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Kind, Reliable Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

7 repeat guests
29 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
House Visiting, Pet Day Care
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 5 hours ago
About RUTH
Hi, I'm Ruth, an easy-going Scottish/Australian animal lover that is trustworthy, caring and reliable. I would love to help you by exercising your dog and care for your pet when you are unavailable.

Having recently said goodbye to my 10 years old exuberant, goofy, lovable, strong-willed and sometimes anxious Lab/Staffy cross, I decided I could continue to offer love, company and care to your pet, so decided to create this service.

Workwise, I am mostly at home. Our house in Soldiers Hill has a fully enclosed back garden to keep your dog safe. Your dog would be free to roam in and out or curl up on the sofa if that's what they like. They would also get plenty of exercise, as I enjoy getting outdoors!

Your pet(s) well-being is my priority. I only offer one-on-one day care unless dogs are from the same household.

Dogs I have cared for include the laziest to the most energetic, most timid to most friendly, mixed breeds, lively Jack Russells, ball-fixated Kelpies, velcro Cocker Spaniels, gentle Rottweilers, high-spirited Labradors and playful pups.

In the feline world, I have loved and cared for many moggies – the timid, the sociable, the skittish, and the rescue ones that need coaxing and patience. I’ve even escorted a Burmese cat sitting next to me on a flight from Belgium to Israel, she got the window seat 😊.

Although I'm new to Madpaws happy to provide references. I offer in-home visits (good for cats and/or older pets); dog walking services and provide day-care and overnight stays in my own home.

I encourage a meet and greet as this will give us all a chance to see if we fit.

Warm regards,
Children at home
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
RUTH's Home
Large backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Full refund up to 1 day before the booking at 12pm. After which you will pay 50% of the booking.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
29 reviews
Ann R.
Pet Day Care - Mar 17, 2024
Ruth welcolmed Jock into her lovely home and looked after him for the day and into the night I could tell Ruth loves dogs and she sent some great pics of Jock playing ball and resting on the couch! he was very spoiled and was out like a light when we got back to the caravan park. Thank you again Ruth when we're next in Ballarat we hope you're free.
Nicky C.
Pet Hosting - Mar 3, 2024
Ruth was amazing, highly recommend! She took great care of our dog Eddie and sent us photos and updates of how he was going throughout the stay, She was very considerate and accommodating of Eddies needs. We got to enjoy our day as we knew Eddie was in good hands.
Jared S.
Pet Hosting - Jan 21, 2024
Excellent sitter, cared for hatchet very well. Can highly recommend thankyou Ruth!
Joshua A.
Pet Hosting - Jan 16, 2024
Another exceptional stay with Ruth for our girls Lola and Lenù. Lola squealed with excitement when they saw who’s has they were at! Thanks again Ruth!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 101 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 101 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 73 / day
House Visiting
$ 73 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 51 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 15 / journey