Hi, my name is Sabine (or Aunty Beenie to my friend’s kids). I am 41 years old and work as a digital project manager for SPCA in New Lynn (a dream job, really for an animal lover like me).
I started pet sitting full time in early 2018 and have been looking after so many wonderful animals since, from small to large dogs, cats and kittens, exotic fish and chickens, native birds and doves.
Animals have always been my passion, having grown up on a lifestyle block with cats and dogs (German Shepherds), chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses and large farm animals. In 2002, after moving to New Zealand I started fostering cats and kittens for the Lonely Miaow Association and have cared for and rehomed over 250 furkids in six years, from neonates to seniors. Currently, I am a neonate foster parent for SPCA and Lonely Miaow, whenever I find time between my house sits.
I am privileged to be able to work from home three days a week so have lots of time to spend with your animals, especially if they require some extra care or like to have someone around. And if your dog is calm, sociable with other dogs and crate-trained I can take her/him to the office once or twice a week as well.
I am confident in giving oral and other medications, and am more than happy to look after elderly animals that need extra care. I am also confident with raw feeding dogs (at the owner's instruction, of course) and fine with large dogs, and dog-reactive dogs and dogs on training schedules (again, I rely on the owner to provide me with details).
I will care for your pets as if they were part of my family and will always be accommodate to any special needs and requests (as aunties do)!
You can expect regular photo updates and I am also happy to look after gardens, water plants, collect mail and do any other household tasks required at no extra cost! If your household is vegetarian or vegan and you prefer not to have specific products in the house, I can accommodate this as well.
Please send me a message so we can discuss your pet sitting needs! I am happy to discuss reducing charges for sits of more than 2 weeks. As I sit full-time I prioritise longer sits as it can become challenging to fill weekdays if only the weekend is booked.
Sabine was an excellent pet sitter, she was amazing with my cat Ross and left my house in immaculate condition and even washed the sheets and towels. Highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to book again, thank you!
Sabine was such a wonderful pet sitter for us, from taking the time to come meet us and keeping us updated. Communicating was easy, she left the house immaculate and most importantly our quite elderly with a more than a few quirks dog was very non phased when we got back which only happens when he's been looked after by family members so we know that means he was really in good hands. We would use Sabine again without hesitation and highly recommend her services.
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