** TESTIMONIALS ARE LOCATED AT BOTTOM OF THIS DESCRIPTION ** (As well as those in the "reviews" section on my profile)
I am unable to take on pooches in my own home long term over the next few months. I do apologize for this and hope this can resume sometime in the later part of the year.
Dog walking includes time out for cuddles & games. (1.5 hrs) Home visits include walk, feed, play, cuddles. (1.5 hrs)
NB: "HOUSE SITTING" is a base rate only. Additional costs may apply if there is more than one pet.
*** ABOUT ME ***
Hi I'm Sandy. I am in inner city Sydney & could not think of life without dogs, or the whole Animal Kingdom, as I have had love & compassion for all animals, all my life. Apart from my passion for dogs, I have also advocated for the Orangutans of the world via Nature Alert founded by Sean Whyte. I had an article published in Malaysia Today for this organisation, as well as supported different animal organisations by way of petitions or the like.
I have had dogs since I was two years old loving them all as an important, adored member of the family. My first, a poodle-lab in 1974, was human-like & I was so lucky to have had Ziggy for 14.5 beautiful years. I had not known life without him & was devastated when it was his time to go. The emptiness needed to be filled so it was not long before Billy Bud came along. While he wouldn't replace Zig, it didn't take long for him to have a hold on my heart. He was with us for another wonderful 14.5 years. While I am unable to have my own dog for now, I had 9 gorgeous years knowing my Mums dog, my gorgeous four- legged baby brother Taro who was still a big part of my life. Tragically we lost Taro to aggressive cancer in Nov 2017, & I miss him every day. So I have 38 years of experience with dogs. I love caring for them as much in old age as I do at their puppy stage. Both are special times in their lives.
Your pooch will always have my undivided attention. I only walk with 1 - 2 dogs at a time, for the safety of the dogs I am walking, other people/dogs walking within the vicinity & myself.
I have supported Monika's Doggie Rescue over the yrs by way of volunteer dog walking, volunteering in their office as Customer Service back in Jan- Mar 2016 as well as being a continued 'Lifesaver' giving monthly financial contributions for a number of years now. I was lucky to receive two testimonials from Rachel and Julia who I worked with in my time at Doggie Rescue.
Dogue Bondi Junction was another experience for me, where I was walking up to three dogs in Centennial Park, as well as dog minding in their Doggy Daycare. This was a short term position only but gave me an insight into such an organisation, which included dog grooming.
I'm looking forward to meeting your pooches, forming a bond where they are totally comfortable & happy in my care as well as feeling safe and loved.
** TESTIMONIALS ** ** TESTIMONIALS **
RACHEL M - MONIKA'S DOGGIE RESCUE: Sandy has been a long term supporter of Monika's DoggieRescue through the DoggieRescue Lifesaver Program. Sandy also helped out as a volunteer with the customer service team and our dog walking program. It was great having Sandra who is such a committed dog lover involved at DoggieRescue!
JULIA K - MONIKA'S DOGGIE RESCUE: I met Sandy when she came to volunteer at Doggie Rescue as part of the customer service team. Sandy was hard working, physically fit, a true animal lover and naturally bonded with all the doggies. She was not afraid to get her hands dirty, and beautifully attended to the needs of the doggies she came into contact with. Sandy is a great listener, quick learner and was empathetic to many of the doggies with special needs. She also related really well to other people and is a genuinely lovely person. I would not hesitate to have her look after my fur babies..... without a worry in the world!
BEV B - FAMILY MEMBER WHO HAS WITNESSED ME WITH OUR FAMILY DOGS SINCE I WAS 2YRS OLD: SO VERY caring, attentive, protective, gentle, loving and most alert to animal needs, especially a dog's need. Any owner lucky enough to have Sandy mind their dog will be very happy, the dog will be extremely happy. (even spoilt)! .The dog's comfortwill come well before Sandy's own. She has grown up with dogs all her life, just adores them.
NERIDA W - FAMILY FRIEND KNOWN ALL MY LIFE: I have always known Sandy to be an extremely caring and compassionate lady. She has a special connection with animals and treats them with kindness and respect. I would not hesitate to leave my pets in her care as I know they will be very well cared for & loved.
Sandy is great- reliable, caring and a good communicator! Our Felix was loved and well cared for while we were away. Thank you!
Sandy provided a first class service, and treated my fur baby so well! I received multiple photo updates and texts throughout the day. Bosco had the time of his life with Sandy. Thank you for treating him to a good time and looking after him so well. I'm sure he loved being spoiled with love all day! Highly recommend.
Lifelong caring for my 4 legged baby brothers. (38years of my 45years).
I love looking after them in their old age as much as when they are puppies.
Previous experience with Monica's Doggie Rescue (testimonials included on profile).
Previous experience with Dogue Bondi Junction (Doggy Daycare).
Working with Children Check (can't hurt to put this in)
St John's First Aid Certification (Human First Aid) however having cared for dogs 80% of my lifetime I am confident of administering and assisting with First Aid. I know the signs when dogs are not their usual selves and can assess if it is a state to be concerned with or they are just having an off day.
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