Alana M.
Ballarat North, Victoria
Service Description
Hi,
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,
Alana
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
Not Offered

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
Not Offered

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
Not Offered

House Visiting

House Visiting
$10 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$5 per session

Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming
Not Offered

Dog Training

Dog Training
Not Offered

Pets Accepted
Small Dog

Small Dog: Yes

Medium Dog

Medium Dog: Yes

Large Dog

Large Dog: Yes

Giant Dog

Giant Dog: Yes

Puppies

Puppies: Yes

Cat

Cat: Yes

Bird

Bird: Yes

Rabbits

Rabbits: Yes

Accommodation
Property Type: House
Backyard Space: Medium (25 - 50 m2)
Backyard Fenced: Yes
Sleeping Location:
     - Indoors
Home has children: No
Transport
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $2 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
(5)
Adrian M.
Alana was excellent. Her communication was fantastic. My pet was happy and healthy when I returned home. Will definitely use Alana's services again and I will more than happily recommend her to my friends..
House Visiting | Jan 20, 2017

Anita A.
Alana was a lovely and did an excellent job of caring for our cavoodle Hudson.
Pet Day Care | Nov 13, 2016

Simone W.
Alana took such good care of my boy while I was away. She is genuine & kind, and I had no doubts my pooch was in very capable hands. She quickly figured out his personality & special needs, and was happy & content when I picked him up. I would highly recommend her to others, & will definitely be back.
Pet Hosting | Nov 01, 2016

More About The Pet Minder
Alana M.
Alana M.
Performance
Response Rate

Response Rate: 88 %

Response time

Response time: Within a day

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 0

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 1 day ago

Badges
Fenced garden Identity Verification Online Training Winter Badge
Verifications
Verified mobile

Verified mobile: Yes

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Flexible Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day before the booking at 12 noon.

After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.

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