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House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
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  • 2020: 31Mar-4May | 27May-20Jul
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Experienced pet, farm, house sitter

Self-employed

I'm an experienced house, pet and farm sitter, having cared for horses, ponies, pigs, goats, turkeys, chickens, cats, dogs and vegetable gardens on various assignments in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Israel and here in New Zealand.
I've been a traveling house-sitter since 2014 and made many return visits to care for people's animals and homes during that time. I've made numerous four-legged friends along the way, and many two-legged ones also! Having animals to care for, cuddle and walk provides the perfect company for a solo traveller!
I returned to New Zealand in early December and have been enjoying the Kiwi summer and reconnecting with family, friends and favourite places and pets! I own my own home in New Zealand and lived on Waiheke Island for 10 years where we had a large organic garden, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and other creatures adopted by my children. Prior to leaving New Zealand I worked in policy, undertaking project management, research and analysis for central and local government, NGOs and other clients.
I consider house sitting a win-win-win, as it provides home and pet owners peace of mind when they're away, enables pets to stay in their home, and means I can explore new places and favourite places, and continue my desk-based work.
I can provide a Police check and contact details of my referees to attest to my trustworthiness, reliability and integrity. In addition, I bring my experience of owning, renting, renovating, maintaining and enjoying my own home, property and pets to my house sitting assignments.

Reviews (16)
My first turn at finding someone through a website and what a gem! Suzan took on my home while I was working off-island in a very complex situation - great communicator, lots of lovely photos and videos of happy pets, mail etc. Managed to tackle a couple of maintenance issues that cropped up. Highly recommended so she's coming back and there would be plenty more work on the island if she so desired.
 
MEGAN (Waiheke Island North Island, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Susan looked after our house and cat for the first two weeks of January 2020. We felt absolutely lucky and privileged to have such a fabulous person living in our home and taking care of and enjoying our cat, Hotrod. Susan is a great communicator and was super helpful and watered our garden and pot plants for us. The house was spotless when we arrived home. We would love to have Susan house sit for us again!
 
VICKY (Highbury North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Susan was a great house sitter and looked after my cats well, One of which had an injury just before her sit duties and she took good care of my animals during this time. Sue was flexible and very communicative before and during her stay at our home. I would recommend her for house sitting. Thank you Susan!
 
CLAIRE (Berhampore North Island, Dec 2019 - 4 Days)
Our cat Herman just loved Susan—so much that he now seems slightly disappointed that he has his real family is back with him again. Susan looked after our place and our little guy wonderfully, with excellent communication, regular updates and leaving the place clean and tidy for our return. We would definitely welcome her back again.
 
HANNAH + TOM (London England, Aug 2019 - 6 days) From House Sitters UK
Susan, simply perfect!! A lovely gentle kind person who looked after out house and clearly loved our 3 cats over the entire year that we were away. We trusted our pets and house to a stranger and now we are still in contact and consider ourselves friends and I think that says it all.
 
ROB (Tewkesbury England, Jan 2019 - 1 year) From House Sitters UK
No rating I can recommend Susan most highly as being a sensible and sensitive house and cat sitter. She kept on top of everything that needed attending to in the house, informing us each time. Mia the cat was very chilled out when we returned - a sure sign that she was a happy pussy.
LOLA (St Clement Channel Islands, Dec 2018 - 3 weeks) From House Sitters UK
No rating Susan was an amazing housesitter. She was our first housesitter and we were quite anxious how it would work, but Susan kept in contact with us up to the day she arrived. She stayed overnight which made it so much easier to hand everything over and gave Lily our lab and Clarence the cat an opportunity to get to know her before we left. We were away for over 2 weeks and Susan regularly sent us videos and photos. We came home a day early due to illness but Susan was friendly caring and the ... MORE
HILARY (ryde England, Nov 2018 - 2 months 3 weeks) From House Sitters UK
No rating Susan was a fantastic sitter whilst we were away getting married. We had absolute faith that our home and animals were in safe hands. Susan gave us a couple of updates whilst we were away to let us know everything was ok and I'm pretty sure the cat was a little disappointed to see us return home and Susan continue on her travels. We'd be happy to have Susan stay again any time.
JENNY (Stromness Scotland, Jun 2018 - 3 weeks) From House Sitters UK
No rating Susan was a wonderful sitter and our cats adored her. Not only did she spoil them, but she dealt with a burst waterpipe in the winter snows! I think the cats still miss her
JOHN (Bournemouth England, Feb 2018 - 2 months 3 weeks) From House Sitters UK
No rating Susan was a delight to get to know, and all of us were very sad to see her leave when I returned home after my trip. While I was away, I knew my dogs and cat, and the bantams, were not only safe and well-looked after, but loved and cared for by her at least as well as by me. Susan sent me news, photos and videos of my animals on walks, at play and during quiet times, and I was always confident that all was well at home. On the day she left, I found my cat lying on her bed. She was clearly ... MORE
JENNIFER (Faversham England, Jan 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days) From House Sitters UK
No rating Susan housesat for us for 2 weeks in October 2017. She looked after our house and 2 cats so well and we would highly recommend her. We came back to a lovely tidy house as well as 2 very happy cats who had been so well looked after by Susan. One of our cats is a bit timid with new people but within a couple of days she was totally at home with her. Susan kept us updated every few days which was lovely and we were able to enjoy our holiday knowing our house and cats were being so well looked ... MORE
CAROLINE (London England, Oct 2017 - 1 week 4 days) From House Sitters UK
No rating Susan was a wonderful house sitter for us. She looked after our quirky cat and kept our home in good order. She was very easy to communicate with before her arrival and also during. We felt very comfortable with her staying at our place while we were away. We highly recommend Susan as a sitter.
RACHEL (Edinburgh Scotland, Aug 2017 - 3 weeks) From House Sitters UK
Susan was a fantastic sitter. Such a shame she was only able to stay with us for such a brief time. She took excellent care of the house and the guests we had staying over during her stay with us. We would highly recommend Susan and would love to have her with us again.
 
REBECCA (Boat of Garten Scotland, May 2017 - 10 days) From House Sitters UK
Susan is amazing as a house sitter not only did she take great care of Tara my Jack Russell but also looked after my garden and my house incredibly well and even fed my son when he occasionally turned up on the door step . Susan is totally reliable and sent regular updates re Tara etc whilst I was away . I did try to have Susan back on more than one occasion but our dates always seemed to clash and then sadly Tara died . We still occasionally keep in touch through Facebook and I can highly ... MORE
 
ANN (Pinkneys Green England, Nov 2016 - It was a long sit .4-6 wk) From House Sitters UK
Susan is a fantastic house and pet sitter - our dogs just adore her and she loves them. We always return to a pair of happy dogs, a well watered garden and a clean home. We have no hesitation in recommending her to look after your pets and house.
 
CARRIE (Cambridge England, Apr 2015 - two weeks x three) From House Sitters UK
Susan has looked after our 2 dogs on several occasions; we trust her 200% in every way and have come to value her as a good friend; we feel very lucky to have met her and wish her all the very best for her future travels and adventures!!
 
BARBARA (Maresfield England, Jul 2014 - various) From House Sitters UK
 
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