Francesca

Passionate and Experienced Pet Lover

O'Connor
4 times favorited
Last booked 13 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
7 h ago
Last activity
<700h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Francesca is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Francesca

*I am available over the June long weekend and offering reduced new sitter rates. Can provide external references if preferred* :)

I'm a public servant in my late 20s with personal and professional experience looking after dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, reptiles and birds. Having worked in a pet food store for 2 years, I love meeting dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. I have grown up around animals, and at different points have owned pretty much every pet - dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, chickens and a turtle. My family dog in Melbourne is a rescue husky - he is a big and boisterous, so I am comfortable with dogs who may need have special needs. I am also confident administering medication if required.

I have done pet sitting before and go above and beyond to make your pets feel comfortable and loved. I am happy to spend time sitting and cuddling them during house visits, or behaviour training during walks, or waking up early to feed them during house stays.

My hours are 7-8:30am, and 5-9pm.

House visits: I feed your pet and refill water/bedding. I will clean up after then, including any litter. Then I'll spend some playing with them or cuddling with them (for some pets I know that playing might have to come before feeding time, so happy to be flexible). Happy to water any plants too!

Walks: I like to go for walks for around 45 minutes. I prefer to keep dogs on lead during walks unless I know them well, to ensure my and their safety and the safety of others. Happy to bring treats along and train if required, and comfortable walking reactive dogs.

House stays: Same as the house visit, with more hugs and walks!

This is the first time in my life I have lived without a pet at home, so I'm so looking forward to the opportunity to spend some much needed time with your pets!

Francesca's services

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
20 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
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
45 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 AUD
/day

Francesca also offers

Pick up / drop off

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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House Sitting
Nayanika, 2024-06-23

Francesca was wonderful with our pup! We were especially grateful that she took the time to understand and was confident with administering his medications. Otis clearly had a lovely weekend with lots of walks and we enjoyed the updates provided! Otis has separation anxiety, but he was pretty chill when we returned home which is a sign he was not anxiously waiting and was very comfortable with her. Francesca also took the time to debrief with us after which we greatly appreciated, as this was our first time using a sitter. We will definitely be looking to have Francesca stay with Oti again ☺️

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House Sitting
Leanne, 2024-06-07

I highly recommend Francesca. She is an excellent communicator and very happy to meet and talk face to face, and uses the Pawshack messages very readily to share updates and photos. Francesca stayed in my house and was trustworthy, keeping the property safe and the cats in good stead. I think she played a lot with them because my first night back, they demanded games from me! My cats were relaxed and healthy when I got home and Francesca reported their desire to sleep on her bed with her - so they must of trusted her! Will work with Francesca again.

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I am a precious volunteer in the kennels at Guide Dogs Victoria and adopted my rescue husky 8 years ago. I am comfortable managing behavioural issues for dogs and cats of all sizes and ages. I worked for two years at a raw feeding pet food stores so I am familiar with raw feeding for both cats and dogs.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Francesca

Francesca

Passionate and Experienced Pet Lover

O'Connor
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Francesca is currently not available to accept new requests.

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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