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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, None
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Waikato, Wellington   South Island: Canterbury, Nelson / Marlborough, Otago, West Coast  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 21Oct-25Oct | 27Oct-15Nov | 2022: 8Feb-1Mar | 9Mar-30Mar 2021: 20Dec-20Jan2022

Your tidy Pet & Home Guardians

76, Retired

53, Travel Planner & Garden Design Student


We are Bernie (Kiwi) & Taju (originally from Germany), a tidy and reliable couple enjoying looking after pets, homes, and gardens.

Currently, we are available for housesits in the South Island from the end of May till the beginning of November or December 2021, then we are planning to return to the North Island.

We like caring for your pets, as well as keeping and leaving your property clean and tidy. If you wish, we can send you regular updates. With us, you will be in caring hands and have more time to relax while on holiday.

Bernie has some handyman skills for small repairs and Taju likes to keep the house clean and tidy. We are non-smokers and stay fit with some mountain biking and nature walks. We respect your belongings and are happy to share some of our time with your furry friends. Bernie is retired and Taju studies online, we would normally spend half of the day and the evenings quietly at home.

To give you extra peace of mind, we can provide you with some experience and references: During the last two years, we have done five housesits for family & friends, including caring for a dog, a rabbit & some cats. In September 2020 we joined this website and since have completed five housesits, experiences that enriched our lives with joy.

Therefore. we would like to care for more homes and we look forward to finding out, what we can do for you.

Kind regards
Bernie & Taju

PS: Please feel free to check out our video (in the picture section) of our housesit with the dog Chico.

Reviews (5)
They were perfect. Left the place cleaner than it started and our dogs went into a depression when they figured out they had left and we were back. Five star all the way.
TERRY (Blenheim South Island, Jun 2021 - 9 days)
Thanks so much for your trust. Beautiful place to be at and lovely dogs to care for. We miss the two cute Noodles.
It was wonderful to have Bernard and Taju in our home taking such great care if our dogs and our home. When we got home the dogs were calm and settled and our house immaculate. Our grateful thanks.
LINDA (Pukete North Island, Apr 2021 - 1 week)
Lovely home, great location, well behaved and adorable dogs, a pleasure to look after them. Thank you Linda & Gary to trust us to look after Molly & Cody.
Lovely to come home to a spotless, tidy house. Bernard and Taju did a great job caring for our chickens and birds. Highly recommended.
BRETT (Rukuhia North Island, Mar 2021 - 2 weeks)
Thank you for the opportunity to look after all these different kinds of birds. We enjoyed staying in your spacious place.
Bernard and Taju put us at ease from the minute we met them. They are warm, friendly people - clear communicators and easy to talk to. They took extra special care of our small Pomeranian chihuaha Coco as it was the first time we had left her with others. I felt we built a trusting relationship in a short time I would highly recommend them.
LESLEY (Nelson South Island, Jan 2021 - 1o days)
Dear Lesley, Matt & Coco! Thank you so much for the lovely review and the wonderful opportunity to meet you all. It was a pleasure to look after Coco and your property. Look forward to seeing you all again! Kind regards Bernard and Taju
We couldn't have asked for better sitters for our two indoor Cornish Rex cats over the Christmas & NY break! Bernard & Taju looked after them as if they were their own and we got regular photos and updates on what our babies were up to. This helped so much as we miss them dearly when we are away. They mowed the lawns and left the house cleaner that they found it which was a lovely surprise to come home to! Would recommend them 110% and would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you Bernard & ... MORE
ZOE (Christchurch South Island, Dec 2020 - 18 days)
Thank you Zoe & Tobi for your trust. We love Evie & Archie and miss them a lot.
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