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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, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL   South Island: Nelson / Marlborough  

Vanessa and Richie

40, HR

38, IT

We are Vanessa and Richard, a responsible non-smoking couple who have no children, and work in HR and IT.

We spent 3 months house sitting in Europe where we took care of dogs and cats in Luxembourg, England and Portugal. We are currently in the USA on our 2nd of 4 house sits and return to New Zealand in mid December. We can provide references for these house sits which were through another site. We also have a website

We were raised in New Zealand around cats and dogs, and have experience house sitting dogs, cats and chickens. Vanessa grew up in a city household with cats while Richard spent his childhood in the country around dogs. He grew up in an environmentally conscious family, and once worked as landscaper at an eco-resort, and built his own motorhome. We both have experience as house sitters in New Zealand..

We are currently working from home on our own online business. Between us we have traveled to over 30 countries and can't wait to see more. Vanessa enjoys yoga and taking part in activities to raise money for charities as part of a volunteer group, while Richie likes hiking and sailing in his spare time.

Reviews (6)
Couldn't be more happy with these awesome people! Completely at ease immediately, massive dog fan which is exactly what I love! My dog is everything and they went so above and beyond with interaction....only two days stay but washed linen etc really the best house sitters I could of asked for
KAYLA (Bahrs Scrub QLD, Sep 2019 - 2 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Fabulous couple, from the moment we had our first chat on WhatsApp I had a great feeling about them - these are good people. I can highly recommend Vanessa and Richard. We were happy to have a wonderful holiday for 3 and a half weeks - all the while getting wonderful updates from Vanessa and Richard - these included videos of the dogs going on wonderful walks, detailed messages of the dogs' characters and how much Vanessa and Richard were enjoying the animals. I felt really secure in the ... MORE
ALISON (Mangawhai Heads North Island, Jul 2019 - 3 weeks)
Vanessa and Richard did an excellent job caring for Molly and Mac and looking after our home over the 4 weeks. We received regular reports photos and videos on Molly and Mac.and knew they were in extremely good care ( and having a good time going to their favourite parks and beaches). Vanessa and Richard are also very good communicators and kept us fully informed re any concerns they may have had about the dogs or the house eg. a leaky pipe. We (along with Molly and Mac) would highly ... MORE
ANDREA (Khandallah North Island, May 2019 - 4 weeks)
Vanessa and Richard are AMAZING housesitters. We came home to a happy and healthy dog and spotlessly clean home. Lots of lovely updates while we were away too - a really lovely touch. A fantastic couple we can't rate or recommend highly enough!
JENNY (Porirua East North Island, Apr 2019 - 3 weeks)
Vanessa and Richard are just absolutely amazing ! Not only were they super easy going and willing to meet with us before we confirmed. But they took amazing care of our two dogs and left the house in an amazing state! They are super responsible and kept in touch over the weekend to let us know how it was going :) our two big dogs were obviously exhausted and super happy from the adventures they had with them! We would more than recommend them and wouldn't hesitate on trying to get them back the ... MORE
FREYA (Karori North Island, Feb 2019 - 3 days)
I cannot gush about Vanessa and Richard enough. We left our house and animals in quite obviously the best care. Great communication throughout, an immaculately clean and tidy house on return and the happiest animals. Thank you so much again. I hope we strike it lucky to be able to have you back sometime.
MICAELA (Carterton North Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
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