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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • South Island: Canterbury (Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Hurunui, Kaikoura, Mackenzie, Selwyn, Timaru, Waimakariri), Nelson / Marlborough  
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  • 2021: 26Dec-6Jan2022 | 2022: 1Mar-22Mar 2022: 7Jan-31Jan

Active, caring couple

63, Retired

67, Retired

Brian & I are active retirees, aged 67 and 63 respectively.

Originally from the UK, we have been Kiwis now for over 25 years. We are non smokers and our hobbies include walking, biking and tending our acre of native bush on the edge of the Marlborough Sounds. We are cheerful, outgoing people with a well-developed sense of humour!

Now that we are retired and have the time, we are very keen to see more of our wonderful country. House sitting is a great way for us to do this whilst providing an honest, reliable and caring service to homeowners. As homeowners ourselves, we understand the stress of placing your much loved house and fur family in the hands of strangers.

As house sitters we can offer you peace of mind, and your pets heaps of care and affection. We can also provide referee contacts on request.

Although not currently pet owners, we have enjoyed many happy years of dog ownership in the past (Golden Retrievers and a Bearded Collie), and we look forward to having pets again once we have cured our itchy feet!

Cheers, Sue & Brian


Reviews (16)
No rating Brian and Sue returned to look after our home for a second time as we had had such a great experience with them a couple of months before. Lola, our dog, was so happy to see them when they turned up at the house on our departure day, so we had no reservations about going. Again, communication leading up to and after was second to none, and they returned as friends rather than just house sitters. We met before we left and they asked us questions that they had and we them. This open communication ... MORE
ANTHONY (Springlands South Island, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Sue and Brian looked after our home, pusskat and garden (small nursery) with exceptional care and attention to detail. Lovely to come home to a very tidy and clean house (possibly cleaner than when we left!), milk in the fridge and van dropped off at airport for us. Highly recommend these guys.
 
ANA TERRY (Taieri Mouth South Island, Dec 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
Sue and Brian are simply amazing. They cared for our Border Collie Dog and home with the utmost of care. We returned from our 9 days away to find a very happy dog, a very clean house and they even cleaned our car while we were away. They definitely went over and beyond our expectations, we can't recommend them highly enough.
 
JANICE (Kaikoura , Aug 2021 - 9 days)
Hi guys. Thanks for the review. Have just posted one for you. Stay safe and well, Sue & Brian
Sue and Brian did a wonderful job of looking after our golden retriever Toby and we returned to a very chilled out, happy dog. He was taken to the local dog park every day as well as ferried in the boot of their car to the beach and dog-friendly restaurants. Updates and photos were regularly emailed to us. Our home was left immaculate and pots all watered. Sue and Brian are most trustworthy housesitters who are very enthusiastic about what they do and we cannot recommend them highly enough. ... MORE
 
RAE (Casebrook South Island, Mar 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
Sue and Neal were fantastic house sitters. My dogs were lovingly cared for and were as fit as a fiddle when I returned. The house was very well cared for and what a lovely thing it was to come back and just unpack and cuddle the dogs. It was sheer bliss. I thoroughly recommend this couple to anyone who wants a lovely caring couple to house sit.
 
CHRIS (Nelson South Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Despite just giving this review to the wrong person I will repeat exactly!! We give Brian and Sue 10 out of 10. I think the pets go higher!
 
LEE (Blenheim South Island, Nov 2020 - 4 days)
Sue & Brian looked after our two large dogs and two cats for a long weekend. They did a superb job of taking care of our fur family! One dog is a senior who has lots of supplements so feeding time is complicated and the other is very high energy and big personality. They took both in their stride and left our home spotless. We would highly recommend them to anyone and would happily welcome them back
 
JEN (The Glen South Island, Jul 2020 - 4 days)
Sue and Brian are friendly and responsible house sitters who took great care of our home and cat Coop. They even fixed a wobbly seat for us :) They were also very accomodating when we needed to shorten our holiday due to illness. Highly recommend, you would be lucky to have them look after your place.
 
OCTAVIA (Port Chalmers South Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week)
Sue and Brian are dedicated and respectful folks and were very caring towards our house and have a natural way with animals. We were sent regular updates and photos via Whatsapp during our holiday which was reassuring, and we returned from holiday to a tidy house with milk in the fridge, and happy pets. The relationship felt organic from the time we first met them and we have no reservations about recommending Sue and Brian whom we hope to use again and again in the future.
 
LEE (Blenheim South Island, Oct 2019 - 1 week)
When your home is one of your biggest assets and your animals are your family finding a house sitter can become quite daunting... we were so fortunate that we found Sue and Brian. This was the first time using this site (I became a little anxious) but Sue has an innate calming ability ... and Brian is a very intelligent calm person also. Our home, our animals, and ourselves have been in impeccable hands. Thank you Sue and Brian... and they are forever now a part of our family!!! We have ... MORE
 
LISA (Marlborough Ridge South Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
Brian and Sue are everything we could ask for in house-sitters. Our cat Emmie and our home were both extremely well cared for. On our arrival home we could see that Emmie was healthy and happy and hadn't missed a beat in our absence. She also had a new toy! Thank-you! The house was left immaculately and we loved the little touches like fresh milk and eggs in the fridge on our return. The garden had been watered and was thriving. Brian and Sue were so easy to communicate with, popping in ... MORE
 
MURRAY AND ALISON (Blenheim South Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating If you are looking for a pet/house sitter and Sue and Brian are available, book them without hesitation! Our Rusty (Mr Purrtney) collected a new name; he became His Royal Hariness (Malting time). He did not hesitate to test drive the new laps to flop on, the new bed pals when he was looking for snuggles, and the new sets of feet to drop on. He managed to convince Sue & Brian that, if they were outside in the sun, then he too needed his own chair complete with cushion so he could be a ... MORE
GRAEME & JUDITH (Richmond South Island, May 2018 - 6 days)
No rating On our first holiday away since getting our very young pup Lola, we were very aware that we needed people who knew how to look after young dogs as well as our cat. It was perfect when we found that there were a couple of kiwi house sitters only 30 minutes away from our home, Brian and Sue. We cannot rate them both highly enough. From the first communication, we warmed to them immediately and they invited us to their home which put our mind at rest, as their house was immaculate! We spent the ... MORE
ANTHONY (Springlands South Island, Apr 2018 - 1 week 6 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Well, how lucky were we, and our dog, Rocket? We landed the best people (aka Dog Sitters) ever! Not only did they take him to the beach (and suffered the consequences of bringing home half the sand in his coat...) took him on walks, took him in their car on trips and also gave him plenty of attention, cuddles and even some brushing. (No mean feat, as he is an Old English Sheepdog). Also, when we came home, the house was immaculate - talk about setting a high standard! Apart from that, Brian ... MORE
 
BRIA & JANETTE (South Hill South Island, Mar 2018 - 6 days)
No rating We couldn't have found anyone better to take care of our dog and home. Sue and Brian are both friendly, approachable and trustworthy. They are conscientious house/dog sitters and ensured they were familiar with what was required prior to our departure, this made us feel assured that things would be well taken care of. Our dog had a fantastic time with them and their love for animals was evident, it is likely they took better care of her than we do!
NATALIE (Atawhai South Island, Feb 2018 - 3 days)
No rating To whom it may concern Sue and Brian came to look after our house and dogs for 6 days.They cared for our dogs with so much love, took them out for walks and Brian helped our older dog in and out of the car, as needed. Brian and Sue took care of the garden as well and the house looked so clean; we were spoiled with coffee and cakes when we got home!,Lovely couple, who took care of everything! Highly recommended and hop they will be back, if needed again. John and Francien Manders
JOHN (Redwood South Island, Jan 2018 - 6 days)
 
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