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Platinum (36mths+)
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), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 24Mar-16May

Responsible, flexible, considerate and experienced

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Reliable, experienced and very lovely Brit with a Kiwi heart seeks house sitting and animal-caring opportunities in this beautiful country. I've been sitting in NZ for over 4 years and it has been amazing.

I can:
Care for all types of pets, whether cute, scaly, fluffy or moody
Complete many tasks around the house and garden
Fend off potential intruders with agility and style
Run/walk with dogs
Nurture plants with deep love

I work remotely so can spend most of my time at home, giving you extra security and keeping the routines of your pets in place.

I'm happy to chat via Zoom/phone or meet where possible before you agree to an arrangement. I love sending updates from your furry friends while you are away (only if you want!).

I'm in New Zealand on a work visa and feel extremely privileged to see this country. Housesitting is such a wonderful way to explore and I'm grateful to be trusted in your homes.

I enjoy:
Running (love taking energetic dogs with me)
Cuddling (willing) animals
Reading (the libraries in NZ are amazing!)
Watching geeky documentaries
Watching not-so-geeky documentaries

I'm happy to share:
A police check from May 2021
Housesitting and character references from NZ and the UK
My visa docs and any ID you'd like to see
You're most welcome to have your friends/family check in on my sit at your home - whatever makes you feel comfortable.

I look forward to chatting with you


Reviews (39)
The best decision I made was to use Siobhane for my house sit. Judy is a very anxious cat and doesn't usually get on with other people but she bonded with Siobhane well. Siobhane was great, she communicated with me before the house sit and during so I had no worries about Judy or her care. Siobhone was such a delight, she met me at the airport and when I arrived home the house was clean, sheets washed and Judy was calm and had obviously had a wonderful time. I would gladly have Siobhone house ... MORE
SHARON (Mount Pleasant South Island, May 2021 - 10 days)
Siobhan was a delight from start to finish, and I'm so stoked to have found her. She's a clear communicator, seemed genuinely excited to do the sit and look after Poochie the cat (even though he didn't really play ball with her), and may have even left the house cleaner that it was when she arrived? A total gem and we can't wait to have her again.
LIL (Beach Haven , Jan 2022 - 4 days)
Siobhán was great for us, especially as first time users of Kiwi Housesitters! She made time to meet us in advance and prompted us to think about things that she might need to know. Siobhán had great communication and we felt so confident knowing that our fur son and his every whim was catered too whilst we were away. She also left the house so clean and tidy I swear I've never seen it looking so good! Thanks for sitting Siobhán, I'm sure we will have you back soon enough!
HANNAH (Taita North Island, Jan 2022 - 8 days)
Siobhán left our apartment clean, neat and wonderful to come home to after a month and a half of looking after our pet chinchilla Willoughby. She was easy to reach and get in touch with, and generally made the process really smooth and easy. Unfortunately, we were disappointed to find out, after she had left, that she had been mistakenly giving our chinchilla aspen bedding (meant for her litter-tray) instead of the hay that Willoughby eats (the majority of her diet). This put our pet at ... MORE
NAB-JOHN (Mount Victoria North Island, Dec 2021 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Siobhan is lovely and I came home to a very happy cat and a very clean house. Will definitely choose Siobhan next time I go away and have my fingers crossed that she will be available whenever that is. I highly recommend her.
JENNY (Awapuni North Island, Nov 2021 - 1 week)
Siobhán is an excellent house sitter and care giver to pets. Her communication style is responsive and witty. She's also very considerate. Siobhán noticed we had left the irrigation system on by mistake and turned it off before we asked. The cats were very happy and the house tidy!
OLA (Lower Hutt North Island, Nov 2021 - 4 days)
Siobhan was excellent. Unfortunately we were unable to meet before leaving or on our return but her communication was excellent; we could tell our pets were well cared for and the house left clean and tidy ( with some fresh food staples - very thoughtful) I hope we can have Siobhan again sometime when she can enjoy our environment in better weather!
PATRICIA (Te Puke North Island, Oct 2021 - 5 days)
Siobhán was a fantastic find. What a great sitter! Excellent communication, before, during and after her stay. Our house was spotless when we returned. Animals were super relaxed and obviously well cared for — not sure they missed us at all! Would absolutely recommend Siobhán very highly to anyone considering her as a sitter, except for the fact that that might make it harder for us to book her again in the future
SUSAN (Enner Glynn South Island, Jun 2021 - 8 days)
Sióbhan lived up to all expectations - she had previously house sat for my best friend who was full of praise. Sióbhan was relentlessly cheerful and patient - even though Rosie the Cat is super timid I knew she was in great hands. She is slowly coming out of her shell (Rosie, not Sióbhan), so hopefully there will be some cuddles next time. Meanwhile, I warmly recommend Sióbhan to others whose furry friends need some TLC.
JANE (Algies Bay North Island, Jun 2021 - 6 days)
We will join the long list of people who would like to ask Shiobhán to come back for another house-sit. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed she'll be available. Our very energetic dog was happy and content when we came home, the birds chirping, the house clean, sheets washed, car filled with petrol and milk and bread in the fridge. Shiobhán is everything you'd want a house sitter to be. Great communication too. Awesome.
AUKJE (Nelson , May 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Siobhan is such a lovely person. Max (our cat) took a real shine to her and didn't want a bar of us when we returned from our holiday. She sent regular updates and photos while we were away. The house was very well looked after too. Would highly recommend her. We have tentatively booked her in for our next holiday!
ZOE (Mount Eden North Island, Apr 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
100% positive experience having Siobhan to mind our house and care for cats. Thank you Siobhan for your care, communication while we were away, and for leaving the house clean and tidy. We'd be very happy to have you here again.
BRONWYN (West Harbour North Island, Mar 2021 - 7 days)
This was our first time using a housesitter from a website and it was a really good experience. Siobhan looked after our cat, chooks and garden for us for a month. She kept us updated with cute pics of our cat so we wouldn't worry about her. We came home to happy animals, healthy plants, a really clean, tidy house and even bread and milk in the fridge so we didn't have to rush out to get groceries for breakfast the next day which was really appreciated. I would definitely recommend Siobhan's ... MORE
ANNA (Kingswell South Island, Feb 2021 - 4 weeks)
We were new to this housesitting website and what a pleasant, prefect first experience. Siobhán is the most wonderful caring person I've ever met and welcomed into our house. She looked after our wee Charlie (cat) and they fell instantly in love with each other. She treats your pets as if they're her own and gives them unconditional love. Charlie was so happy to have Siobhán in his life and to spoil him over the Xmas break. She looked after our house so well and it was spotless when ... MORE
HAYLEY (Mairehau / St Albans South Island, Dec 2020 - 2 weeks 4 days)
My dear cat and crazy chooks adored Aunty Siobhán - they keep telling me! I feel she may have spoilt them almost as much as I do! Siobhán was an excellent housesitter and carer for my beloved menagerie. She sent me regular messages and photos which put my mind at rest knowing they were in such good hands. I came home to a sparkling clean home for which I was so grateful. I don't trust just anyone with my babies, but I would ask Siobhán back in a shot. Just need to book my next ... MORE
KATE (Waiheke Island North Island, Dec 2020 - 11 days)
Siobhan is the perfect pet/house-sitter! She took such good care of our house and cat. She sent us regular updates on Marvin, including cute photos! When we came back, the house was super clean, Marvin was happy, and she left us some fresh fruit and milk and other goodies. We would gladly have her as our house-sitter again, and would recommend her to others!
MELISSA (Miramar North Island, Oct 2020 - 13 days)
Siobhan was great. We came home to a spotless house and a happy kitty. I'd be more than happy to leave Ollie in her care again and would highly recommend her. Thanks again.
LIZ (Red Hill North Island, Sep 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
Siobhán took such good care of both our home and our furry son, Smudge. She kept us updated regularly and left a lovely message and treat for us when she left. We were able to enjoy our break knowing Siobhán was taking care of Smudge. I really hope Siobhán will be available when we're away again.
ADRIENNE (Hillcrest North Island, Sep 2020 - 1 week)
Siobhan was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was friendly, professional and organised, was very accommodating of our date changes due to Level 3 restrictions, and left the house lovely and clean on our return, including making up the bed - thank you! Most importantly she took great care of our two kittens. We wouldn't hesitate to have her back and will be contacting her next time we go away.
HANNAH (Mangere Bridge North Island, Aug 2020 - 6 days)
It was a pleasure to have Siobhan staying in our home and looking after our spoiled cat. She is a friendly and considerate young woman who updated us with messages on a regular basis during our absence. We returned home to find a happy cat and an immaculate house. We are definitely looking forward to having Siobhan stay in our home again and can unreservedly recommend her
JUDY (Parnell North Island, Jul 2020 - 3 weeks)
Siobhan was amazing, It was our first time using a house sitter, but I felt so comfortable leaving our house and pets with her. She was easy to communicate with and took note of all instructions in regards to caring for our Greyhound and two cats. They were so well looked after and the house was left absolutely immaculate! I cannot recommend her enough.
ALISHA (Red Beach North Island, Jun 2020 - 6 days)
It was probably the first time we have gone away with such confidence in leaving our beloved dog Hunter behind and that was just after 2 visits before hand with Siobhan. She was gentle, kind, confident and fun Everything Hunter would require. We were not disappointed. When we came home Hunter was happy and relaxed. The house was as tidy as we left it and Siobhan had even got in grocery supplies. before everything shut down. She also kept in close contact with us while we were overseas ... MORE
JUDY & TONY (Albany North Island, Mar 2020 - 2 weeks)
Siobhán was amazing! but then she was always going to be, she has such amazing reviews. She is all of those wonderful things and more. She was so good at making us feel totally comfortable leaving Roo in her capable hands. She sent regular photos & videos (I actually think our shy cat is now more confident after her stay). Our little castle was very well looked after. It was so lovely to come home late from a holiday with the house looking perfect. It's a shame that we have to wait for a ... MORE
SAMMY (Auckland North Island, Feb 2020 - 7 days)
Siobhan was great - friendly and so easy to deal with, looked after our animals with care, communicated to us throughout our trip to let us know the cats were well and not distressed. Our home and many plants were well cared for and on our return house was clean and tidy. We (and the cats) would be happy to have Siobhan back again.
MARK (Ellerslie , Nov 2019 - 5 weeks)
Siobhan was just amazing. We recieved such great feedback from various members of our community saying how great she was with the dogs. Our girls were just happy wee poppets. The house was immaculate. The wee prezzys were such a treat. My Cactus is healthy and growing well. I cant highly recommond Siobhan enough.
SHEREE (Waiwera North Island, Nov 2019 - 10 days)
Had a great experience using kiwishousesitters for the first time with Siobhan - she met us and our pup in advance, was happy to keep in contact prior to the sit, and took great care of our pup and house really well. Came home to a happy puppy and a tidy house - can't ask for more! Thanks again Siobhan.
CAMILLE (Auckland North Island, Oct 2019 - 6 days)
Siobhan looked after our house and cat for us during a 2 week holiday. She was brilliant and very thoughtful - took great care of the house, sent us updates on how she and Bowie (our cat) were doing, let us know if anything important-looking arrived in the mail, and even left us fresh bread, milk and fruit for our arrival home, which was a bit of a lifesaver after an overnight flight with two wee kids. It was lovely knowing our furry little mate was so happy and well looked after while we ... MORE
KATE (Waterview North Island, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks)
Siobhan was an excellent house and (more importantly) pet sitter! I was particularly anxious as one of my cats was diagnosed with a medical condition before we went away and Siobhan dealt with his special and complex food requirements and medication with great care, which was a huge relief for me. And she kept me fully informed of his progress. Will definitely contact her next time we have plans for a holiday. Thanks Siobhan!
VICTORIA (Auckland North Island, May 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Siobhan was difficult to rate with the "star" system as there were only 5 stars! We think 10 would have been more appropriate for her as we were delighted with the care she showed us, our home and particularly our cat. Rosie, like a lot of cats, doesn't seem to realise she is not a human and is very fussy regarding people and food. However, obviously she and Siobhan bonded very quickly and we think it is very clear that Rosie was happy as she had become a little rotund while we were away. A ... MORE
NOELLE (Rotorua North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Siobhán was an absolutely fantastic house and cat sitter. From the moment I met her I knew she would be perfect, friendly, open, enthusiastic with a lovely manner with our cats. She dubbed herself the 'cat butler' and made friends with them so quickly. Siobhán kept in constant touch whilst we were away (at our request), and on our return both our house and cats were in immaculate condition, we couldn't have asked for better. I absolutely can't recommend Siobhán highly enough, she ... MORE
RACHEL (Haurakii North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Siobhán is great - she and Minh bonded instantly which is a pretty cool way to leave your pet. It was great to come home to a relaxed cat and a super clean and tidy house. We arrived home in the wee small hours of the morning - returning to fresh milk and bread was one of the many thoughtful things Siobhán did for us. I most certainly recommend Siobhán and will happily ask her back.
MAXINE (Mangere Bridge North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Siobhán is a fantastic house sitter! She took great care of the cats and the house. We were particularly impressed with the way our very shy cat, who usually hides for days from people he doesn't know, came out of hiding just a few hours after we'd left! We were still at the airport when Siobhán let us know, and we were amazed! This may have been because Siobhán very kindly visited our place a number of times before we left, just so our shy cat could hear her voice and become ... MORE
SUSAN (St Heliers/Glen Innes border North Island, Jan 2019 - 4 weeks)
We appreciated how well Siobhan took care of both Walt (our cat) and our house while we were away. Walt was happy and the house was clean and tidy and the fresh bread and milk was much appreciated! Thank you Siobhan, would love to have you house/cat sit again!
CHANTEL (Te Atatu South North Island, Dec 2018 - 2 days)
What a wonderful house sitter, our pets loved you Siobahn (so relaxed when we got back I think they hardly noticed our absence) , a pleasure to deal with , house pristine, fresh milk and bread to come home to and so great that Siobahn works from home a lot so can be around for the pets. Thank you and best wishes!
LEONIE (Mt Eden North Island, Oct 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Siobhan is super friendly, responsible and left our place clean and tidy. Mikey (our cat) was very happy when we got home and he seemed to have been looked after very well. We would definitely recommend Siobhan as a house sitter for others!
ESTHER (Sunnynook North Island, Oct 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Siobhan housesat for us for a month while we were overseas. She was great with our beloved furbaby, and sent us regular updates of how everything was going. We returned to a sparkling clean house, with bread in the cupboard and milk in the fridge so we could eat and drink right away after a long flight. We highly recommend Siobhan!
VICTORIA (Onehunga North Island, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Siobhan was an absolute dream house sitter! Our little old dachsy is nervous of new people and she went to a lot of effort to get to know him before we went away. She took great care of him and he was very contented and happy when we arrived home. Siobhan is a caring and friendly person, very trustworthy and respectful. Our family highly recommends her! Thank you Siobhán!
JOANNE (Avondale North Island, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Siobhan is a lovely young lady who took great care of my pets while I was away with my husband. My dog clearly adored her and the house was perfect when we got back. She was a pleasure to deal with and I'd be happy to have her back and definitely recommend her as a sitter - thanks Siobhan!!!
HELENA (Beach Haven North Island, Jul 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Siobhan is a delightful young woman and we (and especially Maisy the spoodle) thoroughly enjoyed having her as our housesitter. We returned to a tidy house and a very happy dog. I have no hesitation recommending Siobhan to look after home and pets.
MAGGIE (Mt Eden/ Sandringham North Island, Apr 2018 - 2 weeks)
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