About Us

An Experienced Choice

Lisa Clark established Town & Country Homesit in 2000 and it was the first service of its kind in Canterbury.  After 4 years in London based in Recruitment and Human Resources for investment banks, Lisa missed New Zealand and her pets!  Having grown up on a high country farm in the Mackenzie district, her love of animals and people made starting this business a natural choice.  Lisa’s experience in this business sees her as the pioneer of homesitting in the region and she has hundreds of loyal clients, homesitters and of course, happy pets!

Lisa is married to Hamish and lives in Harewood with her 2 children, and Kiko & Sammy… their precious British Shorthairs!

Queenstown & Wanaka

Sharon Forsyth Orr lives in Queenstown and is pleased to provide home and pet sitting services to clients in this region. Sharon and her family have lived in the area for over 10 years and have often found home sitters and pet sitters difficult to find. Sharon is very happy to partner with Lisa to expand the reach of Town & Country Homesit and offer the same great service to the Queenstown and surrounding community.

Sharon hails from Scotland and met her New Zealand husband while working in hospitality and public relations in the wine industry in Blenheim. They then travelled extensively working in guest services around the world. Sharon and Mark have two boys, a cat called Tabbi and a German Shorthaired Pointer cross called Ivy. When not working you’ll find Sharon walking in the hills with Ivy, trail running and skiing.

Real Peace of Mind

The original South Island pet sitting agency established in 2000, Town & Country Homesit offers an extensive house sitting and pet minding service for both residential city properties, rural lifestyle blocks and larger farms, providing security for your home and allowing your pets to remain in a secure and familiar environment.

We meet you in your home to thoroughly assess your needs, then choose a compatible sitter, who will also visit you prior to the homesit so you can have peace of mind that your home and pets are in safe hands.

We normally do a minimum of 3 nights.

You can contact us or simply fill out our request form.