Matthias

Experienced pet care, especially larger breeds

Christchurch
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
15 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Matthias

Hi there! Do you have a dog who loves exploring the hills? Or perhaps a sweet cat who cant wait to find the next spot to soak up the sun? You've just found the person to shower them with love and affection!

I'm a young professional based in Christchurch. Currently unemployed after being made redunant. I try to spend as much time outdoors. A good chunk of my life was spent around animals. I've grown up around large dogs and multiple cats from when I was little to the time I left home at 20 years. After moving to New Zealand and starting professional life, I have been renting my home which means I cannot have my own animals, so I thought I'd give Pawshake a go. This is an ideal way of still getting to hang out with animals, while helping out other people look after their beloved pets while they are away.  

You can rest assured I will take good care of your home, as well as your pets. I enjoy going for walks and would happily take your dog on a morning, midday, and evening walk during weekdays (now I'm unemployed I can go for long day walks too, if your dog is able to handle that). I have done house and pet sitting before over the last 10 years, just not through Pawshake. They were usually friends wanting someone to watch their home and pets while they were away. 

I'm happy to house sit both short and long term, whether it's just overnight or for multiple weeks. I'm very capable in caring for cats and dogs. Administering tablet form medications are absolutely fine, but I have no experience with injectables or otherwise. After I leave, you will find your house as if you'd never been away with basic housekeeping complete, plants alive, mail brought in, rubbish dealt with, and most importantly you'll have happy pets!

I am used to big dogs, and have grown up with them (Bernese Mountaindog and Sarplaninac) so I know my around them. Smaller dogs are not an issue either! 

Please be in touch, I have availability almost always.

Matthias's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 NZD for each additional pet
15 NZD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 NZD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
25 NZD
/day

Matthias also offers

Grooming

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Home Visits
Mary, 2024-05-15

Matthias was really good with our pup 🙂

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House Sitting
Katie, 2023-01-05

Matthias was lovely to deal with and had a relaxed manner around our dog. We came home to a clean tidy house and a happy dog. Would absolutely recommend Matthias.

Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Dutch & German
+5 years of experience

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer

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Matthias

Matthias

Experienced pet care, especially larger breeds

Christchurch
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
15 NZD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Matthias

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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