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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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand

Animal-loving, Tidy, Clear Communicators

37, Writer and Home Educator

39, Sales Assistant

We are a family of experienced house-sitters that love to dote on animals. We also relish exploring this beautiful country and working together.

* We've watched over city homes, executive residences, farm homesteads, beach houses, and off-grid homes; we know how to conserve tank water.
* We have done short and long-term sits (our current range of experience is 3-days to 1-year).
* We are non-smoking, non-drinking, very tidy, honest, respectful and communicative.
* We have returned to four of our house-sits, so far (and would have returned to more if the dates had worked).
* You can expect us to be careful, conscientious and clean and your pets to feel spoiled.
* We enjoy watering gardens.

We home-school our three daughters to allow us the flexibility to make more memories as a family and put time into growing conscientious adults. We are not restricted by school terms - in fact, we love traveling during them! And at all times of year! The gypsies and adventurers in us love the chance to see more of this beautiful country and the animal-lovers in us find house-sitting more appealing than holiday parks or booking a holiday home.

Our kids LOVE animals -- so much so, they've asked for donations for the SPCA and WWF in lieu of gifts on birthdays, have organised fundraisers for animal charities, and all volunteered weekly at our local centre (when we were in one spot for long enough). The girls consider any animal exposure the highlight of any day (including pulling over road-side to feed horses carrots).

Ours kids also love to read, draw and sing when they're not snuggling animals, and are great at keeping rules. Their grandparents love having them to visit or stay.

Angela grew up on farms; riding horses, mucking out stalls, jumping from barn lofts, watching calves be born, making cider from her own apple trees and bottling plum jam. She's a teacher by training, currently teaching the best students she's ever had, writing on the side. It is likely she will fall in love with your dog and talk about your dog for months.

Haki is strong, smart and a quick learner. He works for Reece Group, Warkworth, and travels a lot.

We are clear communicators and check messages often and we're happy to keep you posted on how your property and beloved animals are doing.

More than happy to call / Skype / meet up where possible, before a sit (instructions on-site welcome)!

Reviews (11)
To say that Angela is an excellent communicator is the understatement of the century. From the moment we pressed "go" on the sit, Angela was in regular contact and took the time to pop past before the sit to meet us and the animals (luckily we live in the same city). We have a rather large menagerie of pets and a tricky power system, given that our house is off-grid, but we left on our trip confident that Angela and her girls had things in hand. Throughout the trip, we got regular updates ... MORE
 
CLAIRE (Evansdale South Island, Sep 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Angela and her delightful family were awesome housesitters. Our two dogs were well entertained by constant attention! When we arrived home the house was so tidy - floors vacuum cleaned, a mission for anyone with Bertie around. There was freshly baked bread and some of my kitchen drawers had been super spruced. Love to have them back again.
 
WENDY (Waipu North Island, Mar 2020 - 6 days)
From the outset of communication, we knew that Ange and Family were going to be the sitters for us. And although our dog and cats had no experience of children before, it was the perfect opportunity for a gentle immersive learning curve for them! Ange's enthusiastic and reassuring correspondence, along with Haki and the three girls' delightful characters, sealed the deal. We returned to an impeccably cared for home and fur baby family. Our beloved cats and dog all relished the level of care and ... MORE
 
KATY (Mangawhai North Island, Mar 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
He whānau ātaahua, what a beautiful family! This is our first experience of getting house sitters, and the bar has now been set pretty high. Ange, Haki and the girls looked after our home and pets with great care. They are respectful, honest, fabulous communicators and genuine people. We returned from a break to find the house sparkling, the pets contented and the garden watered. We would have these guys back at our place any day and recommend them to others.
 
KAREN AND LUKE (Kaiwaka North Island, Feb 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Exceptional house sitters. We left our little kitty and our home in this beautiful families hands and I'm very happy we did. They left our place way cleaner than when we left and our baby was very well taken care of. They went above and beyond what anyone could ask for. Even though there was a family it didn't feel like it as the 3 little ones where very sweet and kept to them selves. They even dropped us at the airport. If I could give them a 10 out of five I would
 
CHARLIE (Bryndwr South Island, Feb 2020 - 3 days)
Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our home and our furry, feathered family. Communication with Angela was an absolute pleasure and this put us at ease. Our home and garden were left in pristine order. Our pooches were so well loved and looked after and the photos which Angela sent through showed so much play and cuddling - they were so happy and content! Our cats are certainly somewhat harder to win over but Angela, Haki and the girls did everything they could to made them ... MORE
 
ANNETTE (Fairfield South Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
It was an absolute privilege to have Ange and her adorable family to house and pet sit for us over the christmas break. From the moment we met I knew the house and the animals were all going to be in great hands! Constant peace of mind with daily photo updates of the animals not to mention the house and gardens were immaculate upon our return. Very very grateful for everything they did for us and would have them sit for us again in a heartbeat.
 
CHARLOTTE (Tai Tapu, Christchurch South Island, Dec 2019 - 5 days)
The Cooks were courteous, communicative and witty to boot. They took fabulous care of our home and fur baby and I would have them back in a second. A delightful family and a pleasure to have gotten to know. Highly recommended for any house or pet sitting job!
 
ABBY (Toi Toi South Island, Dec 2019 - 5 days)
Angela and her three daughters looked after my dog and cat for a week and I couldn't have asked for better carers for my precious pets. My dog got plenty of exercise - more trips to the beach than I would imagine she had ever dreamed of - and lots of cuddles, which she loves. My cat was catered for according to her rather picky needs, including having to start medication just at the time I was going away. Communication with Angela could not have been better, and she sent me plenty of photos ... MORE
 
MAUREEN (Taieri Mouth South Island, Nov 2019 - 1 week)
Thank you so much Ange, Haki, Belle, Wesley and Eden, for taking care of all our animals, and house, while we were away for a few days. It wasn't a small ask by any means, with 11 calves to feed everyday, 9 lambs 3 x day, 2 goats and 5 dogs to tend to!!!! You all did a fantastic job and I could not have asked for better. On our return the house was is pristine order, all animals healthy and happy and dinner was in the slow cooker. Just amazing!!!! You are all welcome back here at any time, ... MORE
 
LEANNE (Whare Creek South Island, Sep 2019 - 7 days)
Angela and her girls were such great house sitters. Angela is a great communicator and is well organised. She left the house spotless. The cats were well-loved and looked after. My favourite part was the lovely artwork done by her daughters and the sprinkling of notes throughout the house. Would highly recommned.
 
MARY (Wakari South Island, Jul 2019 - 3 days)
 
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