Ellen and Jim & James

Retired couple love animals and travelling

Russell, New Zealand
6 Reviews

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2 external references

Reviews (6)


Ellen and Jim arrived a couple of days early to settle in and meet our menagerie. The animals were quite happy when we returned and the garden was neat and

Perth, WA, Australia · 23 Oct - 05 Nov 2019
Sue and Trevor

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

Ballajura, WA, Australia · 08 Nov - 15 Nov 2018

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

Warwick, United Kingdom · 13 Aug - 30 Aug 2018

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

Welshpool, United Kingdom · 05 Jul - 09 Jul 2018

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

Brigadoon, WA, Australia · 27 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

References (2)


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


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

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock


January 2021
February 2021
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

Profile details

Ellen and Jim 65+ and James 65+
With a partner