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Jessica

Responsible, Caring, Kind! Insta@playtime_paws

Fairfield
7 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Last active 7 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
9 AUD for each additional pet
22 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Jessica

THROUGH JAN-MAR 2020 I'm donating at least 50% of pet-sitting fees to the bushfire crisis.

Thanks for considering a pet sitter for your fur family! The dedicated attention that your pet will receive with a responsible petsitter can't be over-valued: they will have a mini-"me time"-holiday whilst you're away!

For more pet photos and to keep up with me visit me on Instagram @playtime_paws.

I have broad experience as a pet & house-sitter for local clients, and friends & colleagues': guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, dogs, cats, & Chooks! I'm a supreme player of silly games with balls and string, and the odd sock! :D

With me, your friend will get lots of attention & cuddles, have fun, and most importantly be responsibly cared for.

I love dog-walking in rain or shine (& snow!). Having grown up with large dogs in the UK, and since moving to Melbourne have lived with 2 cats and 4 dogs over the last 13 years!

Motivated to support my local community, meeting like-minded people, as well as the fact that walking your dog gives me more exercise too! Generally my overall well-being is topped up in the company of feathered or furry beings! A Seeing Eye Dogs Australia volunteer, I also donate to a number of animal related charities through the year.

Experience in:

administering medication to cats and dogs (oral, topical, eyes, etc.),

caring for dogs and cats after surgery,

Brushing/de-matting/bathing your pets as needed.

Offering:

Dog walking: minimum 30 mins via Pawshake - up to 2 hours depending on your pets' needs and your budget.

House-sitting I can collect your post, take out the bins, and ensure your home is secure and well looked after.

I work full-time in the city, and had a police check to join my employer: I'm available weekdays after 5pm, and full weekends.

Full clean driving licence for 23 years, but no car at present:

Serving clients close to Public Transport within a reasonable travel-time so I can make the most of the time with your pets (Brunswick, Coburg, Collingwood, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Ivanhoe, Northcote, Preston, Pascoe Vale etc.),

For multiple-night house-sitting bookings I'm happy to consider further afield on a case-by-case basis.

Please drop me a line if you have any questions or requests - and we can determine what booking request would best meet your needs and plan a Meet & Greet!

:-) Thank you (-:

Jessica's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
9 AUD for each additional pet
22 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
35 AUD for two visits a day
19 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A pet sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
42 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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House Sitting
Melinda, 2020-03-23

Jessica looked after my two elderly dogs who are both deaf and blind so require special care. I always worry when I have to leave them, but from day one, Jessica put me at ease with updates and amazing photos so I knew the dogs were happy, healthy and in great hands.

I couldn’t recommend Jessica enough for any pet sitting, I know I’ll be using her again.

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House Sitting
Alison, 2020-03-11

Jessica looked after our dog Pepi so well. She played with her, took her for long walks and even gave her a bath. She looked after our home and left it immaculately clean. She communicated and updated regularly, leaving us at ease that all was good at home and we were able to enjoy our time away. She stayed with Pepi until we returned home and it was clear that Pepi had a great time and really loved Jessica. I would highly recommend Jessica and will defiantly be calling on her to sit for us again.

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & German
+20 years of experience

Specifically I'm responsible and caring for all animals:

  • I respect the guidelines given by the pet owners (such as amount of exercise their pet needs or can manage, medications and food or treat allowances, their interactions with other animals or humans).
  • Bathe and brush/de-matt fur when muddy from walks or other.
  • I have an interest in dog training technique, but no professional skills beyond practicing good dog obedience, and reading and research.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

Stats

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Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
Last activity
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Jessica

Jessica

Responsible, Caring, Kind! Insta@playtime_paws

Fairfield
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
9 AUD for each additional pet
22 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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