110% committed to your animals and home :)
55, Retired. Now a full-time Pet/Home Sitter. Animal Lover!
* COVID-19 CHANGES: Currently only pet/home/property sitting within Queensland, specifically within areas that have not been designated as Coronavirus 'hotspots'.
Stay safe everyone! x
Greeting pet/home owners! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I will do my best to paint a picture of myself and my experience in order to assist you with making a decision as to whether or not I suit your requirements.
I am a mature (55), responsible woman who has been pet/home sitting on a full-time basis for just over two years now. What began as an experimental adventure has evolved into a passion and a way of life that I thoroughly enjoy. I approach my pet/home sitting with the same professionalism that I always employed throughout my (paid) working life and the rewards are immense. I have had the privilege of spending time/forming relationships with so many precious animals and this has created some treasured memories for me. I've travelled to places that I would never have otherwise seen and I have met some truly wonderful pet/home owners.
At the foot of my profile you can browse reviews that have been very kindly left for me by some of these people, those who engaged my services via this website. (I do have more reviews from further clients that have been left on another platform that I use).
I am an excellent housekeeper, but my true love is the animals. I know this because, when travelling to every sit, whether it's a return sit to animals who I already know, or a first-time sit, I feel so excited to see/meet them! I have been surrounded by animals for my entire life and I really can't imagine life without them. I feel that I have a great natural affinity with animals.. hopefully the feeling's mutual!
On a personal level, I am very friendly, reliable, ethical, practical, capable, honest and extremely compassionate. I value privacy and will respect yours. I do not ever invite friends/family into your home, ever. While it is not a paid pastime, I see my pet/home sitting as a 'job' and I conduct myself accordingly. I pass no judgement re how others choose to live their lives.. if their animals are well-loved and cared for, that's good enough for me.
I am very much a homebody and I work on a casual basis (online) from home, so I am a constant presence at your property for security purposes. This also means that I am a full-time reassuring friend for your animal family - providing them with all of the care, company and attention that they deserve. I am contactable 24/7 and I love to forward regular photos/videos for your peace of mind. All instructions given re routines, security, household, garden and animal care are followed to the letter.
I am acutely aware of what an exercise in trust it is to leave that which is closest to most people's hearts, their animals and their home, in the care of a stranger.
I have always had dogs, cats and while my three, (now adult), children were growing up, of course we had the usual parade of chooks, ducks, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, birds, horses, donkeys and fish.. pet rats even! I have had my own horses from a young age, with the odd break here and there when life (children!) got in the way. I dabbled in Dressage, had a bit of a foray into Racing and tailed off in later years with some Western Riding. In my youth I did work on cattle/sheep properties, but having been given two orphaned lambs to raise in recent years, I have also discovered what a joy that they too can be as pets! I'm confident and happy to care for pretty much any combination of animal friends I think :)
My own home-owning history extends for roughly 25 years. I have always taken great pride and pleasure in caring for and improving my homes to the greatest extent that I can. I possess great attention to detail and am exceptionally conscientious in carrying out the care of client's homes. I love watering and tending to plants and gardens. Your home and surrounds will be treated with great care and respect.
POPPY THE PET SITTER:
Currently, I come with a little bonus... I have little Poppy with me, who is our last remaining family pet. I know that it's not ideal to have a pet in tow as a pet/home sitter, as it does limit my options, but I have a responsibility to this little girl to continue to care for her until such time as she leaves us. Poppy is *sort of* a dog, (a Chihuahua x Shih Tzu), although I don't believe that she thinks she's a dog at all! Pop is eight years old and has always lived with other animals of all varieties, shapes and sizes. She has never been anything other than gentle, friendly and accommodating to all. She is 100% 'cat friendly' and, in fact, gives them a very wide berth haha! Pop is completely house-trained, de-sexed and kept up to date with all of her vaccinations and worming. I carry her medical records with us should anyone need reassurance. Pop is shy at first with other dogs, but soon warms up once she gets to know them. She is fine with large dogs and young, playful dogs. In fact, she's been a great mentor for some of our younger doggo clients. She has also been a considerate and gentle companion for some of our senior clients :) I have included a photo of Poppy in my photos here on my profile for your reference. She is the little white munchkin that I am holding in the last photo.
I have recently created a Facebook page for our sitting, as I thought it'd be a nice way to keep a record all of the beautiful animals that we meet during our travels. Visiting our page is also a fabulous way in which potential clients can gain an even greater 'feel' for who Poppy and I are. I have compiled an album of our reviews within the 'Photos' section of our Facebook page and there are hundreds of general photos on the page now of our general sitting work.
Please see below also for our Instagram address :)
Please do visit us at:
FACEBOOK: search 'Bec & Pop's Pet/Home Sitting'
I hope that I have managed to paint a thorough picture of Poppy and myself, but please do feel free to contact me with any queries whatsoever that may spring to mind.
Bec & Poppy dog.
- If your dogs/cats are accustomed to sleeping on the bed with you, that's no problem. The more, the merrier! :)
- I travel in my Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Wagon and am happy to chauffeur doggos to their usual outings, (should they have any), to the beach, dog park etc.
- I do not pet/home sit while there is any other individual sleeping in the home.
- We are not able to look after dogs that have aggressive tendencies.
RE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:
I supply all of my own bed linen, pillow and doona, there's no need to make up a bed for me. I can do that when I arrive. (Poppy brings her own bed too).
WHAT DO I NEED?
Nothing :) I provide my own food, groceries and all other supplies. I consume nothing from the home.
* Only because I have been asked before - no, no fee.