I'm a 35yo public servant living in the city, who loves looking after all kinds of pets.
I'm happy to travel 20 mins to a home.
Experience and history:
I've been around animals all my life... multiple family dogs (Great Dane, German Shepherds, German Shorthaired Pointer, Kelpie), school class pets, and friends' pets. I've also owned fish and guinea pigs...all gorgeous with very different personalities.
Since moving to Canberra in 2012 I've done my fair share of dogsitting; have helped out when visiting home (Adelaide) and my parents are dogsitting; and done house/pet sitting for my relatives in Hobart!
I've had some sick pets who needed regular medication and, on occasion, emergency vet visits.
I currently live in an apartment so having the opportunity to look after others' pets is incredibly enjoyable and rewarding. I also love the fact that I can keep someone's pet happy and relaxed while they're away. It's always nicer for animals to stay in their own home rather than be put in a random kennel where they may not receive enough attention and may become anxious.
Overnight stays - I will come and stay in your home for however many nights required, feed your pet as required, and keep their water topped-up. I will water any plants and take out the bins if requested. I'll also walk your pet as required. Your pet will receive cuddles and enjoy play-time - basically whatever they would normally do at home.
Daily visits - Please note I do not offer permanent/ongoing visit jobs.
Visits can be Single or Double; I will check on your pet, feed them and top-up their water bowl, and spend some time with them. A standard visit is approximately 1 hour depending on what is required.
Walking - Please note I do not offer permanent/ongoing walking jobs.
A walk is 30mins to 1 hour in length which includes time at either end to make sure your pet is comfortable at home. If your pet can only walk a short amount of time, I will simply spend more time with them at home.
*If medication is required during any of the above services I'll ensure this is given according to the owner's advice and guidance. Please also ensure Emergency Vet details are provided.
All animals, big and small, young and old. I love them all so please get in touch if you want your babies to have an enjoyable and comfortable experience while you relax on holiday.
This is our second time that we’ve had Jen care for our dog. Jen is highly communicative and quick to respond to our messages. She is also very willing to do any extra bits and pieces around the house needed during our time away. Jen has been willing to accommodate our dogs quirks and is always positive in her approach with him. Finally, she leaves the house in perfect condition. We shall be requesting her again.
Jen is perfect for pet and house sitting. When we met I could tell straight away she loves dogs.
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