34, Architect and Small Business Owner
37, Architectural Designer and Small Business Owner
Hi! We are the McDow family. We are a traveling family of 3 husband, wife, and our 6yr old daughter. We also have an older daughter who is living and working in Queenstown, NZ so she will not be staying with us during our house sit but may come visit if she saves up and has some time off. We will let you know in advance if this will be happening.
We are from Norman, Oklahoma-USA and have been traveling all over the island of NZ for the past 7 months. We own our own architecture firm as well as teach English to kids online and work via the internet in the evening.
We are fairly new to this house sitting website but have house/pet sat several times not only in our time here in NZ but in the States. We have watched and cared for people homes, dogs, cats, chickens, and sheep. As well as taken care of their yards and gardens. We have several reviews from all the places we have stayed at during our time in NZ and are happy to send those over upon request. We also just completed our first house sit on Kiwihouse sitters and got a five star review in all areas. We are finishing up our second sit now here in NZ and have two others lined up before we head over to Australia.
Things we can provide:
*photos and updates on your pets and home as often as you would like
*Give medication to pets
*Garden and yard work
*Clean home ready for you when you return
*Willing to learn new skills that your property or pet might need us to do
Why are we doing this?
*We love animals and truly enjoy spending time with them, taking them on walks, and giving them love and cuddles. Being around animals makes us happy and as we can not have any of our own at the moment since we are traveling this is a great way for us to not only provide a service to others but to spend time with animals.
*To save money - traveling is expensive especially when you are a family and doing this allows us to not only save money but to see different parts of the world and will help us continue to travel.
*We love meeting new people and making new connections with others around the world
We are currently on the South Island of New Zealand and will be here till June 14th then we will be heading to Australia where we plan to stay for 3 months. We are hoping to stay and explore Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns but are open to other possibilities.
We are happy to answer any questions, meet in advance (if the time and locations match up), talk over the phone or Skype.
We look forward to hearing from you and would love the opportunity to come and take care of your home and pets.
Thanks for your time and consideration,