Alana M.

Fenced garden
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Cheap & Loving Care For Your Pet

56 reviews
Response rate: 98%
Last seen 9 hours ago
About Alana
My name is Alana, I'm 26 years old and a lover of all animals. I have owned and cared for animals from a young age with dogs iv'e owned ranging from small Shit-zu's to large greyhounds. I currently own a 4 year old spoilt Miniature Poodle named Charlie. Although i do confess to loving dogs most of all I have also previously owned and loved a wide range of pets including a cat, rabbit, fish, frogs, hermit crabs and rainbow lorikeets so i have a wide range of experience with all types of animals.

As a loving parent to my fur-baby Charlie, I understand the worry and anxiety for pet owners when they are faced with the dilemma of what to do with their beloved friend when they are going away. A kennel seems like a cold and unfamiliar place to leave your friend (not to mention horribly expensive!). Your next thought is to ask a family member or close friend but you're not sure whether they have enough experience looking after a dog all the time to be able to keep your dog safe. I.e. shutting the front door or gate behind them. Your 3rd option is to ask me!

By having me come to your house your beloved friend can stay in an environment where they feel the most comfortable and secure. They know exactly where their food and water bowl is, where their favorite comfortable bed and toys are, and they feel comforted staying in an environment which is familiar to them with all of the usual smells and objects your pet associates with home. I have a lot of experience doing home visits for pets and have found that contrary to what some owners worry about, their pets actually cope very well staying at home and they come to look forward to my daily visits and are quite contented to have a snooze through the day until i come over. I can quickly form connections with animals and they come to love me very much. Each time i visit is cause for much excitement and happiness.

Each visit to your pet includes:
-checking your pets water bowl and filling it up if necessary
-feeding, based on instructions you provide on how much and how frequently
-plenty of pats, love and affection
-play time with their favourite toys
-a 30minute walk (for $5 extra a day. This is optional)

-I visit anywhere in Ballarat for $5 per visit. This cost includes a free meet and greet visit where i come out to meet you and your pet at your house before you leave to talk through details of the visits.
-I can enter your house and your pet via back doors, garages, back gates etc to give you peace of mind that noone will be entering or walking through your home.
-I can administer medication to your pet if necessary
-I can also collect mail from your letter box while you're away and for a few extra dollars can water any plants you are worried about that might die while you're away in the garden.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Alana's Home
Type: House
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Residential Pets
4 years old
Good with Children
Good with Dogs
Good with Children
Good with Dogs
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat32 repeat stays
56 reviews
Kaye E.
House Visiting - Nov 18, 2019
Alana was very professional andfriendly
Nathalie G.
House Visiting - Nov 11, 2019
Alana was fantastic. Very professional and engaged. She kept my mind at ease with regular updates. My cat appreciated the company.
Naomi M.
House Visiting - Nov 10, 2019
It was lovely having photos and messages sent and knowing Polly was in good hands on her walks. I have used Alana before and would certainly use her again.
Amanda V.
House Visiting - Nov 5, 2019
Alana was amazing! She was thorough, helpful and communicative throughout our trip and set our minds completely at ease that things were being well looked after at home. Would absolutely use her services again.
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
not offered
House Visiting
$ 6 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 6 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 2 / journey