Lou

Profesional care and lovegiver

Canterbury
9 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked 3 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
13 h ago
Last activity
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One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
25 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Lou

I am an International student from Colombia living currently in Sydney. I have more than 5 years of experience in pet sitting and dog walking. With my passion for animals and experience in pet care, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the care and well-being of pets.

I have always had a deep love for animals, especially dogs and I have been a dog owner and dog caregiver throughout my life (as you can see in one of my pictures where I am happily surrounded by dogs since I was little). As pet sitter and dog walker, I handled dogs and cats of various breeds, sizes, and temperaments. I am also proud to call myself the parent of a rescue dog that had many fear and reactivity issues, that experience with her helped me understand the importance of maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for them to thrive. 

As a pet sitter, I have performed a wide range of tasks, including feeding, walking, bathing, and providing enriching activities for the dogs.

What to expect if you request my services?

  • I will always ask the pet owner for medical issues, allergies, as well as behavioral triggers to make sure your pet is always safe. That is why I will ask you to fill out a form with all the important information I need to know before commencing my job as a caregiver. This form includes important emergency contact info, allergies, medical issues, medication administration, behavioral triggers, things I can do to make your pet feel more comfortable, vets you trust in case it is needed, etc. This form will help me have quick and easy access to fundamental information for me to deliver a great service.
  • Availability: I’m usually available from Monday to Thursday in the afternoon and evening (sometimes in the mornings as well). On weekends I’m fully available.  
  • I can administer oral medication to dogs and cats or any kind of companion mammal.  
  • I do not offer training as a service but I do apply basic obedience techniques for dogs to trust me as a caregiver (e.g. sit, heel, stay, down, come, etc.). 
  • For home visits: I would stay with the pets as long as needed (if I have the availability). I would always convene with the pet owner about how long would they need me to stay. I am also a plant lover so I would happily water your plants or help you with anything else you need to get done at your place while I'm there.
  • For dog walks: All of my services and caregiving decisions would need approval from you, the dog's owner. This means that the distance, duration, and location of walks will depend on the dog's needs and health as well as the dog owner's criteria ( I would prefer to walk them in a place where the dog would feel comfortable and safe, also remember I do not offer transport so the location has to be at walking distance from the place I pick up the dog). For that reason, walks could be as short as 30 min or as long as 1:30 hrs depending on the case.
  • For house sitting: 
    • The duration of my stay would depend on the type of pet and the pet's needs. For example, for a dog, I would have full availability on weekends, which means I could stay for about 2-3 days max. I might be able to petsit a dog during weekdays if I don't have any shift on my job that day. For cats and other pets that are more independent and don't need me to be there 24/7, I could stay as long as you need me to. 
    • I also offer bathing services for dogs while I'm pet-sitting at your place.
    • Thank you for trusting me, hope to meet you and your furry or feathery friends soon!

      Lou's services

      At your home

      Dog Walking
      An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
      8 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
      70 AUD
      /night
      Two home visits a day
      Two drop-in visits for your pet
      40 AUD
      /day

      Lou also offers

      Cancellation policy: Moderate

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

      Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

      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.

      Reviews

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      Home Visits
      Rodney, 2024-07-17

      Lou was fantastic! I highly recommend, she genuinely loves pets, generous with her time with them & very experienced. My first choice on Pawshake for next time.

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      Home Visits
      Julie, 2024-06-23

      Lou was a reliable and a regular sitter for our cat. She has the patience and empathy to engage with your pet and sent daily photos during her visits for reassurance.

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      I speak English & Spanish
      +5 years of experience

      Experience with

      Rescuing pets

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      Lou

      Lou

      Profesional care and lovegiver

      Canterbury
      One home visit a day
      Min. 30-minute visits in your home
      25 AUD
      /day
      All services and rates
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      Cancellation policy: Moderate

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

      Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

      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.

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