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Taito

Pet Enthusiast

Erskineville
32 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Last booked yesterday
Last contacted 2 days ago
Usually responds within one hour
1d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Taito

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 over 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, online learning, cooking and catching up with friends and relatives online. 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 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. Although I have more experience with dogs, I have also lived with cats and happily look after them, too.

I am happy 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.

I also welcome your pets to my home, where I live with my wife of > 30 years. She is still working but since the pandemic works mostly at home. Our place is an apartment in an inner-city complex with a balcony overlooking a quiet street and a fully enclosed inner courtyard with grass and plants for the residents and their pets. It is fully pet-friendly and nearby quiet streets with old terrace houses and an odd small park here and there provides a nice, relaxed environment for pet walking, not to mention Sydney Park with its vast expanses just a few blocks away.

I am retired so am at home everyday and even without a pet, take several walks around the neighbourhood each day. I am happy to tailor the walks to your pet’s needs, as short or as long as they are used to, but a usual minimum is at least 3-4 walks of at least 20 minutes per day. 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.

Dogs are more than welcome to sleep in the bed (that’s where our dogs graciously allowed us to sleep too), or can sleep in their own bed, as they prefer.

I am happy to look after more than one pet at the time from the same owner, provided they get along with each other – but won’t house pets from different owners (unless specifically agreed between all parties)

For house sitting I prefer an inner-city location in Sydney, but as I have a car, I can travel further as needed. The car I can take with me or leave behind as needed, depending on parking situation.

Taito's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/day

At your home

House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
55 AUD
/night

Taito also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Dog Boarding
Kobi, 2021-11-26

highly recommend!

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Dog Boarding
Jason, 2021-11-22

Taito was a fantastic sitter for our little puppy again! Great updates and so easy to communicate with. Thanks again for everything!

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About Taito's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Taito's home

An apartment
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Finnish
+10 years of experience

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.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

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Taito

Taito

Pet Enthusiast

Erskineville
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Taito

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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