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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 5May-8May | 1Jun-8Oct


57, Retired primary school teacher

60, Retired primary school teacher


We love house sitting! Getting to know pets and animals, exploring new areas and caring for someone else's property is an absolute pleasure for us.

We emigrated from UK to New Zealand in 2008 and love our life here in Algies Bay. We have 3 children who have all flown the nest, so would be unlikely to be with us, although they may visit for a day or two if we end up near them.

We have just taken early retirement so are now much freer to do more house sits. Yippee!

We are very used to respecting other people's homes and pride ourselves on always leaving the owner's house in a clean and tidy state. We communicate regularly with house owners, collecting post and giving updates on any pets or livestock in our care.

We just love animals; we have had our own cat and chickens plus small pets eg rabbit, hamster, guinea pigs and have hand reared lambs. I had my own horses as a child. Close neighbours have dogs who we love and often look after.

We are looking forward to getting to know new areas of New Zealand while caring for your pets and animals. We are also very happy to do gardening and watering, (I have a productive veggie patch at home), or pool maintenance and Pete is an expert on the ride-on mower!
Read our references and endorsements to get a feel of our past house sits.

We are both non-smokers.

Preferred Locations: Preferably the North Island but would definitely consider the South Island for a longer sit. Particularly Golden Bay area. We prefer to be rural, away from busy towns and near good walking. In the warmer months, a pool or beach is definitely attractive to us as we are keen swimmers. In fact we probably will only apply for summer sits near a beach, lake or with a pool!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Availability: Any time for sits up to a week and longer periods if the dates suit.

Carey and Peter

Reviews (29)
No rating Thank you Carey for looking after my house and cat so well, everything was immaculate when I got home and there was even cake in the fridge! Its nice to know there is someone I can rely on in the future should I ever need a house sitter again and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else. I think Cosmo is missing you as well, not getting so many cuddles now that I'm home.
CHRIS (Coromandel Town North Island, Sep 2018 - 1 week)
Carey and Peter are fantastic sitters. Communication was prompt and easy. The house was left very clean and tidy. They even washed the linen and remade the bed and left some delicious scones. The animals were clearly well looked after. I am in the middle of renovations which would have been less than ideal for them, but they weren't phased by that at all. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for house sitters and will be asking them back as soon as I can.
CAROLINE (Tutukaka North Island, May 2022 - 3 days)
Carey and Peter were great at looking after our home and our animals - Charlie our mini dachshund, Suskie our rather anti-social cat, and our four chickens. It's always great to have updates on how things are going and to come home to happy animals. Carey and Peter watered our plants in the hot weather and we came home to a house - clean and tidy with clean sheets back on the bed! Communication was great the whole period - from the time leading up to the house sit and throughout the stay. A ... MORE
NELENE (Waimauku North Island, Jan 2022 - 5 days)
Carey and Peter were dream pet / house sitters. Great communication throughout. And the cats were very settled and happy when we returned. Thanks for the sweet peas and truffles you guys, and for looking after everything so well :)
ANNE (Thames North Island, Jan 2022 - 3 days)
Carey and Peter looked after our farm house with our fur baby's Stan, our big golden lab, baxter our baby terrier, Hugo the boss of the house, our big British Blue cat. and our Chickens. We were nerves to leave our little terrier behind as we have never left him before but Carey and Peter put our minds at ease. Carey and Peter where excitent house sitters. They left the house clean and tidy, communicated to us really well during their stay and left a lovely little treat for us on our fridge. ... MORE
LUCI (Auckland North Island, Aug 2021 - 5 days)
Carey & Peter Thank you so much for looking after our house and chickens so well. It's such a relief to be able to go away and know that we can leave it to such capable sitters. The house was immaculate and the coops were immaculate. Thank you so much for the delicious brownies a lovely surprise. We will be in touch for our next house sit.
PAUL (Maunu North Island, Jul 2021 - 3 days)
Carey and Peter were really lovely, pleasant adaptable and prompt communicators, The house was so clean on our return that only the empty cat food tins showed they had been there. Cat and bunny both healthy and happy. Would thoroughly recommend!
JO (Point Chevalier North Island, Jul 2021 - 2 days)
Peter and Carey were excellent house sitters and animal carers. Both Guy and I felt very comfortable having them in our home. Missy and Barney gave us an excellent report!! A frequent emails were much appreciated. We would like to thank them and would highly recommend them as house sitters. Also they left a delicious treat in the fridge for us which was a nice homecoming gift. Judith
JUDITH (Kauri Point , Apr 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
Brilliant Housesitter's. The home was spotless. The pets were happy. Juniper our dog was sleepy and well loved. Plenty of walks Carey and Peter went above and beyond with helping us. Thank you. Highly recommended
LUCY (Muriwai RD1 North Island, Apr 2021 - 4 days)
Carey and Peter were exceptional house sitters. We had a lovely zoom with them prior to the sit and communication was excellent - clear, respectful and considerate. We have a 50 acre property with lots of chickens, geese, ducks, cats, gardens and veggie plots and at this time had a lot of eggs to collect daily. Carey and Peter took this all in their stride. They chatted with us about anything in question and we felt so relaxed leaving the monastery in their care. The large building was spotless ... MORE
IRINI AND ROB (Taheke North Island, Feb 2021 - 1 week)
Thank you Irini and Rob, for your extremely positive review. So glad you could enjoy a break away. Stay well and warm.wishes to you both.
Fabulous house sitters who looked after our pets very well as well as the house and garden. They communicated throughout the stay and left some very thoughtful thankyou cards as well as a chocolate slice to welcome us home. Highly recommended.
NATASHA (Ohaupo North Island, Jan 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Peter and Carey were fantastic sitters! They coped with a dead chook and fence leaping cattle while we were away! We arrived home to a beautiful clean house with home baking waiting for us in the fridge!
PRUE (Whitford North Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week)
Carey and Peter were great house/pet sitters. Our animals were well cared for and house was left tidy and clean. We arranged for them to come the day before we left and had a great time talking and getting to know each other a bit. We can definitely recommend Carey and Peter and would not hesitate to ask them again. Thanks to you both.
WILMA (Penzance South Island, Dec 2020 - 3 days)
No rating Carey and Peter were amazing housesitters. Lovely people and from day one we trusted them to look after our cat and home. We returned after 6 days to a very clean and tidy home and happy pet..I think he's missing them!! Thank you for a special chocolate treat in the fridge as well!! We would love to have Carey and Peter as housesitters again and thoroughly recommend them!.
BILLIE & JOHN (Warkworth , Nov 2020 - 6 days)
12 out of 10. Thank you for taking such great care of our property and animals. We would love to have you back. Highly recommend Carey and Peter for your house sitting requirements.
PATRICIA (Pakiri-Leigh North Island, Jun 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
As above
CARY (Auckland North Island, Mar 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Carey and Peter were a pleasure to have sit our home and animals. We would highly recommend them and will have them back again Yummy treats we're left a great bonus to come home too.
GAYLENE AND MERV (Opotiki North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Thank you Carey and Peter for you kind review. We felt very at ease especially with this being our first time having a sitter. We arrived home to find it nice, clean and tidy all animals well looked after, along with a yummy delicious chocolate slice! Great communication aswell before and during. We really appreciate the way you cared for our home and a animals. Cheers Selena and Jon
SELENA (Maungakaramea North Island, Jul 2019 - 6 days)
Have nothing but positive feedback for Carey and Peter! From the first message I received from Carey I knew our house and animals will be well taken care of. They kept us updated throughout the week which was very much appreciated and returned to a very clean house and yummy chocolate treats! Thank you so much once again, we highly recommend them.
CHARLENE (Albany North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 week)
Carey and Peter were awesome. So diligent. careful and enthusiastic, a pleasure to work with!
JEMIMA (Matakana North Island, Jan 2019 - 2 days)
Carey and Peter were great house sitters who showed a sincere interest in ensuring that our house and animals were well cared for when we were away. Regular communication throughout the house sit and a super tidy house with baking when we returned! Would definitely recommend.
STEPHEN (Pauatahanui North Island, Dec 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Thank you Carey and Peter for looking after our dogs and house so well. There was great communication prior to their stay and I appreciated Carey keeping me informed about how the dogs were doing during their stay. They left the house clean and tidy. They are a lovely, friendly family who I wouldn't hesitate to have come and stay again.
SARAH (Leamington North Island, Apr 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Great house guests!! Carey kept in regular contact, always friendly. Thank you so much for leaving us some baking, such a treat and lovely surprise!
JESSICA (Mangawhai North Island, Oct 2017 - 4 days)
No rating What a fabulous couple to house sit! Everything cleaner and tidier than we'd left it; animals very well looked after, great communication all through the proceedings of booking them to sit. Would thoroughly recommend them to anyone at all, just so wonderful. Many many thanks again for such great care and diligence! Best wishes, Sandra & Stewart
SANDRA (Cambridge North Island, Sep 2017 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating An absolute pleasure having Pete and Carey house and petsit for us. They took wonderful care of our dog and cats, the house was left immaculate and they dealt with an unexpected situation with our heating system easily and happily. I would highly recommend them as housesitters and we hope to have them back for our next trip!
SARAH (Whitford North Island, Jul 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating fantastic carers! left the house cleaner than it was before we left. great communication, too.
BARBARA (Titirangi North Island, Jan 2017 - 3 days)
No rating Carey and Peter took care of our cat and dog for two weeks over Xmas, animal's Were well looked after as was the house.
NIKKI (woodhill North Island, Dec 2016 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Thank you for your time at our property, and allowing us full peace of mind whilst we were away. The animals were all happy, and the property left immaculate (and thanks for the chocolate slice - delicious). You are definitely our priority 'sitter' in the future, and contact you for our future requirements going forward. Definitely recommend.
RODD (Warkworth North Island, Dec 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating Last minute booking, thrilled with Carey's care, interest and diligence with our cats! Great, detailed and easy communication. Left house just lovely and would certainly recommend!
PENNY (Mairangi Bay North Island, Oct 2016 - 3 weeks)
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