Marian & Alan

Home-body retired couple that loves animals and divides time between Portugal and New

Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviews (16)


The most lovely couple so caring both the dogs just love them, as do we. Have to get in quick to book them as they are very busy sitters. Can’t wait til

Whangamata, New Zealand · 09 Feb - 17 Feb 2020

Marian and her husband looked after my home and cats for a week. I got home to a clean house and happy/gumpy cats...grumphy because I had been away. They

Wellington, New Zealand · 31 Jan - 08 Feb 2020

I would highly recommend Marian and Allan to look after your pets. They looked after our dog Cody and two Guinea pigs and although we only needed a sitter

Paraparaumu, New Zealand · 19 Jan - 25 Jan 2020

I would thoroughly recommend Marian and Alan as trusted housesitters. Communications were good. The dogs were very happy, content and well looked after. We

Auckland, New Zealand · 30 Dec 2019 - 11 Jan 2020

Marian and Alan looked after our home and Molly well and we found our home as we left it when we got back. Thank you. The only thing that fell short of

Taupo, New Zealand · 12 Dec - 29 Dec 2019

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I am delighted to provide a reference for Marion in relation to her wanting to be a House sitter. I have known Marion and her husband Alan for several years

House & pet sitting reference · 13 August 2018


We are a retired couple that spends half of the year in Portugal with our daughter and twin grandsons and half of the year in New Zealand. We are home-bodies who love to get out and walk the dogs. We love animals and the quiet life.

Why we want to house sit

House sitting is great for us because since we started dividing our time between Portugal and New Zealand we are unable to maintain pets and are dog crazy (we like cats and farm animals, too), so this system gives us a chance to get to know

Our experience

During last six month we have had a marvelous time looking after people's homes and animals, we have looked after dogs big and small, cats and farm animals. We have looked after large homes and small homes in suburbia and out in the

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Small pets


October 2021
November 2021
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • New Zealand

Profile details

Marian 65+ and Alan 65+
Retired and Retired
With a partner