Barbara

Barbara D.

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Reliable and serious sitter who loves pets!

7 repeat guests
26 reviews
Response rate: 91%
Last seen 13 minutes ago
About Barbara
Hi,

I am a french PhD student in Neurosciences at the Queensland Brain Institut in Saint Lucia. I live in Auchenflower with 2 housemates who also adores pets. One of my housemate has an 8 year old Schnoodle named Rocky. He is really friendly with other dogs.

We are living at the ground floor of a queenslander house which has a big balcony and a fenced background perfect for doggos to play safely in.
The house has also a secured entry so the doggies will not be able to run out. 2 parks are located 10min walking from home.

 I had a dog (whippet) as a companion since I was 10. My parents have now another whippet named Enigma (He is so cute and smart!). Having a paw companion while being young made me love all 4 legged companions. Back in France I used to regularly go running with the dogs and take care of them. I was taking dogs for big walks and runs, feeding them, cleaning after them, taking them to the vet.

I am working as a researcher, so I can be pretty flexible regarding my schedule if I am advised few days in advance (some of my experiences are planned 2 weeks ahead, usually they are running on Thursday).Thursday is a busy day at work so on this day I would be available only in the evening; other days I can arrange my schedule more easily. During week days, I can do up to 2 walks of 30min and during weekends no limit of frequency or duration. For home visits, during week days, I can stay at least 30min to 1h-1h30 depending on owner's home location (if it is far from Saint Lucia or not). During home visits, I can make a quick walk, give water and food and play a moment with the dog. I can also adapt myself to the owner's specific requirements.  
We can arrange the sleeping place according to the dog's habits, it could be in the living room, in the bedroom or outside.

When I arrived to Australia, I really missed the presence of a dog at home, so I subscribed here to be able to interact with dogs and take care of them while helping owners. I will come with pleasure at your place to take care of your buddy or have her/him at my place and take her/him for daily walks. Looking forward to cuddle some doggies!!

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Owns pets
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Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Barbara's Home
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Type: House
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Small backyard
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Fenced backyard
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Household
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Pets sleep indoors
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Pets sleep outdoors
Policy
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Cancellation: Moderate
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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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
26 reviews
Sarah P.
Pet Hosting - Jun 6, 2021
Winston had a wonderful stay!
Michael M.
Pet Sitting - Jun 4, 2021
Barbara looked after our two little ones while we were on holidays. The dogs were very happy in all of the photos Barbara sent us and our home is spotless! Barbara was fantastic. Highly recommend her to everyone!
Olivia O.
Pet Sitting - May 23, 2021
Friendly and trustworthy, Barbara stayed the night at our home and took very good care of it and our two dogs. They were both very relaxed when we got home so we could tell they had been treated super well and enjoyed having Barbara around!
Duncan M.
Pet Sitting - Apr 27, 2021
This is our second time having Barbara look after our pups - she is great with the dogs and they love her. Couldn’t ask for anyone better.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 59 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 70 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 49 / day
House Visiting
$ 38 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 22 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Emergency
Transport
Not Available