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The Dog Minder

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Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Golden retriever Reggie
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
30 NZD for each additional pet
50 NZD
All services and rates

About Claire

Hello, I am Claire who has an 9-year-old Golden Retriever called Reggie who lives with me and my partner.

Reggie is a ‘people person dog'. To us, not just a pet but entirely part of our family; so we understand the desire to have your dog stay in a loving home and not a kennel.

Reggie loves other dogs but is still very independent, so your pup will not get stressed out by a rambunctious dog!

We usually look after friends’ dogs when needed and we thought “hey why not open our home to others, while their ‘pet parents' are at work or away”.

We typically go on adventures like bush, beach, park walks every day (once or twice a day) - I personally enjoy these walks myself, having dogs with me is a bonus!

The services I offer:

Dog walking:

I will come & collect your dog up from your home, do the walk and bring him/ her back to your home.

I am flexible and can work around your schedule daily (if not already booked).

I am happy to play fetch, go for a jog (I am a runner, so I can keep up), or take your pup on a very chill walk depending on what's needed - walks are 1 hour once a day.

Home visits:

I will pop into your home and spend up to 1 hour per day with your pet (this includes a walk if required/ needed).

Doggy daycare/ boarding (overnight):

We are happy to have your pup stay with us for the day and/ or in the evening.

We live in a secured, fully fenced property and are located just 15 minutes walk from Meola Reef dog park.

Your dog will be safe, loved, and have lots of attention. I work from home every day, your pup will be supervised 24/7.

Extra Information:

Your dog will need to be toilet trained when staying with us, there are plenty of poop spaces outside.

We can follow your guide on whether your dog sleeps inside or out but please bring clean bedding

Please bring your pet's food with you on the day and if required any medication, we are happy to administer your dog's medical needs.

As you know your pet better than we do, please bring along any favourite bones/toys or a blanket if needed, we always have plenty of treats in the house!

Please advise if your pup has special dietary requirements (allergies).

Please ensure that your dog is freshly bathed and has an up-to-date worm, flea treatment, and vaccines.

If while we go on adventures your dog gets very muddy or dirty (we are used to Reggie coming home black!) I will bathe him/ her.

So if you are heading away or are busy with work and your fur-baby cannot join you, I would be really happy to take care of him/ her, whether it is just for a walk, a day's stay, an overnight puppy sleepover, or even longer-term. Please get in touch with me, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you and your fur-baby.

Claire and Co.

Claire's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
30 NZD for each additional pet
50 NZD
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
20 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
15 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
30 NZD
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 NZD

Claire also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards


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Treatment of animals
Doggy Day Care
Cate, 2021-06-14

Claire was lovely with our wee puppy. Very conscientious and great communication. Her place is also ideally located next to Meola Reef Park, so a lovely space for the doggies to play. Thanks, Claire!

Doggy Day Care
Issy, 2021-06-11

We are so pleased to have met Claire - she has been amazing with our 6 month old big puppy. Claire was especially patient and intuitive with dealing with our dog wearing the cone, because she has just been speyed.

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Claire's Pets

Golden retriever

About Claire's Home

Accepted pets

< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Claire's home

A large outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Forest


Specific Skills

I speak English & French
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Can Administer

Oral medications




The Dog Minder

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
30 NZD for each additional pet
50 NZD
All services and rates
Contact Claire

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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