Heythere! I am Xavy (36) and I am doing house sitting and dog minding on a regular base by myself or together with my husband Esteban (34). We do this since 5 years and there have been months we have barely seen our own home :-) Now with covid times it is a bit less but we still enjoy it so much!
I am from the Netherlands and Esteban is from Argentina; we got married on the Sunshine coast and we live in Buderim. We chose to live here on the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore area, because I feel this is a very good place with lovely people and very beautiful nature.
We are both very responsable people who love nature and animals and we really enjoy to play with them and take care of them. Your pet will be in good hands with us :-) We use pawshake to become more in contact with animals and it is awesome to share some more walks and cuddles here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with a happy pet and play with them.
I used to have a cat, a dog and two ferrets in my house (my lovely parents are minding them now in the Netherlands) so I'm very keen in taking care of animals. Here on the Sunshine Coast we usually are dogminding at the owners' houses so the dogs don't have to leave their home, which is much better for them. Not only do we know what their behavior is like in their own environment and where they like to sleep, etc., we have also noticed they feel much happier and less stressed, because they miss their owners sometimes and taking them away from their known area is causing more stress, which is really unnecessary and something we like to prevent.
Nothing is better to not having to worry about your dog while you are away! And for us humans it is also good to have a break of daily life and experience how other people live. That feels like a mini holiday for us :-)
We love to make nice trips with the dog for example to Mooloolaba beach, Ewen Maddock Park, sometimes we go fishing (we then built a shelter for the dog so he doesnt get sunburned), and we can take your dogs to the dog park. Or if you want the dog to be walked in a different way we can adapt to that, ofcourse. We are also happy to stay at your home most of the time, if your pet likes that more. We will send you some photo updates through the pawshake app. The other good thing about housesitting is that we can water your plants and take in the mail while you are away. No extra charge and you don't have to rely on your neighbours.
If you have a dog that only needs some care during the day, I can't take the dog to my house unfortunately. I can take him or her for a good walk around during the day in stead. We are quite flexible timewise. Feel free to contact me as well about other pets, such as cats, reptiles, turtles, guinea pigs, domestic rats, etc. If you want we can even take your cat out for a walk if you have a little cat leash ;-) When you make an inquiry please tell me what your dogs needs are and where you live. We can do around 15-20 minutes from Maroochydore. If you need a pet sitter do not hesitate to contact me and we will adapt ourselves to what you need. Speak to you soon! Cheers, Xavy and Esteban
Esteban treated our babies with care and we were able to relax on holidays knowing our dogs and house were in great hands . He sent some great photos during the week too . We will use Esteban again
What a wonderful couple! Both of our dogs loved them. Panda our miniature poodle is shy and doesn't normally take to strangers at all, but as soon as Esteban walked through the door for our "Meet & Greet", Panda was all over him!
I love how they sent me photos of my puppies each day I was away.
I highly recommend Xavy and Esteban.
I can combine pet sitting with baby sitting as an extra service for 10 dollar per hour. Even if you want me to do something funny and different with your pets and kid I am the one your are looking for!
Also, I am a cook and offer additional cooking services. I can make amazing dishes with few ingredients.
I can get your groceries at the supermarket and I even offer to cook for the owner and / or the kids as an extra service. You don't have to worry about anything and I can serve your meal when you arrive home or store it in your fridge for heating up, completely how you want it.
When combined with pet sitting, preparing a meal for at least 2 days (2 - 4 portions) costs 20 dollar in total. Without pet sitting, it is 25 dollar. And with your own ingredients already bought it costs 5 dollar less. Cooking classes also available, ask me!
Last but not least... you can book my husband as a musician. He has two different bands or you can book him as a solo artist. Check out: www.bandfromtheclub.com to see where the band is playing and to hear some songs.
Xavy and Esteban
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