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Lucy

Animal deprived uni student looking for companions!

Palmerston North
6 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Last booked 9 days ago
Last contacted today
Lives with 2 dogs and 1 cat
Lives with Border Collie x Huntaway Nugget & Natcho
21 h ago
Last activity
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 NZD for each additional pet
20 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Lucy

Hi!

My name is Lucy and I am 20 years old. I grew up in Wellington and spent all of my spare time with my pets and helping others walk and train their dogs. I used to compete in agility with my three border collie crosses before I moved up to Palmy after highschool for university. I am currently in my third year of Animal Science: Breeding and Genetics at Massey Universtiy. 

I have plenty of experience with all kinds of animal and have been doing housesitting, dog walking, and training for multiple years. Growing up we had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs & fish. Unfortunately, as I live in a non-pet friendly flat I am unable to do home stays. One of my main reasons for wanting to begin housesitting again is how much I miss my own dogs back home! I have had to compensate and now have 4x fish tanks and frogs in the flat to attempt to make up for the lack of cats and dogs - its definetly not the same. 

I am very confident around all kinds of dogs and as one of my dogs is reactive I am used to managing that as well. I am free for housesitting any day of the week and will happily stay for long lengths of time. Whilst in your home I can water any plants, bring in the mail, put bins out and anything else to make it easy for you once you return! Whilst you’re away you dog will get at least one walk a day and I’m happy to do some training as well to brush up on their manners. I am also experienced in giving medication to both cats and dogs. During home visits I will make sure to actually spend some time hanging out with your pets so it’s not just a drop by to put food in their bowl. I do have a part time job on Saturday 9-5:30 so am unavailable to do walks during these times. I am more than happy to still housesit over the weekend but please be aware your pet will be alone for that period of time (unless close to the plaza and I can go back at lunch)

 Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Lucy's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 NZD for each additional pet
20 NZD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 NZD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 NZD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
40 NZD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.
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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House Sitting
Raylene, 2022-07-24

Lucy did a week-long home stay for us & we came home to the house looking exactly as we left it which was pleasing. There was good communication while we were away & the animals seemed happy when we returned.

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Dog Walking
La'a, 2022-07-16

Toby is a high energy dog and is very expressive, but nothing seemed to phase her which was a huge tick for me. Toby was very happy when he returned from his walk. Thanks Lucy you’re a gem!

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Availability

Lucy's Pets

Cino
Border Collie X Heading Dog
Nugget & Natcho
Border Collie x Huntaway
maisie
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I joined a dog training club 8 years ago and never looked back! I love investing time into learning training techniques and being able to see them in play with peoples dogs that I am lucky enough to work with whilst away from my own. I am also currently spending several hours a week up at the canine unit at Massey helping with training the dogs.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Lucy

Lucy

Animal deprived uni student looking for companions!

Palmerston North
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 NZD for each additional pet
20 NZD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Lucy

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.
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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