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Katja

Your Dog's New Best Friend

Parkville
19 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Last booked 13 days ago
Last contacted today
Usually responds within few hours
11 h ago
Last activity
<4h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Katja

CURRENTLY UNABLE TO HOST PETS AS I AM MOVING HOUSE (Available again from 4/2/21)

Post Lockdown Care

Have you adopted a pet during lockdown and are now going back to work? I can help ease your pet back into a working household. Going from having you home every day to long hours along can be difficult on your pet. A walk or check-in can help break up your pet’s day and make it easier for them to readjust to an empty house. Message me to organise a plan for your pet.

About Me

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 high school, 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.

Services

- Dog walking (30 to 45 minutes depending on the pet and their needs)

- Cat/Dog sitting at owner's home or mine

- Check-in on pets at owner's 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 preferred 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.

My

Home

I live in a three-story town house located 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's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/night

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
17 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
25 AUD for two visits a day
15 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
55 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Home Visits
Nathaniel, 2020-12-14

Katja is sweet, trustworthy and really cares for our dog Helen.

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House Sitting
Vanessa, 2020-12-02

Katja was wonderful with looking after Velcro cat, Ralph dog and Cinderella dog. We felt very comfortable leaving our fur babies with her and can highly recommend her services. We will happily use Katja services again!! Thank you

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Availability

About Katja's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Katja's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Skills

  • Experience with puppies
  • Experience with dog training - both puppy training and more advanced training
  • Experience with dogs with behavioural issues – such as anxiety, dislike of other dogs and rescued or abused dogs
  • Organised
  • Flexible
  • Vigilant on changes in behaviour/appetite
  • Focused on ensuring each pet is happy and healthy
  • Able to adapt to each pet's needs and attitude

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Katja

Katja

Your Dog's New Best Friend

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

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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