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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 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
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • South Island: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 18Dec-9Jan2022 | 18Dec-9Jan2022 | 2022: 15Jan-23Jan | 19Feb-4Mar

Caring Trustworthy Couple

53, Retired

55, Retired

Welcome to our profile and thank you for considering us.
We are a retired couple travelling New Zealand. Deb has owned a cleaning/ lawnmowing business and has owned many pets and has a great love of all animals. Pete is a professional photographer of 30years and a capable handyman who also has a great love of all animals. We love to help others so looking after your home and animals would be a joy to us and our number one priority during our stay. We are a very honest, trustworthy, tidy and clean couple who respects others homes and belongings. We are both non smokers. Pete and I are more than happy to meet with you prior to your sit, in person is always better than just a photo :-) Should you have any more questions for us please feel free to call or message us anytime. We also have verbal references available from repeat sits :-)

Reviews (14)
Deb and Pete are incredible and are up their as one of our favourite house sitters! They are professional, friendly and down to earth people who kept fantastic care of our dog, Frida, and our home. They were accommodating with all our needs when it came to caring for Frida, and she was spoiled with doggy cuddles, she enjoyed many walks along the beach and bike rides along the estuary, and she even travelled shot gun in their car for an adventure. Their communication was exceptional, and we ... MORE
HADLEIGH (South New Brighton South Island, Dec 2021 - 3 weeks)
It is a pleasure to write this reference for Deb and Pete We can't speak highly enough of them. They looked after our two little dogs and going by the photos they sent us over the period we were away ,it didn't look like they missed us. They took them to groomers and for walks, they had a play time daily as well as massages twice a day. Nothing was too much of a problem for them. They sprayed all. Our fruit trees and roses, put mulch down The garden was in a better condition to what we ... MORE
SHIRLEE (Hampstead South Island, Aug 2021 - 4 months 3 weeks)
Deborah and Pete were absolutely incredible, Their care and respect for our animals and house was top notch, and they went above and beyond in every way. Our pets loved them, end enjoyed their daily walks with them. Communication was always prompt and concise, and they were kind enough to send plenty of photos of the animals enjoying themselves. They were also super understanding in working around our changing travel plans, and even had dinner waiting for us on our return. The house was more ... MORE
BEN (New Brighton South Island, Jun 2021 - 2.5 weeks)
We are relatively new to the house sitting concept (3rd time) however our most recent experience has by far exceeded all expectations in the manner of which our home and dogs were cared for. Firstly the communication was always clear and concise and the response was always in a timely manner. Peter and Deb took time out of the day to drop us off at the airport and on return pick us up. We arrived home to a immaculate clean home, it was incredible. A hot meal awaited us, a beautiful Thai ... MORE
RACHEL (Dunsandel South Island, Jun 2021 - 1 week)
Deborah and Peter were beyond wonderful, amazing and brilliant. They are the most respectful, kind and caring people you could wish to have to look after your animals and house. They were so understanding with when our plans had to change due to an ill relative. They sent us updates of how our animals were and lots of beautiful photos. We came back to find supper (and pudding) made for us and the house was immaculate. I can only highly recommended them as house sitters and would not ... MORE
JULIA (Upper Moutere South Island, May 2021 - 10 days)
Deb and Pete communicated well throughout the arrangement and sitting process. They treated the animals and house with respect and everything was clean and tidy on our return. They offered to do maintenance gardening and watering, and even cooked us a meal for our return. We enjoyed meeting them and would ask them to house sit again in the future.
FRANCES (Aniseed Valley South Island, May 2021 - 8 days)
This was our first experience with House Sitters and if Deb and Pete are the poster team for Kiwi House sitters then we know why. Outstanding people, great care, communication and always looking for something to do. We had photos and regular communication with them while we were away and the meal and desert they left for us on our return was first class. Definitely recommend - no hesitation. Mike, Marie and RJ
MIKE (West Eyreton , Feb 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating What can I say beyond that Debbie & Pete were simply outstanding housesitters.!! They showed a genuine, kind, caring attitude to our 2 year old Golden Labrador dog & were great with sending us photos over the 10 days we were away. They went out of their way to do so many extras such as picking us up from the airport on our return, having a delicious 2 course meal ready for us & had scrubbed & polished our entire house( which is big) until it sparkled . How lucky that we met them & that they ... MORE
SHELLEY (Redcliffs , Feb 2021 - 10 days)
Where do i begin. If you van get Pete n Debs you will be winning. My house was spotlessly clean when i got back. The garden was tidy and my dog was a happy boy. As a beautiful touch they left desserts (home made) in the fridge. They also left a framed photo of Echo. I would ask Pete n Debs back any time. They are beyond excellent on the house sitting scale. Thank you.
PAUL (Carterton North Island, Jan 2021 - 10 days)
To whom it may concern, we recently had Pete and Deb house sit for us and we have no hesitation in recommending them as reliable and respectful sitters. They looked after our pets/animals very well (including regular updates) and left our home spotless. It was a bonus to return home to a pre prepared dinner and dessert!! Great people. Gary and Nicki.
GARY AND NICKI (Waikite Valley North Island, Dec 2020 - 11 days)
Deborah and Peter house sat for us in March 2020, while my husband and I travelled in South East Asia for three weeks. We can not speak more highly of them. While we were away they kept in contact with us and sent us beautiful photos of our two dogs, cats and birds. On our return, we came home to a beautifully clean and maintained house with very happy pets. It was a challenging time as we returned in early coronavirus times. Deborah and Peter had made dinner for us and sorted food for our ... MORE
LEIGH (Blenheim , Feb 2020 - 3 weeks)
Deb and Peter looked after our home & farm for 2 days in January & returned for a 2 week stay in February. Unfortunately they had to deal with a number of unforeseen hiccough ups which they managed superbly under difficult circumstances using their initiative to problem solve. They bottle fed a cria, cared for 2 mums who had unexpectedly birthed, fed out, kept the water clean & cool for 40 alpacas & cleaned the paddocks.. Plus cared for 3 Newfoundlands & 3 cats. One of our dogs is getting ... MORE
ANNE (Okuku South Island, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks)
WOW - is the the best word to describe the fabulousness of Deb and Pete. They are incredible, right from our first communication, to popping over to meet with us and all our creatures. They are both wonderfully warm and generous people who looked after our home and creature fantastically. They sent us updates (with lashings of humor) and were quick to contact us if there was an issue (our water pump gave up!). We came home to the most sparkling clean house and very happy animals. We would ... MORE
KAREN (Greendale South Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Deb and Pete have been exceptional house sitters for us. Right from initial contact their communication and enthusiasm was amazing for providing a house and pet sitting service to meet and go above and beyond my expectations. From the many pictures and communications our pet dog and cat have been very well loved and cared for (including attending to required veterinary treatment). I am so looking forward to our return home to a house that has received a long overdue spring-clean, an ... MORE
BECKY (Darfield South Island, Dec 2019 - 5 weeks)
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