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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, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Northland, Waikato, Wellington   South Island: Nelson / Marlborough  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 9Aug-28Nov

Active non-smoking couple, experienced petsitters

59, Retired

61, RMA Consultant

Hi, we are an active, independent couple looking to met new people and experience new places. Although we've lived in Wellington for the past 36 years, we have recently relocated to the Bay of Plenty region. We have enjoyed our house-sitting experiences so far and been able to help others out, spending time in their home looking after much-loved pets. We love to house and pet sit in a range of locations and previously house and pet sat in very rural Spain and more urban situations, relishing the challenges and benefits of all locations. We can provide copies of other references from our house sits in Spain and NZ, all 5-star recommended, in addition to those posted on this site.
At the beginning of 2018, we stepped back from the hectic lifestyle of Chris being a sole practitioner (and Carolyn the administrator) in our Resource Management consultancy to travel and pet-sit in of Europe for a year. Chris still has ongoing work and is able to work for clients from almost any location if necessary.
We like to keep active - Chris road cycles every day if he can and Carolyn cycles recreationally and exercises at the gym whenever location allows; we enjoy skiing and walking, exploring new places, food and wine. Our children are in their late 20's and live in NZ and Mexico currently.
We had a Jack Russell cross for over 14 years until he passed away. We saw him grow from a very active puppy and young dog who tested us with his escape-artist feats, to a much slower and needier old boy, so we understand how owners would want someone to spend time with their animals and give them love and reassurance and company.

Reviews (7)
We can highly recommend Chris and Carolyn to anyone. The best house sitters we have had. When we arrived home, yes our dogs were happy to see us, but they were very sad to see Chris & Carolyn go. Their communication with us was excellent and were extremely helpful when our flights got changed on the way home.
CAROL (Papamoa Beach North Island, Jul 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Carolyn & Chris were absolutely amazing, they took wonderful care of our Dog and Cat keeping us updated throughout the week, the animals enjoyed their time with them and the house and garden were spotless when we returned. I would highly recommend them, they are extremely experienced and we couldn't have felt more at ease knowing they were looking after our home and animals.
AMY (Ohauiti North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week)
Carolyn and Chris did an amazing job of looking after all our 4 fur babies (plus 1 extra on the weekend)- they gave all the medications and food as requested and walked them twice per day which can be tricky when puppies are still learning how to behave on the lead! The dogs were very happy when we got back and had obviously been very well cared for. The house also was immaculate and the bed made up with fresh linen and everything washed and put away. Thanks so much Carolyn and Chris! Would ... MORE
DIANE (Tawa North Island, Oct 2019 - 5 days)
Carolyn and Chris made sure they understood everything that was required for this sit and we really felt that our dog Faith was well cared for during our time away. They communicated well during the sit and left our house spotless. We would definitely have them back again :-)
DEB AND BRENDON (Mount Maunganui North Island, Aug 2019 - 3 days)
Amazing housesitters cared for my animals and property as if it was their own. Gave me peace of mind my animals were safe and cared for. Great communication of pictures with updates showing they were happy. Fantastic housesitters great experience.
RHONDA (Bombay North Island, Aug 2019 - 6 days)
Chris and Carolyn were lovely upon meeting before our overseas holiday. Had no problems dealing with them. The washing machine handle was unfortunately broken while they were here... However they organised a repair in our absence which we paid half of. When applying to Housesit they stated they have experience with dogs of all sizes but had trouble walking our two bigger dogs, while the dogs are good for us on the lead and can get excited on walks initially, Chris and Carolyn might be better ... MORE
JAMIE (Papamoa Beach North Island, May 2019 - 7 days)
Thanks for your review, Jamie. In terms of the washing machine, it was the repair of the already blocked filter that we asked you to pay half for, we covered the cost of the broken handle fully. When we mentioned the blocked washing machine issues, we were told by Jenna it had happened previously ... MORE
Chris & Carolyn house sat for me recently. They took great care of my dog Ruby and my cat Maddi . I would highly recommend them. Their communication was %100 My home was well looked after & spotless on my return , lawns were freshly mown & it was much appreciated. THANKYOU so much
JULIE (Maketu North Island, May 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
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