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Melissa

Your Local Cat Mum

Watsonia north
2 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Lives with 2 cats
1w ago
Last activity
100%
Response rate
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
35 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Melissa

Animal Lover Background

Growing up, my family's home in Far North Qld was and still is a "mad house" where the pets seem to rule the roost and they were and still are treated like royalty. My favourite pets were my green budgie that lived for 12 years - his name was Bert and he had the most extraordinary blue budgie cheeks you ever did see; my Christmas kitten, Tessy, who refused to eat "cheap pet food" so she had premium grade mince and science diet cat biscuits instead; and Sam, a sulphur crested cockatoo. Words don't describe how much I loved Sam. He was like a 5th sibling and joined in with us wherever he could. My partner and I made the move south about 5 years ago and now live in Watsonia.

We are proud cat parents to our accidently matching rescue babies - Quentin and Toora. They are super affectionate, talkative and absolute besties - it melts my heart. We love them to bits and now I work from home so I can spend even more time with them.

Your Premium Service

One thing that is really distressing for me, is leaving the cats to go on holidays - firstly because I miss them and also because I know how much they love spending time with us. Perhaps you can call it separation anxiety! But it is also a HUGE relief when I know that they are in the care of a trusted cat sitter who is reliable and knows how cats like to be treated. This is the relief that I want the pet parents that I service to feel when they go away. When you book me, you will have the piece of mind knowing that your pets will be in the very best care - being visited, fed, fresh water available, brushed and cuddled as well as being given any special foods or treats to keep up their routines - as an example, Quentin and Toora demand cucumber on a daily basis and eat it on their bar stools at the kitchen bench throughout the day. But don't worry, if your furbaby is a bit shy, I will take the time for them to get to know me. I also know how important it is for cats to have clean litter trays, so I will take care of that for you too.

Happy Snaps!

While you are away, I will send you photo updates on your preferred mode of communication on how your pets are going (loving life) just to reassure your nerves that everything is ok. I know that this is a must for me when I go away so I wouldn't offer you anything less.

Don't forget the plants!

If you have plants that need watering or caring for while you are away, I would be more than happy to do this for you as part of the service. Next to cats and birds, plants are probably my next favourite.

Service You Can Trust

I have a background as an insolvency accountant and I take pride in being an honest and trustworthy person. I will ensure that your home remains locked and secure (whichever measures you take) during your time away and ensure that anything unusual is reported to you and appropriate action is taken without delay.

Melissa's services

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
35 AUD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 AUD
/day

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Corinne, 2021-07-20

Melissa did an excellent job looking after my two cats while I was away. She is definitely an animal lover and a cat mum! She made sure to spend time getting to know my fur babies and giving them play time and pats, as well as all the typical day-to-day care. I appreciated the regular updates and photos from her visits. She is reliable, trustworthy and communicative and my cats were in good hands. If I could rate higher than 5 stars, I would! I will book again and highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

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Home Visits
Nicola, 2021-07-11

Melissa was great to deal with and our cats were very happy. Thank you for your help! I’ll be in touch again. 😊

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Availability

Melissa's Pets

Quentin
Cat
Toora
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Melissa

Melissa

Your Local Cat Mum

Watsonia north
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
35 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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