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Pets' Best Friend

28, Online teacher

Hi there!

My name is Harli. While I'm originally from the US, I haven't lived there for quite some time. I travelled around New Zealand for three years doing pet sits off and on, then moved over to Australia in 2022 and did the same. At the moment I am in SE Asia (October 2023 - mid April 2024) but will be back in Australia after that, heading for the Sunshine Coast once again!

Animals are my greatest love, but my lifestyle is too transient to have my own right now. Growing up I always had pets (dogs, cats, a snake), and I have a lot of experience pet sitting back in Florida. My fur baby for eight years was a bull mastiff, so large dogs have a special place in my heart. When she died, I started volunteering with the dogs at my local animal shelter. It helped me just as much as it did them and taught me so much about working with dogs from all different backgrounds. After university, I worked for Disney's Animal Kingdom before backpacking around Europe for six months. I also volunteered at Orana Wildlife Park during my time in Christchurch, New Zealand, and as a zookeeper assistant at the Australia Zoo.

Thanks for checking me out and feel free to send a message!

Reviews (21)
Harli is amazing. She has such a depth and breadth of animal knowledge and love of animals that we felt very happy having her look after our aging cat and dog. The bond she’d created with both the animals after a short time was delightful and testimony to her lovely energy. Five stars ⭐️
 
AVRIL (Carlton NSW, Oct 2023 - 4 nights)
We had no problems with Harli sitting for us. Everyone was alive and well and the house was in good order when we arrived home. There were regular updates about our puppies so we knew all was well and we could tell she really loved them. Harli was very accomodating organising the sit and all that it involved. I would definitely have her sit for us again.
 
REBECCA (Nirimba QLD, Aug 2023 - 5 weeks)
I highly recommend Harli to housesit for you. Harli housesat for us on 2 occasions, the first time was for 10 days and the other for 7 weeks. I was very nervous to leave my furbaby with someone I didn't know, but when I met Harli before the sit, my little dog took to her straight away. Harli has a very positive, happy personality which put my little dog at ease. She communicated regularly while we were away by sending photos of our furbaby. The house was clean & tidy on our return, she ... MORE
 
JULIE (Mooloolah Valley QLD, Apr 2023 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Harli was a very responsible house sitter. She kept my pot plants watered and looked after my two cats. Her communication with me was excellent. She was invited to stay a little bit extra between jobs and it was just like having a family member in the house.
 
CHERYL-ANN (Mooloolah Valley QLD, Mar 2023 - 1 week 5 days)
Harli (and her mum Julie) were 5 star, sitters! Harli has an obvious love of animals, and a calm, caring nature. Roxy can be a bit anxious with new people, however quickly warmed to them both. We felt very comfortable leaving our very much loved, pets in their care. Harli was quick to respond, happy to catch up beforehand and sent us some beautiful photos whilst we were away. Nothing was too much trouble. Would not hesitate to have them / Harli sit again.
 
CARLA (Mosman NSW, Jan 2023 - 1 week 2 days)
Harli was the absolute perfect house sitter for us. The minute she met my anxious dog he was full of love for her. Some people just have a way with animals and pets instantly love them. This was Harli, our pets loved her on meeting. We returned home to an immaculate house with fresh sheets and towels and all our Christmas deliveries neatly packed away from kiddy prying eyes. I was so worried leaving my anxious dog and could not be more grateful to Harli for her kind beautiful nature and ... MORE
 
JENNY (Pymble NSW, Dec 2022 - 5 days)
Harli came to my rescue at very short notice after another sitter advised they were no longer available. Harli communicated promptly both before and during the sit and provided regular updates about Miss Kitty and Oliver while I was away. She has a very calm but competent nature which is reassuring when you are leaving the care of your home and animals to someone else! I would highly recommend Harli to anyone looking for a sitter. I returned to a clean home and happy, relaxed cats. Thank ... MORE
 
SUSAN (DARLING POINT NSW, Nov 2022 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Harli was an amazing house/dog sitter. Alfie our border collie absolutely adored her. She gave him so much love and attention. He had a ball. Our house was also very well taken care of. I highly recommend Harli for any future house/dog sitting opportunities.
 
EMLYN (Bardwell Valley NSW, Oct 2022 - 2 weeks 6 days)
Harli did a fantastic job looking after our cavoodle Ava and our home whilst we were away in Fiji. Ava was clearly very happy with her and taken on lots of walks and played with plenty! She also sent photo updates. The house was spotless when we returned. Harli is clearly a dog lover and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
 
CHARLOTTE (Beach Haven North Island, Jun 2022 - 1 week) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli showed her experience with pet sitting as it was effortless having her stay and look after the animals. Dogs were happy and content when we got back from our short trip, house was clean, everything was spot on. Thanks Harli for adding to our amazing weekend away.
 
JO AND DICK (Stoke South Island, Aug 2021 - 4 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli was a great pet sitter! Communication was easy and prompt. We had one very happy dog when we arrived home - which is our priority. We would definitely invite Harli back to stay with Jack again.
 
TAMMY (Nelson South Island, Jul 2021 - 2 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli is an excellent sitter - I would absolutely recommend her to others as incredibly trustworthy and attentive!
 
VIDA (QUEENSTOWN South Island, Apr 2021 - 5 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli exceeded all our expectations.Our young energetic lab Louie is a handful and Harli managed to burn off some of his energy with lots of walks and games.She has a wonderful way with animals and Louie is still missing her.We would not hesitate to recommend Harli to anyone to housesit as she was very respectful of our property and kept us updated at all times and we hope to see her again in the near future
 
PHIL (Rangiora South Island, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day) From Kiwi House Sitters
Hi highly recommend Harli. The house was well looked after and the two boys were very happy. Great correspondence with updates and photos of the boys during the week. Thank you so much!!
 
CORAL (Rangiora South Island, Sep 2020 - 1 week 1 day) From Kiwi House Sitters
Cannot recommend Harli enough. She cared for our animals and house as if they were own. Our wee dog has some health issues which Harli managed exceptionally well. Harli is a treasure!
 
NICK (Christchurch Central South Island, Aug 2020 - 2 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
We are so so so lucky to have Harli mind our precious dogs. She is very easy going, and lovely to have in our home. Harli is a dog whisperer, as within an hour, she had all 3 dogs snuggled on the couch and near her. She handles three dogs excellently. After getting injured, before we arrived home, Harli took Breezey to the vet, with outstanding kindness and care. Our vet commented on how lucky we are to have such a lovely housesitter. Her continued texts enquiring about Breeze later made us ... MORE
 
GAYLE (Waimairi Beach South Island, Aug 2020 - 3 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating Harli's a star! A natural with dogs, she handled our boy with ease and I'd say Pepper will be missing her for a long long time !!! As will we, no hesitation in recommending Harli and will be first to use her again if she's available. All the best Harli
GREG (Waikuku South Island, Jul 2020 - 6 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli was fantastic! I was anxious about leaving my dog, who is very people orientated & is vary rarely left alone. From photo updates from Harli I could see he was content & when we returned home, I knew he had bonded with her. Our house was kept clean & tidy. & as we left it. Harli is lovely, loves animals & is a quiet respectful person. I would definitely recommend Harli for housesitting as you will be confident in having animals that will be happy & content on your return. Harli: I ... MORE
 
KALITA (Blenheim Central South Island, Feb 2020 - 1 week 5 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
I was so happy to have him for two weeks! Thank you for everything and hopefully it will work for me to come back!
Fantastic communication, friendly person. Our pets thought she was great.
 
TRACEY AND RICHARD (Mahora North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 1 day) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli was a great house and pet sitter, the dogs enjoyed having her around. And my place was left very clean and tidy.
 
BRENDA (Pukehangi North Island, Jan 2020 - 4 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Harli was at all times very professional and friendly in her communication and planning for our house sit. We would without hesitation have Harli back to care for our dogs and to house sit again. We wish her well with her time in NZ Pip and Richard
 
RICHARD & PIP (Auckland Central North Island, Dec 2019 - 6 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
 
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