Our clients and house sitters tell us about their experiences with Homesit.

Shay was awesome! Pretty sure my house was cleaner than when I left and Toes the cat was a happy wee man.
I go away again in August, so will definitely keep Shay in mind!   Thank you so much for all of your wonderful help as well.
Megan H, Wellington, 2016


Homesit organised an excellent gentleman to stay in our house and look after it and our dog for eight weeks this year and we couldn’t have been happier with this arrangement. Not only was the house extra neat and tidy but the dog was a happy fellow, as though we had never been away.

There were goodies in the fridge and flowers in the vases and even the outside deck looked as though it had had a spring clean. It was lovely to come home to. I can’t praise this Sitter enough as he is kind and considerate and he kept in touch with us the whole time.

Total peace of mind is how I would describe this experience. If we ever go away for this length of time again we hope he will come and sit for us as we would have great difficulty finding anyone better. Glynne & Max, 2016


We recently had to find a house sitter to look after our house and two very spoilt Siamese cats while we travelled to Australia for our son’s wedding.  It was the first time that we had used a house sitting service and we were really a bit nervous about the whole thing and didn’t know what to expect.

Thankfully Homesit were recommended to us by friends and we couldn’t have been happier with the experience from go to whoa. Teri was great from first email contact and came to the house to have a chat and get a feel for who we were and what our needs were.

From there she recommended a couple of sitters and we chose Sheri to have an interview/chat with her.  We were very happy with her personality, maturity, approach and professionalism, she came with good references and was an obvious choice for our house sit.  Once we had decided, Teri was great in sorting out all the logistics.

Whilst we were away Sheri sent us updates and pics of our cats which was very reassuring.  On returning home from our 8 days away, the house was spotless, we had two very happy cats and some lovely Daffodils on the bench.

All in all, it was a great experience and we couldn’t recommend the team at Homesit any higher. Regards, John & Angie, 2016.

Hi Bill

Just a quick email to say thanks for the wonderful service provided by Homesit.  Liz is an angel, the house is immaculate, the dogs are so happy, and Miranda is better behaved than when we left her.  I can't believe that I spent time worrying about them as they were obviously being loved in the same way that we love them. We couldn't have asked for more.  Hopefully when we go away again, Liz will be available to look after them.

Carol, Meadowbank.


"Thank you so much, Bill was fantastic and all went well. We will definitely be using you guys again." Kirsty V. Westmere, 2015


... It's an onerous responsibility [Home Sitting] but quite clearly with careful screening and attention to detail the flood of testimonials from contented travellers tells it all  and we're happy to be amongst that group.

Bob Kerridge - Chief Executive of SPCA Auckland

A big thank-you to you and Charlotte. It was lovely to get home to a healthy, happy cat, a warm house and a pot of soup on the stove. Charlotte was a real star.
Linda, Northpark Avenue, 2014

We have had two amazing homesitters through Homesit and are looking forward to another two later this year. Our Bombay cat is a breed that needs lots of companionship and stimulation.   The homesitters did a fabulous job looking after her.  She is so relaxed and happy when we come home and the house is very well cared for.  It was wonderful to have that reassurance while we're away that all is well at home - emails and photos of what's happening (mostly lap napping) are lovely updates to receive. Cheers Di, Herne Bay. May 2014


Judy was great, a real treasure, and we all loved her immensely. Lovely welcome when we got home, and Tui and Ninja and hens looked like they hardly missed us. Thank you for organizing our home sitter for us Blair, it really has been fantastic. Elyse, Christchurch.

A huge thank you for looking after our animals while we were away last time and the lovely note you left us. It was such a pleasure going away and not worrying and knowing the animals were in such good care.
Carmen, Rolleston.

When Homesit introduced me to Marie, I knew immediately that she would be the perfect person to look after my house and 3 cats. Marie and I kept in touch by e-mail but I had total peace of mind that everything was fine at home. Arriving back early in the morning after a 15 hour flight from the U.S. it was so nice to be welcomed by Marie and my well groomed cats and to move back in to a very tidy house and garden! Everything is so tidy that I wonít need to worry about housekeeping for a little while! During Guy Fawkes week my letterbox had been ìremovedî and Marie kindly reported the theft to the Police and then made arrangements with the local mail centre to hold my mail until my return. Expecting important mail, that was much appreciated. I hope that Marie is free the next time I travel!
Penny Hunt

Just a note to say thank you very much for arranging the services of Peter and Rosemary as our Homesitters during our recent trip to the UK. Both our animals look healthier and happier than I have ever seen them. The house is spotless, the lawns mowed and the garden weeded. What a wonderful end to a great holiday.

Sharan and George McNaughton

A big thank-you to you and Charlotte. It was lovely to get home to a healthy, happy cat, a warm house and a pot of soup on the stove. Charlotte was a real star.
Linda, (Northpark Avenue)

John was great, and Mungo was extremely relaxed when I got back. John had even tidied up the garage, which was well beyond the call of duty : I'm glad he enjoyed himself.
Fiona Seiffert

Margaret  looked after Harriett (our old, but very much loved cat) really well. She was thoughtful, tidy and very considerate. Harriett tends to fret when we are away, as she is thoroughly spoiled by my husband and myself. I would not hesitate to use Margaret again at any stage.

It was with great delight that I came home from my holidays to an immaculate house and garden with home-made biscuits and a quiche awaiting me. I can not speak highly enough of Judy and Owen and also the support I have received from you at Homesit Christchurch. Many thanks for all your assistance.


Our recent experience using the services of Homesit Christchurch was 100% fantastic! Our home was left in an immaculate condition, our gardens were flourishing and our animals were happy and calm having been left in their own environment. I will not be contemplating kennels and chaos in future - Homesit Christchurch is definitely my choice for the future.
Kate Wow

...what a wonderful service!! You guys are just great! Wish I had discovered you ages ago! I returned from two weeks away to find my grass nice and green, my garden not only still alive, but flourishing and the cats looking fed and watered. It's so nice to be able to go away and have peace of mind when it comes to leaving your property and knowing that it's in good hands and being looked after with such thorough care. It was also nice to be able to e-mail you when I was away, just to make sure all was well, and thanks for e-mailing me back so promptly. I highly recommend your services to anyone who needs Homesit in Christchurch.
Leanne Karen

was fabulous and everything was extremely satisfactory. It was wonderful to holiday and know that everything was being so well cared for. Thanks very much for providing such a great service.

Wow..what a wonderful service! Wish I’d discovered you ages ago. I returned from two weeks away to find my garden flourishing and the cats well fed and watered. It’s so nice to have peace of mind know my property is in good hands – and to be able to email you when I’m away.
Leanne, Christchurch