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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand


60+, retired



We are Julie and Brian and we are experienced housesitters.
We have done over 50 sits,many of them being repeats.
We are originally from Christchurch and sold up after the second earthquake and decided to take time out Whilst Christchurch 'healed'

We started house sitting quite by accident and really got to enjoy the lifestyle.
We have looked after most animals,farm and domestic and have come across bee keeping,worm farms,boarding dog kennels.
A blind poodle,lambing,calving,horse colic and numerous power cuts.
I sometimes think I will start a book.

Our main objective is to give your favourite dog,or moogie lots of loves and cuddles.We have found that house sitting generally has
nothing to do with minding house but with keeping the loved domestic animals loved,walked and fed
Our first priority always are the animals welfare.We have so many references stating that we do exactly that.
We are clean living and will leave your house spotless.

Should you like the sound of us,I will gladly email you as many references as you need or we can be contacted personally.

We prefer sits longer than 3 weeks.

Reviews (10)
No rating Julie and Brian were very conscientous house sitters. The animals were well looked after, and the house was absolutely spotless when we got home! A very practical couple we felt comfortable trusting our house to.
MICHAEL (Westmorland , Dec 2017)
We would give Brian and Sue 10 out of 10. I think the pets would go higher!
LEE (Blenheim South Island, Nov 2020 - 5 days)
Great sitters, they were able to visit us before the sit started to view the house and pets. Everything was well & truely taken care of. We heard from Brian & Julie regularly while we were away which gave us peace of mind the doggies were ok.
TRACY (Motueka South Island, Oct 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Great sit.Cute well trained poochies.Comfortable clean house.Enjoyed our time here. Julie and Brian Maple
Fantastic house sitters, took care of our cattle, dogs, cats, chooks and fish. All animals very well cared for, house immaculate. We have nothing but praise for them. Would love to have them again next time we go. Thank you Julie and Brian.
WOLF & SHULA (Amberley , Feb 2020 - 22 days)
Enjoyed this house sit.Cosy house,great animals and we were allowed to feast out on fresh veg which was great.Great hosts and would be happy to do sit again
Brian & Julie took good care of our dog and cat and home for 5 weeks. They are very caring people who went out of their way to ensure our dog, who became quite distressed while we were away, was well loved and cared for. They took him to the vet when he had a skin allergy, walked him daily and we found him in good health and happy on our return. Julie even weeded the garden for our return which was much appreciated. Would definitely recommend them.
MHAIRI (Mt pleasant South Island, Dec 2019 - 5 weeks)
Julie and Brian did a wonderful job in looking after my house, and especially my dog Nala for 6 weeks recently. While I was away Julie sent me regular updates as to how Nala was, which I very much appreciated, and it was lovely to come home to a tidy house and a happy and well-cared for dog. I was also grateful to Brian for taking me to the airport and picking me up on my return. They are a lovely friendly couple, experienced house-sitters and I would highly recommend them.
SANDRA (Wakefield South Island, Aug 2019 - 6 weeks)
Very nice house and dog to sit, Nala is a real sweet natured dog, We both enjoyed the house and friendly area ,also found Sandra very pleasant and caring . good sit Brian and Julie
No rating Brian and Julie are just amazing. They looked after our dogs,cats,horses,sheep,cockatiels and chooks for a month. They dealt with anything that was thrown at them and left the place beautifully clean and tidy, inside and outside. Nothing seemed to faze them, they took all the stress out of leaving our home and animals and made it a relaxing experience for us. I would definitely have them to sit again for us. Julie is a great communicator and kept us in touch with what was going on at home, ... MORE
FIONA (Hira South Island, Jun 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating Brian and Julie did a great job looking after our home, cattle and cat over the winter. It was great to come home and find everything cared for and in order. Would recommend them as house sitters.
PAULA (Marlborough, Jun 2015)
No rating We are pleased to provide this reference for Brian and Julie who looked after our house for three weeks in October 2014.We have a large home, house pets and farm animals and it was a pleasure to return home to find them all well cared for. We have no hesitation in recommending Brian and Julie as house sitters.
JOHN & JULIE (Loburn, Oct 2014)
Brian and Julie did an really fabulous job of looking after our animals and house for a few days. They went above and beyond with dropping us at the airport and picking up, as well as looking after our hatching monarch butterfly project during their stay. Thanks guys for doing such a great job. We would highly recommend them to anyone else as great house sitters. Nicki & Owen
NICKI (Richmond, South Island, Apr 2014 - 4 days)
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