An Englishman who’s started a house- and pet-sitting service believes it will work well in Queenstown.
Andy Peck – who established TrustedHousesitters.com 15 months ago – is offering the service to Queenstown home and pet owners free of charge.
People going away can choose a house-sitter and/or pet-sitter from his website, which has a specific Queenstown page.
Peck says most of the time no money changes hands: “The home owner gets their place looked after and a house sitter gets somewhere to stay.”
Having your home looked after while you’re away means issues like burst pipes, which are common in this area, can be dealt with, Peck says.
“If you put pets in kennels, that’s fine, but some people prefer not to – also, if you’ve got chickens, you can’t put them in kennels.”
Peck adds that house-sitting reduces the risk of burglary when you’re away, and having someone in your home means money keeps being spent in the local economy.
Peck has visited Queenstown several times and lived here for six months in 2002.
i would consider it
i had a pet rabbit and i got the neigbour from across the road to look after it while i was away, i came to queenstown from dunedin for a few nights as i am living in dunedin, i read the queenstown news from dunedin online
31 May 2012 03:58PMkurt
Brilliant House sitting service
I am a member of this site and it's briliant. We are going to use it to go on holiday to Australia and for getting someone to look after our house and rabbits while we are there. Their website address is www.trustedhousesitters.com. There are some amazing houses on there and also sitters with references and police checks. Would definitely recommend it. Clare
31 May 2012 12:28PMclareht
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