"WHEN I LOOK INTO THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL I DON'T SEE AN ANIMAL. I SEE A LIVING BEING, I SEE A FRIEND, I FEEL A SOUL.”
Hi, I'm Linda, my friends say I’m a bit of an animal tragic and I would just love to look after your dog while you have a stress-free holiday. I have a fully enclosed, large and secure backyard, there is no possible way your dog could get out unless your dog can pole vault! The back door is open most of the time so he/she can wander in and out at leisure, sit with me and/or my partner Martin who soothes them with his guitar (see in photos) they can watch TV with us, dine with us, sleep in our room with us, come for rides in the car, play ball in the big yard - it's all fun and games here at our place if you have four legs, or three. There is also a dog park (unleash area) that is a 9-minute walk up the road from me. I love to go there but it's best I take a dog :)Plenty of walks on offer to there (or elsewhere if your dog does not like dog parks) but mostly lots of love, company and very tender loving care.
I work as a health professional but now only two days a week and Martin has just recently retired so your dog will have company for nearly all of the time. We take them with us wherever possible. I believe strongly that a dog should be treated as part of the family, or why have one and accordingly, we are happy to be their adopted family while you are away.
When my cat, "Poo" was alive, I always appreciated news of her from her sitter when I was away. I understand how much this can help you enjoy your holiday, knowing your beloved pet is safe and well and I promise to send photo/updates as often as you require. After 18 plus years together I had to say goodbye to my beloved cat Poo. I still feel the void of not having her around so it is this and my deep love for all animals that is my primary motivation for looking after yours. You will find when your dog stays with me that I go the extra mile, my reviews are testament to this. I am open to looking after other animals too and would be happy to come to your place to feed and hug your cat/goat/rabbit, whatever you've got... bring it on.
I am more than happy to give your dog a bath if it is needed when in my care, but equally, I do ask that when they first arrive they are clean :) especially as they are allowed in all rooms of the house. I would like your dog to be neutered unless he/she is an old dog and doesn't bother with the ladies/boys anymore. I would not want to risk taking an unneutered dog to the dog park and have her/him return to you, pregnant or a new father of dubious descent ;)
My apologies that, although I love them, I can't take any LARGE dogs i.e: German Shepherd, Doberman etc. as my lounge room is a little too small for them. And as adorable as they are, NO puppies. Generally, I only take ONE dog at a time but if you have two I will take them both if low maintenance and need to be together. Please, can you include some details about your pet when making requests for me to board/visit. Also, include a photo and fill out the pet profile section. I particularly need to know that they are not serious barkers (a random here and there is fine and normal).
I prefer not to confirm bookings more than 4 weeks in advance but I'm happy to keep dates free for you where possible. I WILL BE ON HOLIDAY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2019 About home visits - I am sorry, I am only able to commit to home visits in Croydon, Ashfield, Burwood, Five Dock and Haberfield. If everything sounds good to you so far, please get in touch- I’d love to meet your pets!
I simply can't stress how wonderful Linda is. She cared for my old dog while we were overseas for a month. We received regular updates (including photos and video) on how our dog was doing. Linda is incredibly committed to the dogs left in her care, you couldn't ask for anyone better. After seeing how well my dog was cared for, I'm thinking of booking myself into Linda's for a holiday!
If you need a dog sitter, then look no further.
Simba had a great time. He was really well looked after and cared for and we received loads of updates while we were away. I would recommend Linda to other Pawshake users.
LOVE of all creatures great and small, patience, kindness, reliability, honesty, medical background.
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