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Roy

Petsitter And Dog Walker - Special Service Active For Looking After Pets Daily During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Lane cove
16 times favorited
18 recurring guests
Last booked 10 days ago
Last contacted yesterday
Last active today
Lives with 3 cats
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Roy

Update 16th March: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now hitting Australia and more people are now expected to need to self isolate or in the worse case, will need a stay in a hospital for many weeks. This will be a problem for those who have pets at home that need feeding and walking. I will be working throughout whatever is heading our way over the coming months as I have regular customers that rely on me every day. With that in mind, I have activated a service that will allow me to look after animals daily for my customers while at the same time keep me protected from COVID-19. If you are affected by COVD-19 and need a petsitter or dog walker daily, please contact me so we can discuss the best way for me to look after your pets during this time. Many people have contacted me to walk their dogs as they are scared to leave the house these days which is understandable.

As a note of caution for dog walkers.... If you own a dog and are taking it for walks, please try to keep separation from other people where possible. Richard Wilkins from Channel 9 has been diagnosed with the disease yet has no symptoms yet. People need to keep this in mind while walking their dogs and wash their hands as soon as they finish the dog walk.

In late December last year, we had a number of days in Sydney where the air temperature was 30 degrees by 10 am, which means the concrete and asphalt that dogs walk-on would be 35 to 40 degrees. This is too hot for walking dogs as they can get heatstroke or serious burns to their paws. By midday, the temperatures were even higher. Unfortunately despite doing the right thing by her dog, I have been given my first negative review by a customer for not walking her dog on 4 of those hot days late December while she was overseas. During the Christmas period my phone kept on overheating as well and I could not send my customer pictures every day. Unfortunately, this customer assumed no pictures meant I didn't walk her dog. The customer was fully refunded for the days that I did not walk her dog due to high temperatures and I am disappointed that she decided to give me a negative review for doing the right thing by her dog.

I hope the rest of my reviews will prove that my number one priority is the care of animals I am looking after.

Who am I? As an ABN registered business I provide a 24 hour professional and reliable pet care service and have looked after pets over the last 6 years with each visit being at least one hour. I do not believe 40 minutes is enough time with your loved ones. With a 24 hour service, I often take calls in the early hours of the morning (eg 2am) to help pet owners who have an emergency or need someone to look after their pets urgently.

I have experience looking after pets that have health issues such as suffering from diabetes and each visit I do a quick health check on the pets to make sure they are not stressed or otherwise unwell. I am trained in giving injections and providing medication as needed.

I send pictures of the pets to the owners daily or as required as well as cleaning litter boxes, watering plants, checking the mailbox and checking the home is secure each day.

Before walking dogs, I check that the pavement and asphalt are not too hot for the dogs to walk on. Injuries received by dogs walking on hot surfaces are avoided by canceling the walk and notifying the customer. I make sure the dogs never step on glass, eat food left on the street or do anything which may harm them or make them sick. Dogs are always on leash unless we are at a fenced-in dog park and the owner is happy for the dog to be off-leash.

I always check with the customer first before giving the dog treats. Some dogs have allergies or are limited by vets to what they should eat so I always check with the owner first.

Roy's services

At your home

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Dog Walking
Moana, 2020-02-19

I contacted Roy (last minute I admit) to come by and take my dog for daily walks while I was away on holiday. The initial meet and greet he seemed lovely and his reviews were all good so I went ahead with the booking. At the meet and greet it was understood he would come by each day he was booked and take her for a walk and send me a picture...... this was not the case I’m not sure whether he even took her for even half the 14 walks..... he sent me a total of 4 pictures for 14 walks and I know for a fact which he admitted to he didn’t even bother to come for AT LEAST 4 of the days.... however if I didn’t already know he didn’t actually come he would have never mentioned it. Terrible first experience on pawshake

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Dog Walking
Moana, 2020-02-19

I’m not sure if this site only displays positive feedback but my experience with Roy was not great and I wonder how many others have had the same experience and those who think he’s great when really he doesn’t even show up to do the task at all. Hired Roy for 14 walks and I’m not even sure how many he actually completed I got 4 pictures so I guess at least 4, I know he definitely didn’t complete AT LEAST 4 so anywhere from 4-10 he didn’t complete - pretty poor if you ask me

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Availability

Roy's Pets

Gizmo
Cat
Jess
Cat
Mick
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

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

I have experience looking after pets that have health issues such as suffering from diabetes and each visit I do a quick health check on the pets to make sure they are not stressed or otherwise unwell. I am trained in giving injections and providing medication as needed.

Every visit I give the pet a visual health check to make sure they are healthy and not stressed.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
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SMS
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Email
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Roy

Roy

Petsitter And Dog Walker - Special Service Active For Looking After Pets Daily During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Lane cove
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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