I’m Tayler, a trustworthy, reliable and experienced house sitter. In May of 2018 I graduated from the House Sitting Academy and began housesitting full-time through Austral-Asia, Europe and the U.S. As a former Airbnb host, I understand the importance of finding someone you can trust to care for your home, pets and property while you’re away.

I am a full time Digital Nomad working as a Virtual Business Assistant (VA) for online business owners. Before I started traveling and house sitting, I lived in Texas, London and Colorado all at different times. My hobbies include hiking, going on walks, working out & watching movies. I like to be active, but generally keep things pretty low key.

You can find me on the following platforms:

House Carers


House Sitters America

Trusted House Sitters

My References

Erin (Sumner, NZ Aug 2018)

 Having Tayler house and doggy sit for us was a truly wonderful experience. We went away on our holiday feeling confident and relaxed knowing that Tayler was looking after our dogs. She was a delightful addition to our household. Tayler is honest and reliable and a genuine beautiful person. She can come and stay anytime she likes. We highly recommend her. Thank you Tayler, all the best for your future adventures.
– Erin, Keith, Bella Boo & Rusty

Amanda (Fernside, NZ Jun 2018)

Thanks so much to Tayler for doing such an amazing job of looking after our large fur family & house. It has been such a pleasure getting to know Tayler, she has been absolutely everything you could ask for in a house and pet sitter. The house has been very well cared for & dinner was even waiting for us on our arrival home. The animals (2 cats, 2 large dogs, 2 horses & 6 sheep) were all very well loved with the cats & dogs even sending us video updates ( with Tayler’s help) while we were away. We couldn’t recommend Tayler highly enough.

Belinda (Nelson, NZ Oct 2018)

 Tayler was an awesome house/ pet sitter. Our dog Missy loved her and so we came home to a happy relaxed puppy. The house was also nice and clean, so an added bonus! While we were away Tayler kindly provided us with pictures of our pets, much to my daughters delight. We would thoroughly recommend Tayler as a house sitter.

Caroline (Yaldhurst, NZ Jul 2018)

Tayler kindly helped us out and we felt very comfortable with her caring for our animals and looking after the house etc. She was very reliable, mature, and we felt happy to go away leaving her to care for everything. We wouldn’t hesitate to use her again. Happy travelling Tayler!

Ali (Christchurch, NZ Jul 2018)

Tayler is a fabulous house sitter and animal carer. She joined us for a few days prior to our holiday, and sussed out the routines of the household, fitting in easily. It was a pleasure to be able to spend some time with her before we travelled. Whilst overseas she provided us with regular updates and photo’s of the pets assuring us they were in good hands. On our return we were surprised and delighted to be greeted with a lovely home cooked meal. I highly endorse Tayler as a house sitter. Many thanks for caring for our house and animals.

Joanne (Wellington, NZ Oct 2018)

 Tayler’s wonderful ~ lovely, clean and tidy, mature, flexible, reliable, and above all she was great with the dogs. Totally recommend her for any housesit. Thanks Tayler!

Carolyn (Tauranga, NZ May 2018)

We are new to Kiwi House Sitters and having Tayler as our sitter couldn’t have been a better start. We came home to a clean and tidy house, happy cats and a home cooked meal! Tayler is a lovely girl and we hope she enjoys the rest of her time in NZ. She is welcome at our home anytime.

Tanya (Officer, Australia Dec 2018)

This was our first holiday where we all went away and left the fur babies at home. Never having had a house sitter before we were understandably a bit apprehensive about a stranger living in our house and looking after our fur babies. 
Thankfully Tayler came to our cries for help and by the time our holiday came around we felt like we knew Tayler and we weren’t so apprehensive anymore. 

Tayler is the type of person who is easy to like. Our two Bernese Mountain Dogs and three cats fell in love with her. She has such a lovely manner about her. The dogs were never stressed when she was around. 

Tayler did such a great job of looking after the house. When we came home the house was lovely and clean. My beloved plants were still alive. If you need someone to look after your pets and your home then Tayler is the right person.

Whitney (Oklahoma Feb 2018)

We have called upon Tayler to house and pet sit for us multiple times over the last five years. It is always comforting to know we are leaving not only our home, but also our animals in the loving care of someone who treats our belongings as if they were her own. Tayler is not only neat and clean, but also tends to other duties around the house when needed: taking out the trash, collecting the mail, watering plants. Our Labrador and cat are also always well taken care of when we have left for any period, from a couple of days to weeks at a time. I highly recommend Tayler as someone to call for house or pet sitting if you are looking for someone responsible and reliable.

Sharon (Sydney, AU Jan 2019)

We recently had Tayler house & cat sit for us for a week over the Xmas break. We had never engaged a house sitter before, but once I had a skype call with Tayer I knew that I could plan for our holiday without any further worry about our cat Jasper while we were away. Tayler is friendly, easy going and cared for our home & Jasper beautifully. Jasper was clearly relaxed & happy around Tayler. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tayler for house sitting and to care for your pets..

Jordan & Jo (Sydney Jan 2019)

Tayler looked after our golden retriever, saltwater aquarium, chickens and cat while we were away for 10 days. She came a day before to learn the ropes and sent regular updates to us while we were away. Tayler was great and we would not hesitate to recommend her for a similar assignment or to have her back again, thanks Tayler!

Caroline (Nelson, NZ April 2019)

“Thank you to Tayler for taking good care of our boy Leon. Tayler is very reliable. Communication was very good before and during the dog sitting. I came back to a very tidy house and a happy dog! I would recommend Tayler and have her again any time!”

Stephen & Fleur (Vietnam Jul 2019)

Tayler was a fantastic pet/house sitter who looked after our two dogs very well. Tayler had a difficult start to the sitting period with a number of issues (none of her making!) that she had to deal with and she did so fantastically. Totally trustworthy, honest and capable, Tayler put our minds at ease whilst we travelled. I would highly recommend Tayler for any pet/house sitting position.

Marilyn (Denver, Oct 2019)

The minute I met Tayler, I immediately liked her. She is warm, articulate and confident. I felt completely comfortable in leaving our home and kitties in her care. On our return our place was spotless, and the cats were happy! I highly recommend Tayler to anyone looking for a qualified, dependable sitter!

Resources for New House Sitters

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How to Get Started as a House Sitter

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