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Katie

Adoring Pets & Homes

Buderim
8 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked 11 days ago
Last contacted today
Usually responds within one hour
2 h ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Katie

* Police Check

* 5 years pet/house sitting

* 70+ References

* Kind-hearted animal lover

* previous pet owner

* little animals needing extra love & gentle sensitivity 💕

Hello! I'm a Sunny Coast girl with a big heart and gentle nature, have been drawn to animals, sunshine and nature from the beginning! :-)

I am so happy to be looking after beautiful pets and homes for owners again!

I love spending my time with fur n feathered babies and would welcome the opportunity to love and care for yours!! :-)

I look forward to meeting you & your little ones soon 🐕😺

A bit about me.. I am 48 years young at heart and have been happily house and pet sitting around QLD for nearly 6 years. Originally working in an office.. which once you meet me.. you'll see is definitely not me.. so I followed my heart, took to the road and now feel very blessed to be able to blend my love of animals, traveling in our own beautiful backyard, with the warm climate, open road, getting to look after hundreds of adorable animals and homes for owners all over the Sunny state!

A special bonus for me as a solo traveller is having made some beautiful connections along the way... with both animal and human kind :)

I am also a perfectionist with a healthy amount of cleanliness ocd, and a NON-SMOKING house-sitter.. so you can rest assured that your house will be in very 'clean' and capable hands while you are away :-)

I have a huge love for animals and feel very connected to them All so I will definitely look after your fur babies as my own.

I also spent many years in Australia and the UK as a live-in carer of elderly and disabled people, where a large part of my role included housekeeping, so I am more than comfortable looking after the house and home and maintaining it's smooth running in your absence.

The most rewarding thing about being a house sitter is having the opportunity and honour to be able to provide love and cuddles to so many beautiful pets while their owners are away, ensuring they are kept loved, safe, healthy and happy! and not missing you too much :)

On a practical level, I'm very happy collecting or re-directing your mail, watering plants, administering medication to pets where required, maintaining their health and well-being.. and any other requirements we agree upon. Thank you, I look forward to meeting you soon!

Katie 😊😻🐕🐟🐍🐧🏡

a few comments from prior customers ...

From the moment I first spoke to Katie I knew that I could have complete confidence in leaving my home and precious little girl Stella, a little Staffie, in her safe hands.

During the 2 weeks I was away Katie updated me daily with photos of a very happy and contented Stella. This was very reassuring and allowed me to enjoy my holiday knowing she was being so well looked after and loved. In fact I’m sure, given a choice Stella might pick Katie over me!

On returning I found my home to be immaculate and all my plants were thriving thanks to Katie’s care and attention.

I would not hesitate to recommend her to look after your precious pets and home.

I very much look forward to having Katie stay again.

A very grateful Chris,

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

We have had Katie stay looking after our pets and home for our major holiday 2 years running.. on both occasions she has cared so beautifully for our little dog Millie, fed and watered our chooks, watered the garden and taken great care of our house :) While we were away we were able to touch base with Katie to see how things were going and she always kept us up to date, she walked Millie often and even took her for swims - we sense Millie misses her now! We can't recommend Katie highly enough to anyone looking for a caring honest person to sit their home and dog. Katie is a delightfully cheery, honest and genuine person who we would have back anytime! :) Thanks Katie for making our trip so hassle and worry free! Millie thanks you too!

Ruth & Geoff

To whom it may concern, Katie has just completed a 3 week stint looking after our house and three beautiful furry children. We could not be happier with the service she provided. We returned to an immaculately clean and tidy home with three verrry happy pets who had obviously been lovingly attended to. If you are in need of a house sitter/pet minder you need not look further than Katie, she is a joy to have around. If we go away for any length of time we will certainly have her back. Yours in friendship,

Alexis and Judy,

We were lucky enough to have Katie stay at my fathers house for a month whilst he travelled. Katie was responsible for looking after the property as well as the 2 family poodles. The house was kept immaculate at all times and the dogs would have gone with her when it was time to leave, if they could have. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katie to look after a property and being responsible to care for pets. We were really lucky to have crossed paths and incredibly grateful for her kindness towards the dogs whilst my father was away.

Kate Absolon

Katie looked after my senior pug, Penny, and my home for all of July. She ensured that Penny was well cared for the entire time. She took her for walks to her favourite cafe where she was able to socialise with familiar people and dogs. She ensured that Penny felt safe, secure and warm at all times and sent me many photo updates where I could clearly see that Penny was content and happy. My home was well cared for as well and spotless when I returned from my travels.

I would not hesitate to recommend Katie as a pet and house sitter and would happily speak to anyone with regards to her merit. Thanks again, Katie. Penny misses you!

Travis

Katie house sat and looked after my pets for me in Benowa, Gold Coast for 12 days. Katie kept me updated with photos and messages of my little dog and cat. My dog was walked every day...taken to the park and the beach. It was very comforting to know my pets were well cared for while I was away and I did not have to worry about them. My home was also really well looked after, the whole house was clean and tidy when I returned home. I have had many house sitters over the last 6 years and Katie is without a doubt the best one I have ever had! She is a lovely honest compassionate and caring person and I highly recommend her.

Danni, Benowa

Katie'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
35 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
38 AUD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
68 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
78 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
Julie, 2021-09-22

I was so impressed when I met Katie at our meet and greet that I felt very confident in leaving our furbabies with her while we holidayed. I recieved lots of updates with photos of cuddles and walks. I could see they were all enjoying themselves. I came home to a lovely tidy house. Katie had even folded the washing I had left in the dryer. Highly recommend her to look after your pets and your home. I'll be booking more holidays now I don't have to worry. Thankyou Katie. Your a Godsend ❤

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Home Visits
Amanda, 2021-03-23

Katie is very warm, friendly and terrific with our big dog. Her communication was wonderful, and I’d highly recommend her for pet-sitting!

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

HUGE hearted animal lover, drawn to gentle natured, cuddly fur babies who need lots of love...♡

Police check

50+ ***** references

3+ years of professional experience, many years as a pet owner too (no pets currently) so I get to love yours wholeheartedly :)

» providing lots of love, cuddles, pats, tickles, even chirps, clucks, whistles, miaows, whatever language it is your pet family speaks, they'll have a fluent conversationalist in me! :)

» grooming/washing

» walking

» feeding

» total care, respect, privacy and cleanliness of your home (yes I have a touch of cleaning OCD so rest assured it will be kept clean :-)

» Gardens watered

» Mail collected / redirected

» Bins in/out

» Services organised if required, e.g. Mower, plumber, electrical etc.

» I keep in touch with photos and emails regarding your home and beloved fur-babies while you are away...as much, or as little as you like

And anything else we might discuss and mutually agree upon.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Katie

Katie

Adoring Pets & Homes

Buderim
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Katie

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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