sia

Qualified & conscientious carer

Watson
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within one day
2w ago
Last activity
<5h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

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sia is currently not available to accept new requests.

About sia

Hi, I would love to care for your dog &/or cat in the comfort of their own home.
Have lots of experience and success with fearful/ anxious/ hyper animals & continue learning about the latest science of best practice in animal care, such as:
cortisol (stress hormone) can remain present up to 72 hrs after event.
This fact can help plan events around pet to reduce stress and avoid trigger stacking,
e.g. when going away, don't take pet to vets the day before departure.

Have love and respect of all animals having been raised on acreage with horses, sheep, ducks, dogs and cats. We would often welcome the strays to join the family. I've volunteered at the RSPCA, DAS, numerous animal rescues as well as rehabilating cats and dogs. They are now my focus and I have studied extensively to understand how best to bring out the best in them.
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Servicing: Downer; Dickson; Hackett; Lyneham; O'Connor; Watson


Qualifications & courses completed:

- Certificate 3 Companion Animal Services
- Award in Dog Behaviour, Welfare & Training
- Dog Cognition: Dr Brian Hare, author 'Genius of Dogs'
- Approved Canine Reactivity Expert
- The Truth about Cats & Dogs
- Dog Recuers Guide
- Puppy Socialisation
- Movement & Massage
- Understanding Dog Aggression
- Absolute Dogs: games based training



Services offered:

Cats: Home visits. Would love to care for your feline/s and on each visit will ensure they have fresh water, clean litter trays, well fed and have quality time on their terms. Will also water plants and look after any other requirements. Will send daily updates & photos.

Home visit - $30: 30 mins / $40: 60 mins


Dogs: Walking around their neighbourhood, providing stimulating adventures that can include: nose work / enrichment/ training/ and urban agility which is fantastic in building confidence for the reserved & fearful pups. If dogs need brushing, can do as there's a correct & incorrect way to use a slicker brush.

Dog Walk - $40: 60mins

BEHAVIOURAL CONSULT

All suburbs.

My focus is to enrich the lives of the animals we share our homes with by understanding what their behaviours reveal. Cats and dogs will 'act out' when under stress which can be due to a number of factors and can include simple things: where does pet sleep; how many fresh water bowls are available. They will often show behaviours that most people are unaware are signs of stress. This can include: hyper activity; inappropriate toileting; aggression; incessant barking; extinguished behaviours that return. Can also address fear phobias and concerning reactivity. My practical and theoretical knowledge has informed an holistic approach to helping you and your animal overcome the stress. Can recommend how to have a cat friendly purrfect home to satisfy cats needs and welfare.
The consultation involves 2 hour home visit listening to your concerns and assessing the dogs/ cat behaviour. We will create a practical action plan to work towards resolving the issue. If required, ongoing contact to ensure success. $100 all inclusive





sia'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
40 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
30 AUD
/day

sia also offers

Dog training
Grooming

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Home Visits
Kunal, 2024-01-24

excellent pet sitter, my cat was well looked after. highly recommended.

Availability

sia's Pets

Sienna
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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sia

sia

Qualified & conscientious carer

Watson
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

sia is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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