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Experienced Pet Sitter

2 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Usually responds within one day
1d ago
Last activity
Response time
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
All services and rates

About Eliza

Hello, I'm Eliza from NZ.

**Discounts offered for sits 1 week or more - please enquire ** Can house sit anywhere in Central Otago ! Feeding Arrowtown- Queenstown - Frankton- Fernhill.

I work from home, so I'm around most of the time to give your animals lots of love and attention.

I have excellent references & a police check. Good communication, always online & reachable, often sending news and photos.

Happy, non-smoking animal lover. Absolutely love Cats in Particular 😻

I've been professionally house sitting for the last 12 years, caring for pets & homes in various locations from Queenstown to rural Thailand, central Auckland, and to the coast of Turkey.

I've looked after cats, dogs, horses, chickens, ducks, and farm animals. I have loved it all & valued the opportunity to be trusted with other people's pets and property. I've minded luxury homes through to rural cottages, and yachts and welcome all opportunities.

I've learned a lot about animal health, and am quick to spot any health problems, and have experience caring for elderly cats, dogs, horses, & giving medication.

Practical, resourceful, and quick to sort of any unexpected problems that may arise.

Trustworthy, dependable and am very adaptable to different surroundings and quickly settle into a new place and feel at home, and not put off by isolated or rural locations. I have a car so distances no problem- I am available to house sit anywhere in NZ.

I'm also a keen photographer and enjoy capturing the unique personality of each animal as we get to know each other.


Karen Jayne - Kas, Turkey28 June - 02 July 2018Eliza has looked after our moggies (and our house) a few times now, and I hope she will come again. She has a great affinity with animals and we know our hairy bunch are in very good hands whenever we go away. She is imbued with common sense and would deal with any emergency in the same way in wh...

Russell - Sogsogan, Indonesia04 April - 07 April 2018it was easy to organize house sit, good communication sending regular updates & nice photos. and my dog Angie loved her!

Carlos - House / Pet sitting Reference22 September 2018Eliza looked after our AirB&B property, our dog Molly, and 2 cats Fraser & Ernie. She has been fantastic in every way, it was very easy to arrange everything with her, and she learnt quickly how to manage our business while we were away. Of course, this was a paid position, and enabled us to hav... +

Pat - House / Pet sitting Reference22 September 2018Eliza has house sat for us several times now. My Cats just love her, she is very natural with all animals and you can see she gives them lots of love. Im always getting little updates via whatapp with photos of cats, and news about the house, pool, and garden. I can go away and know the cats and... +

Lulu - House / Pet sitting Reference21 June 2018I met Elisa on the beach walking my friend's dog, and asked her why, she told me she was dog sitting for Russel. Oh How wonderful I thought, a dog sitter, I felt comfortable with her straight away, and she took a liking to my 2 Standard Poodles.I booked her for 10 days, and I might add she also ha... +

Elaine - House / Pet sitting Reference21 June 2018Eliza fitted in with the house and animals straight away. You can tell she loves animals and the animals loved her too. I felt very comfortable leaving them all in her care. +

Marina - House / Pet sitting Reference20 June 2018Eliza was our best pet sitter we had so far in Bali. She looked after our five cats with great care and looks like cats loved her back. Leaving our babies with Eliza for two weeks was great pleasure because she could understand what cats want and need. And when we came back from our holiday the h... +

Carmen - House / Pet sitting Reference20 June 2018I had Eliza, at mine for two weeks while I was in Brighton and I can't be more grateful with her. She had looked after my pets Dorian and Prince as they were hers. She is a lovely, friendly, healthy, kind and specially trustworthy person.I felt very relaxed knowing that she was in control of both... +

Elaine - House / Pet sitting Reference11 June 2018Eliza is a natural with animals. All our pets love her and we got regular updates and photos while we were away. We found her to be reliable and trustworthy - we highly recommend her as a house sitter. +

Lilli - House / Pet sitting Reference18 February 2018Eliza took care of the 2 cats that are with the house I rent in winter in Pai, Thailand when I had to go away. Everything went very smoothly and I could always reach her and she would get in touch in cases of unclarity. Coming back everything was perfect. Would always have her back as a sitter and... +

Thelma - House / Pet sitting Reference14 February 2018Eliza Anderson house and Cat sat for me in Thailand for 6 weeks through new year and January 2017/18This enabled me to spend an extended, worry free trip to the UK. My cat was well looked after and clearly loved Eliza on my return. My home was left clean, tidy and damage-free.I would definitely... +

Elizabeth - House / Pet sitting Reference07 January 2016Eliza looked after our large home and 5 cats for several weeks. The cat's just loved her, i couldn't have asked for a more perfect pet sitter for them. She is a real cat lover and gave them a lot of attention.We were regularly kept up to date via email and she also left us with some very beaut... +

Glenn And Bernice - House / Pet sitting Reference07 January 2016Eliza stayed in our family home and looked after Morgan, our 11 year old golden retriever for 2 weeks . During this time we received regular updates and photos of Morgan enjoying his time with Eliza. She always put his needs first and arranged her day around his routines. We were delighted with t... +

Patricia - House / Pet sitting Reference07 January 2016Eliza has looked after my home a few times in the past and I can highly recommend her.She has a great way with the animals and they just love her.The house has always been kept in good order when she is here and always great to come home to with little extras like flowers in vases and the... +

Colin - House / Pet sitting Reference07 January 2016Eliza sat for us end-of summer 2015. She had previously sat for friends in the locality. After being with us she moved on to another couple of sits in the area. We live in Ka on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. Large house, 4 rescue dogs of various sizes and 7 cats. Gardener/pool guy and cleane... +

Chris - House / Pet sitting Reference08 May 2015Eliza only looked after my house and animals for a week but I was very pleased on my return to find that everything was in excellent order and all animals happy and well. She is an enthusiastic and cheerful person and I would happily ask her to look after my place again. +

Jayne - House / Pet sitting Reference24 April 2015Eliza recently looked after our house and large brood of cats for three weeks while we were away in England. Our cats loved her and were really well looked after, and our house was absolutely spotlessly clean and tidy when we got back.She is still in the area and has already been to visit her... +

Barbara - House / Pet sitting Reference19 December 2014Eliza is a very reliable, honest person who house-sat for us several times to look after our cats and house. We felt very happy leaving her in charge and found the house clean and tidy on our return. I would recommend her as a very capable and caring person. +

Helen - House / Pet sitting Reference19 December 2014Eliza came and looked after my House and my Cat while I was in America for 3 weeks, i wish i could give her more points for how well she looked after and loved my Siamese cat. She has a natural affinity with all animals!!As well as being extremely reliable, tidy and very helpful and honest.... +

Jewell - House / Pet sitting Reference19 December 2014Eliza wHas been an excellent house sitter for us with our animals and house. + More

Mark - House / Pet sitting Reference26 March 2013Eliza and Roy sitted out house while it was on the market andd looked after our chickens and ducks while we were away. They did everything we agreed to a high standard and the place sold!! +

Iris - House / Pet sitting Reference26 March 2013We had Eliza & Roy look after our house, home and animals for months. They looked after them like they are their own pets.They even managed to send us great photos with little updates.4 horses is a lot of work in winter - covers, hay etc. all was done.Happy to recommend - please feel ... +

Eileen - House / Pet sitting Reference26 March 2013Eliza and Roy were absolutely wonderful looking after our house and pets while we were overseas. I would have no hesitation in recommending them - they were clean, tidy and conscientious, and even cooked me a lovely meal on my return. Top marks! +

Eliza's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
48 NZD for two visits a day
25 NZD
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
45 NZD

Eliza also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards



Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Other
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Cat whipserer :) Great with Dogs, Horses, Donkeys, Chooks and others too...

Excellent references.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems




Experienced Pet Sitter

Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
All services and rates
Contact Eliza

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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