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Chelsea

The Critter Sitter In Oak Park

Melbourne
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 2 days ago
Last active today
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Chelsea

Hi! My name is Chelsea, and I promise to give the utmost love and attention to your member of the family while he/she is in my care. I have a degree in wildlife ecology and a thorough background in animal care and husbandry (both domestic and exotic).

I have worked twice as an animal care technician at animal hospitals, caring for the feeding, medication, and care of boarding dogs, cats, and other small exotic pets. My whole life until now, I have been a consistent volunteer at my local animal shelters, socializing dogs and cats of all backgrounds and personalities and helping fit them to the right adopting family! My exotic animal background includes the husbandry and behavioral training of marine mammals, bear species, wolves, elk, parrot species, livestock, and chimpanzees at a rescue sanctuary.

One of my favorite tasks was working closely on behavioral training with Roxy, an African white-necked raven! In addition to my professional and extracurricular activities, I grew up loving and caring for some of my own quirky pets - including dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, mice, and rats! I have a passion for animals and ensuring they are happy and thriving. You can be sure your best friend is in good hands while you are away or need a little extra help from time-to-time. If you are interested in meeting up or learning more about me, I'd be happy to! I look forward to meeting your furry, scaly, or feathery friend!

Services:

- Home boarding: I live in a 2 bedroom/2 bath townhome with two stories and an outdoor balcony. It is located in Oak Park, a nice suburb near Glenroy and Pascoe Vale, with plenty of walking area, yardage, and nearby reserves! I live with my partner, and there are no young children or additional pets in the home. Your pet will be able to sleep wherever/however they will be comfortable (whether that be in the room with us, on the couch, in a kennel you bring for them, etc). I am a recent graduate from the U.S. currently looking for work, so I have mostly the entire day to give your pet love, attention, play-time, walks, and more! I can provide a clean, comfy pet bed and toys upon their arrival if you’d like to keep theirs at home or cannot bring them (complimentary, of course). I also enjoy training, so if your pet is working on behaviours and you'd like me to help with that while they stay over, let me know! In addition, we can discuss any allergies, special needs, etc. your pet may have in detail.

- Daycare: my home will be open to your pet beginning earliest at 8:00 AM and will allow their stay until the latest 8:00 PM. They will be spoiled with constant companionship and care via me and you will receive photo updates through the app unless you desire otherwise!

- Dog walking (service only offered for suburbs Oak Park, Pascoe Vale and Glenroy) a dog walk can either be a walk of maximum 3 kilometers or it can be a 30-minute playtime in an off-leash dog park. This can be negotiated based on pet needs or the surrounding area of your home. I can bring treats or toys along for the walk/playtime if desired!

- Home visit: I will visit your pet at your home and stay for up to 30 minutes each visit. Within these visits, I can provide feeding, any necessary medication, care, playtime, love, and time outside! Other specific requests for purposes of a home visit can be discussed.

Chelsea's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 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
10 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
15 AUD
/day

Chelsea also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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Dog Boarding
Mo, 2020-04-06

Chelsea looked after our dog really well. She sent us regular photos and always communicated with us. We recommend her services.

Availability

Chelsea's Pets

Miki
Cat

About Chelsea's Home

Accepted pets

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

Chelsea's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

- Animal behavior

- Wildlife ecology degree

- Animal husbandry

- Volunteer at equestrian hippotherapy center and animal shelter

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
20 h ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Chelsea

Chelsea

The Critter Sitter In Oak Park

Melbourne
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Chelsea

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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