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Sarah

Animal lover & qualified vet nurse

Perth
5 times favorited
9 recurring guests
Lives with 1 dog and 5 cats
Lives with chihuahua Eddy
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Home visits
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
40 AUD for two visits a day
20 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Sarah

Hi, My name is Sarah and I have loved animals all my life!

I have three wonderful cats and a little chihuahua named Eddy.

My life is pretty much my cats and my dog and I love to give them the very best in life. I love taking Eddy for his daily walks and have had a lot of fun in making food puzzles for my pets (which they love!)

I love dogs and cats just the same, but I have a special interest in cat psychology because I feel like there is not as much knowledge dealing with cat behavior as there is for dogs. I have studied endlessly on cat behavior and of course have learned a lot from my own. I am a qualified vet nurse and I am especially interested in nutrition and behavior. The reason I have chosen to do pet sitting is that I feel like I work amazingly with animals on a more personal level. I find all their different quirks and personalities fascinating and I am very understanding of nervous cats and dogs.

I get a lot of self-satisfaction when I do gain their trust and am extremely patient with them as I highly respect and understand the process it takes for a cat or dog to overcome their anxieties. I also like knowing that I can help people out without them needing to worry about taking them out of their environment and into a boarding place.

I think it is such a great idea that animals can stay at home and avoid the unnecessary stress of being taken to a new environment with lots of other animals boarding beside them.

Now they can still remain at home amongst their familiar smells and routine.

The services I would offer would first listen to what you the owner wants and just to describe your daily routine so I can keep it as normal as possible for your pets. I would also ask if there are any special diet and the amount in which you feed and just if they have any specific medical conditions such as diabetes so I am aware that their medical condition remains stable. Being a former Vet Nurse I will use the same method with a record chart that I have designed to record your pets feeding, drinking and toileting to keep track of their overall health.

Most importantly I will follow all of your rules and specific requests because after all, you know your pet the best :)

I can give medication if needed and as well as feeding and cleaning for your pet. I will also take your pet for a walk and provide playtime as well as brushing and LOTS of cuddles :D

I am also more than happy to do anything else that I may have missed here if you have an enquiry.

Sarah's services

At your home

Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 AUD for two visits a day
20 AUD
/day

Sarah also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Jessica, 2020-01-05

Sarah was great with out dogs! One of them is overly friendly, and the other is not very happy with strangers, but Sarah took it all in her stride and we came home to very happy dogs.

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Home Visits
Katy, 2019-11-26

Sarah is amazing, my little puppy loves her! She’s incredibly flexible with her times and very knowledgeable about animals - replying and helping with any questions or concerns I may have. So pleased that I have found her to pet sit!

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Availability

Sarah's Pets

Bella
Cat
Rosalie
Cat
Willow
Cat
Eddy
chihuahua
Audrey
Cat
Mr buttons
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Certified Vet Nurse as of 2016
  • I have worked at a cattery so I know the cleaning, feeding and recording routines
  • I have volunteered at RSPCA in the cattery where I worked with anxious cats and gain their trust
  • I have also volunteered at Native Animal Rescue where I have dealt with a wide range of native animals such as feeding and caring for baby birds, tawny frogmouths, boobook and barn owls, ringtail and brushtail possums and many bobtails. We once had a pelican come in which was a pretty amazing experience for me when feeding him. I also can't not mention Eddy the Emu, who I would take for walks around the lot. He reminded me of a puppy dog!

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2w ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Sarah

Sarah

Animal lover & qualified vet nurse

Perth
Home visits
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
40 AUD for two visits a day
20 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Sarah

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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