Reliable Respectful Regular Sitters
64, Retired Former Principal
66, Retired Former Engineer
We are a married couple. Sandra is a retired primary school principal and Philip is a retired engineer. We enjoy experiencing the different areas and places in New Zealand and across the globe.
We are a really flexible, easy going and reliable couple who will give you piece of mind that your animals and home is in good hands while you are away.
We have four adult children who live in New Zealand and Melbourne. They are all young professionals who are settled and progressing with their careers. We find that house sitting is a great way to enjoy animals and to live in different places. We are animal lovers and handy around properties. We have had a range of different sorts of animals as part of our family.
Why we want to house sit?
We have found house sitting is a great way to spend time with animals and to be able to live in and explore a variety of places across New Zealand and the world that we wouldn't normally see if we were settled in one place.
What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience?
We are very experienced, responsible, extremely house proud and would look after your home as if it were our own. We have been house sitting since late 2016 and have looked after indoor cats, outdoor cats, large and small dogs, large gardens as well as chickens. The fresh eggs each day were great!
With four children, we believed it was important to build empathy with animals and to the environment and that having pets was an important part of family life. Animals we have had as part of our family over 30 years have included: horses, ponies, goats, dogs, cats, birds, chooks, pigs, sheep and cows. As we are retired we are available to spoil your pets during the day.
Philip is also a great handyman and can assist with any minor maintenance issues that happen while you are away. We currently live in the CBD and enjoy opportunities to have a change of scene. Our own interests include fishing, snorkling, reading, walking, and travelling. We enjoy the bush, the sea and natural environments and also enjoy experiencing different cultures.
We are trusted and reliable:
Sandra has received many national awards and recently received the Queens Service Award, Member of New Zealand Order of Merit for service to the national and international education community. This is an testimony of trust and integrity.
We have excellent New Zealand house sitting references and NZ Police checks.