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Gold (24mths)
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, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand

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Good morning
Being a homeowner myself (in Havelock North) I know just how important it is to have peace of mind when you are away on holiday
Having full confidence that everything is secure and well looked after means you can completely relax and not worry about your home or your pet.

I really enjoy house sitting and feel very privileged to have been entrusted with looking after your home and fur babies

Currently housesitting for the foreseeable future until international travel is again an option

(I arrive with my own linen & bedding, so no need to make up a bed for me, thank you )

A bit of background should you be interested:

Having grown up on a farm in Hawkes Bay it is second nature to be with animals . I have ridden and competed on horses all my youth and worked on our sheep stud and cattle farm with all that entails
So as you can imagine I am happy with all breeds and shapes and sizes...
From there I began my humble beginnings as a multi-sporter and cyclist, competing for many years in most events around the country and abroad.

Currently my passion is still the outdoors, albeit at a much more relaxed pace.
I relish the opportunity to visit your area, wherever that may be and explore a few local walks.

I am a quiet, non smoker, non drinker with very tidy habits and always keep the house & kitchen spotless

Have a wonderful day and I hope to hear from soon
Best wishes
Bridget Robertshawe

Reviews (19)
Bridget took excellent care of our dog, cat and chooks. The dog was taken out on regular long walks up the Grampians which kept her happily occupied. The house was spotless on our return. Communication was excellent regarding exactly when Bridget would arrive and then depart at the end, and it was great that she made the effort to meet us before we left so that we felt very comfortable entrusting our fur babies to her care. Thanks Bridget, we would definitely have you again.
ANNA (Nelson South Island, Jan 2022 - One week)
No rating Thank you once again Bridget for caring for Rosie and taking her for lots of walks,
DEBORAH (Richmond South Island, Mar 2022 - 4 days - 1 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
This is the second time that Bridget looked after our dog and the chickens. Bridget has always been very prompt replying to messages and has been extremely flexible regarding our plans going camping and inclement weather. In the end all plans eventuated :) She has been a good communicator throughout the house sit. When we returned the house was clean and tidy, dog and chickens happy. We can highly recommend Bridget as a house sitter!
ANNETTE (Mapua South Island, Feb 2022 - 8 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Bridget left my home absolutely spotless. She is just wonderful to have looking after my home and my wee dog Rosie loves all the walks and cuddles.
DEBORAH (Richmond South Island, Jan 2022 - 14 days - 2 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Thank you very much Bridget.
DEBORAH (Richmond South Island, Jan 2022 - 4 days - 3 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
You are most welcome. I look forward to my next housesit booking with you this week :-)
Awesome home-sitter Great communication. All pets super happy. All my new plants were alive despite the heat - Gratitude . So nice to come home to a well cared for happy Thank you Bridget
KELLY (Nelson South South Island, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks)
Excellent communication at all times. Our pets and home were very well looked after. We would happily have Bridget sit again.
JULIE (Mapua South Island, Dec 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
Bridget was great to communicate with and popped round for a 'meet & greet' prior to us leaving which was very comforting. We had text/video updates on how things were going and Douglas clearly enjoyed his time with Bridget. We came home to a clean house and a very happy pup. We would definitely recommend Bridget as house/pet sitter and have no hesitation in having her round again in future. Thank you!
TANYA (Papamoa Beach North Island, May 2021 - 2 days)
Bridget has been a very 'professional' house-sitter in all respects. She showed great independence and professionalism in every aspect of the sit including cat-care, house-care and garden-care. Her communication was timely and she kept me updated with how Minnie was settling down with her new carer; she left Minnie, the house and the garden in very good order. It was a pleasure to be able to help Bridget out with another night's stay when her travel arrangements at the end of the sit ... MORE
CAROLINE (Stoke South Island, Apr 2021 - 3 weeks)
I would recommend Bridget to anyone who likes to come home from holiday and find a spotlessly clean and tidy house, with the bed ready to jump into and the lawns looking immaculate. Thank you Bridget
SHIRLEY (Takaka South Island, Mar 2021 - 4 weeks)
Bridget was absolutely fabulous! She took wonderful care of our home, garden and two cats and sent regular videos and updates. The house was left spotless. We couldn't be happier and would be very happy to recommend her to use her services again.
CAROLINA (Upper Moutere South Island, Mar 2021 - 2 weeks)
Bridget was wonderful to deal with from the very first conversation. She really got to know Monty's routine and I know they had an amazing time together, going by the photos, stories and by the time we got home Monty was more happy to see her than us lol. Bridget also left the house super tidy. We would love to have her sit for us again and would highly recommend her too.
MILENA (Richmond South Island, Feb 2021)
We felt very happy to leave Bridget in charge of the house while we were away camping. She has years of experience looking after peoples houses and pets. She is a very capable person. Upon our return we found our house clean and tidy, the dog well fed and exercised, the chickens looked after. Bridget is a very effective communicator and it has been a pleasure having her looking after our house. I hope she will be able to house sit again in the near future.
ANNETTE (Mapua South Island, Feb 2021 - 5 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Bridget was great, we came home to freshly mowed lawns and a spotless house. She took really good care of Fergus our dog, who obviously loved getting so much exercise with Bridget on lots of walks. Highly recommended.
VAUGHAN (Queenstown South Island, Dec 2020 - 2.5 weeks)
Bridget was a life saver after having multiple house sits fall through. She did a wonderful job caring for our cat and dog who is now fitter then when we left. It was also nice to come home to a sweet treat. Highly recommended
SUMMA (Tauranga North Island, Oct 2020 - 13 days)
Bridget looked after our house, garden and pets for three and a half weeks. She did a wonderful job and we came back to a very clean and tidy home, lawns mowed and garden looking fab. She had excellent communication and sent through updates while we were away which was nice. Thoroughly recommended.
KATE (Lynmore North Island, Sep 2020 - 3 weeks)
We had Bridget care for our pets and stock on our lifestyle block at the begining of September. We have 2 cats,a dog, a pony, 6 sheep and 21 calves and 6 chickens. Bridget did an excellent job, the animals were content and happy and she kept us updated during the sit which gave us peace of mind. Bridget is very capable of caring for a wide variety of animals and does so with love. The house was clean and tidy upon her return. We were very lucky to have her care for our pets and stock and ... MORE
LISA (Kawerau North Island, Sep 2020 - 8 days)
Bridget was a great housesitter. We worked off very short notice and she was more than happy to come and look after our property and pets. The house was cleaner than when we left it, even a cake baked for a Welcome Home present! We would happily use Bridget again or recommend her to others.
MICHAEL (Havelock North North Island, Aug 2020 - 3 days)
: We found Bridget to be a warm friendly person at our first meeting, and one of our normally shy fur babies wasted no time in meeting and greeting her. The fur babies were well cared for as was our home. We have no hesitation in recommending Bridget to others. We will certainly grab her again.
MADDY (Mayfair North Island, Aug 2020 - 2 days)
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