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Tessa

Animal Lover With A Flexible Schedule Who Works From Home.

Palmerston north
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD
/night
All services and rates

About Tessa

My name is Tessa and I live with my husband David only a short 5min walk away from the riverside walkway in Palmy.

We are very active people who love to go for runs, hikes, and walks on the beach. If your dog is up for it we would love to take him or her with us :) I work from home so I have full flexibility during the week/weekend to care for your beloved pet as required.

When they come to stay with us they are a full member of our family and will come with us on adventures where possible.

The only reason that we do not have animals of our own is the fact that we travel a lot and we don't want our beloved animals to be home alone, the reasons you are on our profile right now are probably similar. We understand how much you love your pets and we will try and do our best to stick to their routine and daily lives when you are away.

When living in Auckland we were foster parents for the SPCA and for Saving Hope and were blessed to be looking after kittens and puppies until they found their forever home. In the Netherlands, where I lived before moving here I was also a pet sitter for dogs on this same service and loved every puppy or grown-up fur child that walked through my door. And now we would love to care for your animal too!

About My Services:

What's included in the services I offer?

>> How long are the dog walks or how many do I offer per day etc? It will depend on the needs of your dog. For senior dogs and pups, the walks might just be around the block or at the park. For healthy adult dogs, the walks will be 30 min - 1 hour per walk. Depending on the dogs' fitness level we can also run them alongside the bike.

If you hire me to walk your dog I will visit when works best for you and your pet(s) schedule. If you would like them walked more often or they require full-time care, please book an in-home service, daycare, or boarding.

>> How much time can I usually spend with your pet(s) on a daily basis?

At my home: When they come to use they are free to roam the garden/house and have direct access to my office. I take a break about every 90 minutes to give them some TLC with at least two walks per day.

>> Dog walk/visit: If I visit your pet(s) I will make sure I spend at least 45min with them. Also happy to feed or administer oral medicine while I'm there.

>> What is our home like? We are a couple, have no children, and no other pets, and stay 5 minutes walking distance away from the river walkway. We have an open-plan lounge/kitchen with access to my office. The garden doors are usually open as well. As you can see from the photo's the garden area is quite large and nice and grassy.

>> Where are my pets allowed to sleep? They are a part of our family when they come to stay so they are welcome to sleep in the living room or in their own beds on the bedroom floor. Sometimes I can convince David to allow morning snuggles on the bed :)

Backyard: Fully fenced with safe and secure gates.

*HOUSE SITTING: Includes occasional trips on dog-friendly hikes and beaches (in addition to regular walks) if applicable I can retrieve your mail, take out trash/recycling, water your garden, and any other needs your home may require.

*DAILY updates and pictures are provided with each booking if you'd like to stay in the loop :)

Please let me know if you want more details or information!

Can't wait to meet you and your pet(s)!

Kind regards,

Tessa and David

Tessa's services

At the sitter's home

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

At your home

House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
40 NZD
/night

Tessa also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Dog Boarding
Moana, 2021-12-06

Thank you so much again to the both of you Tessa! Love knowing Koda's having the best time with you guys and could not recommend you enough. She absolutely loves it with you guys and always super easy to communicate with. Will always be our first choice when in town and can't wait till the next time :)

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House Sitting
Sofoulla, 2021-11-28

We could not have hoped for a better house sitter for our 13 week old puppy. Tessa was an absolute star and with so much knowledge and experience to share. Tessa is a natural and our Phoenix was so comfortable with her. Would not hesitate to recommend Tessa to anyone and we look forward to seeing her again soon.

Many thanks again to both Tessa and her husband Dave. You guys are awesome!!! :)

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About Tessa's Home

Accepted pets

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

Tessa's home

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

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Dutch
< 5 years of experience
When we lived in Auckland we were foster parents for Saving Hope (puppies) and the SPCA feline department (Adult cats and kittens) When living in the Netherlands I was also a Pawshake sitter and have had both puppies and adult dogs in my care for multiple days at a time.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Tessa

Tessa

Animal Lover With A Flexible Schedule Who Works From Home.

Palmerston north
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Tessa

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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