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