SERVICE AREA: Inner Western suburbs of Melbourne within 10kms or 20mins of Footscray.
*House sitting only available for regular clients*
My name is Courtney!
I’m a full time dog walker, pet sitter & cat whisperer, based in Melbourne’s Inner West, providing pet care services on Pawshake for over 3 years!
I’m a passionate animal lover - especially cats! I grew up in a multi pet household and rescue animal fostering family.
I work closely with 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, turtles, lizards, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other small animals.
I offer an all year round home visiting service, individual and group on leash dog walking, dog park excursions and day care for suitable pets.
Fees may vary depending on service requested, age and number of pets may impact this.
Taking care of pets’ in the comfort of their home means I can cater to their individual needs. I prefer this method of care, as it often reduces stress on the animal - I believe routine is very important!
I’m happy to work with furry friends with special requirements, medication, disability and separation anxiety.
You’re welcome to contact me for a complementary consultation, regarding your animals specific requirements.
Pets receive the very best personalised care, love and attention while you are away. Rest assured you can have peace of mind that your animal is in the very best hands!
I treat each pet as if he or she was part of my own 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 included services:
- rubbish bins
- collecting mail
- watering indoor pot plants / small gardens
- turning on/off lights, radios or TVs
- security check
- nail trimming ($15 fee applies)
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Prior to my visit please ensure your pet is:
- registered with local Council (as applicable).
- microchipped and contact details updated.
- Vaccinations, flea/worm treatment maintained.
- 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.
- Your pet MUST be trained and well behaved!
I have a strict temperament testing checklist. Sometimes I may suggest a trial day or short dog walk, during meet and greets ensure suitability. This is for occupational health and safety and to make sure you and your pet has the most comfortable experience.
I am more than happy to recommend local trainers or animal behaviouralists, should you require one.
While formal obedience training is preferable, it isn’t a requirement to book my services. So long as the animal has no history of aggression towards humans or other animals and their behaviour is manageable without significant corrections.
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 personal general advise only and not a substitute for professional or veterinary advice.
I am unable to provide nutritional or medical advice. If I suspect your animal has a health concern or 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.
FEES & CHARGES:
While I endeavour to honour prices as shown upon contact, my prices may fluctuate and are affected by seasonal demand, complexity of tasks undertaken and availability, which will be discussed upon contact or at the meet & greet.
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. Cancelations during this time are based on Pawshake moderate cancellation policy.
Bookings on public holidays incur a 20% additional charge.
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.
Cleaning fee of $30-$50 may apply, if I am required to undertake pet related cleanup outside of the normal course of my duties. This will be discussed upon requirement. Client is under no obligation to utilise this option and may seek their own remedy for such situations.
Travel outside of kilometre or travel time allowance will incur an additional $2/km (each way) or $1/min (each way). To be discussed upon contact or at meet & greet.
Puppies or kittens under 6 months of age are changed at $10 extra.
Pet limit is max of 3 included in booking, additional pets charged at $10 per pet type.
Animals other than cats or dogs are charged additional fee by type. e.g. 3 rabbits is only $10 total extra, rather than $30.
Dog walks are charged in 30min blocks. $10 per additional dog.
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!
Courtney was fantastic, our cat has anxiety and doesn’t like humans outside of our family but she seemed as ease around Courtney and was happy when we returned home. Will definitely use her services again.
Courtney is the best cat sitter ever. She goes the extra mile every time - I come home to happy pussies, live plants, and a clean kitchen - place looks better than how I left it. She takes the cutest photos and sends updates every day.
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