hi, we are Jacki and Paul,

We are a non-smoking couple, clean, mature, and responsible with excellent tenant references available from our landlords.

We've returned home from overseas recently so would like to be your pet sitter and house sitter while we reestablish ourselves in New Zealand.

As experienced pet owners, we know how to look after your fur babies, understand you want them well looked after and give them companionship and care for them while you are away. We enjoy our daily walks, and having loved our own cats, dogs and other pets will make sure they have any play time and exercise they need. Additionally, we both like gardening so we are able to do some light gardening, watering etc while you are away.

Our motto is we like looking after others' property as if it was our own and try and leave it as neat/clean as, or better than we found it.

Why are we wanting to house sit for you?

We felt the time was right to end our adventures overseas and start new ones back in our beautiful New Zealand. CoVid-19 accelerated our plans to return. Presently, we're traveling within New Zealand, visiting our families, spoiling our grandchildren and renewing our friendships. It has been fabulous reacquainting ourselves with our beautiful country and housesitting gives us this opportunity.

Jacki is a real homebody so your fur babies will have companionship. Paul is doing some freelance research and academic writing so will be home lots too during the day, and we are both quiet people - so we should get on with any neighbours too.

Please contact us.

Kind Regards

Jacki and Paul

Reviews (9)
We feel very fortunate to have had Paul and Jacki as our house-sitters. This was my first experience of using Kiwi Housesitters and it could not have been better. Right from the beginning and through to after our return the communication has been excellent. The house was left just as we would want it and they were fabulous companions for our cat, Scarlett. We would not hesitate to recommend them and we are keen to have him back for our next time away. Thank you both for being here and we ... MORE
CHRISTINE (Taupo North Island, Apr 2022 - 3 weeks)
This was the second time we had Paul house sit for us and they really are great house sitters. Our cat Tonka gets along with them very well and when you come home its very welcoming to have it tidy and clean. If you plan to go away I strongly recommend them as your sitters.
ASH (Napier North Island, Mar 2022 - 2 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thanks for the lovely review Ash. I'm really embarrassed getting the handsome Tonka's name wrong in my review. Hopefully, he forgives me if I promise to admire him next time. Tried to edit it when I posted it, but no edit button. Thanks again Ash and Grecia for being fantastic owners. Jacki and I ... MORE
Paul did a fantastic job looking after our house, he was very polite and asked how we wanted to be notified and what needed the most attention while we were away on our holiday. The house was very clean and tidy upon arrival and he even left us a nice gift out of kindness. I have to strongly recommend Paul as a house sitter as he made us feel very comfortable about going through the process for the 1st time and leaving the place in someone else care. Thank you Paul for the amazing job you ... MORE
ASH (Napier North Island, Dec 2021 - 1 week 6 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Paul and Jacki were the perfect housesitters. Our dog was well looked after, we appreciated the updates, and the house was spotless when we returned. All in all, it was an easy process. We were able to relax and enjoy our holiday, safe in the knowledge we had a couple of fantastic people looking after some of the things most precious to us. After a bad experience, they renewed our faith in the housesitting process. We would have no hesitation in using them again, or recommending them to ... MORE
CHERYL (Hobsonville North Island, Apr 2021 - 6 days)
Paul and Jacki were fantastic to have in our house. They are very experienced with animals and looked after our cats amazingly. Unfortunately, one of our cats got very sick and their communication and care of her were beyond belief. We came home to a beautifully clean house, lots of helpful notes, and restocked coffee! I would highly recommend them.
ALEX (Torbay North Island, Apr 2021 - 4 days)
A big thankyou to Jackie & Paul for taking good care of our property & pets. It is always lovely to know when we are away that they are taken good care of. It gives us peace of mind. We would certainly have them back & would recommend to others. Take care, guys.
DAWN (Tauranga , Apr 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
Found them very critical of bench and the Laundry which I had warned them it was cluttered because I kept my bird cage in there so that they did not have to move it out when it was fine. The house may be dark but that is hardly my fault !! They did not coprehend my washing machine dial which indicates which wash is required hence 2 basket fuls of washing for me to do when I got home. My cat was well looked after as was my bird I am upset to read their remarks Annette
ANNETTE (Richmond Heights North Island, Mar 2021 - 8 days)
Hi Annette, we do not seem to agree on what is cleanliness. We are pleased you noted we looked after your pets well. Did you see the note explaining why we couldn't get the washing machine to work properly? N.B. you told us your machine was temperamental but gave us no instructions - it never ... MORE
Thanks Paul and Jackie, we were super lucky to have you, the house was spotless when we got home, our dogs were very well cared for and the regular updates made our holiday very relaxing. Would not hesitate to recommend you for future housesits. Good Luck and thanks again.
TIM & UNA (Kerikeri North Island, Mar 2021 - 2 weeks)
Paul and Jacki are a lovely couple and were clean and tidy staying in our home. They went above the call of duty - doing some well needed weeding in our garden and our 2 cats seemed very happy with their company and were well looked after. They were very communicative and I would thoroughly recommend them as house sitters and would use them again.
JO (Mount Roskill North Island, Feb 2021 - 1 week 6 days)
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.

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