Kat

Devoted and Reliable Expert in Animal Care

Hobart
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Last contacted 14 days ago
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Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

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Kat is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Kat

I love all animals with my entire soul, and I will definitely treat your pets like family. I've been working as a dog-sitter, dog-walker and cat-sitter for the past 10 years (for many months, even, as a dog au pair!) Before that, I was a deeply devoted dog- and cat-owner myself. I started pet-sitting and dog walking after my best friend, Alice the Sheltie mix, passed away. Now it's how I get my pet fix!

My background is in zoology and I work in wildlife rescue in my second job. I have happily devoted my life to caring for animals! I love both of my jobs dearly, and I love that they give me the opportunity to care for animals and pets of all kinds.

I enjoy bushwalking, so wherever possible, I enjoy taking dogs out into any natural area - like the beach, large parks, lakes, rivers and creeks - for long walks. I will gladly accept the challenge of a high-energy pup! And if your dog likes to snuggle instead, bring on the fur!! :)

I've had cats for most of my life and frequently care for them as a pet-sitter. I have a great deal of appreciation for the level of care that goes in to looking after a cat and ensuring they are happy while their parents are away; I will gladly play and cuddle all day with your furry feline friends. 

I also have plenty of experience caring for birds, fish, small mammals and reptiles both as a petsitter and in wildlife conservation. I know just how important it is to meet their specific needs and fully understand the level of attention and gentleness they require!

Service details:

Overnight bookings include anything you and your pets need! I do have another casual job working in wildlife rescue, but the longest I would be away from an overnight booking is usually no more than 8 hours once a week (if at all). Dog walks are included, as well as plenty of playtime and cuddles! Regular cleaning of litter trays and outdoor areas is included. I will always stick to your pets' normal feeding, grooming and training routines. For these bookings, I devote all of my available time to caring for your pets!

Dog walks are included in all overnight bookings, but not in drop-in visits. I'm happy to be flexible regarding walk length and can usually devote 30-60 minutes or more, depending on your dog's normal routine and needs.

For drop-in visits, I generally allow for 45-60 minutes for each visit, but can be flexible depending on your pets' needs. Generally, most of my drop-in visits are for cats, birds and other small pets, as I cannot accept drop-in bookings for indoor dogs unless someone else will be staying with them overnight. This means visits include feeding, changing water dishes, playing and snuggling with your pet, as well as cleaning litter trays and/or outdoor areas.

I cannot host pets at my house, so I don't provide boarding or daycare services.

I am a respectful and caring nonsmoker, and I will always leave your house sparkling at the end of your booking!

I've completed the official Australian Government Infection Control Training for COVID-19 and I'm fully vaccinated (including boosters every 6 months).

Kat'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
35 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
40 AUD
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
52 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
70 AUD
/day

Kat also offers

Pick up / drop off

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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House Sitting
Kate, 2024-02-04

Kat was so lovely with our two dogs. She was so pleasant and flexible with communication, and we will definitely be using her again in the future.

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Home Visits
Misha, 2023-11-30

Kat does a great job visiting our Guinea pigs and is our go to person for pet care when we take holidays. Highly recommend her.

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Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Professionally, my love for animals drove me to study ecology and evolution at university and I now work in wildlife rescue and conservation. Through this work and through my formal pet care experience, I've gained a great deal of insight on animal behavior and proper, compassionate care for all native and domestic animals. I've been petsitting professionally since 2014 after my own doggo passed away. My dog was a medium-sized Sheltie mix, so I'm very familiar with caring for high-energy canines. Alice had a congenital heart disorder, so I spent 16 years ensuring she got her tablets on time every day and otherwise caring for her special needs; I learned canine CPR and First Aid for her as well. As she aged, she developed some mobility issues and became generally low-energy, so I have plenty of experience in caring for senior dogs and those who otherwise have limited mobility. I love dogs who want to cuddle all day too! (I never mind being covered head-to-toe in fur!) I have experience caring for both large and small dogs, and tending to breed-specific needs. (And I'll always have a soft spot for fluffy working-breed dogs!!) I also have experience administering oral and injected medication to both cats and dogs. I actually come from a cat family as well! My family and friends have had cats all my life, so I've loved and cared for many kitties and always love to get to know their special little personalities.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Kat

Kat

Devoted and Reliable Expert in Animal Care

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

Unavailable

Kat is currently not available to accept new requests.

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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