Ilona B.
Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Service Description
Dear Feline Pets, please, remind your mums & dads that this month is being dedicated to you: "Novem-purr", is a new initiative that raises awareness of cat health and wellbeing. So don't be scared to get into your carry bags to visit your vets for a general check up, to make sure you will be in fine fettle for the Christmas Holiday season. Hope, you all (including your canine friends) had fun on Melbourne Cup wearing your best "fur". As you can see, Bellamy has settled down in his very own & comfy marquee to watch Melody strutting her staff in front of him, because my cats decided to parade at home & celebrate with a private catwalk. Melody didn't like the idea of wearing the witches hat for this occasion, but she didn't seem to like my headpiece either. Not to mention Bellamy, who has clearly protested for having it on his little head, even after a kiss was planted on his forehead, he knew that this headpiece is for ladies only. Melody kept looking in my wardrobe for suitable head wear & opted for my feminine black hat. She's got a good taste, don't you think? Of course, she does, being Mum's daughter, LOL. Hope, you have spoiled your scared kitties & puppies at Halloween with some healthy treats. Please, have a look at my Halloween inspired pics taken with cute cats, can assure you that none of them was hurt in the process. Melody was happy that it was all over, clawing the witches hat with great delight. Dear Mums & Dads of fluffy Children, please, look after your furry babies & treat them for protection against ticks & fleas. And take more cautious care of your furry babies, as my littlle client, Tenzin has passed away, being hit by a car whilst on an evening walk with his human family, as was told by his devastated Mum. It is a small consolation to know that I made few short video clips of Tenzin for his family whilst taking care of him, so he will live forever on those movies. I will never forget his beautiful emerald green eyes, loud little voice & Bengali Tiger patterned silky fur. RIP Tenzin! You will be with us forever! His last pictures here are to commemorate his precious little life. His personality has touched my heart quickly & deeply during my short encounters with him & he will remain my much loved MadPaws client forever...
Dear Pets & Parents,treasure every moment of your lives together as it was your last one. I would love to cuddle up with your babies too, whilst you are away to make them feel loved always. For the Mums & Dads of the pets: the special, free Extras (pics, videos, photo albums, greeting cards created by me for you) on offer are the grateful expresssions of my appreciation for having me as your pet sitter, but if you are not as "Mad" about your "Paws", as I am, you don't have to have them, of course.To experience my video diaries, please find "Harvey, the pug puppy" movies on YouTube (video clips made of our post Xmas celebrations in the park, he belongs to a friend, so my "pet sitting services" for him are free, out of love), I would treat your pets the same way, as I found I could create instant & loving connection with every "furry children"- fact verified at my first encounters with all of my MadPaws pet clients ...

As I am very passionate about animals, I would be the best person to look after your Baby or Adult Pets with my loving care & genuine desire to make them feel happy & adored, As I live close to the CBD, I prefer "City-Pets", but willing to travel within a 5-10 km radius. As I have no children, I have so much love to offer to your precious Pets. I would send you photos by emails of your Babies, whilst there are with me, to reassure you that they are in good hands, healthy & safe & to record our special time together, for your "family" album & for mine as well, not to mention this site's photo gallery...Please, note that the overnight fee does not include full day stay as well, it's not a 24/7 (day&night) service fee...We can negotiate the service fee depending on the duration of the visits, services required & location of your, the pet owners' home. You will find that other pet sitting websites are more expensive than us, charging high hourly or day/night rates. To be honest, I do pet sitting for my passionate love of cute, fluffy creatures with four paws & for the emotionally rewarding encounters with them, whilst they are in my personal care you can trust. I assure you I offer "Pet-Tailored", Reliable, Responsible & Doting Pet-Sitting services to your Adorable Furry Babies with a Sensible & Affordable Price tag. Furthermore, as a Special Treat for Loyal (repeat) or Long Stay Pets (more than a week), I would propose to the Pet Owners Discounted Service Fees or Pet-Pampering Package Deals, in accordance with the frequency & length of my services required. In addition, I promise that your pets spending family festivities, such as Easter or Christmas with me, whilst you are away on your holiday, will get their free Easter/X-mas presents handed over to them by me, so they won't feel forgotten...
Please, note that the personal upload photos do include my own cat & some pet friends & many of my furry clients as well...The cover photo is part of me & Gidget's (my pet client, the little black cat with a big heart) special bonding moment captured when meeting for the first time...
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
Not Offered

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
$52 per night

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
$63 per session

House Visiting

House Visiting
$36 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$26 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: No

Giant Dog

Giant Dog: No


Puppies: Yes


Cat: Yes


Bird: No


Rabbits: No

Property Type:
Backyard Space:
Backyard Fenced: No
Sleeping Location:
Home has children: No
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: Not Offered
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
Delphine B.
Ilona was an amazing sitter for our little Pepper. She kept us updated every single day with pictures and videos which we appreciated a lot. She took care of her as she was her own.
House Visiting | Oct 02, 2017

Dominique H.
Great sitter, clearly loves animals and really put in 120% caring for Lucy
House Visiting | Sep 05, 2017

Mary W.
Ilona was absolutely excellent again.
Pet Sitting | Jul 09, 2017

More About The Pet Minder
Ilona B.
Ilona B.
Dear All, my name is Ilona, but you can call me Helen. I am a mature aged, fit and healthy woman with great passion for animals, all creatures, big and small., so I joined this site to have a chance to meet with lot's of puppies and dogs I would love to take for regular walks in nearby parks or look after them in your city apartments or houses (and stay over whilst you are away) around Brisbane CBD in a 5-10 km radius. Some of you may know me,... more
Response Rate

Response Rate: 97 %

Response time

Response time: Within a few hours

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 1

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 2 weeks ago

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Verified mobile

Verified mobile: Yes

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Moderate Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon.

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

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