Dyan

Experienced crazy cat lady looking to make more furr-iends!

Kew East
36 times favorited
25 recurring guests
Last booked 7 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 4 cats
Usually responds within few hours
Police checked
4 h ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
35 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Dyan

Hi there! My name is Dyan (like Dianne but spelled weird). I'm an introverted 27-year based here in Melbourne, currently taking a break between studies before I go back and complete the big bad PhD! A life-long and experienced crazy cat lady, I like to think I know just about all there is to know about cats! I have experience working at a cattery, handling both timid/scaredy and aggressive cats, and can medicate cats as well (whether orally, with transdermal medications, or with injections such as for diabetic cats). I also have experience fostering feral and stray cats: rehabilitating them with the aim of rehoming.

I have been a voracious reader of cat history, behaviour, and genetics since I was a child, and have an extensive knowledge of all the different breeds and their purrsonalities, as well as how to look after cats properly and keep them happy and healthy.

Services:
I am only able to do drop-ins or house sitting; unfortunately I am unable to take pets into my own home, as I already have four furbabies of my own (don't worry, I live with my mom so they will be looked after while I'm looking after yours!). However I believe that cats are much happier remaining in their own homes anyway, as it's much less stressful for them that way.

I have a particular fondness for old cats, and for vocal cats, who you can have conversations with 😂. I'm happy to look after single or multi-cat households; same rate applies. I'm also happy to look after small animals like birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, ferrets etc! I would also be happy to look after reptiles as well if needed.

Drop-ins: once or twice daily, for at least an hour. Depending on my work/uni schedule, I may be able to spend longer hours with your pet (for no extra charge), but rest assured I will spend at least 1 hour with your furbaby (whether in one visit, or in two seperate half hour visits).

House sitting: able to stay overnight to give round-the-clock care to your pet(s), as well as provide that added security of looking after your home, too. I'm an A-type personality who's obsessed with keeping my surroundings neat and tidy, so you can be sure your home will be kept clean at all times! I'm also a big plant enthusiast (particularly orchids), so am happy to water and look after all your indoor and outdoor plants, as well.

Dyan's services

At your home

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
70 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 AUD
/day

Dyan also offers

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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Home Visits
Carolyn, 2024-07-09

Dyan is what we hoped we would find in a cat sitter. She's awesome. She's kind and conscientious. Everything was relaxed and efficiently looked after. Dyan's experience with cats shines through. She tuned in to our cat's needs beautifully. She is fluent in cat language. We received daily photo updates and came home to a happy cat. So glad we can make Dyan our go-to cat sitter.

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House Sitting
Maria, 2024-07-06

She is amazing. Tilly is a rescue cat and she was surrendered after 5 years of being with the one person. We also suspect Tilly was taken from her mum early as she often seeks comfort on one of our blankets but giving it biscuits”

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Dyan's Pets

Cricket
Cat
Beans
Cat
Misty
Cat
Numpty
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Alongside a lifetime of pet ownership, I've worked as a cattery attendant and am experienced at handling both timid/scaredy and aggressive cats. I also have previous experience as a foster carer for stray and feral cats; rehabilitating them in order to be re-homed. I am knowledgeable with cat behaviour and have a keen eye for any changes that may occur, so I'm always on top of making sure that a cat is as happy and healthy as it can be!

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Dyan

Dyan

Experienced crazy cat lady looking to make more furr-iends!

Kew East
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
35 AUD
/day
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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