My name is Alana, I'm 24 years old and have been a passionate dog lover ever since i first brought my dog Spike into show and tell at my Primary School when he was a puppy. I have owned and cared for dogs ever since this time, ranging from small Shit-zu's to large greyhounds, and I currently own a 2 year old spoilt Miniature Poodle named Charlie.
As a loving parent to my fur-baby Charlie, I understand the worry and anxiety for dog owners when they are faced with the dilemma of what to do with their beloved friend when they are going away. A dog kennel seems like a cold and unfamiliar place to leave your friend. Your next thought is to ask a family member or close friend but you're not sure whether they have enough experience looking after a dog all the time to be able to keep your dog safe. I.e. shutting the front door or gate behind them. Your 3rd option is to ask me!
By having me come to your house your beloved friend can stay in an environment where they feel the most comfortable and secure. They know exactly where their food and water bowl is, where their favorite comfortable bed and toys are, and they feel comforted staying in an environment which is familiar to them with all of the usual smells and objects your pet associates with home. I have a lot of experience doing home visits for pets and have found that contrary to what some owners think, their pets actually cope very well staying at home and they come to look forward to my daily visits and are quite contented to have a snooze through the day until i come over. I can quickly form connections with dogs and they come to love me very much. Each time i visit is cause for much excitement, tail wagging and face licking.
Each visit to your pet includes:
-I check your pets water bowl and fill it up if necessary
-feeding, based on instructions you provide on how much and how frequently
-plenty of pats, love and affection
-play time in the yard with their favorite toys
-a 30minute walk (for $5 extra a day. This is optional)
-I visit anywhere in Ballarat for $10 per visit or $15 for a visit + 30min walk for your dog. This cost includes a meet and greet visit where i come out to meet you and your pet at your house before you leave to talk through details of the visits.
-I can enter your house and your pet via back doors, garages, back gates etc to give you peace of mind that noone will be entering or walking through your home.
-I can administer medication to your pet if necessary
-I can also collect mail from your letter box while you're away and for a few extra dollars can water any plants you are worried about that might die while you're away in the garden.
*Unfortunately i can't look after French Bulldogs or any large and heavy shedding breeds due to allergies.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Services and Rates
Pet Day Care
$10 per session
$5 per session
Small Dog: Yes
Medium Dog: Yes
Large Dog: Yes
Giant Dog: Yes
Medium (25 - 50 m2)
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $2 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes