Ellen and Jim & James

Retired couple love animals and travelling

Russell, New Zealand
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Sue and Trevor
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Ellen and Jim came to us in November to house sit our little dog Mindi, what wonderful housesitters we count ourselves very so very lucky to have met such

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Ballajura, WA, Australia · 08 Nov - 15 Nov 2018
Michelle
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Ellen and Jim house sat for us in August 2018. Absolutely thrilled with our house sitters, all animals were extremely well looked after and didn't even seem

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  • cat
  • fish
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Warwick, United Kingdom · 13 Aug - 30 Aug 2018
Angus
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Ellen & Jim are a delightful couple and took care of our dog, Hector, superbly. They sent us daily updates with photo's of his exploits and we think he had

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Welshpool, United Kingdom · 05 Jul - 09 Jul 2018
Margaret
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Ellen and Jim were absolutely wonderful house sitters during our absence. They dealt with a fire in the area, took our dog to the vet when he developed an

  • dog
  • poultry
Brigadoon, WA, Australia · 27 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
Karen & Nick
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Ellen and Jim came to house sit for me in the December of 2017 and they were perfect. I had just recently lost my husband and it was such a relief to leave

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Perth, WA, Australia · 01 Dec - 08 Dec 2017

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Liz
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I have know Ellen and Jim for many years. During that time they have looked after my home and animals. They are reliable, trustworthy and resourceful. My

House & pet sitting reference · 17 March 2017

About

We are retired UK citizens who live part of the year in New Zealand and return to the UK by a different route every year. We have been house sitting for four years and have looked after dogs, cats, pigs, hens, small ponies, poultry, 12

Why we want to house sit

We enjoy house sitting and have met some charming people when looking after their homes, many of them have remained friends. We have always had animals but we now travel too much now to keep our own, so we love other people's instead.

Our experience

Jim is a retired mechanical engineer who restores antique pendulum clocks and Ellen is a spinner, weaver and seamstress. If you have a broken clock, or need new curtains, we can oblige. We are very good with animals - cats especially

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • fishFish
  • poultryPoultry
  • farm animalLivestock

Availability

May 2019
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Preferred countries

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

Profile details

Age
Ellen and Jim 65+ and James 65+
Occupation
Retired
Travelling
With a partner