I’m a 28 year old woman living in Wollongong. I grew up on a farm on the south coast and always had dogs and animals around. Our home at the moment is a little too small for a long term pet, so I would love to keep your animal company, by dog walking or pet sitting. Your pets will be in loving and responsible hands.
I have a partner whom is also an animal lover. We both grew up with dogs but also love cats! I have owned 3 dogs - a kelpie named Sadie, an energetic cattle dog named Shep and Bex, a would-be-circus-dog jack russell. My partner had a beloved red cattle dog named Rufus.
We are very conscientious people, and understand that different pet owners have different boundaries on what they would like for their pet, so please just let us know. Both of our professions involve care (psychology and primary teacher) - so you know we will take care of your pet!
I love going to for walks, so I would usually be open to taking your dog out for a walk. I live in North Wollongong and love walking along the Blue Mile and Wollongong south beach daily. I also live right by a big park, so can play fetch and can take your pup for a swim (if you would like!).
We would also love to housesit for you. It would be a nice change of scenery for us, and as I am a currently doing my PhD and my partner is a casual teacher, we are both flexible with time and availability.
I have recently completed my masters in clinical psychology so can try to apply my knowledge of behavioural science to your pets! (Rewards, reinforcers etc).
I would love to chat and meet you and your pet.
Sophie is a lovely person who clearly adores animals. She seemed to fall in love with our old rescue dog Zac. The weather was challenging (rain rain and more rain!) but she showed her initiative and walked Zac in opportune times outside his normal routine. She stayed in close contact and sent me photos. I felt she was extremely trustworthy and understood animals. She left a gorgeous note and small portrait of Zac. I left long and thorough instructions but she also thought outside the square. She stayed 2+hrs beyond what I’d requested. I couldn’t recommend Sophie enough. She’s reliable, trustworthy, intelligent and loves dogs/animals.
I am a psychology phd candidate and have knowledge in reinforcers and rewards. I also work with kids, and have my working with children's check, so you know I am safe for your furbaby.
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