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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, ManawatÅ«-Whanganui, Northland, Taranaki, Waikato  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 25Dec-6Apr2021

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Hi, my name is Ingrid, I was born in The Netherlands on a dairy farm, with cows, ponys, horses, cats, dogs, rabbits and fish. I am 57 years old, single and have 4 children (who have grown up and moved out) and have lived in beautiful New Zealand for 20 years. I have no criminal background, non smoking, no drugs, no alcohol and am a quiet, healthy person who likes being in the outdoors. I love all sorts of animals and have experience with different species, and always worked and cared for them one way or the other. As i have mostly worked on farms i am familiar with the ins and outs with animals, giving medication if needed, keeping the premises neet and tidy, do gardening and watering plants, mowing the lawns etc. My jobs also involved being a nanny, working in the hunting stables in Exmoor GB (training, feeding and hunting, looking after the children and the house and surroundings) a vegetable store, pet shop, pharmacy and working in the city council. I have references to back up. Now that i have more time on my hands i would love being able to travel around and help people out caring for there beloved pets (animals) home etc. 10 REASONS you will love me as your next house sitter! : i am a responsible, tidy, animal loving, self sufficient, reliable, organized, happy, honest, good communicator and caring person. I am a active person and love walking in all kinds of weather so if your dog needs lots of exersize I'll be most happy to take him/her for as many walks as they like and i can keep you updated with photo,s, video,s, texts as many times as you like. If you are looking for that person who treats your pets, house and rules with the utmost respect and lots of cuddles please email me thanks, Ingrid.

Reviews (20)
Ingrid was an A+++ sitter. Highly recommended. She was easy to communicate with leading up to the housesit and during it. We came home to a very clean and tidy house and very happy pets! We will definitely try to use her for future house sits. Thanks very much Ingrid!
TONI (Whirinaki North Island, Dec 2020 - 9 days)
We were delighted with the way Ingrid looked after our Toby cat and home while we were away. It was so nice to come home to a happy boy and sparkling clean home. Everything calm and welcoming. Thank you so much Ingrid. We will have no hesitation in asking you to do this again for us.
HARDY AND GLENDA (Katikati North Island, Nov 2020 - 8 days)
Ingrid was absolutely fabulous. Such wonderful attention to detail. We felt secure and happy with her care and attention to our dogs and home. We would love to have Ingrid back anytime. The place was left immaculate and she is excellent at keeping in touch during her stay. Thankyou!
JENNI (Tauranga , Sep 2020 - 2.5 weeks)
I would highly recommend Ingrid for house sitting. Communication was easy, sounds like Molly charmed her, I came home to a happy cat and clean house. Ingrid was able to commit with short notice after a sitter cancelled a week out and I am using her again.
PEGGY (Maketu North Island, Jun 2020 - 1 week 4 days)
Thanks Ingrid, You did a fantastic job looking after our little man and he was definitely very settled and happy with you. Thanks for the care of our home and will definitely use you again for our next trip.
KERRY (Leamington North Island, Jun 2020 - 3 days)
Ingrid was amazing, came at very short notice and even changed plans to make it all happen. Our home was beautiful to come home to along with gardens and lawns looking amazing, especially with the dry spell we had. As for the animals they where spoilt. We loved that she was so confident and capable with being on a lifestyle block with ride on lawnmower, animals and watering systems. Communication was great, Ewan and I would not hesitate in recommending Ingrid and we will be having her back in ... MORE
ANNETTE (Hororata South Island, Dec 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Ingrid was great with our dog Ruby. She was exercised fantastically daily and given lots of love and attention whilst we were away. Ingrid is amazing with animals and our house was well looked after too. Highly recommended!!
STAR (Wakefield South Island, Oct 2019 - 1 month 2 weeks)
We were delighted to return home to a spotless house with no issues while we were away. Ingrid had left the house warm and picked flowers to welcome us home. Ingrid appears a responsible and practical person, comfortable on a lifestyle block and we would recommend her to others and would definitely use her again.
JANE (CHRISTCHURCH , Oct 2019 - 3 weeks)
Ingrid did a wonderful job of looking after our house, garden and pets. The house was neat as a pin when we returned. We highly recommend her and hope to have her back in the future. Thanks Ingrid for a truly excellent housesit!
NICOLE (Blenheim , Jul 2019 - 2 months 1 week)
Ingrid is definitely a 5 star house & pet sitter!! She kept us up to date with photos on how our two pets were doing. So we never had to worry about our beloved animals as they were in great hands. Our house was also well looked after, nice and tidy on our return. I've got not hesitation in recommending Ingrid to anyone looking for a caring pet & house sitter.
SCOTT (Richmond South Island, Jun 2019 - 4 weeks)
Ingrid looked after our house and dogs for one month. We had regular communication prior to us leaving and she came down the night before we left so she could familiarise herself with our home and dogs. She regularly emailed me photos and updates of how everything was going. The house was immaculate on our return so overall a great experience! Lovely to go away and know that our beloved animals are well looked after! Thanks Ingrid!
MICHELLE (West Melton , May 2019 - 4 weeks)
Ingrid was a fantastic house (and lifestyle block) sitter. She kept us fully informed (with pictures) about how our pets were doing while we were away and we came home to a lovely clean house and happy animals.
CAROLYN (Tauranga , Apr 2019)
Ingrid again did an amazing job housesitting and petsitting for us, because of this we booked her both March and April 2019. We would fully recommend her without hesitation and have her back again immediately for future house/pet sits if she was available!! Our home was lovely and sparkling clean upon our return both times, animals all happy and healthy, she is awesome and a consistent fantastic communicator :-) Anyone looking for that perfect house / pet sitter, we cannot refer her enough! ... MORE
ALLY (Ngongotaha North Island, Apr 2019 - 5 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Ingrid was a wonderful sitter .Everything was as it was when we left home .My animals were all very well looked after. It was a great holiday for us knowing that there was someone there taking care of the house and the animals Eric could really relax . Thank you so much Ingrid.
MONICA (fairysprings North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Ingrid did an amazing job housesitting and petsitting for us, we have already booked her again during April 2019 and fully recommend her without hesitation!! Our home was lovely and sparkling clean upon our return, animals all happy and healthy, she is awesome and a fantastic communicator as well!! :-)
ALLY (Ngongotaha North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Ingrid did a great job of looking after my kitty and my home. Highly recommend her.
GLENDA (Arataki North Island, Feb 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
Ingrid was a fantastic house sitter and I would recommend her wholeheartedly, Our pets were very well cared for and spoilt I am sure, She updated us with photos, which was lovely while we were overseas. Our donkeys Frances and Christmas looked fantastic with extreme dry conditions, and she went to extra care on our house and garden which we returned to better then we left. Thanks again Jane and Jason Pike
JANE (Otorohanga North Island, Feb 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Fabulous house sitter, did an amazing job of looking after everything. House was left clean and tidy and all animals were more than happy upon return. Would happily use again and highly recommend to all.
HEATHER (Morrinsville North Island, Jan 2019 - 6 days)
Ingrid was amazing. She was very experienced and knowledgeable about animals which meant I could go away without worrying about anything. She also went above and beyond what I expected - mowing the lawn, tidying up around the place, and left the house cleaner than when I left! She also was put in the awful situation of handling an animal emergency, which she just took in stride. I can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you again so much Ingrid, for everything.
DEBBIE (Te Horo North Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Ingrid was fantastic. The dogs were happy and well exercised and loved their visits to the beach. Ingrid had to put up with the hot water going off a couple of times, but nothing was a problem. We would love to have Ingrid back any time.
CLARE (Maungaraki North Island, Dec 2018 - 3 weeks)
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