My name is Tess.
I’m 33 years of age and the owner of a beautiful black female Labrador named Olive.
Olive currently resides in Sydney, Australia with my family. I’m having a work/live experience in Europe and we decided it was best for her if she was in her familiar surroundings. I miss her very much and plan to see her again very soon (I try to get home to visit every 6 months).
Being a pet owner, I really understand how it feels when you cannot be there and need someone kind, caring, responsible, reliable and trustworthy to care for your pet. I’ve also been studying and working as a nanny caring for people’s children for 10 years, so this also gives me some understanding of the responsibilities involved in caring for people’s children and often their pets as well.
I’ve always enjoyed this element of nannying as quite often, families go away and ask you to care for their cats or dog and house-sit. This gives me a greater sense of trust between the family (pet) and myself and I’ve always been very close with my family so I enjoy to feel a part of others and additionally, pets bring you such a sense of comfort and love.
My experience first and foremost includes growing up with animals since I was 2. We had 2 horses living on our property, we have had a dog, cat, chickens, rabbits, fish and a peacock, though, presently we have a dog, cat and chickens. I got Olive in 2010 as my first pet as an adult living away from home. She is now 8 and loves running in the park, water (she’s a Labrador) and she will curl up next to anyone for hours and sleep with her head in your lap :-)
But my official experience includes caring for the pets of families I have nannied and babysat for. This includes
caring for a dog, two families that have cats and a family that breed and train horses. I also have excellent references from friends who have pets and have asked me to walk their dog or check in on their pets.
I really love animals, I have been a strict vegetarian for 14 years and many opportunities that involve caring for pets is an additional bonus for me :-)
I hope to soon meet you and your pet :-)
Tess looked after our house rabbit Otis for a period of 5 days while we were on holiday and was reliable, thorough and pleasant to deal with throughout the whole process.
I was impressed by the written references Tess brought to our meet and greet and I highly appreciated the daily video updates and voice messages about Otis while I was away.
Apart from that Tess is a real animal person and kept Otis's area spotless aswel as making sure he had lots of attention and fresh food and water.
I can highly recommend Tess for pet sitting and would book her services again in a flash!
I have excellent references from pet owners, my regular vet and parents. I am a dog owner myself and I have an Australian police background check.
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