Loes

Respect for your Pet - kind and reliable care

Hackett
7 times favorited
7 recurring guests
Last booked 3 days ago
Last contacted today
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within one hour
Police checked
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Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Loes

Note-- Servicing Canberra city and Inner North suburbs, as well as suburbs south of Belconnen.

Are you looking for someone who takes an empathetic approach to animal care? Someone ready to give your pets the time and reassurance they need while you are away?

Recently 'retired', I see pet care as a new profession. I won't be rushing. Your pet will receive responsible and responsive care from an experienced pet carer in their own home environment. They'll also be in safe hands if we are out and about for a bit of a fun, while you are busy or out of town. 

A cat owner for much of my life, I love cats and respect their style - they much prefer familiar spaces, sunny corners and the people they know. Spare your cat the stress of being locked up in external care while their favourite humans are gone. I'll go softly into your space so they can feel secure and safe at home.

While something of a cat whisperer, I have  cared for a wide variety of other critters. In childhood there were cats, dogs and a precious Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.  Later, a carpet snake, rabbits, peacocks and poultry, as well as donkeys, sheep and goats on a farm outside Canberra. I  have also helped out friends and family with pet care,  taking on the full time care of my mum's sweet Scottie dog when things got too hard. 

I love walking dogs and it was a joy to get Emma out for some fun and fresh air after years inside. I'll be sure to walk your dog to suit their health and training requirements.  They will get the  exercise, affection and stimulation every dog needs - with lots of sniffing time,  and you'll get a photo journal.of their adventure!

As a long term Pawshake client I also know the value of having someone around the place daily to keep an eye on your house, plants and veggie patch as well as our pets.

My aim is to match your expectations and those of your pet while you attend to business or take that break away.

That's Respect - for You, and your Pets

Meet and greet

So that I can deliver the best service please spare a few moments to meet up.

We can go through all those little things that matter to you and help your pet feel secure. How do you communicate with them, call them for dinner, offer them special affection? Have they behavioural issues or special health needs?

We'll all do better if you can spare a few minutes for a chat and a meet and greet with your pet.

Services

I offer pet visits to cats and dogwalking for smaller to medium dogs in inner Canberra and  Inner North suburbs to the south of Belconnen    (eg Macquarie, Aranda, Bruce)  but will consider inner South requests.

If your pet friends are staying home alone I will provide the care and attention they need. There will be fun, food and affection responsive to their (and your) particular requirements.   I'll visit once or twice daily and provide you with daily reports, with lots of cute images. 

Unfortunately I don't offer dog sitting services  and recommend this if you are leaving your dog over several days.  However I  would love to take your dog out for fun and fresh air if their carer can't assist or needs support.

I offer dog walking in my service area to suit your dog's recreation and health needs. I'll go the extra mile to ensure they enjoy their day. 

When visiting your pets I'll ensure your home looks lived in and attend to mail and bins. I'll fill the garden bird feeder and water the pot plants or veggie garden too.

My thirty minute visits or dog walks often last a little longer. While you are not there, I'll ensure they know you care. 



Loes's services

At your home

Dog Walking
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
30 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
28 AUD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 AUD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Home Visits
Sarah, 2024-02-12

Loes is definitely the best cat carer in Canberra! Using her knowledge and skills she met my shy and anxious cat, Belle, with a soft, gentle, reassuring and empathetic approach to build rapport, and within a short time had her feeling safe, comfortable and relaxed in her care. She provided Belle with all the care and attention she needed, including stimulation and enrichment to help counter the boredom and loneliness whilst I was away. She changed up her toys, set up different activities and environments using available resources, played with her, and even put on classical music for Belle during her visits to soothe her and provide additional stimulation.

The updates and pictures I received of Belle and her latest activities were welcome snapshots, that allowed me to stay connected, and showed the wonderful care she was receiving. It felt as though Loes cared as much about Belle as I do and I would definitely recommend her services. It is such a relief for me to know that she is available to look after Belle as I know she will make every effort to make her happy when I am away.

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Home Visits
Alex, 2024-01-31

We could not be more grateful and happy with the way Loes cared for our kittens while we were away. She communicated beautifully and made sure we stayed up to date throughout. She went above and beyond to make sure our cats weren't lonely while we were away. We could not recommend Loes highly enough, she is simply wonderful.

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Loes's Pets

Zola
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Domestic care of animals and birds. Administering medication, care of elderly and sick pets. Red Cross Pet First Aid Certificate holder, March 2023.

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Loes

Loes

Respect for your Pet - kind and reliable care

Hackett
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Loes

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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