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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), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 29Dec-7Jan2021

David S

74, Professional pet/housesitter.Retired Builder/joiner

I have now been housesitting for over two and a half years, I love it so much that i do not intend stopping. [there are so many memories] What a wonderful adventure it is, Ive stayed at some magnificent places and homes, looked after all types of pets and animals. Met some very interesting lovely people who i have made freinds with and keep in contact with.
As i love walking, tramping and outdoor activities it a perfect way to explore our beautful country
PLEASE NOTE. I have my own transport
Warm regards David

Reviews (20)
No rating David was a wonderful house sitter and our dogs adored him. Our house was left tidy and we appreciated the fresh milk and bread left for us. We would not hesitate recommending him.
LEANNE (Brooklands South Island, Aug 2018 - 3 weeks)
This was our first experience with kiwihousesitters and we couldn't have asked for more. The minute Dave walked into the door we knew it was going to be alright, and indeed: after one week we came back to a happy dog, super tidy house, lawns that were mowed and plants that were thriving. We were even left with some groceries and the sheets and towels were on the washing line. What a great guy Dave is, I certainly hope he will be back, and I can't recommend him enough for future housesits. ... MORE
EVELIEN (Lincoln South Island, Oct 2020 - 1 week)
David did a terrific job of looking after our pet dog and our home. He went the extra mile for us - we were delighted to see when we came home that he'd cleaned our farm truck, and brought some firewood in and set the fire. We highly recommend David for his communication, initiative, and reliability, along with the great care he took of Bella the Labrador.
SUE (Waihao Downs South Island, Oct 2020 - Four nights)
David is a fabulous sitter. His communication is excellent. He took great care of our house and animals and managed our somewhat timid dog really well. We have no hesitation at all in highly recommending him as a sitter.
MARGARET (Diamond Harbour South Island, Oct 2020 - 4 days)
Great house sitter highly recommend. Very happy animals, clean and tidy house and even the lawn was mown. Wouldn't hesitate to have David housesit again.
JOANNE (Sefton , Sep 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
David is a great man and we reccomend him for house sitting, thanks David.
NIKOS (Darfield South Island, Jun 2020 - Week)
David was a superstar. He went the extra mile and more! Our dogs and Jet the cat will miss him. Dinner cooked for us on our return. He surprised us by doing a few chores around the place. This was a seamless dog/housesitting experience for us and we couldn't have asked for more. Thankyou David. Stay in touch please.
SARAH (Near Hastings , Sep 2019 - 10 days)
Dave looked afer the place really well... and cared for Grumpy cat as much as allowed.....did soem useful jos around th eplace. Many thanks.
KAY (Karamea South Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Dave house-sat for me for 2 weeks - everything was well cared for, immaculately clean and tidy on my return and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a thoroughly professional, pleasant and trusted house sitter. He sent me regular updates and I valued his understanding of my needs, particularly regarding care of my tunnel house and chooks. Thanks Dave!
LESLEY (Granity South Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
David is a wonderful house sitter who U can recommend wholeheartedly. Our pets have been well cared for including presents and a new collar, our house has had repairs done to it and the garden looks better than it ever has with us!!
VANESSA (Westmorland South Island, Dec 2018 - 4 weeks)
Thanks for Looking after everything - especially grateful for keeping on top of the extensive lawns which can be out of control this time of the year. Awesome work Dave! Highly recommend.
MICHAEL AND NANCY (Broadfield South Island, Nov 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thank you David for the wonderful job looking after the house,cats and gardens. If anyone is looking for a top house sitter David is the man
MARK (Blenheim South Island, Oct 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Thanks Dave & Isabel great job looking after our animals. first time we have used a animal sitter service and our first experience was great, would highly recommend you to anyone. good luck on your travels Roy & Fiona. PS very nice omelette would love the receipt
ROY (Winton South Island, Mar 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Thanku david animals all happy and well looked after highly recommend
JANET (Invercargill South Island, Mar 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Dave has taken care of our home and many animals recently for 10 days. We returned to the property immaculate and animals very happy. Dave went beyond his 'call of duty' cleaning up after a huge amount of rain. We cannot recommend Dave highly enough if you are considering a genuine, careful pleasant Housesitter.
JO & RICHARD (Salisbury South Island, Feb 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating David looked after our home with two dogs and a cat. He was fantastic, walking the dogs every day at the beach, and keeping the place well and truly looked after. We would throughly recommend him to anyone and would be very happy to have David back again.
JENNY (Nelson South Island, Jan 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Thank you Dave for looking after our three Cavalier King Charles spaniels so well while we were away for almost 4 weeks. It was very obvious that they had been well cared for and fed and walked as we had asked.our house was clean and tidy on our return - we would not hesitate to recommend Dave to anyone else.
,KATHY (Stanmore Bay North Island, Oct 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating David was a great house/dog sitter, we arrived home to 2 very happy dogs and a home well cared for. Dave even mowed our lawns which was greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind wish Margaret and Bill
MARGARET (Picton South Island, Jul 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating David looked after my rural property and 4 dogs for 6 weeks. I found Dave to be a very good house sitter and would recommend him to anyone looking for a sitter.
DUNCAN (Waihopai South Island, May 2017 - 1 month 3 weeks)
No rating Thank you Dave. I so appreciate your care of Milly. Thank you for the extra jobs around the place. I'd be delighted for you to come back another time.
PAULA (Bishopdale South Island, Apr 2017 - 6 days)
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