Hi, I'm Fiona. I am a dog owner currently between dogs, since saying goodbye to our two Ridgebacks
Impy and Khyber, who passed within 3 months of each other at age 11, and 11 and a half.
I've been pet sitting for friends recently and thought I would offer my services to others here in Dunedin too.
I think our pets are happier in their own home when their owners have to go away, so in-house pet sitting is what I offer as a primary service. This can be full stay or a mix of staying over and checking in (for cats).
Mostly I do weekends or up to 5 day stays. Anything longer would be for established clients where I have a good rapport with the animals.
Weekend pet sitting: I will stay overnight and spend the majority of the time with your pet.
Weekdays: Because I work for myself I can be flexible with the hours I spend at your place, depending on the levels of company they are used to - particularly for dogs; I will arrange my workday to be working from your home, with absences of 2-3 hours maximum.
Pet sitting includes their typical walks for dogs and quality playtime for all pets as per their needs.
Ideally, I will be able to meet you and your pets and get a walk-through of routines etc at your place before I turn up to sit.
length and pace of walk matched to your dog's abilities. Average times 30 minutes - 1 hour.
- I will walk your dogs on their normal routes or at their favourite local beach or park - always on the lead and if I feel confident they will be safe (e.g. if there are a high number of other dogs off-leash I may choose a different route).
Home Visits (1-2 per day):
I'll maintain your pets' routines as much as possible to help them feel as settled as possible. I can play with them or leave them be, whatever level of interaction they choose.
Time spent at your home / interacting with your pets: minimum of 1 hour per visit, longer if needed.
A typical drop-in for a dog could include a walk, then feeding, changing their water, then I'd spend an hour just chiiling with them - some quiet time checking emails while they settle down for a nap. A second visit may mean letting them out for a sniff around the garden, some play and pats, some company to break up the day.
Example client: 1. someone whose work keeps them away all day and they want someone calling in to break up the loneliness of the day. 2.
A dog owner who has 1-2 days a week where they start ealry or can't get home until later and wants to make sure the dog is not left confined/ alone longer than usual, and gets out for a play/walk at their usual time.
Orion loves walking with Fiona and the photo updates are great ☺
Fiona did a fab job. Returned to some very chill and happy cats and dogs. Thank you so much!
Can supply referees from pet sitting assignments in 2020 on request.
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