Tara

Free House Sitting!!

Stanmore
9 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted today
Lives with 1 dog and 1 cat
Lives with Hungarian Vizsla Pipi
Usually responds within one day
1w ago
Last activity
<6h
Response time
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
5 AUD for each additional pet
15 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Tara

Hi there!

My name is Tara Hodge, I am 22 years old and I am a recent graduate of a Performing Arts degree. I am from New Zealand and have just arrived in Australia to pursue my dancer dreams!

My motivation to become a pet sitter starts with my love for animals. I grew up around dogs (including big dogs), cats, rabbits and even chinchillas! I am naturally good at reading and connecting with animals. I highly value fitness and being outdoors so pet walking/playing is another thing I love to do. I think pet sitting suits me perfectly because it aligns with my values around nature, plus it fits well with my performing arts schedule.

Availability:

I have just moved to Australia so I am bouncing between houses until I can find a permanent apartment. My availability is super open right now as I don't have a job yet but I am on the hunt.

What I can offer is...

- I am happy to take long walks for up to 2 hours.

- Overnight animal care at your home so they feel safe.

- I have personal experience dog training.

- I am happy to do dog baths or showers.

- I have my full drivers license and plenty of experience.

I am reliable, trustworthy, and I will always have my phone handy if you ever need to get in touch.

Tara's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
5 AUD for each additional pet
15 AUD
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
4 AUD for each additional pet
10 AUD
/walk
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
25 AUD
/night

Tara also offers

Dog training
Grooming

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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House Sitting
Catherine, 2024-01-20

Tara made our trip away completely stress free, and our pups were in tip top shape when we returned. I will definitely be a returning customer!

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House Sitting
Liv, 2023-10-24

Tara was great. Very communicative and sent us updates while we were away! Tara stayed at out place the majority of the time and left it clean and tidy as well! Would recommend Tara to anyone!

Availability

Tara's Pets

Pipi
Hungarian Vizsla
Possum Boots
Cat

About Tara's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Tara's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have experience with rescue cats and dogs. I also have personal dog training techniques but haven’t had professional experience. The dog I grew up with was a Hungarian Visla, who are very hyperactive. So I have experience controlling energetic dogs as well as puppies. On the other end I also have experience with old dogs and cats that have health issues. I’m comfortable with letting dogs and cats sleep in the same room/bed as me too.

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Tara

Tara

Free House Sitting!!

Stanmore
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
5 AUD for each additional pet
15 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Tara

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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