A bit about me ~
Hi! I'm Benita - an 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 :)
Important & useful info about the services I offer ~
Dog walks & home visits:
My primary mode of transport is bicycle, so for regular home visits and dog walks, I will most likely only accept bookings that are within 5km or so of Coburg/ Brunswick (Or wherever I may be house sitting at the time). If your pet is especially cute and awesome, I may make an exception :)
Duration of visits/walks: Home visits can be up to 1hr long (factoring in how long it takes me to cycle to and from your place!). Walks range from 30min to 1hr - This can be discussed further based on your dog(s) needs :)
House & Pet sitting: Happy to go almost anywhere for house/pet sitting as long as it fits in with my schedule. I'm quite the homebody, so generally spend the vast majority of my house sitting time hanging out with your pet(s) at your home.
Got plants? I'm pretty good with plants as well as animals, so very happy to water and care for plants as part of my home visits/ house sitting service.
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 will respond as soon as I can!
Looking forward to meeting you and your pet(s) soon!
Benita house sat for us for a week and looked after our three cats. She was absolutely lovely to deal with, kept us regularly updated on the cats, and we came home to very happy pets & a super clean house. Highly recommend :-)
Benita is a gem!! She looked after our cat toffee for 2 weeks and was totally wonderful. Toffee can be an anxious cat but was calm and happy with Benita. Benita took great care of our house and plant babies also. Highly recommend!!!
I don't have any professional animal caring skills, but i have a lot of experience looking after dogs and cats.
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