I grew up on a huge farm in New Zealand, with dogs, cats, cows, sheep, bunny rabbits, guinea pigs and even pet mice! I've always had a natural bond with animals - even to the degree that dogs will run towards me from miles down the beach to say hi. I love dogs and they love me! I've been volunteering at Monika's Doggie Rescue for about 4 years now, and through this I've learned so much about animal behaviours. I'm a yoga teacher and have a calm, relaxing energy which dogs seem to respond really well to.
I set healthy boundaries with pets and I always keep dogs safely on a lead, unless you specifically tell me where and when is safe to let them roam free.
I'm active, fit and healthy and love taking dogs for walks, although I'm just as happy to snuggle up with a good book or a movie and spend quality time with your cat or dog as needed.
I get along great with all animals and I'm very comfortable with dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and birds.
I have a very flexible work-life balance - I work for myself at a dog-friendly home so I can even take your pooch for a daytime adventure.
I'm happy to come to your place, or to take care of your fur baby during the day. I have my own pet-friendly car so I can take your dog to the park for a nice long walk - and I can transport your cat or dog to and from the vet, the groomers, a fluffy playdate, or anywhere else they need to go.
I have heaps of references, so get in touch and see if I'm the right fit for your special furry family member!
PS. the website only lets me set standard hourly rates - this doesn't usually include pickups or drop offs, and if you're interested in half day / full day / overnight / regular walking dates please send me a message, I love my regulars and they love me too! :) ...
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
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Pet Sitting - Jun 3, 2019
Yvonne was friendly, reliable and professional. She gave us plenty of updates and photos and we could tell our dog had a great time in her care. Thank you! …
My very precious Milo just had the most AMAZING day with Yvonne! He is a mini dachshund and can be fussy as to who he spends time with but Yvonne completely won his heart. I recommend her to take beautiful care of your pet! 🌟…
House Visiting - Apr 26, 2019
Yvonne was great with our 2 cats, they were very at ease with her from the start. She took very good care of them while we were away and would happily use her again!…