Hi! My name is Sarah, I'm 27 years old and live in the Collingwood area. I'm originally from the USA, but am living in Melbourne for the foreseeable future. Typically, while in the USA, I work as a server and work as a dog walker/pet sitter to make extra money.
I also do this side job because I truly love both cats and dogs (really all animals), and being around them brings me extra happiness! My travel lifestyle makes it too difficult to have a pet of my own, but interacting with other people's pets definitely helps fill that fur-baby void.
While attending university, I worked at a doggy day care which could facilitate over a hundred dogs within a day. There I gained experience with dogs of all different sizes, ages, and personalities. I would ensure their safety during play times, make sure they were properly fed throughout the day, and cleaned up after them. I also gained experience with administering medicine for some of the boarding dogs. This job taught me how to act around dogs in order to make them feel calm and secure as well as teaching me how to act in an emergency situation.
I've also been a pet/house sitter for over five years. I started out pet sitting for my neighbors in the US, but was quickly recommended to others and gained steady employment from it. I have always been known to the people I house sit for as someone they can rely on and trust. While I’ve never owned dogs of my own, I have lived with people who do, and have always loved taking them out for walks.
Not only have I lived with dogs, but I grew up with three cats. Recently, I helped foster a stray kitten we found in my garage and was able to find him a forever home. His name is now Loki Doodle and somehow really fitting for him!
My schedule is pretty flexible as long as given enough notice, but I can also accommodate last minute requests. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
I have used Sarah’s services twice now and I have found her to be a clear communicator, professional and great with my pets. Thanks Sarah!
Undergraduate Degree in Biology
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