Ilona B.
Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Service Description
Dear Pets & Pet Owners, please note that am a visiting pet sitter, am not hosting/boarding any pets in my happy to visit your furry babies once or twice a day, stay with them for hours or half days (mornings or afternoons) or sleepover with them in your homes...

About sleepover services, wish to clarify it once more, although have mentioned it earlier that they are not a 24/7 service, staying day & night, non-stop at the pet owners home. I had a client recently whom was very disappointed, when advised her that sleepovers normally start late afternoon or early evening & finished in the morning. There are day visits there, if additional services required for extra charge or it could be negotiated to commence sleepover services earlier & conclude them later next day for an increased fee we have mutually agreed on. This client has cancelled her booking with a comment made that am not offering the service required, which is not entirely true: I would have cared for her pet for extended hours with higher fees, but not for 24/7, as I do have pets to care for myself. Am sorry that I didn't have a chance to recommend her to find a pet-friendly house sitter, whom would be staying in her home for free.

Dear Four-legged Children, hope you all cope well with the winter cold by curling up to your human mums & dads or your own furry siblings. Cat lovers, please, keep warm your feline babies, as although they are covered in their little furcoats, they still feel the drop of temperature & inclined to seek comfort & warmth even more during winter...Pamper them with cosy cat beds to snuggle in day & night & make them purr contently...
Dear Puppy/Dog owners, please, don't forget to update your babies wardrobe with some warm outfits to wear during the chilly days...Look at the pic of Elton & Barrington dressed up by their mum to protect them against the freezing weather...

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
Not Offered

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
Jan L.
Ilona was totally amazing with my boys. They just love her.. thank you so much for your detailed care, love & attention. An absolute pleasure..
Pet Sitting | Apr 26, 2018

Trish M.
Ilona stayed at our apartment and took care of our two cats. She showered them with affection and took excellent care of them which we were very grateful for. She also managed to coax the fussy eater into eating more which was very impressive. She also sent many photos and updates while we were away. She is very committed and passionate about taking care of pets and genuinely loves all her little “babies” as she always calls them.
Pet Sitting | Jan 01, 2018

Natalie W.
Excellent sitter. Very caring and attentive. Would highly recommend Ilona.
House Visiting | Dec 30, 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: 96 %

Response time

Response time: Within a few hours

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 1

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 1 week ago

Identity Verification Ambassador Police Check
Verified mobile

Verified mobile: Yes

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Strict Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 14 days before the booking at 12 noon.

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

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