Despina R.

Identity Verification
Online Training
Police Check
Administering medication
Fenced garden
Fully Vaccinated
Advanced Sitter Course

Dog minding for dogs under 5kg! ๐Ÿพ (Based: Brighton-le-Sands)

12 repeat guests
116 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
House Visiting, Pet Day Care
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 1 day ago
About Despina
Meet your little dog's new best friend: ME! ๐Ÿ’œ

I care for small dogs only (up to 5kg) so your little bundle of fur will not be intimidated by any larger dogs in the house. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Important note: I only take dogs who are desexed, fully vaccinated, and on strict anti-flea and anti-worm treatment. โญ๏ธ

Iโ€™m police-checked, based in Brighton-le-Sands (Sydney), and will care for your dog like she/he is my own. ๐Ÿ•

I have 24+ yearsโ€™ experience looking after dogs, and am very caring with good leadership skills โ€“ so your dog will feel both loved AND safe. ๐Ÿถ

Check in/check out times are flexible - we can discuss this when we chat. โ˜บ๏ธ

My service includes:

โ€ข On-lead walks
โ€ข Basic grooming (eg. brushing, wiping muddy paws)
โ€ข A bath (BYO shampoo and conditioner)
โ€ข Medication (oral, topical, and intravenous meds)
โ€ข And, last but not least, lots and lots of cuddles! ๐Ÿ’—

I typically don't have more than 4 dogs (including my own) in my care. This means that your dog will not be overwhelmed by having too much company, and I will be able to give her/him plenty of individual attention. ๐ŸŒบ

I will rarely be absent, plus your pooch will have canine company too, as I have a small dog of my own dog, Lily. ๐Ÿพ

Speaking of whom, I diligently give Lily a monthly worm/flea tablet (Nexgard Spectra), and she is up-to-date with her C7 vaccination. (This is a clean, parasite-free house!) โ˜€๏ธ

I live close to dog-friendly parks and beaches, so your dog will have many adventures while staying with me โ€“ and in the car, I will always secure your dog with a doggie seat belt. โœ”๏ธ

My house has a doggie door leading to a small (but VERY secure) courtyard, and your pooch will have access to all areas of the house - including being able to sleep next to my bed at night. Yes, your dog will feel right at home! ๐Ÿ 

Your dog will never be in more responsible and loving care than with me - I promise. ๐Ÿ’•
Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Despina's Home
Small backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Full refund up to 7 days before the booking at 12pm. After which you will pay 50% of the booking.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
116 reviews
Annelisse D.
Pet Hosting - May 6, 2024
Stanley was very happy with his first long stay! I was at ease knowing he was safe and loved with the photo and msg updates :)โ€ฆ
Emma D.
Pet Hosting - Apr 9, 2024
Miaโ€™s second time with Despina & Lily. She had a ball & crashed out hard when she got home ๐Ÿ˜‚ really appreciate the care & love these two sweet ladies provide to their sleepover buddies. Life long friends in the making ! โ€ฆ
Corina Y.
Pet Hosting - Mar 3, 2024
Always, always, always an excellent experience for our beautiful Ruby! ๐Ÿพ We know she is in the best hands when she is with Despina. ๐Ÿ™โ€ฆ
Nicole A.
Pet Hosting - Jan 22, 2024
Despina was fantastic. She took wonderful care of our boy while we were away. We were provided with constant updates and photos and we knew he was in the best of hands. Despina took the dogs out daily for walks and outings and cared for him like he was her own pup. I highly recommend Despina and would have no hesitation using her again. โ€ฆ
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 62 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 84 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 62 / day
House Visiting
$ 84 / visit
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 25 / journey