Madeline

Love and Hugs Pet Care

Bull Creek
3 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Usually responds within few hours
14w ago
Last activity
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Response time
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
15 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Madeline

Hi there,

I have taken early retirement from a career in allied health care and now I am seeking opportunities to take care of your pets when you are unable to.

Please note; I have recently taken on employment part time during the day in my local area. So I can only pet sit in a 10km radius of Bull Creek.

I live with my adult son and daughter, who love animals as much as I do. We had a georgeous Golden Retriever who passed away two years ago and we miss her so much, she was a part of the family; we haven't quite recovered from losing her so have taken our time to replace her. Growing up my sisters and I had a dog, cats, birds, ghecko's, mice and guinea pigs, so we always had pets in our family.

I understand what it is like to have an older dog who needs gentle care, whether it be special food preparation or administering medication. Having raised our dog since she was a puppy, I understand the basics of training, but the most important thing I feel, is that I provide consistent care exactly as you would want me to. My goal is to make sure that your pet feels secure and reassured with me, giving you peace of mind that they are happy and relaxed while you are away. For example, if your dog is not allowed on the couch, I need to know this and will make sure your house rules are followed. If your dog is normally allowed to sleep with you on the bed, I am happy to do the same. All of these details can be collected and discussed on our initial meeting.

The photos you see in my profile are of myself, my daughter and my mother at our home with our dog, relatives, and friend's dog. We also occasionally look after our neighbours dog.

My services available at the moment are as follows

  • House sitting
  • I can stay in your home night and day and provide full care for a maximum of 3 weeks. As I can work from my laptop, and do online work I can be fully 'home based'. I also carry out my art so I can be with your pets most of the day if required, and if I need to go out it would only be a few hours at a time.

    • Home visit
    • Or if you prefer, I can visit your home and spend up to 3 hours there, including taking your dog on a walk and carry out other tasks while there. The time of day as negotiated with you.

      • Dog walks
      • During a home visit, I can walk your dog for 30 minutes, longer walks as negotiated within the agreed home visit time frame. While house sitting, one 30 minute dog walk is included in the fee, extra walks as negotiated.

        • Services I provide
        • - I can administer medication and grooming exactly as per your instruction.

          - I am happy to board more than one pet and depending on the size of your dogs, I can walk two.

          - I will also carry out tasks such as watering your plants, putting out your rubbish bin, taking in your mail and so on. While staying in your home I can offer twice daily walks, for the same time duration that you normally would.

          - If you require, I will update you with daily reports and photos/movie on how your pet is going ;)

          I am a very tidy and organised person, and taking care of your home and respecting your property is as important to me as caring for your pets. While house sitting I always use my own bedding and toiletries, food, utensils and so on. I will ensure that your home is very well cared for, leaving it tidy and clean ready for your return. I take security measures very seriously, and I do not intend to have visitors in your home unless with your approval first. I feel it is very important that all details are covered thoroughly at our initial meeting; for example, all your instructions for pet care, emergency contact details, your vet, so I have my own special prompt list that will need to be completed in addition to your instructions you provide, to ensure nothing is overlooked.

          In addition I have an up to date NCC National Crime Check and Right to Work check certificates. I can also provide character references as needed.

          I look forward to meeting you and your furry or feathery member of your family very soon :) 

          Madeline's services

          At your home

          Dog Walking
          Dog Walking
          An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
          15 AUD for each additional pet
          30 AUD
          /walk
          One home visit a day
          One home visit a day
          Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
          45 AUD
          /day
          House Sitting
          House Sitting
          A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
          65 AUD
          /night

          Madeline also offers

          Cancellation policy: Moderate

          Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

          Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

          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.

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          House Sitting
          Lucy, 2023-09-21

          Excellent sit, as always with Madeline. Came back to a clean home and one very happy little cat!

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          House Sitting
          Lucy, 2023-08-21

          This was our second experience using Madeline to care for our indoor cat. She is an excellent house & cat sitter, following our instructions, keeping in regular contact, offering lots of updates and photos, engaging in playtime, and offering lots of TLC to keep our timid little cat very content in our absence. Also, the cat litter tray was kept clean and our house was left clean and tidy. It was a pleasure to have Madeline in our home.

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          I speak English
          +10 years of experience
          Familiar with dog training techniques
          I grew up with a dog as part of our family, also I am familiar with dog training techniques through the breeder we used to obtain our dog when she was a puppy, we had her for 14 years. I am also experienced with cats, having many over my lifetime. In regard to volunteer work, I have taken care of family, friends and neighbours pets on many occasions, they can provide reference to you on request.

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          Madeline

          Madeline

          Love and Hugs Pet Care

          Bull Creek
          Dog Walking
          Dog walking
          Min. 30-minute walks
          15 AUD for each additional pet
          30 AUD
          /walk
          All services and rates
          Contact Madeline

          Cancellation policy: Moderate

          Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

          Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

          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.

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