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Fit and active Kiwi (New Zealand) couple looking for new pets and homes to love in 2019-20, anywhere in the world

New Zealand

Testimonials

They have 6 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – We also have good knowledge, experience, and enjoy looking after farm animals, Cows and their calves, milking goats, sheep, pigs

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 29 January 2020
Until: 1 October 2021

Occupation

Semi-retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Hi there
our names are Linda and King (Kingsley).....two warm and friendly Kiwi’s from ‘down under’...... thanks for taking time to check out our profile.
We are genuine, kind, caring, intelligent and positive.... adaptable and honest people, looking for pets and homes to love!
Don’t be put off by our age..... they call us mature and I guess we are that, but we are still young at heart with plenty of energy, fun, enthusiasm and experiences of life, to help us through the most difficult of problems, and best of times. We are independent, love traveling, finding our own way....... having a good laugh when we cant...... loving all the animals we care for, from cows to worm farms.
We don’t smoke, throw parties, nosey through your personal belongings or have any one else stay. We have a clean police record, an international drivers license with travel insurance and are happy to come to anywhere in the world that’s reasonably safe for a good long period of time and build other assignments around it. We’d love a car if one is available but often bicycles or public transports are fine or we can, and do, hire a car......failing that we walk!

Why they want to house sit

After some early travel and marriage in our late teens, bringing up children on our small farm, and a full working life building and letting houses, we were looking for something exciting to do with our later life. Pets and animals have always been a part of our lives so along with an interest in housing and travel, house and pet minding amongst local people with local customs seemed a great idea......and we love it!... having made a great many new friends in the process.

Their experience

During the past five years we have enjoyed every one of our 16 sits in far away places.......Faial in the Portuguese Azores, Mexico, Thailand, Finland, Norway, France, Spain, Portugal mainland, Australia, England, Scotland and numerous others in our own NZ.
Our list of pets, farm animals, plants, orchards, gardens and homes goes on and on....... cats, Dogs, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigs, Donkeys, Horses, Cows, Sheep, milking Goats, Pigeons, Fish and even worm farms!....... they have all been wonderful......allowing us to experience life and see places we might not otherwise have. While we are house sitting we make our own house at the seaside available to people we have sat for in the past.







What can they bring to the assignment

We take very seriously the responsibility of your pets, your home, and its security. We’ll love and care for your pets, play with them, walk with them and talk with them, get assistance to them when they are sick if we cant do it ourselves. We’ll report about their welfare weekly by email, or even daily if you wish...... it’s just part of our thing to do.
We have always owned a home and still do now have several, so we know what it is like to entrust your home to others. We are handy and capable when it comes to repairs..... are adaptable with unfamiliar equipment and will keep in touch with you about things to do with the running of the house, if that is what you wish.
Creating and caring for gardens, loving our plants, potted or not, and mowing the grass are all things we have done all our lives, so are second nature, as are keeping the house inside, clean and aired.
Please view all our MMH reviews and references here, and many more from other house sitter sites by pasting this link into your web browser

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m6lbas90pyebigb/AABPJ-wcBY1uUUYvAnJlb5aXa?dl=0

and consider us for your next pet and home carers......you wont be disappointed!
We are available face to face on either skype or face time, and look forward to meeting you.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 29 January 2020
Until: 1 October 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2013

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 6

Testimonials

Excellent sitters

King and Linda are a very friendly couple and looked after our home and croft for 2 weeks. They were very competent looking after 3 pigs, chickens ducks and our cat. They kept in touch before, during and after the sit giving us relevant information. They had to give our cat a tablet twice a day and she obviously enjoyed their company judging by a picture they sent us. Our home was clean and tidy when they left...no complaints. We can definitely recomend them.

Elizabeth, United Kingdom, 28 October, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Perfect house sitters

King and Linda were brilliant. They are very knowledgeable about animal and plant care and are equipped with common sense and a good sense of humour. They are very sensible people, you can trust them with you property and animals. They looked after our donkey that had insect bites on her ankles and and an unfortunate chicken that got partially plucked by our dogs. They also left the house spotlessly clean. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for house sitters.

Alistair , France, 25 July, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Annie and Laurie Attridge

Kingsley and Linda looked after our house and 2 dogs and a cat for 2 weeks this summer and the ‘sit’ also involved daily watering of some areas as the irrigation system was not working. Our pets were well cared for and the house was looked after very well. We would not hesitate in recommending them.

Annie, Spain, 28 June, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Exceptional Care, Honesty and Kindness

King and Linda were the most exceptional Housesitters giving care, love and attention to our home and three dogs and cat. At all times they kept us up to date as I told them I worried a little. After the first update I could totally relax and enjoy our holiday. They managed fantastically well walking all three dogs together- albeit one dog is very big and strong. He bonded immediately with King which was fantastic as he can bit a bit wary of men. Within days they had worked out the individual personalities of all four animals and it was then I knew we had found two true gems. We felt very comfortable leaving our car for them to use knowing they were intelligent and trustworthy. It was their first time to Thailand and we live in a small rural village with very little English spoken. They adapted perfectly and enjoyed our home and lifestyle. I wouldn't hesitate to thoroughly recommend Linda and King . We wish them well in future sits and if ever they pass this way we would love to meet as friends again and would love them to come and sit our home and pets again too.

Susan, Thailand, 17 May, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Wonderful peace of mind

King and Linda are very kind and gentle people who took care of our beloved pets (older dog and young cat) very well, and provided us with frequent updates. It was a pleasure having them here, and I would be happy to have them care for our pets in the future.

Gayle, Mexico, 13 March, 2017

  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Cailho

We went on holiday for a month, not once did I worry about home or the cat. King & Linda were superb and put our minds at rest. They kept in contact via Whatsapp, and sent numerous pic's of garden and cat. The house was beautifully clean on our return and all products used had been replaced. wonderful house sitters.

jane, France, 27 October, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

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Last updated: 28 January 2020