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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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 30Mar-9Apr | 20Aug-6Oct
  • On a house-sit right now

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63, Semi-retired Qualiified Nurse

Hello, my name is Heather. I'm 63 yrs old. I'm a very good house keeper and I'm very responsible and trustworthy, I have a NZ police security clearance.
I am a qualified nurse but I'm semi-retired now to be free to travel. I am a non smoker.
A bit about me, I have 3 adult children who have all flown my nest they are all in very good careers so don't need their Mum anymore except for birthdays and Xmas :) I am lucky to have 2 very small grand-daughters and a new grandson born in Oct 2019.
My eldest son is a policeman, my middle son is a farm consultant and my daughter is a vet.
I am an animal lover and have been an owner of dogs, cats, chickens and horses so I'm practical too :)
I am more than happy to look after any pets from horses, chickens, fish, etc, and of course cats & dogs etc.
I was brought up on a Taranaki dairy farm so I can turn my hand to most things.
My husband died 2 years ago, I sold my home and travelled to the UK and Europe for 7 months holiday. Whilst I was over there besides being homesick for my family and NZ, I realised I had not seen enough of my own country, yet. So dreaming out loud i mentioned my wish to a friend she told me about this site and the rest is history as they say.
This site gives me the perfect mix of seeing this beautiful country of ours, having many holiday pets and getting to meet the best people, as well as accomodation whilst I travel all over NZ, perfect! :)
I hope you choose me to look after your home, pets, gardens &/or farm. Looking forward to talking to you in the near future.
Kind regards to all who read this, Heather

Reviews (11)
Heather was a super amazing house sitter. She offered to meet me prior to the sit, communicated perfectly, cared for my pets very lovingly, kept the house tidy and was very respectful and trustworthy. She was our first ever house sitter and she put my mind at ease, I'm so glad to have found her. I would highly recommend Heather and cannot wait for her to sit for us again in April... And I'm sure the animals will be glad to have her back too!
REBECCA (Pahiatua North Island, Apr 2020 - 3 days)
Thanks Heather caring for WhipLash and Tas (though Tas is a bit naughty tonight since you left!). Appreciate like-mindedness re how house was maintained...clean and tidy, thank you. All the best through this difficult time in NZ - fingers crossed it ends soon. Take care.
JO AND DICK (Taradale North Island, Mar 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Heather was great, she obviously loved our pets and spoiled them while we were away. Stayed in constant communication and hopefully had a good time at the house. Animals were obviously well taken care of during our trip which was our priority! Thank you!
CAROLINE (Hawera North Island, Mar 2020 - 1.5 weeks)
I am please to give an excellent review for Heather. She sat for us for 5 weeks over Jan/Feb 2020 and took wonderful care of our wee dog. She contacted us every day to advise how things were going and to get permission to take our baby to the vet when she fell ill. We got lots of photos which made it easier to be away from home. We will be checking Heather's availability be forever booking our next holiday and will be making reservations around her availability as we want her to look after ... MORE
VICKI (Wellington , Jan 2020 - 4 weeks)
Thank you Vicki for your lovely comments. I would jump at the chance to be with my lovely wee cherub Shady again, I miss her night time snuggles ��
Heather is a lovely caring lady. She took great care of our home and garden. I was abit concerned about how Booboo our cat would get on with a stranger in the house while we were away as she won't let anyone near her, BooBoo will go into hiding when our son's come home to stay. But Heather and Booboo became best of friends, Booboo actually slept on the bed with Heather. Gracie enjoyed all the walks Heather took her on and all the loving and treats she got. We had 2 very happy, content furbadies ... MORE
SUSAN AND TREVOR (Kelvin Grove North Island, Dec 2019 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Heather is the warmest most genuine person you could ask to meet, i don't feel i have had a house sitter but more a truly special friend. My home was spotless, and my fur babies also loved her and were very spoilt :) Think they missing their aunty Heather.Thank you sooo much. Hopefully we will do it all again one day xx
JILL MARIE (Rotorua North Island, Nov 2019 - 3 weeks)
Thank you Jill I am so humbled by your awesome comments, just doing my job as I see it :) Happy pets, happy home :) Aunty Heather misses your furbabies so much they were a joy to care for in your lovely home. Merry Christmas to all xx
Heather was a delight to have to stay and trust in taking care of my property and animals. It was such a relief to go away knowing I could trust her. She stayed well in contact and kept me informed of what was happening - which I appreciated. Big thanks Heather and definitely will be in touch when I plan my next trip. The cats miss you!!! regards Sandra x
SANDRA (Opotiki North Island, Oct 2019 - 1 week)
We were away for 2 months and it was wonderful to know that back home all was been taken care of. Our dog Ollie was absolutely pampered. House and gardens taken care of.etc. Heather is a most reliable and thoughtful woman and we would love to have her back again Thank you Heather
ELAINE & MURRAY (Karori North Island, Aug 2019 - 2 months 2 weeks)
Thank you for your kind comments, it was an absolute pleasure!
Thank you Heather for taking wonderful care of our place and animals! It was great to get updates each day of our pets and they looked thoroughly spoiled the whole time! Definitely wouldn't have a problem having you back again :) Thanks again!
HOLLY (Pahiatua North Island, Jul 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
We would absolutely recommend Heather as a house/ pet sitter. It was lovely to arrive to a tidy home and a relaxed and happy Maestro. I think he was spoilt to bits by Heather! I loved the little messages and photos while away, great communication. We look forward to seeing Heather back in a months time!
JUDE (TAURANGA North Island, May 2019 - 3 weeks)
No rating Heather was amazing during our 3 week holiday house sitting for us and looking after our 2dogs and 1cat. I was sceptical to get a house sitter as I knew my pets where very active and had a strict routine that had to be followed but Heather did so well with them! Took the dogs to the beach and fun outings and put me at real ease with regular updates on my babies with photos and messages that was a luxury compaired to leaving them at the kennels. We will definitely recommend Heather and ask her ... MORE
ILSE (Palmerston north North Island, Apr 2019 - 3 weeks)
Thank you Ilse it was an absolute pleasure to look after your 3 furbabies � Give Einie, Mona and Fibo a big hug each from me please. Heather xx
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