I adore and have a good repore with animals. I grew up on a farm with 16 horses, several dogs and cats of different breeds, cattle and chickens. We also rescued birds, wombats and other wild animals. Although I have only just signed up for Pawshake, I have expereince house-sitting, animal-sitting and plant-sitting (and baby-sitting, but I only look after fur babies now). Among other things, I am a qualified nurse and am happy to attend to the medical needs of your animal, including medication administration and ear washes etc. I am also a passionate gardener, so I know how to look after your pot plants properly and check your watering system is working! I have recently built my first home in Point Lonsdale, and I am taking in furbabies to help pay for my mortage. I just love being surrounded by animals, so it doesn't feel like work!
Types of Animals Cared for:
Please send me an email enquiring about dates. First time bookers will need to arrange a meet and greet for the pets I will be looking after. I will also ask you to provide some information about your animal to ensure I am a good match to care for your pet, and ensure that your pet will be happy with us. The meet and greet will take place in the place I am going to be caring for them, so in your house if it's there, or in my house if they are staying with me. Some exceptions apply (Don't worry, I wont make you bring your fish to my house). I may also make exceptions based on breed in the case of emergencies.
Once we have established we are a good fit, I will ask you to fill in a form with your pet's daily food, walking, play, cuddle and medication requirements. I'll also find out the little things that make a difference; where your pet likes to sleep, what time they get up, how much exercise they require etc.
Overnight Stay at my house:
I live in a very large, pet-friendly house in Point Lonsdale with my four-month old Curly Coated Retriever puppy, Toby. If your dog or pet is timid around dogs, please let me know as I can always organise for Toby to have a sleep over at his Grandma and Grandpa's place (they love having him). I work four days a week from home running a business, so I am available for pet care all through the week (on the odd occasion I have to go away for a meeting, I wont accept bookings). I have a small to medium outside area with grass, but your pets are welcome to spend the day inside with me. I will take your dog on a twice daily walk, one of which will be to an off-leash dog beach (the specific needs of your dog will be discussed before a booking is confirmed). Your pet will be part of my family, and their individual needs will be catered to, right down to their diet and favourite game. I also offer discounts for longer term stays once we have established that your animal will fit in well to our household (this will require at least one overnight stay).
Day Care at my house:
I offer a full day care service and can accept early drop-offs and late pick-up by arrangement depending on my availabliity. There will be walks on the off-lead dog beach (weather and temprement permitting), games and naps. They will have access to inside or outside areas depending on their prefrence.
Pick-up and Drop off can be arranged at an aditional cost of $10 each way for Point Lonsdale and $15 each way for Ocean Grove.
Visiting Pets at your house:
I offer a once daily or twice daily service to check in on your pet. This includes feeding your pet, checking they have water, a quick play or brush, cleaning out litter trays or changing bedding, letting inside or putting outside and cuddles! I'm happy to water pot plants, check mail and put out bins as well.
Overnight stay at your house:
If I am booked in to visit your pet or stay in your home, I will also water pot plants, collect mail and take bins out as required. I am working Monday to Thursday and will need to have access to your wifi or good mobile reception in order to do stays on these days. I am a non smoker and will only stay in clean and tidy, non-smoking, and dust-free homes.
We were delighted with the care and attention our little dog, Tess, received from Lily.
Lily ensured that Tess was given her proper diet, took her for walks and kept in contact with us to let us know how she was settling. Thank you Lily.
It has been so wonderful finding Lily to look after our very loved lab pup when we are away. Her communication is excellent every step of the way and her love and care of our dog is second to none. Thank you Lily.
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