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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL  
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  • 2020: 21Feb-7Mar | 23Mar-30Mar | 5Jun-28Jul | 1Aug-7Sep | 24Sep-27Oct 2020: 1Apr-30Apr
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Steve and Lacharna

66, Retired, Dog Groomer

67, Retired

We are a retired Australian couple in our mid 60's currently living in Thames NZ.
Both of us love travelling round seeing new places and meeting new people.
Non smokers/drinkers.

I grew up on a sheep farm on the New England Tablelands of NSW, My husband Steve is from the UK.

I/ we have had dogs( including 2 show dogs a (Gordon Setter and Hungarian Vizsla) most of our lives, I also had a horse in my younger days, cats, chickens, etc.

Steve is allergic to long hair cats ( Persian, Ragdoll etc) but short hair ones or a little bit longer are fine.

We have looked after family and friends animals in the past, we have always had dogs and lots of other pets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, kids had pet rats at one stage, etc.

Photo's are from some of our sits.

We don't mine either country or town sitting.

Reviews (16)
No rating Lacharna and Steve were excellent farmsitters and they coped with unexpected lambings as well as anyone could. In fact without them little Charlie and orphan Annie would not be alive. Our neighbours also rated them very highly and we would welcome them back any time. Thanks so much.
MAUREEN (Paengaroa, Te Puke North Island, Sep 2018 - 4 weeks)
Thanks to Lacharna and Steve for taking such great care of our animals and home while we were away. Great communication, house clean and tidy and animals were all very happy. Highly recommend.
KIRSTY (Bombay , Feb 2020 - 5 days)
Our property is not the easiest to look after but Lacharna and Steve did a great job and we appreciate all their efforts. After meeting them, we never worried about home and when we walked into the house after five weeks overseas we found everything just as it should be.
JUDITH (Maraekakaho , May 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
lacharna and steve house sat for us this year and they were great. when we came home our house and dog looked so good .and we would have no hesitation in asking them to house sit for us againwe cant praise them enough for what they did for us thank you both.
ANTHONY AND GLORIA (Mount Maungauni North Island, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks)
How wonderful to come home from being away 4 weeks and find everything in ship shape order. The kids (alias Cleo, Boy and Smokey) well cared for and happy. Feel very lucky to have had such lovely people look after everything. Thank you both.
WAYNE & HILARY (Kerikeri 0295 , Mar 2019)
Lacharna and Steve were wonderful sitters, and my boys all looked very happy when I got home. Parts of my house seemed cleaner than when I went away, Thanks for much for that, and for putting the trolley together. Totally recommended sitters.
FIONA (Tokoroa North Island, Jan 2019 - 5 days)
No rating Steve and Lacharna did an exellent house sit looking after our four dogs. When we returned, the house was very clean and tidy, complete with a freshly picked bunch of flowers from the garden! The dogs looked happy. This was our first use of Kiwi House Sitters. Steve and Lacharna made it a positive experience. We'll definitely have them back.
PETER AND SHARON (Glenbrook/Waiuku North Island, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Lacharna and Steve have left our house and property absolutely lovely to come home to. Flowers and chocolates to really add that special touch. And the animals were obviously well looked after and spoilt. Lacharna even knitted Bex our miniature schnauzer two lovely woolie jerseys. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this lovely couple.
BETH AND IAN (awakeri North Island, Jun 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Steve and Lacharna thank you both for taking great care of our two pets. They both look amazing especially Biddi. She looks to be in perfect condition and so happy, silky and soft. Pinkle greeted us, happy to have us back but she wasn't her usual 'demanding affection' self on our return after even a short spell away. We see that as a sign that she has had lots of attention and affection and she is a happy cat. That's all we could ask for and we are grateful for all you have done for them. Also ... MORE
ANNEMIEKE AND KEVIN (CAMBRIDGE North Island, May 2018 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating Lacharna and Steve are a lovely couple who looked after our dog so well. They left our house in such a neat and tidy state that we were so impressed with. They kept in touch while we were on holiday. Highly recommended and we'll definitely be in touch for the next house sit,
MANOJ (Flat Bush , Apr 2018)
No rating We were glad to have Steve and Lacharna look after our house, dogs, chooks, ducks and sheep while we were away for two weeks. They have a calm no fuss manner which was nice to deal with and the house was cleaner when we got home than when we left. They also sent us a couple of pictures of the dogs while we were away which helped a lot when we were missing them!
LIAM & REBECCA (Matakana North Island, Mar 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Steve and Lacharna did a great job of looking after our 3 dogs, 2 donkeys and 20 sheep while we were away for 8 days - the house was left tidy and plants had been watered. Dogs were beautifully groomed and seemed very happy - thanks so much for looking after all our animals!
DIANE (Tawa , Dec 2017)
No rating We highly recommend Lacharna and Steve to look after your home and pets. From the moment of booking, they kept in contact and responded quickly to messages prior to starting the sit and it was a pleasure to meet them on their arrival. Very friendly down to earth couple, we knew our pets were in capable caring hands. We came home to a happy dog and a tidy house. Thank you Lacharna and Steve. Much appreciated.
MICHELLE (Pakuranga North Island, Dec 2017 - 4 days)
No rating Would recommend these lovely people. The house was immaculate upon our return and they took great care of our birds.
BEV (Tauranga , Sep 2017)
No rating Lacharna and Steve were great with the animals and the apartment was spotless when we came home.
SIMON (Pyes Pa , Aug 2017)
No rating Really easy and we had a wonderful trip away with the knowledge our dogs were happy and well cared for. Thanks so much
LEANNE (Inglewood North Island, Apr 2017 - 1 week)
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