We are in our early 60's. Pat is retired having worked for a number of Australian Law Enforcement Agencies over the years. Debbie is still working part-time (via the internet) for an insurance broker. We both love animals, traveling, rugby.
We are non-smokers and both drive.
Our first house-sit was in country Victoria for 7 weeks looking after 2 whippets and a cat in 2014. Our second house-sit was in Canberra looking after one dog and 2 birds.
In August 2015 we made the move to NZ and we have embarked on 44 Kiwi house-sits already, so you can see we have plenty of experience. (We have also done two in Australia and another two in England.) Our focus is on your pets and we are used to looking after all sorts (and sizes) of pets, and also anxious pets. We have purchased a car and established bank accounts, IRD numbers etc - so we are here for the long haul!
We have a video and some references available on the profile that may help you understand who we are. We also have some other videos showing the Kiwi pets we've looked after. Please ask for the link to view them.
Pat and Debbie looked after our house very well. Everything was left neat and tidy. They kept us well informed of mail and other important matters during our travels.
We can highly recommend this couple to anyone looking for reliable housesitters.
NATHALIE (Katikati North Island, Sep 2016 - 4 weeks)
Pat and Debbie looked after our dogs and house as if their own. We are very grateful and would certainly ask them back in the future.
PENNY (Cashmere South Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Patrick and Deb are a lovely couple who have sat for us twice now, and each time looked after our precious pets so well. We know that our house and pets are in good hands with them, they also go the extra mile and spoil them rotten with attention. I would highly recommend Patrick and Deb for pet sitting any time.
SHELLEY (Kelvin Grove North Island, May 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
Pat and his partner Debbie took wonderful care of our property , our dog, and two cats for a couple of weeks.
Terry and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others as house sitters. They are fantastic communicators, and great housekeepers. They adore animals, are trustworthy, sensible, fun, happy, kind people, who have become personal friends and we look forward to seeing them again in the future.
KATHY (Brooklands North Island, Feb 2016 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.