Kiwi House Sitters

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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland (Great Barrier Island, North Shore City, Rodney, Waiheke Island, Waitakere), Bay of Plenty, Waikato   South Island: Nelson / Marlborough, West Coast  

Genuine animal lovers, trustworthy and responsible

47, Planner

49, Mechanical Design Engineer

We are an honest reliable couple who both love animals. We enjoy travelling (both in New Zealand and overseas) and would love the opportunity to take care of your pets and home while experiencing different parts of the country. We understand the importance of having someone you trust looking after your animal family and home, to give you peace of mind while away. We both enjoy the countryside and are happy to stay in "out of the way" places.

We have owned a lifestyle property with dogs, cats and horses, and our pets were very special to us. Our dogs and cats have all sadly passed on, and the horses gone to new homes; we have down-sized our property and are taking some time to travel before welcoming more pets into our home.

I enjoy riding horses and am a keen amateur photographer. Pete loves to go paragliding. We both enjoy exploring in our campervan. We are both self employed and working part-time (myself a Planner and Pete an Engineer), giving us the flexibility to travel. Pete is a very practical person and a good handyman. We are both non-smokers. As home owners ourselves we are committed to keeping a clean and tidy home, and we are respectful of others' privacy.

We have experience in administering medications and special diets during our pets' later years. In the last few years we have often looked after cats and dogs for friends and family, either in their own home or in our home, while their owners were away. I have also spent some time volunteering at the SPCA cat shelter.

At present we are interested in short North Island sits only while we complete a building project. In February of 2020 we plan to take our campervan to the South Island, and will be available for sits particularly in the Nelson/ Marlborough area.

Reviews (3)
Very lucky to have had L and P:—totally recommend them and absolutely amazing Housesitters and animal carers in our off the grid isolated house.
JOSS (Ruapehu North Island, Dec 2019 - 5 days)
Linley and Pete were absolutely brilliant looking after our home and 6 pets. We received update messages throughout the sit to let us know how everyone was, and they offered to help out with chores that were well above and beyond our expectations. The house was left in an immaculate condition when we arrived home, and they even walked the dogs the morning before we got home. I would highly recommend Linley and Pete as wonderful sitters and would love to have them back again. Thanks guys xx
ALEX (Papamoa North Island, Nov 2019 - 2 days)
Linley was great. She communicated quickly and clearly. She also offered to bring her own linen which made it very easy for us. She is clearly a cat lover which suits us well. I would definitely recommend her.
BLAIR (Auckland North Island, Apr 2019 - 3 days)
Peace of Mind

Happy you!

With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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