Imogen

It's the School Holidays!! I am available for you :)

Angourie
1 time favorited
1 recurring guest
3w ago
Last activity
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Imogen

Hello All
I hope everyone is having an amazing day. 

So a little bit about me. I am a very fit 53 years young woman who loves life and loves animals. I grew up around animals in a farm and I guess it all stems from there. We had sheep, horses, chickens, cats and dogs, lots of those. I don't remember there ever being a time when there wasn't at least 5 dogs and 12 cats! My mother was some type of animal whisperer who literally collected any stray cats in the area! Not forgetting to mention the pet possums!!I had chores to do obviously, mucking out enclosures and collecting eggs and dosing the dogs with worming tablets. I used to assist my mother when the cats went into labour with their kittens. Quite the eye-opener! Many years later I am living in the city and missing country life when I really feel drawn to having a cat or dog, and relying heavily on visiting friends with pets to get my four legged fur fix! 

Then I joined a petsitting site, and the petsits just came rolling in! I started in January 2018 and did that consistently until Covid locked us down in February 2020. I always lived in the homes of the pets, ranging from 1-8 weeks while the families travelled overseas. Keeping in constant contact with the families with updates on their fur babies and how their lives were staying the same. I feel it's important for the petsitter to adjust to the animals timetable and their way of life. If the pets sleep on the bed, then that's what they do when I'm there. If they have vet appointments or grooming salon visits, then I take them.  

I've taken dogs to Birthday parties to puppy school training and numerous park play dates with other fur friends. I love the community of it all, there's always a friend of the dog that drops by to see how I'm doing. I am very comfortable with giving dogs medication orally or putting on creams if they have any skin ailments. I'm comfortable with any type of cat or dog be it a rescue pet or pedigree. 

I've also had experience with pet rats and Guinea pigs, as well as birds in aviaries and lots of chickens! I love to play ball with dogs at the park and going for long walks of they're up to long walks, some of the dogs I've cared for a very old and cannot walk more than around the block. Others, I've trained to walk on leads and helped get their toilet training on track by the time the family gets home. Some of the families have mentioned that the dogs will sniff around the home for a few days after I've left looking for me! Which is lovely to hear. There's always a few tears when the petsit is done as I love them like my own, I really do. 

So if any of my story resonated with you and you think I might be up to the task, please feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day. 🐾

Imogen's services

At your home

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

Imogen also offers

Grooming

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Hello All, I grew up on a farm with a lot of animals that included sheep, horses, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs, sooo many cats and dogs! I always had chores to do that included feeding, mucking out enclosures and giving dosages of medicines if needed - mainly worming tablets. Skip forward a few years and I realised there was something missing from my life, a pet!! I lived in the city now and was unable to physically have my own fur baby, so I thought the next best thing was to offer my petsitting services! I joined a website and the petsits just came rolling in! I started in January 2018 and didn't stop until Covid times in February 2020. All of my work involved me living in the home with the pets while the families travelled mostly overseas. these sits lasted from 1 week to 8 weeks!! It was mostly cats and dogs and fish, but I also had chickens, a lot! I learnt how to make the perfect omelette let me tell you. I remember looking after a white cat named Oliver, who was completely deaf (quite common in white cats) and this cat had the loudest Meow!! mostly at 3am. I also had a dog named Sampson who was a rescue dog with anxiety issues and if I was ever on my phone, he would run around in circles chasing his tale! Yes, I had to give him meds twice a day. I also had another dog named Max, a 100 year old Dachshund - he was such a precious boy to take care of, who needed iron fusion needles twice a month ( I looked after him for 8 weeks) I could go on and on with these amazing stories about the amazing animals I have taken care of, but it's safe to say that I feel very comfortable around animals and they around me. I also like to fit in with the pets schedules and quirks that they have, and they all do! If the cat or dog (never the fish) sleep in the bed whilst their humans are sleeping there, then that's what I will do, I feel it's me that needs to adjust not them! While the family are away - I keep in constant communication with them through the various online social media accounts. Sending videos and photos of their precious pets and generally keeping them in the loop. At the moment I am studying Holistic Modalities including Reiki and I am quite adept with crystal energies. I am a solid supporter of Animal Rights and I help campaign against animal cruelty of any kind. I am also fully licenced to drive and have been Police Checked. Thanks for reading I really appreciate it.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Imogen

Imogen

It's the School Holidays!! I am available for you :)

Angourie
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Imogen

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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