Kristen G.
Mount Gravatt East, Queensland
Service Description
If your loved ones have fur, feathers, tails, claws or even scales we would love to give them the attention and cuddles they deserve while you are away from home!

I have run a pet sitting business, feeding loved fur babies in their home since 2006. Now that I no longer rent, I can now open our home to other dogs looking for a place to stay while their loved ones are away from home.

Suburbs we service for 'in your home' care include: Camp Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Fairfield, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Nathan, Norman Park, Rocklea, Salisbury, South Brisbane, Tarragindi, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wellers Hill, West End, Wishart, Wooloongabba.

For other Brisbane suburbs not listed above please enquire.

For people interested in their dog staying in my home:
Please note that I live with my husband (we are in out mid 30's) our baby daughter (born December 2016) and have a fur child of our own called Tui.

Tui was dumped in a beer box with his litter mates at 3 days old in Mackay. We got his DNA tested and the results say he is mainly Australian Cattle Dog X Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound), with a little Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Australian Koolie, Labrador and Whippet.

Tui was born in May 2014, weighs 19kg, loves play dates- always happy but sometimes timid in new situations, give him a ball and he is your best friend! When you arrive at our house he will bark his head off because he will want you to play ball with him. If another dog joins him he is happy to share the ball.- more a follower than a leader, mostly submissive. A meet and greet is essential to make sure we are all happy that they get along. He is a very mild mannered boy, a lot of people think he is a girl because he is so gentle. He tends to match the energy level of his fur visitor - sometimes he runs around like a lunatic with the other dog, sometimes he just potters around the house and sleeps.

TREATS -In summer he gets homemade doggy ice blocks to eat, your dog will be offered one too! A clam shell pool is always available when they feel like a swim.

OVERNIGHT SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS -The dogs will sleep in our laundry so that they are safe and secure and don't chase our native wildlife. I have had some dogs that need to sleep in our bedroom as they need to be close to humans. Please see photo album titled 'Accommodation for dogs' for photos.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACCESS -When the humans are home they will have access to the house (weather dependant) and the yard (three sections - front, middle and back). When the humans are not home you can choose to either have your dog outside with Tui or inside (in the laundry) with the fan on (in summer). I rarely go out of the house if i have fur visitors, but if i do it may be for a few hours. In the laundry I have a security camera set up that i can access via an app on my phone. This allows me to check on them to see how they are going. The camera also allows me to hear what is going on, as well allow me to speak to them to reassure them if they are barking. Outside they will have protection from the elements in the entertainment area or under the house where there are a number of bed options. We have three high fences and the front fence is lower (1.2m). Tui was a digger when he first arrived, so we have placed wooden sleepers, where necessary, along the perimeter of the fence.

You must provide your little one's bed, toys (to make them feel a little at home) and food (so they don't get so upset tummy).

PET SITTING IN PETSITTER’S HOME (dogs only). Please note: This price is based on caring for 1 dog. Extra dogs incur a fee. Please also note that there may be other dogs booked in on days that your pets are requiring care. We will notify you if there will be other dogs. We will also send you details of the other dog(s). We can divide the house into two sections with baby gates if need be. If you require an exclusive booking where your dog(s) are the only dogs you want to be cared for, an extra fee of $20 per day will be charged.
* OVERNIGHT STAY (24hrs)
Your dog stays in the our home with our dog Tui. Please note this price is only for a 24hr stay. If you drop your dog off in the morning, then pick them up in the afternoon on the following day there will be a daycare charge.

PET SITTING IN YOUR PET’S HOME (Cats & Dogs). Please note that prices are based on caring for 1?2 pets. If you have more than two pets there is a surcharge of $5 for each extra pet.
* FEEDING VISIT ONLY (cats & dogs)
Daily visits to care for your fur children in their home. We will replenish food and water, give cuddles, collect mail and provide security checks of your home. Overnight stays (pet sitter stays in your home) and dog walks incur extra charges, see below.
* 20 min DOG WALK
Your loved one will have the undivided attention of the dog walker as no other client’s dogs will be walked at the same time.
* OVERNIGHT HOUSE/PET SITTING
Pet sitter stays in your home. 20 min dog walk incurs an extra charge.

Any questions, please ask :)
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
$31 per night

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
$52 per night

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
Not Offered

House Visiting

House Visiting
$26 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$21 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

Puppies: Yes

Cat

Cat: Yes

Bird

Bird: Yes

Rabbits

Rabbits: Yes

Accommodation
Property Type: House
Backyard Space: Large (greater than 50 m2)
Backyard Fenced: Yes
Sleeping Location:
     - Indoors
Home has children: No
Transport
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $10 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
(29)
Troy G.
Kristen is amazing, looking at the photos that Kristen sent through Charlie was getting treated like a king
Pet Hosting | Jul 05, 2018

Ebony J.
Kristen looked after our 2 Kelpies and was fantastic! They're timid in storms and Kristen made extra visits to check on them. We're overprotective fur-parents and Kristen came over for a meet-n-greet and was very thorough in getting lots of info from us which meant we felt very confident leaving our fur-babies in Kristen's care. We will definitely book Kristen again and have recommended her to others!
House Visiting | Apr 24, 2018

Daniella P.
Remi had such a great time. The video updates were great. He looked so happy and at ease staying at Kristen’s place. Definitely recommend!
Pet Hosting | Apr 09, 2018

More About The Pet Minder
Kristen G.
Kristen G.
I have run a pet sitting business, feeding loved fur babies in their home for 10 years now (since 2006). Now that I no longer rent I can now also open our Mount Gravatt East home to other dogs looking for a place to stay while their loved ones are away from home.
Performance
Response Rate

Response Rate: 98 %

Response time

Response time: Within a day

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 2

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 1 week ago

Badges
Rising Star
Verifications
Verified mobile

Verified mobile: No

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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