As a dedicated, organised and reliable person with more than 10 years experience supervising the care of pets while their owners are away—complemented by my love of animals—I am prepared to ease your worries and give you peace of mind with regard to the wellbeing of your pets during your absence. Your pet will be getting 100% attention from me, including playing, walking, potty times etc.
On a daily basis your dog will be under my care and supervision 24/7, I am not a student nor do I work, this is my dream job as a dog sitter and I am always at home which means my availability is constantly free. This gives me the opportunity to spend a lot of time with your fur-baby and create a trusted and loved companionship between me and your pup.
House visits are ideal for pets that are extremely attached to their home surroundings and can be left alone for longer periods of time. A home visit typically involves calling on the dogs owner’s house once or twice daily, to take care of their dog(s). Dog sitters are often asked to keep an eye on things from a security perspective too (particularly during long absences) and to perform additional tasks such as retrieving mail and storing it somewhere safe, or watering plants. The responsibilities can vary considerably per individual pet and home, so it’s essential that both parties make clear agreements in advance.
Home Visits tasks include: Feeding dog(s), Filling up water bowls, Removing dog hair, cleaning up any accidents, storing mail, watering plants, emptying the rubbish. After all, returning to a spotless house after a relaxing holiday is far preferable to a kitchen buzzing with fruit flies or an overflowing bin.
Pet Sitting involves a sitter travelling to your house and staying overnight to look after their pet. This service is used by owners who are travelling or who have pets who are not comfortable in locations other than their own home.
Pet Sitting tasks include: Feeding the dog(s) and changing their water, Providing exercise and play time (may include walking the dog), Administering pet medications (if needed), Providing lots of TLC, storing mail, watering plants, emptying the rubbish.
Pet Hosting involves taking an owner's pet into a sitters home and caring for it. Pet hosting is a service used by owners who are travelling or will be away from their property for a period of time.
Pet Hosting: tasks include: Feeding the dog(s) and changing their water, Providing exercise and play time (may include walking the dog), Administering pet medications (if needed), Providing lots of TLC, fun trips to the dog beaches (on hot days).
Dog Walking is my most flexible and popular daytime service. Walks usually take between 30-90 minutes depending on the size of the dog, and are perfect for owners who may work during the day, or have limited time. Each walk costs $12 and can take up to 4 dogs at a time.
MY HOME DESCRIPTION:
My home is located in Highton, Geelong. Our home is a split level, brick home with a large fenced yard at the back and a medium fenced side yard. Dog door is located inside for dogs to get to the fenced side yard. It is situated on a court located in Highton, with no through roads which makes local traffic very minimal.
Property Type: House
Backyard Type: Large fenced yard
Secure property (i.e is it escape-proof): Yes it is secure as we have fences as high as 2m
Vet Distance: 1-2kms
Are there young children (under 12) at my home or who visit often?: No
Are there allergies in the household?: No
I share my house with two more members besides me. My loving mother and my motivating father, They are the sole reason of my being and what I have made out of my life today. They complete my home and me. I also share my home with my two beautiful King Charles Cavalier’s, Dusty & Kobe they both love attention and can be very friendly and affectionate. They are very affectionate, loving dogs that are excellent with children and other pets hence why I offer Dog Boarding.
Guest Pets are more than welcome to sleep where they are used to sleeping at home. My boys like sleeping on my bed, so if your pet is used to sleeping at the bed at home they are more than welcome to sleep on my bed also. But if you’ve got rules to where your pup should sleep I wont break your training and will stick to your guidelines.
MY MOTIVATION TO BE A SITTER:
Love for animals and empathy
Being able to interact with pets
Customer service orientation
Communication and listening skills
The ability to follow instructions
Attention to details
Attention to safety
My background includes performing comprehensive tasks to ensure full animal care, including providing food and water, grooming pets, walking dogs, cleaning up animal waste, administering medicine, and providing general companionship. Additionally, I am experienced in providing daytime, evening, and/or overnight care while documenting the duties completed at each visit.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MY EXPERIENCE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Interacting personally with every single dog that I look after. I adore dogs and love the interactions I get to experience throughout this job!
Recorded all pet information, instructions, and requirements during client meetings to ensure full understanding of owner needs and expectations.
Offered additional support in general house sitting duties, such as collecting mail, watering plants, handling trash, and turning on and off lights and security systems as needed.
Consistently referred to other pet owners by current clients—as well as routinely requested by regular customers—due to outstanding animal care and job performance over the years.
My skills in animal care and pet supervision, along with my positive attitude and work ethic, prepare me to excel in this capacity and provide superior pet sitting service during your absence. The chance to discuss your needs would be most welcome.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!
We were truly grateful to Marie for the outstanding care given to our fur baby Willow. She came home very happy after her stay with Marie. I would highly recommend Marie’s service to anyone.
Thank you 🙏 Jenny and Terry Parsons
Thanks Marie for looking after our puppy Willow for 10 nights! My wife & I were worried going away and leaving Willow for so long but Marie did a great job & kept us updated the whole time, keeping our mind at ease! Willow is a kelpie x lab and has a lot of energy. She loved playing with Marie’s dogs and didn’t want to come home when we picked her up! Thanks so much Marie, we would definitely recommend your services!
Especially when your work schedule is subject to change, it’s advantageous to have a pet sitter who is flexible and can step in on short notice. That way, if you have an important appointment or need to stay late at the office, you can trust your pet will be taken care of.
Any pet parent knows that with animals things don’t always go according to plan. But a pet sitter must remain patient when your pet doesn't behave as expected, and stay calm so your pet doesn't feel and react to the anxiety.
A good pet sitter recognizes the needs of your pet and responds to them. I realize when your dog doesn’t want to play anymore and give him or her space. I handle your pet affectionately and never uses physical punishment or force, like dragging on your dog's leash during a walk.
Especially when your pet is high maintenance or challenging in terms of care, you would like to hire someone with a lot of experience, I have over 10 years of experience with dogs, as I grew up around so many large dogs, small dogs and every dog in between. Does your pet have a medical condition or need special treatment? I have also had experience in this field And can give out medications without a worry.
You've probably worked hard to teach your pet the rules of the house. I make sure I knows them too. If you don’t allow your pooch to lie on the sofa or sleep in your bed, I would never undo your training by bending the rules. I can be firm and consistent -- even if your pet gives me the begging puppy-dog-eyes!
I am here to make your everyday life easier -- not to cause you additional headache wondering if they'll be late or show up at all. It's important that you can rely on me and schedule your plans confidently.
I show a genuine love for pets! You can ask questions about pets I’ve owned or cared for in the past -- I am the type of person who loves animals and will be eager to tell you stories of my own pets. I also make siren of every wants and needs that you’re pet must have. During the consultlion I have a few printed hand outs to give such as a Pet Sitter Info Form to make sure that I have everything written down so I know the in’s and out’s of your pet. I also provide a pet packing checklist so you’ve got everything you need without a worry!
You wouldn’t hire a babysitter without having him or her meet your kids first -- it should be the same with your pet! I like to set up a meet-and-greet or a consultation with the clinet and your pet. It’s okay if your pet doesn't warm up to the me immediately, but just know that I will warm up to your dog as soon as the dog is ready.
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