Monica J.

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Caring, Trusted, Reliable. YOUR Home PET MINDING Walks & Cleanup

14 repeat guests
81 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
House Visiting
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 1 day ago
About Monica
Please contact me if your home is located in Sydney Northern Beaches area, and you are looking for an experienced, trusted pet minder in your home. All rates include madpaws Indemnity Insurance for your pet.

Speaking of rates, if you book me for longer than 3 nights, then the advertised rate goes down by 20%. That's currently a rate of $55 per night going down to $44 - from someone with my expertise in this area, you won't find better.

If you give me the opportunity to visit you and your pets in your home, you'll be sure to see them comfortable and relaxed around me.

Generally my calendar, on madpaws website, is up-to-date, but don't stop asking as sometimes changes happen.

About me: I am a 50 something female, taking care of dogs and cats, and have been house and pet minding here in Sydney for over 4 years. I'm committed to doing pet minding permanently.

I enjoy the company of dogs and they seem to enjoy mine too, as do cats. If your dog or cat follows you around the house whilst you're at home, which I find most do, rest assured they will be doing the same whilst I'm minding them too. Animals trust me and attach to me very quickly. This trust ensures they don't fret in your absence so you can relax whilst taking that much-earned break.

Please give me the chance to visit you and your beloved pet to discuss your requirements - you won't be disappointed.

I'm a non-smoker and a non-drinker. Will keep your home clean and tidy throughout my stay. Working part-time, a few days a week, I'm home most of the day and always in the evenings and at night, so your pet will get plenty of company, attention, love and care. No one else but me will be in your home.

I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies so we can go over your requirements.


Many of my minding jobs are repeat customers, which is an indication of how much care, attention and fun their pet gets, as well as my keeping the pet owner's home clean and tidy.

I have plenty of references. I also have Police Clearance and two other authorities that are an indication of my impeccable record in a trusted care scenario.

I have set myself up to accommodate your pet / house minding requirements for Long or Short-term stays and/or for Weekenders.

By the way - did I mention I have minded Chickens, as well as Guinea Pigs, Fish, Dogs and Cats. Yep chooks are a favourite of mine now, since I minded them for the first time a couple of years ago, and many times since, along with other pets in the home. Dogs, cats, budgies, rabbits, guinea pigs, goldfish and chickens!

NB: this madpaws website requires I put details about my home suburb, but I'm not minding pets at my home - I stay in your home with your pet in their comfortable familiar environment. I do hope admin can fix this, because I want to mind houses and pets throughout Sydney Northern Beaches.

Thanks for looking at my profile. Happy to meet you and your beloved pet, to go over your requirements, at your convenience.

The full $rate shown here is for lovingly minding a pooch, requiring walks and outings.
Owns pets
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Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Monica's Home
Type: House
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Strict
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 14 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
81 reviews
Trina B.
Pet Sitting - Apr 25, 2022 Monica
Nikki L.
Pet Sitting - Apr 3, 2022
House was clean, puppy was happy. We’ll be using Monica’s services again.
Lynn M.
Pet Sitting - Apr 1, 2022
Monica was super nice to our 12yr old, Gizmo. They had fun together. Our house was nice & clean too, when we got back. Thank you Monica! 😊🐾
Trina B.
Pet Sitting - Mar 29, 2022
Thanks Monica.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 60 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
$ 60 / visit
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 40 / journey