Welcome to New Zealand's leading Housesit service



How Homesit works, pricing and online booking.

Having a responsible Homesit house sitter looking after your home and much-loved pets is the next best thing to being there yourself.  Homesit gives you peace of mind when you need to be away from home. Our sitters love animals and are reliable, trustworthy and honest, kind and capable.

We are proud of our 27+ years of experience as New Zealand’s first professional house sitting service and of the wonderful service our clients enjoy.  Many of our clients have been with us for years and we have a very high level of repeat bookings from satisfied clients.

House sitters provide you with a much cheaper alternative to kennels or catteries.  Plus not only can you can leave your pets in their own familiar, stress-free environment and routines with tons of care and attention, but you also get a live-in security person and someone to water your garden and clear the mail. With a Homesit sitter, life at your place will largely continue as usual and prospective intruders or burglars won't have any idea you're away.

Once we have established your particular requirements for your home and pets, we recommend and introduce a sitter who is best for your situation. You don’t have to be deluged by email or phone applications from prospective sitters or worry about checking their references and police clearance – we do it all for you in advance.

  1. After our introduction, you will decide on the sitter's duties, agreeing these with them in advance.
  2. Our sitters will follow your instructions carefully, walk your dog regularly, administer any medication and look after your pets capably and affectionately.
  3. We provide a comprehensive Checklist for you to write down your requirements and give to your sitter.
  4. Contracts signed by both you and your sitter to clarify their responsibilities and prevent any misunderstandings.

To request a sitter or daily visitor, please click on this link

Homesit rates do vary in some of our cities and regions.  Please check local rates with the Branch manager for your area

Live-in Homesit Prices



One Dog


additional Dogs


One Cat


additional Cats


One Dog & One Cat combination


additional Dogs


additional Cats


Other Pets


Homesit only - No Pets


Minimum fee

Usually $200 (check with your local branch)

All prices are GST exclusive

Days are calculated as being the day a Sitter moves in and the day the Sitter moves  out as well as all those days in between regardless of the time of day that they take up  and or give up their role.

After making a booking, you will be asked to pay an advance Deposit of $100. This is not a fee, just a deposit and is simply deducted from your full invoice. Please note this is fully refundable if we can’t find a Homesit sitter for you, as set out in our Terms and Conditions.


Book Online

You can book all your Homesit house sit requests with us online.

To request a sitter or daily visitor, please click on this link

click here for more information, visit our FAQ page

click on this link to contact us

click here to find phone and email contact details for your local manager on our North Island Branches page

click here to find phone and email contact details for your local manager on our South Island Branches page

You can also request Sitters for multiple dates as well as updating your own data. Just log on with your email address and password! If you have not received your log on details just contact your Branch manager and they will help you.

At Homesit we are proud of the wonderful service our clients enjoy. We know there's lots of different home care services out there, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for!  There are unfortunately many horror stories circulating from homeowners who have tried the so-called free services.

These include:

- being let down by a no-show sitter at the last minute

- learning that the sitter invited other people to stay with them, without informing the owner

- inadequate pet care

- coming back to find the sitter didn't clean up properly before leaving

- returning home to signs of P lab operations in the home.

Avoid disappointment and  book as early as you possibly can.

Find us on Social Media

Homesit is also active on social media sharing news, pics, discussions on house sitting around NZ and more, so please drop in and join our community:

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