Lucy

Vet Nurse & Animal Lover

Surry Hills
30 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 14 days ago
Lives with 4 cats
Usually responds within one day
1w ago
Last activity
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Response time
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Lucy

**Currently only offering pet sitting within the Surry Hills & Redfern areas due to work commitments. Thank you!**

Hello :) I'm Lucy. I have always been super passionate about animals since a very young age and hope to continue helping them throughout my life. Here is a little bit about myself and my experience with animals…

I have worked as a veterinary nurse for around 12 years, in Sydney, London, Byron Bay and Melbourne (most recently at Melbourne Cat Vets & Paddington Cat Hospital). I have taken part in volunteering programs around the world including a vet nursing position in Chaing Mai, Thailand, working at an elephant sanctuary. It was such an amazing experience :) Working with horses in Spain, and I recently took part in a desexing and rabies control program for stray dogs in Northern India. 

I grew up in France and England and spent my weekends and free time volunteering with cats and kittens at a near by shelter, and also taking part in charity dog walks. I've also done a bit of work in equine care, and grew up riding and looking after my friend’s horses in my spare time.

I am offering dog walking and pet sitting in the owner's own home within the Surry Hills & Redfern areas of Sydney. I live and work in Surry Hills, so pet sitting around that area is easiest for me at this stage.

I'm happy to administer medications to your pets if required. As well as brushing/combing coats and washing. 

I can offer housesitting for people whilst looking after pets, and longer stays (over a week) are fine too depending on my work commitments. Watering plants, bringing in the mail etc can also be done for you during these stays. During house visits I usually like to stay for at least 30 minutes. This is to ensure your pet has everything they need and are fed and happy, as well as providing play time and/or cuddles. Brushing can also be done during these visits, which is a great way to bond and socialise with pets. Some cats don’t agree with this, so that’s ok! My hours vary a lot as I work different shifts each week. But please do get in touch so we can work out the best time of day for you and your pet. My dog walks are typically one hour, depending on the needs of the dog and client (some dog’s may be very elderly and only require a small stroll around the block). If the hour is not reached then I like to offer to provide enrichment in other ways such as playing in the owner’s home or simply providing love and cuddles :)

Do let me know if you require any further information, I can provide references, testimonials and a police check. 

I look forward to hearing from you, and to hopefully meet you and your pets sometime soon :)

Lucy's services

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
40 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
55 AUD
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
85 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
95 AUD
/day

Lucy 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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Home Visits
Rachel, 2024-02-12

We used Lucy while we went overseas for a week and it was great, definitely recommend her to others looking for a pet sitter. She was great at communicating, keeping the litter and food topped up and caring for our timid rescue cats!

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House Sitting
Philippa, 2022-07-15

Lucy was just the best. She was so loving and kind to our dog Frank and we returned to a happy, healthy, calm boy. Lucy turned up right on time for us to get to the airport and we came back to a clean ordered house. Her communication from beginning to end was excellent and she was just generally delightful. Trustworthy, kind and reliable. Thank you Lucy!

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Lucy's Pets

Pepito
Cat
Taco
Cat
Macaroni
Cat
Leeloo
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French
+20 years of experience
Certificate II in Animal Studies. Ceririfate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Diploma in Animal Psychology. WIRES Rescue and Immediate Care training.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Lucy

Lucy

Vet Nurse & Animal Lover

Surry Hills
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Lucy

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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