It is that time of the month in which we celebrate our Pet Sitters and their stories! This month we had a chat with Trini F., from Bowral, New South Wales. With a permanent pack made of one dog, a cat and six chickens, and a house with a big backyard, Trini loves to have new pets to take care of, giving them all the love, care, attention and treats they need. Here we had a chat with her and what she loves about being a Mad Paws Pet sitter!
Why did you decide to become a pet sitter and what do you love the most about Mad Paws?
I work from home, have a big garden and I love to go for at least one walk a day with our dog, so having another dog to take care of is easy. Also it is fun for Nitnoi (our dog) to have a friend.When I am hosting dogs, they generally sit literally at my feet while I am at the computer in the office. They have constant company, with me, my husband, Nitnoi and our grown-up children when they are at home visiting. I find it very fun to meet and get to know so many different breeds of dogs, but it is also interesting to meet new people, the owners, who generally live in the district.
What is your greatest tip to other pet sitters and what have you been learning from your pet sitting experience?
Sometimes owners might be a bit worried about leaving their dogs in a new environment. But of every dog that we have had to stay, and there have been many and varied, they all seemed to enjoy being here and this shows how flexible they are with a slight change to their routine by not being at their own home. Without exception, they have all be nice, friendly and easy - but perhaps it’s because I am a super relaxed type of person!
Any fun stories from your pet sitting experience?
Due to our location, and our big backyard, another fun factor is that there is a wide variety of animal that I have looked after. Apart from dogs who come to stay, cats that I feed at their house and birds that I have fed at their house, I have looked after a cow, a goat and a sheep all from the same family! Everything went very well, but at some point the goat managed to jump the fence out of the paddock and into the garden, and that proved to be interesting! Fortunately, I was able to convince it to follow me back into the paddock without letting the sheep and cow out!
We thank Trini for sharing her experience and tips with us and we will be back next month with another Pet Sitter story! Do you feel inspired by Trini's story? Join Mad Paws and become one of our trusted Pet Sitters!
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