Pet Sitters/Dog Walkers

All our sitters are experienced animal lovers and owners.  They are police & reference checked, trained and regularly assessed to ensure they are meeting our high standards.   
Our group dog walkers are also Pet Tech CPR and First Aid certified.  

 
 
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Wendy Mackay (Manager)

I started Pet Sitters NZ in 2004, due to a niche in the market for in home pet care.  Being a huge animal lover and caring for many different species over the years and caring for my friends pets when they went away, I decided to quit my day job in 2006 and start pet sitting full time.

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Having spent 2 years at Equestrian college in the UK, I've continued my studies with animals and am a certified Pet Sitter through Pet Sitters International, a certified Dog Walker through Dog Tech and CPR/First Aid trained through Pet Tech.

 
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Trudy Tyler

People call me the cat lady!  I now only have one, but I definitely have an affinity with cats! 

I mainly cover the Nelson area and started out as a casual Pet Sitter in 2015 and now enjoy walking groups of dogs and caring for cats and dogs in their own homes.

I also assist with admin & marketing so you may hear from me from time to time!

I'm CPR & First Aid trained through Pet Tech.

 
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Cat Watson

I started out as a customer having my dog Defa walked with the pack.  A few years later, I was able to start caring for dogs in my home and now I walk groups of dogs and care for cats and dogs in their own homes.

I'm CPR & First Aid trained through Pet Tech.

I mainly cover the Nelson area and have completed Diploma's in dog behaviour and nutrition.  I'm also an assistant trainer at the Nelson Ark.

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Lasma Vensberga

I've been part of Pet Sitters NZ since 2011 and have been an integral part of the business as it's grown.

I started off as a casual pet sitter and then became a group dog walker as well as caring for dogs in my own home and caring for cats and dogs in their own homes.

I mainly cover the Tahunanui area and own a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog. I also assist with admin on the weekends.

 
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Karen Anker

I've been a customer of Pet Sitters for many years and joined the team in December 2016.

I am a qualified vet nurse and have lots of animals of my own including a dog, cat, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and love caring for other people's too!

I mainly cover the Stoke area Pet Sitting at the weekends and in the evenings.

 
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Irene Steele

I've been a customer of Pet Sitters for many years and have had cats and dogs all my life.

My elderly cat lived until a grand old age, so now I enjoy the pleasure of caring for other people's cats and sogs.

I mainly cover the Richmond area Pet Sitting at the weekends and in the evenings.  I also care for small dogs in my own home.

 
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Stephanie White

I've always been a big animal lover and currently own to adorable cats. 

Growing up in the UK, I had one cat who lived to a grand old age of 21, a cute little hamster and I enjoyed hanging out with my grandparents German Sheppard.  I also lived with 2 boxers in NZ for 3 years.

I mainly cover the Stoke area Pet Sitting at the weekends and in the evenings.

 
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Sairin Fisher

I've wanted to work with animals for years, so this is a fantastic start!

I own a Rottweiler, Chihuahua and 3 Burmese cats which all keep me very busy but I still want more to care for!

I cover the Richmond area mainly at the weekends.

 

 

Jayne Milligan

I first joined the team in 2007 and have found myself back as I just can't keep away from all the adorable animals!

I have a King Charles Cavalier and 3 cats of my own to care for and enjoy also caring for my mum's two Cavaliers.  I mainly cover the Nelson area to cover other sitters days off.

 

Diane Frost

I grew up on a Dairy farm so have been surrounded by animals my whole life!

As a big animal lover, I enjoy caring for our customers' pets and giving them lots of TLC.  I now own a Schipperke and a cat.

I cover the Atawhai area for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking.