If you meet the requirements listed below, come join us.
Our standard subscription fee is $59 p.a. including GST.
Most people call our service "House sitting", but for us, it's really all about your pets. Having a sitter allows your pets to enjoy one-on-one care and keep to their regular schedules in a familiar environment. We provide reliable animal lovers who will care for your pets and home in the same way you would. Rest assured that whilst you are away, your pets will feel 'right at home'...in their own home.
* House sitters do not get paid.
The financial benefits come from saving on rent and utilities while house sitting.
If you have the flexibility, then house sitting is a traveller’s playground. Imagine sitting in Queenstown over New Years, Bay of Islands for Waitangi, escaping to a farm out in the wops for June before heading back to the Waikato to spend time with your grandkids for school holidays in July. House sitting can also be a great way to trial life in different cities and suburbs before settling down.
House sitting creates experiences. You will enjoy meeting new people, caring for a variety of pets and the adventure of living in someone else’s shoes. Whet your appetite by sitting a beachfront property or mix it up by moving into a rural farm, much like the one you grew up on. You’ll also develop friendships with homeowners and you’ll soon be talking about their dogs as your ‘adopted pets’ in one of your many homes away from home.
We practise what we preach. Our support team have been sitters themselves and have the combined experience of over 100 house sits. In addition to 24/7 support, we want to make sure you are protected and looked after. We pay for public liability insurance on all our sits for your peace of mind. Our job is to help you book house sits - think of us as your house sitting agents.
The homeowners who use our service want to know that their house and pets are in safe hands. We are as successful as we are because of the trust and confidence our owners have in our sitter vetting process. It is also great for you, because the high demand for our services means more sitting opportunities. If you meet the following basic requirements, we would love to have you join us:
Fill out our Sitter Form, upload your
photos and references and write a bit
We’ll email you sits we think you’ll be
interested in, then you can choose
which to apply for
Meet the homeowners and their pets.
If they like you and you like them,
book the sit.
I started joining different housesitting websites to help save money towards my home deposit, but The Housesitting Company was the only one to actually provide regular sits. THC always went the extra mile to help me find a housesit and the way they operate is more effective than the other agencies.
We used The Housesitting Company when we moved to Auckland from Christchurch. We had no prior experience being housesitters, but found The Housesitting Company to be helpful and pleasant. Their system for advertising available housesits was prompt and efficient. We met a lot of lovely homeowners through housesitting and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences. We recommend The Housesitting Company to anyone that is interested in becoming housesitters.
Housesitting allowed us to save a sizable deposit for our new home and THC gave us peace of mind that all the admin side of things was done for us. I would recommend housesitting if you are young and trying to get ahead or even as a retired person wishing to live/holiday in other peoples fine homes and care for much loved pets. Thank you to Stephanie, Jason and the team for an enjoyable 18 months of housesitting and helping us to buy our own home.
For me housesitting is like having a holiday. I enjoy meeting people, their pets and living in their fabulous homes. Over the year I have looked after chickens, parakeets, a mouse, dogs, fish and cats and I’ve enjoyed dog walking to get some exercise. I currently flat, so housesitting allows me to get out and have my own space from time to time.
I have been a sitter for The Housesitting Company since 2011. The team are very friendly and care for both owners and sitters and the homeowners I’ve met through THC have been wonderful! THC is there through every part of the process, to ensure a happy sitter, pets and homeowner and are a great support team. I highly recommend THC!
As current sitters of The House Sitting Company, we have found their expertise and professionalism to be excellent. As previous business owners ourselves, we knew we wanted only the very best company to represent us, (and in turn, they too had high expectations). After trialing two other companies, we found THC far exceeded our requirements. That several clients have asked us back is our best reward.