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Colleen

Doggie Care At Dove Cottage

Sydney
14 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted today
Last active today
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Cocker Spaniel Rex
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
39 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Colleen

I moved to Australia from Canada 21 years ago. We (my husband Anthony) brought our dog Simba to Sydney and he had to go through the quarantine process. When I was finally allowed to visit him I spent four hours in his kennel each week (I brought my own chair!). This loyalty and dedication to dogs has been in my life since I was seven years old when I brought home a local puppy and pronounced it would be happy with our family. I slept with that dog, cooked it scrambled eggs and brought it into every part of my world where it could come. That deep, inherent love of dogs has always been a part of my nature.

Twelve years ago we got ourselves a cocker spaniel named Rex. We were looking for the right temperament for a dog so we took a great deal of time and sourced him from Royoni Kennels where the good nature of dogs was famous in the spaniel world. He has been with us ever since. Rex enjoys home made food and lives like a King here in our home in Willoughby at Dove Cottage. In the past months we have had a few dog visitors that have come through facebook and the experience has been meaningful. My son Austin, 21, also loves when the dogs come to stay with us. They are walked each day; sometimes twice a day. We are currently looking after a King Charles Spaniel named Jaffa; he and Rex were actually sleeping in the same bed last night. Each has their own bed but somehow they merged into a real cuddle last night and I thought to myself "wow, this dog sleepover thing is wonderful". So if you want your dog to be taken care of with kindness and love and time then pick me. References available from looking after Cee Cee, Jaffa, Leyla and Bruce.

I am not working and I have a backyard so I think this environment for a dog is perfect; it would be how I would want Rex to be looked after.

Colleen's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
39 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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

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Dog Boarding
Augustine, 2020-03-14

The best sitter we have had!!! Thank you Colleen. Our fur babies were pampered and well looked after. Highly recommended!!

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Dog Boarding
Pamela, 2020-02-10

Our dog Raffi stayed with Colleen for a long weekend and he had a ball. Colleen sent us some great photos and videos and we felt like we knew Raffi was fine the whole time we were away. We'd definitely book Colleen again because we know Raffi will come back in fantastic shape.

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Availability

Colleen's Pets

Rex
Cocker Spaniel

About Colleen's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog sex
Female & Male

Colleen's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
  • I have looked after dogs my whole life!
  • I am patient and trustworthy
  • I am friendly and love doggy cuddles
  • I have lots of free time to walk and look after your loved one.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2 h ago
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Colleen

Colleen

Doggie Care At Dove Cottage

Sydney
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
39 AUD
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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

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