They have 7 testimonial s (view below)
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
They have a police check
From: 22 March 2023
Until: 1 October 2025
They have referees/references (view below)
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!
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.
During the past ten years we have enjoyed every one of our 16 sits in far away places.......Faial in the Portuguese Azores, Mexico, Chiang Mai in 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.
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 22 plus 'MMH' and 'TRUSTED HOUSESITTERS' reviews and references here by pasting this link into your web browser
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.
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, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
From: 22 March 2023
Until: 1 October 2025
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2013
Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 7
You need to be logged in to see this house sitters' references.
Highly Recommended Housesitters
We are so pleased that King and Linda chose to contact us about housesitting our 3 miniature schnauzers and 1 cat. Our initial contact was via Skype and they then arrived the day before we were due to leave in order to meet with us and our pets personally. Our home and pets were looked after perfectly. King and Linda kept in regular contact with us, letting us know how everything was going and sending photos of our dogs making them feel loved and welcome. We could tell the cat agreed as she did not tell us off when we got home from our holiday like she usually does! We would welcome King and Linda back to our home anytime.
Karen, New Zealand, 22 May, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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