Despina R.

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Online Training
Police Check
Administering medication
Fenced garden
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Reliable & responsible dog-lover! (COVID-safe, police-checked, Sydney-based!)

3 repeat guests
9 reviews
Response rate: 94%
Last seen 7 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:

• Hosting: drop off by 9am, pick up 9am the next morning.
• Day Care: drop off by 9am, pick up 6pm that evening.

(That said, I know that life does not always run to schedule, so times can be a little flexible!)

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
9 reviews
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!
Victoria F.
Pet Day Care - Dec 16, 2020
Esco can’t wait to see Despina and Lily again 🐶💕🐾
Jodee N.
Pet Hosting - Dec 10, 2020
Despina and Lily looked after Alfie amazing as usual!
Hana h.
Pet Hosting - Nov 16, 2020
Milo enjoyed his stayed with Despina and Lily and loved his beach walks. We were happy with the contact and pics we received
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