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House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
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Mitchell Family

47, Teacher

48, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

We are the Mitchell family from Central California. David is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Cal Poly, California State University. Kristyn has her Masters in Teaching and is homeschooling our daughter, Irene(15). Irene loves swimming, volunteering at our local cat shelter, performing with her drama program and taking care of our cat, a rescued Flamepoint Siamese, Olaf. Since our return from Aussie House Sitters, Irene has started her own local business of walking neighborhood dogs and pet sitting in California.

We enjoyed traveling and visiting New Zealand & Australia in 1994 and planned an extensive holiday in 2022 & 2023. We puppy sat in Melbourne and Sydney during our time in Australia. We really appreciate having the comfort of home while traveling and the flexibility pet sitting provided.

We come with references and look forward to continuing our experiences. We are a non smoking, educated, organized, clean, and animal loving, calm family that loves playing board games, movie nights, going for walks, and spending time reading on a couch with our cat snuggled on our lap. We own a two story three bedroom home near the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful yard that we manage and landscape. We are close to walking paths, a beach, and a community that supports our family and our values. Family is important to us, and if 2020 taught us anything, it taught us how important time together is to be considered a top value.

My husband's University has granted him an additional quarter of time to travel and we have chosen Australia, once again.

We would be honored if you would allow us to be a guest in your home and take care of your fur babies. We in turn would manage your home with our knowledge of yard maintenance, animal care, and treat your home as we hope our friend will treat our home while we are away.

We would be happy to set up a video call and meet you, answer your questions. We want to learn about what your hopes are for your home while you are away and how we can partner together to make that happen.

Dave, Kristyn and Irene (15)

Reviews (5)
Kristyn, David and Irene did a wonderful taking care of our home as well as our fur babies. Irene is a bit of a pet whisperer, Velvet who is can be a bit picky about who she likes was completely under her spell. Ollie absolutely loved Irene and was sad when she left. Everything was well taken care of. We would definitely use again.
JOANIE (Stanmore Bay North Island, Mar 2023 - 1 week) From Kiwi House Sitters
It was great to have such a kind and loving family taking care of my fur baby for a week. They communicated well, left the house clean and also left a lovely letter at the end of their stay. Highly recommend this family as house sitters.
LYNE CROTEAU (North Strathfield NSW, Feb 2023 - 1 week)
Looked after our animals for a week and did a fantastic job. Updates and photos every day, came home to a house cleaner than we left it, our dog got play dates with his friends, and they followed our left instructions perfectly. Couldn't ask for better house sitters and we wish them well in their travels.
ADAM (Christchurch South Island, Jan 2023 - 5 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Kristyn & family were amazing. Great communicators, they aced the dog sitting with an elderly dog that needed meds as well as an energetic puppy. They were very friendly and sent pics of holiday happenings while we were away and they were very flexible. Definitely recommend.
NICOLE (Belleknowes South Island, Dec 2022 - 4 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
From the time we first spoke, I felt comfortable with the idea of Kristyn and her family caring for our beloved cat and home. Communication was easy and excellent in the time leading up to the house sit as well as during our time away. When we returned home, our cat was so content and the house was spotless! We even had a lovely welcome message awaiting us. I highly recommend Kristyn and her family and would be happy to have them house sit for us in the future.
JULIE (Roslyn South Island, Dec 2022 - 2 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
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With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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