Katarina

Animals Are Our Best Friends

Brooklyn Park
18 times favorited
14 recurring guests
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within few hours
13 h ago
Last activity
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Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
35 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Katarina

Big animal lover! I have always been surrounded by animals growing up, we had chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters when I was little and always had a dog in the house as I got older (cats came to my life later on). I worked in a pet store for 3 years where I learned a lot about proper nutrition and care for pets and for a few years I was volunteering at an animal shelter where I cared for dogs. I'm experienced caring for dogs different breeds, from big to small, those who have been badly treated and those who are fortunate and have a happy home. I have a cat that I adopted and would love to have a dog but at the moment that's impossible as I don't live in a house.

I have been house/pet sitting for a couple of years now and it has been an amazing journey. I've met some beautiful animals and each of them have left a small paw print in my heart :):D

This journey has given me even more experience caring for different dog breeds and how to handle unexpected situations. It has also proven over and over again that I have a natural gift with animals and I connect with them very easily. I've looked after highly anxious pups that have managed to find a courage to trust me very quickly and I've created a special bond with each of my furry clients. 

I currently have a lot of time to spare to look after your fur babies and am happy to do anything from dog walking (which can take between 45-60 minutes (most times longer), I can also offer pick-up, drop-off for an extra fee), house visits for cats (which will be about 30-40 minutes and includes everything from litter cleaning, playing, cuddles, feeding, changing fresh water, hair combing...), overnight pet sitting at your house (can care for other animals too and caring for your place - watering plants).

Services other than explained above mean as follows:

- House sitting (if you go away for holidays or similar, I can stay at your house and take care of the pets and plants etc. while you are away, taking dogs out for a walk twice a day, plays, cuddles, feeding, cleaning litter for cats, grooming etc.. Depending on your dog, I'd happily take them with me if I go somewhere too, I go out in nature a lot (note that pets in this care will be probably left alone for a period of time as I go and do some work but as stated, I would do my best to include your pets in most of my daily activities) 24 hour service.

House siting includes but is not limited to:

- Walking dogs twice daily, as much or as little as is appropriate   

- Variety of exercise spaces visited (depending on your location) including
the beach, open green spaces, ovals, dog parks and similar.
 

- Feeding the pets daily based on your requests. Owner to supply food.

- Daily plays and cuddles 

- Accommodating pets with special needs (diet, medication, mobility impairment,
anxieties, phobias etc..)
 

- Watering the plants / garden if requested 

- Taking the bins out when required 

- Bringing your mail in and any delivered packages if requested 

- Before leaving your house on final day, making sure it is left in a tidy
condition (same condition that was left on my arrival)
 

Other than dogs and cats I am more than happy to look after other animals as well 😊 

Of course, you know your fur baby most so I will follow any instructions that are given.

I m very respectful of your homes and you can be assured it will be in the same condition as when I arrive. I Always make sure to clean and tidy after myself. I don't smoke or drink as well.

Happy to answer any questions or organise a meet and greet.

Thank you!

Katarina's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
15 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
35 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
58 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
60 AUD
/day

Katarina also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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House Sitting
Rachel, 2024-06-24

Kat is the perfect dog sitter! She took care of our large dog with such love. She sent us daily updates with photos for over a week while we were overseas. Easy going, flexible, responsible, respectful, easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend Kat to care for your pet.

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Home Visits
Jay, 2024-04-23

One word. Terrific!

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Katarina's Pets

Ivy
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Experience with dogs different breeds from small to big
  • Volunteering in an animal shelter
  • 3 years working in a pet shop

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Katarina

Katarina

Animals Are Our Best Friends

Brooklyn Park
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
35 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Katarina

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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