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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 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, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
  • We both grew up on dairy farms and were hands on and ran a productive lifestyle block for 11 years.

Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 10May-14Jun 2024: 12Jan-9May

Lifestyle and Farm Experienced

69, Retired

69, Retired Builder

NB Hi folks sadly due to a serious injury to Garys Archilles we will not be available for housesitting until mid June.

Hi there we are a retired couple with a wide variety of experience caring for farm animals and pets. We both grew up on farms and owned a lifestyle block stocked with everything from horses, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep and nurse cows. A highlight during this time was our Golden retriever Kennels and Rag doll cats. This was some time ago now and as pets dont live as long as we'd all like them to we don't have any pets currently but do understand only too well the dilemma of trying to get away on holiday and leaving them in safe hands. We are traveling NZ with our caravan exploring all the walkways, cycle ways, boating and fishing this wonderful country of ours has to offer and look fwd to hearing from you if we sound like a good fit for you. NB Due to old injuries we can no longer be available for boisterous dogs that jump up or pull on the lead.

Reviews (15)
Gail and family were fantastic sitters, we are so grateful, our anxious cat is usually very stressed when we get home, but she was relaxed and very happy! The house was spotless also 😊 Thankyou 😊
SHERYL (Wharewaka North Island, Dec 2023 - 3 nights)
You are very welcome we just let Maybel come to us when she was ready and we all enjoyed winning her over.
Gail and Gary took great care of our property for just under a month which allowed us a much needed holiday free from worry about the house and garden. Easy to get along with, they came to meet us prior to the stay and got an idea of the layout of the property and chickens. Lawns were mowed and greenhouse watered etc. Although they had their own caravan they were able to use facilities as required if they wished. Very easy to get along with, frequent communication while we were away. They ... MORE
SUE & COLIN (Wharepapa South , Oct 2023 - 4 weeks)
Thanks guys it was a pleasure.
Gail and Gary are awesome sitters and a friendly genuine couple. Our three schnoodles and cat were very content and very well looked after. Having Gail and Gary stay the night before we left made the departure the next day so much easier. It was so nice to return home to a lovely clean house, tidy gardens and happy fur babies. Thank you so much Gail and Gary. We look forward to you coming back again. We definitely recommend you as terrific house sitters.
HARDY AND GLENDA (Katikati , Sep 2023 - 1 week)
Thanks guys it was a pleasure!!
Gail and Gary are a lovely couple and I knew when I first met them that I could trust them totally to look after my two golden retrievers and my home when I was away for five and a half weeks. I would recommend them to anyone. My dogs love them and gave them a great welcome when they came back to visit.
PAT (Levin North Island, Jul 2023 - 1 month 1 week)
Thanks Pat it was a pleasure
Happy friendly people cared for our home and cats beautifully.
CARMEL (Paraparaumu Beach North Island, Dec 2022 - 1 week 3 days)
Gail and Gary were great to deal with and Frankie and Coco were extremely happy and well looked after. Gail and Gary kept in touch with us and looked after our home well. We are happy to recommend them for other house sits and would not hesitate to ask them to sit for us again.
GARY AND MAUREEN (Waikanae North Island, Sep 2022 - 3 weeks)
What an absolute find Gail and Gary were to look after Boris and also included the feeding of our chickens and cattle on the weekend. So comfortable with all aspects - communication, care and just being a fabulous couple to have in your home while away. Only concern was they would take Boris with them when they left! Would have them back in a heart beat! Thank you Gail and Gary.
JANE (Ngunguru , May 2022 - 4 weeks)
Thankyou Jane you are very welcome. Lol Boris is pretty special alright we would love to come back for more chats and cuddles with him in the future.
No rating Gail and Gary were great. They maintained my property well and really took care of my dog Cooper who ended up needing some extra care. They communicated with me on a regular basis and kept everything stress free. I would absolutely recommend them as being fabulous house sitters and would ask them to house sit again.
ROBYN (Coromandel North Island, Apr 2022 - 3 weeks)
Thanks Robyn we would love to come again.
Excellent sitters. We came home to a beautifully clean home, green mown lawn and most importantly a very happy and a content pussycat. Communication was effortless and very quick. Would recommemt Gail and Gary to others and also have them to housesit again for us. Thank you.
WENDY (Nukahau North Island, Feb 2022 - 2 weeks)
Thankyou you are very welcome!!
Gary and Gail were fabulous housesitters and lovely people - they looked after the animals so well, watered the garden and even mowed the lawn, which made a big difference for me coming back. It was nice being away and knowing I didn't need to worry about anything back at home.
DEBBIE (Te Horo North Island, Jan 2022 - 1 week 6 days)
Gail & Gary made our holiday an absolute breeze.. They took excellent care of our home, plants and animals. Communication was excellent, and we really appreciated the opportunity to meet prior to our departure. Thanks again Gail & Gary, we would love to have you housesit for us again in the future.
JACQUI (Paraparaumu Beach North Island, Dec 2021 - 9 days)
Fantastic couple. Gail and Gary came to visit a couple of weeks before hand so they could see the property and meet the pets. They were so easy to talk to and I went away with no concerns as our animals bonded quickly. Gail and Gary did an incredible job looking after the pigs, hens, cat, dog and vegetables in the tunnel house, We came home to a beautifully tidy and warm house. Since they left I have found a number of things they have done which were beyond what we expected. We have no ... MORE
DIANA (Hokitika South Island, Jul 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
Thankyou guys it was our pleasure
No rating Fantastic house and dog sitters. Made it so easy for me to leave with no concerns at all. Can't wait for you to come back. Leo and Rosie miss you both.
KERRY (Foxton Beach North Island, Mar 2021 - 14 days)
Gail and Gary were excellent sitters they came visits before our actual sit to get to know our pets and animals. The house and gardens were well looked after. A lovely couple and we had no problems leaving our lifestyle block in their hands will definitely have them back again and definitely recommend.
GAYLENE AND MERV (Opotiki North Island, Feb 2021 - 3 weeks 6 days)
Thank you Gail and Gary for caring for Fergus, Ted, Munter and Spud so well. They looked very happy and pleased with themselves when we got home. Also thank you for the casserole. You took great care of our home and garden in spite of the wet and cold weather. Lots of great communication while we were away. Fantastic couple to have look after our home and pets, and we are having you back for our next break away. We recommend Gail and Gary as excellent house and pet sitters. Thank you ... MORE
MURRAY & MARLENE (Opoutere , May 2020 - July 2022 - 4 weeks)
Thanks guys ditto we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look fwd to seeing you all again soon
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