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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 22Jun-1Sep | 3Oct-12Oct | 15Oct-23Oct | 23Oct-10Dec | 12Dec-17Dec | 2021: 9Jan-18Jan | 3Feb-30Apr
  • On a house-sit right now

Peace of Mind Carers

67, Retired

66, Retired

Hello, we are a couple of kiwis who love to interact with all animals and their owners. We have looked after several homes professionly in UK and many homes and small farms all over NZ. We have experience with cattle, sheep, goats and horses as well as domestic animals, small and large, furry and feathered. We would count it a very real privilege to care for your home and love your animals while you have a worry free break.
We spend the majority of each year looking after properties in NZ and also like to return to Australia now and then to visit family and friends, horses and wallabies:-).
We do not smoke or drink and consider ourselves to be a very reliable and quiet living couple who would look after your home and animals with the utmost care.
We are more than happy to ring you or video chat via messenger. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for taking the time to read our profile.
Your Peace of Mind Caring House sitters,
Bruce and Val.

Reviews (11)
This house sit was shortened by a week because of our need to return to NZ and the sitters to return to Australia, due to Covid-19 lockdown and 14 days self isolation. They did well with the house and pet care under difficult conditions. The climate was very dry so it was very difficult to keep the garden watered. We would recommend Bruce and Val as careful, helpful and competent house sitters.
BRIAN (Richmond South Island, Mar 2020 - 2 weeks)
Dear Brian and Averill Thankyou for your review, sorry you think we didn't water your garden as asked to do. We can assure you that we did in fact water every thing every other day, Anyway, we do hope all is well with you both and fur babies. Stay well, kindest Regards Bruce and Val.
An absolutely awesome couple, Bruce and Val are such thoughtful and considerate people and didn't hesitate to make 'our home', 'their home' while we were away. They charmed our timid cats, schooled my horse and patiently sorted out the significant water issues I accidentally left them with. They have been an absolute delight to get to know and nothing was ever a problem to them. The house was meticulously clean and we got regular emails & photos that kept us amused and reassured that all was ... MORE
ALMA (Rays Road, Raukawa , Feb 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thanks so much Alma and Lenn for your amazing review of us, you are so kind. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to next February when we are booked to sit for you again. Do keep in touch, and all the best for the year ahead. Kindest Regards From Bruce and Val
I would highly recommend Bruce and Val for your house sitting requirements. They were very easy to deal with in the arrangements and straight away put our minds at ease when meeting them both, they were lovely and friendly people and our fur babies were happy and healthy on our return. Wouldn't hesitate to have them house sit again for us in the future
TRISH (Hastings North Island, Jan 2020 - 5 days)
Thank you so much Trish and Malcolm for your lovely review of us. We hope to look after your two adorable cats and lovely home again some time and we wish you all the best in the future. Bruce and Val
We were so blessed with Bruce and Val taking care of our lifestyle block. They were amazing from the start with their excellent communication and professional attitude. Their love for our animals and their practical skills really made them stand out. We have a wide range of animals including cows, sheep, bees, chickens and cats plus a greenhouse, vegetable garden, orchard and gardens and they managed them all very well. The house was left tidy and clean and they even cooked us dinner the ... MORE
MARTIN AND HARRIETTE (Kamo North Island, Nov 2019 - 1 month 3 weeks)
What a delightful family, so warm, welcoming and hospitable. Thank you so much Martin and Harriette for entrusting us with your home and managerie. We thoroughly enjoyed looking after and interacting with all of your animals, they were all very easy to care for and all so friendly. Your ... MORE
Bruce and Val did an excellent job looking after our animals and house I had 2 sick animals who required extra care which was no problem at all for Bruce and Val The house was lovely and warm on return Thank you very much for a wonderful job
MARIA (Putaruru North Island, Jun 2019 - 5 days)
Val and Bruce are a truly delightful couple who really take excellent care of your animals and your home. We would certainly recommend them, and they would most definitely be our house sitters of choice for future
DUNCAN (Longlands North Island, Jun 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Thanks for looking after our pets and home
DEB (Onekawa North Island, Jun 2019 - 2 days)
It was a pleasure to have this lovely couple housesit for us and look after our pets for 10 days. Right from the start the dogs and cat liked them and put them on a fuss. They are a lovely gentle couple who had constant communication with us before they even arrived. The pets were all taken care off wonderfully and the birds were spoilt with lots of greens as well. On a social basis we connected with them immediately and had several games of cards on the night before they left. We would have no ... MORE
GLENYS AND GRAEME (Thames, Waikato North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
Thank you Graeme and Glenys for your amazing review of us, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and looking after your pets and certainly wouldn't hesitate to sit for you again. Bruce and Val
I would highly recommend Bruce and Val for your house/pet sitting requirements. They were very easy to deal with in the arrangements and straight away on meeting them both we were reassured and put at ease. Mo our little dog was well looked after and the house immaculate on our return. Thank you to Bruce and Val you were both awesome :-D
IAN (Maeroa North Island, Mar 2019 - 5 days)
Thanks so much guys for your fantastic review. We wish you all the best for your future. Bruce and Val
Hi Bruce and Val Thank you so much for caring for our home and pets. We thought you had formed such a bond they might pack up and leave with you - food always wins over a Labrador though. We wish you all the best and hope we will be able to make use of you again in the future.
GRAEME (Springvale North Island, Mar 2019 - 4 days)
Many thanks guys for your great review, and yes, we certainly would love to come again and look after Max, Daisy, Boots and Bob the bald bird .
Val and Bruce did a wonderful job - great communication throughout our time away. Tha house upon return was clean and tidy - tidier than we left it! All animals were happy and healthy. We would definately ask Val and Bruce to housesit again in the future.
BELINDA (Raukawa, Hastings North Island, Dec 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
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