Nina

Pawsome Daycare & Boarding For Dogs And Small Animals

Prospect
23 times favorited
8 recurring guests
Last contacted 6 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Irish Terrier Fergus
Usually responds within one day
5d ago
Last activity
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Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
30 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Nina

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to browse my profile. I hope you find what you are looking for, for your treasured furry/feathery family member/s 🐕

I am 36 years of age and am an avid animal lover with a special love of dogs. I have grown up with pets of all kinds and at 14 years of age, started my own dog walking and pet & house sitting business in my small neighbourhood. 

I presently have one dog, Fergus (10.5 year old Irish Terrier - medium sized dog of about 20 kg) who is the light of my life. He is well socialised, has attended obendience classes & is good with other small and medium sized dogs.  

I can accommodate small and medium dogs of up to 20kg.  Sorry, I do not sit dogs over 20kg (large dogs) or boisterous medium dogs - unless your pooch is a return guest who Fergus is already friends with.  Apologies, I also cannot accommodate puppies.

I take a maximum of 2 bookings at a time to ensure each dog gets the love and attention they deserve.  Your doggie will be treated as a loved member of my little family during his/her stay with me, meaning they will be played with, patted/cuddled, taken on walks with Fergus, taken on any dog appropriate outings we may go on, and will spend evenings relaxing in the lounge room watching TV.  

I have a fully fenced large back yard with trees providing shade, a big grassy area for your pooch to run and play around freely during the day, a variety of dog toys, sheltered veranda complete with dog baskets and an insulated kennel - so your dog will always have a comfortable space out of the elements/weather.  Shell wading pool can also be provided in summer if your dog likes to splash around (Fergus is not a fan of water!).

For dogs boarding with me, please provide your doggie's food & food bowl (as it is better for him/her to stay on his/her regular diet so as not to experience tummy upsets), lead, harness, medication with instructions (if required), and their regular bed (this can minimise separation anxiety). 

I am happy to send you photos and updates daily.

For new boarding guests - it is a great idea & I encourage you to book & trial a one night stay after a successful no cost meet & greet.  This way your dog becomes familiar with my home, Fergus & myself before a longer stretch of time away from you (which can ease separation anxiety) and everyone can have peace of mind that it's a good fit 😁

My sister is a vet and while distance means she cannot treat Fergus or any doggie guest she is just a phone call away for advice in non-emergency situations.  I always use Positive Reinforcement Training Method with my interactions with dogs.

Fergus is desexed, fully vaccinated, wormed, flea & tick treated and registered with the local council so I request that your doggie is also desexed (including male dogs) up to date with vaccines and flea/tick treatment and registered with your own council. Please bring proof of desexing and c5 vaccination to meet and greet. Understandably, your pooch will need to be friendly with other dogs.

I am happy to accommodate outdoor or indoor sleeping, and feeding up to twice per day (morning and/or evening) to keep with your dog's regular routine. If you have any other special requests, you are welcome to discuss these with me also.  Pick up and drop off potentially available (but not included in quoted daily boarding charge) - please ask for more particulars if required, as cost will be determined based on distance.  

I am also happy to accommodate boarding of birds or small animals who will be housed on my front veranda so as to be kept away from Fergus (to prevent stressing your small animal family member) or inside the house.  

HOME VISITS (only available to addresses in Prospect and surrounding suburbs) are of 1 hour duration (including travel time door to door), where I can do things such as collect your mail, tend to any animals, open/close curtains, turn on/off lights, water plants, put clothing on/take clothing off the line so it looks like you are at home.  Any extra time within the 1 hour I am happy to spend sitting/playing with any pet that needs company.  30 minute visit at approximately half the quoted rate ($35 for 1 x daily visit or $60 for 2 x daily visits) available if you live in very close proximity.

If you require DOG WALKING as a stand alone service in Prospect or surrounding suburbs, please enquire.  I cannot always offer same depending on my availability, but will do my best to accommodate. I only walk dogs that are placid & not aggressive on a lead.  Walking is for 45 minutes, including travel time door to door.

I am also now offering HOUSE SITTING, when I am not sitting dogs at my house.  Preference given to houses in Prospect and surrounds but please inquire in any event if you think I may be the right housesitter for you.

Fees include Pawshake insurance for your peace of mind.

I look forward to meeting you and your doggie or other animal family member 🐶🐾

Nina's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
20 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
45 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
30 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
60 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
75 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
100 AUD
/day

Nina also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Dog Boarding
Kate, 2023-10-12

Thanks again, Nina, for your care and attention to Milo. Much appreciated and we will definitely use your services again.

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Dog Boarding
Kate, 2023-01-18

Nina cared for our dog, Milo, recently. She provided regular updates, photos and communication whilst we were away. I would have no hesitation in recommending, Nina to care for your dog.

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Availability

Nina's Pets

Fergus
Irish Terrier

About Nina's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Nina's home

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

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I am familiar with positive reinforcement methods of dog training

I have over 15 years of experience

Well acquainted with best practice codes of animal care (as I am a member of the Animal Law Special Interest Committee of the Law Society of SA)

I can administer oral and topical medication.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Nina

Nina

Pawsome Daycare & Boarding For Dogs And Small Animals

Prospect
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
30 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Nina

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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