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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Chickens/Ducks/Geese, None
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 31Aug-6Sep | 12Sep-19Sep | 21Sep-25Sep | 25Sep-5Oct | 17Oct-31Oct | 6Nov-23Nov | 23Nov-8Dec
  • On a house-sit right now

Police vetted Teacher. (semi retired)

63, Teacher

Thank-you for visiting my profile.
I am a 63 year old registered teacher, non smoking, non drinking. I house sit permanently and have been house sitting since 2017 and loving it, I also take it very seriously and am very conscientious and always put your pets and/or property first.
I love cats and dogs and chickens and know that they are all individuals with their own special qualities. I love the opportunity to get to know new pets and spend time with them. I am fit and active and happy to walk dogs.
Love the outdoors and exploring new places. Love vegetable gardens and growing fresh vegetables. I also love swimming, so if you are anywhere near water I will love it.
I own a couple of rental properties and am used to dealing with property issues. Happy to collect mail and small jobs around the house, I also have experience looking after swimming pools.

I look forward to caring for your home/pets.

Reviews (16)
Rose was the best housesitter we could have wished for and I can't recommend her enough!! She was beyond fantastic and so incredibly caring for our pet, Cinnamon. Unfortunately our cat got diagnosed with cancer just 2 weeks before our planned family visit overseas and we were unsure how long he would live for (vet said it might be still a year or a matter of weeks). Sadly it went downhill for him all of a sudden and together with the help of a friend, Rose provided the best care possible in ... MORE
ANDREA (Pukekohe North Island, Apr 2019 - 4 weeks)
Rose is the perfect house sitter and could not recommend her highly enough. She took great care of my home and animals and I came home to everything shining and cats very happy. Hope Rose can come back some other time.
SANDRA (Opotiki North Island, Aug 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Thank you Sandra, I would absolutely love to come back to your lovely home. I am sure there is lots more in the area I would love to explore.
Rose was amazing. She had a lot to deal with on our property with unexpected lambing problems chicken house flooding and a sudden water issue. She handled these all easily and we appreciated it so much. We returned home to an immaculate property and very happy animals !!. We would highly recommend her. Thanks so much Rose
EMMA (Mangawhai , Jul 2020 - 17 days)
Thank you Emma, Jasmine and I had an amazing time on your lovely property.
We returned home to find everything was perfect. We can't speak highly enough of Rose as the perfect house sitter. Fluffy (our cat) was well cared for as was our house. Thank you so much Rose and we hope you had time to explore the beautiful Waitaki area.
JENNY (Oamaru South Island, Nov 2019 - 3rd Nov - 1st Dec)
We were thrilled to come home from our holiday after leaving Rose in the care of our home. The house was left in a perfect state, the cat was happy and content. We couldn't have asked for more! Thank you so much Rose. I hope you enjoyed our little beach paradise as well.
SUE (Bell Block New Plymouth North Island, Jul 2019 - 1 week)
Rose was fantastic! I was slightly nervous about not meeting her prior to the house sit but Rose made me feel perfectly at ease. We chatted over the phone and she invited me to her Facebook page. We were away for three weeks and were extremely happy with Rose's care of our house and our animals. She updated us and let us know that all was running smoothly. She also assisted me with travel documents I had forgot and was kind enough to help with sending them overseas. We arrived back to a ... MORE
JENI (Oxley QLD, May 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Thankyou Rose. I arrived home and was so grateful to find a lovely clean home and Holly I think did miss you. She was walking around looking into the room you had and calling out. So once again thankyou Rose. I am glad you had a great time here and I will always contact you when I am travelling off somewhere just in case you are available. Take care and may you always travel safely. Cheers Gwen and Holly.
GWENDA (Yamba NSW, May 2019 - 1 week 1 day) From Aussie House Sitters
Rose was a great house sitter, took good care of all pets and house. She very kindly left us soup for our late return too, much appreciated . We would certainly recommend Rose.
PHILIPPA (240B Ulysses Rd North Island, Mar 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thank you Rose for doing a wonderful job of looking after our cat Jimmy and minding our house! We returned to a very clean and tidy house and a very contented cat! We would recommend Rose to others without hesitation.
PETER (One Tree Hill North Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week)
We really appreciated having Rose who looked after the house and animals wonderfully. Rose is a really nice person, easy to communicate with. We messaged while we were away to check on how everything was going, how the pets were. Rose always was happy to let us know all was well. We would love to have Rose again.
KATHY (Mangawhai Heads North Island, Oct 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Thank you so much Rose for house sitting for us for two months in Ngaruawahia. A huge 10 out of 10 from us. It was so reassuring to know you were looking after our home. It gave us peace of mind. Your granddaughter was a great help as well and loved Penny the cat, and Penny loved her. Thank you so much for caring for our house and Gardens, the gardens and lawn looked lovely for us to come home to, and the house was just spotless inside. Much appreciated and we would love to have you house sit ... MORE
JOHN (Ngaruawahia North Island, Jun 2018 - 1 month 3 weeks)
No rating I can't reccomend Rose enough. She house sat for us for 3 weeks looking after our cat and kept us updated through our trip with photos of him and letting us know how he was getting on. We were a bit sad to leave him for so long and the updates made the world Of difference. The house was absolutely immaculate when we got home, and our cat was a very happy boy! Thank you so much Rose!!
INDIE (Welcome Bay, Tauranga , Jun 2018)
No rating Rose is a wonderful house sitter. She coped beautifully with our two dogs - one 'geriatric' and the other who is like 'a bull in a china shop' and does every thing at high speed. She knew when to discipline or reward them and how to maintain control. Rose got on well with our neighbour too, who has now booked her for a home sit. We came back to a house that was absolutely spotless. Rose,you are incredible. We can't thank you enough. We would certainly highly recommend you to others ... MORE
BRUCE (Castlecliff , Jan 2018)
No rating Rose is a friendly, easy going lady. Very obliging and obviously an animal lover. We felt very reassured on meeting her that our pet and our home would be in good hands. She left the house spotless and our dog was obviously well cared for. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending her Lauris & Peter Roberts
LAURIS (Greenmeadows North Island, Oct 2017 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating Rose was a fantastic house sitter. A wonderful communicator - we arranged details for the house-sit easily together. She looked after our home and cat for three weeks. We returned to a beautifully clean house (freshly made beds, folded washing) milk and bread in fridge and a very happy cat. We felt very lucky to have her stay. Thank you Rose so much for all that you did! Nga mihi nunui - our whanau!
AROHA (Petone , Sep 2017)
No rating Rose was a fantastic house sitter for us. Rose looked after our house and 9 month old Bull Mastiff for 3 weeks. It was a big decision for us to trust someone with our dog as he is pretty spoilt and well loved. Rose did a fantastic job. She communicated with us when we were away and we came back to an extremely tidy and clean house. Our dog was very happy when we got home and Rose had even found new games to play with him to help keep him entertained. I would not hesitate to ... MORE
PORTIA & IAN (Cambridge , Aug 2017)
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