Please read to find out what services I offer. All prices are negotiable. Public holidays have a 10% holiday fee on top of normal price.
I am a genuine animal lover and have been travelling Australia while pet sitting for the last year. I really love getting to know each individual animal and having had various pets over the past I know how valuable our relationships with them are and how difficult it would be to leave your beloved furry or feathery friend in the care of a stranger and that is why I will do my upmost to update you so you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved on is in good care, happy and appreciated.
I have had over 25 years of caring for my own pets and livestock, as well as those of friends, family and word of mouth/referrals and via pet sitting sites. Pets I have had experience looking after:
Cats, dogs, birds, horses, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, parrots, peacocks, geese, ducks, pigs…and I am sure that we can work something out if you need care for an animal I haven’t listed.
* After you make a Booking Enquiry, we start with a Meet & Greet either at your or my home. If we get along then I approve the booking and you pay to reserve your spot.
*For bookings of 7 days or more you get a 5% discount, depending on the service booked ( plus further discounts for longer bookings of 14 days, or more)
* If you choose additional services you will also get a discount on those services.
*Repeat Customers (having booked me twice previously) will receive a bonus 10% discount on ALL future bookings.
*Fuel Surcharge: This applies if you life more than 10km’s from Strathfieldsaye Fire Station. The fuel surcharge will be applied for every km over 10km, calculated from Strathfieldsaye Fire station to your home, then back to Strathfieldsaye Fire Station again. This will be calculated at the meet-n-greet if new customer, or before approval if repeat customer. The surcharge is $0.50c PER KM TO and FROM the booking. For eg 1: you are 16km from me, house sit. Fuel Surcharge will be $6 extra per night. ($3 TO & $3 FROM = $6.) For eg 2: you are 16km from me, house visit (2 visits a day). Fuel Surcharge will be $12 per day. ($3 TO & $3 FROM = $6 x 2) (If you are a repeat customer your 10% discount does not include the cost of the fuel surcharge. The 10% discount will be applied before the fuel surcharge is added to your booking total)
About my services:
(These can be adjusted to suit us both, I may have forgotten something)
* Pet Hosting (Your pet stays at my home) Please make sure your dogs are bathed before they are dropped off to me. All dogs must be desexed if they are being dropped off. Price starts at $25 per NIGHT. If days are required, that will be extra. Dogs will be inside or outside as arranged during the night and will play in our large fenced back yard during the day. You will need to provide their food.
Other small pets ( guinea pigs, rats, mice, bunnies, etc ) are welcome, but they must have their own cage etc. Pick Up and Drop Off can be arranged at Pet Taxi prices.
* Pet/House Sitting ( I stay the night/s in your home) Booking Discounts: 7 or more days 5% - 14 or more days 10%. Included with this service - I will water your garden, bring in your mail and put out your bins. If you have pets then play and snuggles are a must. You will also receive a discount on walking if you choose it. (You don’t have to have a pet to use this service, if you just want to keep your house safer.)
* House/Pet Visiting (this is where I visit your home to feed your pets during the day, 1/2hr visits) Price includes 2 visits per day. Booking Discounts: 7 or more days 5% - 14 or more days 10%. If you only require 1 visit per day, the price drops by $10. (This will be manually adjusted after you place the booking and we have the meet & greet.) Included with this service - I will water your garden, bring in your mail and put out the bins. If you have pets then play and snuggles are a must. You will also receive a discount on walking if you chose it. Again, you don’t have to have a pet to use this service, if you just want to keep your house safer, while traveling.
* Pet Day Care (In my or your home). Booking Discounts: 7 or more days 5% - 14 or more days 10%. This service is offered between 9.30 am and 2.30 pm in your home, any time in mine. You will also receive a discount on walking with lots of cuddles and play time if you chose it.
* Dog Walking (Your home area) Walks are for approximately 1/2 an hour. 2 small to medium or 1 large dog per walk. Must be on a Leash.
* Pet Taxi (price starts at $20) I can PICK UP and DROP OFF your pets to and from your home to places such as the vets, groomers and more. Emergency and pre-planned trips available. I am based in Strathfieldsaye. 1 Pick up and 1 drop off in Strathfieldsaye is $10. 1 pick up in Strathfieldsaye and drop off elsewhere (no more than 10km from KF) is $20. 1 Pick up (no more than 10 km from Strathfieldsaye) and drop off (no more than 10 km from KF) is $30. If pick up and or drop off is more than 10 km from Strathfieldsaye, then price will be $30 plus $1 per km (distance calculated from 10Km from Strathfieldsaye)
* Medication I am also adept at giving medications and doing general check-ups, as well as being pretty nifty and switched on when it comes to thinking quickly should anything come up.
* Cats I will only look after your cat in your home. I think this is much kinder on them than taking them somewhere they are unfamiliar with.
If I have forgotten to mention something here, please just ask, I am sure we can work something out. I believe that life is what you make it and we all deserve to live a life that we love.
I've got an abundance of excellent references and if you like what you are reading and you are curious to find out more please feel free to make a booking enquiry so we can chat further and arrange a meet & greet.
Kindly, :) Nina...
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.