My name is Marija ('Maria') and I am 30 years of age. I have a current police clearance, am comfortable administering medication to animals and have a current first aid certification.
My family have always been pet owners (birds and dogs) and I love being around all types and sizes, having additional experience with larger dogs.
I live with my partner Tim and we are both active (non-smoker, non-drinker) and happy to take your doggos around the park/for walks to burn some energy :) Tim also grew up with pets, having had a family cat and Labrador. We've held of adopting our own fur baby until we settle down (still keen travellers!). In the meantime we are happy being pet sitters and meeting all sorts of doggos and other pets!
While we are new to Madpaws (<1 year), we have 4 years of prior pet sitting experience and are also the go-to pet sitters for our friends😊
To make things easier when booking us, please see below:
For pet sitting/hosting bookings/day care - walking/park visits/runs (as per their normal routine) is included at no additional charge.
For house visits – there is a small fee for a 20/30min walk (only a percentage of normal walking rate).
For dog walking - we can take 2 large dogs at a time and can offer 60mins if your doggo's are up for it.
Time spent - we always dedicate weekends to the pets we take care of. During the week, we both work in an office (4 days per week), however are able to stagger our start and end times (for example my hours can be 6am to 3pm, and Tim 8.30am to 5.30pm) if that’s preferred for your pet/s. I can also work from home, which comes in handy if ever the doggo is unwell and requires more attention and possible vet care.
Our home: Extra-large, secure (fenced) backyard with shade and trees/grass all around. Our home is your pets’ home and we are more than happy to have them indoors and, on our furniture/sofa (unless there are rules that we should follow as per their normal routine). Hardwood floors across the house, so no issue if there are accidents (it happens!)
Sleeping arrangements – We are happy to have your pets sleep in our bedroom if that's preferred (or outside/another room if that is their usual routine).
Downsides - unfortunately, we can't accept pets that can't be left alone for a period of time ( when we are at work), or that bark continually when left alone (for pet hosting).
Look forward to hearing from you....
Children at home
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
House Visiting - Jan 19, 2021
Cannot speak highly enough of Marija. Great communication and our fur baby was more than happy. Thank you so much.…
Stellaluna was happy and well cared for during her stay. She had the run of the house, slept on the bed and sofa. Marija took her on a run every morning and worked from home when possible.We have already booked Stellaluna to stay again!…