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Linda

Home Based Pet Sitting

Clive
4 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last active 2 days ago
Lives with 1 dog and 2 cats
Lives with foxy x Jack
Usually responds within one day
<15h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Linda

hi, I am NZQA qualified in animal care and Psychology. i love pets and have a elderly dog named jack who stays behind a lot of the time at my house because he’s not good with change and often doesn’t like eating away from home. . and two cats think and bell who are seniors themselves.

every dog in my care is well loved, will be spoiled rotten to the point they don’t miss u expect during at night.

all home visits for cats and other pets will be given all the TLC they want with me going the extra mile to make sure they are happy, safe and your house is safe. I give text messages of arrival and departure with photo messages of proof of been there while I’m on section dogs will be given a walk and a quick walk if needed and cats will get loads of attention. Curtains and blinds will be closed and opened everyday for two visits per day and if owners want it. All pet food will replace and disposed of correctly at each visit with there bowls cleaned and water refreshed. So you come home to happy clean house.

Dogs walking 1-2 walks a day from 10 minutes- 2 hours we go to the local dog parks for on lead only fun. Dogs can be walked in a groups of 4 or on there own. Some dogs will be allowed of lead depending on the area and the dog.

Linda'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
25 NZD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 NZD for two visits a day
30 NZD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 NZD
/night

Linda also offers

Dog training
Grooming
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 Boarding
Pamela, 2020-08-09

Thanks to Linda sending me messages and photos I could see that my puppy was in good hands and I could enjoy my holiday.

Thank you Linda!

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Home Visits
Sophie, 2020-01-22

I was not happy at all with the service from this sitter. I messaged her based on the reviews she has received and the promises she made in her profile that such as "every dog in my care is treated [as] my own" and "all home visits for cats and other pets will be given all the TLC they want with me going the extra mile to make sure they are happy, safe and your house is safe". After messaging her and explaining my needs for all my animals she responded quickly saying that she was happy to do the job. After she came out and visited with all the animals and I showed her what was required she accepted the job saying she was "looking forward to taking care of your farm". I said that is great and booked her.

However, upon my return home I found she left my dogs and chickens grossly underfed (she fed them 1/4 what they usually get fed each day), that she broke my garage door and that she came inside my house without contacting me first to get my permission (I was contactable the whole time by both phone and Pawshake the whole time I was away) and left a mess. This is despite the fact that I put out everything she needed to complete the job in plain sight (food, containers etc) with a clear set of instructions that I both messaged to her and printed out (again, I was contactable by phone if she had any questions). While I was away I got minimal feedback about how my animals were (and even then I had to chase her for these updates) and heard nothing from her when the booking ended.

Instead of coming home to happy animals, I came home from holiday to hungry animals, broken property and a mess. I will not be using this sitter again.

Please note that before posting this, I messaged the sitter about my concerns but was unhappy with her responses.

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Availability

Linda's Pets

Jack
foxy x
Tinker bell
Cat
Bella
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

i have been looking after dogs for over 10 years

i a pro at dog with food allergies, and sometimes am able to help owners find the reason behind an itchy dog.

i have a qualification in animal care and psychology

i have a passion for herbal meds in pet health.

every dog at end of stay is given a bath or a tidy up groom so there all nice and clean look for the human parent/ owners

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<15h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2d ago
Last activity
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Linda

Linda

Home Based Pet Sitting

Clive
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Linda

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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