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Nikki

Friendly & Reliable Dog Walker And Sitter (inner West)

Melbourne
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Usually responds within one day
<10h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Nikki

Hello! I’m Nikki, a 31 year old Scottish lass and dog lover who now calls Melbourne home :)

I’m available for one-off, short term or ongoing walks, visits and house sitting in South Kingsville and surrounding suburbs (Yarraville, Newport, Seddon, Altona, Altona North, Williamstown etc). I also offer a safe and comfortable home for your dog to stay while you are away on holiday or out of town.

I’m generally available Wednesday anytime, weekends and most evenings.

Growing up back home I always had dogs in my life (plus budgies and rabbits and guinea pigs and fish and more!). Caring for animals comes naturally to me and I reeeeeally miss my doggie fix, so I’m very much looking forward to making some new furry friends!

I’m comfortable with all breeds/sizes/temperaments of dogs and I’m happy to incorporate any training tips or techniques you use for consistency.

For walking, I’m very fit and active and love being outdoors so will definitely be able to keep up with (and tire out!) fast/energetic dogs. However I do still enjoy more leisurely walks for those who may prefer a more relaxed way of life! I have a car and full licence so I can drive to local dog-friendly parks/beaches for more interesting walks as well. Oh, and I also have an awesome throwing arm for sticks and balls :)

For visits/house sitting, I’ve got plenty of time for playing and cuddles so your dog will get the best care and attention possible. I’m also a bit of a cleaning whizz so if you’d like your house tidied or cleaned while I’m there I’m happy to do so for an additional cost (please contact me for more info if you’re interested).

Standard walks/visits are 30mins, however I’m open to discussing extra time if required. Prices assume a drive of up to 10mins each way, so will vary slightly for locations further away. Please contact me for a more accurate cost :)

For boarding, I live in a medium sized 2 bedroom townhouse in South Kingsville with my partner (no kids or animals). We have a secure courtyard with decking and grass. I work 4 days a week which means I’m generally out between 8am and 6pm Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri, so a dog who is used to being home alone during the day would be most at home here. On work days I can do a quick 10min walk in the morning before work and a longer walk in the evening (30-60mins). There will be plenty of time for attention and cuddles in the evening as well. On non-work days I can do a couple of 30-60min walks and I'll be around most of the time for company/playing/cuddles as well. Your dog will have the option of staying inside or outside during the day, and can sleep in our living area, upstairs hallway/study area, garage or courtyard at night. My preference is to build a relationship with your dog via walks/visits before agreeing to boarding.

Most importantly, I’m friendly, kind, respectful, reliable and trustworthy, and will care for your dog as if they were my own. I would also like to build trusting relationships with owners so the connections can be friendly, strong and lasting.

I’m happy to meet for a coffee before agreeing to any walks/visits/boarding so you can check if I’d be a good fit, as I understand the importance of making sure both you and your dog are happy and comfortable with me :)

If you have any other questions feel free to message me :)

Nikki's services

At the sitter's home

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

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 AUD for each additional pet
12 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 AUD for two visits a day
12 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Availability

About Nikki's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Nikki's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, Beach & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 1 years of experience

Stats

<10h
Response time
100%
Response rate
8w ago
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Nikki

Nikki

Friendly & Reliable Dog Walker And Sitter (inner West)

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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