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Beck

All Creatures Great And Small

Brisbane
15 times favorited
22 recurring guests
Lives with 1 cat and 2 pets
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Beck

In my 31 years of age, I have never stopped loving animals. Growing up my mother was kindergarten teacher and we lived on acreage. As a result I have been exposed to pretty much every animal under the sun, big and small. I love all of them. My university degree was in wildlife science and my subjects included animal physiology, animal handling, welfare and behavior as well as reproduction.

I have been pet-sitting since 2009 and have cared for dogs, cats, goats, a pig, horses, chickens, parrots, guinea pigs, a turtle, a snake and frogs. I have experience with rescue dogs and cats and also both large and small breeds of dog including chihuahuas, bull terriers and maremma sheepdogs to name a few. The cat breeds I have cared for include Abyssinians, Maine Coons and Ragdolls. I have also cared for puppies and elderly dogs on more than one occasion. Also I am extremely confident and experienced in handling and caring for horses or other livestock.

One area of animal care that I am really passionate about is environmental enrichement. This means providing stimuli within the environment or home that encourages an animal to exhibit natural or positive behaviour. An example of this is having an indoor cat and providing scratching surfaces and interactive play to mimic behaviours the cat would exhibit if it were outdoors. My cat is harness trained and her and I love going on walks together. I have also walked cats that I have sitted for. Another good example is providing forage or interactive toys and play for birds and small animals such as guinea pigs.

When an animal's family goes away, they lose that amazing stimulation that human interaction can bring. Being able to come in to an animal's life and discover what they enjoy, learn their personality and provide that enrichment is a very rewarding experience.

As I have a pet of my own I do not offer boarding. However I am always happy to have a conversation about how I can best look after your animals. Their well being is key. When you first contact me I will organise a day to come visit. This is so that I can meet you and your beautiful fur-babies (or feathered or scaly babies), as well as learn your animal's routine, personality and any additional information such as medications etc. I am confident administering most medications.

You can ask me to do pretty much anything animal related, including cleaning out enclosures, giving baths etc.. I am also not afraid to care for exotic or unusual pets, I have handled most forms of life and love them all. It is my ultimate goal for you to return to find your pet happier and healthier than when you left.

Thank you and I am very much looking forward to meeting you and your gorgeous animals!

Beck

Beck's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 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
50 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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House Sitting
Helena, 2020-03-19

What a lovely experience to have Beck care for our fur baby. Beck has a beautiful manner and her love for animals shines through. Highly recommended

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House Sitting
Claire, 2020-01-26

We would highly recommend Beck as a pet & house sitter. We were so happy to have Beck take care of our 2 young dogs & our home.

Beck is very calm, polite, & friendly. willing to listen and help in any way possible.

Such a pleasure to return home to happy pets and the house just as we left it (tidy & clean).

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Availability

Beck's Pets

Celia
Cat
Flash Century (crossed The Rainbow Bridge December 2018)
Horse
Dee 
Bird

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

My university degree was a Bachelor of Applied Science specialising in Wildlife Science.

Subjects included;

  • Animal physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Animal behaviour and welfare
  • Reproduction
  • Captive animal handling techniques

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
4w ago
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Beck

Beck

All Creatures Great And Small

Brisbane
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Beck

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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