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Melanie

Cats Are My Future

Braddon
4 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Last booked 5 days ago
Last contacted 5 days ago
Usually responds within one hour
2d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 AUD for each additional pet
18 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Melanie

My Services:

During home visits (1 hour duration) and homestays (overnight) I will feed and fill water bowls daily for each furry friend. If required, I will also clean the cat litter or pick up the doggy doo left in the backyard. There will also be plenty of playtime/cuddles provided - if your cat or dog is open to it, brushing can also be done. Daily pictures can be supplied if requested, and if you are away for more than 3 days, I am also happy to conduct short video calls (10 minutes max / 3 days).

- I currently have working from home privileges. If you’d prefer longer visits during the day, I’m happy to accommodate this, provided I have access to fast and stable internet (I tend to have a lot of Microsoft Teams meetings).

Time dedicated to dog walks will not be counted towards time dedicated to home visits, but must occur immediately before or after a home visit. Typically, a dog walk will be approx. an hour - however, this can vary (and will be agreed upon with you in advance) depending on the dog's age and health.

My preference is to always have a meet-and-greet prior to accepting a homestay arrangement. I've never come across a furry friend who did not take to me, but I don't want to be presumptuous. My first priority is their well-being.

A little about me:

I'm a mid-20s government consultant by day, with a passionate drive to make the welfare system better for Australians in the future. While I absolutely love my work, it can leave me energy depleted. Being surrounded by furry friends has also been the best remedy for that.

I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with furry friends all my life - dogs, cats, fish and birds - and I just can't imagine not having them in my future. I'd go as far as calling all my previous and current furbabies (who live with my parents temporarily due to a no-pet policy in my current place) as family. That is why I completely empathize with people's plight in trying to secure the absolute best care for their furry friends in their absence. I would expect, and accept, no less for my own.

For the purposes of being completely transparent, whilst I adore all furry friends, I am team cat before team dog. Cats have a particularly special place in my heart, as the ones I grew up with, helped me get through some very difficult times in my life. That’s not to say I won’t smother your beautiful dog with affection if an arrangement is agreed upon, but if given competing offers, please don’t be offended if I opt for the meow monster!

Melanie's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
6 AUD for each additional pet
18 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
55 AUD for two visits a day
35 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
70 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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House Sitting
Ashley, 2020-12-11

Melanie was a wonderful pet sitter. Melanie was punctual, responsive and provided regular updates during her stay. We arrived home to a very happy labrador! We would highly recommend Melanie.

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Home Visits
Andrea, 2020-12-08

Takes such good care of Oscar, great communication, feel very comfortable leaving my fur baby in Melanies care😀

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Melanie

Melanie

Cats Are My Future

Braddon
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 AUD for each additional pet
18 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Melanie

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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