SERVICE AREA: Inner Western suburbs of Melbourne with 15km of West Footscray (additional $1/km per visit).
**if you ever find your date or service type unavailable, please feel free to contact me anyway. I am always happy to try and accomodate you or assist you with finding an available sitter**
*House sitting only available for current clients only*
My name is Courtney!
I’m a former administration officer turned professional pet sitter & cat whisperer, based in Melbourne’s Inner West.
I have been providing my pet care services on Pawshake since December 2016.
I am a true animal lover at heart - especially cats! I have over two decades of experience (despite my age) in providing excellent pet care.
I grew up in a fostering family, fostering cats and dogs. As an adult I have fostered for rescue organisations in both Victoria and Queensland.
Having experience with most small animals. I prefer working with cats, smaller dogs, rabbits, rodents, birds (incl. chickens), fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other small animals.
I currently do not work with reptiles, farm animals or exotic pets.
I offer an all year round home visiting service, as well as house sitting during non-peak season.
Taking care of your beloved pets’ in the comfort of their own home means I can cater to your pets’ individual needs.
I prefer this method of care, as it reduces stress on the animal - I believe routine is very important!
On leash dog walking is also available, at a small additional cost for clients (available during home visits or house sitting).
For very special furry clients, who require extra attention, I offer 24/7 supervision at an additional cost.
I am more than happy to work with furry clients with special requirements, disability and separation anxiety.
You’re welcome to contact me for a complementary consultation, regarding your animals specific requirements.
Your pet will receive the very best personalised care, love and attention while you are away. Rest assured you can have peace of mind that your pet is in the very best hands.
I treat each animal, as if he or she was part of my family. Every animal is unique - as are their likes, dislikes, energy level, personality and temperament. I find it very helpful to know these.
Please feel free to let me know your pet’s favourite toy, activity or preferred scratching spots etc.
Complementary non-pet related included services:
- rubbish bins
- collecting mail
- watering indoor pot plants
- turning on/off lights, radios or TVs
- claw trimming ($10 fee applies)
Prior to my visit please ensure your pet is:
1) Registered with local Council and microchip details are up to date.
2) Vaccinations and flea and worm treatments are up to date.
3) Pet is in good health (any medical conditions managed/treated). I would recommend discussing any regular medication your pet needs to take, during our meet & greet.
4) Your pet MUST be trained and well behaved!
I am more than happy to recommend local dog training schools or animal behaviouralists, should you require one.
While formal obedience training is preferable, it isn’t a requirement in order to book my services. So long as the pet’s temperament is friendly, has no history of aggression towards humans or animals and is manageable / easy to handle.
T&Cs and Exclusions:
I take occupational health & safety very seriously and reserve the right to, at anytime during the provision of services refuse service in unsafe environments.
I am unable to take on any animal with aggression or untreated medical issues.
Any practice or corrective measure deemed unsafe or to the detriment of the animal(s) physical and/or mental wellbeing.
Cleaning up after your pet is a regular part of my job, this includes cleaning kitty litter, changing cage bedding, picking up after your dog on walks and the occasional indoor accident.
However, please understand that any cleaning deemed excessive is not included in my service. I am happy to recommend a cleaning company to assist.
Any suggestions or recommendations I make is general advise only and not a substitute for professional or veterinary advice.
I am unable to provide nutritional or medical advice. If you are concerned about your animals’ weight or general health, please seek veterinary assistance.
Any new illness or injuries that arise or are identified during the course of visits must be attended to by a vet promptly.
My service fees & charges may be subject to change without notice. While I endeavour to honour prices as shown upon contact, my prices may fluctuate and are affected by seasonal demand, complexity of tasks and availability.
I am more than happy to discuss this with you. To take the stress out of finding a last minute pet sitter, I accept bookings for Christmas and Easter up to 3 months in advance.
If you are planning on booking me for peak holiday season, I prefer to meet clients promptly to ensure a good fit for both parties.
Peak season is December/January and March/April. Unfortunately, house sitting is extremely limited during this time.
By contacting me and/or booking my services, you agree that you have read and understand these T&Cs and will abide by them to the best of your ability and knowledge.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets’.
Thank you for your trust!
Cat 🐱 Purfection.
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