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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand


71, Retired

63, Social Worker

We are the Smith family, Ken and Bethne. We live in Dargaville and have lived here for the last 14 years. At the beginning of this year we give up our rental to house sit in Arapohue which is just out of Dargaville, This is a semi permanent arrangement until at least the end of July 2020. Our duties include taking care for a wonderful little dog and keeping the grounds and house clean and tidy. The owner of the property comes home periodically so we try to find little house sitting jobs when she is home.
Ken is 70 has has retired from bus driving and fills in his time with his work for the Dargaville Lions and volunteers for Whanau Focus Centre at which I work has a Social Worker. I am 63 and plan to retire when I hit 65.
At the beginning of this year we decided to down size so what little stuff we own is in storage. We also brought a 18ft caravan in which we intend to travel around New Zealand in when I finally finish work .
We only discovered the Kiwi House Sitters web site very recently and are currently in the middle of our first job through Kiwi House Sitters. We hope to have many smaller jobs over the next year or so and build up our profile.
Ken and Bethne

Reviews (4)
No rating Thanks Ken & Bethne for taking good care of our animals and home. Our pets were very grateful and the house was left lovely and clean.
KERRY (Auckland North Island, Jul 2021 - 4 days)
Hi Kerry, thanks for the review, we love housesitting for you and your Pets Hope to hear from you in two to three months when the house becomes vacant cherrs for now Ken
We were so happy to met Ken and Bethne to house sit for Queens Birthday Weekend at our home in Karaka. Communication was paramount and they arrived ready for the ordeal. A home cooked meal around the table ensured us we could go away and leave our fur babies and home in great care. We would recommend Ken and Bethne to take care of your home and pets, and leave your home the way your left it. 100% recommended. We live on a large lifestyle block and Ken and Bethne were able to oversee ... MORE
ANN AND MARK (Patumahoe North Island, Apr 2020 - 5 days)
We knew Ken & Bethne were the right people for us when we read their great reviews & profile. They were indeed fantastic communicators, answering phone calls/texts/online messages promptly. The arrived right on time & were keen to learn about our home and pets. They're both relaxed, friendly people who are genuine and super easy to talk to. We loved receiving a text message update while we were away. We came home to a very chilled out, happy, well-exercised dog and a lovely clean home. Our home ... MORE
FIONA (Auckland North Island, Feb 2020 - 3 days)
This couple were absolutely fantastic to deal with. Clear communication both before and during (with regular updates on our furry friends), house was left in immaculate condition (definitely above and beyond) and we returned to two very happy, healthy cats. Will definitely be seeking them out if we ever need housesitters again :)
ALISSA (Sandringham North Island, Dec 2019 - 2 weeks)
Peace of Mind

Happy you!

With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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