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  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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Animal super carer

57, Self-employed

My name is Nicky,
My background is in administration, secretarial and tourism work. 16 months ago I resigned a 16 year role with the Ministry of Justice, in Auckland, New Zealand to complete Te Araroa trail, the long 3000 km walk through New Zealand.

On completion of that I have been House and Pet sitting in New Zealand for 10 months. Am hoping to continue my house-sitting journey in the UK and will be available for two weeks or longer house-sits in the UK from approximately mid to end of July till the end of September 2024.

As an experienced house-sitter, have looked after small, medium and large dogs, rescue dogs, given medication, taken two dogs walking at the same time, walks twice daily, taking video's of dogs and general grooming. Also love cats, and have had to give not only love and cuddles but looked after kittens, given first aid to cats recovering from cat fights, and made sure more sensitive cats stayed inside at night and any brushing required for long haired cats.

Very much enjoy farm house or country sits, have moved cattle, cared for sheep, feed lambs, cared for goats, donkeys, horses, chooks, geese and guinea pigs.

As a home-owner and having kept a rental property for many years, am very aware of the need to keep a home and grounds tidy and alert owner to any issues arising. Experienced gardener and happy to mow lawns.

Have been able to link over my references from my time house-sitting in New Zealand, but happy to provide references.

I'm a non-smoker, have a driver's license and like to keep fit.
If you are open to a sitter from overseas and a Whats App/Skype/Messenger call/ interview and looking for a trustworthy person who can look after your garden and pets this summer please get in touch.

Reviews (8)
Nicky was a great communicator, good updates on how everything was going. Looked after my home, garden and pets beautifully. I'm happy to recommend her as a reliable caring person to have look after your animals and home.
 
KATHY (Whakatane North Island, Jan 2024 - 2 weeks 5 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
Nicky is fabulous, so lovely to deal with and sge left our house spotless and pets happy. I would not hesitate to recommend her, and will definitely be asking her to housesit for us again.
 
ROBYN (Glendowie North Island, Jan 2024 - 1 week 2 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
Nicky's responsibilities included moving stock, a cat, chicks in a lawn coop and watering an extensive garden. She did admirably on all fronts. She showed attention to detail and diligence. She kept us informed and updated and left our home spic and span. We even had baking and a salad on our arrival home from our 30 hour flight. We have no hesitation in recommending Nicky.
 
TONI (wellsford North Island, Dec 2023 - 1 week 6 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
Hi Nicky, we cannot thank you enough for taking such FABULOUS care of our Foxy. She came back better trained than when we left! Every step of the way you made us feel so comfortable and keeping us up to date with her progress meant that I could actually relax on our holiday. You took beautiful care of Mum's home, immaculate. Thanks again Nicky and I look forward to catching up with you in the New Year. Can't recommend you highly enough.
 
SARAH (Manly , Nov 2023 - 4 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
We were so very grateful for Nicola’s care of our home, vehicle and most importantly our 12-year-old dog Abbey for 4 weeks whilst we were abroad. During her sit Nicola maintained excellent communication, with regular photos and updates. We would highly recommend Nicola to anyone requiring a completely trustworthy and caring house sitter. Thank you Nicola, your attention to detail was much appreciated - You were fabulous!
 
PHILIP (Forrest Hill North Island, Oct 2023 - 4 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Nicola looked after our pet spoodle and house and garden for 2 weeks. She was a great communicator and left the property in immaculate condition. Would highly recommend.
 
SARAH (Bluff Hill North Island, Oct 2023 - 2 weeks 3 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
Nicky is amazing. My cats are a bit standoffish but they clearly related well to Nicky to the extent that they ignored me when I arrived back after 4 weeks & went to her. They are relaxed, fit & healthy and the house was spotless. Nicky even managed some gardening when the weather allowed even though this wasn't something I had requested. I received regular updates about my cats & my property which was great as there had been a couple of violent storms while I was away & I was keen to know if ... MORE
 
MARGARET (Paraparaumu Beach North Island, Aug 2023 - 4 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Nicola looked after my rural property and cat for a period of 4 weeks. She is a reliable, trustworthy, caring and attentive house sitter who kept me regularly updated and took great care of the cat and property, including doing some weeding and lawn mowing. I would highly recommend Nicola as a house sitter!
 
ALINA (Matapouri North Island, Jul 2023 - 4 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
 
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