We offer Home Visits within about 5km of the Melbourne CBD to provide loving care to all kinds of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, fish, reptiles, and insects.
For your peace of mind, we have many excellent references and National Police Checks. We've completed over 80 pet-sitting assignments in Melbourne since 2015 (through other services) all with 5-star reviews.
We're former Guide Dog puppy-raisers, and are now full-time house-sitters, providing full-time loving care for homes, gardens, pools and pets while their owners travel.
Please note: The services we offer, and locations, vary depending on where we are house-sitting at any given time.
Why are we caring for pets? We moved to Melbourne from Tasmania in August 2015 and started house- and pet-sitting as a way to experience the different areas of the city and central suburbs whilst we look for a neighbourhood where we'd like to settle ourselves long term. We've been looking after pets and homes full-time ever since in and around Carlton, Fitzroy, Northcote, Brunswick, Abbotsford, Richmond, Hawthorn, Albert Park, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Toorak, and Armadale. It's become a lifestyle for us – we just love spending time with animals and exploring Melbourne.
What experience do we have? We're very experienced at keeping pets happy. We're a couple in our 40s, together for 24 years. We're non-smokers and currently have no pets of our own.
We love all animals, especially cats, and have been owned by cats for most of our lives. We've cared for birds, fish, bunnies, and reptiles, too. We successfully raised a puppy from 8 weeks to 18 months for Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania while nursing an elderly cat through her dotage with twice-daily medications, and have since looked after other guide dog pups-in-training when their full-time raisers needed a break. We've also had a full roster of pampered pets that we've minded on a regular basis in Battery Point, Hobart from 2012 to 2015.
We run our own digital media business and work mostly from home. Our schedules are flexible, and we welcome the opportunities to take breaks away from our computers. We can be there to walk, feed and love your pets and give them the care and attention they need while they are missing you.
We understand that every household is unique and we're happy to do everything your way and keep it exactly as you like it. This is especially true with beloved pets – their health and happiness are our top priority and we'll maintain their familiar routines including feeding, exercise, and lots of affection and play.
Our years of experience and love of all creatures allow us to give your pets the best TLC.
When are we available?
We're fully booked until January 2020 – please see our calendar for details.
Feel free to get in touch with us in 2020 – we'd love to meet you and your pets and discuss your Home Visit requirements in person.
Where do we offer Home Visits?
The services we offer, and locations, vary depending on where we are house-sitting at any given time.
Mark and Dianna are excellent pet sitters. Their passion and love for animals is evident as soon as you meet them! They took wonderful care of my two cats while I was away. I particularly appreciated being sent their daily updates and photos so I could relax knowing that everything was fine at home.
My boys arrived back home very happy after their walk today with Dianne&Mark.
Even received a picture of them during their walk which is a lovely bonus.
Super happy with their service and have booked with them again already.
Both are very lovely people
For cats we are obedient servants. We open doors, provide a warm lap, pat, scratch behind the ears, provide general amusement, and do just about anything they want (abiding by your rules) • Brushing • Playing games • Lots of love and affection.
We're very experienced at administering medication to cats. Also very happy to take pets of all kinds to veterinary appointments, as required.
We're also experienced at caring for rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, parrots, reptiles, and insects, and we love them all.
Dianna And Mark
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