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Melanie

Cats Are My Future

Braddon
4 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Last contacted 14 days ago
Last active 9 days ago
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
18 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Melanie

My Services:

  • During home visits (1 hour duration) and home stays (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 play time / cuddles provided - if your cat or dog is open to it, brushing can also be done. Daily pictures of your furry friend 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).
  • 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 home stay arrangement. I've never come across a furry friend who did not take to me, but I don't want to be presumptious. My first priority is the wellbeing of your furry friend.
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 what I do, I definitely love coming home to recharge - the best remedy for that has always been to surround myself with furry friends. I've been luckily 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 emphathise with people's plight in trying to secure the absolute best care for their furry friends whilst they are away. 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
10 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
25 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A pet sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
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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House Sitting
Michelle, 2019-11-17

Mel, was fantastic with our two cats. They were super relaxed and happy when we arrived home. Highly recommended!

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House Sitting
Sophie, 2019-10-07

Thanks for house sitting and taking such good care of the fur babies Mel, a pleasure as always :)

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Availability

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

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
Last activity
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Melanie

Melanie

Cats Are My Future

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

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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