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Melanie

Reliable & Experienced - Cat & Dog Carer

Hurstville
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5 recurring guests
Last booked 3 days ago
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
15 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Melanie

Hi there!

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's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
15 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 AUD for two visits a day
30 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
45 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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House Sitting
Aine, 2020-09-20

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.

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Home Visits
Teresa, 2020-07-21

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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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
  • Extensive feline care and dogwalking experience
  • Current Police Check
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Melanie

Melanie

Reliable & Experienced - Cat & Dog Carer

Hurstville
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
15 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Melanie

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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