Frances & Stephen

Kids have Grown up - Our Turn to Travel

Wellington, New Zealand
42 Reviews

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Frances and Stephen looked after our labrador Summer recently. Summer was well cared for and taken on lovely walks and swims. She was very happy and content

Wanaka, New Zealand · 20 Nov - 23 Nov 2020

Frances and Stephen were the perfect house sitters while we were away for our daughter's wedding which was a little stressful, we knew the dogs were in good

Petone, New Zealand · 23 Oct - 27 Oct 2020

This was the second time that Frances & Stephen sat for us, and they were just as good as the first time! Reliable, tidy and good communicators. I left

Wainuiomata, New Zealand · 02 Aug - 08 Aug 2020

OMG what a fantastic housesitting experience! Frances and Stephen are wonderful and we are so happy to have them stay in our home and take care of our very

Wellington, New Zealand · 19 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019

Frances and Stephen were great house and cat-sitters. We met Frances before we left and she was very friendly and clearly very experienced with pet- and

Harrogate, United Kingdom · 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2018

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Frances is completely reliable, honourable and trustworthy. Having worked with her closely for nearly 15 years, I have seen her in a large variety of

Character reference · 30 May 2017


2019 Update: We are now officially semi- retired, though in typical fashion Stephen has ended up going back to work for a six month contract (until August 2019) and I am relief teaching - had planned on doing 2 - 3 days per week, but has

Why we want to house sit

We have been house sitting since 2016: it started as a bit of an experiment to see if this was a way we could travel and ended up loving it so much that we keep repeating the experience. We have house sat in New Zealand and around Europe

Our experience

Since starting to house sit in 2016 we have looked after a wide range of pets - cats, dogs and horses mainly. We love larger dogs (have looked after Rottweilers, Alsatians and others of indeterminate breeding!) as they allow us to indulge

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Fish
  • Poultry


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

Preferred countries

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France

Profile details

Frances 58 and Stephen 61
Teacher and Government Employee
With a partner