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Kiwi House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in New Zealand

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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Northland, Waikato  

Animal lovers who work from home

Managing Director

Operations Manager


We are a small, healthy family of 3, currently building our forever home in the Bay of Islands. We are relatively new to Kiwi Housesitters, so have only done a couple of sits, but have had our own furry family members and successfully looked after friends' pets and farm animals (including administering medication) and kept an eye on their homes many times. We have never encountered any issues.

We are familiar with high-energy dogs (Darren grew up with police dogs in the house) and we have had several 4-legged family members, boxer dogs, ponies, cats, guinea pigs, along with a couple of crazy hens, some birds, skinks and fish. We've also looked after sheep and kept an eye on cattle.

Because we have owned our own properties and still retain some in Wellington, we know the value of looking after someone's home and sensibly managing any issues that might arise in an owner's absence.

We have our own business called Global Albatross, which we operate remotely and therefore are home during the day to keep pets company and provide them exercise and enjoyment. Our 9 year old has inherited our love of animals and provides unfaultering comfort to all animals, including cattle.

A Google search of the company will provide an overview of who we are and what we do. Our honesty and our integrity has been recognised by independant judging panels and we carry this ethos through in both our business and personal interactions.

We look forward to discussing yours and your pet's needs so that while you are away, you can be confident your home and your pets are cared for 100% in the way you desire.

All the best.

Darren, Ali & Peyton

Reviews (3)
Ali, Darren and Peyton took great care of our two dogs, our cat, our plants and house while we were away for two weeks. Ali is a great communicator, and would send regular updates about how the sitting was going, including cute pictures of our fur babies, which was definitely more than we had expected! The house was well looked after, and we found it as we had left it :). This was our first experience having someone housesit, and it exceeded our expectations... Anyone would be lucky to have Ali ... MORE
ESTEFANIA (Pirimai North Island, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Ali, Darren and Peyton did a wonderful job looking after our house and pets. We had great communication both before and during the housesit with updates and photos while we were away. Our house was clean and tidy when we returned and our pets were happy and content. It is great to find good house sitters who you can trust. Ali, Darren and Peyton are a lovely family and I would recommend them to housesit for others.
HAYLEY (New Windsor North Island, Jan 2022 - 5 days)
I can highly recommend Ali, Darren and Peyton as fantastic house/petsitters! They kindly agreed to stay at short notice, allowing us to finally catchup with family in the South Island for Christmas after a year of lockdowns etc. They did such an amazing job, we asked them to stay for another week on their way home in January. :) Ali's communication was prompt and reassuring. She was totally comfortable managing all the specific requirements of our high-maintenance pets! They even kept us ... MORE
HOLLY (Pukekohe , Dec 2021 - 1 week, x 2)
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