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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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • South Island: Otago - Dunedin
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 27Jan-31Dec
  • On a house-sit right now

Trusted and Doting Carer

32, Ecologist


My name is Melanie, I am in my early thirties and I have lived in Dunedin for six years. I work as an ecologist for a consultancy firm in Dunedin. My work involves providing advice and technical services to a range of clients such as private individuals, companies and local authorities. I specialise in freshwater ecology and undertake water quality measurements, invertebrate sampling and fish surveys. I am interested in house sitting as I enjoy looking after animals and I am not currently able to have any of my own.

In my spare time I enjoy getting out and about around Otago, going for walks along the beach and exploring walking trails. If you have a dog who loves walking it would be my pleasure to take them along. I also love dancing and I am part of Salsa Club Dunedin. I have learned many styles of Latin American dance.

I have undertaken a number of pet sitting jobs in Dunedin while I was a student and I have looked after cats, dogs and rabbits (see photos of some of the pets I have looked after). I am a non-smoker and I have my own transport.

A homeowner can trust that I will treat their house and animals with care and respect. I appreciate any concerns a homeowner may have with using a house sitter and I would do my utmost to provide good communication and reassurance.

References are available on request.

Thanks for your trust.

Reviews (4)
Really loved having Melanie looking after our little dog and minding our house. Can recommend with pleasure. Come again Melanie we will love you minding our house.
JOAN (Roslyn South Island, Aug 2019 - 3 days)
Thanks for sitting for us Melanie- you made the process really easy with quick communication, your visit before we left, keeping us updated throughout the sit and really looking after Kanuk well. Much appreciated
ZOE (Dunedin , Nov 2019 - 5 days)
No rating Melanie cared for our home and our cat and chooks while we were away for 3 1/2 weeks, this was most appreciated. Heather and Mike
HEATHER (Helensburgh South Island, Oct 2019 - 3 1/2 weeks)
Melanie took good care of the dog and the house whilst I was away for a month.
DAMIEN (Kew South Island, Aug 2019 - 5 weeks)
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