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Linda

Home Based Pet Sitting

Clive
4 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last active 9 days ago
Lives with 3 dogs and 2 cats
Lives with Staffy x Dingo
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
25 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD
/night
All services and rates

About Linda

hi, I am NZQA qualified in animal care and Psychology. i love pets 2 friendly dogs ruby and jack who enjoy making friends and another not great with introductions ( dingo) due to trust of unknown people and has a few issues we are working fast on but fasts becomes their mates on walks, and is normally the one they bond with the fastest,

as we have 2 cats Bella ( white) and tink ( fluffy cat) All dogs must tolerate and not touch the cats for their safety

every dog in my care is treated my own.

has access to a fully fenced backyard, will be allowed to sleep or crashes were ever he or she wants. no dog in my care, every dog gets a bed to call their own while staying.

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

Dogs staying get 2-3 walks a day from 10 minutes- 2 hours weather depending at a time and new location for 2nd walk every day.

Dogs have beds and more beds all

Over the house inside and outside. A dog pool in summer and on wArm days, two banana boxes full of toys

Due to some dogs been bad And hurting my cats I only take dogs at mine who leave cats alone.

PLEASE NOTE: Only available for pet feeding on dates I’ve block of. Though dec-jan

Linda's services

At the sitter's home

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

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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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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Dog Boarding
Janet, 2019-12-29

Our dog Ted has been very spoilt by Linda. He has had some amazing walk experiences. Linda kept us up to date every day with photos and messages. We are so appreciative of all of her kindness and caring. 🐶🤗

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Availability

Linda's Pets

Ruby
mini rhodesian ridgeback x
Jack
foxy x
Tinker bell
Cat
Bella
Cat
Dingo
Staffy x

About Linda's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Linda's home

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

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Country side

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

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
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Linda

Linda

Home Based Pet Sitting

Clive
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
25 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD
/night
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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