Lisa -  Daily Visits for 2 Dogs & 2 Cats

Tess looked after my two dogs and two cats in December 2013 while I was overseas working. The first day she looked after them someone let the dogs out of the yard. I was in a completely different time zone and no help to Tess!


Independently of any help, and quietly and calmly, she found the dogs at the local pound, and got them back, even dealing with an old microchip issue where they wouldn't release my female dog due to her chip not being updated.


I came home to happy animals (much less stressed than me!), perfectly groomed and fed, very happy dogs, calm and peaceful cats, and Tess even noticed a feeding problem with my old cat that I hadn't seen. The cat is now doing much better than she was before.


Tess's unflappable style and sincere love for pets shone through this whole adventure and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She looked after everything perfectly and is trustworthy, kind, honest and an absolute gem. Hire her - you won't regret it!





Some of our lovely clients have been kind enough to provide some feedback on their experiences with Petcare by Tess. Read our glowing Testimonials below.

I travel frequently and am unhappy to leave my animals and house unattended. Tess Wakefield has house sat for me 4 times since August 2012 and is already booked for other sits.


I have two large dogs and one large horse .All the animals are very spoilt. Having Tess look after them and my house is a great comfort. Her paper work is detailed and gives me confidence in her ability to manage my home with minimal disruption.


We generally have email contact on longer sits and it lets me know how things are at home. When I come home, everything is as it should be with the house clean and tidy and my animals happy.


I recommend Tess to you for your comfort and peace of mind. Just try not to book her when I want her!


Updated Reference from Bo:


I first wrote a recommendation for Tess over two years ago after she had done about 4 pet sittings for me. That number has more than tripled and I wanted to update my reference.


Tess has looked after my dogs and horse for sits from overnight to a very recent 5 week period. I have absolute confidence in her abilities and the professional attitude she presents. I hate paperwork but I find that filling in my pets’ details allows us both to be secure in our expectations. I love the email or SMS contact we have, it leaves me secure with what is happening and in touch with home.


All my animals remain happy and healthy during the sit and Tess rises to the inevitable problems with a calm and grace that is reassuring. One day before leaving on an overseas trip, we found an almost fully engorged paralysis tick on our dog. No problem, she came out to visit and learn what I needed from her if the worst had happened. It didn’t but I appreciated her willingness to deal with my needs.


The house has always been well maintained and Tess always maintains that personal touch. I love that my pets are in their own home. I love that my home is more secure with the daily checking and I will be using Tess to look after my home and pets for as long as she is willing to do so.


Thank you Tess, and good holidays to all those who use her services.


Bo -  In Home Stay for 2 Dogs & 1 Horse

I would like to provide this reference for Petcare by Tess. In the past we have used a dog sitting service for our 4 year old Pug Dudley and we would drop him at a minders home. After receiving a recommendation to use Petcare by Tess we decided to try this as an alternative.


Tess met us at our home 2 weeks before our holiday to meet Dudley and we found her to be friendly, helpful and most of all built a great rapport with Dudley. We felt comfortable knowing Dudley would be in great hands and the added peace of mind someone would be in our home as an extra security measure, as well as a friend for Dudley!


Dudley was well looked after and tended to and had a great time with Tess. We will definitely be using this service for any future requirements and would not hesitate to recommend to others.



Peita -  In Home Stay for 1 dog

I would like to recommend Tess as a responsible and reliable pet sitter. We have used her service many times over the years, including holidays several weeks long.  We are very comfortable leaving the care of our pets and our home in her hands, and know we can rely on Tess to ensure that everything runs smoothly while we are away.


We have 3 dogs, a cat, a pony, and chickens and Tess has proven to be very competent in looking after all of them. The dogs in particular are always happy to see her when she comes to visit. I am sure that anyone using Tess's service will be just as happy as we are with the care and attention she gives their pets.



Linda -  In Home Stay for 2 Dogs, 1 Cat, 1 Pony & Chickens!

We have been using Tess to look are our two dogs since last year. I found her when I needed a dog sitter with a short notice cancellation and was very happy to have her stay in our home after our meet and greet.


She immediately took to the dogs and them to her one of my dogs is very shy and there was no problems at all. Now when she comes around they don't bark at her. We have used her quite a few times now and would be more than happy to recommend her professional and reliable service.



Kim -  In Home Stay for 2 Dogs

We were recently in need for a career for all our horses, 2 large dogs and 1 high maintenance small dog, 1 timid cat and chickens which are all considered to be our family.


Fortunately we found Tess on the internet and as we read more about her we realised she loved animals as much as we did so we arranged for a meeting and we were pleasantly surprised how our animals liked her.


Tess has since looked after our animals a few times. Tess has always followed our instructions and even takes time to text every day to reassure us they are all doing ok. We have complete confidence in Tess in looking after any animals and would not hesitate to recommend her.


We found Tess to be a responsible and reliable caring young lady.



lee & wendy- Daily Visits for 3 dogs, 1 cat, Horses & Chickens!

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