I'm a 33yo public servant patiently waiting for the day that I have my own dogs!
While I live in Lyneham I'm happy to travel 20 mins to a home.
Experience and history:
All my life I've been around animals... multiple family dogs (Great Dane, German Shepherds, German Shorthaired Pointer, Kelpie), school class pets, and friends' pets. In recent years I've also owned many fishies and guinea pigs...all gorgeous with very different personalities.
Since moving to Canberra I've done my fair share of dogsitting... Great Danes, Kelpie, Golden Retriever, Border Terrier, British Bulldog, Yorkshire Terrier, Staffy, and Jack Russell...I've also helped out when visiting home and my parents are dogsitting...Terriers, German Shepherd, Staffy, along with house/pet sitting for my Aunty and cousin in Hobart...Scottish Folds, Maltese Schitzu, and big kitty fluffballs!
Amongst these, I've had some sick babies who have needed regular medication and, on occasion, emergency vet visits (including my own pets, sadly).
I also have a tendency to say hello to every dog I pass on the street, and will happily be introduced to all kinds of animals.
I currently live in an apartment so having the opportunity to look after fur babies (given I can't have pets) is incredibly enjoyable and rewarding...not to mention a lot of fun having cuddles and playing. I also love the fact that I can keep someone's baby happy and relaxed while they're away. It's always nicer for animals to stay in their own home rather than be put in a random kennel where they may not receive enough attention and may become anxious.
Overnight stays - I will come and stay in your home for however many nights required, feed your pet as required, and keep their water topped-up. I will water any plants and take out the bins if requested (although if the bin is full I will take it out anyway!). If overnight stays include a walk, there will be no charge for walking. Your pet will also receive cuddles and enjoy play-time - basicallly whatever they would normally do at home.
Daily visits - these can be Single or Double; I will check on your pet, feed them and top-up their water bowl, and spend some time with them. A standarad visit is approximately 1.5 hours depending what is required to do. I can also put out bins if required at the same time, or do a quick plant water.
Walking - Please note I do not offer ongoing walking. A walk is 30mins to 1 hour in length which includes time at either end to make sure your pet is comfortable at home (top-up water after walk, too). If your pet can only walk a short amount of time, I will simply spend more time with them at home.
*If medication is required during any of the above services I'll ensure this is given accordingly based on the owner's advice and guidance. Please also ensure Emergency Vet details are provided.
All animals, big and small, young and old. I love them all so please get in touch if you want your fur babies to have an enjoyable and comfortable experience while you relax on holiday.
It was such a relief for us having Jen look after Bonnie for us while we were away. Bonnie suffers from pretty extreme allergies & Jen gave her daily medication for us. The updates and photos after each visit were also much appreciated. We will definitely be using Jen again! 😊
Jen was just fantastic. When we came home our four legged family (dog and a cat) was the just the right level of excitedness. Nor too much so that I knew they hadn't been lonely and not backward because they were angry at having been left with Jen looking after them, But the biggest YES confirmation came last Sat when Jen returned for a quick visit. Our Golden Retriever was just SO excited to see Jen again after 10 days. It was lovely. If you can get Jen to look after your family and house you're very lucky. But don't be surprised if she's booked out because the word has got out just how fantastic she is. It might even be me re-booking Jen again.
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