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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
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 1Jun-14Aug | 2Sep-12Sep | 2Oct-9Nov | 2022: 27Feb-20Mar
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Artist and Writer

57, Artist

60, Former Journalist (Freelance Writer)

We are very experienced in the care of animals and committed to providing a high level of care for your pets and home.
We are extremely conscious of the importance of locking doors, checking windows and where appropriate, setting alarms.
We also aware of the importance of your privacy and the trust you give us in allowing us into your home.
We have successfully completed numerous house sits and have excellent references.

We will keep you informed of the welfare of your pet and home on a regular basis so you can enjoy your time away stress free.

We are non-smoking and non-drinking.
Keith is a (former journalist) freelance writer and I am a artist. I exhibit at Muse Gallery, Havelock North and my drawings can be seen at Art by the Sea Gallery in Takapuna, Auckland.

Our three children have all left home.

We love getting away to visit new locations that inspire us in our creative pursuits. I like to paint/draw on location and Keith enjoys writing about the local scenery and people we meet.

We love animals having had many pets over the years (dogs, cats, kune kune pigs, chickens, goats, donkeys, budgies, hamsters.)
We do NOT have any pets now.

Keith's poetry, haiku and flash fiction has been published in journals all over the world and I exhibit regularly in New Zealand.

I've added a few photo's of Keith and I on some of our house sits with the awesome pets we get to love and some recent paintings from my Above & Below series.

All we ask for in a sit is a clean, warm and comfortable environment, internet, a shelf in both the fridge and freezer and some wardrobe hanging space would be nice.

We are happy to mow lawns and water plants and enjoy walking dogs and cuddling cats.

we hope to hear from you
warm regards
Tallulah and Keith

Reviews (37)
We can not recommend Tallulah and Keith highly enough. They are a lovely couple and our two dogs bonded with them very well. They looked after our fur babies with lots of cuddles, walks and love. Our house was beautifully clean and tidy on our return and Tallulah had made a lovely meal for our homecoming. We will be looking forward to having them to stay again.
KIM (Kensington North Island, Nov 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Tallulah and Keith were great House and Pet sitters. Our two Labradors loved them, they were walked frequently and our home was very tidy and had been very well looked after. Excellent communication with photos regularly. We would highly recommend Tallulah and Keith and have booked in two more house sits.
MAREE AND GARY (Papamoa Beach North Island, Apr 2021 - 3 weeks)
Tallulah and Keith were the first house sitters that we have ever had. Having a cat who hated going into a cattery made it difficult to go away but we were delighted to have Tallulah and Keith in our home. They visited us before the sit and we were confident that Emma would be cared for. We came home to find her very settled and our house and grounds very clean and tidy. We would welcome them back
VIVIENNE (Papamoa Beach North Island, Apr 2021 - 1 week 6 days)
Before Tallulah & Keith arrived, we knew that Miley our dog and home where going to be in good hands. Fantastic Communication from day one. Keith watered our extensive gardens and lawns, Miley enjoyed the attention from them both, personally Miley highlight would have been the 2 walks a day. Our home was well looked after as was Miley. It was a pleasure to arrive back to a clean, tidy home. I have no hesitation with highly recommend them for all future house sitting positions that come ... MORE
JO (Papamoa Beach North Island, Oct 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Tallulah and Keith were fantastic. They sent photos and reassured us that our animals were well cared for which meant we could truly relax on our holiday knowing our home was in good hands - Keith even did the lawns which is no small job! They left the house immaculate and our animals happy. We wouldn't hesitate in having them housesit again in the future! We highly recommend Tallulah and Keith! Thanks again guys - we really appreciate all you did. Leane and Grant
LEANE (Napier North Island, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks)
No rating Tallulah and Keith looked after our home and cat for a week - we couldn't even tell there had been people here the place was spotless! Willow the cat was very content and happy which was awesome. Good communication and happy to recommend.
REGINA (Parkvale North Island, Sep 2020 - 6 days)
Thanks for the lovely sit Regina we loved staying in your lovely home.
This was our first time using house sitters but Tallulah and Keith made the experience very easy. Our pets were well looked after and they left the house very tidy and clean. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
VICKY (Point Chevalier North Island, Sep 2020 - 3 days)
Thanks Vicky for such a lovely sit in stunning part of Auckland and a beautiful home and pets.
No rating A fabulous couple who loved my animal family with such care. House kept tidy and jobs done for me which I so appreciated . I would highly recommend them. They have let me have a holiday with utter peace of mind. Looking forward to the next time.
CHRISTINE (Havelock North North Island, Aug 2020 - 5 days)
Thanks Christine looking forward to coming back.
Tallulah and Keith were absolutely amazing whilst looking after our 6 pets and home. Our dog had a cone on and needed a vet visit during their stay, and Tallulah kept us well-informed and sent pictures throughout her recovery. The house was left spotless and they went completely above and beyond washing blankets and cleaning the house beautifully. We couldn't recommend these guys highly enough - thank you once again for such a delightful experience :)
ALEX (Papamoa North Island, Jul 2020)
Tallulah and Keith are excellent housesitters that without reservation we can recommend to others. They took great care of our cat Tigger and the house was spotless on our return. They are great communicators with frequent updates on things at home. We were so impressed with them that we had them lined up for a 3 month stay until Covid-19 came along :(
GEOFF AND ALISON (Bluff Hill North Island, May 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Thanks for the great review.
Tallulah and Keith were ideal housesitters. They communicated with us promptly and clearly before, during and after their housesit. Our animals were very well cared for and our cat was given the encouragement and affection she needed to form trust. Tallulah and Keith left our home beautifully clean and tidy . we have no hesitation in recommending them to others.
LIZ (Waipukurau North Island, Feb 2020 - 3 weeks)
I would highly recommend Tallulah and Keith. They looked after the animals very well, left the house spotless and even left me some veges in the fridge and mowed the lawn! Thankyou and all the very best to you both.
RUTH (Titirangi North Island, Jan 2020 - 5 days)
Thanks Ruth for a great sit. We loved all the animals which were easy and fun to care for.
Tallulah and Keith looked after our house, dog and guinea pigs for a couple of weeks during the summer. They were extremely well organised and left the house tidy, sheets and towels washed and everywhere clean. They communicated regularly and clearly both before, during and after their sit. When we got home our dog was happy and relaxed and obviously very well cared-for. They coped with our water shortage well, topping the tank up when it got too low. We would highly recommend ... MORE
DAVID (Parua Bay North Island, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Thanks David we look forward to coming back sometime.
We were so fortunate to have Tallulah and Keith house sit for us over the Christmas break. They took fantastic care of our Sasha and Paddy and even bought Sasha a Christmas present! We had regular updates and photos of our duo and the house was spotless when we returned. Would definitely invite them back and would recommend them to everyone
SARAH (Hamilton Central North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Pre-sit communications were easy and Tallulah and Keith settled in quickly on arrival. We heard from them as needed when we were away. The house was spotless and the dogs happy and healthy on our return. Highly recommended!
GORD & SANDY (Matamata North Island, Dec 2019 - Three weeks)
Thanks Tallullah and Keith. Arrived home to find house well cared for and two very happy pets. Much appreciated. Thanks for your great communication and the care and attention you paid to our home and especially our animals.I would happily recommend you both as top house sitters.
ANGIE (Kinloch North Island, Nov 2019 - 16)
We arrived home late due to a puncture and were so delighted to find everything in the house lovely and clean and tidy. The next day we were able to take a walk round the property to find that all was in good order and the animals were all healthy and well cared for. Many thanks to you both.
JOE (Ohope North Island, Nov 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Tallulah and Keith are amazing. We feel very lucky to have had them care for our home, dog (Juno) and chooks for the 5 weeks we were away. We really appreciated the regular email updates and photos of cuddles with Juno so we knew she was happy. The whole time we were away we felt confident that our precious things were in really safe hands, and they were! A special thanks for the super clean home when we got back, and the lovely note too. We can highly recommend. A huge, huge thanks to you both ... MORE
AMBER & TONY (Birchville North Island, Oct 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Tallulah and Keith house sat for us while we were away for just over 2 weeks. We booked them months in advance and kept in touch in the interim. Our dog is usually quite nervous of men when she first meets them, but she fell in love with Keith instantly. Which was really lovely as we could just relax knowing she was really happy. Tallulah kept in touch with us the whole time we were away with pics and emails, which is lovely. They're so professional and caring, you just know your home and ... MORE
LLOYD AND LAURA (Kerikeri, Doves Bay North Island, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Thanks guys much appreciated. See you next time xx. Hugs to Lulah
Lovely to return home, late at night to a warm and very clean house, with the laundry taken care of and a happy and well cared for 'Special needs dog' Tallulah and Keith are a delight and are respectful of your privacy. Communication was great and we would highly recommend them as house or Pet sitters.
SHONA & JULIAN (Snells Beach North Island, Aug 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Tallulah and Keith sat for us for 4 weeks looking after our house and property along with our dog, Harry, and cat, Sammy. We are sure that Harry was spoilt with plenty of love - while Sammy was his difficult self and remained aloof. Tallulah gave us regular updates on how things were going including photos. It was really nice to have had the lawns mown whilst we were away and arrive home to a tidy house. Thank you housesitting for us and the animals
PENELOPE & WARWICK (Kerikeri North Island, Jul 2019 - 4 weeks)
Thanks guys for a lovely sit, a beautiful home and wonderful pets. We miss Harry he's such a loveable little dog. Highly recommend.
This was my first time having house sitters look after my dog and I was a little apprehensive about allowing strangers into my home. However Keith and Tallulah were absolutely fantastic. I left my house in a bit of a hurry and not quite as tidy as I had imagined it would be and even that didn't seem to faze them. I had regular emails and photos of my dog while I was away and returned to a clean house and a happy dog. I can highly recommend Keith and Tallulah and won't hesitate to have them back ... MORE
MAUREEN (Ngunguru North Island, Jun 2019 - 4 weeks)
Thanks Maureen for such a wonderful sit. A beautiful warm sunny home with stunning reviews. Molly was a delight. We would love to come back sometime. Highly recommended.
Talulah and Keith looked after our dog Bear and cat Iggy as well as our home when we were away for a month recently. They are a wonderful couple and ideal house sitters, We received regular updates and photos of the pets while we were away, which was fantastic. When we returned, the house was immaculate, and the pets were happy, healthy and well groomed.. During our absence, Bear had become best friends with Keith, and it was clear he was really missing him on our first day back. We look ... MORE
SUKI (Titirangi North Island, May 2019 - 4 weeks)
Tallulah and Keith were wonderful sending updates and foties of our kids Jessie and Jock. They survived preliminary wireless challenges and were very patient whilst we got help for them. Thanks to you both
MIA (Central New Plymouth North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
We came back to a spotless house and a contented dog that had been well cared for and loved while we were away. The photos of exercising on the beach and at home, as well as regular phone updates, put us at ease knowing the dog was in good hands. It was a pleasure to come back to the clean house and washing. Would have Talulah and Keith back anytime.
STEVE (Newtown North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Our first time with house sitting and we were very happy knowing that our dog was cared for by a friendly capable couple with plenty of house sitting experience.
ELSPETH (Wellington North Island, Feb 2019 - 2 days)
Great communicators, our house was well looked after and the dog seemed very happy! Place left very clean and tidy, and regular updates were appreciated. Would recommend........
RACHAEL (Cambridge North Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Talulah and Keith were wonderful housesitters. They took great care of the place and were fantastic with my dog Jessie. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a responsible couple of look after the place while you are away. Thanks again!
CHARLOTTE (Roseneath North Island, Jul 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Talulah and Keith looked after our fur babies and house over Easter. They were wonderful friends to the animals regularly taking our doggie out for adventures and was nice to see a pic of Keith with his new friends (dog and cat) only hours after they arrived. We received regular updates with pics which was very reassuring and we came home to a beautifully clean house and contented happy pets. Would gladly have Talulah and Keith back again. Thanks so much guys.
GLEN (Hobsonville PoInt North Island, Mar 2018 - 4 days)
No rating We would like to say how delighted we were to have Talulah and Keith care for our home and animals. We so appreciated the prompt communication with setting up the sit, Talulah was very responsive. We also were very grateful to Talulah and Keith for coming up the day prior to the sit so that we could meet with them and go through some of the needs of our home and animals. Our sincere appreciation for their amazing care of our home, it was left immaculately clean and our animals were very happy. ... MORE
ALICE AND HERVE (Tiki quarry Road, Coromandel North Island, Mar 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Having Talulah and Keith look after our house, 2 cats plus goldfish ensured our holiday was stress free. We came home to a tidy, clean house, well watered garden and very relaxed pets. Talulah and Keith communicated well with us, and let us know how everything was going at home on a regular basis. They are really good, undemanding people and it was a pleasure to meet them. We have no hesitation in recommending them as house/pet sitters and will ask them to do the same job again next time we ... MORE
ROBIN (Omiha North Island, Feb 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating Talulah and Keith were wonderful house sitters. Great communicators and lots of regular updates, came back to a very happy dog and a spotless house! Thank you
AILSA (Omokoroa North Island, Jan 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Talulah and her husband did a fantastic job of looking after our pets and house, we especially loved the loving updates on our pets .. they left our house as we left it, and also collected our mail fantastic house sitters. And i highly recommend them
AMY (Pakuranga North Island, Jan 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Talulah and Keith looked after our house and animals for us while we were overseas for a month. We are very grateful to Talulah and Keith for loving our animals just as much as we do and caring for them so well. We were continually updated on our pets well-being and received great photographs. When we returned, our house was spotless and our backyard looked great. We highly recommend Talulah and Keith to anyone looking for a trustworthy, friendly couple to look after their animals and their ... MORE
LORRAINE (Te Puke North Island, Dec 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating Before we left, they filled me with confidence that they wouldn't let me down. These guys took great care of our house and our pets and kept us informed of what was happening while we were away. Even left us a book of poetry as a leaving gift. Would highly recommend them.
HELENA (Maraetai North Island, Jul 2017 - 1 week)
No rating Talulah Keith did a great job of sitting. The house was clean and the dog had excellent care. Totally happy and readily recommend for housesitting.
ADRIAN (Otaki North Island, Jan 2017 - 4 days)
No rating Talulah and Keith looked after our dogs and house as they would their own. They brought their own dog along with them and the animals had lots of fun together. We would highly recommend them as responsible and reliable house and animal sitters.
ANN AND LOGAN (Waiwera North Island, Jun 2016 - 3 days)
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