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Gold (24mths)
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), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Northland  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 27Dec-10Jan2021 | 2021: 9Jan-23Jan | 23Jan-30Jan | 1Feb-11Feb | 13Feb-11Apr
  • On a house-sit right now

Animal Lovers & Tidy Kiwis

29, Construction Project Manager

30, Recruitment Consultant

Hi There,

We love looking after pets of all shapes & sizes and have been doing so house sitting full time since February 2018.

Having grown up in both urban & rural environments we are constantly asked to look after peoples pets & homes and if it wasn't for the need for us to relocate up to Auckland we would certainly be settled with some pets of our own.

We moved up to Auckland to pursue some career opportunities which came up somewhat out of the blue and hence we have decided to make the move with only our suitcases to our name and house sitting enables us to save some money on rent and have fun looking after some wonderful animals.

We have been together for over 8 years, originally from being swept up in the Rugby World Cup spirit in 2011, before following the All Blacks to England to defend their title in 2015, and we now have our eyes set on heading to Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup - hence our need to save our pennies!

My girlfriend is obsessed with cats and loves playing with dogs and I myself one day dream of owning a Dachshund once we return to our home in the South. As well as getting to look after some amazing homes & animals house sitting also gives us the opportunity to see all corners of the Auckland and we are not afraid of a decent commute where necessary.

We look forward to meeting you and your pets and hope that you will consider us as your house sitters.

Many Thanks,
Elliot & Sam

Reviews (20)
Great couple! Excellent communication and gave us updates and photos of the dogs while we where away. Tidy efficient people who cleaned the house and even made us a cake. Highly recommend for piece of mind and knowing your animals are in good hands.
OLIVER (Bayswater North Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
What a lovely couple Elliott and Sam are. They were great with our animals , left the house tidy and kept in touch with us during our travel. We definitely can recommend these two to look after your pets and house while you are away!!
LHELEN & WILLEM (Auckland North Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
We were so grateful to have Elliot and Sam stay and look after our animals while we were on our honeymoon. We came back to a clean house with a freshly made bed and a couple of welcome home treats - not to mention a very happy dog and cat. Thank you so much for looking after them for us, we would recommend you to anyone.
DANIELLE (Ranui North Island, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks)
Elliot and Sammy were brilliant! They came and met us briefly before so when it came time to leave we felt super comfortable leaving our house and fur babies with them. We got regular photos of our very happy cats while we were away and came back to the house just as we left it plus a few goodies. Will be recommending these two to anyone we know who needs a house sitter in future!
JOANNA (Remuera North Island, Feb 2020 - 4 weeks)
Awesome young couple. Easy to deal with and good communication. Everything was left tidy and clean. Ruby the dog was happy. Would have no hesitation in recommending Elliot and Sam to others.
NATHAN (Mairangi Bay North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 Week)
Thank you Elliot and Sammy for taking such good care of Max and our home. It was lovely to come home to such a clean and tidy place. A message from our neighbour just prior to our return was, "they have been the nicest couple you would like to look after your home and look after Max". An unexpected bonus was the wine and flowers left behind. No hesitation in recommending them.
MARY (Mt Wellington North Island, Nov 2019 - 2 months 1 week)
Really happy with Elliot & Sam as house sitters. We felt our dog was well looked after and we got regular updates while we were away. It was great to come back to a nice clean house too and the biscuits and milk were very much appreciated!
KIRSTIN (Remuera North Island, May 2019 - 26 days)
Elliot and Sam were perfect housesitters. We came home to a spotless house, a happy cat and the chocolate was a great bonus. Thanks Elliot and Sam!
ALESHEA (One Tree Hill North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Elliot & Sammy did a great job of looking after the animals & the house. Good communication & came home to a clean house & happy animals. Thanks!
LISA (Glen Eden North Island, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Such an easy and professional coupes to deal with the house was left spotless and my cat loved the company
HOLLY (Onehunga North Island, Mar 2019 - 3 days)
Elliot and Sam were dream house-sitters. Our cat Indie was extremely well cared for, she seemed to bond with them well and I could tell Sam in particular made a real effort to make sure Indie was loved! The house was left lovely and tidy, and they even stocked up with bread and cookies for when we got back. Communication was awesome. Would happily have them housesit again.
ASHLEIGH (New Lynn North Island, Feb 2019)
great couple who left house very tidy and loved tbe strawberries left as a thanks
FRANCES (mahurangi west North Island, Nov 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
We would certainly recommend Elliot and Sam. Our house was very clean and our dog had been much loved. It was a lovely thought to leave chocolates and flowers. We would certainly have them house sit again.
SUE (Te Atatu Peninsula North Island, Oct 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
Thanks to Sammy and Elliot for looking after my two little babies (10 yr old cats!) I would certainly use them again and would recommend anyone who needs their pets to be looked after Great job, and thanks again Luanne , Keetah and last but not least ... Mindy
LUANNE (Glenfield North Island, Oct 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Elliot and Sam completed our house sit as arranged and we found them both to be lovely people, trustworthy and great carers of our pets and home while we were away. We would recommend them to anyone who needs reliable and trustworthy house/pet sitters.
PAUL AND AMANDA (Flatbush , Aug 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
Elliot and Sam have housesat twice for us recently. They had no issues managing several pigs, sheep, goat, ducks and chooks, even said they enjoyed the ani,als. When they left, they replenished used products, left fire wood and milk for us and even some home made cookies. I'd highly recommend them to other homeowners.
JULIE (Redvale North Island, Jul 2018 - 3 1/2 weeks)
No rating We would have no hesitation in recommending Elliot & Samantha. They recently did a house sit for us for 3 weeks - looking after our property, dog, cat, chickens and sheep! Oh and fish! Our pets were extremely well cared for with our dog having a daily walk.. Samantha loves animals.
JULIE & RHYS (Whitford , Jun 2018)
Elliot and Sam were our house sitters for 6 weeks this year. We returned to a very clean and tidy house and a sleek and contented cat. We chose them because of their practicality and approachability. This was certainly put to the test when they were faced with a plumbing emergency on day one of their housesit! We would recommend them very warmly to anyone requiring a reliable house sitter..
JOHN (Mount Eden North Island, May 2018 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Elliot & Sam are great !! They've looked after our pets & home on two occasions and we'd definitely have them back. We were first timers to house sitting and understandably had some apprehension about having strangers in our home, we interviewed a number of sitters and quickly felt comfortable with Elliot & Sam straight away. We found them to be great with our pets, respectful of our home and good on communication, so had no concerns while away. Based on our experience, we'd definitely ... MORE
BRENT & SUE (Greenhithe North Island, Apr 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
Elliot and Sam were great! I was away for 5 weeks and they sent regular updates and lovely photos of my cat, Diggy. They were really pro-active and self-sufficient so I didn't need to do anything, except come back to a super chilled cat who had clearly loved the pampering!
HELEN (Grey Lynn North Island, Mar 2018 - 4 weeks)
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