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Rachel

Fur baby loving expat

Sydney
12 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last contacted 3 days ago
Last active yesterday
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Rachel

Hi there!

I’m Rachel, country bumpkin at heart and have grown up around dogs, cats, horses and smaller furry creatures. I also used to teach horse riding and love dog walking, hiking and cuddles. I have owned cats, dogs and horses from childhood until 2016 when I moved from the UK to Australia, including rescue dogs suffering from PTSD, severe separation anxiety, ghastrointestinal issues/sensitivity, and epilepsy.

I have also worked on several farms, horse riding schools, and have had work experience at 2 different vets during university.

I have trained puppies from the age of 6 weeks and have looked after toy dogs, giant dogs, and most of the breeds in between!

I moved to Sydney 3 years ago and miss dogs and cats (and animals generally) very much – I have loved using my free time to pet sit.

I have been sitting for a wide range of cats and dogs for the last 18 months; please see my reviews for more information .

I am mobile across most of Sydney and will always meet you and your pet before any sitting takes place, in order for you and your pet(s) to get to know me, for you to ask any questions and so that you can tell me all about your pet / make sure I am fully prepared for sitting ahead of the booking. I work 9-5 from Monday – Thursday and I house sit 7 days a week (as long as your pet is comfortable being alone whilst I work), as well as come for house visits or dog walk outside of these times.

If I sit for you, you will receive very regular text, photo and video updates of how your pet(s) and I are getting along!

I have a Police certificate from the AFP and have gone through all criminal record, health and background checking in late 2018 ahead of successfully becoming an Australian Resident.

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, unless I am out of the country I will respond to you within a few hours.

Rachel's services

At your home

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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House Sitting
Sharon, 2020-01-11

Rachel looked after my cats very well, including dealing with one who was unwell while I was away. She sent me regular messages and photos, and kept me well updated. She was love,y to deal with and the cats liked her too.

Home Visits
Monica, 2019-12-30

Rachel was great with our two cats Jack and Odin. She provided daily updates including photos and videos. She is very reliable and gifted with animals. She will be our first option for the future!

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience

Walking and basic training (toilet training, name response)

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

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Response time
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Rachel

Rachel

Fur baby loving expat

Sydney
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 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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