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Silver (12mths)
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), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 3Jul-7Jul | 20Jul-6Aug | 22Jul-5Aug | 20Aug-26Aug | 2021: 28Apr-15May | 23Oct-27Oct
  • On a house-sit right now

Dependable Di

66, Retired

Hi I am Diane, I have recently retired from a busy work style and I am eager to see a lot more of our beautiful country.
I have sold my house and will be travelling in my motorhome.
I worked seasonally for Mr Apple as a supervisor for over 20 years and then for the rest of the year in healthcare for Oceania.
I was raised on a farm and family members are still farming so my experience with animals is varied - sheep, cattle, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens, pet goats, birds and rabbits.
Since I started house sitting in October last year I have done over a dozen sits. These sits included looking after dogs, cats, chickens and birds, pigs and fish.
I always had dogs myself until a few years ago when my last dog a Springer Spaniel passed away, I was involved in trialing for 25 years with my dogs. I didn't replace her as i knew i would be selling my house and also that with my work commitments I wouldn't be home enough hours in the day.
I did have a good sized vegetable/flower and potted plants garden so are capable to tend to them.
With my change of lifestyle I would relish any time i could spend with animals and plants.
I can supply references for my trustworthiness and work ethic and also from people who I have sat for.
I would love to give your animals/gardens the care and special attention they deserve.

Reviews (8)
Diane is very pleasant and obliging. She came to meet us prior to Christmas and we felt very comfortable having her look after our property. Our circumstances changed and we required her services for an additional week prior to the planned start date. She was very accommodating & made this happen. I have no hesitation in recommending her as being reliable, pleasant and a good housesitter.
CYNTHIA (Waipawa North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Diane was a great house sitter caring for our two older deaf and somewhat spoilt spoodles Our home was well cared for as were the boys Recommended - thanks so much Diane. Happy Christmas Caroline
CAROLINE (Marton North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
From the minute Diane stepped into our home she gave out a confident ora which made us relax and have a great break-away. We came home to a tidy and clean house and garden with happy poultry. Her communication skills were great and nothing was a bother to her. Thank you Diane :)
ANTOINETTE (Mangakino North Island, Sep 2019 - 1 week)
Diane arrived in her super duper camper van and immediately fitted in to our place. She is easy to get to know and we enjoyed our conversations with her. Our place was clean and tidy and warm when we arrived home and the hens were happy. We would gladly have her back again and highly recommend her.
NOEL AND JANET (Athenree North Island, Sep 2019 - Three days)
From the moment she walked into our home Diane was accepted by our fur babies, it was like having a family member look after our pets and home. Diane walked Donna and Chase every day and kept up with our normal routine. Excellent housesitter, we had every confidence in her and she didn't disappoint. Very highly recommended, and will certainly request her in the future if we need another holiday!! Awesome.
DIANE (Palmerston North North Island, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks 5 days)
How lucky we were to have Diane house sit for us while we were away. Our cats were so comfortable with having her look after them and she always keep us informed with photos off them. She cared for our home as if it was her own. Being able to go away and not have to worry about your animals and home is very important to make your holiday special. Can't thank you enough Diane. XXX
PEGGY (Levin North Island, May 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
As soon as Diane walked in I knew she was the perfect person for the job. She is very knowledgeable when it came to looking after my dogs, which was just as well, as I had a sick dog that Diane knew exactly how take care of and kept me updated on her progress. She was also very good with all our pets and poultry Diane is a very pleasant, happy person and very easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable leaving Diane in charge. Came home to very clean house she had even dusted! I would recommend ... MORE
SHONA (Normanby South Taranaki North Island, Feb 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
Di did an amazing job of looking after my fur babies and our house. My pets were happy and healthy when we got home and my house was spotless. Would have Di back anyday. Highlyrecommended
ROBYN (Hunterville North Island, Jan 2019 - 6 days)
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