We would like to introduce ourselves to you... We are two positive, healthy, active, non-smoking, well-traveled, recently retired sixty something widows who happen to be cousins. We are both animal lovers with lots of experience having both owned (or been owned) by many over the years.. We are very practical, capable, and able to deal with stressful and unusual situations without difficulty. One of us was a maths teacher for 23 years and then owned and ran serviced apartments and a property management company. The other was a departmental manager in a large company with responsibility for staff and administration.
We try to avoid the British winter wherever possible so from November 2017 to the end of February 2018 we house sat in Kumeu and Muriwai Beach and in November 2018 we house sat in Laingholm, Muriwai and Pakuranga, returning to the UK in March 2019. We will next be available for house sits from October 2019.
We understand the responsibility of caring for animals and can assure you that whatever pets you have will be well looked after. We will collect your mail, keep your house and garden tidy and forward on anything that you may need whilst away. We are independent as we have our own small car, which is kept by relatives whilst we are abroad. You will return to a property that is exactly as you left it.
We have great references both from Kiwi house sitter clients and also from private word of mouth clients in the Auckland area, who were very pleased with our input. If we sound suitable for your situation, and you would like to discuss this further, please email and we will reply within a few hours - we are also available on Skype or Facebook Messenger.
Thanks for looking at our profile and please feel free to contact us.
Jan and Bree were amazing house sitters - they kept us updated on both the pets and the house whilst we were away. We arrived home to a spotless house and Jan and Bree were kind enough to leave us a few goodies to tide us over until we were able to get to the shop. I highly recommend them and would most definitely use them again to look after our fur kids.
Thank you so much for everything, it is truly appreciated.
MEGAN (Kumeu North Island, Dec 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Amazing first experience with Kiwi Housesitters. Jan & Bree I could'nt fault which gives me confidence in this site. Did'nt expect the wonderful communication and having a spoilt Puppy was a little worried but they exceeded my expectations . My garden was cared for beautifully as were the 2 cats and the house was so tidy with all the linen washed and out to dry. Wow such amazing ladies who I highly recommend.
RHONDA (Waiuku North Island, Jan 2020 - 7 days)
100% recommend Jan and Bree we got updates on our lovely pets and came home to a beautifully tidy home and happy cats! They also folded washing we had left on the line!! X
KELLY (Howick North Island, Jan 2020 - 2 days)
Jan and Bree were absolutely wonderful. Super easy to communicate with and took exceptional care of our animals , house and plants ! Would not hesitate to recommend them and would happily use them again if we had the chance :)
Thanks again ladies x
NICOLE (Remuera North Island, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Jan & Bree. Thank you both so much for the love & care that you gave to our home, garden & most importantly Oscar our dog. Always kept us up to date with lots of photos & videos. I just knew that when we got home our house would be well cared for & it was. Oscar loved having sometimes 3 walks a day!! :) it made it so much easier to go away.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jan & Bree.
We will definitely stay in touch.
Thank you both ♡
GILL (Huapai North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
This was our second time using a house and pet sitter from Kiwi Housesitters website. Jan and Bren did a superb job for us over the two weeks of their stay. The house was super well cared for (and probably tidier than when we left it for our holiday). Our two big dogs were well exercised and looked like they got lots of special care whilst we were away. Jan and Bree had even made sure our beds were all changed and some fruit, milk and bread were left for us when we returned- that was really ... MOREThis was our second time using a house and pet sitter from Kiwi Housesitters website. Jan and Bren did a superb job for us over the two weeks of their stay. The house was super well cared for (and probably tidier than when we left it for our holiday). Our two big dogs were well exercised and looked like they got lots of special care whilst we were away. Jan and Bree had even made sure our beds were all changed and some fruit, milk and bread were left for us when we returned- that was really appreciated. We'd have them back again, no question! Highly recommended
NICHOLLE (Pakuranga North Island, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks)
Wow, Bree and Jan were simply amazing! They communicated well before our trip, continued to do so throughout the trip and kept us up to date. We returned home to an immaculate house, food in the fridge and a very happy cat. Thoroughly recommend these ladies and would happily use them again in future.
AUDRA (Laingholm North Island, Dec 2018 - 4 weeks)
Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.