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Animal-loving professional couple
38, Cancer researcher
44, Cancer researcher - PhD student
My partner Helen (44) and I (38) are an animal-loving, responsible couple, non-smokers. We are both cancer researchers at the Children's Cancer Institute (UNSW) and moved from Europe to Australia over four years ago to perform research into children's cancer. We had pets while living in Europe (cats (rescue), dogs (Jack Russell, Airedale Terrier), rabbits) so we are used to having and taking care of animals. Helen has a lot of experience with rescue cats that had a rough start to life and she has a lot of patience with animals that have trust issues. Since being in Australia, we have done several pet sitting jobs and this has given us experience with senior cats, packs of high-energy dogs (border collies) as well as pregnant dogs. We also took Petcloud's certified Pet Sitter Course (developed in collaboration with RSPCA) and the certificate for passing this course can be found in our attachments. We currently do not have pets of our own as we travel regularly and might move back to Europe within a few years, but it is something we miss very much. My partner keeps on dragging me to the pet shop to look at the puppies and kittens :-). Both my partner and I have relatively flexible work hours and we both regularly work from home. We both enjoy going for walks and stand up paddle boarding and would be happy to take your dogs with us (only if you would feel comfortable with that of course). We both like (NEED) to live in a clean house so we will definitely take good care of yours.
Police checks (NPC), the certificate for the Petcloud's certified Pet Minding Course and references (including Petcloud references) are added to our profile/available upon request. References can also be found on or MindAHome and PetCloud accounts.