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Kate

Qualified Vet Nurse & Canine Training And Behaviour

Auckland
48 times favorited
13 recurring guests
Last booked 7 days ago
Last contacted today
Lives with 4 dogs
Lives with Miniature longhaired dachshund Oswald
Usually responds within one day
9 h ago
Last activity
<6h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Kate is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Kate

I have experience of over 10 years, however, i have been working in the pet care industry for the past 5 years as a volunteer and casually for neighbours.

I hold a pet first aid certificate, vet nursing (both parts) qualification and certificate in canine training and behaviour. I am currently studying via correspondence through the British canine school to add to my knowledge bank.

Through my own pet ownership, studies and work in vet clinics I have gained a range of skills and experience with a wide variety of animals (due to owning and working with). I am confident caring for all species; from cats, dogs, rabbits etc, to more exotic animals such as birds and reptiles!

My own pack consists of two miniature long haired dachshunds, a blind golden Labrador, hunterway X sharpei and boxer . I also have knowledge with parrots I currently own a African grey, galah, Alexandrine and eclectus. My other pets consist of a Flemish giant rabbit and two guinea pigs.

I am confident in giving oral and injectable medications, competent in pet first aid and due to being a vet nurse I am able to quickly recognise any signs of illness and injury and take action when necessary. I understand the different needs and requirements of younger vs elderly animals and have a great understanding of animal behavioural, behavioural issues and how to manage these. I have looked after deaf and blind cats and dogs.

-I am willing to do a free meet and greet. This will allow you to ask me questions etc. No question is silly!

- I have a fixed price for walks. I decide the length due to the dogs' needs. This is important as different dogs need different stimulation. The minimum walk period is 45minutes. However, for dogs that are higher energy, I extend this to up to 1 hour 30 minutes at no extra cost to fury friends owners. Dog walks consists of smelling, cardio and agility if the dog takes an interest. I also teach basic manners on walks if I pick up on anything. I love going the extra mile even if that means a longer walk or more time at the dog park (no extra charge applicable)

- House visits are 30minutes in length. They consist of feeding, watering, exercising, and toileting dogs. For cats it consists of feeding watering, playing and checking litter box. These are available morning, afternoon and evenings.

- House sits I am with the dog or cat the majority of the time. I might just pop out to the local shops to get food etc. This maybe an hour or two. If dogs are used to having owners gone for a period of the day I can pop out during that time so dogs don’t get used to someone being there all the time.

- I am very flexible and like spending as much time with your furry friend. NO Matter the time over the base time, the base rate applies.

Servicing-

West Auckland- Swanson, ranui, waitakere, Massey, west harbour, hobsonville point, glen eden, glendene, kelston, new lynn etc..

north west - Kumeu, whenupai, huapai, muriwai, riverhead etc

North- greenhithe, beach haven, Rosedale, Albany, etc

Central- western springs, pt chev, mt Albert, mt Eden, onehunga, ponsonby etc

Kate's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 NZD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 NZD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 NZD
/night

Kate also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Dog Walking
Sonya, 2021-12-06

Dusky was very happy, thanks Kate!

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Home Visits
Ricci, 2021-11-12

Fantastic fur baby nanny 💛 Kate shares pictures and updates throughout the day and always provides wee Basil with so much kindness & support. We are so very grateful that you are available to take care of Basil when we have to go to work. Your experience & depth of knowledge mean we never have to worry when we need to leave our little boy in your expert care - we can’t thank you enough superstar.

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Availability

Kate's Pets

Missy
Labrador
Cola
Hunterway x shapei
Melody
Miniature long haired dachshund
Oswald
Miniature longhaired dachshund

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

I hold a pet first aid certificate, vet nursing (both parts) qualification and certificate in canine training and behaviour.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Kate

Kate

Qualified Vet Nurse & Canine Training And Behaviour

Auckland
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Kate is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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