Please note I offer Pet Day Care only in my home. I can do House Visiting but only to feed and walk and only if I have no more than three dogs at home, thanks.
Hi! I care for vaccinated, friendly fur babies up to 10kg for short or long term visits. I have an average size yard to explore and a comfortable home to enjoy, cool in summer, warm in winter. I care for four dogs max at a time.
I am currently working from home so there is a lot of human interaction available. Clients provide their own food, treats, toys and bedding. I will feed the dogs and provide treats separately to ensure no problems ensue. Dogs sleep in my living room in the puppy pen or large crates which are also used if I need to pop out for short periods.
The first visit can be a trial and in the rare circumstance, an error. An ‘error’ will be if a dog is aggressive towards other dogs or people. If any aggression occurs during a sit, I will contact owners immediately to ask them to have their dog collected to prevent injury to other dogs and myself. Therefore owners must have another contact who can collect their dog in such a situation i.e. neighbour, relative or friend. The dog should then only use kennel services for future sits. Dogs that bark excessively (sometimes due to separation anxiety) should be housed in a kennel also. I would not ask for a dog to be collected in such a circumstance unless it was unbearable but would not have the dog again as I'm in a residential area.
I can also offer dog walking and dog grooming with the sitting as I am a professional dog walker and dog groomer:
Dog Walking - So it is fair to those pet parents whose dog does not require walking during their stay, IF YOU NEED WALKS INCLUDED IN THE SITTING, PLEASE TICK THE Add-on Services (Step 3) for the service you are booking when making the BOOKING REQUEST. With the Mad Paws System, if walks are selected, it will add them to every day – you cannot select one or two walks for five days of hosting for example. Therefore call me if you only want a few walks and I will reduce the cost of the walks while you are making the booking. Please note I double leash dogs to ensure if a collar slips, the harness will secure the dog and vica versa.
Dog Grooming - Dog grooming services include basic washes right through to breed clipping. Fees will depend on the service you choose. The $113 rate advertised on this website is the fee for a dog between 5-10kg requiring a full standard teddy clip. So for example, a wash only is far less, but a full poodle clip is more. Please call me anytime to discuss the service further as I can readjust the fee before you book.
As a groomer, even if you do not request grooming as an additional service, I will always at a minimum, keep your pet's face and rear clean. This is the advantage of choosing a sitter who is also a groomer.
On arrival, please park in the driveway, use the front doorbell, walk to the garage door at the end of the driveway and I'll meet you there.
1. To book multiple dogs, firstly ensure you have added all the dogs to your profile. Then on the right of my profile page, select the service you need e.g. Pet Hosting. Under the Heading ‘My pets’ select how many dogs you are booking. For example, 1 puppy and one small dog. Scroll to the bottom of this and hit Apply – it isn’t visible until you scroll down.
Then select the dates you require and click on ‘Contact Angela’.
At step 2, make sure you click all the pets you need included.
At step 3, select any walks. Note the information above re walks.
At step 4, include your message.
2. I kindly ask all dog sitting clients to wash their dog on the day of delivery or if not possible, at least the day before - this is greatly appreciated given they will be staying in a family home.
3. Madpaws will soon build into the booking system additional options to further claify Recommended Service Times per Service Type. They are as follows:
Hosting - Up to 24 Hours
Sitting - Up to 24 Hours
Pet Day Care - Up to 10 Hours
House Visit - 30 minutes per visit
Dog Walk - Up to 1 Hour
Therefore, for example, if you need to book one night, but you will be dropping your dog at 9am on the first day and collecting at 5pm the next day, you will need to book one night of hosting and one day of Pet day care.