Barbara

Barbara D.

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Reliable and serious sitter who loves pets!

4 reviews
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 10 hours ago
About Barbara
Hi,

I am a french PhD student in Neurosciences at the Queensland Brain Institut in Saint Lucia. I live in Highgate Hill with my partner in a 1st floor apartment with a beautiful view on the Brisbane river and a park just nearby.

 I had a dog (whippet) as a companion since I was 10. My parents have now another whippet named Enigma (He is so cute and smart!). Having a paw companion while being young made me love all 4 legged companions. My partner also have a dog (shetland, ufortunately still in France) and really loves dogs. Back in France I used to regularly go running with the dogs and take care of them.

When I arrived to Australia, I really missed the presence of a dog at home, so I subscribed to Pawshake to be able to interact with dogs and take care of them while helping owners. 

As I said before my parents and my partner have dogs so I know all the responsabilities coming along. I was taking the dogs for big walks and runs, feeding them, cleaning after them, taking them to the vet and most important give them all the love they need. 

I am working as a researcher, so I can be pretty flexible regarding my schedule if I am advised few days in advance (some of my experiences are planned 2 weeks ahead, usually they are running on Thursday).Thursday is a busy day at work so on this day I would be available only in the evening; other days I can arrange my schedule more easily. During week days, I can do up to 2 walks of 30min and during weekends no limit of frequency or duration. For home visits, during week days, I can stay at least 30min to 1h-1h30 depending on owner's home location (if it is far from Saint Lucia or not). During home visits, I can make a quick walk, give water and food and play a moment with the dog. I can also adapt myself to the owner's specific recuirements. 

The apartment has a secured entry so the doggies will not be able to run out. The apartment has a spacious and luminous living room with a big balcony (1-1:10m fence) (unfortunately no backyard). We can arrange the sleeping place according to the dog's habits, it could be in the living room or in the bedroom. For the walks, we have a park just accross the street and the Dutton park is not fare in walking distance. 

I really love dogs and I do this primarily to be around them. I will come with pleasure at your place to take care of your buddy or have him or her at my place and take him or her for daily walks. Looking forward to cuddle some doggies!!

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Children at home
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Owns pets
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Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Barbara's Home
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Type: Apartment
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Small backyard
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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: 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.
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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat2 repeat stays
4 reviews
Laura O.
Pet Hosting - Nov 4, 2019
Mars loves Barbara! He was in good hands.
Mark L.
Pet Hosting - Oct 19, 2019
Barbara was very easy going and loving towards my pup. She sent updates during overnight stay and spoiled him with him sleeping inside.. thanks Barbara👌🏼👌🏼
Tash G.
Dog Walking - Oct 15, 2019
Very reliable, out dog couldnt have looked happier in the photos
Tash G.
Dog Walking - Oct 13, 2019
Very good, sent photos, fed and walked our doggo and he couldnt have looked happier ☺️
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 43 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 54 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 38 / day
House Visiting
$ 38 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 22 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Emergency
Transport
Not Available

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