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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 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, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 19Mar-31Aug | 27May-28Jun | 1Jul-30Nov
  • On a house-sit right now

Peace of Mind for You & Yours.

70, Retired

Hello... I'm an experienced, trust worthy pet/house sitter. I have been pet sitting for over 20 years. Through agencies for 7 years & prior to that, for family & friends. I enjoy life & so far have been blessed with good health. Until recently, animals have been a big part of my life. I am recently retired.

I enjoy pet/house sitting & have many excellent references.
I am a member of Trusted House Sitters. An International Agency & I have been awarded their 'Super Sitter Award'.
See Christchurch Sitters. Jim occasionally comes with me, he loves animals too, but pet/home sitting is my love.

Prior to retiring, my business was in Lymphatic Drainage. For people after chemo &/or radiation therapy & mastectomies. I was part of a NZ Foreign Affairs team based in Peru for 2 years. 1981 & 1982

I see Pet/House sitting as a win-win opportunity. I enjoy caring for animals & I want to explore new places & local communities throughout NZ.
I always tend my own pets & homes with love & care & I will do the same for you.
I offer peace of mind when you are away.

Reviews (14)
Ana is the perfect sitter.. My two cats felt comfortable with her immediately (which isn't always the case). She communicated well from the start and I did appreciate the daily updates with photos and messages confirming all was well. Would be very keen for Ana to house sit for us again.
CATHY (Redcliffs South Island, Dec 2021 - 4 days)
Ana cared for my cats and my home as though they were her own. She paid extra attention to Gordy who is quite vocal and loves attention. When I returned home, the cats were calm and contented and the flat was spotless. Ana took time out of her busy schedule to meet with me before and after the sit and texted me every day I was away to share updates on the cats and her time at the flat. A five star sitter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thanks a million Ana for your kitty care ... MORE
OONAGH (Dunedin South Island, Oct 2021 - 1 week)
We love Ana! Lola loves Ana! Sooo lucky to have Ana looking after our precious Lola. We were rather anxious leaving Lola with a stranger but knew straight away what a gem Ana was. Ana is booked in for another week in Feb/Mar (4th Lola sit) and hopefully more before then. It was especially lovely to come home 2 weeks ago to a warm and lived in house. You know what it's like when you go away and it feels odd for quite a while when you get back, but with Ana the house is spotless and it feels so ... MORE
HELEN (Redcliffs South Island, Aug 2021 - 6 days)
Ana is a very good housesitter. She took great care of my cats and kept me updated on how they were doing. The house was immaculate when I returned and the cats were very happy. I recommend Ana highly and would be happy to have her house sit again.
GILLIAN (Lyttelton South Island, Jun 2021 - 3 days)
This was my first time having a pet sitter, which came with house sitting of course. I could not possibly be happier with Ana. It was very friendly from the earliest contact. Ana was respectful of my home and left it looking exactly, spookily, as I'd left it. Cleaned for her, cleaned for me. Ana was great with Abbey, massaged her head and arthritic bits every day, gave the meds in food. I rather think Abbey misses her as I'm not massaging quite up to spec and she walks away! I couldn't be ... MORE
PAT (Mapua South Island, May 2021 - 6 days)
Ana and Jim were fabulous. Our cats adored them both. We had great communication. We appreciated the photos showing us very happy cats and a few of their very funny moments. The place was well cared for and very clean when we came back. Such a treat. We felt very lucky having Ana and Jim look after the cats and our place. We would have them back again anytime. Thank you Ana and Jim, much appreciated. Jane
JANE (Clyde South Island, Mar 2021 - 4 days)
Ana was outstanding! She was an excellent communicator from introduction to the finish of the dog sitting period. Her calm gentle, but firm manner showed she has experience & a genuine love of dogs. She was willing & flexible to fit in with Molly's routines. Can't rate her highly enough.
SHELLEY (Redcliffs South Island, Jul 2020 - 5 days)
We were delighted that Ana and Jim could look after Clyde. Clyde was a very lucky boy. We received regular updates on Whatsapp, so we could see how much fun he was having. Ana and Jim were also very easy to talk with. They came to see us before we left, and we were able to pass on lots of information. We felt we could trust them to look after Clyde and our home, which meant we could go away and not worry. We were so pleased that they chose to house / dog sit for us., and highly ... MORE
DOUG (Raumati Beach North Island, Jul 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Jim & Ana were wonderful house and cat sitters. They asked questions and really listened. We came home after 12 days to a very tidy house and a relaxed, happy cat! Ana was great about sending us updates and pictures of our boy cat almost daily. It was much appreciated. They are a very friendly, capable couple. I look forward to having them sit again in the future!
JULIANE (Atawhai South Island, Jun 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
We were extremely fortunate to have Ana and Jim take care of our home and two cats for three weeks, while we were overseas. It was a pleasure to meet such lovely people. We came back from our holiday to a completely tidy house with very contented pets. Jim had put his handyman skills to work and fixed an oven issue which we really appreciate. Ana kept in touch regularly, sending us photos and relating what the cats had been up to, which was reassuring for us. We would recommend Ana and Jim in a ... MORE
SYLVIA (Linwood , May 2018)
Ana and Jim sat for us for two weeks. They looked after everything wonderfully. Four horses and a dog. Hailed our dog was our main concern . As she ages she is becoming less secure and hates leaving home. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you both so much Robyn
ROBYN (Wakefield , Mar 2018)
Ana looked after my dog and cat for 3 weeks. JJ (my dog) adored her and both were very happy and content when we returned. The house was left very clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend!
CARLA (Stoke South Island, Jan 2018 - 2 weeks 6 days)
We had the great experience of having Ana and Jim house sit for us over the Christmas and New Year period. The pets were well looked after with plenty of cuddles and time spent with them. Ana kept us up to date with lots of photos and short messages which kept us reassured that all was going well. The house was immaculate on our return with some of the pots cleaner than we had ever seen!! (Thank you Jim!) The garden was looked after as well. With their friendly, caring and relaxed personalities ... MORE
PEN (Washington Valley South Island, Dec 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
Ana & Jim cared excellently for our animals and our home. Our dog enjoyed the outings and walks and the cuddles, and our cats enjoyed their company. Our garden was cared for with hedges chopped, lawn mowed and garden kept tidy. We even found things around the house that needed attention before we left were unexpectedly fixed, which was a bonus. Jim even had my old classic car running for us. Excellent animal and home sitters who we highly recommend.
BEV & HERB (Wakefield South Island, Dec 2016 - 3 weeks)
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