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Kiwi House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in New Zealand

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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, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 1Oct-17Oct | 20Oct-26Oct | 11Dec-22Dec | 28Dec-7Jan2022

Reliable, animal-friendly with happy faces!

52, Website/Graphic Designer

40, Equine Physiotherapist/Freelancing Consultant

We have been responsible for over 25 homes in the past 2 years so we fully appreciate the responsibilities that come with staying in your home and most importantly, caring for your beloved animals.

We also know it can be a worrying time leaving your cherished animals with people you and your animals don't know. Our reviews speak volumes of 5-star happy animals and well cared for homes, so you will be able to enjoy your holiday having complete trust and confidence in us.

We consider ourselves to be responsible, meticulous and extremely reliable. We communicate well and it is in our nature to leave a place in spick and span condition. It is just how we roll. We are both non-smokers.

Susanne and I just love the experiences, opportunities and friendships housesitting forges too. We both share a passion for traveling and meeting new people and their animals. In fact, our most memorable holidays usually include wonderful animal encounters. Prior to covid, we were both living in Hamburg but due to the uncertain times in Europe, we decided to relocate back to New Zealand in search for an area we could settle down.

I am a freelance web/graphic designer and former executive director of a leading animal advocacy organisation in New Zealand. With nearly 25 years experience advocating on behalf of animals I feel I have a genuine respect and kinship with animals. Susanne (from Germany) also has a deep affinity with animals and is a qualified equine physiotherapist. In Hamburg, she was a MD managing a media agency specialising in personnel recruitment.

Our housesits range from a single cat/dog to a menagerie of 35 animals. We are experienced with timid and special need animals and have cared for cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, cows and fish.

We have also been listed on TrustedHouseSitters.com since September 2019 so you will also find many more positive reviews on there too (ask for link).

Reviews (10)
Awesome! Amazing! Stellar! Superb! The Best! There aren't enough superlatives to properly express our gratitude to Anthony & Susanne as housesitters. We returned home to a spotlessly clean house (maybe one toast crumb) and healthy, happy cats. They were great communicators (Anthony & Susanne, that is, not the cats), keeping in regular contact with us the whole time we were away. Anthony even converted our hand-written "household instructions" into electronic, typewritten form for us, and ... MORE
DANIEL (Masterton North Island, Aug 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Anthony and Susanne, we're absolutely fantastic housesitters. Before confirming the housesit communication was quick, straightforward and easy. Once we met them we knew they would be extremely trustworthy, sensible, careful and very caring sitters. And they absolutely were! Our young dog was clearly very happy and had lots of fun every day. We had great updates daily with photos and descriptions of the adventures they had all been on. The house was immaculate when we arrived home and had ... MORE
KATIE (Orakei , Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Anthony and Susanne are the most trustworthy and thoughtful housesitters! Not only did our puppy, cat and chooks get the best attention and care with them being around the home most of the time, but they went over and above their house care duties, leaving the house cleaner and tidier than ever. Very relaxed couple, always prompt and easy to communicate with, and they kept us updated with our pets at home while we were away. Would highly recommend these two!
KATIE (Mercer North Island, Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Anthony & Susanne, what an amazing and lovely couple. They visited prior to our holiday to go through the requirements (elderly, nervous dog - miniature horses, hens & roosters). 5 minutes into the visit we felt like we had known Anthony & Susanne for ages, even our shy wee dog Emma was comfortable with these "strangers" and was more than happy to cuddle up next to them on the sofa, this actually told us all we needed to know! Regular text messages, stunning photos of our animals kept us ... MORE
JIM AND YVONNE (Whangarei , Jul 2021 - 6 days)
It was such a pleasure to have Anthony and Susanne come and house sit for us. We appreciated all they did. From come to meet the family before the sit to the bunch of flowers on the table when we got home. We got regular updates on the antics going on, and a few pics of the dogs and cat languishing in all the attention they were getting whilst we were away. Most importantly our animals were happy and super well cared for by Anthony and Susanne and I would highly recommend them to anyone ... MORE
RACHEL (Waiteitei, Wellsford North Island, Jun 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
What a relief to be able to head off for a week's holiday and know that everything back home is in such great hands. Anthony and Susanne are amazing house, pet and small farm sitters, taking care of the number of animals we have here would be a daunting prospect for most people but we felt completely relaxed about leaving the team in their care. They lavished so much love on the pets that I think the cats and dogs are still looking around the house to see if they're hiding somewhere. ... MORE
CATHERINE (Tirau North Island, Jun 2021 - 1 week)
Anthony and Susanne were great housesitters. Communication was easy and they made a special effort to get to know us and our pets. The house was left spotless and they took fantastic care of our dog Lola with long beach walks and playtime. Even our grumpy cat Oscar seemed happier. Would love to have them housesit again anytime.
MICHAEL (Bellevue North Island, May 2021 - 2 days)
Anthony and Susanne are AMAZING! As soon as we meet them we knew they would be great house sitters. And Albert took to them straight away which is unusual for him. The communication was great and they kept in touch with photos and updates while we were away. On our return, Albert was very laid back and happy and the house was immaculate. Aside from the house sit gig, we felt that Anthony and Susanne could be great friends and would welcome them back anytime. If you are lucky enough that ... MORE
CHRISTINE (Auckland North Island, May 2021 - 5 days)
Anthony and Suzanne are fantastic house sitters, their care of the dogs Gus and in particular Bailey (aka Houdini) and Fairly the pony and the regular updates they sent meant I was able to have a great trip away and have no concerns over the wellbeing of my fur family and home. The house and stables/yard when I returned were very clean and tidy, probably tidier than I had left them. They even did some stuff around the garden which was far more than I was expecting. I would have absolutely ... MORE
ROWENA (Helensville North Island, Apr 2021 - 4 weeks)
An amazing couple , we almost wanted to stay home and chat ! Arrived home to two calm, happy dogs, and everything in order,100%. It was wonderful to be able to go away, relax and enjoy a special weekend with family, knowing Anthony and Susanne were so capable and caring. I highly recommend them.
LIZ (RD 17 Fairlie South Island, Feb 2021 - 4 days)
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