Angela

Cats and plants ... my two loves!

Ashfield
2 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 4 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Lives with 3 cats
Police checked
22 h ago
Last activity
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
25 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Angela

I absolutely love animals, but cats especially - I really get their particular brand of love.

I lived up in the Northern Rivers of NSW for 11 years and eight of those years was spent volunteering at a no-kill cat shelter - it was a rich, rewarding and, at times, heartbreaking experience. This is where I met my Cheeks, who was nine years old at the time. She was surrendered to the pound and due to be put down when our shelter bought her in. Cheeks had a very sad and traumatic history, being used as a breeder. She was a hissing, scratching banshee and wouldn't let me near her. I decided that I would bring her home and love her. Eventually she let me kiss her belly and we shared a magnificent nine years together. Devastatingly I had to make the call to have her euthanised in May 2023 - she was 18 years old.

At the beginning of December 2023 I received a desperate call from a cat rescue - what started off as a foster situation has now turned into an adoption! Bunny now has a forever home with me.

When you go away the best place for your feline is at home. Cats are creatures of habit and home is where they are surrounded by comfort, safety and familiarity. I understand that finding someone you trust with your beloved cat and your home when you go away can be a stressful sitution. To help minimise your stress I will send daily updates and photos to you - and if you would like, we can FaceTime while I am visiting. 

I am also an avid gardener with over 200 indoor plants - an obsession which started during the lockdowns - and a huge native garden in my front yard that I created, which is flourishing and visited daily by birds. I'd be more than happy to give your garden and indoor plants some love as well. Here is a reference from a recent garden sit:

"A big shout-out to Angela for being a lovely garden friend and visiting my plants when I had to go overseas for a month to see my mum....my rose bush liked her so much it decided to grow into a full tree sized flower bearing thing of joy! If anyone is looking for a garden lover to take care of your plants..can certainly say I am grateful for her protecting them against the crazy heat and rain." Teresa - Stanmore

I am professional, communicative, mature, reliable, caring and kind and would love to take care of your beloved creatures while you are away. I offer home visits, house sits and overnight stays - please note that an overnight stay is 5pm to 7am the next day - there is no option for this on the Pawshake platform, so if this is something that you would like please let me know so we can discuss. I also understand that some cats don't care much for strangers or attention and I respect that and won't force anything. I am happy to administer oral medications, if they are cooperative! 

As part of my visit, aside from pats and love, I will feed and water them, clean/change the litter and give them a brush, if it's part of their routine. I'm happy to bring in your mail and tend to the bins, and as mentioned, water your plants and garden. If there is anything else that you would like to include in my time I am happy to discuss this with you at our meet and greet.

My service area is Ashfield, Ashbury, Summer Hill, Dulwich Hill, Marrickville and Hurlstone Park. If you live outside of these service areas please reach out as I maybe able to help. I work from home so am available for visits mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Thank you

Please note that I don't smoke. I have a current and clear Criminal History Check Certificate issued by InterCheck and have completed and passed the Australian Red Cross Pet First Aid course as at 27 October 2023. I am currently studying a Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling.

Because I am new to this site, I only have one reference, here are a couple from a recent house/pet sits, for which I received five stars for:

"THEIR REVIEW OF YOU: Angela is a fantastic sitter! We came home to an impeccably clean home and a very happy Boo 😊 Communication was always easy and prompt. Angela sent us most welcome updates about Boo, which really eases the worry whilst you are away. We would welcome Angela back in a heartbeat. You will not find someone more reliable or friendly. Thanks Angela ❤️🐶"

"THEIR REVIEW OF YOU: We were so blessed to have Angela care for our cat Chloe. She was so kind and caring and sent daily updates and photos of Chloe which was so reassuring as this had been the first time we had been away from her. Communication with her was so easy she would respond quickly with any questions or concerns . Would highly recommend her. Angela is such a wonderful caring spirit" 

Angela's services

At your home

One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 AUD
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
150 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
40 AUD
/day

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
Merren, 2024-02-11

Angela did a superb job of looking after my senior cat for two weeks. Angela has a real love of animals and knows how to build rapport with them. I received daily photos and a video of my cat while I was away. My cat looked healthier and happier than when I left her, thanks to Angela's good care. And the plants were well watered and green as well. I absolutely recommend Angela to other pet owners. I hope Angela is available to be a sitter for my cat when I next holiday.

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Home Visits
Janelle, 2023-12-08

A true cat whisperer. Highly recommend. Super kind and caring with our cat and sent daily updates and stunning cat portraits! Angela also stepped up to help when a house sitter’s dates changed at the last minute. Will book again.

Availability

Angela's Pets

Cheeks - RIP May 2023
Cat
Razzie - RIP April 2013
Cat
Bunny
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Angela

Angela

Cats and plants ... my two loves!

Ashfield
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
25 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Angela

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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