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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • South Island: Canterbury - Christchurch
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  • 2021: 20Feb-4Mar
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28, Graphic Designer

30, Store Manager

Kia ora!

"Update - Wishing for everyone to be safe and stay healthy!"

Mins is 28, she is originally from Taiwan and has lived in Malaysia & Japan.
Allen is 30, he was born and raised in New Zealand.

We are a very respectful, animal-loving couple living in the Canterbury region. We are very fortunate to have flexibility, as currently we have a base in Allen's family home in North Canterbury where we can come and go as we please.

Mins has been house sitting full-time through this website for over two years and now Allen is loving it too!

We are friendly, compassionate, and responsible. Allen works full-time in the city and Mins mostly works from home, so she will be around to keep your property well looked after and your furry friends company.

We have plenty of experience with animals. We both had our own childhood pets and have completed several house sits looking after a range of animals throughout New Zealand. We find house sitting to be a great opportunity for meeting wonderful people and seeing new places.

If you'd like to consider us for your next house sit, please feel free to contact us, I'd be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

Thank you for your time.

P.S. For those who would like to join as a house sitter, enter the discount code "TEZZNS" to receive your exclusive $10 off when signing up! All the best with your house sitting journey!

Kind regards,
Mins & Allen

Reviews (28)
I would 100% recommend Mins and Allen as pet and house sitters and would absolutely use them again! Mins communicated with us everyday of our 2 week holiday, and sent photos of our pets (2 cats and 2 dogs) every day. We returned home to a tidy house and clean sheets with everything as we had left it and our pets were all happy, healthy and well cared for!
 
NICK (Upper Riccarton South Island, Jan 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Mins and Allen were fabulous housesitters while we were away. Mins communicated daily and sent pics of our shy cats, that quickly made friends with both Mins and Allen. All our worries disappeared very quickly with the constant care and love shown to our two white girls. Thank you both.
 
ANN AND RORY (Halswell , Jan 2021 - 10 days)
Mins and Allen looked after our home, fur babies and plants for 2 weeks while we were away. We came home to a clean and tidy house and happy puppies which is all we can ask for. They were in regular contact with us with photos and updates which gave us peace of mind. We really appreciated knowing our home was in safe hands. We will be contacting them again next time, and hopefully they are available. Thank you both!
 
SAM (Addington , Nov 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Mins and Allen were great, our cat and dog were well cared for while we were away and we had daily updates. Communication was very good leading up to the house sit and during the house sit. The house was nice and tidy on our arrival home and they had even washed the sheets, made the bed and washed the towels.
 
SARAH (Parklands , Oct 2020 - 6 days)
Mins and Allen were very responsive while we were away sending updates and photos daily. As this was the longest time we had been away from Otto and Lottie we wondered how they would be over the 10 days While excited to see us back they were clearly well cared for. The house too was immaculate on our return. Thankyou to you both.
 
JENNY (Christchurch , Oct 2020 - 10 days)
Mins & Allan have been fantastic housesitters. They've communicated really well, and looked after my cat and house well. House is left like they've never been here. Highly recommend
 
TRACEY (Beckenham , Sep 2020 - 7 days)
Mins and Allen sat twice for us, the second time was on short notice ans they were very easy going and flexible. The communication was excellent, and we received regular updates and photos from them with Wolf at the park. We came home to a clean and tidy house. Highly recommended. Thank you.
 
TIM (Huntsbury , Aug 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Mins and Allen are fantastic pet sitters. They were amazing with my cat, who has been struggling with stress for various reasons. They made sure she wasn't anxious when I was away, spent lots of time with her, and kept me regularly updated with messages and photos. The house was kept immaculately, everything was perfect. I highly recommended these lovely people!
 
SARA (Richmond , Jul 2020 - 8 days)
Mins and Allen were absolutely fantastic, thank you so much for coming to stay and looking after all of our (7!) pets! Would most definitely recommend to others too, love that we were kept up to date with photos every day! Came home to a beautiful clean house also :) thanks again guys!
 
GABBY (Woolston South Island, Jun 2020 - 7 days)
Mins and Allen are a wonderful couple. We had to cancel our trip overseas in March due to Covid-19, we are so pleased that they were able to house sit for us recently for almost 2 weeks while we went on a road trip. Fantastic communication and updates throughout their stay and our fur babies were safe and happy. We appreciated the sheets being cleaned, changed and coming back to a clean house, thanks Mins and Allen!
 
TSU (Edgeware South Island, Mar 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Mins and Allen cared for our high energy Husky X Collie, and we honestly could not have been more happy with the service they provided. With amazing communication, and a genuine nurturing nature, our dog Frida was left in professional and capable hands. Mins and Allen communicated with us daily, providing pictures of Frida both at home with them and on their daily walks, and it was obvious Frida was both extremely happy and well looked after. They catered for all our needs, and we will ... MORE
 
HADLEIGH (South New Brighton South Island, Mar 2020 - 20 days)
Mins and Allen have recently house sat for us. They were great in communication before and during their stay. It was lovely having them to oversee our home and look after Cookie. They are a lovely couple and we'd happily have them back!
 
DAVID (Riccarton , Feb 2020 - 6 days)
Thank you Allen and Mins for taking such good care of Julie and our home. Lovely young couple. Easy to deal with and excellent communication. Everything was left tidy and clean. We would certainly have them house sit again.
 
JACKIE (Sumner , Feb 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Happy pets and tidy house. Mins and her partner were great sitters and kept in touch each day with pics of animals and general goings on. I would highly recommended her. Thanks again Mins.
 
CLAIRE (Heathcote Valley South Island, Jan 2020 - 10 days)
Mins and Allen were great sitters for our dog bohdi. We got lots of photos and updates which was nice to receive. House was tidy and bed was all made up which we really appreciated.
 
SARAH (Luggate South Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
We've been lucky to have Mins and Allen look after our place for a bit over three weeks. They are a fabulous pair of competent house sitters and are delightful to deal with all the way through. They were really communicative, clearly adored our pets (One gorgeous cat, a young energetic dog, 6 gold fish and 5 chooks) and left the place spotless and organised for when we returned home. They were so professional and friendly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
 
BRENT (Hornby South Island, Nov 2019 - 3 weeks)
Mins & Allen absolutely were fabulous house sitters. We returned to a clean & tidy house and a very happy dog! Excellent communication since day one. We would highly recommend this couple.
 
ROSIE (Clarkville South Island, Nov 2019)
Mins and Allen were amazing sitters. They followed instruction guide but also went way beyond expectation. They left my home sparkling clean and tidy. Mins and Allen were very clear around communication and showed they were reliable, trustworthy and prepared to show initiative. We have no hesitation in recommending this couple.
 
VICKY (Shirley South Island, Nov 2019 - 4 days)
It was such a pleasure having Mins to house sit and look after my cat. She sent me regular updates & pictures which was lovely. Came home to a tidy, clean house & the sheets were washed etc. Hope I can have her back another time :-)
 
SUZIE (Christchurch South Island, Sep 2019 - 7 days)
Mins looked after our cat, dog and gold fish for a week. When we came back, our home was immaculate, and our pets are clearly well looked after. As well, she sent photos with a brief update so we would know all was well. I'd happily recommend Mins to anyone who needed a house sitter.
 
ADELINE (Burnham , Mar 2019)
Mins was an absolutely fantastic cats and house sitter. It was so nice to go away knowing that our cats were in her care. Communication before and after house sitting was great which can be very important when you are leaving your home and pets in the care of someone else. She took wonderful care of our little vegetable garden too and changed the bed sheets before she left. We cannot recommend her enough for looking after your house or pets.
 
KAREN (Lincoln University South Island, Feb 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Mins was an absolute pleasure to deal with right from the initial contact. She was very friendly and had great communication. The house was left in excellent condition and most importantly the dog and cat were happy. I hope to use Mins again and can highly recommend her. Thank you!
 
MATT (Kaiapoi , Feb 2019)
Mins is a very nice person, really take care of my little dogs, keep home clean and tidy. We are very happy during her stay. I will highly recommend her.
 
EVELYN (Onehunga , Dec 2018)
Mins housesat for us for a week. From the moment we met her we knew that she was the perfect housesitter. She takes the role of housesitting very seriously and is mindful that she is in someone elses' home. Our cat was cared for with the utmost of care by Mins. Our home was left immaculately clean, rubbish removed, and linen washed. We have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mins. We would ask her to housesit for us again in a heartbeat.
 
STUART AND CINDY (Waitoa North Island, Nov 2018 - 6 days)
Excellent communication, very friendly and such a nice person. Would not think twice about using Mins again to house/dog sit. Thank you.
 
DEANE (St Albans South Island, Nov 2018 - 3 days)
Mins took wonderful care of Bert, our cat, and Pearl, our goldfish. Our home was clean and tidy when we arrived and she always kept in communication with us during our time away. We had a little misunderstanding regarding the food in the house, but this was sorted out successfully. Even with her young age, Mins shows responsibility and caring beyond her years.
 
CHRIS (Temuka South Island, Sep 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
Mins has done an exceptional job looking after our furbabies whilst we were away in England for a month. We have come home to a beautifully kept house and to perfectly content animals. My Irish Setter Poppy and my 2 cats obviously adore her and I'm sure they'll miss her terribly when she continues her travels. Enjoy your travels in NZ Mins. Please take care and keep in touch. I thoroughly recommend Mins for any future house sitting opportunity. She cares a great deal about the welfare ... MORE
 
SUSAN & KEITH (Tauranga North Island, Aug 2018 - 4 weeks)
Mins was an absolutely wonderful housesitter - taking care of a range of animals from cats to cows. I came home to a lovely clean house (she had even washed her own sheets) and everyone alive and obviously well fed. Photos and email updates while I was away were fantastic. Would highly recommend Min.
 
SHERYN (Tirau, New Zealand North Island, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
 
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