Maxine

23 years exp, industry qualifications, full time pet carer

Beechboro
3 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Lives with 1 pet
Usually responds within few hours
1d ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Maxine is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Maxine

Hi, I'm Maxine, a seasoned pet care provider with 23 years experience.
As a former vet nurse and dog groomer, my expertise goes beyond just cuddles and walks. Rest easy knowing I'm independently insured, putting your pet's safety as a top priority. The trust of pet parents like you is reflected in the numerous 5-star reviews I've earned on various other platforms like this one. I provide personalised pet care to suit your individual requirements, extending the warmth of my family to ensure your pets feel at ease in the familiarity of their own home. I pride myself on creating lasting, quality relationships with the pets and families we come into contact with.

My primary aged daughter usually accompanies me to in-clients-home sits. She is well used to this way of life, having come along with me to sits since she was a baby. If you have pets who are not ok with children, do mention it to me, as we do have one or two clients where this is the case and I have versed her very well on how to behave with these animals - but the decision is of course always left to you and we will both come along to meet your fur kids to ensure everyone is happy. 9 times out of 10, we find the fur babies we look after REALLY appreciate the extra attention and adoration that comes from being doted on by a well-educated animal loving child - please take a look in our profile photo gallery for some examples.

Pet caring is my full time profession, I provide dog walking and drop in visits (for feeding and any other tasks), and as such am "home" with your pets from about 3.30pm to 8am, when house sitting. Every day looks a little different though, some days I am home a few more hours in the morning or afternoon, and I am sometimes able to pop home between pet visits. If you have pets who are used to their owners being home all day, or pets who have anxiety in their absence, we may not be the best fit. 

Although "retired" from vet nursing and grooming, I am still experienced and comfortable to carry out diabetes monitoring, as well as oral, topical and injection medicating, and I do keep an eye out for behaviours and other indications of possible health problems. I can also offer walking and house sitting clients dog bathing and grooming, upon request (however I cannot accomodate ongoing appointments).

I am able to care for pocket pets such as rats, rabbits & guinea pigs, birds, select reptiles, and homestead animals like chickens, sheep and horses.

Please note the daily rate for pet sitting is shown here for 1 pet, this platform does not provide the option to adjust the price for additional pets. 

Please dont hesitate to contact me regarding your specific pet care needs. 

Maxine's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/walk
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
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
70 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
90 AUD
/day

Maxine also offers

Pick up / drop off

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.

Reviews

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Dog Walking
Michelle, 2024-01-20

Maxine was fantastic. She understood what our JRT needed and looking after him as if he was her own dog. With regular updates we could enjoy our holiday knowing he was in good hands.

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Home Visits
Trent, 2022-04-13

Absolutely fantastic Walker that cant ve more highly recommended flexible, rrained and passionate - she gave my jack russell a different experience every week and even updates and videos!

Availability

Maxine's Pets

The whole Gang (15 small birds in 2 cages)
Bird

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Comfortable administering medication including via injection. Able to care for a limited number of livestock animals such as horses, pigs, sheeps, chickens for hobby farm/homstead properties. Offer pet taxi and grooming - I will safely transport your pet to a small, secure home salon where your pup will be individually groomed from start to finish by myself, in a double gated situation where they care free to walk around, not caged.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Maxine

Maxine

23 years exp, industry qualifications, full time pet carer

Beechboro
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Maxine is currently not available to accept new requests.

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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