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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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 15Sep-22Sep | 22Sep-27Sep | 28Sep-16Oct | 11Dec-8Jan2022
  • On a house-sit right now

Exploring NZ with your lovely pets



Hi there, we're Chris and Sam. We are from the UK (Edinburgh, Scotland is our much-missed home) and are now almost 18 months into our time in New Zealand. We love animals and would be delighted to spend some quality time with your four-legged friend(s), take care of your home and allow you to relax during your time away.

We have spent much of the last 2-3 years intertwining our travels in Australia (2019) and New Zealand (2020-21) with house & pet-sitting, for both short stays and more extended periods. Our experience includes providing dogs and cats with complex diets and medication, as well as organising veterinary treatment and looking after pets post-surgery. We are energetic folk and haven't found a dog that's too much for us to handle (yet!).

We like keeping a place clean & tidy - being environmentally-friendly wherever we can - so will be sure to take good care of your home, too. A recent house sit included care of an attached B&B unit & hosting guests, which we very much enjoyed and would be keen for any future opportunities like this.

We are currently in Wellington and plan to be here for the next month or two. But we generally have very flexible plans - so feel free in touch wherever you are and you may tempt us elsewhere!

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask.

Reviews (23)
Chris and Sam housesat for us for about 10 weeks. What a lovely young couple! I came back to an immaculate house and garden, and very happy pets. One of our cats had a flare-up of an existing medical condition while we were away, and Chris and Sam went far above and beyond the call of duty to take fantastic care of him. They communicated often and kept me completely in the loop. Even though arranging the housesit with Chris and Sam was very last-minute, I immediately felt that they were really ... MORE
NICOLE (Blenheim , Jun 2020 - 2 months 1 week)
Chris and Sam are wonderful housesitters who took great care of my cat Whiskey and my house! They provided regular updates of a very happy cat. They are also wonderful communicators, and were a godsend when I got trapped in Australia -- agreeing to stay longer than anticipated and ensuring handing off with the next house-sitter was as smooth as possible. Thank you for a great house sit!!
VICCI (Johnsonville North Island, Jun 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Chris & Sam are absolutely lovely and took great care of Charlie and our home. I highly recommend to anyone.
ANDREA (Wellington North Island, Jun 2021 - 4 days)
Chris and Sam did an excellent job house sitting for us and our dog Ergo. They walked Ergo and kept him company. They watered the garden and maintained the house and even cooked an excellent dinner for us on our return. We have no hesitation in recommending Chris and Sam as house and pet sitters.
JANICE (Whanganui , May 2021 - 1 week)
Chris & Sam were fantastic housesitters. They were easy to communicate with prior to & during their stay. They took great care of our dog, catering to his every need. We returned home & the house was just as we left it. Highly recommend Chris & Sam as housesitters. Thank you so much for everything!
REBECCA (Papamoa Beach North Island, Apr 2021 - 2 days)
Chris & Sam stayed with us a few days prior to the sit (our suggestion) so we (& our pooch) were able to get to know them. They are just the loveliest, quiet & respectful young English couple. We thoroughly enjoyed having them in our home. I think our pooch was disappointed when we returned, he had been looked after like a King. We had a HW cylinder problem whilst away. We were totally grateful that Chris informed us promptly & we were able to get a plumber the following day (new cylinder). We ... MORE
JULIE (Awakaponga North Island, Feb 2021 - 4 weeks)
Chris and Sam are a lovely couple we will definitely have them house sit for us again in the future. The house and our cat was well looked after and we were kept up to date by txt message and photos. Our cat is quite old and needs medical special attention which they coped with without drama. We are happy to recommend them.
CATHRINA (Stonefields North Island, Jan 2021 - 6 days)
A huge and very grateful 'thank you' for looking after our rabbits for a week. I appreciated your amazing communication and how beautifully you took care of our three bunnies and house. I would highly recommend you both to anyone. Once again, thank you.
ROSEMARY (Mt Roskill North Island, Jan 2021 - 6 days)
Chris and Sam made our life and trip easier and worry free. They are great and trustable house sitters. Thank you very much for all the care you give to Loui and our home. We were very happy to have you here.
LUIS (Ellerslie North Island, Jan 2021 - 6 days)
Chris and Sam impressed me straight away - from their first email.. They are excellent communicators and very warm and friendly people. I felt very comfortable having them in my home and looking after my cat. I can thoroughly recommend them as house (and pet) sitters.
ALISON (Onehunga North Island, Jan 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Chris and Sam where awesome. They left the house cleaner and tidier than when they arrived. They were easy to communicate with and super friendly. One of the dogs was a little unsettled and they handled it well. I would definitely recommend these guys as genuine caring and respectful house sitters. Thanks!
DAVID (Onehunga North Island, Jan 2021 - 1 week)
Fantastic to have Chris and Sam look after our dog and cat, I know Whisky enjoyed all his dog walks with them in the area.
TK (Chatswood North Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week 1 days)
Chris and Sam were great sitters. They were very easy to communicate with and totally reliable. They did a fantastic job looking after our house, dog and guinea pigs. They even cooked dinner to welcome us home! So thoughtful... and delicious! We would highly recommend them without reservation.
DAVID (Parua Bay North Island, Dec 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
I highly recommend Chris and Sam as excellent house sitters. The dogs are looking very happy and healthy. And all the houseplants have grown Was also great getting photo updates too. My house was clean, tidy and felt very welcoming on my return. Feel very grateful.
DEBORAH (Petone North Island, Nov 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
Lovely couple ,great sitters ,Dougie was well looked after ,house clean and tidy would highly recommend and would definitely used Chris and Sam again
JENNEPHER (Brook Street South Island, Oct 2020 - 2 days)
Chris and Sam are a lovely couple, deeply responsible and reliable. They took amazing care of our animals and house, with fantastic communication throughout. I can't recommend them highly enough.
IAN (North East Valley South Island, Oct 2020 - 6 days)
Chris and Sam are absolutely fantastic. They took such good care of our pets and kept in contact during our time away. We have a very anxious dog, however he was absolutely happy when we got home which is due to the care he recieved. Our house was also spotless on return. Highly recommend Chris and Sam
KYLIE (Halswell South Island, Aug 2020 - 2 weeks)
Chris and Sam were wonderful housesitters. We only had an hour and a half to explain how everything worked and they managed exceptionally well. The dogs were content and well looked after. Our house was tidy and clean - could not have asked for more. We would thoroughly recommend Chris and Sam for future house sits and wish them all the best for the new year and whatever their travels bring.
VICKI (Home Hill QLD, Nov 2019 - 1 week 5 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Absolutely wonderful house sitters and I would recommend them to anyone! We came home to a tidy house and happy pets :) Chris and Sam are lovely, polite and trustworthy people who kept great communication throughout our time away. Great housesitters and I could not recommend them enough! Thank you Chris and Sam! :)
JESS (Holland Park QLD, Nov 2019 - 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Chris and Sam did a great job looking after our house and even more so looking after our dog Bowie. This was the longest Bowie had ever been away from us and when we returned, he was content, happy and showed no signs of stress from our absence. He showed signs of missing Chris and Sam and looked for them all over the neighborhood for a few days after they left, so we could tell that he really liked them. Chris and Sam were good at keeping us updated while we were away, so that we were able to ... MORE
ZIGA (Coburg VIC, Aug 2019 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
It was such a pleasure to meet Chris & Sam and to know that Archie & Sami were in good hands...and they were in very good hands, no doubt about that!! They were very well looked after and it looked as though Archie had put on some weight ...which was a very good thing! Chris & Sam are a delightful couple, couldn't have asked for better house-sitters. We felt very comfortable leaving our pets in their care, they did a fantastic job - not only looking after our pets; but our home too. It was as ... MORE
KERRY & LESLIE (South Melbourne VIC, Jul 2019 - 1 week 1 day) From Aussie House Sitters
We were 2 and a half weeks out without a sitter for Oscar & Cleo. So, desperate to find a couple to look after our fur babes and our home. We met Chris & Sam ...... delightful, mature couple and immediately felt comfortable with them. We introduced them to our pets and the rest is history. Chris and Sam looked after our pets and our home for nearly 9 weeks. We had regular contact and they sent us lots of photos . Any issues with the home were dealt with immediately with Chris informing us ... MORE
KATE (Seddon VIC, May 2019 - 2 months) From Aussie House Sitters
From our first contact, we found Sam and Chris to be excellent communicators who responded promptly to messages. Our dog had a health setback just before we left and they took it in their stride and kept us informed as he recovered, which we were most grateful for. We found them to be very reliable and resourceful and we came home to find a tidy house, with our dog obviously contented and well cared for. We would happily recommend Sam & Chris for other pet/housesits.
CECILY & NEIL (Heidelberg VIC, Apr 2019 - 1 month 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
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