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Astrid

Perfect Companion For Your Pet!

Carlton vic
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Astrid

About me

I am a friendly and responsible keeper determined to dedicate her life to the care of animals. Animals have always been my passion, I grew up with all kinds of pets (dogs, snakes, birds, rodents, and fish) and enjoy the company of any kind of animal. I recently move from Mexico city to start a new life in Melbourne with my husband, and I plan to study veterinary nursing or zoology in a couple of years. Unfortunately, I had to leave my beloved Chihuahua Archie in Mexico, which was extremely painful because we were inseparable. Therefore, I miss the presence of a pet in my life, and will love yours as if it was mine. Sadly, I am not allowed to have pets in my apartment, that is why I only offer home visits and pet walking services. Nevertheless, I would love to have your pets with me whenever I move to a larger place that allows pets.

As I just moved, I am currently not engaged in any activity so I have a flexible schedule and all the time to take care of your pet. I know how difficult it is to leave your pet while going on a trip, hence I will be very happy if I could make this process a little easier for you and your friend. I enjoy walking in Melbourne's parks, beaches and in the city, hence I can assure you that your pet will be busy must of the time while you are gone.

My motivation is to become a pet sitter is to save enough money to finance my veterinary nursing studies. Additionally, working with animals is my dream and this is a perfect opportunity to meet all types of pets and share my love with them. I like to feel that this job helps to prevent many animals from feeling sad while their owners are gone, and it fills me with great pride to be part of it.

Experience

I have experience looking after many kinds of pets (especially dogs and cats), as a pet owner and as a pet sitter. I was already a pet sitter in Mexico for a similar business (cuida mi mascota) and just loved the work. I am usually the one who takes care of my family and friend's pets, while they are on holidyas. Additionally, I had the opportunity to sit for three different dogs while I lived in Germany in 2017, so I am already familiar to sitting pets overseas. I like keeping the owners updated about their pets while they are away (with pictures, videos, and messages), and will follow any specific instruction that I receive. I have sitted for pets that require occassional medication, however I do not offer to administer injections. I take this job very seriously, I am very responsible, organized, and will dedicate all my attention and love to your pet. I have experience walking more than one dog at the same time and I am comfortable with letting them out of the leash (if you are ok with it). I promise to walk and play with your pet everyday (if walkable), my goal is to make it feel beloved and happy while you are away.

Services

Walking: 30 min-1 h (Deppending on dogs needs).

House visits: 2-3 h (Flexible), with walk included

House sitting: I preffer to sit the pet during the day and return to my place to sleep, but that can be discussed.

Astrid'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
20 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
50 AUD for two visits a day
30 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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House Sitting
Komal, 2021-01-13

Astrid is just amazing! Genuinely caring, professional and passionate about dogs. She is super friendly, communicative, and great with dogs! She administered medicine and took care of my elderly dogs so well that they missed her when she left! She stayed at our home and left it even cleaner than when I left! Highly recommend Astrid!

Me and pups hope to see her back very soon!

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Dog Walking
Rahel, 2021-01-07

As always, big love for Astrid!

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Dog walking
  • Flexiblility
  • Familiar looking after some exotic animals
  • Experience with rescued pets
  • Can administer medications (excluding injections)

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Astrid

Astrid

Perfect Companion For Your Pet!

Carlton vic
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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