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Pet Sitting - Marina

97 reviews

Pet sitting and Dog Walking in:

DONCASTER 3108
DONCASTER EAST 3109
DONVALE 3111
PARK ORCHARDS 3114
BURWOOD 3125
MONT ALBERT 3127
SURREY HILLS 3127
BOX HILL 3128
BOX HILL SOUTH 3128
BOX HILL NORTH 3129
MONT ALBERT NORTH 3129
BLACKBURN 3130
BLACKBURN NORTH 3130
BLACKBURN SOUTH 3130
FOREST HILL 3131
NUNAWADING 3131
MITCHAM 3132
VERMONT 3133
VERMONT SOUTH 3133
RINGWOOD 3134
RINGWOOD NORTH 3134
WARRANDYTE SOUTH 3134
WARRANWOOD 3134
HEATHMONT 3135
RINGWOOD EAST 3135
CROYDON 3136
CROYDON HILLS 3136
CROYDON NORTH 3136
CROYDON SOUTH 3136
BURWOOD EAST 3151
BRENTFORD SQUARE 3131
BURWOOD HEIGHTS 3151
DONCASTER HEIGHTS 3109
LABURNUM 3130
RANGEVIEW 3132
TUNSTALL SQUARE PO 3109

Professional Petsitter

Hi, I'm Marina and I am a Lonely Pets Club franchisee.

I started using Lonely Pets Club as a client and really loved the service and the fact that my pets were able to stay in the comfort of their home while I was away. When I found out that Lonely Pets Club was selling franchises, I thought this was a fantastic chance to move into a career looking after animals.

I grew up in Melbourne in a house of animal lovers. We always had a collection of cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, mice and any other stray that needed a home. After working interstate, I moved back to the eastern suburbs and live with my tribe of cats - Selina (a former client), Coles (rescued from a local supermarket car park), Diva (found at a dog show) and Fergus (an Animal Aid baby). I also have a golden retriever called Dougal who has many clients as friends (and is totally in love with the cats) and Barnaby the bunny. My work background is in office and asset management which helps me to manage my pet care business and my clients' individual needs.

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Reviews for Marina


Marina went well beyond her responsibilities, we had an emergency that needed dealing with and she was absolutely awesome. Could not be more appreciative of the level of service and care for our cat that she provided, thank you so much!
Steven B,
VERMONT
October 2019


Kelsy P,
BLACKBURN
October 2019

Marina has been great, she keeps me updated of any issues and even cleans up minor messes that my pet creates! Such a great service as well as recommendations for any issues that she sees.
Matthew H,
BLACKBURN
September 2019

Marina provided exceptional care for my cat.
Diana W,
VERMONT
September 2019

Fantastic as usual , thanks Marina!
Jamie P,
RINGWOOD
August 2019

Our cats were looked after very well. Loved the pics we received too. Thank you
Kathy I,
BOX HILL SOUTH
May 2019


Merran C,
BLACKBURN
April 2019


Lindsay H,
NUNAWADING
March 2019

I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for Marina’s care of our dogs whilst we were away. I got updates from her and she went above an beyond in ensuring they were ok in the heat. She truly forms a bond with her furry and non furry clients. I couldn’t be more grateful and highly complimentary of Marina.
Kirsten R,
BLACKBURN SOUTH
January 2019


Mandy S,
MONT ALBERT
January 2019


Laura E,
DONCASTER EAST
January 2019

Marina was fabulous. It was good to have an update and photos for peace of mind. Importantly cats were in good humour on our return and not too angry with us. ??
Susan R,
BLACKBURN
January 2019


Jane P,
VERMONT
November 2018

BIG Thank you to Marina for looking after our two cats and rabbit. Its often stressful preparing for holidays but Marina totally put us at ease looking after our pets. Our furry friends were in wonderful hands and we loved getting the updates on how they were going. Maria even went out of the way and watered our garden on an unexpected warm day. I would highly recommend both Marina and Lonely Pets Club - thank you !
Kate L,
NUNAWADING
November 2018

Marina was a wonderful carer for our cats. She made the effort to come and meet them beforehand and got to know all important details about them. While we were away she always kept us updated with how our cats are with detailed descriptions and pictures. No wonder she has so many great reviews.
Tharanga J,
RINGWOOD
October 2018

We appreciated Marina giving us updates on how our dogs were doing particularly as one was under a rehab regime after cruciate surgery some weeks prior to our departure. The photos of the dogs were also well received.
Anne S,
RINGWOOD NORTH
September 2018

She's a fantastic carer and will be using her again.
Andrew W,
NUNAWADING
August 2018


Bridie B,
BLACKBURN NORTH
July 2018

Marina was absolutely excellent.
Maria B,
BLACKBURN
April 2018

I cant comment on Marina's appearance as I never see her face to face hence the no response to punctuality too. Marina has always been pleasant and approachable to talk to and she demonstrates a lot of care towards our cat, Nika. I always feel reassured that Nika is in good hands when we are away.
Merran C,
BLACKBURN
April 2018


Joanne L,
FOREST HILL
January 2018

It was terrific to get sms messages from Marina while we were away. She was wonderful.
Kylie L,
VERMONT
January 2018

Miranda was fantastic, always keeping us updated on how our dog was. Our dog was happy when we got home. Our house and garden was all looked after. Miranda was awesome.
Clive M,
BOX HILL
January 2018

She is the best! She looked after my cat who had been sick beautifully and sent me updates every day. She even got him purring!
Alice J,
WANTIRNA SOUTH
January 2018

Marina goes above our expectations
Suffian W,
BLACKBURN
January 2018

Marina was amazing with our babies. First time we’ve ever come home from holidays and not found them to be stressed out.
Alana J,
RINGWOOD NORTH
December 2017

Marina was wonderful at keeping me up to date on how Mishka was doing and reassuring me she was happy at home. It was so nice to be able to go away and leave Mishka in her own environment and know she was being looked after.
Kelly R,
NUNAWADING
October 2017

We are always happy with the care & communication Marina provides us with.
Fiona O,
MITCHAM
October 2017

Marina was absolutely fabulous, I could not praise her too highly. Marina sent us updates on our cat James while we were away which was wonderful. James was so well cared for I'm not sure he wanted us to return! A big thank you to Marina for everything! - Janet
Janet Y,
FOREST HILL
October 2017

Hi there I wanted to leave a review for marina who services Vermont south. She is absutely wonderful. Not only does she take care of my pets, I feel so comfortable with her being in my home.
Rumaana H,
VERMONT SOUTH
September 2017

Great service and professionalism - good peace of mind when we go away
Andrea M,
MITCHAM
July 2017

Marina never lets us down. She always keep us informed. And our cat loves her.
Rhiannon E,
BLACKBURN
July 2017

Marina is awesome, simply amazing, a wonderful person who we are delighted to trust with our pets and our house. I fully believe we could not be in better hands with anyone else.
Harley J,
MITCHAM
July 2017

Marina is a very important person in the life of Charlie and myself. She is always bright and cheerful and ready to take on extra walks if required. We look forward to her visit every week
Lyn M,
DONVALE
May 2017

Marina Butler has been caring for my Jack Russell x (Bronson) for a period approaching five years. Bronson and I met Marina quite by accident (while taking a walk at the local park), but we prefer to see it as a 'meant to be' moment. Marina was walking some of her clients' pooches and I immediately noticed her great affinity for and knowledge of all things canine. I had been thinking of engaging the services of a pet sitter, so I decided to give Marina a go. Bronson at the time was newly-adopted from a shelter: a little overwhelmed by it all, and in particular unsure if he could trust other dogs. With plenty of TLC at home and Marina's regular involvement, Bronson has blossomed into a confident and contented little dog who now loves to make new friends both human and canine. I genuinely believe that Marina deserves much of the credit for this, not to mention the peace of mind which comes from knowing my dog is in good hands when she is caring for him (she always sends me a photo of Bronson when she is caring for him, which I love). Marina is one hundred percent trustworthy and reliable. In addition, she is my first 'go to' when I have queries about doggie related stuff. If Marina doesn't know, she is always able to refer me in the right direction as she is very well-connected within canine circles. In short, Marina is the real deal, and Bronson considers her to be one of his very best friends.
Rob P,
MITCHAM
May 2017

I have been using Lonely Pets Club for over 3 years now and they have all been great to deal with. Marina loves her walks with the boys and they equally love thier time with her and always come back with a massive smile.
Daryl J,
PRESTON
May 2017

Marina was enthusiastic, knowledgable, caring.
Linda D,
DONVALE
May 2017

I did not meet Marina but had lots of communication from her and she was always friendly and knowledgeable.
Joanne L,
FOREST HILL
April 2017

Marina is fantastic. Xena loves her visits and always looks forward to her walks with her.
Duncan B,
NUNAWADING
April 2017

I've been using Lonely Pets Club now for 5 years and I love it. I have 2 demanding Burmese cats and it gives me great peace of mind that when I'm away, the cats are being loved and cared for. My local pet babysitter is Marina and she is reliable and honest but most importantly, she loves my cats and gives them lots of cuddles. Marina also keeps an eye on my house, collects my mail and brings in my rubbish bins. Highly recommend Lonely Pets Club!!
Fiona C,
MITCHAM
April 2017

SHE IS EXCELLENT AT THIS. BONDED WITH OUR PETS VERY WELL HAD DEVELOPED A HIGH LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR NEEDS
Nigel J,
BLACKBURN SOUTH
March 2017

I can highly recommend Lonely Pets Club Mitcham. I needed someone to assist in giving my disabled sister's cat medication on a four day a week basis and then later on a daily basis. My sister and I could not have been more pleased with the girl from Lonely Pets Club Mitcham who helped us. A true professional who was always punctual, arrived with a smile and one hundred percent reliable. Her knowledge of animals and ability to calmly interact with them was outstanding. Nothing was ever too much and on many occasions she went beyond the call of duty to assist my sister and her cat. I consider it a privilege to have met her and had her in our lives.
Annette H,
BLACKBURN
February 2017


Harley J,
MITCHAM
January 2017

Have been very happy with the service we've received from Lonely Pets Club, particularly Marina who we've been using for several years now to care for our many pets whenever we're away. We feel our animals & home are in good hands in her care and she has gone above & beyond for us on several occasions. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and we will certainly continue to be return clients.
Robyn S,
BLACKBURN
November 2016

Marina has looked after our pets several times while we've been on holiday. She is such a pet person, emailing us photos of our furbabies. It's so relaxing to know the animals are happy and looked after. Plus Marina brings the mail in, waters the plants and puts the bins out. Such great security to know someone's popping in and out all the time while we're away
Ebony R,
NUNAWADING
September 2016

Delighted with the service. Marina always does her utmost to meet my needs as a customer. The text messages and photos of Bronson that Marina forwards to me not only make me smile but put my mind at rest. It is good to know that my dog is being so well carred for when I am at work.
Rob P,
MITCHAM
July 2016

It was nice to get photos and feedback and be able to ring marina any time to see how everyone was. She was most pleasant and eager tto ensure all was well.
Tanya S,
MITCHAM
July 2016

Marina is a wonderful carer and injects my cats with insulin as they are both diabetic (brother and sister). She always puts my mind at rest and texts me during the time I am away. I totally trusst her with their care.
Vicki P,
VERMONT
June 2016

Marina is fabulous and goes above and beyound in ensuring our fury kids are well looked after while we are away. They adore her too. When we return from being away, we are positive they miss her.They go to the front door looking for her! When Marina has visited when we are home the dogs know she is there for them and we become invisible! LOL
Karen M,
NUNAWADING
April 2016

Marina is part of Buddy's family. He loves her and she loves him. No signs of any stress or boredom behaviour since Marina has been caring for him. She clearly takes her work seriously but has lots of fun with him too, which for us is what it's all about.I had no hesitation in trusting Marina to come into my house while we were away. Marina has exceeded our expectations by miles. Marina should win everry day/week/month/year.
Julie W,
CROYDON
April 2016

Marina was great, a real Cat Person. She convinced my cats (even the shy one) that she was a friend. She sent me photos of the cats playing and updated me by SMS each day she visited them. Ever since Marina came, my cats have been trying to get me to play with them all the time! Marina did a great job with the bins and a couple of extra tasks were no problem for her. She left all the empty cat food tins nicely sorted out, one less mess to come home to. Having Marina to care for the cats gave me a lot of peace of mind. I look forward to having her again. Thank you vvery much Marina.
Alice J,
WANTIRNA SOUTH
April 2016

I received regular messages and a few photos of the cats to show how happy they were. Marina went above and beyond to find where my chooks were escaping and repaired/fixed their escape route. Very impressed and very happy with her.
Glenys B,
DONVALE
April 2016

Marina is fantastic with Tiggs, she loves cats and lets me know via text that Tiggs is surviving without us, it is nice to know that the same person is looking after Tiggs who has looked after him 3 times before. It is also good to know the house is being visitedd and plants watered.
Lenore R,
RINGWOOD
March 2016

This was our longest trip since our cat came to live with us, but we knew she was in good hands. Marina kept us up to date with messages and photos as always.
Rhiannon E,
BLACKBURN
January 2016

Excellent as always.
Marika F,
MITCHAM
January 2016

We didn't meet up before our booking but Marina was very flexible about how to arrange key drop offs etc. She gave us regular updates on our kitties which was great. We would definitely love to book her again.
Ursula N,
FOREST HILL
January 2016

Marina was wonderful again and took very goodd care of my two cats.
Marika F,
MITCHAM
January 2016

Marina has looked after our two cats many times. As they are both diabetic she visits them twice a day and not only feeds them but injects them with insulin as well. We can go on a holiday and know our pets are safe with her. She also texts us regularly just to let us know how they are going.
Vicki P,
VERMONT
January 2016

I just love this service! We have two cats that absolutely love their visits. One cat used to love going to a cattery but the other fretted the entire time, refused to eat and last time they both became ill so I looked for an alternative, this was it. Marina is WONDERFUL with animals and with the added security that someone visits your house every day whilst away its great value.
Brooke V,
VERMONT SOUTH
December 2015

Absolutely delighted with Marina and wouldn't hesitate to use her services again and reccommend her to others.
Robyn S,
BLACKBURN
December 2015

I found Marina to be an excellent carer. Just the type of person who we felt very comfortable in entrusting our family pet to.
Sahin T,
DONVALE
December 2015

She's fabulous
Robyn S,
BLACKBURN
November 2015

Love marina. A wonderful human being x
Liz H,
NUNAWADING
October 2015

Marina was an excellent carer for our cat Potch. Marina sent us regular updates via SMS and email while we were in overseas. We will definitely ask her to look after Potch again. Another happy customer!
Chisato K,
MITCHAM
October 2015

We LOVE Marina! My kitties are always so happy when I get home and she is so lovely and friendly. II trust her implicitly!
Liz H,
NUNAWADING
October 2015

This was the first time these two little dogs had a puppy walker. Their owner and I were a little concerned that one of them (Rosey) would not go to a stranger but Marina worked so well with Rosey that the required walk took place each time. I would fully recommend Marina to any of our friends. She was fantastic!
Dorothy R,
BURWOOD EAST
October 2015

Very friendly, obvious passion for what she does and great knowledge/experience base. Our dog certainly warmed to her quickly, and appeared to have the same expectations from us as soon as we arrived back... definitely expected an evening walk!!
Karryn B,
MITCHAM
October 2015

Marina is terrific. She is very caring and has gotten to know Nika very well. I feel happy knowing she will go that extra mile to ensure Nika is happy in our absence.
Merran C,
BLACKBURN
September 2015

Marina was fantastic, I came home to find 2 very happy dogs.
Dianne D,
DONVALE
August 2015

Marina did a fantastic job and we are relieved that Marina will be coming again to take care of Misty in September. THank you!!
Linda M,
DONVALE
July 2015

We totally trust our pets with Marina. As they are diabetic she goes that extra mile and injects them with insulin twice a day. She also texts me and lets me know all is OK which is great. I would thoroughly recommend her services and have done so to friends.
Vicki P,
VERMONT
June 2015

Marina is always excellent!
Bob T,
BLACKBURN SOUTH
June 2015

Marina is a superb carer, whom we would recommend to anyone seeking the highest quality home pet care.She gave more than the allotted 30 mins on several occasions because of unforeseen difficulties with the security of our dogs, which are not very outgoing, but Marina won them over completely, such is her rapport with and genuinne care for animals.
Christine K,
DONVALE
March 2015

Marina obviously has a genuine affection for the animals she cares for and thhis showed through.
Geoff W,
VERMONT SOUTH
February 2015

Marina was wonderful with Tilly. It was nice to come home to her note saying that everything had gone well while we were away. I was worried Tilly would be scared with a stranger in the house but she got in so well with Marina and I think really enjoyed having someone to play with and giviing her attention.
Rebekah F,
FOREST HILL
September 2014

Jessica was excellent, we will definitely be booking again for her too care for our animals.
Wendy T,
MITCHAM
April 2014

Once again my pusskits are carefree and happy even though I was away for several days (usually enough to make Sweetie fret and become ill). I am so happy with the level of care that I'm already planning my next holiday. Thanks very much to Marina, I could not be happier.
Jane T,
BLACKBURN
February 2014

One of my dogs has difficulty with new authority figures. Marina was so knowledgeable, understanding AND persistent. I also loved her positive approach annd her sense of humour.
Linda Q,
RINGWOOD
February 2014

We were delighted to find our dog in beautiful condition upon our return, and are most grateful to Marina for caring for her so well. Congratulations and thanks to thhe Lonely Pets Club!
Malcolm T,
HEATHMONT
January 2014

Marina was excellent looking after our cats and accepting their little oddities! Especially appreciated tthe daily texts.
Debbie S,
RINGWOOD NORTH
January 2014

Marina looks after our cats well, especially the scatty one who is used to going out so must be bouncing off the walls when Marina comes round! This isn't Marina's first booking with us so I haven't marked punctuality or presentation. Marina always lets me know how the cats are doing, sometimes sends photos and leaves me a note which I alwaays appreciate.
Debbie S,
RINGWOOD NORTH
January 2014

Marina has always been prompt when replying to my booking annd is reliable.
Debbie S,
RINGWOOD NORTH
January 2014

Marina has been looking after Nikita for a while now and we've always foundd her excellent.
Morag M,
RINGWOOD NORTH
September 2013

Marina sent us a couple of text messages and a couple of photos (MMS) of Nikita while we were away. She also left us a little note just to say all went well which we received on return to home. These little services are highly appreciated and make a big difference in how we feel abouut leaving Nikita.
Morag M,
RINGWOOD NORTH
September 2013

I trust Marina with Nikita (our cat) and I really appreciate Marina's professionalism. She is the only carer who has sent me text messages and photos of Nikita while I'm away. Marina also leaves a note for us on our return, which is also highhly appreciated.
Morag M,
RINGWOOD NORTH
September 2013

Marina texted me how my pet was , while we where away, even sent me a photo, which was a lovely touch, I can't speak hhighly enough of Marina.
Toni A,
BORONIA
August 2013

Hi...everything was perfect, thank you, and it's SO good to know I can go out for a day and get Abby so well looked after...Marina is very good, making contact beforehand and leaving me a note before she finally leaves...I know Abby didn't miss a beat, and in fact got TWO walks!! Will of course pass you on to friends! See you next tiime, too...cheers.
Rosemary R,
NUNAWADING
April 2013

Abby remembered who Marina was when I told her M was coming to mind her....apparently Abby certainly nearly killed M on arrival....I'm so happy to have this arrangement when I can't be home....very satisfactory, thank you.... I'll be back...I don't go out/away much these days, but that may change! cheers and many thanks for your wwonderful service.
Rosemary R,
NUNAWADING
April 2013

Thank you Marina, our little family have been well cared for, we would like you to pencil us in for next Christmas around the same time, your care and atttention were 1st class.
Carol L,
MITCHAM
April 2013

Hello I just wanted to thank Lonely Pets Club and especially Marina for the amazing job she did in looking after our boy Buddy. Marina understood how anxious I was and took the time to text me photos and funny stories about her time with Buddy. This put my mind at ease. Thank you Marina I cannot recommend you highly enough. PS...Buddy really misses you xxxx
Maria R,
BLACKBURN SOUTH
November 2012

Marina did a fantastic job! We wwill call on her again.
Tracey M,
MITCHAM
August 2012

Marina was great and kept us up to date with pictures and sms so we knew he was being cared ffor and a happy kitten.
Tracey M,
MITCHAM
August 2012

Fantastic communication, our dog Gus enjoyed his visits. We received daily texts and photos of our happy dog, greatly appreciated. Marina was courteoous and friendly.
Linda B,
BOX HILL NORTH
June 2012

I was very happy with the whole process to do with Marina and her care of my dog. As this was the first time I have left Brodie at home, I was quite apprehensive about it all. However will not hesitate to have your service and Marina provide caare for my boy. thanks
Wendy P,
BLACKBURN
May 2012

Marina went out of her way to meet with our cats prior to starting to care for them. She engaged well with all of them, which has never happened with previous carers, and I was extremely pleased by this. This also meant that the cats coped better with the separation from us than theey had previously.
Alana H,
DONCASTER EAST
November 2011

Marina was professional and easy to talk too. She seems to love her job which is important. I would recommend her to anyone I knew. I knew my animals were in good hands and would be well looked after, as I had confidence in Marina. I will definitely have no hesitation to use Mariina again in the future.
Debbie W,
BURWOOD
October 2011

Marina did a wonderful job & my cats seemed very happy when i returned. She was very friendly and helped me extend my days when i got tied up in Hawaii. Nothing was a problem and she left a lovely note ffor my arrival.
Sara S,
TEMPLESTOWE LOWER
September 2011

Marina was terrific with Darcy and Liza, especially coping with Liza's fear of strangers. Also Marina texted me each time she visited my dogs to tell me how the visit went, which I really appreciated. I will be using LPC again, as will be travelling a lot over the next 12 months and I know I can trust you to keep my pets safe and hhappy. Thanks Marina!
Georgia B,
RINGWOOD
May 2011