Hi, I'm Erica and a third-year vet student. I have had family pets since I was 5yo, growing up always with cats, with my family currently having 2 cats (the calico and tabby cats in my pictures) and an old border collie. I did an internship in South Africa at a rehab for wild animals and cared for hedgehogs, squirrels, banded mongoose, white tailed mongoose, warthogs and a range of birds.
I have experience in pet sitting for cats, dogs, birds and fish from calling in and checking on pets to staying for up to 2 months. I started pet setting a couple of years ago through coworkers before relocating to Townsville where I have joined Mad Paws plus have connections through friends to other pet sitting jobs. Apart from the border collie and the tabby and calico cats together in my pictures are the rest of the pets and animals that I have cared for.
I am happy and confident to give medication including deworming and flea/tick treatments, tablets, liquids and injectables. I have groomed our family dog for about 10 years (photo post shave). I am not a professional groomer but if you are needing your pets coat short to cope with the heat or nails trimmed, I am happy to help out (service unavailable until further notice as clippers are not working). Dog walking will occur around your house and I will select a route in regards with your dogs needs. Walking will never occur in the heat of the day when the concreate is too hot for your babies paws.
You will get daily updates on your fur babies as I know how anxious it can be leaving pets behind. I currently don't have any pets in Townsville due to travelling commitments so I have all the love and cuddles to give to your pets.
Notes on my fees and services: House visits are a maximum of 2 hours per day. If you are requiring longer than 2 hours, please select day care as your booking enquiry. Overnight and day sitting rate is a base rate for all pets. If you are needing a daily walk for your pet, please select this at the time of booking or I can add it on after our meet and greet. I am happy to discuss fees and services at our meet and greet. ...
First Aid Certificate
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
House Visiting - Mar 29, 2021
Amazing! Excellent communication, thank you Erica …
Dog Walking - Mar 17, 2021
Great first experience using Erica and Madpaws. Will Definetly recommend Erica if your looking for somebody genuinely interested in the care of your animals. …
Mar 16, 2021
Erica dog sat my dog Lewis on multiple occasions, and was fantastic. She is trustworthy, and I would highly recommend her.…
Jan 25, 2021
Erica is a fantastic pet sitter. She looked after my two dogs and three cats whilst I was a way for nearly two weeks in house. The care and dedication she provided for my fur family was above and beyond. She walked my dogs daily, and even managed to gain the trust of one of my cats who normaly doesn' t like anyone apart from me. I could not recommend anyone better then Erica. She is very compassionate, and trust worthey person, that I would hire again in a heart beat! …