Caitlin

Caitlin S.

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Online Training
Administering medication
Vet student/nurse/certificate
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Focus on Physical and Mental Wellbeing! |Reopen for Holiday Bookings!|

18 repeat guests
61 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Dog Walking, House Visiting, Pet Day Care
Response rate: 90%
Last seen 3 hours ago
About Caitlin
FOR HOLIDAY BOOKINGS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING;
- Holiday bookings were temporarily suspended due to a potential major schedule change, however I have now reopened them.
- I do not offer overnight services (at my house or yours) except for emergencies while you are away
- I generally won’t accept bookings more than 8km away from my place of residence
- House visits start at $15 per visit, however I usually charge more for multiple animals (depending on the situation).
- For welfare reasons, I won’t accept bookings with dogs that are being left in a home for more than 3 days at a time without a walk. It just doesn’t sit right with me to have dogs sitting at home for 23+ hours a day without some kind of exercise. There are exceptions to this rule, like elderly, disabled, or extremely anxious pets who won't trust me to take them on a walk. I’m happy to walk dogs with all kinds of behavioural issues, please don’t think I’ll be put off because of the way your dog behaves!
- These are the main questions I get asked, however you are more than welcome to message me if there’s anything I haven’t covered.


My focus is on both mental and physical exercise. I want engage their minds as well as their muscles. I have a number of different enrichment games to play on a visit, suitable for a wide variety of species. I want to make sure your animal gets the most out of its time with me. I've attended numerous seminars and workshops on animal behaviour and training, captive animal welfare and dog psychology. I’m also a 2nd year Zoology and Animal Science Student, with a Cert II in Animal Studies. I bring the skills from these educational experiences into every job I do.

Services offered:
Dog Walking: $25 (One Hour)
I take your dog on a walk, simple as that! Any basic training is also done, such as waiting at roads and desensitisation to strange objects and sounds. I try to take a different route every time, and let your dog explore all the strange new smells he finds.

House Visit: Starts at $15 per visit
I check on your pet, and make sure they are doing ok. You might be going on holiday and need your cats looked after, or are being held back at work and your dog has been alone for a while. I'm open to doing whatever needs to be done.

Pet Day Care (3-4 hours): $60
A fun-filled day with me! Perhaps you are going out to dinner and need someone to watch the new puppy for a couple of hours, or your pet simply deserves a special day! There is endless possibilities but we will definitely take a long walk or two, play with some toys and do some exciting enrichment activities.

Dog Training (One hour) $30
I'm NOT a qualified dog trainer (my prices reflect this). While I have trained numerous dog reactive dogs, nervous and 'problematic' dogs, I'm not comfortable enough to train your reactive dogs in a professional setting. However I'm happy to provide training, especially for puppies, on basic things and minor behavioural problems.


The ultimate reward for me is getting to see creatures of all sizes grow and thrive with the highest quality of care. I'm happy to pet sit anything, truly! I have spend time with dogs of all shapes and sizes, as well as dogs of all abilities. I have owned dogs with special needs that require medication. I have also owned dog-reactive canines, and I am more than comfortable handling and training dogs with other behavioural issues (including separation anxiety). I can also work with cats, any cat who either loves me back or hates me. I currently work with abused pet reptiles, I am more than comfortable getting scratched, bitten and chewed on. I have also lived with many other pets, including Parrots, Chickens, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. I know the tendencies of these animals, as well as their intricate needs.
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Owns pets
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First Aid Certificate
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Caitlin's Home
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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: Flexible
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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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
61 reviews
Sally Y.
House Visiting - Nov 12, 2021
Caitlin is wonderful !! My puppy loves playing with her and she brings toys to play with and leave hidden treats. So grateful for Caitlins care.
Lesley T.
House Visiting - Nov 7, 2021
Fantastic communication, took good care of our fur babies.
Cassie S.
House Visiting - Nov 4, 2021
It was great to meet Caitlin
Olivia B.
House Visiting - Oct 21, 2021
Thanks so much for taking the best care of Pippa! Caitlin was amazing with my rescue pup for two home visits whilst I worked late. She went above and beyond! I've also never seen Pippa take to someone so quickly which is so encouraging to see!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 22 / day
House Visiting
$ 22 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 27 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
$ 33 / session
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Emergency
Transport
Available