Despina R.

Identity Verification
Online Training
Police Check
Administering medication
Fenced garden

Reliable and responsible dog-lover! (COVID-safe, police-checked, Sydney-based!)

5 repeat guests
28 reviews
Response rate: 95%
Last seen 2 hours ago
About Despina
Meet your dog's new best friend: ME! 💜

I’m Sydney-based, and will care for your dog like she/he is my own. I have 20+ years’ experience looking after dogs, and am very caring with good leadership skills – so your dog will feel both loved AND safe. 🐶

Check in/check out times are flexible - we can discuss this when we chat. ☺️

My service includes:

• On-lead walks
• Off-lead running at parks and beaches
• Basic grooming (eg. brushing, wiping muddy paws)
• A bath (BYO shampoo and conditioner)
• Basic training (eg. sit/stay before food)
• Medication (oral, topical, and intravenous meds)
• And, last but not least, lots and lots of cuddles! 💗

I never have more than 4 dogs (including my own) in my care. This means that your dog will not be overwhelmed by having too much company, and I will be able to give her/him plenty of individual attention. 🌺

I will rarely be absent, plus your pooch will have canine company too, as I have a small dog of my own dog, Lily. 🐾

Speaking of whom, I diligently give Lily a monthly worm/flea tablet (Nexgard Spectra), and she is up-to-date with her C5 and leptospirosis vaccinations. (This is a clean, parasite-free house!) ☀️

I live close to dog-friendly parks and beaches, so your dog will have many adventures while staying with me – and in the car, I will always secure your dog with a doggie seat belt. ✔️

My house has a doggie door leading to a small (but VERY secure) courtyard, and your pooch will have access to all areas of the house - including being able to sleep on my bed at night. Yes, your dog will feel right at home! 🏠

I promise, your dog will never be in more responsible and loving care than with me. 💕
Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Despina's Home
Small backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
28 reviews
Ricci L.
Pet Hosting - May 3, 2021
Despina and Lily were amazing! We will absolutely be staying with them again. …
Skye R.
Pet Hosting - Apr 29, 2021
Despina was amazing! Murphy loved his adventures and doggie company…
Jasmine d.
Pet Hosting - Apr 14, 2021
My 2 little sausages looked like they had a great time at Despina's. She was very attentive, communicated through out the stay and provided frequent photo updates. Definitely recommend.…
Sarah C.
Pet Day Care - Apr 8, 2021
Our dog actually finally went into the water at the beach today, all because of Despina. I haven't been able to get her to do that at all. Despina takes care of her, bathes her and cuddles her like her own. Thanks again Despina…
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 43 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 59 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 30 / journey