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Katie

'loving' Pet & House Sitting Services

Trinity beach
1 time favorited
2 recurring guests
Last contacted 11 days ago
Last active 11 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Katie

* Police Check, disability & elderly care

* 3+ years exp full-time pet/house sitting * 50+ References

* Kind-hearted animal lover

* pooches needing extra tlc and sensitivity are my Speciality!

Hi all :-) I am fit n healthy and very much looking forward to helping look after your beautiful pets again! as soon as we can all return to work, travel, and regular life! I have missed my pet fix! 😩🙀🐕🐇🐔and can't wait to start being able to take care of your animal family again 💞

I am 46 years young at heart and have been happily house and pet sitting around QLD for 3 years. Originally from Victoria, but working in an office and the colder weather was definitely not for me...so I followed my heart, took to the road and now get to blend my love of animals and an open road with caring for so many beautiful fur babies and homes for their owners, all around the sunny state!

A special bonus for me is having made some very dear friends and connections along the way, fur, feathered and human!

I am also a perfectionist with a touch of cleanliness OCD, and a strictly non-smoking house-sitter.. so you can rest assured that your house will be in very capable and 'clean' hands while you are away :-)

I have a huge love for animals and feel very connected to them all so I will definitely look after your fur babies as my own.

I also spent many years in Australia and the UK as a live-in carer of elderly and disabled people, where a large part of my role included housekeeping, so I am more than comfortable looking after the house and home and maintaining it's smooth running in your absence.

The most rewarding thing about being a house sitter is, of course, the opportunity to provide love n cuddles to so many beautiful pets.

I am also happy to collect or re-direct mail, water plants, administer medication to pets where required, and maintain their health and well-being.. and any other requirements we may agree upon. Thanks, I look forward to meeting you soon!

Katie 😊😻🐕🐟🐍🐧🏡

a few comments from prior customers ...

We had Katie stay for 3 wks in Jan 2018 and also one month in 2017 while we were in Vietnam. During this time she cared beautifully for our dog Millie, fed and watered our 5 chooks, watered the garden and took great care of our house :) While we were away we were able to touch base with Katie to see how things were going and she always kept us up to date, she walked Millie often and even took her for swims - we sense Millie misses her now! We can't recommend Katie highly enough to anyone looking for a caring honest person to sit their home and dog. Katie is a delightfully cheery, honest and genuine person who we would have back anytime! :) Thanks Katie for making our trip so hassle and worry free! Millie thanks you too!

Ruth & Geoff, Tighes Hill

To whom it may concern, Katie has just completed a 3 week stint looking after our house and three beautiful furry children. We could not be happier with the service she provided. We returned to an immaculately clean and tidy home with three verrry happy pets who had obviously been lovingly attended to. If you are in need of a house sitter/pet minder you need not look further than Katie, she is a joy to have around. If we go away for any length of time we will certainly have her back. Yours in friendship,

Alexis and Judy, Salamander Bay

We were lucky enough to have Katie stay at my fathers house for a month whilst he travelled. Katie was responsible for looking after the property as well as the 2 family poodles. The house was kept immaculate at all times and the dogs would have gone with her when it was time to leave, if they could have. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katie to look after a property and being responsible to care for pets. We were really lucky to have crossed paths and incredibly grateful for her kindness towards the dogs whilst my father was away.

Kate Absolon, Carey Bay

Katie looked after my senior pug, Penny, and my home for all of July. She ensured that Penny was well cared for the entire time. She took her for walks to her favourite cafe where she was able to socialise with familiar people and dogs. She ensured that Penny felt safe, secure and warm at all times and sent me many photo updates where I could clearly see that Penny was content and happy. My home was well cared for as well and spotless when I returned from my travels.

I would not hesitate to recommend Katie as a pet and house sitter and would happily speak to anyone with regards to her merit. Thanks again, Katie. Penny misses you!

Travis, Mayfield

Katie house sat and looked after my pets for me in Benowa, Gold Coast for 12 days. Katie kept me updated with photos and messages of my little dog and cat. My dog was walked every day...taken to the park and the beach. It was very comforting to know my pets were well cared for while I was away and I did not have to worry about them. My home was also really well looked after, the whole house was clean and tidy when I returned home. I have had many house sitters over the last 6 years and Katie is without a doubt the best one I have ever had! She is a lovely honest compassionate and caring person and I highly recommend her.

Danni, Benowa

Katie's services

At your home

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
30 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
50 AUD for two visits a day
28 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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House Sitting
Leigh, 2020-01-19

Katie looked after our dog (Scruffy), our cat (Flash) and our house and garden while we were away on holiday for a week, and gave all 3 such care, love and kindness that we were left with utter peace of mind that everyone was safe and cared for.

Katie’s communication was wonderful – we received several photos each day, as well as updates as to what Scruffy and Flash had been up to (which included lots of walks, cuddles and play – probably more than they normally get from us!).

When we returned Katie had left the house immaculate, with the plants watered, house tidied, mail brought in and even clean sheets and bedding. We are so grateful for having Katie house sit, and could not recommend her highly enough. Thanks for being such an amazing, caring and trustworthy sitter Katie! 😊

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Home Visits
Beatriz, 2019-12-28

I am absolutely amazed about the great service we got from Katie. Our little ones were very happy and treated prrrfectly! I highly recommend her and would definitely select Pawshake again in the future.

Thank you so much for such great customer service and for all the love and support we received from Katie.

Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

HUGE hearted animal lover, drawn to gentle natured, cuddly fur babies who need lots of love...♡

Police check

50+ ***** references

3+ years of professional experience, many years as a pet owner too (no pets currently) so I get to love yours wholeheartedly :)

» providing lots of love, cuddles, pats, tickles, even chirps, clucks, whistles, miaows, whatever language it is your pet family speaks, they'll have a fluent conversationalist in me! :)

» grooming/washing

» walking

» feeding

» total care, respect, privacy and cleanliness of your home (yes I have a touch of cleaning OCD so rest assured it will be kept clean :-)

» Gardens watered

» Mail collected / redirected

» Bins in/out

» Services organised if required, e.g. Mower, plumber, electrical etc.

» I keep in touch with photos and emails regarding your home and beloved fur-babies while you are away...as much, or as little as you like

And anything else we might discuss and mutually agree upon.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

Stats

<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
Last activity
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Email
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Katie

Katie

'loving' Pet & House Sitting Services

Trinity beach
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Katie

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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