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Kathryn

Sydney Inner West Petsitter

Ashfield
34 times favorited
22 recurring guests
Lives with 1 dog and 1 cat
Lives with Great dane Alpha
Usually responds within few hours
1w ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Kathryn

Hi there!

For those who know me or are new to my story, I had to say goodbye to Alpha (the Great Dane) at the end of January. I brought Alpha into my life when she was 9wks old and she had a wonderful 8yrs around the sun with me.

I still have my 8yo rescue cat, Coco, and she is adpating to a new way of life in an apartment. I am sure she misses all the attention she sought (and those who sought her out) for belly rubs and cuddles in Leichhardt (when saying goodbye to my neighbours, I found out she used to watch tv with an elderly neighbour!). She probably doesn’t miss Alpha stealing her food. My adult daughter looks after her demands whilst I am away pet sitting.

I have grown up with cats, fish, a chicken and various birds. I have cared for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and a turtle. I used to have a Cockatiel named Barney, who I taught how to whistle songs, head bopping dance moves, and he loved to get head pats. He was so much fun to train.

I have experience with giving animals medication whether that be a tablet or an injection (our family cat was diabetic), and I have some experience with dogs who have seizures (my own personal experience with Alpha). I can handle large dogs, or dogs that pull on the lead.

Please note, that I work full-time hours as a senior Executive Assistant for a NFP Charity in the Inner West Sydney area, and I can only do bookings during the week around this area (unless your fur child/ren are ok for longer hours whilst I am at work). I can travel on the weekends.

I have previously worked more than 15yrs for various Federal Government departments in Canberra. I am policed checked, WWCC checked, non-smoker, non-drinker, almost OCD cleaner, learning to adapt to a minimalist lifestyle, and I am very respectful of your home.

I may consider other options, not listed, such as "daycare" on a Wednesday only (this is my WFH day), or dog/cat boarding at my place on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and we can discuss your requirements in more details.

I hope you will consider me to look after your fur child/ren, as I will also love them just as I would my own.

Kathryn

On another note, from 15 April 2021, I will be donating 20% of each booking (up to $30) to various animal rescue charities.

Feel free to suggest an animal rescue charity as part of your booking xx

Kathryn's services

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
20 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
60 AUD for two visits a day
35 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Nicola, 2021-04-21

Kathryn is everything you could hope for in a sitter. She was just great with my cat Dizzy who seemed very happy and relaxed when I got back. Kathryn responded very quickly to my request for a sitter which was such a relief given I was asking for someone very last minute and she was very flexible, communicative and was even able to squeeze in the meet and greet before work one day which I much appreciated. Kathryn is very friendly, clearly loves animals and was respectful of my home. Couldn't ask for more - I would recommend her services to anyone. Thanks Kathryn - I will be in touch soon for next time... :)

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House Sitting
Dee, 2021-04-14

Thanks Kathryn for looking after the dogs over Easter. As always they were thrilled to have you looking after them as were we!

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Availability

Kathryn's Pets

Alpha
Great dane
Coco
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I can administer medication from tablets to some needle injections (my parents had a cat that was diabetic) and have experience with seizures (own personal experience with Alpha the Great Dane)

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

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Kathryn

Kathryn

Sydney Inner West Petsitter

Ashfield
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Kathryn

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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