Heather

Devoted dog lady with love to share!

Braddon
20 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Last contacted 9 days ago
Usually responds within one day
2d ago
Last activity
<7h
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
60 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Heather

Hi there! I really really love dogs, but for various reasons I can't adopt one full time right now. Still, I miss the canine company and while I've been borrowing friends' pooches for short stints here and there, I have plenty of couch space and devoted dog mum energy leftover – which brings me here!  

I'd happily host your dog at my inner north Canberra townhouse, which has a small deck/courtyard and a doggy door, giving your pup continuous access to the outside and lots of cuddles and affection on the inside. I work part time so I would be able to provide lots of company, stimulation and exercise for your dog when I'm home - though at this stage I can't offer 24h company if that's what your dog needs.

I'm an experienced and responsible dogsitter. I’ve been a dog parent myself, looked after friends’ pets, and volunteered at animal shelters, so I'm comfortable with lots of different breeds, temperaments and care needs. I have a particular soft spot for staffies and bully breeds - the boofier the better! When I'm not on the internet offering to cuddle strangers' dogs, I'm your pretty typical Canberra policy analyst.

I know how tricky it can be to find a reliable and trustworthy dogsitter who will give your fur child the kind of care and attention you would. So please get in touch if I can be of service!  

Heather's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
60 AUD
/night

Heather also offers

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Rebecca, 2024-05-26

Heather did a wonderful job looking after our Maude

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Jenny, 2024-05-14

It was the first time Norman (10 year old Labrador) had stayed with Heather and after an initial thorough investigation of her place, he settled in quickly. Heather was very responsive with her communication before and during Norm's stay. It was great to receive photo updates of Norm's stay. Heather clearly enjoys the company of dogs. We would not hesitate to leave Norm with Heather again - maybe next time he will figure out the doggy door!!

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Availability

About Heather's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years

Heather's home

An apartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
I’m a passionate dog lover and advocate for animal rescue, having volunteered with animal rescue organisations when I lived in PNG and Thailand. I am a mature and responsible person who understands the commitment that caring for a dog entails. My previous dog (Mariah) had a range of health challenges which I was diligent about addressing, to make sure she was as happy and healthy as could be. I adopted her at an older age after what seemed like a rough start to life and she was reactive to other dogs, so I have some experience managing those kinds of behavioural issues. I've done some basic animal training and I'm familiar with the concepts and theory behind dog training and behaviour management techniques, including puppy preschool with a family pet.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Heather

Heather

Devoted dog lady with love to share!

Braddon
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
60 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Heather

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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