Hi, my name is Jacqueline (Jacq) and I live in a secure, leafy house in Lilyfield surrounded by dog parks. I offer exclusive hosting as I understand not all dogs want to share with others and placing them into a strange home with strange animals can be quite stressful, so for this reason I offer exclusive one on one hosting (no other dogs/cats), so you can relax on your holiday knowing that your fur child/children are also having a stress-free holiday.
Up until very recently I owned two dogs of my own Jock and Poppy who died within 6 months of each other due to non related old age illnesses. Both were 16 years old. I miss them greatly, their companionship and the walks we shared together. I loved my dogs and can't bear the thought of replacing them for a long time to come as they were my family. But I miss having dog company and 'walkies'.
I very familiar with being around pets of all kinds. I've owned horses, cats, mice, pigeons, turtle, fish......
I work from home, so your fur children will rarely be left alone. They will receive at least two walks a day to socialise, exercise and have fun, but never off the lead. Your dog/s will have run of the house and I place clean dog beds in various rooms, so your fur children can join me anywhere in the house. They will be brushed regularly and pampered!
My premise is very secure (over 7 feet high fences), very safe and dog proof. It is a typical semi with small backyard with lawn. I find that as they get plenty of walks each day and spend most of their time with me for company they only go outside for the obvious or lazing outside in the sun (see photos).
If you have any routines, feeding times, special diets, special needs, medication, special toys, lead only, no couch rule etc. I am happy to accommodate those. I let them sleep were they are most comfortable as that avoids any unnecessary stress and we all get our sleep!
Unfortunately I don't look after puppies at this time.
My pricing is all inclusive of the following:
Pet Hosting / Doggy Day Care - includes at 2-3 walks per day, grooming, company 24/7.
A hosting night is 24 hours, and I am flexible with the pickup drop off, however anything over 26 hours must be put in as an extra Day care rate.
I will only take care of dogs that are not too strong on the lead i.e. pull the entire time and it takes effort to hold them.
I can pickup/drop off if required within Lilyfield and surrounding suburbs for $7 each way e.g Balmain, Annandale, leichhardt etc. Other suburbs can be arranged for a little more.
I can guarantee your dog will be treated like my own and may not want to go home!
We just recently lost one of our little boys after 13.9 years. His brother Pumpkin (14.2) has been absolutely lost and keenly misses company and is very anxious when left alone and barks until he is really so stressed. Hence whilst we have juggled this for over a month we decided we needed an alternative. We contacted Jacqueline on PawShake to see if she would do day care for Pumpkin. I have to say it has been such an easy and awesome experience both for Pumpkin and us. She sent us regular videos and message on how he was doing during the day, he got lovely walks and treats and looked very happy. Thank you Jacq - we can't thank you enough. Pumpkin is booked in for the next 3 weeks (one day a week) to be looked after by Jacq.
I was so touched when I walked in to leave him as she had calming essences for him to ensure he would be as stress free as possible. From all the pictures and videos I got today- He looked the picture of contentment. We will definitely be asking Jacq to look after Pumpkin again.
We asked Jacqueline to look after Toby as a test as he is young and hasn't spent a night away from us before. We were looking for a mature, intelligent person with a secure yard, close to us, someone home most of the day, and with a genuine love of animals. We found her! As soon as he arrived she took him for the first of three walks to keep the little brain occupied and sent three short videos of him walking. She played with him and sent a photo of him on the morning of the pick up. He appeared very happy and attached to her which is great. He'll be going back and we look forward to having a few days away without worrying about the safety and well being of our boy. Can't thank Jacqueline enough! Lyndall
I have grown up with animals all my life and know how to interact with them and sensitve to their needs.
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