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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2019: 19Oct-3Nov

Caring, Respectful,Mature.

59, Retired

Hi There. I'm Rob and i would love to look after your pets and home. I'm mature,responsible, 59 years young and have owned my own cats and dog. I enjoy keeping fit too.
My grandfather used to be the Elephant keeper in Auckland Zoo and his love of animals was inspirational to me
. He also looked after Susie, the chimpanzee too.
I will treat your pets with love and respect and have lots of cuddles to give them as if they were my own.
I will see that they're fed and cared for as per your instructions and kept well looked after. I will protect your pets and house and keep it clean. I'm easy going and will enjoy time with your pets.
I can give you updates and am happy to email you photos of your pets while you're away.I use WhatsApp and Messenger.
I am loyal, respectful and caring.
Because i'm retired im very flexible and can spend plenty of quality time with your pets. I am also a non smoker .
I love house and pet sitting and have met so many nice people d0ing what i do.I have many good references and have been police vetted as well for your piece of mind. do please check out my main endorsement page/s
Thanks for considering me. August 2019


To Whom it May Concern
Rob Ward looked after our home and pets recently and it was such a relief to know that both were looked after so well.
Rob is a friendly, intelligent, kind and considerate person and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services to both friends and family and anyone who is looking to leave their home and pets in capable caring hands whilst they are away.

Lesley and Andrew Sonntag
Paeroa .18/8/2018


To Whom it May Concern

Rob took care of our greyhound, cat, fish and the house and we couldn't have asked for a better sitter! Kiwi (greyhound) was happy and looked great when we got back (has a tenancy to loose weight when things are different), so looks like he had a great time :) House was lovely and tidy and Rob gave us updates while we were away, which gave us piece of mind. Thanks heaps Rob.... we look forward to next time!

Thanks heaps :)
Geraldine Smeal 19/9/2018


Reviews (11)
Rob is a perfect gentleman and the most humble person you could ask to meet .My animals and home have been looked after remarkably and cared for.I have to admit i was a little prejudice about having a male housesitter but Rob has proved me wrong in my assumptions.Thank you sooo much Rob for your care and attention to my Animals and home hope to see you in the future.Kind regards Jill & Paul
JILL MARIE (Rotorua North Island, Aug 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
It's taken me a bit to review as I had to sort my thoughts out on the few weeks that you were with my animals. I think you are a very nice man and had the best of intentions and are experienced with animals but unfortunately I am not able to leave a good review and wasn't going to but your response was even more upsetting because we all have "high expectations" when it comes to our animals. I think it began with your final meeting with me that was to occur previous to you actually doing ... MORE
SHERI (Te Kohanga North Island, Jul 2019 - 3 weeks)
Im rather dissapointed by this review yet not surprised. From the beginning i was asked to change sit dates at least twice to accommodate this ladys needs which i did obligingly and had explained what dates i was available and when my next sit was which was straight after hers .. Pets were not ... MORE
Rob was an awesome house sitter, Our dog had plenty of exercise and was a happy boy when we returned. Our old cat just loved Rob - how do I know? Well each night she has been sitting outside our spare bedroom meowing for him! Highly recommend especially for pet care. Thanks Rob - you're a star!!!
JULIANNE (Whangarei Heads, Ocean Beach North Island, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks)
Rob was absolutely amazing, the dogs and Cat were so laid back and relaxed when we got back, it was very easy to see they were very very comfortable with Rob. When we sat down for a cuppa when we got back, it was Rob's knee little Chica sat on, and Tilly was at his feet. Awesome sitter highly recommended.
JEAN & PHIL (Tuakau, Auckland North Island, May 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Rob was looking after our house and small block for 3 months whilst we were hiking Te Araroa South Island. The goats were very happy to get patted and fed with fresh grass, the hens always greeted him when he walked to the chicken coop and the garden was watered when necessary. It was great to have someone who kept us updated and even sent us pictures of the goats and hens from time to time. Rob looked after the property and kept it safe. The driveway was clean of autumn leaves when we ... MORE
HAPE AND PIA (Parua Bay , Jan 2019)
Rob looked after our two dogs, house and garden so well in our absence for 10 days - and spoilt the dogs completely, taking them for long walks, and allowing them sleep with him at night!!! They absolutely adored him, and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to other people looking for a caring, gentle and tidy person to look after their house and pets - and we hope to see him again.
DIANA (Waiuku North Island, Oct 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
I have nothing but praise for Rob as a house sitter. My cats [3] where anti men before I left for two weeks. BUT under Rob's care they loved him. The house was just as I left it. Clean and tidy and my cats snuggled in immediately as if I hadn't been away so Rob did a perfect job in taking care of the cats and all my other animals. Special thanks Rob. You are welcome back any time. Margaret
MARGARET (Morrinsville North Island, Oct 2018 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Rob, many thanks for your time in house sitting and of course, caring for Luigi. Your communication, in our absence, was excellent and it was apparent that Luigi enjoyed your company and 'walk' outings. We would recommend you to all and if we have the need, love to request your services in the future. Murray and Midge
MURRAY (Whangamata North Island, Sep 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
Rob was a fantastic kiwi-house sitter and dog sitter. He was a delight to have at our home, and was a great joy to have him take such great care of our two dogs. They needed plenty of exercise and he got a work-out for himself as well. We look forward to having him again, he kept our home clean and tidy, and we can highly recommend him to others.
DARWIN (Te Maire Beach North Island, Aug 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Hi Rob, Thank you for looking after my dogs so well. I was able to go away with confidence that their walks would be fun. Great for them to have your company. I can recommend this sitter.
CHRISTINE (Waihi Beach North Island, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
" Rob looked after my two beloved dogs and one cat for just over 4 weeks. I was very concerned regarding my cat as she is very timid but he had her eating out of his hand (not literally) within a few days! Rob is super friendly and totally trustworthy. He did everything I asked for and more. He looked after the pets, walked them and fed them at the right times, and also, when I came back, the house was clean and tidy. He also regularly kept in touch with me by texting and sending photos of the ... MORE
SHEENA (Waitakere North Island, Jun 2018 - 4 weeks)
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.

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