Derek & Maureen

Derek & Mo Smith - world travellers who love animals.

Turangi, New Zealand
4 Reviews

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3 external references

Reviews (4)

Teresa & john

We were contacted by Derek & Mo very soon after posting our travel dates on the web site, after several emails to and fro we arranged to skype each other at

Doddiscombsleigh, United Kingdom · 26 Jun - 04 Jul 2019

Mo & Derek are a lovely couple, who looked after our dog, Zeus and cat Skye perfectly. The house was left very tidily too which is always good when you come

Midhurst, United Kingdom · 09 Jun - 17 Jun 2019

Derek & Mo were very pleasant to deal with . I came home to a clean tidy home & happy critters. Thank you so much.

Diamond Harbour, New Zealand · 10 Mar - 15 Mar 2018

Derek and Mo proved to be absolutely brilliant pet and house sitters for the entire month of May we were away. We had regular updates on how our cat Boo was

Plymouth, United Kingdom · 20 Apr - 16 May 2017

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John & Jo

We first met Derek and Mo in our home on the first part of a home exchange in 2015. After 4 weeks we returned to find our home and two elderly pusscats

House & pet sitting reference · 21 October 2016


We are a retired couple in our 60's with a penchant to see as much of the world as we can while we can. When we were self employed (as orchardists originally, then floriculture (orchids) we had very little time for travel, so we now have

Why we want to house sit

Basically to appreciate other locations in the world and at the same time to feel we are helping others, whether this be just home sitting or with pets or animals.

Our experience

We used to have our own boy, Bentley (dog - lab X) for 14 years. Since we retired (4 years after our boy died) we have travelled each year to different parts of the world, generally home exchanging. Some of those home exchanges have

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Livestock


August 2020
September 2020
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada

Profile details

Derek 65+ and Maureen 65+
We were self employed for the last 20 tears of our working life, initially growing avocados and then standard cymbidium orchids, both for export markets.
With a partner