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Benita

Animal-less Animal Lover!

Coburg
49 times favorited
12 recurring guests
Last active 6 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Benita

Hi!

I'm Benita, a 33-year-old artist, paintings conservator, occasional house cleaner and of course animal sitter/ feeder (and all-around animal lover!) I have quite a flexible schedule and love filling my time with other people's pets! I'm especially interested in offering dog sitting and walking services. But I love kitties too :)

I've always lived with animals; cats, dogs, chickens, fish. I've also volunteered on farms, so I could add even more animals to that list! And I spent a month in Scotland looking after 15 Newfoundlands, so am pretty fearless when it comes to giant dogs that weigh more than I do. On the other end of the spectrum, I also have experience looking after tiny anxious pooches.

Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to own my own pet, but I often volunteer to look after my friends' animals :)

My primary mode of transport is bicycle, so for regular home visits, I will most likely only accept bookings that are within around 5km or so of Coburg/ Brunswick. If your pet is especially cute and awesome, I'll probably make an exception :) I often make exceptions... Happy to go almost anywhere for house/ pet sitting as long as it fits in with my schedule.

Also good to note that I have no smartphone, so if I'm a little slow to reply, it's because I'm not near the internet. But I aim to respond as soon as I can! Looking forward to meeting you and your pet(s) soon! = ^..^ =

Benita'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
25 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
25 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Home Visits
Melanie, 2020-01-24

Benita visited my cat Hunter once a day while I was overseas. She kept in touch via paw shake or text to let me know how things were going or if there were any issues. Hunter was calm and relaxed when I got back thanks to Benita. Would definitely recommend Benita to anyone looking for someone to give their pet some love and attention when they are away.

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Home Visits
Dor, 2020-01-07

Benita was amazing with my cat who normally doesn’t show interest in new people. The second time they met, my cat came running to greet Benita.

I was able to enjoy my holiday knowing I had left my cat in such capable hands. Benita went above and beyond looking after my cat’s unusual habits!

I would recommend rushing to get Benita to be your pet’s sitter.

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I don't have any professional animal caring skills, but i have a lot of experience looking after dogs and cats.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
6d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Benita

Benita

Animal-less Animal Lover!

Coburg
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Benita

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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