Samantha A.

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Going away? I'd love to look after your best friend!

1 repeat guest
6 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Pet Day Care
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 1 week ago
About Samantha
I am a dog lover and have had dogs most of my life. Sadly our last one passed away in August. He was a 14 year old chocolate lab. We (my partner Mark and I) didn't like to leave our dogs in kennels as it was stressful for them (and us!) and we preferred individualised care for our best mates. I love doggie company and you want someone to care for your dog like it was their own - Win Win!

Many dog sitters have a "leave 'em here and we'll feed 'em and keep 'em company" approach to looking after your dog. That's not us!

My partner and I love to walk up to 7km daily so would love to walk your dog(s) while they're with us which is included in our rates. We have a great dog ramp if your doggo can't get into the back of our 4WD to go to the dog park (our old boy needed it as he gold older) - and I can even teach your dog how to use the ramp if need be.

I'm also capable of issuing medication, cleaning ears, clipping toenails etc. as per your vet's instructions if necessary. Dogs can sleep inside or out, depending on your preference. I work from home so am home most of the day to keep them company.

Included in my rates are weather dependant on lead daily walks and/or enrichment activities such as simple trick training, lick mats, treat puzzle games and hide and seek games to make sure they get the right amount of physical and mental exercise. We even have a doggie sand pit for them to play in! If your dog is a long haired breed, the rate also includes regular brushing (but not grooming). We also have long leads for dogs that like a bit more freedom to roam when walking in some of our more private walking spots.

Some dogs just want to snooze all day, that's fine too. They'll still get lots of care and cuddles and the odd enrichment activity according to their needs.

Exclusive care: If your dog does not get along well with others and you require exclusive care for your dog, please let me know in your initial enquiry and we can discuss rates.

Number of dogs: To provide a relaxing and comfortable environment for dogs, we only ever take a maximum of 3 dogs at a time (unless exclusive care is arranged in which case it will only be your dog). All dogs are vetted for barking behaviour and friendliness towards other dogs. We like to provide a relaxing and comfortable place for your dog and do not wish to stress them out with lots of other dogs that don't get along. All dog poops are picked up immediately in our yard to provide a clean and sanitary place for dogs to play.

Please note: during school holidays/Easter we are only taking bookings for a minimum of 7 nights. This gives the dogs more time to settle and relax and enjoy their holiday routine, walking routes and feel like they've been on holiday themselves. Bookings for less than 7 nights will be respectfully declined.

One final note: Please be aware that if you assure us that your dog is friendly towards others and/or is not an incessant barker but it turns out it's not and you have not arranged exclusive care, you will be asked to pick up your dog early as we strive to create a caring and loving environment for all the dogs we care for and will not accept anything less for your dog or others.
Children at home
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Samantha's Home
Type: House
Large 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
Reviews & Testimonials
6 reviews
Elise S.
Pet Hosting - Jan 23, 2022
Betty had such a lovely time, she came back so happy and calm - I think she had a great holiday of her own! Sam had spent so much time getting several stubborn knots out of her long coat with obvious kindness for our girl who is sensitive to grooming, we couldn't be happier and would definitely take her back to Sam next time.
Zoe W.
Pet Hosting - Jan 3, 2022
Amazing pet sitters! Highly recommend. Thoughtful and caring. Thank you so much for taking such good care of my pup 😊
Genevieve J.
Pet Hosting - Dec 16, 2021
Samantha and Mark were absolutely fantastic and took great care of our girl. Highly recommend and will definitely be back
Annette L.
Pet Day Care - Nov 13, 2021
Caring and experienced dog sitter!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 99 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 39 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered