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  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
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  • Anywhere in Australia
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  • 2019: 14Jun-13Jul

McDow Family

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,
McDow Family



Reviews (4)
What a lovely family. Was really nice to get home to the dogs being so relaxed. The house was left the same as I left. Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend Lorena and Sean to any future house sit. You are always welcome back here.
 
LIZ (Fairlie South Island, May 2019 - 3 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
It was wonderful to return to a clean, warm home and two very contented cats. Our grateful thanks to Sean and Lorena and Gaby for looking after them so well and attending to Oscar the diabetic cat's needs, above and beyond what a house sitter would normally expect to do. We would highly recommend this young American family as homesitters.
 
NANCY (Templeton South Island, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day) From Kiwi House Sitters
The McDow family were immediately able to put me at ease that my property and animals would be well looked after. They clearly have a heart for animals and if you want someone to love your animals the same way you do, I can highly recommend them! Lovely, lovely family, easy to get along with and excellent communication. I would welcome them back anytime :)
 
CAROLYN (Oamaru South Island, Mar 2019 - 3 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Sean and Lorena were great house/pet & garden sitters. They managed a burst pipe in the laundry at 11.30pm. Contacted the plumber and had everything dried out. The house was clean and tidy, garden and lawns watered and mowed on my return. Millie,Ashe and Cajun were all calm and happy. They had sent thru pics of Millie enjoying their company and messaged if they weren't sure of something. I would certainly recommend them and have them back. Thank you very much Sean,Lorena, Mireya & Gaby. ... MORE
 
JACKIE (Cromwell South Island, Feb 2019 - 3 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
 
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