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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • South Island: Canterbury, Nelson / Marlborough, Otago, West Coast  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2019: 15Nov-1Nov2020

Responsible and Reliable Pet Loving Couple

55+, Retired

About Tom & Julie:
We are Tom and Julie, a married couple from Wanaka, New Zealand. We are at a point in our lives where we now have more time and fewer commitments. We are keen to discover new places and have fresh experiences and adventures through house-sitting, enabling us to make new friends. Both of us are easy going, friendly and enjoy meeting people. For the past thirty years, Julie has been a school teacher for children with special needs and Tom was a Senior Sergeant in the New Zealand Police and both are now retired. We are both very fit and healthy and are non smokers. We are animal lovers and all our lives have owned and cared for dogs and cats. We currently, voluntarily, look after and walk a number of dogs in the neighbourhood, on a weekly basis.

Why we want to house sit:
We no longer have pets of our own and miss the companionship of animals, so enjoy looking after other people's pets. We also love travel at a relaxed pace and the opportunity it gives us to experience different places and cultures.

Our experience:
To date we have completed a number of pet sits in New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and the UK. We have references for these pet sits on another pet sitting site as well as character references. If you require more information we can direct you to this site.

We are honest, trustworthy and reliable. We have owned a number of houses and a rental property, so are well aware of the respect and responsibilities associated with living in someone's home. Our common sense and experience has given us the skills to deal with most eventualities whilst recognising when to call on the professionals for both the pet or the home. We are ready and willing to listen and to learn new skills to provide an excellent service. We will take genuine pleasure in looking after and caring for your pets, as if they were our own.
If you have any questions for us or would like to meet via Skype please get in touch. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Here are a few excerpts from our pet sitting references:

"We have no hesitation in recommending Tom & Julie as house sitters and dog minders. If your lucky enough to have them taking care of your home and animals you can travel with an easy mind knowing that everything will be well looked after and cared for." Taupo

"Tom and Julie were the perfect house and pet sitters. I returned to a clean and tidy home, happy and healthy cats....." Canada

"Tom and Julie did a fantastic job looking after our animals and house while we were away. Our dog needed special attention (as she was recovering from a broken leg) and these guys exceeded our expectations with care. Not to mention the cat was spoilt as well." Ashburton

Reviews (5)
No rating A big thank you to Tom and Julie for looking after our dog Wiley and our home from 24 june to 14 july our dog looked great on our arrive home he was well looked after you could see that a bit spoiled i think thank you again for a great job would not hesitate to have them stay again regards John and Lesley
LESLEY AND JOHN (Motueka South Island, Jun 2018 - 2 weeks 6 days)
House/pet sitters who become friends is I'm sure the best recommendation that can be given. Tom and Julie are first class and very nice people to boot they looked after Kasper and the Chooks as though they were their own and the house was immaculate. We not only want to have them stay again but to meet up when they are back this way or us near them. Although the time frame states 3 weeks it was for seven weeks.
ANDREW (Richmond South Island, Jul 2019 - 7 (seven) weeks)
Right from the very first email, Tom and Julie were just wonderful. They replied straight away and subsequent communication was always prompt. As they lived close by, we were able to meet them prior to the sit and walk the dogs together. I knew straight away the animals were in safe, competent, caring hands! Tom and Julie were just lovely and they took wonderful care of our home and our animals. I hope to have them sit for us in the future and highly recommend them to anyone (as long as the ... MORE
RACHAEL (Arrowtown , Apr 2019)
No rating A big thanks to Tom and Julie who took great care of our home and cats whilst we were away. Our cats were super happy when we came home and the house was lovely and clean. Our shy cat even sat on their laps and accepted cuddles, which is practically unheard of! We wouldn't hesitate to invite Tom and Julie to house sit for us again in future.
LAURA (Woodend South Island, May 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Tom and Julie looked after our house and our little dog Bonnie for over two weeks whilst we were away on holiday. They were great at keeping in touch with regular updates on how they and Bonnie were getting on. When we got home after our holiday our house was fantastically clean and Bonnie had obviously enjoyed herself. We would not hesitate to recommend Julie and Tom and hopefully they will house sit for us again in the future.
CHARLOTTE AND MATT (Woolston South Island, Dec 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
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