I have had many pets during my lifetime, all of whom I remember and have loved and cared for very much. My husband and I live in our own home on a quarter-acre block in the leafy suburb of Kilsyth, just at the foot of Mount Dandenong - with our dogs, Charlie (cocker spaniel), Jasper (Maltese/Shitzu cross) and cats Zha Zha and Sweet Pea (speyed tabbies). From time to time our grandchildren visit and they love and play with our pets as much as we do. I can honestly say that your pet will be in good hands with me - whether at your home or mine. My preference is for daytime pet sitting (cats or dogs) and dog boarding, and I am happy to walk your dog. If at all possible, I would prefer to look after cats or just visit and feed them at your home (with love and cuddles), as cats feel safest in their own surroundings. Dogs can be at either, as they respond well to love and attention with the right carer, no matter where they are housed. All my pets are vaccinated and in a healthy condition, with regular vet checks each year. So there's no need to worry about your pet's health while in my care. Except for the occasional outing to the shops or appointment, I am home most days and evenings and can fit in with your preferred routine for your pet. Charlie usually enjoys mince meat, some dried food and chicken necks for his meals twice a day and I would feed your pet the same, unless you tell me otherwise. My cats love cans and sachets of Felix and Fancy Feast - they're fussy and spoilt, but I do love them and get much love in return. My skills with dogs and cats have developed over many years. As an animal lover I have always ensured they have been in a healthy condition, with the help of my local veterinarian whom I have known for a long time. As I am semi-retired, I am free to choose what I really love to do and this is to give a lot of love and attention to my pets. A typical day would start with feeding the animals, followed by a dog walk of 40 - 60 minutes approximately. The cats prefer to sleep most of the day but know exactly when it's mealtime, and if I'm running behind they will remind me! At night, Charlie sleeps at the side of my bed and one of my cats sleeps on the bed with me. I'm happy for this arrangement if needed - depending on your pet's preferences. I'm very fond of lap cats in particular and can give your cat as much time as they need to comfort them if they are anxious in any way. Trust me with your pet and you won't regret it. Thank you.
Pauline and Fred are such lovely and caring people who looked after Fifi as if she was their own.
The commutation was excellent and kept us updated how Fifi was going through out her stay and sent many photos - which we could tell Fifi was settled and enjoying her time.
We could relax and enjoy our holiday knowing Fifi was well loved and cared for by Pauline and Fred and would definitely recommend them and use again to mind Fifi for our next holiday.
Pauline was absolutely wonderful with our shy, anti-social cats! I really appreciated hearing from her regularly throughout our holiday, and we arrived home to two happy boys. I'd recommend Pauline to anyone looking for a conscientious and kind pet sitter.
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