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Ben

Avid pet person available to help you out

Box Hill North
7 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 3 cats
Usually responds within few hours
8 h ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Ben

Hello, I'm Ben and I am available and eager to assist you and your pet through thick and thin. I grew up in a very animal centric household; dogs, cats, goats, horse, crow, rabbit, ducks and more. My mum had dog training experience and a big heart so whatever turned up on our doorstep generally became a part of the family. Our eclectic hoard of critters had diverse needs and requirements so I have a plethora of experience and a calm, soothing manner that has been tried and tested on both cute and dangerous animals.

Things are a bit more relaxed now with just two cats of my own that I rescued from a streetcorner as kittens and raised to be fine and upstanding beasts, and my housemates cranky old cat. So I still have plenty of time, energy and love for any other animals that pass through my life. 

I live in the Box Hill area so I am able to work across the Eastern suburbs, but if you're unsure if you're outside of my service area don't hesitate to check with me. I have flexible availability for your pets entertainment and care needs. 

I'm not available for house sitting, but feel free to contact me and discuss any additional needs or extra hours that your animal friend may require. I may still be able to offer you my excellent skills and services as my hours of availability as very flexible (Morning, Afternoon and Evenings).

Things to expect when booking me; for house visits I will attend to all the standard food, litter or toilet requirements as well as spend quality one-on-one time with your pet. For instance, if your cat is indoor only I will ensure it gets daily playtime to burn off energy, or for calmer less active pets some quality couch and cuddle time. For dogs (or energetic cats with harnesses) I will gladly play with them outdoors or walk them per your requirements. I am very happy to also bring in daily mail and water any plants that will need it while you are away. Let me know if your pet requires grooming too as I am happy to also cover that in my visits. Generally I expect visits to last around 20-40mins, and dog walks about 30-45mins but it does depend on you and your pets unique needs, again don't hesitate to discuss with me.

Ben's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 AUD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 AUD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before noon 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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Dog Walking
Jen, 2022-08-11

I highly recommend Ben. He took amazing care of my dog on her walks, sending regular pics. Great at handling dogs, friendly, caring and responsible. Really appreciated his help in going above and beyond with checking her water bowl and being available for an emergency.

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Home Visits
Emeline, 2022-08-08

It’s been a pleasure to have Ben to look after our shy little cat, I would highly recommend his services. You can very much trust him!

Awesome communication, you can feel is genuinely caring about your pet.

Thank you!!

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Ben's Pets

Ginger Megs
Cat
Fritz
Cat
Ghost
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
I have grown up with a plethora of different animals, but most importantly have lots of experience with dogs and cats, ranging from the easiest pet to those with trauma and behavioural problems. I am very confident with handling dogs and cats from any end of the trained or untrained spectrum. I've also hand raised many animals from a young age so feel very confident in handling pets of all kinds.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Ben

Ben

Avid pet person available to help you out

Box Hill North
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before noon 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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