House sitting references


Karen Wolsey                    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From 27/07/2017 – To 25/08/2017


Tulia and her partner were wonderful housesitters for us! They took good care of our cats and the home was in very good shape when I returned home. They were nice and friendly, and I felt very comfortable with them in my home. Also, they communicated with me while I was out of town when I checked in on things. I highly recommend them!

Pets: Two (big) cats


Family Birch       Auckland, New Zealand

From 01/07/2015 – To 20/07/2015


Tulia was our house sitter for us in July 2015. We were away for 2-3 weeks and were really impressed with Tulia and everything she did.
The house was spotless when we came home, everything was fine, and our little dog Sprocket was very well looked after with lots of walks and cuddles.
Tulia kept us up to date with how she and Sprocket were going while we were away which was very nice for us to receive.
She also had a checklist for us to go through before we left so that we knew she had all the information she would need while we were away.
Tulia is a great house sitter and a lovely person, I would recommend her to be your house sitter!
Many thanks
Monica Birch

Pets: Sprocket (One little dog)


Joao Dib and Anne Redgrave. Hastings, New Zealand

From 20/05/2015 – To 19/06/2015

Mobile: 027 8863972
Landline: 06 2812240

Tulia house-sat for us for almost a month while we were overseas. She and Luz looked after our 18 acre lifestyle block, including a herd of cattle, chickens, two dogs and two cats. She updated us by email regularly on how everything was going and was 100% reliable with keeping the animals fed, checking on their health etc. Everything was in great order when we returned and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Please contact me on 06 2812240 or 0278863972,, if you would like any further information. Regards, Anne Redgrave.

Pets: Two dogs (Rousy and Lua), two cats, 16 cows, and a bunch of chickens.


Alistair Wait. Waipu, New Zealand

From 24/02/2015 – To 10/03/2015

Mobile: 021354400
Landline: 094322875

I would like to recommend Tulia Gonzalez who looked after my home, horses and my chickens here in Waipu New Zealand. Tulia was wonderful to have stay and looked after my home beautifully. I would have her back at any time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like a personal confirmation.

Pets: Seven horses, and a bunch of chickens.


Bergan & George Thompson

Thames, Coromandel
New Zealand

From 31/07/2014 – To 15/09/2014

Home phone: 07 868 9998 Email:

Pets: One cat (Bella) and two sheep.


Naomi Cook. Auckland, New Zealand

From 13/07/2014 – To 23/07/2014

Phone : 09 629 2864

To whom it may concern,
Tulia Gonzalez-Flores looked after my house for 2 weeks in July 2014 while I was overseas.  Tulia was very reliable, and did everything I asked of her, looking after my house, cat and 3 chickens impeccably.  She gave me an email update on everything while I was away, which was nice to receive.  Tulia was very friendly and easy to deal with from the beginning, making it much easier to leave my house and pets in the hands of someone I didn’t know!
I would be very happy to recommend Tulia and happy to provide further details.
Naomi Cook

Pets: One cat (Milli), and three chickens.


Chad and Porie Haszard Taumarunui,
New Zealand

From 19/05/2014 – To 08/07/2014

Home phone:  07 895 7380 Email:

Pets: One cat (Kiko), 3 cattle, and 25 sheep


Brendan & Eva Redmond
Paihia, Bay of Islands

From 07/05/2014 – To 15/05/2014

Phone: 09 5568103

To Whom it may Concern,
In May 2014 my Wife and I decided to have short holiday in Australia, we have used the Kiwi House Sitter website before when we went to Europe for a total of 56 days and this proved to be successful, this time we made contact with Tulia.

Leaving your home, personal possessions and Family pets with a total stranger could be potentially stressful or reckless. We are happy to report that all your worries will disappear when you first meet Tulia.

She is :
Kind and caring.
Well organised.
Clean and Tidy.
Good in an emergency.

The only negative point we would make is that she is so good that we may not be able to have her back again because she will always be in big demand.
Please feel free to contact us at any time to confirm the above reference.

Yours sincerely.
Brendan & Eva

Pets: One cat (Misha)


Michel Kelly & Andre Stanton. Wellington, New Zealand

From 17/01/2014 – To 27/01/2014

Phone +64 0211450447 (Andre)
Phone +64 021977306 (Michael)
Home 042325077

Tulia was our house sitter for 9 days in our Wellington home this January 2014, and we are very pleased with how much she cared for our cats, the garden and also made sure the house was spotless and clean for our return, even buying some milk for us to arrive home to!

What stood out about Tulia was her conscientious approach to house sitting. From the moment we made contact with her through ‘Kiwi House Sitters’ (an online New Zealand database of house sitters) she was very prompt in providing us with all information we required such as her references, scanned copy of her passport/driver’s license and her experience and abilities as a sitter.

Tulia was also very aware of asking us useful, proactive question when she arrived at our home to make sure she could care for our cats the best way possible and also make sure she knew who to contact in case of an emergency or problem with the house in some way.

Another factor to take into account was that this was our first time using a house sitter that we didn’t know previously so this was a little disconcerting allowing a stranger into our home.  This made it very important for us to get a sense of who Tulia was before we agreed to use her. One thing that helped us was having a Skype conversation with her to get a sense of who she was, this was very useful and made us feel at ease about choosing her to care for our place.

Both Michael and I wholeheartedly recommend Tulia to look after your home and pets as she proved to us that she is trustworthy, responsible, and has a caring nature towards animals.

Feel free to call or email me if you have further questions for us either on my mobile or email me.

Kind regards,
Andre Stanton and Michael Kelly.
Wellington homeowners.

Pets: Two cats.


Viviano & Giovanna Masconni. Grosseto, Italy

From 01/04/2012 – To 30/05/2012

Thank Tulia, per tutta l’amicizia e il grande aiuto che ci hai dato. Sei una ragazza veramente molto brava e socievole, sono sicuro che avrai molte gratificazioni nella tua vita. Spero con tutto il cuore di trovare sempre volontari con la tua energia e voglia di aiutare… con gli animli ha un ottimo rapporto ed è molto affidabile, raccomandata a tutti gli host.



Thanks Tulia for all the friendship and tons of help that you have given. You are such a good and sociable girl. I’m sure that you will have a lot of rewards in your life. I hope with all my hearth to always find volunteers with all your energy and will to help… She had done a great job with animals. She is very reliable and I widely recommend her to all the Host.


Animals: Dogs, goats, sheep, chickens, turkey,            donkeys, horses, a cow.