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  • 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), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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We have been travelling around NZ and Oz for over the past 3 years. Tom is a traveller who has returned to New Zealand after 30 years away where he met his love, me Tracey.
We have cared for many cats & dogs and love lots of dog walks. As well as looked after horses and other beautiful pets.

Even a variety of unusual pets we're interested such as snake's and Parrots.
We are very comfortable dog walkers & experienced with cats and horses.
Cats are Traceys passion..... And we both love walking dogs....
We have done many sits on lifestyle blocks & farm's.

Very happy to do extra chores and we always keep the home neat,
clean and tidy.
Garden work also possible and other basic chores required , wood chopping or mowing etc.

Tracey & Tom

PS : Please contact us for a link to our Facebook page (Tracey and Tom) or contact for link

and to see us on some recent trips & sits with pets on YouTube Please contact us for the link.

PS : as many 30% of my sits come from people who have been let down by other sitters.

I take a "confirmed" very seriously and naturally expect same respect.

Reviews (62)
The most amazing housesitter award goes to Tom. Excellent communication, happy dogs, displeased cat (but he is always like that). Cannot wait to get them back again the next time we go out of town. Recommend to everyone!!!!
DEANNE (Musselburgh South Island, Apr 2022 - 4 days)
Thank you so much Tom and Tracey for taking such wonderful care of our home and our furry, feathered family! Communication was fantastic and this put us at ease as one of our cats was feeling under the weather while we were away but you took such good care of her - that was very appreciated. Our home and garden were left in pristine order (probably tidier than when we left!). The dogs obviously had a fab time too from the pictures and videos you sent through. We would definitely recommend ... MORE
ANNETTE (Fairfield South Island, Apr 2022 - 4 days)
Tom and Tracey looked after our home and parrot for a week while we were away. Gave us some updates to let us know how our bird is doing which was appreciated. He was happy to see us when we came home but trust he had a good time while we were away. Came home to a tidy house which was also very appreciated! Didn't require any garden care given it was only a week.
ZINA (Kaiapoi South Island, Feb 2022 - 6 days)
Tom and Tracey were fantastic house sitters and took excellent care of my dog, Bowie. They are personable, well-traveled, easy going, and a great team. They sent regular updates and Bowie had a great time going on outings with them. The house was perfect upon return. Highly recommend Tom and Tracey.
MARGARET (Addington South Island, Jan 2022 - 6 days)
Tracey and Tom were great housesitters. We received daily photos of our dog. It was also great to have the house cleaned, lawns mowed and dinner cooked on our return.
SHARLA (Bobs cove South Island, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Tracey & Tom are extremely conscientious and take their house sitting duties very seriously. They communicated regularly prior to their sit and left detailed notes for us afterwards. We came home to find out house tidy and our pets happy. It was clear that everything and everyone had been well taken care of. They are trustworthy and reliable, and I would have no hesitation in asking them to sit for us again.
ANNETTA (Nelson South Island, Dec 2021 - 3 days)
Tracey and Tom took great care of our home, and we came home to happy dogs. Thanks so much guys!!
SANDIE (Te Marua North Island, Oct 2021 - 4 days)
Tracey and Tom are excellent house sitters. They loved our two dogs as if they were their own and sent lots of lovely photo updates. Our house was lovely and clean and we even came home to flowers and choccies. Definately well recommended.
KATE (Northcote North Island, Aug 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
We were so grateful to Have Tracey and Tom look after our house and dog/cat while we went on holiday. They took the energetic dog in their stride and we arrived home to a clean and tidy house. They went the extra mile to try and protect my garden that the dog got into and I really appreciated that. Thanks!!
LIZ (Mangere Bridge North Island, Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Tom is a great house and dog sitter and I had complete peace of mind while I was away for work. He communicated frequently and kept me up to date with pictures. Great communication from first contact, and I was surprised by a big bowl of oranges and lemons on my return. The house was clean and well looked after as well. Thanks a lot for looking after Kai and Laila for me :-) Cheers, Marie
MARIE (Waiuku North Island, Jul 2021 - 4 days)
Thank you one of your towns folk has booked us for a sit in a few weeks. Would love to say hi and introduce Tracey
Super Sitters. Tracey and Tom communicated with us regularily before coming to sit and even dropped in to meet us weeks before the sit to catch up and learn a little about the house and animals. A lamb being born was expected, but not for the week we were away! Tracey and Tom rolled with it and liaised with the vet to check all was well. We had updates whilst we were away from them. All in all a lovely couple with flowers left out for us on our return. The house was beautifully clean when we ... MORE
STEPHEN (Coatesville North Island, Jul 2021 - 6 days)
Tracey and Tom were incredible. They communicated often about the spoilt ones' welfare and emotional states. They looked after the house beautifully and even changed the sheets, left wine and gifts when they left. We are more than happy to recommend these lovely people for house sitting. Thank you T and T ❤️
JULIANA (whangarei North Island, Jul 2021 - 6 days)
Tracey and Tom were great! we really appreciated a few texts and photos while we were away to give us an update on our animals. They took great care of our house and our animals! Thanks guys.
ALISON (Mangawhai Heads North Island, Jul 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
Tom & Tracey look after our place and animals well, Jazz our dog was happy, They sent plenty of photos and updates while were away. We didn't get a chance to say good bye as they left before we arrived back that afternoon. Tom & Tracey are lovely couple and enjoyed meeting them and been able to take a break while they looked after our house and pets/animals Thank You Jacinta, Mike and Jazz
MIKE (Kinleith North Island, Jun 2021 - 6 days)
Tom and Tracey, we thank you for your house sit. It was so nice to come home very late at night, for the caring of the live stock, picked up the twigs after winds for the fire, our home was left in immaculate state, flowers in a vase. We would not hesitate , to have you back . Enjoy your next adventures. Raewyn and Murray
MURRAY & RAEWYN (Poriti North Island, Jun 2021 - 1 week)
Tracey and Tom kept the communication and updates flowing. The house was neat and tidy just like when I left it and most importantly my dog was happy and well looked after. I will not hesitate to ask them again next time. Thank you so much.
VANGIE (Pukekohe North Island, Jun 2021 - 3 days)
Tom was reliable, punctual, an excellent communicator and he took excellent care of my boisterous young dog and special needs geriatric cats.
TANIA (Auckland North Island, Jun 2021 - 2 days)
Tom and Tracey looked after our hobby farm with great skill and care. On immediate inspection our dogs Bonnie and Harvey were energetically approving. Kitty Tina soon cosied up to Tracey. Our farm animals were well cared for including a very pregnant goat who was due any day and needed extra TLC. Communication including photos and emojis flowed daily and made our trip more relaxing as we knew our farm was in good hands! Happy to recommend Tom and Tracey as your next pet sitters, you will ... MORE
KARI (Warkworth North Island, Jun 2021 - 5 days)
Tracey and Tom left the house just as they found it. They spent quality time with my dog and my sneaky cat. They even posted photos of my dog out and about. Great communication and sitters.
LAUREEN (Foxton Beach North Island, May 2021 - 1 week)
Thank you again for lovely visit, we are often in palmy if you see we are free just ask we will love a weekend with Charly whilst you are visiting family etc
Fantastic couple who were friendly and reliable. Our dog was relaxed and happy on our return while the house looked to be clean and tidy. We would definitely have these two back again with no issues and fully recommend them!
FELICITY (Trentham North Island, May 2021 - 6 days)
Tom & Tracey looked after our wee Murphy a second time and once more did a sterling job, he was well looked after, so much I think he really missed them when they left :) We would definitely recommend them for any house sit thanks again T&T ! xx
MOIRA (Hauraki North Island, Apr 2021 - 1 week 1 day - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Communication was fantastic and Tom and Tracey reassured us about any worries we had immediately. We felt completely confident leaving our range of animals in their care and returned to relaxed and well looked after pets and a very clean and tidy house. They sent lots of updates and photos and we could see everyone was very happy under their care. We would definitely recommend Tom and Tracey and would be grateful to have them housesit for us again in the future.
MATT AND KATE (Waitakere North Island, Apr 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Tracey and Tom were extremely reliable, leaving our home in excellent condition. Our dogs were well loved and felt so safe and comfortable away on holiday with my family knowing Tracey and Tom had our family home and furbabies under excellent care! I would recommend to all and hope they can sit for us in the future. Thank you so kindly Rebecca
REBECCA (Levin North Island, Apr 2021 - 3 days)
Tracey and Tom were just wonderful. Our precious animals were so well cared for and we were so grateful for the frequent communication and photos. Our pets definitely had a holiday themselves with Tracey and Tom. Our home was so well cared for too. Highly recommend Tracey and Tom and hope to be able to have them house sit again for us soon. Thank you so much Tracey and Tom
INGRID (Camborne North Island, Apr 2021 - 5 days)
You know you have fantastic house sitters when you drive out the gate and don't worry about your pets or property the whole time you are away. That is the way it is with Tom and Tracey. They have house sat for us twice now and we feel like we have known them forever. They are great with the dogs and look after our place perfectly - in fact I think things are more in order when we get home than when we left! I recommend them 1000% Looking forward to having them sit again :-)
SUZI (Rotorua North Island, Mar 2021 - 1 week - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Great sitters and fantastic communication. Thanks for looking after our home and animals. Highly recommended
WARWICK (Massey North Island, Mar 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
We were so lucky to have Tom and Tracey sit for us. Our home was spotless on our return the animals clearly well looked after and they sent photo updates during our time away which we really appreciated. Highly recommend this couple it makes such a difference to know everything is looked after while on holiday thanks guys
CHERIE (Havelock North North Island, Mar 2021 - 1 week)
Glad we could help out with Wilson and pepe. We really did enjoy our stay in Yr beautiful home. Thank you so much!!!
Thank you Tom and Tracey for taking wonderful care of my 2 big boys. It was great to come home to happy dogs and a clean home. Tracey and Tom maintain good communication. I'll happily have them sit again.
LYN (Turangi North Island, Feb 2021 - 5 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Tom and Tracy were awesome house sitters. They cared for our home and pets beautifully.
DAVID (Haumoana North Island, Jan 2021 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Tom and Tracey are great house sitters. Pets and house well looked after. Super communication. A ++
KIRSTEN (Sunnyhills North Island, Jan 2021 - 1 week)
Tom & Tracey looked after our very nervous toy poodle, they were very patient with all his little quirks and before long Murphy was best friends with Tom. The house was immaculate on our return and we will definitely have them again to look after our little guy.
MOIRA (Hauraki North Island, Jan 2021 - 6 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Excellent communication and really put my mind at ease looking after Brandy. Not the easiest dogsit as he needs 2 x shots a day, I was so grateful for their help.
HONOR (Mangawhai Heads North Island, Jan 2021 - 2 days)
Oh thank you for letting my son visit He is on plane now to Queenstown Tom
Tom and Tracey were fabulous house sitters - they fitted straight in with us and the dogs loved them. We came home to a clean house, animals in the right paddocks and happy dogs. Their communication was great and we are looking forward to catching up with them again in March when they come to sit for us again. Thank you so much Tracey and Tom :-)
SUZI (Rotorua North Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week 1 day - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Yes... we also look fwd to coming back in March to look after tikkie and piper 2 very cute dogs. As well as feed the chooks and collect eggs. We did enjoy our time in rotorua and the lake was gorgeous.... The home was very comfortable and easy to keep clean n tidy. Thanks for letting us ... MORE
Tom and Tracey were great house sitters and coped with our 4 dogs, 3 cats, 7 chickens and 12 goats. the house was spotless when I got home and everything was in order. I was very impressed that Tracey was able to name all 6 of the baby goats and with the way they coped with the sad demise of one of our geese. I would happily have them back anytime.
STEPHANIE (Levin North Island, Dec 2020 - 6 days)
No rating Tracy and Tom did a wonderful job ensuring Lily didn't get laminitis again, by there careful monitoring of feed program. AK the cat seemed to have blended into their being here also, and was well cared for. Was great to come home and find my aged critters still standing and cattle still roaming around. Thank you.
MERRYN (Waipawa North Island, Oct 2020 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Tom and Tracey were lovely - they were obviously animal lovers and my 2 dogs liked them immediately. Tracey sent photos of their doggie adventures while we were travelling and answered any messages immediately. They left the house in spotless condition , I would highly recommend them and look forward to having them back in the future!
WHELAN (Ponsonby North Island, Sep 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
Tom and Tracey did a short house sit for me recently. They looked after my 4 cats and 2 dogs and think they may have been very spoilt, even as far as the dogs having a hot water bottle to sleep with! They were a very friendly couple who corresponded well with me prior to arriving and I had no doubts leaving my pets with them. I think Tracey found it hard to get out of the house and leave the cats on their own. Would highly recommend this couple to sit for anyone else.
MARILYNE (Havelock North North Island, Sep 2020 - 2 days)
Thank you so much for taking such a great care of Woody and our home! Loved coming back to our laundry being done and cleaned drain even though we didn't request it. Also thank you for keeping in touch with us by sending texts and photos. Would love to have you back!
JULIA (wellingtom , Sep 2020 - 6 days)
Tom& Tracey are a lovely, kind & caring couple who took excellent care of both my 15 yr old dog and inside cat who both required medication for the duration of the house sit. I arrived home to a lovely clean& tidy house & two very happy pets Can 100% recommend :) Thank you Tom and Tracey!
RACHAEL (Levin North Island, Aug 2020 - 3 days)
I can highly recommend Tom and Tracey and would have them in our home again anytime. The care of our fur babies was superb and the house was immaculate. They are super friendly, and communication was good throughout as well.
OLA (Lower Hutt North Island, Aug 2020 - 1 week)
A lovely, enthusiastic couple, who were most accommodating when helping me out. I look forward to there return in the future.
LYN (Turangi , Jul 2020 - 4 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Tracey and Tom sat at the last moment when another sitter pulled out, which we really appreciated. Both took to our pets straight away, which allowed us to go and enjoy our holiday without concerns. Thanks guys!
JO AND DICK (Taradale , Jul 2020 - 2 days)
So Tom and Tracey did it again...being the best house and pet sitters one could wish for! Thank you so much guys, for looking after our home and our fur babies. You love them like your own, they miss you when you're gone. You go more than the extra mile with making sure the house is spotless on our return and even leaving tasty treats for us. You guys are amazing. We appreciate you and value the services you provide.
COLETTE (Featherston North Island, Jun 2020 - 2 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Tom and Tracey are delightful house and pet sitters. They are reliable, trustworthy and we're great with our dog and cat. Our dog, Mylo, thought he was in doggy paradise, going for daily walks to the lake or hiking excursions in the hills and to the river. They look after the house beautifully, with us even coming home to laundry being done and house cleaned. Thanks, Tom and Tracey for being the perfect sitters.
COLETTE (Featherston North Island, Jun 2020 - 3 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Tracey and Tom did a wonderful job caring for our pups whilst we were away. Regular communication including pics and videos showing happy dogs. They didn't seem to miss us at all! The dogs went for plenty of walks aswell which they appreciated.
JANICE (Kilmore VIC, Feb 2020 - 10 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Was totally impressed with these house sitters...how they cared for our pets....our dogs still miss them!! We can not thank them enough for looking after everything when we were away.
ANDREA (Albury NSW, Feb 2020 - 1 week 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Tom and Tracey were just lovely. My 3 pets were very well cared for and my home was lovely and clean when we returned. Lots and lots of photos of the pets to keep our minds at rest. Tom and Tracey had their work cut out for them with my two dogs, but you could tell they both loved Tom and Tracey and really enjoyed their daily walks (sometimes 3 x daily!). Thank you so much. Was lovely to meet you both. Happy travels xx
SARAH (Coldstream VIC, Jan 2020 - 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Tracey and Tom took wonderful care of our home and our cat Martin. The house was immaculate and any problems around the home were dealt with promptly and effectively. They are wonderful communicators and friendly, warm people to deal with. I would not hesitate recommending them.
CIARA (Enmore NSW, Dec 2019 - 1 month 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
Came home to a very happy dog and nice clean house Thanks for looking after my baby so well made our holiday so much better to know Ruski was happy and well looked after. Great communication as well
CAROL (One Tree Point North Island, Aug 2019 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Enthusiastic and reliable, Tom has been sitting for us with the Claw Boys on a number of occasions this year, each time he's a pleasure to deal with and makes additional effort to keep in touch to ensure the cats are cared for. Nice to come home to the house immaculate too!
AMBER (Avondale , Aug 2019 - 2 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
We felt we left our pets in good care while we were away. I have an elderly dog which required special care which Tom managed well. We were kept well informed of how things were at home. Thanks again Tom
LORRAINE (Kamo North Island, Aug 2019 - 1 week)
Tom takes everything in his stride. He is very diligent...learning about farm systems and getting to know animals/pets (they love him!). It's easy to relax when you know your beloved pets are taken care of and Tom's communication kept us up to date with happening at home. Thanks Tom!
TESSA (Kamo North Island, Jul 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Tom left the house clean and tidy when we got home. He asked if we wanted some basics for when we arrived home and went and got them for us which was much appreciated. He kept us informed and updated while I was away with photos and video.
NICOLE (Mt Eden North Island, Jul 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Thanks Tom - came home to very happy well cared for animals who obviously hit it off with Tom. Great communication - kept in the loop while we were away. Would be happy to have Tom sit again.
FRANCES (Onerahi North Island, Jun 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Tom did a great job looking after our property, livestock and pets. Feeding our two cows, chickens and keeping the ducks at bay kept him on his toes. He sent us lots of updates on how things were going at home. By the time he left our dogs were his best friends. Very happy with all he did. Thank you Tom.
SANDRA & JOS (Parua Bay North Island, May 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Tom is a pleasure to deal with, trustworthy and felt comfortable leaving the cats and our home in his care. Returned to a lovely tidy home - welcome again.
AMBER (Avondale North Island, Apr 2019 - 3 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Tom looked after our 2 cats and dogs for 3 weeks. He is friendly, out going and sent constant updates and photos of the animals. I think the dogs (Marmite & Peanut) had the time of their lives, they went every where with him. We came home to a nice tidy house, a bottle of milk in the fridge and peanut trying to break out to follow him, in fact the dogs they didn't really care that we were home. So all in all a good first experience with Kiwi house sitters and leaving my animals for that length ... MORE
YVONNE (Whangarei North Island, Apr 2019 - 21 days)
Tom and Tracey were the perfect house sitters for my cottage and goofy dog. They were easy-going, communicative and clearly took Ollie to heart and i returned to a very happy and relaxed dog. I have no hesitation in giving these guys the very highest recommendation - Jerry, Titirangi
JERRY (Titirangi North Island, Feb 2019 - 5 days)
Came home to a spotless home and animals that were very well cared for and I might add also spoilt. Tom you clearly have a love for animals. Thank you. Best of all was the frequent messages and video so we were kept informed as to houw things were going at home. Thank you both so much. 5/5
KATHERINE (Kumeu , Jan 2019 - 4 days)
Thank you for lovely review. Lovely when people notice as you did. Sitting is a nice mutual benefit and we like to make it pleasant to come home as you left for us.
Unfortunately we had to cancel this housesit due to a bereavement - Tom was extremely understanding of the situation and has messaged us since, he was very easy to communicate with. We were sorry not to meet Tom as he sounded like the perfect sitter for us and wish him all the best.
LIZ (Winton South Island, Oct 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Tom was great. Both our dogs were happy & healthy on our return. Tom kept us updated with regular photos which was great and helped us out with a few errands. Would gladly have him back at our house.
SAPNA (Mosgiel , Sep 2018)
No rating Tom did a good job looking after my 2 dogs. They were happy and sare. He voluntarily did some cleaning of my car as well which was much appreciated. He was honest and a good communicator keeping me informed and updated while I was away. Thanks Tom.
VIKI (Otatara South Island, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
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