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Kiwi House Sitters

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Silver (12mths)
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: Canterbury - Christchurch
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 8Apr-15Apr | 16Apr-23Apr
  • On a house-sit right now


40, Programme Facilitator

Kia ora!

With over 10 years of home and pet care experience, I come to you all the way from Portland, OR, USA! I began my Aotearoa adventure in January 2019 as a Graduate student at University of Canterbury. As a former home and pet owner myself, I understand how important it is to be able to trust the care of your home and fur-babies to someone. I don't take that for granted.

My hope is to build rapport with both you and your animals so that your time away from home is as restful and enjoyable as possible -- for everyone! I am confident that I will be able to provide the kind of care and service that you will be more than satisfied with. I have previously worked with numerous clients through Rover and Kiwi Housesitters caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, calves, fish, guinea pigs, and big pigs too! I am an equestrian and currently volunteer with Riding for the Disabled. I'm happy to provide additional references upon request.

Have special needs? If you are able to provide the training, I'm happy to provide care within my skill sets. I am experienced with medication administration and insulin injections. Missing your furry friend? I will be sending you plenty of photos. Let's meet up and see if it's a match!

Reviews (6)
Heather responded to our call for an "urgent" sitter as the arrangements made for Blossom (spoodle) had fallen through. A big "thank you" for such a prompt response which worked out well for both parties. Heather maintained great communication throughout the entire process. We arrived home to find Blos well cared for, home clean & tidy and a fabulous rhubarb compote in the fridge; together with ice-cream! Thanks you! Heather also gardened for us whilst here and watered the vegie plot, ... MORE
JAN (Christchurch 7678 , Jan 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Heather looked after our 14 year old senior cat really well. Our cat requires insulin injections and a bit of tlc. Heather did a fab job. I highly recommend Heather as a housesitter.
TAHIA (Mount Cook North Island, Dec 2019 - 3 weeks)
Heather was great looking after our old dog Travis, he was very happy when we came back. She sent us lots of photos and messages which was great to have peace of mind as to how Travis was going. Thank you Heather for being such a great carer for Travis!
MARGARITA (Edgeware South Island, Sep 2019 - 4 weeks)
Heather did a great job caring for our home and pets while we were away. The house was left tidy and animals content on our return. Happy to reccomend to others
MICHAEL (Sovereign Lakes South Island, Aug 2019 - 4 weeks)
I have had Heather housesitting for me from the 5th July to the 1st August 2019. This is a housesitting job with lots to do as I live on land and have a variety of animals. I have 4 dogs (Great Dane, red setter, and 2 border collies) they required walking twice daily and they all have different feed requirements. Heather also had to administer medication to the Great Dane daily. I also have approx. 45 chickens, 9 ducks and quails, and 2 cats. Heather did a fantastic job, she kept in ... MORE
JACQUI (Teddington South Island, Jul 2019 - 4 weeks 2 days)
Heather looked after our house and some indoor and outdoor pot plants. Everything was in excellent shape when we arrived home. There were issues with mice; Heather kept us informed and we decided on a plan, which she promptly carried out. Issues over. She kept in touch now and again while we were travelling, with news of Chch. She is such a friendly, cheerful person. We really enjoyed getting to know her. We would recommend her highly to anyone who wants a trustworthy, reliable house ... MORE
PEG (Christchurch South Island, Apr 2019 - 2 months)
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