I grew up in rural Victoria and spent a significant part of my childhood playing with our dogs and cats around our property. From a young age I was actively involved in caring and training our dogs. Currently, my family has two dogs called Fergus and Rouge, who are both sweet and cheeky. I looked after them both from when they were puppies and was their main trainer. However, after I finished highschool, I had to move to the city to start studying Criminal Justice at RMIT University. I currently live in Parkville, and whilst I enjoy city life, I really miss the dogs. Dog sitting has become the perfect way for me to fill the dog-shaped hole in my heart whilst I am studying. I really cherish spending time with other people's dogs - and pride myself on providing excellent care and love to all breeds. As a dog owner myself, I know how important your furry friend is to you and your family, so you can rest assured knowing that your dog is in the best possible hands. I have broad experience looking after different sized dogs and personalities, including dogs with high anxiety. Many of my relatives rely on me to look after their dogs and make sure they are happy and healthy.
- Dog walking - 45 minutes to an hour depending on the pet.
- Cat/Dog sitting at owner's home or mine
- Check-in on pets at owner's home
- Pet daycare at my home
My services include looking after your pet at your home to ensure little upset for your pet while you are away and walking them regularly. This can include two long walks in the morning and at night. I am mainly studying at the moment which allows me to be home most of the time and give your pet as much attention as they like. I provide regular picture updates via your prefered method of communication to keep you updated on your pet. If you pet needs to take any medication I am comfortable and have experience with administrating medicine to dogs.
For dog sitting at owner's home, I can only offer this to those located in Parkville, Brunswick, Carlton, Fitzroy and North Melbourne.
I live in a three story town house locted in Parkville which I share with three housemates. It has a small backyard with a large fence and a gate with a lock. It is located across from Royal Park and a short walk from Princes Park which has walking tracks and an off-lead area for dogs. Pets will spend their time on the bottom floor in the living room and kitchen or outside. I am home most of the time therefore your pet will not be left alone.
Katja was incredible with our dog, Louie - and he is quite the handful! She has excellent communication and was highly professional throughout the entire process. She definitely understands how to work with dogs and Louie was enamoured by her from the beginning. We will definitely be hiring Katja again next time we go away. Thank you!! xx
We adore Katja
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