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Free house sitters Hobart & Tasmania.Free Pet sitting

Free House sitters

House sitters Hobart & Tasmania sites a few things to consider
This is a good idea until something goes wrong.

I do not charge you to be on a site and then leave you to your own devices.I operate a very affordable house sitting service that you pay for.The amount of people we have to get out of trouble because of free house sitters who decide they don’t want to be there any more or the pets are a pain & driving them insane is huge.Or a better house sit prospect has come through and they want to cancel yours at the last minute.Whether it is a free house sitting service or friends or family when they do let you down it is always at the last minute or whilst you are away already.This is very distressing to the house and pet owner. We get most of our business from free house sitting services who stuff  up.Or need us to go in asap to take over

This is just one example but we have many but the blog would be way to long so we will just use this one for an example.                                                                                                       We went into one just last week the free sitter who was leaving we met with to get the keys from her & take over.The dog jumped up on her a she smacked it in the head really hard and screamed at the dog.I was horrified & this lady minds peoples pets omg.I have people on the phone crying to me needing us to do an emergency take overs all the time and most of the time the owners are out of the state very distressing for the house owners.                   For me these free services supply me with great new clients as they will never want to get burnt again.

With my House sitters.I screen them personally. Have them police checked.I check their references.I supply insurance coverage over your pets and liability.All my sitters are pets CPR & pets first aid trained we have OH&S seminars 3 times a year.As well as pet behavior seminars,we give our sitters 24/7 support.The sitters keep you updated with photos and emails if you request.If an emergency comes up & a sitter needs to leave we have another professional sitter to stand in.You get to have a free meet n greet with the sitter and interview them and show & tell them what you would like them to do for your pets and home.I follow up & call the the owners of the house after each house sit to see how it went to keep track to make sure my sitters are staying up to a very good standard & to make sure that the owners are happy.Happy owners are clients for life!

I don’t think these house sitter services do this.I think its a good idea, and I am sure there is some really great sitters out there.But the old saying you get what you pay for is so true.My sitters get paid for what they do & live in your area and want to get repeat business.So they do their best this is a job to them.Our services are still cheaper than kennels in most cases so its a win win all around.Be careful I have interviewed over 300 potential sitters in 4 years and have only employed 20.You need to know what to look for.Good luck to everyone & remember if your pets are demanding a free service is not always the best way to go.But its your pets and home & your decision.                                We care for all types of pets domestic and rural                    If you would like t0 have a chat or look at our website www.pettaxi.net.au      PH 0428568852

 

Pet minding visits completed these holidays in the Greater Hobart Suburbs

We have been feeding pets and visiting pets in Hobart that we are minding.All over the Hobart while their owners are on holiday.There are 2 black cats in Glenorchy that we visit twice a day.Then we have 1 malamute  dog a cat and rabbit live in house sitting job by one of our experienced pet lovers/carer also in Glenorchy. then the is another house sitter looking after one spoilt lucky pussy cat in Newtown. Then 2 dogs in mount Stuart who are a mixture that has daily house visits feeding and watering with a walk included.Then there was the Margate house sit with 2 schnauzers,1 cat and a goat and some fish.As well as walking all of our regular Paw walking clients and taking our Paw clients to the beach.I would like to thank my trusty pet carers for helping me out in this time.

So if you are in need of pet minding visits, a live in house and pet sitter,or dog walking whilst you are on holidays call Kimberly’s pet Taxi and Pet Services and we will be there to help you with your pets while you are away or any time.As we have our doggy day care and our dog walking and dog bathing in your home.0428 568 852

Boarding kennels Hobart-Pet Boarding Hobart-Hobart Boarding Kennels -Hobart Pet Boarding

Looking for Boarding Kennels Hobart and Pet boarding Hobart 7000.We have taken the Kennels out of Boarding kennels and Pet boarding.Can now be done in the family home.your dogs can live and sleep inside just like home it is your dogs home away from home.Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services have minders who will take your dogs in and look after them for you.I also do this I call this service cage free holidays for your dogs.My dog Minders/carers are usually dogs home dog volunteers so you know that they defiantly love dogs if they are willing to give up their time to help out dogs with out homes.

A dogs Place to stay that is safe and with true dog lovers it does not get any better than this.Your dog will Thank you.

There are also pet minding visits where we will come to your home.Visit your pets give them fresh water and food daily take them for walks and pet them clean kitty litter trays and bring in the mail.These to are also a popular option.

But the premium pets option is the In your home pet and house  sitting service.We have now have a vet nurse on our team.Your Pets do not have to leave home .They have full time companionship,no anxiety for you or your pets,All house sitters are police checked, reliable and experienced.We are dedicated animal lovers and this is what we love to do.No need to have to drop your pets off to the kennel before you leave or pick them up when you return.You just leave your home for your holiday and return to well looked after pets.We care for all pets and we bring in mail clean litter trays ect;If you have a few pets this will be at times cheaper than a kennel not to mention your house is lived in to keep any unwanted visitors away security for all your pets and your house.

So next time you are going away give me Kimberly a call and see how I can help you.Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services here to help you.The Pet Services the Vets Trust and Use! 0428 568 852

Kennel cough Hobart-Hobart Kennel cough

Kimberly’s Pet Taxi would like to advise people to be aware of the Kennel cough epidemic.A new strain is out there be very careful with your dogs around Hobart as there is a new strain and even if your dogs have been vaccinated they can still get this New strain.Pet sitters can come to your home and house and pet sit your pets is a safer insurance you will not end up with a Big Vet bill.please read onI supplied an article by Briony Kidd.

23 November, 2010 10:54AM AEDT

Sick as a dog…A few things you should know about kennel cough

By Briony Kidd

Vets say kennel cough is more prevalent than usual at the moment and owners should be vigilant. Even vaccinated dogs are at risk …

If you notice your dog honking loudly like a goose, making choking sounds, gagging or even coughing up fluid, pay attention.

It’s possible your dog has kennel cough.

Vets around Hobart are saying that they’re seeing more of it than usual at the moment, with one pointing to the Errol Flynn Reserve in Sandy Bay as the source of a number of cases.

“You tend to take your dog to places where there’s a lot of other dogs and it just goes through them very quickly. It’s definitely around,” explains Cheryl, who works as a vet nurse in the area.

“The owner doesn’t realises the dog has it until it starts coughing and by then its already been mingling.”

Kennel cough (or canine cough) is a highly contagious condition that can spread rapidly when dogs congregate, hence the name. It is characterised by inflammation of the upper respiratory system, sometimes with a fever.

It is either the result of a bacterial infection or has a viral cause and, in rare cases, it can progress to pneumonia. All forms of the condition are spread through the air and by contact with contaminated surfaces.

Symptoms usually begin three to five days after exposure.

Many dog owners are unaware that dogs can be affected by kennel cough even if vaccinated against it.

Ruth, a regular visitor to the Errol Flynn Reserve with her teenage daughter and her dog, Indy, says she hasn’t given kennel cough much thought and didn’t know about the current outbreak.

“I’m not sure how I could know, unless it’s on a database or something like that, or unless a dog has a little red thing that says, ‘I’ve been vaccinated.’

“But I’d like to know more about how they can still have it if they’ve been vaccinated. It is a bit of a worry.”

Zoe, a nurse who works at a city veterinary practice, says, “Our vets here do mention that we only vaccinate for the main types.”

Vaccination is still the best safeguard: a dog may still contract kennel cough but it’s likely to be a less aggressive form and more easily treated.

Jan, another regular at the dog beach with her dog Louis, says she didn’t know there was any risk of him being affected: “I was quite confident because my dog has been vaccinated.”

So would she think twice about Louis’s outings at the dog park, knowing the risk?

“Well, I guess as we’ve been coming in this infection period I’ll keep bringing him. He does have a strong friendship group here and can’t get through a day without coming here,” she explains, laughing a little. “He comes here almost every day. He also goes to Nutgrove in the mornings and loves the social life and the exercise.”

Along with his ‘best friends’, Bailey, Finn and Harry, Louis enjoys a run around and a bit of a swim.

Jan pauses, considering: “But maybe, if I think about it, I could change my mind [about coming here] for a couple of weeks just to be safe, or certainly consult my vet.”

Sophie, another regular at the Errol Flynn Reserve, is equally concerned. She’s not sure if her dog is vaccinated or not: “I’m thinking I’ve heard her cough occasionally, but I’m sure everybody does occasionally.

“I’ll just keep a good eye on her.”

Vet nurse Zoe says the outbreak is being properly handled: “I haven’t seen a really serious case … so I think everyone’s keeping it nice and under control, but if it’s left untreated it can be more serious.”

Vets advise keeping an infected dog away from other dogs until the illness has run its course.

Some clinics ask that owners keep their dog in the car while waiting for their appointment, for instance, instead of letting him or her mingle with other dogs in the waiting room.

Treatment involves a course of antibiotics and cough mixture, with herbal tonics sometimes also recommended.

If you’re concerned about your dog’s health or have queries about kennel cough, consult your vet.

If you prefer to leave your dogs at home whilst on Holidays as to avoid infection call Kimberly’s (my service) and we can set you up with a house sitter or pet sitter.

This information I thought may help some dog owners out there

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Dog Boarding dog Boarding kennels Hobart-Unique Home stays Dog boardng

Dog Boarding where your dog stays with a dog loving professional dog minder in the greater hobart suburbs,Luxury dog boarding for your very mportant doggy

This is for the owner of dogs & dogs themselves that do not want to be in caged area and want to have all the freedoms of home. like be able to sleep and live inside and a big fully fenced back yard to run around in.A loving home and get walked and exercised each day.I have minded many dogs all breeds and size of dogs and of coarse personalities.I give your dog that personal care.I always say and know that people who bring their dogs to me really love their dogs and want them to have a stress free break when they are away from their loving family.I sms you an update the day after their first night to let you know how they are coping.then if I have them a few weeks you get a weekly update.This also puts you at ease.I am your Dogs baby sitter.and I really do this with love I love dogs and all animals and I feel good about what I do and how I treat your pets while you are away.I have a good reputation and there is a reason for that.So next time you are planning a holiday plan your pets and call me asap when you have your Dates as I am popular and this will avoid you being disappointed.This is Dog boarding with a difference.There are some great boarding kennels in Hobart and well run establishments.But some people just want to try something different than to the board their dogs in Kennels.So now you have some different options.

I also have a team of house sitters and they are screened and police checked,reliable and safe I can put you onto previous clients who have said that it would be their pleasure to recommend and chat with them on how their experience with our service went.Our house sitters mind your home and all your pets fish,birds guinea pigs,rabbits,dogs and cats alpacas most animals.there are no Kennels for some of these animals.So we can come in and take out the worry of what to do with your pets while you are away.

We also do pet minding visits an will feed and make sure your pets have a drink clean up their poo and walk dogs if needed and bring in the mail and water gardens and mow your lawns while you are away.

WE Love our Pets and we will love yours Too!                             

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