House, pet and garden care when you're not there




Our Story

In 2003 Blair Purdie founded Homesit Christchurch.

After opening a Christchurch branch for Homesit, NZ’s oldest professional home sitting agency, Blair quickly recognized the need to add a go-any day pet-feeding service and so PetCalls was born.

Today Homesit Christchurch is owned by Faith Pandian.    

After long stints in Australia and India working as a nurse and tour operator Faith returned home to Christchurch in 2007.  She is proud to build on Homesit’s history and reputation for excellence in petcare and is totally committed to going the extra mile to make a holiday work out without worries left behind!   

Faith grew up with cats, the occasional fish and a cockatiel during their time in Australia. Rani the beagle and Popsy the talkative tortishell cat are now much loved members of the household.   Using her cross-over nursing skills Faith has tended sick animals back to health and confidantly administers injections & medication when the need arises.   

Faith oversees the hugely popular PetCall service and supports Rebecca Glithero who now coordinates their homesitters.  Thorough screening, a good match and seamless support are essential to a successful home-sitting partnership and Rebecca’s professional background in Early Childhood Education and administration of busy kindergartens ensures pet-owners & their little loved ones will be well-cared for.  Along with her 2 children Rebecca has a long term adopted cat, Mr Whiskerson and a special rabbit called Pearl, her daughter’s favourite.

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