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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, Horse(s)
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 26Dec-3Jan2021

Independent Tidy Reliable Animal Lovers

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We are caring & professional sitters recently returned home to New Zealand from two years' travelling and housesitting all around the world. We are new to this website but have 2 years' experience through another company called Trusted House Sitters. This was useful for sitting around the world but now back in NZ we thought this site would be better. We are non-smokers who naturally keep a clean and tidy home. Police checks on both of us from Feb 2020 available on request.

We've cared for pets of all shapes & sizes - cats, dogs (including St Bernards 95kg! Newfies & large Mastiffs), reptiles, farm animals, fish and alpacas! We've cared for all sorts of different homes, from a tiny cottage on a Canadian island to a large Bed & Breakfast property in Spain.

We are very comfortable caring for elderly pets, pets needing medications, multiple pets and very large (or very small) dogs. Having our own car means we have recently been able to take the dogs we look after to local parks like the Groynes etc.

Nikki worked with pets for 11 years, in nutrition, welfare and rescue adoptions. She now works for Farmlands as a product manager. Working at home at present until further notice.

Chris is an electrician, but taking time off work at the moment so has plenty of time to care for your pet. A keen gardener and handyman, so your property (as well as your pets!) will always be in safe hands with us.

Reviews (7)
Wonderful first sitting experience with Nikki and Chris! I was super nervous as this service seems absolutely too good to be true, but it all worked out so well. Due to my nerves I requested Chris come over ahead of time to meet the dog, (she's our 5th child- can't leave her with just anyone ;-)). While I sure it was not convenient, Chris did so without complaining- he was so polite and kind- he totally put my mind at ease that our rambunctious puppy would be safe and well cared for. From ... MORE
MINDI (Casebrook South Island, Dec 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Niki and Chris were great and made going away so easy! Fantastic communication and they sent updates over the weekend. Our dogs were clearly spoiled when we returned! Such great price of mind for me. We have a lot of baby animals at the mo and Niki and Chris where great with it all. We'd definitely have them back and highly recommended to other pet and home owners. Thanks so much!
JENN (Blenheim South Island, Nov 2020 - 2 days)
Nikki and Chris were fantastic! Te house and Harvey were in excellent hands. Loved the daily updates too. Highly recommend
KENDALL (Beckenham South Island, Sep 2020 - 3 days)
Thank you so very much to Chris and Nikki for looking after our home and two dogs. Amazing communication and followed all instructions for our precious pooches to the letter. Our home was beautiful and clean. Both dogs were very happy and relaxed, which is a big deal as our highly strung poodle suffers separation anxiety. Highly recommend these sitters and would love to have again.
AMANDA (2 Townshend Cresent , Sep 2020 - 3 days)
Nikki and Chris were awesome house sitters and great people! They pulled out my weeds for me and did an amazing job looking after my little dog. I highly recommend them and hope to see them again one day!
TRACY (Edgeware South Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
Nikki and Chris looked after the house and cars so well while we were away. The cats were all happy , including out shyest one. The house and garden were spotless. I'd happily have Nikki and Chris to sit again and very happy to recommend to others.
MHAIRI (Central Christchurch South Island, Jan 2020 - 6 days)
Nikki and Chris were amazing. They exceeded our expectations in every possible way and in fact probably the best we have ever had. Would obviously welcome them back anytime Regards Chris & Jen
CHRIS (Merivale South Island, Dec 2019 - 3 weeks)
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