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Eboni

Loving, Experienced & Reliable

Ngunnawal
3 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Last booked yesterday
Last contacted 3 days ago
Last active yesterday
Lives with 2 cats
Usually responds within few hours
<4h
Response time
98.92%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Eboni

Hi, there! My name is Eboni and I’m a bona fide animal lover. From those with fur to those with scales, I am passionate about animal welfare and want to ensure that every individual is receiving quality of life.

I am an archaeologist with a specialisation in zooarchaeology, human skeletal remains and forensics. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the ANU in zooarchaeology and palaeoanthropology. I also work as a consulting archaeologist within Australia, though my academic research takes me to all regions of the globe. I also conduct tutoring for English, Japanese, German, Bislama, French and Spanish, and general academic writing and editing.

My household consists of myself, my partner and our adorable cats, Vor and Tyr. Vor is an incredibly loving, placid and social tabby, born in April 2018. Tyr is super affectionate and playful. As he is a rescue cat, his exact age is unknown, but the vet estimates him to be about a year older than Vor.

I became a pet sitter because I love being surrounded by pets. Ever since I was a young girl, I have had an affinity with animals. I mean, which child doesn’t dream of “working with animals” when they grow up? As I grew older I continued to learn as much about all kinds of animals as I possibly could. During my third year of uni, I went to the Cambodian forest for a month to observe the behavioural ecology of monkeys and gibbons. As I progressed in to my masters, I specialised in zooarchaeology, the study of animal remains. I believe that humans and non-humans are connected in so many unfathomable ways and that we can positively influence each other through many different actions.

My job requires me to travel to excavation locations, meaning that I am rarely working when I’m in Canberra. Rather, when I am home, I am generally catching up on report writing and publications, as well as conducting tutorials, which can all be done in my home office. Having pets around, I find, encourages me to get out and explore our beautiful city. More than anything, though, I just adore meeting all the beautiful personalities there are in this world.

Pets have been a part of my life since literally the day I was born. My parents got me a miniature Foxy x mini Jack Russell puppy, Tessa. She was with me until my 10th birthday, when she was devastatingly bitten by a brown snake. A short while after Tessa’s departure, our family adopted a 4-year-old cattle dog x Doberman, Port, and a black Bombay kitten, Jet, from the RSPCA. Port, Jet and I shared a very special bond and they will forever hold a place in my heart. Port was unfortunately put down at 15 years of age, the same week that I moved out of home. My poor Dad’s heart was hurting that week. Jet died of old age, heartbreakingly on my 19th birthday. I adopted my first kitten since moving out of home in mid-2018, Vor.

***Please Note: I cannot accept dogs for home boarding due to my having two cats and the conditions of my lease.***

Eboni's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/day

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
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
60 AUD for two visits a day
35 AUD
/day

Eboni also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Dog Walking
Amelia, 2020-08-28

We feel so grateful to have found Eboni. She is punctual, responsive and clearly adores our boy Carlton. We appreciate Eboni's updates of messages and photos during her walks with Carlton. When we get home in the afternoon Carlton is always happy and content and usually sleeping (always a sign that he has had a good amount of stimulation during the day). Thank you Eboni :)

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Dog Boarding
Emma, 2020-06-09

Eboni took good care of my kitten, Amelia, and I was very grateful for the regular photo updates!

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Availability

Eboni's Pets

Vor
Cat
Tyr
Cat

About Eboni's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Eboni's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & German & Japanese & Spanish
+20 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

While not professional experience, I have been pet sitting for my friends and family since I moved to Canberra in 2014. I decided to join Pawshake in August 2018 after one of my employers introduced me to the website. So far, I have had the pleasure of looking after dogs, cats, birds, chickens, fish, rabbits and turtles. I am now expanding my services on to the Mad Paws platform in order to meet more new furry friends.

To support myself through university, I worked as a pharmacy assistant and dispensary technician at Chemist Warehouse. In order to become a dispensary technician, I was required to obtain a Certificate III in Community Pharmacy. This course had several modules pertaining to pet care. I am confident in diagnosing and prescribing minor conditions (hay fever, eczema, superficial cuts and scrapes, etc), as well as administering any oral or topical medications.

One of my majors during my bachelor’s degree was biological anthropology, in which I focused heavily on animal behavioural ecology. While primarily centred around primates and other mammals, a major in biological anthropology has allowed me to confidently assess vocalisations and body language, and the knowledge learned has proved invaluable in many situations with a range of different pet species.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<4h
Response time
98.92%
Response rate
1d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Eboni

Eboni

Loving, Experienced & Reliable

Ngunnawal
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Eboni

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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