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Melanie

Cats Are My Future

Gungahlin
14 times favorited
13 recurring guests
Last booked 10 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Usually responds within one hour
3d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Melanie is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Melanie

Hi there, thanks for taking a peek at my page. I look forward to working with you to deliver the best care for your pet(s).

A little about me

Government consultant by day, (self-proclaimed) cooking wizard by night, animal lover 24/7.

I've been very lucky to grow up with animals all my life- dogs, cats, fish and birds to name a few. At this point, it's hard to imagine a future without them. I have three beautiful kitties of my own, temporarily living with my parents, who I'd go as far as calling my (fur) kids. They mean the absolute world to me, and I know I'd do anything for them. That is why I completely emphathise with anyone seeking to secure the best care for their own pets in their absence. I would expect, and accept, no less for my own. 

For the purposes of being completely transparent, whilst I adore all types of animals, I am team cat before anything else. Cats have a particularly special place in my heart, as the ones I grew up with helped me get through some very difficult times in my life. That’s not to say I won’t smother your beautiful dog, bunny, etc. with affection if an arrangement is agreed upon, but if given competing offers, please don’t be offended if I opt for the meow monster!

An overview of my services

  • Home Visits (Approx 45mins-1hour): For each home visit, I will feed and fill water bowls daily for each pet. Plenty of playtime, cuddles and brushes will be provided as well if your pet is open to it. If required, I will also clean the litter or pick up doggy doo in the yard. Daily updates (including pictures, videos) can be supplied if desired, and if you are away for more than 3 days, I am also happy to conduct short video calls (please don't feel silly to request it... I've done it for my own kitties).
  • Dog Walking (Approx 40mins): While a standard time is given, this will be agreed upon with you in advance, considerate of the dog's age and health. I'm also happy to make the walk a run instead, as I work on training up for a marathon. Please note all equipment must be supplied, such as a leash/harness, collar, poo bags, etc.
  • House Sitting: Where possible, my goal is to keep to your pet's normal routine as much as possible. However, if they are the adventurous type, happy to discuss how they might be able to join me in my planned activities (indoors and outdoors). I'm also able to help out with basic house tasks, such as bringing in the mail, watering your plants and/or taking out the bins. If you are away for an extended period of time, I may request that my partner be allowed to stay over for some of the nights. If requesting this service, my preference is to always have a meet-and-greet prior to accepting. I've never come across an animal who did not take to me, but I don't want to be presumptuous. My first priority is their well-being.
  • Melanie's services

    At your home

    Dog Walking
    An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
    6 AUD for each additional pet
    40 AUD
    /walk
    One home visit a day
    Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
    35 AUD
    /day
    Two home visits a day
    Two drop-in visits for your pet
    70 AUD
    /day
    House Sitting
    A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
    85 AUD
    /night

    Cancellation policy: Flexible

    Full refund if canceled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

    Reviews

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    Home Visits
    Dylan, 2022-07-21

    Melanie’s a wonderful sitter. She provides updates from her visits and made sure that Lenny was not just taken care of but had company and affection while I was away.

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    House Sitting
    Samara, 2022-06-25

    Melanie was absolutely fantastic from start to finish with our two cats. She was incredibly responsive to our enquiries and request for fur babies. One of our cats requires daily medication, and Melanie took the time to come over before our booking and learn what was involved in giving the medication so we knew that we had nothing to worry about.

    While we were away, Melanie sent us daily updates and photos, and really looked after our cats like they were her own. She came up with a number of enrichment activities for them and was even able to get our extremely fussy cat to eat regular meals (something we struggle with!).

    We would not hesitate to book with Melanie again in the future - she's an absolute marvel.

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    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English
    +20 years of experience

    Can Administer

    Oral medications
    Injected medications

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    Melanie

    Melanie

    Cats Are My Future

    Gungahlin
    Dog walking
    Min. 30-minute walks
    6 AUD for each additional pet
    40 AUD
    /walk
    All services and rates

    Unavailable

    Melanie is currently not available to accept new requests.

    Cancellation policy: Flexible

    Full refund if canceled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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