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Silver (12mths)
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
Availability
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  • 2022: 15Apr-5Jan2023 | 25Apr-2May | 8May-5Jan2023
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Reliable, hassle-free, experienced housesitters

53, Website/Graphic Designer

41, Equine Physiotherapist/Freelancing Consultant

Having house-sat over 40 homes in the last 18 months, we fully appreciate the responsibilities and trust that comes with staying in your home and most importantly, caring for your beloved animals.

We take pride in being responsible, meticulous and extremely reliable. We are swift communicators and enjoy sending regular updates while you're away. We have been invited back many times. It is in our nature to leave a place spick and span too — it's just how we roll! We are both non-smokers and fully vaccinated.

All of our reviews speak volumes of 5-star happy animals and well-respected homes and gardens. While we like to think of ourselves as relaxed and easy-going folk, we take our housesitting duties seriously. You will be able to leave and enjoy your holiday having complete confidence in us.

Prior to covid, Susanne and I were living in Hamburg but decided to relocate back to New Zealand as the safer option. We built our own mobile tiny home, complete with a full kitchen, so enjoy traveling, feasting and cozy camping in between housesitting.

Our housesits range from a single cat/dog to a menagerie of farm and companion 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 both 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.

I am a freelance web/graphic designer and former executive director of a leading animal advocacy organisation. 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 also a qualified equine physiotherapist. In Hamburg, she was a MD managing a media agency.

We are also listed on TrustedHouseSitters.com since September 2019 so you will find many other positive reviews their too (just ask for the link).

Reviews (21)
Anthony & Susanne are THE BEST, it was such a pleasure to have them house sit and look after Frost we would be so lucky and happy to have them back. Their communication was amazing, we received daily updates and photos, they went the extra mile with Frost giving him an extra walk each day and even got him dog treats. The house was AMAZING to come back to, they are so tidy and organised they even did jobs around my house like organise my cupboards that I have been meaning to do for weeks. We ... MORE
 
JESS (Moncks Bay South Island, Feb 2022 - 4 days)
Anthony and Suzanne were just great, they looked after the pets and the house extremely well, and were punctilious about watering etc. They even cleaned and reorganised some cupboards which was v helpful. We enjoyed dealing with them
 
TIM & GILLIE (Darfield South Island, Mar 2022 - 4 days)
Anthony and Susanne were wonderful sitters for our house and our four terrier dogs. Daily updates from Anthony and came home to a very tidy clean house and garden. And four very happy dogs. Anthony went the extra mile and put together my collapsed plant house. Am very happy to recommend them and wish them well on their travels. Hope we catch up again some day.
 
MARILYN (Te Anau South Island, Feb 2022 - 9 days)
I couldn't imagine better house sitters. We would love to have Susanne and Anthony back to look after our house and kitties whenever we go away. Communication was quick, clear and friendly. We received videos/photos of our cats daily. They even made forts for our kitties to play in. They went above and beyond to ensure our house was sparkling when we got back (even better than we left it).
 
SARAH (Christchurch South Island, Jan 2022 - 6 days)
Wow! Anthony and Suzanne are amazing house sitters. I felt at ease with them as soon as we met and I knew my animals and home would be well looked after in their capable hands. They are very personable and easy to chat with. Their communication right from the start was excellent and remained so throughout. I really appreciated the regular updates and photos while I was away. I came home to very happy animals. My dog Nui, had clearly bonded with them and was calm, happy and tired with the daily ... MORE
 
MICHAELA (Govenors Bay South Island, Jan 2022 - 6 days)
Anthony and Susanne were the perfect housesitters for our home, farm and most importantly Turbo and Archie. They went above and beyond with everything - we knew everything was in safe hands and returned to happy dogs, chickens, and cows. We really appreciated the level of care and regular contact and can't wait to have Anthony and Suzanne back again this year. Thanks so much guys!!!
 
MICHELLE (Christchurch , Dec 2021 - 1 week 5 days)
Anthony and Susanne were wonderful house sitters, and it was great to be able to go away, knowing that the garden would be watered, and our dog taken care of. Nothing was a problem, and when the unexpected happened just before we left it was very reassuring to leave the property in their capable hands. The communication before we left was excellent, and updates while we were away were great. We arrived home to a spotless house (better than we left it) and a very happy and relaxed dog. We would ... MORE
 
ANNABEL (Kaiapoi South Island, Dec 2021 - 3 days)
I had to call them back... OK, let me rephrase, I begged them to come back. I'm a teacher w/ 4 of my own kids and 2 border collies. My holiday was awesome, but coming home to a tidy house and happy dogs is icing on the cake. Daily texts W/ pictures of my dog's adventures put my mind at ease that they were happy and well cared for- the main priority. Coming home to find they somehow trained my adorable, but dim puppy to do agility- was amazing. My house was cleaner than I left it? Priceless. I ... MORE
 
MINDI (casebrook South Island, Dec 2021 - 5 days)
WOW!! We are still in awe of these guys ♥ We received lots of updates while we were away which were so well received. Our menagerie were incredibly well looked after, including poor Wolfe who needed some emergency vet care while we away. Anthony & Suzanne went above and beyond taking such great care of him. Our many house plants are still thriving and they cleaned the house impeccably. As a wedding gift Anthony organised our kitchen & laundry - oh my goodness he's simply ... MORE
 
JEN (Glenduan South Island, Nov 2021 - 2 weeks)
Anthony and Susanne were fantastic! Our house and lawns were mint when we arrived back and our dog very happy and well exercised. They will be our 'go to' sitters next time we have to leave our dog behind.
 
PETER & SUSAN (Aotea North Island, Oct 2021 - 6 days)
Anthony and Susanne are the best sitters you could ask for. If we could rate them higher than 5 stars we would. Anthony and Susanne made the effort to visit us before our trip away and meet our two dogs (a Lab and Vizsla) and cat. Communication was great - we had messages each day with pictures of our Dogs being spoilt (with several new toys appearing in the shots). Susanne even took the time to find a book on Vizslas so that she could do some training with him - and teach him new tricks. ... MORE
 
STEPHEN (Waipukurau North Island, Oct 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
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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