Abbie

Eastern Suburbs animal enthusiast! Lover of dogs & cats.

Waverley
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8 recurring guests
Last booked 4 days ago
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Abbie

About me:
I love all animals great and small, from rearing lambs and piglets on a farm in South Australia as a kid to now looking after cats and dogs here in Sydney. I love spending time with animals and giving them the quality love and care they deserve! Peace of mind is so important when you need to leave your loved one in the hands of a carer, and I fully understand that responsibility when it comes to petsitting.

About my home:
I am lucky to live on my own, a 1km walking distance from Bronte Beach in a one bedroom apartment with a balcony (see photos). It is a cosy space where I spend a lot of my time. I also work some part time hours locally Sunday - Wednesday. On these days I am able to pop home during lunch. I also have a pet cam to check in on pets whilst at work. I have a balcony with a secure railing perfect for fresh air and toileting but also have access to a large communal lawn area on my property and several nearby reserves and parks including off leash areas. Access to the balcony can also be completely limited by a secure glass door if required for smaller/agile pets.

PLEASE NOTE: there is one flight of stairs up to my apartment floor that doggos will need to use or be okay with me carrying them.

I walk to Bronte Beach most mornings for a swim and coffee and love bringing my dog guests along for their daily exercise if they're up to it. I love living an active lifestyle and am able to walk or run with your active pooch or I'm just as happy cuddling up on the couch with the homebody type. I am used to pet-proofing and baby-proofing the place for pets as well as my young nieces. I am very happy to share my bed with dogs but will follow your bed rules!

About my experience:
I have been pet sitting professionally for 1.5 years and casually for friends and family for 16 years. My main experience is with dogs and cats. I have stayed at the owners' residence or hosted pets at my residence for up to 3 weeks at a time. I'm familiar with following a strict feeding schedule as well as administering oral medications and skin treatments such as sprays, creams and eye drops. I've also cared for dogs recovering from surgeries or injuries such as stitches and neck cones.

My childhood was filled with my own pets - dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, pigs, sheep, horses, lizards, birds, fish, mice, axolotyls and even a carpet python! I have experience caring for and feeding a wide range of animals with a wide variety of needs. My family has always adopted rescue dogs so I've cared for dogs with different backgrounds, abilities and needs such as injuries, anxiety and arthritis.

Dog breeds I have experience with sitting/walking:

⁃ Staffie

⁃ Kelpie

⁃ Labrador

⁃ Pit Bull

⁃ Greyhound

⁃ Jack Russel

⁃ French Bulldog

⁃ Shih Tzu

⁃ Groodle

⁃ Cavoodle

⁃ Miniature Pinscher

⁃ Dachshund

⁃ Chihuahua

⁃ Rottweiler x

⁃ General lovable rescue mutts

About my services:

Home Visits:

I will spend 30 minutes per visit at your home to give food, change water, change litter, take your pet out for the toilet and give your pet some cuddles if they like!

Dog Walking:

I will come to your home and walk your dog(s) for 30 minutes. (If you need shorter or longer walk time I'm happy to negotiate this)

House Sitting/Pet Boarding:

I will stay with your pet or vice versa and follow their routine eg. feeding, walking etc. I will be gone from the home during some part-time work hours. You will provide anything your pet needs eg. food, lead, bed. I can provide bowls and poo bags if needed.

Additional notes:
- I have a car to transport pets

- I hold a current 2023 Police Clearance in NSW (required for my volunteering with vulnerable people)

- I have previously held a Working With Children Check (Ochre Card) in the NT: 2019 - 2020

- I have previously held a Police Clearance in SA: 2015 - 2019

Abbie's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
25 AUD for each additional pet
60 AUD
/night

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

Abbie also offers

Pick up / drop off

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
Cathy, 2024-04-15

Thanks Abbie. Really appreciated your care of our elderly dog Bumpy.

Cathy

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Dog Boarding
Diana Jane, 2024-03-19

Abbie is an amazing soul and went above and beyond during a difficult time in mine and my little one’s lives. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

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Availability

About Abbie's Home

Accepted pets

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

Abbie's home

An apartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
I have trained my own pet dogs in basic commands such as sit, recall, food behaviour, toilet behaviour. I have cared for rescue dogs. I have cared for my Mother's reactive dog, taking special measures to ensure he can go for his daily walk in an environment and situation that is safe for himself, myself and other pedestrians and dogs. I have experience staying overnight with pets at the owners' residence as well as having pets stay at my residence. I have cared for a pet for up to 3 weeks at a time.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Abbie

Abbie

Eastern Suburbs animal enthusiast! Lover of dogs & cats.

Waverley
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Abbie

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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