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Michael

Mike Loves Exercise

Fraser
4 times favorited
12 recurring guests
Last booked 7 days ago
Last contacted 7 days ago
Last active 7 days ago
<36h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Michael

I've enjoyed responsible pet care from early childhood, principally dogs but everything from cats, to budgies, to wild hares and even an owl which was uncaged in the house and the doors left open for it to fly free which it did, eventually.

As our family like an open plan, our house has the minimum of fences so it is unsuitable for outdoor pets.

We kept cats until the last one died before our retirement after which we started to travel regularly and considered it irresponsible to leave it in a cattery or impose the responsibility on neighbours so we haven't had a pet in recent years.

Please note that the pro forma I filled out does not accept "None" for a description of my yard which would have been the most truthful description.

We live adjacent to a hillside reserve with an excellent walking path and bush trails so, on days I don't run, I walk briskly for about an hour and a quarter.

It's an off-leash area so I'm friends with all the dogs that frequent it and, of course, their owners.

It's an opportunity to develop a community spirit and pat the dogs.

I have voluntarily walked the dog of one of those owners while he was recovering from an operation.

I'm retired so I'm reasonably flexible in the times I can care for your pet.

That said, I do a reasonable amount of weekly voluntary work which I’d be reluctant to rearrange.

In exceptional circumstances, I'd consider very short term care for your pet in your home or mine.

As a result of my volunteer work I have a Working with Vulnerable People as well as a Police clearance which should give you a reasonable assurance of my trustworthiness.

So, I'm fit, friendly, mature (mid-60s) and will care for your pet in its own, familiar environment.

Michael's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 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
20 AUD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Home Visits
Steve, 2020-10-13

Our senior cat was extremely well looked after by Mike. Mike also watered our pot plants, cleared the letterbox etc. I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone needing a Petsitter.

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Home Visits
Yasmin, 2020-01-28

Michael is a fantastic pet sitter who we are so lucky to have look after our dog.

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

< 5 years of experience

I'm patient and understand that each animal has its own character which I will need to get to know and adapt to with the help of its owner. I will spend as long as it takes with you and your pet until you are confident that we are right for each other before taking it on its own. If you're not comfortable with me at our first meeting and won't entrust me with your pet, then I won't charge for that visit and we'll part on friendly terms.

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<36h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
Last activity
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Michael

Michael

Mike Loves Exercise

Fraser
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Michael

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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