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Rachel

Vet Student And Mum Duo!

Nikau valley
2 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Jack Russell Chihuahua Scout
5w ago
Last activity
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
20 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Rachel

Every day is one long pet parade for me and my 23-year-old daughter Erin. :-) We currently have a Jack Russell-Chihuahua cross, two cats, four chickens (over ten years old), a raft of adopted ducks, and two horses. Life is all about them!

Even better, Erin is in her fifth and final year of the veterinary program at Massey, so her future with animals is assured. She volunteered at the Waikanae SPCA for several years and is a competitive horse rider as well.

Erin spends as much of her summer and term breaks as possible caring for animals of all shapes, sizes, and sounds, whether for daily visits or while housesitting. In previous summers she has housesat on lifestyle blocks, taking care of horses, cats, and dogs, and even moving livestock. Meanwhile, I work from home as a freelance editor, and I love taking regular breaks to get my pet fix. I'm usually off to the paddock twice a day, with stops to walk our dog along the river or the beach.

Between the two of us, Erin and I are happy to offer reliable, flexible, and attentive in-home visits with play time, cuddles, and feeding as desired. We also can exercise your dog with 30-minute local walks and provide some basic training, always, always using positive reinforcement.

We know it can be very stressful to entrust your pets to someone else's care, but we consider it our privilege and our pleasure to give every animal we meet the affection and care they deserve. We hope we can help out you and your pets when you need it. Thank you. :-)

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

Rachel also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Dog Walking
Kate, 2020-03-17

Rachel is fantastic! Very quick communication and incredibly flexible with bookings. Also love the updates I get after each walk. I am confident that our dog is not only being walked but also being trained as well as having a fantastic time 😊

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Dog Walking
Julie, 2020-02-27

Rachel is brilliant with my 7 month old puppy Murphy. Murphy loves her and looks forward to his walks and I can relax knowing that he is in safe hands. Highly recommended.

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Rachel's Pets

Scout
Jack Russell Chihuahua

Skills

Specific Skills

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

Erin: BVSc Veterinary Student, Massey University, fourth year

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer

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Rachel

Rachel

Vet Student And Mum Duo!

Nikau valley
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
20 NZD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Rachel

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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