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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland (Auckland, Auckland - North, Auckland - South, Manukau, North Shore City, Rodney, Waiheke Island, Waitakere)  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 5Sep-11Sep

Responsible, thoughtful, caring.

42, Marketing, Content Writer

I returned to lovely NZ five years ago after living in London and Vancouver for 15 years and have been housesitting more or less full-time since I've been back. In between house sits I help co-host an Airbnb and between the two, I have met so many lovely people and adorable animals along the way.

A few helpful things to know about me:
- I work in marketing mostly for arts organizations including the Auckland Arts Festival and before that a large Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver.
- I'm an animal lover and walked dogs with the SPCA in Wellington
- I work full time Mon-Fri (currently working remotely)
- I am well traveled and recently spent 5 months in South and Central America and did some volunteering in Bolivia.
- I am based in Auckland
- I am a non-smoker.
- My friends would most likely describe me as diplomatic, loyal, responsible, honest, caring and calm.

I think house sitting is a wonderful concept and I look forward to meeting great people, (and animals!) along the way, and being able to help in whatever way I can.


Reviews (14)
Roanne was a fantastic house-sitter. Our cats were well looked after and my few plants were healthy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and look forward to Roanne sitting for us again in the future. Thanks again, the whole experience was an extremely positive one.
STEPHANIE (Glen Eden North Island, Jan 2019 - 4 days)
Roanne is a great house sitter. Reliable, clean and tidy, adaptable and lovely to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Roanne to others.
NICOLA (Mt Wellington North Island, Mar 2020 - 1 day)
Roanne was able to help us out on such short notice in looking after our little cat. A lovely person, friendly and full of smiles, she looked after both our home and furchild Emerald without any hassles. We will definitely use Roanne again, and will most certainly recommend her services.
CANDICE AND JUSTIN (Albany , Apr 2019)
No rating We have now had Roanne house (and cat) sit for us twice, and highly recommend her. On both occasions we returned to a clean and tidy house - and just as important - a happy cat.
JOH (St Heliers , Jan 2018)
No rating Roanne house sat for us over a weekend in June and then for nearly a month over July and August, looking after our cat. We were very lucky to have her stay, she looked after the house and our cat very well and has always been very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend her.
SHANNON (Kingsland , Jun 2017)
No rating Roanne was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend her. She is warm, friendly and trustworthy. I received updates, and came back to my home as I left it, with a few bonuses in the fridge. It shows that Roanne is an experienced sitter.
CARO (Herne Bay , Jan 2017)
No rating Roanne looked after my Ponsonby apartment for over a month and took care of my 12 year old Burmese cat Jeremy. Roanne sent me an update a few days in to let me know everything was going well & Jeremy was happy. That was great to hear. Jeremy had a couple of little toileting accidents and vomited once during the stay which can happen with him - Roanne handled all of this really well. When I arrived home the place was spotlessly clean & shiny and Jeremy was happy & relaxed. Thoughtfully, ... MORE
CAROLINE (Ponsonby , Sep 2016)
No rating We couldn't have asked for a better house and cat sitter than Roanne. I met her before our trip and felt very comfortable with her and confident that she would take care of our place like it was her own. She took great care of our cat who needed daily eye drops and a visit to the vet when her eye infection flared up. She kept in touch with us about our cat and when we returned home we were welcomed by a clean and tidy house. I can't recommend Roanne enough and we will certainly request her in ... MORE
KAREN (Kingsland , Aug 2016)
No rating Roanne kindly took care of our place and our cat with no fuss at all. Made it very easy for us while we were away overseas and took a weight off our minds knowing things were left with a very capable, confident and reassuring housesitter. The place was spotless on our return, and our cat very happy! Roanne, you're a star and would have you back in a flash when we next need someone. Thanks!
SARAH (St Johns , Mar 2016)
No rating Roanne did a brilliant job looking after our house and more importantly, little cat. She was super easy to deal with and gave us updates during our time away so we knew everything was okay :) Our cat was totally fine upon our return so we are really pleased we chose Roanne and she chose us for his house sit. Would definitely use again! Cheers.
LEWIS (Beach Haven , Mar 2016)
No rating Couldn't have been happier with Roanne as my house and cat sitter. Came home to two happy contented cats and a spotless house. Liked the way Roanne asked questions to clarify things from the start, gave me confidence that she respected my home and would be taking good care of everything while I was away. Would definitely welcome her back again and highly recommend her to others. Jill
JILL (Te Atatu South , Feb 2016)
No rating From the moment I met Roanne I knew she was the right housesitter for us. Everything was easy and effortless. Throughout her sit Roanne kept us updated on how our pets were doing and kept our minds at ease regarding some stormy weather that was happening in Auckland. We came home to a clean, tidy house with a very content cat. I highly recommend Roanne for any housesitting assignment! You will not be disappointed. Thanks Roanne. :)
KSENIJA (Beach Haven North Island, Dec 2015 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Roanne did a good job sitting our house. Everything was as it should be on our return. Best of all she kept the house safe. The cats were totally spoilt! Thanks Roanne. Neck Teo
NECK (19 Oban Rd Tauranga, Aug 2015)
No rating We were very fortunate to have Roanne as a housesitter for our cat while we were away. She is caring, responsible, organized, neat and extremely reliable. Roanne sent us regular updates on how our cat was doing, took wonderful care of her and even left us some fresh fruit from a friend's farm. We would love for Roanne to come and stay again and have no hesitation in recommending her as a fantastic sitter.
NIDHI & OLIVER (Mt Eden, Auckland, Aug 2015)
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