Pet sitting and Dog Walking in:
IVANHOE EAST 3079
HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 3081
HEIDELBERG RGH 3081
HEIDELBERG WEST 3081
Hi, I am Marty, a pet-loving author and artist living in Melbourne. I have had cats and dogs in my life for over 40 years. Currently, Callie and Hibou are the cats I share my home with.
I have been on the LPC pet care team for six yacceptingears, and still enjoy meeting new animals as well as renewing my acquaintance with regular clients. I am also a WIRES-accredited wildlife carer, a keen gardener and a birdwatcher.
I have experience in dealing with animals that need regular medication, including insulin shots. I am comfortable with large dogs, but always prefer to meet them before accepting a booking. I wrangle rabbits, chooks, turtles, guinea pigs, and goldfish too.
I will look after your pets as if they were my own and would love a chance to meet up with you and your pets soon.
I'm always really busy over the Xmas-New Year period, so please plan ahead and book me early.
In line with COVID-safe requirements, I am vaccinated and happy to wear a mask in your home.
We have had Martin look after our cat several times now. We really appreciate the care that he provides our cat when we are away. We love the updates to know our cat is safe and looked after while we are away. Definitely recommend.
Martin has looked after our cat several times now and we are really happy with his care while we are away. We really appreciate the updates whilst we are away. Definitely recommend.
Marty has looked after my cat several times now and I cant recommend him more highly. I have come home to a happy and relaxed pet, always plenty of food and water left for him. Marty takes the time to give photo/video updates which are greatly appreciated and gives lots of peace of mind. Thanks so much Marty. Ernie will see you next time ;)
Marty did a good job. Our dog was very happy with Marty.
Always takes good care of our pet
Lucifer loves Marty.
I have a camera installed that monitors his food and water while we are away. In the past, I checked the camera as soon as I would wake up in the morning. I also had alerts set up to notify me when there was motion so I could check on my boy.
On this latest trip away, I didn't set up motion alerts and I think I only looked at the camera once - this is because I am completely relaxed when Marty is looking after Luci. It's nice to go away and not worry.
I really appreciate it when Marty sends through a pic or a vid!
Martin is a wonderful carer, very reliable and professional. He always keeps us updated on our pet’s movements, including photos!
Felt very comfortable leaving out cat, Lenny with Marty while we went away for the weekend. Definitely appreciated the videos Marty sent us as it was our first trip away since we got our kitten. Will definitely be booking Marty next time we're away!!
I have recently moved and unfortunately have moved out of my previous carer's region. However, I was lucky to be able to get Marty to drop in for a couple of days over Christmas, knowing how busy this period can get. Even though he probably only saw one of my cats I came home to two happy kitties. Thank you.
Martin was a pleasure to deal with and very good with our asthmatic cat. We came home to a happy, healthy cat and we have already booked him for our next trip away
My cat Sizzles is fed on the kitchen table and when I got home her food dishes had been moved to the floor and I'm not sure why. She's used to being fed on the table and it keeps her agile having to jump up to it.
Martin has been looking after our cats Max and Mara for a couple of years now. Martin is professional and sends communication (texts) along the way when you are away.
Marty is always professional and very accommodating. Our pets are always happy and feel well cared for when we return home!
As per usual, Marty was very professional - letting me know when he needed things and that Lucifer was doing well.
Marty did a great job with clear and consistent communication - thank you
Very happy with the service that Martin provides.
He is always very polite, punctual and follows my instructions without question or hesitation.
Martin was fantastic. He kept us fully informed and our cat loved him
As Marty is fully aware, we have a camera in the house to monitor Lucifer while we are away. We generally have a quick look each day over dinner to reassure us that our boy is doing ok, normally with the volume down because we're a public space.
Stacey caught a motion alert and was able to catch the action live one morning. For the first time, the volume on her phone as turned up.
It was wonderful! As soon as Marty entered the apartment. Lucifer came running out Meowing. While Marty watered our plants and sorted out the litter tray - he and Lucifer had a little conversation with each of Marty's questions responded to.
Thanks again, Marty.
Didn’t meet Martin but on the phone he was very professional and polite and gave updates for the short time away. Thanks
Marty was super friendly and professional. Lucifer loved him, even popping out from hiding to say hello when Marty popped around for our meet and greet - a rarity for my normally shy cat that made me comfortable about leaving him in his care.
It was our first time using this service. Martin is simply great, and he really care for our cat! We returned home to a happy and very content little one. :-D
I was very happy with Martin. He seems to have a real concern for the welfare of my pets.
Martin was awesome! He really put me at ease during my first use of the service. He immediately connected with my cat and I went on holiday feeling confident that she'd be well looked after. I definitely recommend Martin and will be using him for all my future cat-sitting needs. Thanks Martin! And check out his beautiful animal portraits - an animal-lover and a great artist :)
Martin was great. Even it our pets didn’t show up for pats they were well fed and happy when we came home.
Marty was great, he made sure Mingus was eating and did his best to make our cranky usually outdoor kitty happy inside while we were away. Thank you.
Martin was very professional and made me feel at ase about leaving the care of my pets to him. His daily reports were very much appreciated.