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"caring, Calm & Reliable"

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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD
All services and rates

About helene

I love pets and cannot wait to meet yours!

Since no two pets are the same, I will meet you for an obligation-free meet and greet, to get to know your pet (and we can ask each other any questions).

You will receive multiple daily photos, videos and updates while I'm with your pet/s so you can see the fun that we get up to as it happens!

Most of the finer details will be discussed during the meet-and-greet, so reach out now and we can organise one soon.

Pet Related Experience

After volunteering at the SPCA since early 2018, working as an assistant dog trainer, volunteering at the Kitten Inn and helping pet owners with their cats, dogs, rabbits and mice through Pawshake for a year, I believe that I can offer your pets outstanding care.

Every pet I have looked after has its own personality and interesting quirks, and with that, they hold a special place in my heart. This includes dogs which are fear-aggressive, insecure and easily over-stimulated, cats which won't leave you alone and some that want nothing to do with you.

Dog walker

While you're busy, hard at work, your dog will be out and about enjoying a fun-filled adventure around the parks and trails offered in Wellington.

Walks are a minimum of 30 minutes long and tend to go on for longer, as it's hard to keep track of the time whilst you are out having fun.

I love dogs of all shapes and sizes and am not afraid of a little mud and rain.

Dog Boarding

If you are heading away, let your pet/s enjoy a holiday of their own.

Unlike most dog kennels, where the industry standard is 15 dogs per human carer, you dogs will get plenty of one-on-one attention and their day will be structured to meet their needs.

Another benefit of boarding your dog with me over a kennel is that it is easier for the pets to feel comfortable in the home-like environment.

A day spent here usually includes a long walk in the morning and another adventure later in the day (e.g. another walk, going to the beach, fetch at the dog park) with plenty of playtime and cuddles between.

Your dog will have inside/outside access as they please.

When taking care of your pet/s in my home, the longest they would be left without human company is 4 hours.

House sitter / Dog Sitter / Cat Sitter

If you are heading away, let your pet/s enjoy a staycation with me.

By continuing your pet/s regular routines and allowing them to stay in their happy place - your house, you are minimising any potential stresses or anxieties, that alternatives like a kennel or cattery may bring on.

Your pet/s will get masses of love and attention as well as daily exercise.

Somedays I leave for work for up to 5 hours (including an hour of travel to Northland), for this reason, I ask that your pet/s are comfortable with spending some time without human company.

helene's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD

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
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 NZD

helene 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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Treatment of animals
House Sitting
Keegan, 2021-01-07

Helene was amazing! She looked after our 8 month old German Sheppard and 3 year old cat. Both were very well taken care of and seem happier and healthier than when we left. Would highly recommend.

House Sitting
Tammy, 2020-08-10

Helene has done an excellent job looking after our two old pugs previously so when we went away for two weeks we were very glad she agreed to house sit.

Helene is very responsible and professional. Everyday she sent pictures and updates which were most appreciated. She is easy to communicate with and cares very much for the pets she looks after. She administered their medication, took them to the park and went to the vet for new meds, as required. Pugs are very attention demanding and she sent lots of pictures with them sitting with her.

On our arrival back our house was tidy and orderly.

I would not hesitate to ask her to pet sit again and can highly recommend her.

Thanks, Helene.

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About helene's Home

Accepted pets

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

helene's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Forest


Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
  • Knowledge of positive reinforcement techniques
  • understanding of dog communication
  • Experience with dogs with behavioural problems, including fear-aggression

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems




"caring, Calm & Reliable"

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 NZD for each additional pet
40 NZD
All services and rates
Contact helene

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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