I am Katie O'Donoghue, Women's Self-care Coach and Owner of the self help podcast Self Explained.
I moved over to Sydney, from Ireland, in January 2020 where in the midst of a pandemic I decided to pivot and set up a business of my own. I met my partner Rob, who's from the UK originally, and since we moved in together in August of 2020, we have been minding the two dogs in my profile picture (Bear the Cavoodle and Layla the Chihuahua) every month from anywhere between 4 days to two weeks at a time - we have grown so fond of them!
I decided to set up a Mad Paws account because we absolutely love minding dogs and we both grew up with various dogs back home - Golden Retrievers, Bichon Frise, Border Collies and a Labrador too. And whilst, we love minding Bear and Layla when we get the opportunity, we'd love to open our doors to other pets too when we have free time.
When minding your pet, we will show it the love, care and attention that it needs on a daily basis. We live by the beach in Manly and are both very active, always doing walks throughout the day and so, if you have a dog, we will be taking it out on 3 - 4 walks daily, or as requested by you on booking.
We understand what it takes to mind someone else's dogs in terms of diet, care and exercise so it is our goal to ensure that we can look after your furry friend whilst you cannot. We often send updates to the owner's of Bear and Layla when we have minded them (I even have a highlight feed on my social media account @selfcarecoach_ because my followers have grown to love them too through watching us care for those two treasures).
We hope you will consider us for minding your pet(s) and you can expect daily updates from us to reassure you that they are being shown the love from us as if they were our own....
Children at home
Katie 's Home
No outdoor area
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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
Pet Hosting - May 4, 2021
Katie was great, and cannot thank her enough! Will be using her again for sure! 😊…