* Only service offered: twice daily home check-ins/visits for all pets - cats, dogs, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, guinea pigs, rats, mice, etc. - for 45 minutes each (duration can include dog walking).
If only one visit is needed on the first or last day of the multi-day booking please select the $32 'one home visit' option for the first and/or last day of the visit.
Included tasks: cat litter/food/water refresh, dog walk, brush, play, wheelie bins kerbside on bin night, bring in bin/mail, etc.
Bookings for dogs, while you are away, cannot be made for longer than three days.
** Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Brisbane City, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead, South Bank, South Brisbane, West End, Hawthorne, Bulimba and Morningside are the suburbs I service.
Whatever your requirements, please don't hesitate to send me any queries as I would be glad to answer you as soon as possible. I work from home so my schedule is flexible and I am more than happy to fit around your preferred times.
Feel free to request to view my driver license (automatic only) or National Police Check results at the meet and greet - I won't be offended - you should trust your pet sitter!
My friends have always joked that when I come to visit, I greet their pets before I have even said hello to them! While that may be true sometimes, it's usually because their pets come to greet me exuberantly first :)
I just adore animals and love to see their individual personalities shine through. It is my aim to excel at getting to know each of their needs so that they can be precisely catered to - whether it be food, exercise, medical, attention/leisure or in any other aspect of their lives.
I understand that every pet has different needs. Some cannot get enough interaction meanwhile the same amount of attention may be far too much for another. Plenty of pets seem to just like knowing that someone is close by. Energy levels differ which obviously impacts the amount of food, exercise and sleep required.
Luna was our black cat, who lived to 16 & 1/2 years of age! Since my time looking after her I have been living in an apartment building that does not allow pets, so I am looking forward to caring for your beloved pets.
Strider was a golden retriever who was the companion of a family member living with us for a couple of years when I was about ten. One of my chores was scooping a whole lot of his poop... Good thing dogs are so adorable so I didn't mind in the least.
Tigger was our ginger tom while I was growing up. While we had several other cats until I was about three years old, he was the first pet I truly remember spending a lot of time with and looking after. He was so patient with me as a child.
Family friends we would holiday with at the beach every year and see at weekends all had dogs - from Sprocket the Jack Russell Terrier, Jack and Basil the Cocker Spaniels, to Waddy the German Shepherd.
I have also lived with housemates that had birds and cats - a Persian Longhair called Mia and a ginger tom called Dexter - during the time I had Luna.
My extended family have had a ginger cat (Milo), Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Ruby), Schipperke (Ace), Poodles (Fifi - toy and Pepé - standard), Border Collies (Toby and Sasha) and Rottweilers (Kirri and Jedda).
Not to mention visiting family in the country (NSW & VIC) would lead to spending time with their rabbits and horses, and at times, other animals that had been hand-reared due to illness or death of their mothers before they had become independent (kangaroos, turtles, etc.).
When I was little I would become incredibly upset after my parents washed and hung up my plush toys - my favourite toys were almost always animals - by their extremities to dry on the clothesline, worrying that they were being hurt. I was so relieved when they were back in my arms!
Kristi was a reliable and responsible pet-sitter. She responded quickly to our enquiry messages and sent regular updates re our pets while we were away. She was organised and asked pertinent questions to clarify our needs.
Kristi's calm and caring approach suited our pets who seemed very happy and relaxed on our return. She happily dealt with our elderly dog and his specific needs and issues.
Kristi arrived on time for our 'pre-meet' and scheduled pet-sitting days and was flexible about our return time. Her profile reflects her philosophy about animal care.
We would like to have Kristi again to mind our pets. Was great value for money and the pets were much happier being at home with Kristi rather than at boarding.
Kristi is an exceptional pet sitter. So trust worthy and goes above and beyond regularly. We relax knowing Kristi has our fur babies needs covered and that they have thoughtful company.
* I have a current National Police Check: valid from 29 January 2020 for 12 months.
* I have an open, automatic Queensland Driver Licence, without traffic violations.
* I have completed an RSPCA Accredited Pet Sitting course with Certificate of Attainment.
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