I spent more time with these beautiful creatures during my time overseas in Auckland at the end of the 1980s and early 90s. There I was privileged to work at a horse stud and a racing stable. At the same time I took 4 cats under my wing. I brought my feline family back to Australia with me when I returned here in 2004.
Hi, I am Andrea. I have been a pet minder for Pet Friends since August 2006. I am available to provide pet home care in Dianella and surrounding north Perth suburbs.
I grew up on a large property in Australind. We had many cats and dogs and horses. I enjoyed pony club in the morning and then would ride one of the horses to work with the cattle and sheep in the evening.
In the early 1980s I worked with race horses in Bunbury. I enjoyed immensely handling, feeding and grooming them in preparation for race day and then had the pleasure of putting them to rest at the end of the day.
Animals have always been an integral part of my life. My cats are my family when I am home and I have always chosen to work with animals. Back in Australia I have spent time assisting with caring for animals at the Bedford/Dianella Vet and I cared for horses at the Brookleigh stables in the Swan Valley two mornings a week. I have a form of cerebral palsy which is progressively limiting my range of movement. I do not let this get in the way of being a loving and reliable pet minder.
On the team of Pet Friends I absolutely enjoy spending time with the wide variety of dogs, cats, birds, fish and assortment of other pets we have the pleasure of being asked to care for. I love them and in turn they really warm to me. My colleagues call me “the dog whisperer”.