Pet Sitter: Jenae O’Connor
I have been a pet/house sitter across Sydney’s North Shore for the past 7 years. I have loved animals and especially dogs ever since I was a little girl. Always desperate for a dog every Christmas, it is no surprise that looking after dogs and pets has become a fulltime role in my life. I recognised that people didn’t want to put there fur babies into kennels or cattery’s when a friend ask me to look after their pets while they were away for two months. Not only did I love being in a new area, but more importantly having to look after a beautiful dog & cat while their parents were away was pure joy! Also knowing the pets were happy and well taken care was not only satisfying for the owners, but also for me. I’ve been a fulltime petsitter ever since. I look after dogs, cats, birds, fish & even rabbits. So if you have more than one furry or feathered friend then I’ve got you covered. I love exploring new areas around Sydney and enjoy moving around. I’m meticulously clean, respectful of your home and I love pottering in the garden. I really love my solitude, so I am very content with a good book, or to just Netflix and chill. But mostly I just love hanging out with furry friends.
Over the years I’ve met so many wonderful pet owners, and bonded with many of their beautiful animals, and I’ve become great friends with many of my clients. I’m reliable, honest, friendly, respectful, have a great sense of humour and a huge lover of animals. I get booked out months in advanced because my clients know they can rely on me to look after their precious pets as if they were my own.
My love for dogs and cats has been from day dot, and I knew that my future had to include getting to hang with them as much as I could. I’ve been a dogwalker, and pet nanny for over 9 years, and love what I do.
My role as a petsitter is to look after your pets while you are on holidays in the comfort of their own home. Walking and feeding them just as you would, and providing what ever extra care they would need in your absence, whether that be training from Dog tech or ensuring the obedience and routines aren’t disrupted, or just plenty of love and attention.
In addition to that I also look after your home, ensuring it is kept clean and tidy (I’m a little OCD on the cleaning, but that seems to be a plus), keeping gardens maintained and watered, collecting mail, ensuring the home stays secure, and yes I even clean pools if required. Of course the main priority is your fur babies, but its also nice to know that your home is safe and you can return to a nice clean house as well.
DAY TO DAY:
Day to day includes walking and feeding the dogs both morning and night, feeding cats, birds or other animals, regularly checking the mail, or receiving packages, putting bins out, watering the garden and indoor plants, cleaning up after the pets, plus any bathing, cleaning of cages or grooming that may be required and maintaining overall cleanliness of the home. During the day from Monday to Friday I am at work, but are home morning and nights, and across the weekend, so the animals get plenty of attention. On the weekends I may take the dog to the beach or the park, or we may meet a friend for coffee. I like to send regular updates with photos of the pets so you know how we are tracking and what your pets are getting up to.