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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
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 2Jun-6Jun | 12Aug-14Sep | 16Sep-25Sep | 26Sep-3Oct | 6Oct-15Oct | 16Oct-31Oct

Pet and House Sitter

Gardener/ singer songwriter

Hi there, I am a kiwi, have owned my own home and many much loved pets also experienced with farm animals as used to have Scottish Highland cattle and goats also experienced in milking cows.

I am quiet, a non smoker, and very security conscious so will look after both your loved pets and property with care.

Housesitting gives me the opportunity to go to different towns and cities, also try my hand at busking, as music is an absolute passion of mine, also most of the dogs I look after come busking with me.
I have done over 50 house sits now, mostly from a increasing circle of families who trust me with their pets and homes
I find it such a joy to be able to help people in this small way, while in return giving me the closeness and love of animals.

You will also see in my photo gallery, it is all about the animals.

The ginger kitten is one of 4 kittens I rescued before lockdown 4, dumped under a bridge, unfortunately 3 were deceased (but I did take them home and bury them. I kept "Thomas" he helped keep me sane for 6 weeks. I have now found him an extraordinary home. Also last photo another dumped grey kitten "Violet" managed to get this little girl well again and also into an amazing new home.

Reviews (16)
No rating I highly recommend Helen to look after your fur babies and home. I have never left my dog or used a house sitter before so was really stressing out before going on holiday and I really truly didn't need to be. I came back to a very relaxed happy dog and cat that had obviously been loved and taken care of and a spotless house. I will definitely give Helen a call and hope she's not booked the next time we go away.
TONEE (Stillwater North Island, Oct 2018 - 6 days)
I cannot fault Helen as a sitter. Our priority was our wee dog, who is easy to look after, but can be sensitive and has her quirks. She was obviously at ease and happy with Helen, and we will be using her again if available. Helen is a prompt communicator, and is conscientious around house and garden, but above all she is a really knowledgable and genuine dog lover. can highly recommend.
JULES (Warkworth North Island, Mar 2022 - 4 days)
Helen was absolutely amazing with Cosmo and my home and small garden. Such a wonderful woman with so much talent, skills and great energy on all levels. i welcome Helen back into my home anytime to simply 'take over' the reins. Thank you so much Helen.
MARGOT (Havelock North North Island, Nov 2019 - 6 days)
I can't praise Helen enough, she is an amazing person to have house and pet sit for us. Her main priority was our loveable Staffy, Oscar whom she treated as if he were her own. We came home to a very chilled out pet after his time with Helen. She is a caring, organised and respectful person who looked after both our pet and home extremely well. Her communication is excellent and I would certainly recommend her to other pet owners.
JEANETTE (Havelock North , Aug 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Helen did the most wonderful job of looking after our home and little dog. Lacey can be an anxious little thing but with Helens obvious love and care she made us feel very happy about leaving her in such capable hands. We would love to have Helen back another time and we know that Lacey would too! Thanks so much Helen.
AARON AND JULIE (Fitzroy , Jun 2019 - 4 days)
Helen looked after our house and pets for 3 weeks. Having never used a house sitter before we were naturally a bit nervous but we were put at ease the minute we meet Helen. Her love for pets is obvious as is her respect for people and property. Helen had excellent communication and we wouldn't hesitate recommending her to others. We hope Helen will sit for us again some time.
BEVAN (Hamilton East North Island, May 2019 - 3 weeks)
I could not speak highly enough of Helen. She was great at communicating and was very pleasant and helpful to deal with. Helen is obviously an animal person and from the moment she arrived our two dogs were the centre of her attention. We felt very relaxed going away and leaving our house and fur babies in her capable hands. When we returned the house in lovely and clean and tidy and dogs happy. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a Housesitter and would love to have her ... MORE
LYNDAL (Kingsland North Island, Feb 2019 - 2 days)
Helen arrived before we departed to meet our pets, immediately I recognised we had a person who was genuine, trustworthy and caring, and I felt completely at ease leaving Helen with our pets and home. It didn't take long for our trio of two dogs and one cat to take a shine to Helen and build a lovely trusting relationship over the week. Helen left our home beautifully clean and tidy which was lovely to arrive home too. Additionally, our garden was well watered which was a saviour over the ... MORE
WALLIS (Pyes Pa , Jan 2019)
Helen was absolutely amazing! It was so lovely to come from home from 2 weeks away to find happy pets, well cared for gardens and immaculately clean home - possibly even tidier than before we went! Helen's communication was fabulous and she assured us on many occasion that everything was fine and the pets were all going along well. She had her work cut out for her with 2 cats, a young pup and chickens, but you could tell she went the extra mile to make sure all were well loved and given special ... MORE
EMMA (Orewa North Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week 6 days)
Helen was a great house sitter and I would thoroughly recommend her! I was very nervous leaving our two dogs as one dog especially can be difficult and nervy - they obviously had lots of fun and love as they kept looking for her after we came home!! Must have been the 3 walks a day! The house was well looked after too! Great to come home to a clean tidy house! Thank you so much Helen.
SHERYL & ROB (Carterton , Nov 2018)
No rating Helen once again was a perfect Housesitter and took care of our dog Marlowe like she was her own. Highly recommend and look forward to having Helen back again.
HEATHER (Hastings North Island, Oct 2018 - 4 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Helen was a great sitter. Our shy cat loved her and very much appreciated the brushing each day. There was great communication from Helen and would recommend her highly.
MAREE (Tauranga , Aug 2018)
No rating Helen's house sit with Pippa was excellent. It was evident that Pippa was well cared for and had a happy time with her walks. When we arrived home we found an immaculately tidy house and thoughtful notes from Helen about the house sit and even some valuable insights on horticulture advice. All very much appreciated. She is highly recommended as a house sitter. Peter And Vivienne
PETER (Havelock North North Island, Aug 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Helen is fantastic. we felt 100% at ease with Helen taking care of our house and Pets .We would most definitely recommend to others and we will most definatley contacting her for future sits . Thanks Helen much appreciated.
TROY (Hatfields Beach North Island, Jul 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Helen was a perfect sitter. She was prompt with communication, walked our Marlowe everyday and gave her lots of love which is exactly what we were after. I highly recommend Helen to look after your home and furry friend!
HEATHER (Hastings North Island, Jul 2018 - 3 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating I would like to say a huge thank you for doing a wonderful job. You took great care of my animals. I felt very comfortable leaving my babies with you and I had a very nice weekend. Thankyou
SUSAN (Huntington North Island, Jun 2018 - 1 day)
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