As I am very active, I love taking dogs for walks and giving them some good exercise! I have a zero shock handsfree leash which makes it easier to walk fast and jog with them.
I've had pets all my life - predominantly cats, birds and fish - and I also grew up with a black labrador-cross-kelpie named Matilda. I have also fostered cats and kittens for over 10 years for a rescue organisation so I have significant experience with cats of all temperaments.
When first meeting an animal, I firmly believe in approaching them in a calm and confident manner, which demonstrates that I am no threat to them. Many cats I have come across have been described as skittish or shy, but they do come out of their shells with the right attitude and approach. I have won over every cat I have come across, including the extremely shy.
I really look forward to caring for your pets so they won't miss you too much while you're away. I'll give them lots of hugs and pats, as well as enrichment playtime. I will also send you updates and photos/videos so you can see how your furry friend is going!
I live by myself in a studio flat so unfortunately am unable to offer doggy daycare or boarding at this time. I can, however, offer all other care services for your furry friends!
For your peace of mind, I have a current Provide First Aid certificate, a Working With Children Check, and a Police Check.
Please feel free to reach out and ask me anything about caring for your pets.
Melanie was great with Daisy (our 11 year old Staffie) and Charlie (our 13 year old cat). She sent photos and gave us updates thoughtout the time we were away. When we came home both animals were happy and relaxed and the house was just as we left it. Would highly recommend Melanie, and will get her again next time we travel.
Melanie looked after our cats beautifully and we came home to 3 very happy cats who hardly showed any displeasure we'd been gone. She even managed to make friends with our shy one :)
Will definitely book again.
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