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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), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand

Friendly, flexible & experienced petsitter

33, Developer

Reliable, lovely (and modest) Brit with a Kiwi heart seeks house sitting and animal-caring opportunities in this beautiful country. I've been sitting in NZ for nearly 3 years and it has been amazing.

I can:
Care for all types of pets, whether cute, scaly, fluffy or moody
Complete many tasks around the house and garden
Fend off potential intruders with agility and style
Run/walk with dogs
Nurture plants with deep love

I work remotely so can spend most of my time at home, giving you extra security and keeping the routines of your pets in place.

I'm happy to chat via Zoom/phone or meet where possible before you agree to an arrangement. I love sending updates from your furry friends while you are away (only if you want!).

I'm in New Zealand on a work visa and feel extremely privileged to see this country. Housesitting is such a wonderful way to explore and I'm grateful to be trusted in your homes.

I enjoy:
Hiking
Running (love taking energetic dogs with me)
Exploring
Cuddling (willing) animals
Reading (the libraries in NZ are amazing!)
Watching geeky documentaries
Watching not-so-geeky documentaries

I'm happy to share:
A police check from August 2018
Housesitting and character references from NZ and the UK
My visa docs and any ID you'd like to see
You're most welcome to have your friends/family check in on my sit at your home - whatever makes you feel comfortable.

I look forward to chatting with you

Siobhan

Reviews (19)
It was probably the first time we have gone away with such confidence in leaving our beloved dog Hunter behind and that was just after 2 visits before hand with Siobhan. She was gentle, kind, confident and fun Everything Hunter would require. We were not disappointed. When we came home Hunter was happy and relaxed. The house was as tidy as we left it and Siobhan had even got in grocery supplies. before everything shut down. She also kept in close contact with us while we were overseas ... MORE
 
JUDY & TONY (Albany North Island, Mar 2020 - 2 weeks)
Siobhan was amazing, It was our first time using a house sitter, but I felt so comfortable leaving our house and pets with her. She was easy to communicate with and took note of all instructions in regards to caring for our Greyhound and two cats. They were so well looked after and the house was left absolutely immaculate! I cannot recommend her enough.
 
ALISHA (Red Beach North Island, Jun 2020 - 6 days)
Siobhán was amazing! but then she was always going to be, she has such amazing reviews. She is all of those wonderful things and more. She was so good at making us feel totally comfortable leaving Roo in her capable hands. She sent regular photos & videos (I actually think our shy cat is now more confident after her stay). Our little castle was very well looked after. It was so lovely to come home late from a holiday with the house looking perfect. It's a shame that we have to wait for a ... MORE
 
SAMMY (Auckland North Island, Feb 2020 - 7 days)
Siobhan was great - friendly and so easy to deal with, looked after our animals with care, communicated to us throughout our trip to let us know the cats were well and not distressed. Our home and many plants were well cared for and on our return house was clean and tidy. We (and the cats) would be happy to have Siobhan back again.
 
MARK (Ellerslie , Nov 2019 - 5 weeks)
Siobhan was just amazing. We recieved such great feedback from various members of our community saying how great she was with the dogs. Our girls were just happy wee poppets. The house was immaculate. The wee prezzys were such a treat. My Cactus is healthy and growing well. I cant highly recommond Siobhan enough.
 
SHEREE (Waiwera North Island, Nov 2019 - 10 days)
Had a great experience using kiwishousesitters for the first time with Siobhan - she met us and our pup in advance, was happy to keep in contact prior to the sit, and took great care of our pup and house really well. Came home to a happy puppy and a tidy house - can't ask for more! Thanks again Siobhan.
 
CAMILLE (Auckland North Island, Oct 2019 - 6 days)
Siobhan looked after our house and cat for us during a 2 week holiday. She was brilliant and very thoughtful - took great care of the house, sent us updates on how she and Bowie (our cat) were doing, let us know if anything important-looking arrived in the mail, and even left us fresh bread, milk and fruit for our arrival home, which was a bit of a lifesaver after an overnight flight with two wee kids. It was lovely knowing our furry little mate was so happy and well looked after while we ... MORE
 
KATE (Waterview North Island, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks)
Siobhan was an excellent house and (more importantly) pet sitter! I was particularly anxious as one of my cats was diagnosed with a medical condition before we went away and Siobhan dealt with his special and complex food requirements and medication with great care, which was a huge relief for me. And she kept me fully informed of his progress. Will definitely contact her next time we have plans for a holiday. Thanks Siobhan!
 
VICTORIA (Auckland North Island, May 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Siobhan was difficult to rate with the "star" system as there were only 5 stars! We think 10 would have been more appropriate for her as we were delighted with the care she showed us, our home and particularly our cat. Rosie, like a lot of cats, doesn't seem to realise she is not a human and is very fussy regarding people and food. However, obviously she and Siobhan bonded very quickly and we think it is very clear that Rosie was happy as she had become a little rotund while we were away. A ... MORE
 
NOELLE (Rotorua North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Siobhán was an absolutely fantastic house and cat sitter. From the moment I met her I knew she would be perfect, friendly, open, enthusiastic with a lovely manner with our cats. She dubbed herself the 'cat butler' and made friends with them so quickly. Siobhán kept in constant touch whilst we were away (at our request), and on our return both our house and cats were in immaculate condition, we couldn't have asked for better. I absolutely can't recommend Siobhán highly enough, she ... MORE
 
RACHEL (Haurakii North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Siobhán is great - she and Minh bonded instantly which is a pretty cool way to leave your pet. It was great to come home to a relaxed cat and a super clean and tidy house. We arrived home in the wee small hours of the morning - returning to fresh milk and bread was one of the many thoughtful things Siobhán did for us. I most certainly recommend Siobhán and will happily ask her back.
 
MAXINE (Mangere Bridge North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Siobhán is a fantastic house sitter! She took great care of the cats and the house. We were particularly impressed with the way our very shy cat, who usually hides for days from people he doesn't know, came out of hiding just a few hours after we'd left! We were still at the airport when Siobhán let us know, and we were amazed! This may have been because Siobhán very kindly visited our place a number of times before we left, just so our shy cat could hear her voice and become ... MORE
 
SUSAN (St Heliers/Glen Innes border North Island, Jan 2019 - 4 weeks)
We appreciated how well Siobhan took care of both Walt (our cat) and our house while we were away. Walt was happy and the house was clean and tidy and the fresh bread and milk was much appreciated! Thank you Siobhan, would love to have you house/cat sit again!
 
CHANTEL (Te Atatu South North Island, Dec 2018 - 2 days)
What a wonderful house sitter, our pets loved you Siobahn (so relaxed when we got back I think they hardly noticed our absence) , a pleasure to deal with , house pristine, fresh milk and bread to come home to and so great that Siobahn works from home a lot so can be around for the pets. Thank you and best wishes!
 
LEONIE (Mt Eden North Island, Oct 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Siobhan is super friendly, responsible and left our place clean and tidy. Mikey (our cat) was very happy when we got home and he seemed to have been looked after very well. We would definitely recommend Siobhan as a house sitter for others!
ESTHER (Sunnynook North Island, Oct 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Siobhan housesat for us for a month while we were overseas. She was great with our beloved furbaby, and sent us regular updates of how everything was going. We returned to a sparkling clean house, with bread in the cupboard and milk in the fridge so we could eat and drink right away after a long flight. We highly recommend Siobhan!
VICTORIA (Onehunga North Island, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Siobhan was an absolute dream house sitter! Our little old dachsy is nervous of new people and she went to a lot of effort to get to know him before we went away. She took great care of him and he was very contented and happy when we arrived home. Siobhan is a caring and friendly person, very trustworthy and respectful. Our family highly recommends her! Thank you Siobhán!
JOANNE (Avondale North Island, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Siobhan is a lovely young lady who took great care of my pets while I was away with my husband. My dog clearly adored her and the house was perfect when we got back. She was a pleasure to deal with and I'd be happy to have her back and definitely recommend her as a sitter - thanks Siobhan!!!
 
HELENA (Beach Haven North Island, Jul 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Siobhan is a delightful young woman and we (and especially Maisy the spoodle) thoroughly enjoyed having her as our housesitter. We returned to a tidy house and a very happy dog. I have no hesitation recommending Siobhan to look after home and pets.
MAGGIE (Mt Eden/ Sandringham North Island, Apr 2018 - 2 weeks)
 
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