Kiwi House Sitters

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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), Farm Animals
  • I have owned and bred chickens, trained working dogs and looked after sheep, cows, goats, emu, alpacca and peacocks. I'm comfortable around all farm animals and happy to follow instructions. I have a truck, digger, forklift and motorbike licence and can operate manual 4WD's. I'm also experienced in gardening, growing food, mowing, composting and bush survival skills, so the realities of farm and rural life aren't a problem.

Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 11 Jun - 9 Nov
  • On a house-sit right now

Guardians of the House & Fluff

45, Psychologist

11, Correspondence Student

With a background in NZ Police Investigation, Firefighting, dog training, and animal and garden care, your home and pets are our priority! Our glowing references reflect our reliability and competence in tending to a wide range of homes, pets, and farm animals around NZ.

Jett's love and gentle care for all animals, and my diverse skill set means you can count on us to handle any unexpected emergencies with calm confidence while you enjoy your holiday in peace. Whether your home is urban, rural, or off-grid, we've got you covered!

Our experience includes caring for creatures of all sizes: from cats, and small dogs, to energetic working dogs, sheep, cows, chickens, rabbits, reptiles, birds, and more. We will even dote on your snakes or spiders. We believe in treating all creatures with kindness and respect, tailoring our care to match your pet's unique needs and energy—even offering some training if requested.

No partying or being away for hours here! I run my psychology business online in the evenings while Jett is a self-directed correspondence student and life learner, so your animals will be our focus and get all the company, exercise and adventures they need, of which you will receive photos and updates while you're away.

We're minimalists by nature, requiring just one room. I don't smoke or drink. We have our own wifi and are power-conscious, Upon your return, expect nothing less than a spick-and-span home, plants and gardens thriving, and no unexpected large power bills, as attested in our glowing reviews.

If you think we're a great match or have questions get in touch!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Karina and Jett

Reviews (4)
What a team!! Karina and Jett looked after our elderly spoodle Molly and our house whilst we were overseas for 6 weeks. Our main priority is always Molly and it was comforting to know, (evident by the photos Karina regularly sent us), that Molly was being very well cared for! Whilst we were away a couple of important issues arose that needed immediate attention and Karina very kindly dealt with these without hesitation or fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Karina and Jett to ... MORE
SALLY (Nelson , Mar 2024 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thank you so much! We will 100% make sure we are available for you! 😊
Karina and Jett are simply wonderful. I have a little dog and 2 young cats who they looked after with such loving care. Karina also watered my plants and kept my home fresh and clean. I was so worried about having a stranger in my home so I was relieved to get an update that everything was going well. Karina also messaged me some gorgeous photos of my pets having a great time while I was away which was fun to see. I highly recommend Karina as a house sitter to anyone. She is professional, ... MORE
SYDNEY (Takaka South Island, Feb 2024 - 1 week)
Karina and Jett are excellent house sitters who went above and beyond in caring for our home, lifestyle block, and our animals. From managing our farm dog, two cats, sheep, cows, and chickens to tackling unexpected fencing issues and escaped sheep, Karina's expertise shone through. Her communication was spot-on – providing essential weekly updates while sparing us from unnecessary details, allowing us a worry-free break. Upon our return, we found our house impeccably cleaned, our animals ... MORE
DEREK (Motueka South Island, Jan 2024 - 1 week 4 nights)
Karina and her son Jett were amazing house and pet sitters. We had sheep, chickens, and our dog that they cared for so well. Karina works from home, so Hugo (dog) had company during the day. They looked after my vegetable garden and even planted my potatoes, since I didn't have time to do it! We came back to happy, healthy animals and very clean home. Communication was excellent, with updates of property/animals when needed. I feel Karina and Jett are trustworthy and I would highly ... MORE
STEPHEN AND JENNIE (Wairoa Gorge , Nov 2023 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
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