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Cate

Experienced Pet/housesitter, Loves Animals

Conder
2 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last booked 10 days ago
Last contacted today
Last active today
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Cate

I am booked for housesitting from 21-29th Dec, but I am still available for visiting pet care or having small animals at my place (e.g. bunnies, birds, guinea pigs, not cats or dogs).

I am a very experienced house sitter and visiting pet carer. I love animals and have looked after all sorts - snuggly cats, aloof cats, big dogs, little dogs, chooks, ducks, peacocks, birds, cute bunnies, demon bunnies, frogs, fish, turtles and even llamas, an axolotl and wombats.

I started pet sitting when we spent 4 years travelling around housesitting and camping, 2007-10. Notching up about 13 housesits. 2010-2017 we lived in Qld and housesat a couple of times a year, (probably another 12 housesits) when we came back to Canberra to visit family, including a repeat job every Christmas with a menagerie.

I moved back to Canberra at the beginning of 2018 and housesit in between staying with family and have provided lots of visiting pet care, through PawShake and other advertising spaces. I have accumulating quite a few happy repeat clients.

I love looking after people's pets so that they can have a get away with confidence, knowing their loved ones are cared for.

I treat your house and your posessions with respect.

I am 58.

I work from home - online doing Graphic Design and Social Media, Digital campaigning so if I am housesitting I can spend plenty of time with your pet - in between visiting other pets.

Cate's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
4 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
30 AUD
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
35 AUD for two visits a day
25 AUD
/day

Cate also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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Value
Home Visits
Jo, 2019-08-18

We returned home to happy kitties!! Cate did all that we asked of her and all that she had promised!

Cannot wait to have her back again!!

House Sitting
Peter, 2019-08-14

Kate assisted us though the process as this was the first time we used this type of service, she was professional and tolerated our pets eccentricities, communication from Kate was reassuring and very welcome, Would strongly recommend Kate to anyone.

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
  • Housesitting - short term, long term
  • I have an affinity for dogs and cats
  • Visiting Pet care
  • Walking dogs
  • I can only have small pets stay at my place - like rabbits and guinea pigs in hutches (not dogs or cats)
  • Water garden, collect mail, put out garbage
  • I have excellent references. I have a recent police check (2018) and a current Working with Vulnerable People card. I don't smoke.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
9 h ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Cate

Cate

Experienced Pet/housesitter, Loves Animals

Conder
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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