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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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki, Waikato  
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  • 2020: 25Mar-10Apr | 25Mar-10Apr 2020: 6Mar-8Mar | 4Jul-25Jul

Willing & Able

69, Retired

I grew up on a lifestyle block in Taranaki. We had a house cow, which I milk after school. We also had chooks, ducks, a goat, dog & cat, occasional calf, and had a horse for a short while. I have always loved animals, and quite comfortable in a pair of gum boots should the need arise.
After marrying we moved to Hastings. I was convinced we had an invisible sign on our gate that said all pets welcome, Stray cats (and one time a Golden Lab) would just turn up at our door....much to the delight of my 3 daughters.
Over the years we had dogs, puppy's, rescue cats, rescue dog, rescue lamb, and even a rescue foal all in our suburban back yard :)

After finding my self on my own, I decided I needed a companion, and fell in love with a Bishone whom I named Bonita. She was my special very best friend and companion for 14yrs.....sadly she has gone where all our precious fur babys go.... Gone but never forgotten :)

My circumstances are such, that I am unable to have a pet of my own where I'm living, but as I'm now retired, I'm free to come and go at leasure.

I am honest, reliable and a none smoker.

If you think I would be a suitable fit, I would take great delight in caring for your fur baby's while you go off on life's adventures for R&R. :):)

Kind regards


P.S. Im house sitting for a gorgious little fur baby from 16th Sep to 15th Nov .........2 months 4 days.
I'm available anytime after those dates :)

Reviews (4)
Barb is a great and reliable sitter. She communicated well with us and kept the house in an immaculate condition. Our dog loved Barb and was excited to see her coming again. We fully trust Barb and hope that she could sit for us again in the future.
JAN (Hamilton North Island, Dec 2019 - 6 days)
It was great to have Barb house sit for us. She was so accommodating to us when we requested to add in a third dog to be cared for, she was great to communicate with, and while we were away she kindly sent us messages and photos to show the dogs were all good and well. When we came home, the house was lovely and clean. And the dogs were very happy and obviously enjoyed being with Barb as they were trying to go home with her. We really appreciate your housesit Barb, thanks so much!
TEMIKA (Hamilton North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Barb was a fabulous caring lovely lady who cared for Bella so well, Bella was happy and really took to Barb, I didn't worry at all about Bella while I was away, Barb kept me informed with regular updates and photos, it really put my mind at rest. she also looked after my home so well, it was spotless, even washing the sheets on the bed before I arrived back, I would have no hesitation in recommending Barb 100% for sitting, Animal caring, I will definitely be contacting Barb again in the future ... MORE
GENE (Napier CBD, Napier North Island, Dec 2019 - 4 days)
Barb was a fantastic house sitter. She came to our rescue at short notice when our house sitter decided she couldn't come. Barb took great care of our chickens, ducks and pony. She communicated well throughout, kept us up to date and told us of problems that arose. House was left beautifully with fresh flowers from the garden. I had no worries about her managing our lifestyle block whilst we were away. I would definitely recommend her and we would have her back if we could.
RICHARD AND REBEKAH (Taihape Road , Sep 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
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