Hey Everyone! I am a 22 year old Christian who loves animals. I decided to sign up with Pawshake as I have always had a love for pets and to gain more experience in pet caring. My home is pet friendly, we used to have a medium sized back yard for our family dog to run around, she was a mini-fox by the name of Pepsi. She now rests up in the heavens. 💛
As we have now moved house and live in Leonay, our yard space has shrunk significantly, however it is still very pet friendly.
The services I am offering are listed below. I mostly prefer working with small dogs, although I do occasionally make exceptions for medium sized dogs, as long as they are really friendly and not too difficult to handle/have been trained. I have also had some experience with looking after a lamb (that's right, a LAMB!). I take as many photos as I can and give the owners updates on how their pet is going throughout their holiday. When it comes to bedding, food, food bowls, toys etc, I ask that the owners bring their own pet's things simply so that the furry will feel more comfortable and at home. There is also no extra charge for providing these things.
All owners are required to give a rough if not exact time for when they will be arriving or leaving to drop off/pick up their fur baby. This makes it easier for my family and I as we would be able to better plan our day accordingly instead of having to wait around, unsure of when the owner will be coming. If a pet ends up staying with us a little longer than what was originally planned, I will be charging for those extra days - depending on how much longer it will be.
All bookings are required to participate in a "meet & greet" beforehand, so that any potential guests can come by and get a feel of the environment in which they will be staying, and so their owners can also check out the place. Any owners who can't participate in the meet and greet (unless due to valid reasons) will NOT be allowed to go ahead with the official booking. I'm not trying to sound strict but there must be some rules. :)
Home Dog Boarding - Where the pets come to our house and stay for as long as required. During their stay, the pets are treated as if they were our own, we play with them, cuddle them, show them love, feed them, take them for walks, and make sure they are always well looked after and happy. I always make sure to keep owners informed of their pet's well being with photos and brief descriptions, both through the website/app and over text. However things are done at the pets home, I always adapt our environment to be as if they had never left home - If at home they sleep inside, we let them sleep inside. If they can/can't be up on the lounge, we make sure to allow/not allow them up. If they have a specific feeding time etc, we make sure to try and stick to that. - I charge $30 a day for a pet, and my rate for each additional pet is $20.
Doggy Day Care - All that I have said in regards to what is involved in HDB, applies to DDC as well, the only difference being that the pets would only be with us for the day. - I charge $25 for the day, and again with any additional pet its $15.
Dog Walking - Where I can either head over to the owner's house, or they can bring their pet here, and I take them out for a walk for as long as required, anywhere from 15-45 minutes (depending on the sizze of the dog). Depending on how well behaved and/or trained the dogs are, at times I have been able to let some be off their leads, either when playing fetch, or simply just to let them have a little run around in a nice big grassy area. If there is a certain way that a dog is to be walked, or if there are certain commands or rules that owners wish for me to give when walking them, I make sure to follow through. I also always ensure that the dogs have been given good rest breaks, if not just a big rest afterward, and I always make sure to inform the owners of how they pet's walk went. - I charge $20 for the walk, $10 for additional pets.
One Home Visit Per Day - Where I go to the home of the owners/pets and make sure they have been fed, have water, have had a play/run around, and make sure that the pets have had some company. This can go anywhere from half an hour, to an hour, to a full hour and a half if need be, and I always make sure to keep owners updated about their pet's welbeing. Any instructions I am given by the owners, I follow through with them to the letter, such as cleaning up the pet's businesses, making sure they are separated when feeding (if necessary), and making sure they have enough water to last them for that day. I am usually available to head over at any time the owner requires (within reason), or for those that are more flexible with timing, I always make sure to clear a space in my day to head over to them. - I charge $35 for one visit per day.
House Sitting -
Where I go over to the owners house and do exactly as it says... house sit- as well as caring for their pet at the home too. Again, whatever rules are given, I follow them, I make sure to feed their pet(s), keep the house spotless, keep doors locked etc. I usually will stay at the house for the whole day, unless I have something on or something I need to do, and even then, I always make sure that the house is secure, that their pet is okay, and I make sure to be back usually by late afternoon if not a little earlier. It really just depends on how the owners feel about their pet being home alone during the day, I'm happy to stay the whole day with them if thats the case. - I charge $70 per night.
Thanks! Can't wait to hear from you and meet your furry friends! :)
Our fur baby had never been to a doggy daycare before, so we were a bit nervous about how he would go. Ken communicated very clearly and looked after our boy well. When we collected our doggo he was all packed up and ready to go and seemed very content. Thanks Ken!
It's our first time to leave our fur baby for multiple nights at sitters house. It's normal to feel worried about the stay. But, I can say comfortably that Ken was fantastic at looking after her. He gave us daily update with photos which made us feel comfortable. He is also very accommodating with drop off and pick up time for us. Thank you so much Ken and we will definitely ask you again!
Some skills that I have include - Leadership: Iam a leader at my church youth group, leading and encouraging small groups of young people. - I'm honest and trustworthy: I am trusted and relied on with my friends, family and my youth group. - I'm a quiet achiever: I may not always say a lot but I always manage to do a good job. - I'm reliable. I went to and graduated from Wycliffe Christian School in 2016.
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