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Gabi

Crazy Cat & Doting Dog Lady

Labrador
3 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Last active yesterday
Lives with 1 dog and 3 cats
Lives with Toy Poodle Cross (rescue) Poppy
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
25 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Gabi

Hi, I'm Gabi! I've worked with animals in the Animal Welfare and Veterinary industry for the last 10 years and am here to provide lots of love and attention to your furbabies when you can't be around for them.

About Me:

My pets all have special needs, be it behavioural or medical and I am well known for being a very devoted mum to them. Their special needs and different (sometimes challenging) behaviour has taught me so much - as has working with a variety of animals in a Vet clinic setting. I'm often called on and well regarded as being very intuitive and caring to other people's pets. There is nothing I wouldn't do to make an animal feel safe and happy.

I love to have fun and play with energetic dogs, or give a soothing massage and cuddle to older or timid dogs. Little dogs and their big personalities, or big dogs who think they're lap dogs - they all get individual and personalised attention from me.

I adore cats and their quirks - the aloof, the friendly, the smoochy and the cranky ones - I have a knack for speaking 'cat' and I enjoy getting to know what they like, how they like to play or be pat and groomed.

How can I say whether I'm a 'big dog' or a 'little dog' person, let alone a 'dog person' or a 'cat person' - I love them all and would have one of every breed if I could!

I have experience caring for puppies, kittens, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits (*legally in QLD) and birds, and am able to cater to all needs and all ages including newborns, adolescents & adults, the elderly and those with health or behavioural requirements.

I can provide first aid, I have readily available contacts in the vet industry if the need arises. I use calming, low stress handling techniques and I can administer all types of medications (oral, injection, transdermal etc.) and special dietary requirements. I can even provide post surgical, including post orthopaedic care and rehab.

Above all, I will always follow your wishes for your pet and their needs, and will always seek to find what makes your pet feel the most happy and comfortable with me.

Home Visits/Dog Sitting and Included Services

My preference is to visit your cats at your home as this is less stressful for them; but I can discuss having your dog (or bird, rodent or other pet) stay at my home. My requirements for this would be that your pet is vaccinated, up to date with flea/tick/parasite prevention and is sociable with other dogs and cats.

When I visit your pets at your home, you can be assured they will get quality time with me – whether this be a walk, play time, cuddles, brushing, massage, other enrichment – or all of the above! (for very timid pets, I like to read children’s books to them - might sound odd, but they love it!) I know how important it is for our beloved pets to have quality interaction (on their terms of course!) and I will never just rush in, throw some food down and leave. I'll even keep an eye on your plants or bring in the mail if you like. For peace of mind, I will send you updates so that you know your loved one is receiving the best care and attention.

If there are any special requirements your pets may have - be it health, diet, behavioural, or even their favourite toys or scratchy spot, please don't hesitate to let me know. I promise, there isn't much I can't or won't do to make their lives better.

I look forward to becoming your pets new best friend!

Gabi's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
25 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 AUD for each additional pet
15 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
25 AUD
/day

Gabi also offers

Pick up / drop off

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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Doggy Day Care
Natalie, 2020-05-19

Marshall is now a regular at Gabi’s house. He loves seeing her for weekly daycare and doesn’t want to leave when I pick him up. Gabi goes out of her way to make him a priority when he’s with her. He is taken to the dog park, for long walks and on lots of fun outings. He adores Poppy (Gabi’s gorgeous pup) and has the best time playing with her and her toys! We are so glad we found Gabi and highly recommend her services.

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Doggy Day Care
Natalie, 2020-04-26

Marshall loves daycare with Gabi! She has extensive experience with animals which shines through. Marshall was so happy when I picked him up that he sat at Gabi’s feet and didn’t want to leave. I received pictures throughout the day of their walk and play a the dog park. We will definitely be using Gabi’s services regularly :)

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Availability

Gabi's Pets

Poppy
Toy Poodle Cross (rescue)
Ruby Rose
Cat
Benjamin Button
Cat
Trevor-leanne
Cat

About Gabi's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sex
Female & Male
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Gabi's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience
  • Animal Husbandry - various species and life stages
  • First Aid
  • Nursing and post operative care/rehab
  • Dietary/Behavioural/Special requirements
  • Basic grooming (a bath and brush) can be provided

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Gabi

Gabi

Crazy Cat & Doting Dog Lady

Labrador
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
25 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Gabi

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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