I am an ex-builder and handyman, retired from my own small renovation and building business. I am originally from Finland, but have been living in Australia for the last 25 years and call it my home. I am reliable and responsible, house-tidy and non-smoker. I love animals and spend much of my retirement time reading, on-line learning, cooking and catching up with friends and relatives online.
I have had several pets throughout the years, the latest being two gorgeous Jack Russel terriers who were with me from tiny pups to great old dames, for absolutely great 15 and 16 years. My eldest suffered from various ailments especially towards the end, including blindness, so I became proficient with various medications, treatments and special diets she needed for her conditions. I also became practised in dealing with her limited mobility with extra attention and patience – so taking care of an older pet with special needs is absolutely not a problem.
I enjoy regular walks around the neighbourhood several times a day, and knowing that for dogs these walks are not only about exercise but about socialising, reading the latest ‘pee-mails’ and meeting neighbours, I always have the patience for their interests, their wellbeing being my highest priority. Although I have more experience with dogs, I have also lived with cats and happily look after them, too.
I would like to look after your pets in their own home, as that’s what I found to be the best solution for my own too – and as long as there, would obviously be happy to look after the house and plants and garden too.
Being retired, I am free to go anywhere and am flexible to come and go, currently living with a friend. Because of this, however, I find it difficult to have a pet of my own just now, but being an animal lover through-and-through, I really miss their company. Hence the pet-sitting seems like a perfect solution – hopefully for you too!
I am also flexible location-wise in the greater Sydney area, and have a car which I can take with me or leave behind as needed.
This was the first time Tatio minded my most precious loves, Dante and Joey.
Tatio stayed in contact via sms, and it was evident my boys were being very much loved.
My home was left tidy and I can’t express my thanks to Tatio... highly recommended.
Taito was the best and our little dog took to him immediately (and it wasn’t just because a treat could be sniffed out). Our dog requires medications twice a day and is very wary of hands bearing gifts. However, Taito was able to fool him every time. Lol. We felt that Taito was a great match for our special needs dog. It was great getting updates and photos on WhatsApp as well. We would definitely recommend Taito who clearly loves dogs, is caring, kind and a very good house guest.
Gail and Elizabeth
I have experience in looking after old dogs with special needs and diets, including giving medications, dealing with a blind pet and the patience to deal with limited mobility and a need to carry a pet around during walks. I can also provide a National Police Certificate at the request, as well as several written references from pet owners whose pets I have looked after.
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