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Maxine

Former Vet Nurse & Groomer

Beechboro
2 times favorited
Lives with 2 pets
Usually responds within few hours
Police checked
2w ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Maxine

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to review my profile :) I am new to the Pawshake platform but have been house and pet sitting for around 10 years.I am a former vet nurse and have been grooming dogs for around 20 years.. 

As soon as I left high school I volunteered for the RSPCA, I simply went straight into an industry I knew I'd enjoy. I traveled to America when I was quite young and took up work in a large chain pet store where I learned about keeping tropical fish, large and small birds, pocket pets and some reptiles. After a while I gained a grooming apprenticeship with the same company. 

I groomed with them for a year, then moved to a boarding kennel where I became grooming manager, then went to work for a vet clinic where I was lucky enough to get involved with the day to day behind the scenes work of running a vet clinic.On return to Australia I took up a vet nursing apprenticeship and worked in a few small animal practices around Perth for about 7 years. I took a break from paid employment to raise my own babies, but started house and pet sitting for friends and have been doing so ever since. 

I am no longer a registered vet nurse but am comfortable administering medications. I also offer grooming on a transport-to-venue basis, to a lovely home grooming setup where I give your pup individual attention from start to finish and they are able to run freely in a double fenced, sacure yard, rather than kept in a cage waiting.

I am comfortable looking after homestead type properties where there may be livestock such as horses, pigs, sheep, chickens and the like, but not in large "farm management" type situations. A few of each 'barnyard animal' is about my limit ;)

While I lived in the States I had the absolute honor of caring for an Australian Cattle Dog named Dazy May, she has long since passed but I still miss her. I grew up with a Kelpie x, and have had experience dealing with a huge variety of dog breeds over the years as a groomer and vet nurse.

I currently live in a ground floor strata unit situation with a courtyard garden, which I feel is too small for owning a dog of my own, so I kept domestic fancy rats for a number of years and now have two large cages for my budgie and cockatiel pairs - it is the delight of my day to hear them chattering away absolutely incessantly! But being in a fairly small living situation, I can only accept small pets for boaridng in my own home - pocket pets, reptiles, birds and small breed dogs. I get a lot of requests for Staffie boarding and Im honestly always sorry to have to tell owners Im not able to accomodate dogs that size. 

If your pooch is in need of constant supervision during the day, and they are well behaved with other dogs, they are welcome to accompany me to the premesis where I groom dogs 3 days per week - I work for myself, so I can schedule my sitting and grooming clients to fit in around each other :) More than happy to carry out garden care while you're away, even a full house clean (or specific tasks as needed eg oven cleaning) or laundry and ironing for an additional fee.

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.

 
Im so looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies :)

Maxine's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
20 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/day

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
35 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 AUD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
45 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 AUD
/night

Maxine also offers

Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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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

Fatboy & Slmi
Bird
Terri & Sherri
Bird

About Maxine's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Maxine's home

An apartment
A medium outdoor area
Has kids younger than ten
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

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Maxine

Maxine

Former Vet Nurse & Groomer

Beechboro
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Maxine

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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