Daily or twice daily visits: Available for fun, exercise and walking. Enquires welcome.
House Sitting: Inquiries welcome, Travel options have started far
. The above is based on existing enquires, some to be confirmed. May 31 at 16:36.
We are a reliable, capable, animal-loving couple that have been living in Darwin for 3 years after moving here from Perth, where we house and pet sat for over two years. We also have some helpers to cover unexpected life moments, for example, last year I came off my motorbike and had limited mobility for a month and it was handy to have backup walkers and sitters. All our helpers are police vetted and people we personally know and trust. More about them later.
Jo grew up with a menagerie of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, a variety of birds, fish, guinea pigs, and rabbits. She loves animals and can take care of anything furry, feathered or scaled! She is a biologist and has worked previously as a penguin keeper, dolphin swim guide, snorkel guide for manta ray and shark tours and tour guide for wildlife cruises. Paul has lots of experience with dogs, having owned 3 himself and loves to walk and entertain them! We are both fit and active people who love spending time with your pets. We are non-smokers and clean and tidy. We have police clearances and can provide excellent pet and house sitting references.
Our helpers: initially we will do a house sit/ visit meet and greet where we discuss your expectations, then moving forward we introduce the helper best suited to your needs. This way you have peace of mind that if something happens to me or Jo, you know your fur family will still be cared for. Added bonus- improves availability at short notice should you have plans develop unexpectedly. Norm is a retired airforce aircraft fitter. I think he might be a cat whisperer. We sometimes work together to do small renovations, tree felling, and general handyman jobs. Tash (Natasha) is a mum and dog trainer with limited availability for house sitting but great with all dogs and able to offer training for owners who might need a little help or direction. Riley is an adult student who loves cats. She even has a tattoo of her childhood cat Momo. In her mid-thirties, she works part-time cooking.
We can offer pet visits, dog walking and house/pet sitting services at your own house only (we are renting and cannot have animals at our place). For house sitting, we can offer a nightly or weekly rate, which gets cheaper the longer the sit: Pet visits: for single-day visits, walking, feeding, watering the plants and putting bins out can be included in our 1-hour time frame. For twice-daily visits where a second feeding is required, we will we spend 45 minutes each visit with your fur family. We try to accommodate to your existing routine where practical. We walk dogs avoiding hot temperatures as much for them as ourselves. We use local dog parks and beach walking to add variations for your pets to enjoy. Per night: House Sitting is $50 Longer terms are negotiable. While you are away, we send weekly emails and daily photos of your pets. Paul.
Paul is absolutely lovely and goes way beyond what is expected. I would recommend him to anyone. I have a particularly difficult cat and he has put in SO much effort to counter her issues. He's an absolute gem!
We had to travel for a long weekend on short notice and found our house and dog sitter Paul via Pawshake. What so say? He did a FANTASTIC job! Whilst we were away, we regularly got pictures and could see that our 'doggie ladies' were in good hands and 'things' at home were fine. This gave us peace to enjoy our time away from home without to worry about ANYTHING. On top of the house and dog sitting job, he also did some garden maintenance for us. So when we came back, we found your house and garden in an immaculate state and our two dogs happy and in good shape. We will definitely keep Paul in mind for a next time and recommend him to anybody who would like to have their pets sat at home.
Jo has a degree in biology and have previously worked for several years as a zookeeper. Paul has practical handy man experience and tools. We have over two years experience pet and housesitting for which we can supply references.
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