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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 12Mar-18Mar | 19Mar-30Mar

Kim and Mark

57, Retired

62, Retired

We are an American couple, newly retired, traveling for over a year at least. We are fit, non smokers. We use pet sitting opportunities to give us a break from travel and get some dog time as we miss our own dogs terribly. We have 2 dogs at home, a young retriever that was raised to be a guide dog for the blind. And our other dog is a very fit, fast, pointer that requires a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. I call her my personal trainer because I had to run every day whether or not I wanted to. We miss our walks, runs and hikes with them immensely.

We have been pet sitting a lot over the past 2 years: dogs cats, goats, horses and a lot of poultry. Some of our pet sits have been with old, infirm, and recovering dogs and cats. Also nervous rescues that still have memories of less-loving times. Their owners have trusted us with their care and been able to enjoy their holidays whilst we monitored and cared for the pets. We are active and fit so we could keep pace with even the most active dog. Plus, we have had experience with large dogs and farm animals.

As a plus, I am a landscape designer with much knowledge of horticulture. Your gardens and lawns are in good hands.

Reviews (6)
Kim and Mark were a fantastic choice. They were easy to communicate with before the house sit, they stayed the night before we left and they were very friendly, we had some good long conversations and I would highly recommend them. Charli, Nullah and the house were all looked after superbly. The house was lovely and clean on our return and they cooked us dinner that night! I would love to have them back and they are more than welcome to come and stay without having to house sit!
KIM (Kaiapoi South Island, Jan 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
Kim and Mark were fabulous Housesitters . Took exceptional care of the animals and the house , very thoughtful and a great sense of humour! Great communication would recommend them anytime!
JACINTA (Burwood , Dec 2020 - 13 days)
Having a housesitter was a first time experience for us and our family of three miniature schnauzers and what a wonderful experience it was thanks to Kim and Mark. Keisha, Harrry and Oscar were in perfect hands and loved as their own. The house and garden were taken care of and spotless on our return. Communication during the three weeks we were away was excellent and we were able to relax and not worry about what was happening at home. Even the local community got to know Kim and Mark and ... MORE
GEORGE AND ANNETTE (Orepuki South Island, Nov 2020 - 15/11/20 to 7/12/20)
Kim and Mark were amazing sitters, the animals were incredibly well cared for, one was even groomed for the first time :). Our home and garden were tended with care , everything was in tip top condition on our return.. We received regular texts to let us know how the pets were. We would highly recommend them. Liz.
LIZ (Fairlie South Island, Nov 2020 - 6 days)
We felt extremely comfortable and relaxed leaving the care of our home and pets in the hands of Mark and Kim. Both have a wealth of experience looking after animals, which was important to us, having two older dogs who require daily medication. They provided us regular updates during our holiday and even cooked us a meal on our return! We would highly recommend Mark and Kim, and are looking forward to them returning for another house sit in the New Year.
CLAIRE (Darfield South Island, Oct 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
Kim and Mark were wonderful house sitters and took such wonderful care of our pets and home. Our dogs were especially spoilt by them which was lovely. Our home was extremely clean and tidy when we returned and our lawns were also mowed! Our communication with Kim and Mark was fantastic and any issues were easily dealt with which was great. We wish Kim and Mark all the very best for their continued travels in NZ and would definitely have them back to look after our home and pets again - ... MORE
ANNETTE (Fairfield South Island, Sep 2020 - 9 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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