Im Daniel and am a massive animal lover, have owned or looked after pets since I was 10. My two dogs growing up (Bella 1 and Bella 2[one of the swimmers in my photos]) were big bundles of energy, so I love bigger dogs or anything that needs to run around. I have experience in looking after dogs, cats, salt water aquariums. I also have experience in looking after animals who require injections and multiple pets at once.
At 6'2" I can handle even the biggest or most boisterous of boys.
For sitting I will generally be at your residence outside of work hours (9-5)
but am generally flexible to work half or full days from a home (wherever I can get mobile reception) if needed. Your pets can expect at least 2 hours of dedicated attention each day. Outside of pet sitting I work as a manager in a office in Docklands. I also love to run, cook, and dont mind a good Brooklyn 99 or The Office binge - pets welcome to join.
If your good boy or girl has strict behaviour or routine requirements im happy to ensure they are enforced at all times, if they rule the roost I will make sure that they are pampered accordingly.
Multiple 30 min walks/meals a day is generally not an issue. Most of my owners love daily photo or video updates, if you need to check in we can definitely make that happen. If your furball (or scaly friend) needs something out of the ordinary I'm happy to discuss if I can provide it.
For boarding I live in an apartment with 2 other dog lovers and other than a few hours a few times a week at least one of us is home. We do not have a yard but live right across from a park where we will take you pup for bathroom visits (at least 3 times a day) and walks. We are unable to take on dogs that cannot be left alone for short periods, that are highly destructive, that are not toilet trained (we can organise puppy pads if that works though), or that are excessively barky. We are a fairly active household so we can cater to most dogs exercise needs, even though it is an apartment.
My house visit service is great for any animal that needs some attention and a check in while their parents are at work or who are away from the home for short periods. We generally have a play, a quick clean up of their space, and for inside pets a chance to use the bathroom.
My walking services is usually a 25-30 min walk but depending on fitness levels I am happy to run with single dogs for up to about 5km. I am genrally available first thing in the morning or in the afternoon/evening but may also be available during the day on request.
For house visit and walking I live and work a few minutes walk from the crown casino and will typically only take jobs within 15 min walk (Southbank/Docklands/South Melbourne/City). I can accomodate some requests outside of these areas but their may be additional costs.
Fun fact: My favourite sit so far was an elderly couple who wanted me to stay at their place to feed the wallabies, peacock, and kookaburras and fill up the bird bath so they could go away for a weekend. The peacock in my photos would visit daily.
Look forward to hearing from you, Daniel.
Absolutely nothing to fault. First time we’ve had a dog sitter so we were a bit apprehensive. Daniel is very obviously a good, genuine guy when you meet him though and we felt reassured immediately.
He was great with our dog, kept us updated with regular photos without us even needing to ask, was great at communicating in general, and was a very polite and considerate house guest to boot. Absolutely nothing to fault and would book again without any hesitation.
Cannot rate Daniel highly enough. I was nervous about leaving my 13 year old Staffy Buddy with someone for the first time as he has anxiety issues with other dogs. Dan reassured me that he had experience with other pets with similar issues and put my mind at ease. Both Dan and Flo kept me regularly updated with either short quick messages or pictures (Buddy looked like he was the one on holiday!), and were very flexible when I had to extend the booking due to a flight delay. Buddy would love to stay again some time! Cheers.
Police check available on request.
References available on request.
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