John

All Creatures Great and Small.

Akaroa, New Zealand

Reviews (5)

Sabrina

John spent a few days in my home with my two dachshunds. He has been very reliable and, with him being a veterinary, I knew was leaving the pups in very good

La Salle, Italy · 04 Jul - 07 Jul 2019
Caroline

Honestly it couldn't have been nicer having John and his friend Bernie to stay. I think the dog will be disappointed now that they have left. One cat

London, United Kingdom · 04 Jun - 12 Jun 2019
Kay

We were delighted to have John come house sit for us, and to care for the two dogs. As we knew he would be, John was careful, sincere, kindly, considerate

Port Motueka, New Zealand · 28 Jan - 03 Feb 2019
Lucy

The perfect house sitter. Really enjoyed meeting John, he is totally reliable and took wonderful care of our dog and the house. It gave us added comfort that

Auckland, New Zealand · 12 Sep - 16 Sep 2018
Catherine

John was our first house-sitter and we are delighted. His communication before the sit was excellent; he was extremely punctual and best of all he was

Christchurch, New Zealand · 14 Jul - 16 Jul 2018

References (1)

Wayne and Kay

This opportunity to speak to John and Julie's excellent characters, gives us great pleasure. Having known them for over 20 years, there are few more

Character reference · 25 June 2018

About

Myself and wife Julie are an active couple in their late 60's/early 70's with a lifetime of animal care as veterinarians in mixed country practice. I am retired from practice and tend our flower farm. We also grow most of our own fruit and

Why I want to house sit

With two adult sons away from home and the recent passing of our old friend Fluffy the three legged cat we are now more free to travel. Our flowers are quite seasonal and allow us some free time during our winter (from June to August). We

My experience

We are long term members of Wwoof (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) and HelpX organisations. As such we have enjoyed hosting hundreds of helpers young and old from all over the world and we are familiar with host/visitor

Pet care experience

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

Availability

December 2019
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January 2020
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  • 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

Age
65+
Occupation
Flower grower and retired veterinarian.
Travelling
On my own