Pet Sitting

When you plan time away, you don't need the hassle or expense of booking a kennel and the time spent travelling to and from, not to mention the anxiety for your pet! Plus, most boarding places won't take rodents, reptiles or birds! So let Dogs About Townsville take care of your mate in his/her own house (or backyard).

Basic Feed and Water Package (designed for fish/rodents/birds/reptiles. Not suitable for dogs or cats): $20 per day (1 visit only)

- Feed all pets (up to 4*)
- Provide fresh water (does not apply to aquatic pets unless arranged prior)
- Ensure bowls are clean
- Spend some time with your pet for cuddles or playtime if requested (for rodents, reptiles or birds)
- Send updates if requested (including photos)
- Perform other tasks such as collecting mail, putting bins out, turning lights on and off, watering plants etc if requested
- Free consultation prior to your departure date
- Free key drop off after your return (same or next day not guaranteed. keys will be dropped off either at a pre-arranged date and time or when I am next near your house)
- Cleaning of avaries or tanks incur additional cost if complicated or time consuming. Simple cleaning such as changing newspapers or wiping down is included.
- Parrots and other birds that require complex diets such as chopping up various fresh fruit and vegies may be charged at a higher rate due to being fairly time consuming.

*multiple birds in a cage/coop or multiple rats/mice etc or fish in a tank count as 1 pet

Standard Package: $25 per day (1 visit) or $40 per day (2 visits)

- Feed all pets (up to 4*)
- Provide fresh water (does not apply to aquatic pets unless arranged prior)
- Ensure bowls are clean
- Clean kitty litter
- Spend some time playing with, brushing or cuddling your pet(s) (usually approximately 10 or 15 minutes)
- Give your pet any medications as required
- Send updates if requested (including photos)
- Perform other tasks such as collecting mail, putting bins out, turning lights on and off, watering plants etc if requested
- Free consultation prior to your departure date
- Free key drop off after your return (same or next day not guaranteed. keys will be dropped off either at a pre-arranged date and time or when I am next near your house)

- For an additional charge of $10 per visit, we will walk up to 2 large dogs or 4 small dogs for 20 mins. (you may also opt to have a free 10 min walk in lieu of playtime or pay for a 20 minute walk and split it into 2 ten minute walks if booking 2 daily visits). 

- For an additional fee (dependant on size of yard) we can also remove dog waste from your yard if requested. As an indicator, an average 600msq block would be approx $2 per day. This is based on a clean yard. We will only remove fresh waste unless otherwise arranged.

- Other services may be negotiated at an additional cost, such as basic house cleaning or restocking of milk / bread etc before your return.

*multiple birds in a cage/coop or multiple rats/mice etc or fish in a tank count as 1 pet. exceptions may be made based on predicted amount of time visit will take.

Ultimate Care Package: $35 per day (1 visit) or $50 per day (2 visits)

- Feed ALL pets
- Provide fresh water (does not apply to aquatic pets unless arranged prior)
- Ensure bowls are clean
- Clean kitty litter
-Spend some time playing with, brushing or cuddling your pet(s) (usually approximately 10 or 15 minutes)
- Give your pet any medications as required
- Send updates if requested (including photos)
- Perform other tasks such as collecting mail, putting bins out, turning lights on and off, watering plants etc if requested
- Free consultation prior to your departure date
- Free key pick up and drop off after your return (same or next day not guaranteed. keys will be dropped off either at a pre-arranged date and time or when I am next near your house) 
- 30 minute walk or dog park visit for your dog(s) (once per day for up to 4 small dogs or 2 large dogs. Additional dogs may cost extra. Can opt to make it two 15 minute walks if you are booking in for twice daily visits.)
- Provide a daily tick check for dogs and outside cats and remove ticks as necessary
- Remove dog waste from yard at no extra charge
- Other services may be negotiated such as basic house cleaning or restocking of milk / bread etc before your return

PLEASE NOTE: Some suburbs such as Jensen, Kelso (beyond Hammond St), Rangewood (and other suburbs out past Bohle) may incur an additional surcharge per visit on the basic and standard packages due to travel time and fuel costs. We do not generally service regions beyond these areas but services can be negotiated at an additional cost to account for travel time and fuel costs.