Your Friendly Sitter
56, Admin Manager / Client Liaison
Your home will be looked after with the utmost care and respect, as will your much-loved pet/s; with the goal being to ensure they're not stressed or anxious whilst you need to be elsewhere. Their needs take priority and should do too.
I particularly love cats, especially the inquisitive ones with heaps of personality and character but also love the delicate ones who need special one-on-one time to feel reassured in your absence, along with those who have clocked up a few years and need to be respected, loved, and given time to simply be.
I like small dogs with bold personalities and also appreciate the character and energy of larger ones. The very mature dogs, or those with special requirements, are treasures to be respected and allowed to keep their own pace in life, whatever that may be.
I am more of a homebody and enjoy quiet times. This allows me great flexibility to be on-hand for pets and their home-based routines. I am very house proud, honest and reliable.
I currently work for a not-for-profit organisation in the social service sector and am based in the Bay of Plenty region. I am typically only away from home base for a few hours during weekdays with a large proportion of my work being flexible and therefore allowing me to work remotely via the internet at home. I don't work on weekends and enjoy chilling out at home. I'm typically in most evenings by choice.
If I apply for your housesit and you don't live in the bay region it will because I am able, and wishing to take annual leave and be available for your pet/s and your home during the time period you have stated in your house sitter request and have a break away from my home base.
If your house sit is one of these, or even a local area sit, it would be very much appreciated if the house sit was booked 'as soon as possible' to allow me to make the suitable arrangements for accommodation either side of your house sit dates so as to arrive when you need me, especially if you require me during statutory holidays. (Many thanks in advance for this consideration).
Due to me living in the Bay it might not be possible to meet you in person prior to a house sit if you are out of the region but I am more than happy to Skype/Zoom/etc at a convenient time for you & your pets (yes, some pets are most inquisitive when it comes to technology and love to join the session - super cute too!). Or, simply chatting on the phone is welcome too (happy to meet the expense of the call if required).
In saying so, traveling a few hours out of town on a weekend to meet you prior to a house sit is certainly doable, again, happy to work with what suits you and your pets, so please just ask me if you're unsure and we can look into options.
I look forward to talking with you with the possibility of exploring the location you and your pets lovingly call 'home'.
Thanks for reading my profile and hope to hear from you soon.
Here are a few referees from alternative websites/direct referrals:
"Juanita has been a pleasure to work with from the beginning. She takes a lot of pride in looking after your home and your pets. I would certainly highly recommend Juanita and wish her all the best in her future house sits."
Jan (Matua, Tauranga)
"Juanita was amazing. Extremely trustworthy and left our house spotless. She even had fresh milk in the fridge when we returned!! Juanita took great care of our pets, even though they can be challenging at the best of times. Very highly recommended, and will definitely use her in the future."
Nathan & Claire (Welcome Bay, Tauranga)
"Juanita is a truly lovely person, and we felt completely at ease with her as soon as we met her. Our cat Ziggy fell in love with her straight away, and the two of them had a lovely 3 weeks together while we were away. We came home to a spotless house; well looked after gardens; and a happy and contented cat. We have absolutely NO hesitation whatsoever in recommending Juanita as a house sitter and animal carer."
Lynda (Ohauiti, Tauranga)
"Juanita did a wonderful job at looking after our cats Henry and Charlie and caring for our house. We came home to find two very happy cats, a spotless tidy home and lovely touches with flowers in vases. I would recommend Juanita to anyone needing a responsible and caring house/pet sitter."
Anna-Claudine (Waiuku, Auckland)
"Juanita is an excellent housesitter. She is helpful and efficient and easy to get along with. She kept us up-to-date with weekly emails. I think our cat misses her. Our house was tidy and sparkling clean on our return and everything was in its right place. Juanita has my unreserved recommendation and I hope to be able to ask her to look after our home and our precious cat friend in the future."
Nikki & Terry (Omokoroa Beach, Tauranga)
"Juanita was our house sitter for one week looking after our demanding/needy and very social cat. Our first Skype meeting with her made us feel she would the ideal person to look after our home and cat. We felt we could go away on holiday knowing everything would be well looked after and taken care of. She is a wonderful person who we got on well with from the outset. Our first impressions were correct and we arrived home to a beautifully clean house, fresh flowers and a very happy contented cat which we never had before. We can highly recommend Juanita especially if you have a cat which requires more attention. She communicated well with us, as to what was needed, was very punctual and caring. We would have her back in a heartbeat."