Stephen

Stephen R.

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Online Training
Fenced garden
Administering medication
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A friendly, reliable animal lover in McKinnon/Bentleigh

11 reviews
Response rate: 94%
Last seen 2 weeks ago
About Stephen
Hi there! I'm a devoted animal lover who lives at home with his wife (also an animal lover) and our two friendly dogs (Toby and Bridey). While growing up, and as an adult, I've enjoyed the company of many pets - mostly dogs and cats, but also birds, chickens and a rabbit, and I realize how precious they all are. I've recently ceased a professional career and am looking forward to working with the sort of clients I love best!

I've volunteered at an animal shelter since early 2014 where I help to look after dogs of all breeds and sizes with feeds, cleaning, lots of walking and whatever else needs doing. I've also done a lot of training over the years with my own dogs and my current two have both reached Intermediate 2 standard with a professional training club. Although I don't claim to be a professional trainer myself, I am confident I have the skills to teach other dogs basic obedience instructions and I have some simple agility equipment in the backyard.

Unfortunately, I am no longer able to provide pet day care as regularly as before. I have left it on my profile as I can do it occasionally (and we do have a good sized backyard, high fences and sheltered decking), but primarily I am now just available for house visiting, transport where required, basic training and dog walking. In the case of house visiting, I'm quite happy to negotiate a lower fee to visit smaller animals such as cats and birds. If it's dog walking you would like, I'm happy to take your dog for a really good walk of at least 45 minutes (assuming they want it that long!). I am experienced walking large dogs that are untrained and sometimes quite vigorous.

I can guarantee that, if you trust your animal to my care, they will be well looked after and get plenty of attention and affection. We've had to have our dogs looked after from time to time and I know you want to be absolutely sure they will be happy and safe. Naturally, I'm also very willing to try and accommodate any special needs or requirements.

Warm Regards

Stephen
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Children at home
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Owns pets
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Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Stephen's Home
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Type: House
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Large 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: Flexible
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.
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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Residential Pets
Toby
11 years old
Poodle
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
Bridey
5 years old
Border Collie, Australian Kelpie
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat4 repeat stays
11 reviews
Chris O.
House Visiting - Apr 27, 2019
Stephen looked after our two cats while we were after Easter. Stephen did a great job and i would highly recommind. Thanks!
Susan G.
Dog Walking - Feb 2, 2019
Prompt and friendly. Cyril enjoyed his company!
Katarina A.
Pet Day Care - Jan 12, 2019
Our poodle was really happy staying with Stephen and enjoyed the play with his own pups.
Jenny P.
Pet Day Care - Sep 6, 2018
Happy Dogs
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 42 / day
House Visiting
$ 27 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 28 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
$ 19 / session
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 10 / journey
Emergency
Transport
Available

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