Despina R.

Identity Verification
Online Training
Police Check
Administering medication
Fenced garden

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

3 repeat guests
12 reviews
Response rate: 95%
Last seen 22 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)
• Special care to unwell or elderly dogs (eg. I have a pet stroller that your dog can rest in during outings)
• And, last but not least, lots and lots of cuddles!

I never have more than 3 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 (assuming that your pooch is okay with car rides) 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
Residential Pets
3 years old
Maltese, Pomeranian
Good with Children
Good with Dogs
Good with Children
Good with Dogs
Reviews & Testimonials
12 reviews
Pet Hosting - Feb 22, 2021
Despina has cared for our dog like he was part of her family, which was perfect. He had such an amazing holiday - walks on the beach, to the markets, another dog for company. He was so relaxed and content on pick up we knew he had been very comfortable for the w'end. Despina manages the booking to ensure success and keeps you informed with lots of updates, which was wonderful.
Hana h.
Pet Hosting - Jan 27, 2021
Despina and Lily are absolute best at taking care of our fur baby! Milo has settled in well at their home and is very happy when he goes over. Despina has taught him some good tricks and provides very regular updates to us. We couldnt be happier with the service provided and will only use her services moving forward!
Monica T.
Pet Hosting - Jan 24, 2021
Despina was absolutely amazing with Maxy. It was his first time ever to be away from us , she handled his anxiety with great profession and did her absolute best to relax him. Highly recommended Thank you Despina and Lili 🐶💕
Jodee N.
Pet Hosting - Jan 10, 2021
Alfie had the best time with Lily and Despina! Thanks so much for looking after him and keeping him so happy!
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
$ 43 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey