Richard & Jo

Trustworthy and well travelled, we're reliable animal lovers who will take great care of

Christchurch, New Zealand

Reviews (6)

Tracey and Scott

Richard and Jo gave us peace of mind about leaving our cats, dog and birds in their care while we were away. They are clearly interested and experienced in

Christchurch, New Zealand · 18 Jul - 16 Aug 2019

Richard and Jo did another wonderful job looking after Archie. They took him to the vet, looked after him when he was unexpectedly unwell, and gave him his

Christchurch, New Zealand · 17 Apr - 23 Apr 2019

This is the second time we’ve asked Jo & Richard to house and pet sit. Again, they’ve done a wonderful job. We came home to a happy pup and a clean and tidy

Christchurch, New Zealand · 02 Jan - 10 Jan 2019

We left it very late to find care for our fur babies while we were away for 4 days over New Year. Richard and Jo were a lucky find. We came home to very

Christchurch, New Zealand · 29 Dec 2018 - 02 Jan 2019

Richard and Jo are marvelous housesitters - you couldn't find better! They enjoyed looked after Archie, giving him lots of walks and cuddles. The house was

Christchurch, New Zealand · 21 Dec - 28 Dec 2018

References (1)


Had to go away during school holidays for a family emergency. Was unable to secure a spot at our usual cattery. Richard offered his help, it was a godsend

House & pet sitting reference · 25 August 2018


Jo and I have been married for over 20 years, the kids have grown up and we have an empty nest. Having travelled extensively over the last 18 months we're now home and looking to house sit in our local area until it's time to travel further

Why we want to house sit

Some would call the 18 months of travel we've just completed our mid-life crisis and maybe it was! But, back home in Christchurch, we are now wanting to help others fulfil their travel dreams by looking after houses and pets nearby. I'm

Our experience

We're home owners and landlords ourselves and have been for many years. We're now very experienced with gardening and lawn care and basic home maintenance. While we travelled we stayed at a variety of accommodation but frequently at

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


October 2019
November 2019
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra

Profile details

Richard 47 and Jo 47
Business Development Manager and Caregiver
With a partner