Kirsten

Happiest when spending time with animals

Brighton
19 times favorited
7 recurring guests
Last booked 11 days ago
Last contacted 11 days ago
Police checked
1w ago
Last activity
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
73 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Kirsten

My name is Kirsten (currently 57 years of age) and my husband and I love living in the Bayside area. I’m happiest when spending time with animals, being in nature, enjoying a nice cheese platter, and travel whenever possible. 

I’m known for being reliable and finding it easy to recognise and respond to the needs of the animals and their people’s expectations. 

I love all animals but with regards to pets I feel particularly drawn to dogs with whom I tend to connect with quickly. I’m one of those people who say ‘hello gorgeous’ to every dog I walk past. 

Whilst I'm permanently employed with regular part-time hours (as senior manager with expertise in Quality, Risk, People and Safety Management), I'm now working mainly from home/remotely. This has allowed me to increasingly undertake house and pet sitting activities since 2019, and my love for it has further grown with every opportunity. 

I’ve recently completed an Animal Welfare course with ACS Distance Education and envisage to offer pet and house sitting activities when I can be available, such as: 

· Dog walking – max. 2 and from same household and max. 2 walks per day – subject of location/travel requirements. My dog walking rate is for 1 hour/walk.

· Dog/cat house visits up to 2 per day 

· House and pet sits overnight – length of period of time will need to be discussed as my availability may vary.

I have a car and able to transport pets, e.g. to parks, beaches, veterinarian appointments. 

I've been looking after several dogs and cats of all ages, as well as a couple of birds, meeting their behavioural and medical needs. This includes sits, care and activities for single days as well as for longer periods of time, including house sitting. It's been such a pleasure to be able to help a couple of dogs become more confident and gradually desensitizing, walking on a leash around noisy suburban streets and train crossings, experiencing different environments, going to dog parks and beaches, improving their responsiveness to commands, various socialising with other dogs, fetching and retrieving balls and sticks and some swimming at the beach, more relaxed travelling in car, arranging and taking them to vet appointments and taking care of their recovery, administering oral medication and wound healing aids, and giving lots of chest scratches, massages and cuddles.

Kirsten'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
30 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
30 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
73 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 AUD
/day

Kirsten also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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House Sitting
Carolyn, 2024-04-25

Honestly the best, most consciousness pet minder I have used. Kirsten makes the effort to interact with our creatures, they have a fabulous, relaxed relationship. We can holiday without one bit of stress, & that's what it's all about. Thank you for this service you provide, you are invaluable.

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House Sitting
Marcy, 2023-12-23

Thanks once more for taking such a good care of our girls, we can see how much they love and enjoy your company. Merry Christmas and a lovely 2024!

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Kirsten

Kirsten

Happiest when spending time with animals

Brighton
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
73 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Kirsten

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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