We are fun loving friends who enjoy exploring the beauties New Zealand has to offer. We enjoy the outdoors and both share a love for animals. We lived on a beautiful rural property which included native forest & a river. We enjoyed living the relaxed kiwi lifestyle we love so much with 5 cats, 2 kune kunes & 2 dogs. We left our jobs to enjoy a well deserved relaxed year of travelling New Zealand & have now stopped in beautiful Hawke's Bay. Loretta has plenty of experience working with animals through Veterinary Clinics, Farms, Auckland Zoo, Kennels, Cattery's & Dog training. Together we have plenty of experience with house sitting / pet sitting within our local community & also have experience looking after elderly cats & dogs who require a higher level of care & administration of medications. We are reliable & trustworthy people who you can count on to care of your home & love your fur babies while you are away.
Loretta and Markus were great looking after our home. Both our dogs got sick during that time, (random illnesses) and Loretta and Markus looked after them so well. Taking them to the vet and giving them anything they needed. They left our house in a great condition and we couldn't be more grateful.
BETH (Havelock North , Aug 2018)
I was so gratfeul when Markus willingly jumped in the car at short notice to take care of my dog and two cats for me.
The updates he sent through during his stay made my day hearing how much fun my dog was having! Even my super shy cats warmed up to him for cuddles.
The house was immaculate on my return, which was really lovely to come home to. I couldn't have asked for a better sitter and wouldn't hesitate to have Markus and Loretta stay again. Thanks so much! :)
AMANDA (Waikanae North Island, Jun 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
Loretta & Marcus did a great job caring for our pets & house!! Our dog's never been so relaxed when we've been away & the house was lovely & clean. Thank you soooo much Loretta & Marcus, we'd love you to stay again!!!
RODEANA (Napier North Island, Oct 2018 - 6 days)
Loretta and Markus were the best houses sitters and couldn't have ask for more, our fur babies were well looked after and we got regular up dates and photos of how well looked after our animals were doing. They went above on beyond that any house sitter would normal be ask to do. We got caught in a National disaster while we were away and the only contact we could get with our family and friends was though the what's app they introduced us to on leave for our holiday and they kept our family ... MORELoretta and Markus were the best houses sitters and couldn't have ask for more, our fur babies were well looked after and we got regular up dates and photos of how well looked after our animals were doing. They went above on beyond that any house sitter would normal be ask to do. We got caught in a National disaster while we were away and the only contact we could get with our family and friends was though the what's app they introduced us to on leave for our holiday and they kept our family updated on our safety till such time we could get back to the safety of a neighbouring island, which we will be forever grateful for.Were arrived home to a clean and well looked after house and happy and healthy animals.We wouldn't hesitate to use them again and would highly recommend them to look after your fur babies and your home while you are away.
TRISH (Hastings North Island, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Loretta and Marcus are lovely people and were fabulous housesitters.
They took good care of our cat, and sent us regular update messages, which was great.
We came back to find they had worked hard in our garden, and made a real difference!
The house was left immaculate.
We were extremely happy, and would definitely ask them again.
Liz and David
LIZ (RD 2 Havelock North North Island, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Loretta and Marcus are a lovely and genuine couple. Our elderly dog was very well looked after, and our house was immaculate when we returned home. They kept in contact while we were away with photos and updates on our dog.
We wouldn't hesitate to have them stay again, and can highly recommend them.
JANET AND PAUL (Te Awanga , May 2018)
We couldn't recommend Loretta and Marcus more highly. They have looked after our house, and more importantly our dogs, a number of times and both are wonderfully taken care of. We really appreciate the updates we get of our pets while we're away and know they are in very capable hands. They will always be our first contact when we need a house sitter.
VENITA (Napier South North Island, Apr 2018 - 4 days)
Loretta and Markus have looked after our home and our beloved Labrador Sam for over 4 weeks. They are a delightful and friendly couple and Sam adored them! Our home was immaculate when we got back, gardens watered and weeded, Sam freshly bathed and there was even a fresh loaf of bread baked for us by Markus when we arrived home!
We hope they are available later in the year when we will be away again. I can not recommend them highly enough. x
VICKI & IAN (Havelock North , Dec 2017)
Great couple, real dog people. Our dog fell in love with them, she was well looked after and so was our house. On our return all was brilliant. Great couple, highly reccomended.
REBECCA (Hospital Hill North Island, Oct 2017 - 5 days)
Loretta and Markus were great house sitters, We were very happy to come home to a thriving garden, mown lawns and a nicely cleaned house. Mary Simonsen.
MARY& EVAN (Havelock North North Island, Sep 2017 - 4 weeks)
Loretta and Marcus moved in and looked after our three boys for about 5 weeks. We have no hesitation in recommending them and hope they are available next time we go away. Our home was nice and tidy when we came home and our dogs were happy and healthy. We also had a reassuring email from Loretta while we were away which was lovely. Highly recommended and very nice people. Thankyou so much, all the best and we'll be in touch for sure next time we go away.
Cheers Steve & Shane
STEVE (Tikitere North Island, Aug 2017 - 4 weeks)
Marc and Loretta did a wonderful job house sitting our place for 6 weeks. The animals were well looked after and the house was very clean on our return. We would absolutely recommend them and have them back again.
MARGIE & STEVE (Waikite Valley North Island, Jul 2017 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Loretta & Markus were outstanding sitters for our home & pets. Seriously couldn't have asked for better, they took our dog to the beach daily, stacked our firewood delivery, kept the place clean & tidy, communicated brilliantly & left a lovely little welcome home gesture on the table for our return! We walked into a spotless house, super happy pets & a couple of professional photographs of our two dogs as well as some wildflowers & sea shells from their adventures at the beach. A truly lovely ... MORELoretta & Markus were outstanding sitters for our home & pets. Seriously couldn't have asked for better, they took our dog to the beach daily, stacked our firewood delivery, kept the place clean & tidy, communicated brilliantly & left a lovely little welcome home gesture on the table for our return! We walked into a spotless house, super happy pets & a couple of professional photographs of our two dogs as well as some wildflowers & sea shells from their adventures at the beach. A truly lovely couple we would welcome in our home anytime, it's so nice to know that there are still honest, decent humans out there, these guys are super stars!!
I welcome any requests for a reference :)
RENEE (Elgin North Island, Jul 2017 - 4 days)
Loretta & Markus were the perfect sitters for my pets, Mini & Tashi and aged cockatiel Peter and house sitters. Alerting me to an invasion of mice and their attempts at stopping them in their tracks. I have asked for them to return , should I need their services again. All the best for you your travels Loretta and Markus. You are so welcome to come back again xx
RUBY (The Wood , Apr 2017)
Loretta and Markus were great Housesitters. They were available at the last minute. Very kind and lovely natured, tidy and we would have them again.
We would highly recommend them. We wish them all the best for the future and their travels.
CHANTELLE (Forrest Hill North Island, Apr 2017 - 3 days)
Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.