Merryn

I'll Love Them Like My Own!

Ashfield
74 times favorited
12 recurring guests
Last booked 13 days ago
Last contacted 13 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
1d ago
Last activity
<4h
Response time
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Merryn

Hi!

I'm an animal lover from waaaaaay back, but I do have a special place in my heart for dogs, in particular. I've grown up with dogs, cats and birds, as well as having friends as a kid who had mice and rats, and I've looked after a friend's turtle while he was overseas for a couple of weeks, in my home.

Unfortunately I lost my much loved dachshund, Larry, toward the end of 2018. He was 15 1/2, so I am very much across managing animals with special needs, or that are simply in their more high maintenance, twilight years. Towards the end, Larry became blind and deaf, had mobility issues, and eventually semi-incontinent.

I'm still not ready to get another pet of my own at this stage, and that is why I decided to join Pawshake instead - this way I can still get my regular pet fix :) I also used Pawshake myself to find a sitter for Larry after his lifelong kennel closed down, so I understand the needs of the owner, too.

When we're not petsitting we also foster dogs (mostly greyhounds) until they find their forever home. It's such a fulfilling way to give back to the fur friends to make our lives better every day!

I live in a three bedroom apartment in Ashfield. It is entirely floorboards and tiles so I have no hang ups about any occasional accidents that may occur inside.  I do prefer to be told if this is likely so I can be prepared though!  There is a large, fully fenced dog park a 5 minute drive away, but I also have a decent sized balcony for some outdoors time between walks.

Because I do live in an apartment building, unfortunately I am unable to take dogs that bark excessively or suffer from separation anxiety.

I work Monday to Wednesday part time and not far away, so have ample time to dedicate to your furry (or not so furry) family member. I have 2 children aged 8 and 13 who live with me part time and they also love animals, and are very understanding and respectful of the need for animals to have personal space :)

I can pick up / drop off by negotiation.

I look forward to meeting you and your pet very soon!

Merryn's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
30 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
35 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night

Merryn also offers

Pick up / drop off

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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Dog Boarding
Robert, 2024-04-03

Fantastic helper! Took really good care of my pup. Sent photos with updates. Can definitely recommend!

Thanks again

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Doggy Day Care
Shania, 2024-03-28

My puppy loved being with Merryn! She was great with communicating and creating a wonderful environment. Would definitely recommend!

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Availability

About Merryn's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
3-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Merryn's home

An apartment
A small outdoor area
Has kids younger than ten
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Email
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Merryn

Merryn

I'll Love Them Like My Own!

Ashfield
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Merryn

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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