Hi my name is Natasha, I am 31 years old and I am currently completing a PhD in Biotechnology where my focus is on improving fertility of endangered species. I am available for dog walking in Herne Bay/Ponsonby/Grey Lynn area as well as pet sitting (at your house). I can also provide puppy training and babysitting services.
Dog walking: I am of excellent fitness and would love to take your dog on regular runs around the nearby bush tracks, beaches, and parks. Each walk/run is for 1 hour minimum, and will generally be longer. I am happy to come and meet you and your dog at no charge. Please note that I am based in Ponsonby and would prefer to walk local dogs. If you are not based in this area please understand that I am not able to pick up/drop off during peak hours and I would like to limit my commute to your home to 15 mins one way.
Pet sitting: I have looked after pets in peoples homes in Canada, Australia and New Zealand for a periods ranging from 1 week to 3 months. My priority is to keep your pup happy and mentally stimulated. I will ensure I interact and play with your dog throughout the day and take them on a 1 hour walk (minimum) each day. I often go on longer bush walks and trips to the beach. I am very respectful of the homes I stay in and ensure they are immaculate for owners to come home to. I am happy to also water gardens, mow lawns and any thing else that may be required. I send photo and video updates each day so you can feel at ease with knowing that your pooch is happy and in safe hands.
I can't say enough good things about Natasha. From the first point of contact she was an absolute professional -accesible, accommodating and kept in regular contact despite being on holiday. We needed a house sitter for our very young kitten and Natasha confirmed her availability at very short notice and provided the reassurance we were looking for. The service was above and beyond what we expected. Natasha respected what we needed and was kind and courteous. She looked after our kitten so well and kept us updated regularly with pictures and anecdotes. We fee very satisfied and will be recommending her to family and friends. We look forward to using her again to look after Otto 🐱 ♥.
Natasha was amazing. She was a great communicator and sent video and photo updates. Can’t recommend Natasha enough!
Picture 1: Coco and Banjo are 9 month old poochi puppies (poodle/chihuahua) who i walked 5-6 times a week for 4 months in Austrailia. We went on 5-8 km runs around the coast in Sydney. I also house sat / puppy sat Coco and Banjo for 1 month over the new year break. Coco and Banjo learnt to sit, lay down, come, stay and fetch.
Picture 2 and 3: Luna is a 12 week old german pointer who i house sat / pet sat for a week over the easter break. We went on bush walks in Trelissick Park near her home in Wadestown and to Lyall bay to meet other dogs and go for a swim! Luna even enjoyed going to the Sunday veggie market on Willis where she chased all the onion skins that were flying around in the wind! Luna was a really quick learner and over the week got much better with sitting, coming and laying down, she also learnt to stay and fetch. We also practiced loose lead walking which improved lots over the week. Luna has also come to stay with me and we have gone for runs in the Botanical Gardens and up Mount Vic!
Picture 4: Nala is a 9 month old Newfoundland puppy who i have recently looked after for a few days along with her 1 year old brother Gabboo. We mostly just chilled out at their house as they were both recovering from surgery. Nala in particular gets very excited when it comes to treats and wholeheartedly thumps herself onto the floor when asked to lay down! Nala and Gabboo were very affectionate and I often got lost in their cuddles! So much fur!!
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