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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Bay of Plenty (Tauranga), Hawke's Bay (Hastings, Napier), Northland   South Island: Canterbury (Ashburton, Christchurch), Nelson / Marlborough, Otago (Central Otago, Clutha, Dunedin, Queenstown Lakes)  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 25Apr-31May | 4Jun-29Jun | 4Jul-31Oct
  • On a house-sit right now

The dream team !!

69, Business owner

71, Barrister

Peter and I are in our late sixties
We are originally from South Africa. We are non smokers. We have completed a number of house sits, and are able to furnish references and contact details of families who we have assisted. We are both extremely houseproud and have high standards. Our extensive travel experiences have allowed us to adapt to most circumstances. We are a fun loving couple with a zest for life.
We enjoy change, and have now reached the stage in our lives where our personal responsibilities have lessened. We both love traveling and are fond of animals.We no longer have any pets of our own as due to our personal circumstances.
We are an enthusiastic and responsible couple.Peter is a semi retired barrister. He works remotely as well as spending time writing an extensive vocational training book for the legal profession. We are therefore able to spend much time at home.I previously ran a small home maintenance and renovation business. I am also a keen gardener and have on numerous occasions opened my garden for charity days. I have owned many Persian cats and in days gone by I was small breeder of both Chinchilla and Himalayan Persians. I understand the language of the furry's !!!!!!!!!! We have undertaken a number of varied assignments which have included all sorts of breeds. King Charles spaniels, springers, poodles, westies, and shitzu's amongst others. Our other interests, include wine, which we have studied extensively and on occasions forms part of our travels. Pete is also a golfer of long standing. Walking and exploring forms part of our daily ritual.........we love the outdoors and enjoy the exercise and fresh air. We would love to assist like minded people with similar value systems. If you feel that we could be that match made in heaven, we would love to hear from you.

Reviews (11)
No rating We would like to keep Wendy and Peter to ourselves. They are the best housekeepers, pet sitters and our home was immaculate inside and out. Lovely friendly responsible couple
GERALDINE (Mangawhai Heads , Apr 2018)
Wendy and Peter were amazing! It was so lovely meeting them initially and I instantly felt comfortable leaving Jimi, Harley and my house in their care. I came home to happy pets and a very clean and tidy house plus a gorgeous gift. I would highly recommend Wendy and Peter as very reliable, caring and trustworthy house sitters. I just hope they're keen for another adventure in Christchurch and available next time I need someone!
SERENA (Halswell South Island, Apr 2022 - 11 days)
What a fantastic house sitting experience. We were gone for six weeks and Peter and Wendy were so flexible with both the length of stay and the confusion around MIQ changes. Not only were our pets happy, our house was left clean and tidy, with some wonderful gifts. We were so pleased to have our home taken care of in this way, garden tendered and hopefully enjoyed! Wendy regularly sent pics of the pets and communicated regularly. I'm so pleased to have met them. Thank you!!!!
TONYA (Jacks Point , Feb 2022 - 6 werks)
We can highly recommend Wendy and Peter. They are absolutely lovely people and were a pleasure to meet and have housesitting for us. The house was immaculate when we got home and all of our animals were very happy. We couldn't ask for more and would be pleased if they could housesit for us again. Thank you both very much!
LEEANN (Ohauiti North Island, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks)
Thank you so much Leeann!!! Your housesit was an absolute joy. Beautiful pets with wonderful natures. Your tranquil home offered so much and we loved the experience. Would not hesitate to help the family out again.
Wendy and Peter totally lived up to our expectation. As previous reviewers indicated, they went' above and beyond' in all respects. We would encourage them to house- and pet-sit for us on future occasions without hesitation. They communicated instantly when necessary, provided loving care for our (not s0) faithful hound and left the house looking like something from an 'Ideal Home' magazine, when we returned from six weeks away. We are very grateful!
BOB (Nelson South Island, Jun 2021 - 6 weeks)
These guys are amazing. Fresh flowers, gifts of chocolates and books, immaculate house and a dog who finally gets the game of fetch. Cannot recommend highly enough and hope they want another visit to Wellington!
KELLIE (Aro Valley North Island, Mar 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
Hi Kellie, Thank you so much for your amazing words We love you guys and hope we see you again ❤️
We have just had the most amazing house sitters, who left our house in immaculate condition. I cannot explain how great Wendy and Peter were. They looked after our pets lily dog, and oscar cat above and beyond. I have no hesitation in recommending these two lovely people for any jobs they apply for, in fact grab them.
JANET (Omokoroa , Feb 2021 - 14 days)
These two beautiful people did the most AMAZING job of taking care of our pets and our home!! They went far beyond our expectations leaving flowers, chocolates and a beautiful card to thank us for having them stay in our home!! We are absolutely blown away by their generosity and appreciation of having them in our home yet they are thanking us. Would give them 100% to any future house sitting positions they are absolutely awesome!!
ADRIENNE (Greerton North Island, Dec 2019 - 15 days)
No rating I couldnt speak more highly of Wendy and Peter, they were perfect housesitters going above and beyond any expectations. We came home to happy well cared for pets and a very clean house, a fridge stocked with the basics and a vase of flowers. It made our break away relaxing to know we could totally trust our sitters. Thank you both again Wendy and Peter.
EVE (Waiheke Island North Island, Apr 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Wendy and Peter looked after our home and 7 cats while we were overseas on holiday for about 4 weeks. They treated our home and pets as though it was their own with a lot of care and love, especially caring for our 19 year old Birman with his regular medication. The cats all took to both Wendy and Pete and returned home every night for cuddles and even went for walks with them. Pete and Wendy emailed us updates weekly which was a lovely touch and meant a lot to us. Our gardens were ... MORE
GINA AND GRAHAM (Silverdale North Island, Mar 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating A truly marvelous couple. So friendly and super responsible. Our 3 dogs were on vacation too! would highly recommend them to all house proud owners!! and animal lovers. So wonderful to not stress while we were away and to come back to our home just as we left it
SHARON (Beach Haven North Island, Feb 2017 - 2 weeks 6 days)
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