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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL   South Island: ALL  

Caring & experienced sitter

Educator, teacher


My name is Mina, I am a caring, experienced and mature pet and house sitter.
I am available to look after your pets, homes, and gardens.
I have experience with living in different urban and rural areas in New Zealand and abroad.

I am a New Zealand teacher but am not in full-time employment at present.
I am a non-smoker, caring, reliable, clean, quiet, fit and independent person. I love taking care of animals and will also look after your house and garden with care and responsibility.

In the past 4 to 5 years I have undertaken over twenty pet and house sitting assignments in Christchurch and Auckland NZ, as well as abroad.
I have so far looked after dogs and cats of all sizes and kinds, as well as after hens, fish homes and gardens; with quite a few assignments involving more than one pet in the same house household.

I can provide contact details of referees from earlier house sitting and pet minding assignments.

Please refer to the reviews and endorsements found on my Kiwi House Sitters profile.

I further copied and pasted below additional positive reviews that were provided by different families for which I have undertaken pet minding and house sitting assignments. Those were through another international platform namely Trusted House Sitters.

I look forward to hearing back from you.



By: Deborah
15 Aug 2019 - present, Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand

Mina has been fabulous. She is very warm and she sets you at ease. She will keep you updated with information about your pets and the house. She's very reliable. The house has been well looked after and Mina has taken it upon herself to fix little things around the house that needed doing! This is very much appreciated

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

By: Maycke Hooykaas
13 Jul - 10 Aug 2019 Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

We highly recommend Mina as a house sitter and pet sitter.
As Molly and Ella are getting a little bit older they need slightly more attention with regards to their eating habits and general well being. Mina kept us well informed and we felt Molly and Ella were getting the love and attention they needed. After four weeks away we returned to a spotless house and two happy dogs. We look forward to Mina returning for another house and dog sit. M

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

By: Kathleen Casey
20 Dec 2015 - 20 January 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand

Mina house sat for me for 4 weeks while I was overseas. This included taking care of my cat, Twinkle, who was well and happy when I got home.

Mina was reliable and self-sufficient and took care of the house.
I would not hesitate to have her again if that is possible.

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Petcare 5/5

Reviews (7)
No rating Mina came to my house to sit and care for my 3 cats again, during the Christmas holidays - 15 Dec 17 to 12 Jan 18. She took great care of my house and my cats. I returned home to a clean house and happy cats. I would recommend her without reservation and fully endorse her for both house-sitting and pet-sitting.
SHERRI (St Heliers North Island, Dec 2017 - 3 weeks - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
This is not a usual review. Unfortunately, despite all our preparations with Mina, we have had to postpone our trip to the UK because of Covid-19. Mina had already come out to meet us, see the house and meet our cats and as newcomers to all this we were very impressed by Mina's thoughtfulness. When we can eventually plan to go we will contact Mina first, hoping that she is free.
CAROL (Sandringham North Island, Apr 2020 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Mina has been before so my dog knows her and was very excited when she arrived. she waters my house plants. Hope she can come again.
LINDA (Remuera North Island, Oct 2019 - 25 days)
Thanks so much Mina, our pets were very happy and Roxy dog slept most of the day when we got home :-) Plus the house was beautiful! Very happy to recommend Mina!
CHRIS & BEX (Western Springs North Island, Jan 2019 - 3 days)
Mina did a great job. The house was perfectly clean when we returned, and the cats were happy. I highly recommend Mina as a house sitter.
STEVEN (Freemans Bay North Island, Jan 2019 - 6 days)
We hadn't had a housesitter before so were a bit wary, but we didn't need to be. Mina is very responsible and reliable and looked after our place and garden and left it very clean and tidy. Her communication is excellent and we'd be happy to have her back.
CUSHLA (northcote North Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Mina came to my house at a moment's notice, so I could rush back home due to my father's sudden hospitalisation. She was very accommodating, and was able to stay longer than I thought due to my father's passing, which required a bit more time to settle his affairs. Mina kept in touch with me throughout my time away and took great care of my cats and my house. When I returned home, everything was clean and tidy, and my cats were well cared for. I would endorse her to any sit in the ... MORE
SHERRI (St Heliers North Island, Dec 2015 - 4 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
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