Virginia C.
Redfern, New South Wales
Service Description
I have had many pets. Dogs = I owned a Rhodesian Ridgeback, until he left us for the Rainbow Bridge last year :-( ... so I am very (SUPER) comfortable with large breed dogs. My dog went everywhere with me and was walked 4 or 5 times a day.

I have also had a staffie and have looked after dogs such as Labradors, Poodles, Schnauzers, Chows, Great Danes, you name it....happy to do any pet sitting.

I also have a very good friend who worked at DCH, a Sydney dog rescue group, who I have spent a lot of time with. He has taught me over the years how rescue dogs often need extra or special care to help keep them stable, and in order to rehabilitate them. He taught me how to watch and look for signs of naughtiness about to happen. Think Cesar Milan....

So now lets talk about furry fluffy cats (CATS). Furry kitty’s range from the talking (think loud meow) blue Burmese to big white fluffy, lots of fun cats. From Woozie to Tigger to Velvet to Prima Donna, they all have there own cat personality.

Birds...tick yes. Chickens....tick yes. Snakes...mmm, not sure but my friend is Byron Bay has a baby cobra! Wooops! I am also good with horses.
Please be one hundred percent honest about your pets, i.e if they have any conditions that may need attention. If they need ointment etc, that is ok, if they are older or sick just let me know and I will look after them accordingly.

Even if your dog or cat etc is healthy but may have been ill recently please do let me know so I can keep an eye on them. I only want the best for our babies, and particularly whilst you are away. Transparency is key here.

As I work from home I would be home mostly all day (except for meetings) so your pets would not be lonely, far from it, lots of cuddles.
Oh and enough about the furry friends....

I like gardening and I had many plants and trees at my old house so I will water and feed, even trim the dead leaves if I am so inclined, they grow better that way.

As mentioned I am very clean and tidy (bordering on anal retentive), just ask anyone! You may even find your house cleaner than when you left it!

At this point in time I would like to do house sitting or pet sitting, in the Sydney area but I am not limited to this at all. I was thinking of moving up towards Byron Bay to live for a while as have many friends on the North Coast as well. Also I do love the country and the green it provides. Large properties are ok and I can ride an electric mower, please provide the instructions though...LOL

As I work in Online Marketing and if you contact me, which would be great, you will see that I have a very strong online profile. I have recommendations on LinkedIn and others. If you cant find me on the internet I would be highly surprised. It is my job to be found ;-)

Please feel free to contact me for House Sitting, Pet Sitting in Sydney, NSW. Would prefer longer term house sitting, pet sitting, cat sitting or dog sitting, if this time schedule is available. However, I am also ok with short term house sitting if required.

I look forward to looking after your house and your furry friends, or even your fish!
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
Not Offered

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
$49 per night

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
$68 per session

House Visiting

House Visiting
$47 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$42 per session

Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming
Not Offered

Dog Training

Dog Training
$126 per session

Pets Accepted
Small Dog

Small Dog: Yes

Medium Dog

Medium Dog: Yes

Large Dog

Large Dog: Yes

Giant Dog

Giant Dog: Yes


Puppies: Yes


Cat: Yes


Bird: Yes


Rabbits: Yes

Property Type: House
Backyard Space: Medium (25 - 50 m2)
Backyard Fenced: Yes
Sleeping Location:
Home has children: No
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $30 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
Katrina V.
Virginia looked after our 2 year old Chow Chow while we were away the past 3 weeks. She sent lots of updates on their adventures and we came home to a very happy pup and a lovely clean house. This is the second time we have used her services and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for anyone who needs a pet sitter!
Pet Sitting | Sep 04, 2017

Jeremy L.
Great to come home to a happy, tired dog and a beautifully clean house! Thanks Virginia we will see you again! Jeremy, Ness & Kaos
Pet Sitting | Aug 04, 2017

Thea H.
Another great stay with Virginia. Happy dog, happy owners. Thankx V
Pet Sitting | Jul 24, 2017

More About The Pet Minder
Virginia C.
Virginia C.
I am professional, reliable, independent, responsible and super clean and tidy. I love animals and would be more than happy to take great care of your home and pets. I currently work from home running my own Online Marketing Business in Sydney, Web Design etc. This year the house I was renting in the Sydney city area was sold and I was unable to find a new home in time before I had to move out. Rather than bother all my friends, which I... more
Response Rate

Response Rate: 97 %

Response time

Response time: Within a day

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 5

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 1 month ago

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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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