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Darren

Zen 4 Pets

Frankston
1 time favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked today
Pending booking: 1
Last contacted today
Last active 4 days ago
Usually responds within one day
<5h
Response time
100%
Response rate
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
55 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Darren

Hello. My name is Darren. I have been practising and teaching Zen Buddhism, yoga, philosophy, and education for 20 years. I have a love for animals, and enjoy meditation, play, yoga, listening to music, and spending time in nature. Very happy to share my lifestyle activities with your pet, or just enjoy down time. I generally lead a fairly minimalist lifestyle, looking to appreciate nature, animals, and healthy activities. I offer check in's for food and company once or twice a day as needed, longer stays (2-4 hours as short-term), or overnight stays. My general availability is indicated. I am mostly experienced with dogs and cats, and very happy to look after, or in on, multiple pets as needed.

I'm very open about what I can and can't do, so happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you have. I am quite content to be inside and be relaxed company, or happy to spend time outdoors. I believe in quality over quantity all the time, and enjoy being able to provide company, and care, for pets, and their household if needed, for when people are away from their home. Walks and even outdoor excursions are easily facilitated. If your pet needs a short 15 minutes, or even a couple of hours outside, I am happy to make it work. It is important for me that your pet, and you yourself, are happy.

When going away, it isn't just the pets, but the owners as well who experience the absence of their loved one. I'm happy to check in, post updates, and photos so you are content. I grew up with a variety of pets. A number of dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, a duck. My parents have always had rescue dogs, so pets have always been a part of my life. I have cared for horses as well, at times, and enjoyed visiting my uncle's farm on occasion. I enjoy spending time with animals, especially in the evenings where they would like to relax and have the company of a human. Exploring local parks (if for dogs) as well as walking paths can also be great. I'm very happy to be flexible in arrangements, and also happy to house-sit even if not caring for pets as added security and general maintenance. Personally,

I'm not comfortable staying in a house that has smokers living there, but other than that, I am fairly easy going. Short or long arrangements.

Darren's services

At your home

House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
55 AUD
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
35 AUD for two visits a day
20 AUD
/day

Darren also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

Communication
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House Sitting
Amy, 2019-11-01

Darren helped me out so much. And even a last minute booking for the week. Constant communication. Came home to a happy fur baby

House Sitting
Kat, 2019-08-25

Darren was beautifully calm with our very excitable dogs. We will happily use Darren again.

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

I am a school teacher (P.E., Philosophy, and general classroom). I have had experience in training dogs. I am a qualified Lifestyle Coach, Zen Philosophy teacher, Personal Trainer, and Martial Arts instructor.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<5h
Response time
100%
Response rate
4d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Darren

Darren

Zen 4 Pets

Frankston
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
55 AUD
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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