Shona

Fun, personal but professional carer

Richmond
39 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Last contacted 5 days ago
Usually responds within one day
4d ago
Last activity
<8h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Shona

I have always had a huge love for animals, being surrounded by pets in my upbringing and going on to complete a biology degree at University, developing my understanding of animal behaviours and traits.

I began professionally caring for animals in 2018 back in England and over the years have developed a repertoire of regulars and lovely reviews (on a different site, reviews available on request ☺️). I always take the time to get to know each animal and understand their needs, dislikes and little kwerks - as much like us they're all incredibly different with their own personalities! Therefore, I tailor my walks and activities to best suit their needs, be it finding calm environments for nervous dogs, or high mental and physical stimulation for those active pets!

I have the most experience caring for dogs, ranging from young puppies up to 13 year olds, and varying in sizes from daschund right up to large labradoodles and English pointers. I am confident working with all breeds and multiple dogs at a time - though I will never introduce 2 dogs until I have met them first separately, understand them and am happy they will get on well. I ensure the introductions are slow, relaxed and in a neutral ground!

I was sad to leave my clients behind in England as I formed lovely bonds with both the pets and their owners, but I hope I'll be able to continue to do so over here in Australia! 

I am available all through the day and am incredibly flexible, meaning I'm also free on short-notice should you need me. My walks and drop ins generally last half an hour, however I'd be more than happy to alter this to your preference for pets!

I also have a current, valid police check ☺️

Shona's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
20 AUD for each additional pet
60 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
85 AUD
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
30 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
85 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
55 AUD
/day

Shona also offers

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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House Sitting
Amanda, 2024-03-22

Shona is an amazing pet sitter. My cats love her!

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House Sitting
Bree, 2023-10-08

Shona looked after my 2 cavs for 3 weeks while I was travelling. They absolutely ADORED her. She provided lots of updates, managed their medications and my home was lovely and clean when I returned.

She was very conscientious, organised, thoughtful and extremely pleasant to deal with and I 100% recommend her services to anyone looking for a pet/house sit.

Five stars.

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Availability

About Shona's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Shona's home

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Shona

Shona

Fun, personal but professional carer

Richmond
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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