Hey! I am a stay at home mum in Stanmore Bay and would love to look after your pets! We usually only take one booking at a time (max 2 bookings when there are date crossovers) so you can be sure your pet is getting lots of attention and you will get lots of updates!
I live with my husband (High School Teacher) and my baby boy, who is 15 months old. As I am a stay at home mum I rarely leave the house for more than a few hours at a time and have a very flexible schedule so am able to spend a lot of time with your pet. We have a fully fenced, decent sized back lawn and can provide a small - medium sized kennel. Your pet can sleep inside if they are fully house trained! Our house is situated on a reserve which provides awesome areas for dog walking and exploring as well as being within walking distance of the beach. Bubs and I love to go walking most days - he loves animals and is very gentle with them! I have always believed kids need animals in their lives but we are unfortunately unable to have one of our own at present so I figure having other dogs and animals coming to stay is a pretty close substitute! Your pet will be treated as one of the family and we miss our previous 'guests' when they go home.
As a child I desperately wanted pets, particularly a dog. I once rescued a rabbit called Snowy at around 10 years old which I was allowed to keep and after much begging my parents got a dog for us all! He was a Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) called Sparkie. We then moved to a lifestyle block (my dream come true) and I enjoyed raising calves in my teenage years. I have cared for my own pets as a child/teenager, the pets of the families I have nannied for (including overnight) as well as having cared for dogs already through Pawshake (see reviews). I have also been a nanny for many years so understand what it is like to look after someone so precious! I am good at following instructions/routine and can provide a very loving home.
Animals must be house trained (or stay outside), fully vaccinated, flea-free and child-friendly. We have a smoke-free, clean home. New pets need to have a meet and greet prior to booking to ensure a good fit. If my calendar is marked as unavailable for some of your dates, please still enquire as it may be a small crossover with another booking.
Please note I no longer provide day care options and am not accepting any new puppies at present. However if your doggie has already stayed with us please still get in touch, we would love to have them back!
Looking forward to meeting you! Christie
Christie did a great job looking after my mini schnauzer, Gus. He was always very happy when I dropped him off and picked him up. It was great to see all the things that he got up to during the day, as Christie regularly sent me pictures. I would highly recommend Christie’s services - and I am sure Gus would love to go back for a visit!
Christie is super friendly, helpful and attentive dog caretaker. My doggy Moon has been well looked after, and have a ball staying overnight x2 with Christie, and her lovely cute baby. Her home is dog prove & baby prove nicely =] Christie has great patience and attention to all my dog's requirements, I'd recommend her service for anyone in Orewa/Whangerpoa area if you need a break from doggy care. Sam x Moon Paws
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