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Francesca

Dog Walker/pet Sitter

Sydney
2 times favorited
<60h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Francesca

About Me:

I'm Frankie, a 22 year old studying a Bachelor of Arts/Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney. Being a university student means I have heaps of free time during the day, and what better way to spend it than walking dogs? When I moved to Sydney from my hometown, Canberra, I had to leave my family dog, cat and chickens behind, and I really missed spending time with animals. So since then, I have become a dog walker and pet sitter! I currently have two regular dogwalking clients and a few irregular ones, and I would like to increase that. Other than being a uni student, I am also a tutor, so during the school terms my afternoons are usually filled with tutoring students. I will also have university classes about three days a week - this changes each semester however.

Availability:

Currently I have university classes until midday on Wednesday and Thursday and all day on Friday. This means I am unavailable Wednesday and Thursday mornings and all day Friday. I am available at all other times.

Dog Walking:

I have grown up with dogs my whole life, and I have lots of experience with both large and small dogs. The dogs I walk currently are a beautiful yellow lab (only a year old - still got all that puppy energy!) and a cheeky little terrier (he's an old man with 13 years under his belt!), and my family's dog was a gorgeous border collie x kelpie. I can walk dogs of all ages, and can help with training puppies. Currently I only take dogs out solo, but I would be very open to taking a group to the park together. Usually, I take dogs for an hour or an hour and a half, but I would be open to taking them for up to two hours if your puppy has a lot of energy to burn off! I also usually only take dogs out once per day, but I am also open to extra walks if needed.

Pet Sitting:

I am available to pet sit at both your home and mine. If I am taking care of pets in your home, it must be close to my own house as I am also a tutor and all my clients live near enough to me that I can walk/ride my bike, as I don't have a car in Sydney (I do have a full driver's license). I am happy to pet sit both dogs and cats and pocket pets such as guinea pigs and chickens - I have experience with all of these pets. I also rode horses for many years growing up, and volunteered at the stables, helping with mucking out stalls and catching horses in paddocks etc. I don't have much experience with reptiles or birds. I am happy to provide drop-in services (to feed a cat, for instance) or more full-time care. However I may need to leave your pet alone at home for an hour or so if I am tutoring or have university classes.

My home:

I live in a small townhouse in Rozelle with two lovely housemates who love animals. We have a fully fenced in backyard but it is small and I have veggie patches that are very easy to dig up, so its not ideal for a large dog but not impossible - there's two photos of it featuring Eleanor and Ted, a golden lab and a groodle, who have both stayed with me before and did OK with the small backyard. We can easily make our house puppy proof by hiding a few cords etc! However I would not like to have any dogs or cats that are known to be destructive, as I wouldn't want them destroying anything that belongs to my housemates. We will also only accept vaccinated and neutered pets.

Francesca's services

At the sitter's home

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

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

Francesca also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Availability

About Francesca's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Francesca's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Beach & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

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

I have a Working With Children Check and can provide references from my other clients if necessary.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

Stats

<60h
Response time
100%
Response rate
4w ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Francesca

Francesca

Dog Walker/pet Sitter

Sydney
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Francesca

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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