Roberto

A Dog's Home Away From Home

Melbourne
27 times favorited
8 recurring guests
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with English Pointer Orlando
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Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Roberto

I have had an affinity with dogs since I was a young boy.

My first dog was a black and white cocker spaniel called Trixie. I still often think of her.

In 2017, I attended the RSPCA's Paw Walk with my then dog, a beautiful Great Dane/English Pointer Cross. She became my best friend, and my family for 12 years. During this time I loved the responsibility, the routine, and the well-being of that dog. It wasn't hard, she was a gem. And her name was Ruby. 

Also at the Paw Walk, I became acquainted with an old friend who was involved with the Animal Justice Party and began my love affair with the care and welfare of companion animals, particularly dogs. I was heartbroken when Ruby passed away a few weeks after her 12th birthday. I miss her every single day. Recently I foster cared for an old 14-year-old dog called Mr. Sparkie Whistledown who was about to be put to sleep, his owners didn't want him any longer and dumped him at a regional pound. I couldn't help myself and took him in. It was the best thing I have done with a dog. Fell in love with this gorgeous old fella. Sadly, he passed away not long after leaving me heartbroken again. 

I now have another rescue dog from Save-A-Dog, an English pointer cross called Orlando. He is now eight and is a very curious and spoilt dog. All kinds of dogs, although large dogs tend to be my favourite.

I am a freelancer and work from home, so having companion animals around is not new. I love preparing healthy dog meals with veggies - none of that canned processed stuff.

Walking dogs is another task I enjoy and we both get healthy at the same time. The beautiful Alma Park is nearby so there is plenty of space to meet other dogs or just be walked solo. I am a member of many dogs and animal groups including Animals Australia, Dog Owners Group of St. Kilda, Bayside Dog Owners Group, Animal Justice Party, and Dog Lovers Melbourne.

I am fairly knowledgeable about animal safety, health issues, and living habits, so that is a plus.

I just love dogs. I used to be an Authorised Officer, so Police Checks aren't a problem. If a dog needs to stay with me, they are treated as family and we have a good-sized yard that is secure with high fences and a grassy lawn. Dogs are allowed in the house, there are a couple of large dog beds, plenty of food, and comfort. 

I probably have to admit that I prefer the company of dogs to people.

Roberto's services

At the sitter's home

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

At your home

Dog Walking
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

Roberto also offers

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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Ross, 2024-03-19

Roberto was wonderful to take Cirilla at last minute.

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Anna, 2024-02-06

My dog enjoyed staying with Orlando and Roberto, thank you for warm and professional welcome!

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Availability

Roberto's Pets

Orlando
English Pointer

About Roberto's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Dog sex
Female

Roberto's home

A large outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
I am planning to do an online course on animal welfare this year. Volunteer with the Animal Justice Party and various dog shelters.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Roberto

Roberto

A Dog's Home Away From Home

Melbourne
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Roberto

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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