Gillespie - Animal Lover - Auckland, New Zealand

Olwyn Gillespie

Auckland, New Zealand


I have really enjoyed being a Dog Sitter/Minder over the last four years. My part time administration role leaves me time to walk dogs every afternoon - rain, hail or shine - on the beach, through the bush and at the local dog off lead park. Working with dogs is my passion and I delight in sharing my time with large breeds of dogs in particular.

I also provide a dog walking service for the local neighbours, which normally involves a degree of dog training, such as healing on a lead, sit, stay, come to call etc. A well trained dog is a pleasure to walk and ensures that the dog is able to be taken anywhere safely.

I always go the extra mile to ensure that each dog is relaxed and happy during their stay. Each breed and each dog is different so I adapt my routine to suit.

I am available full time during school holidays to care for dogs while their owners are on holiday. This way they can have peace of mind, knowing that their dog is also having a great time while they are away.

Over the years I have built a good rapport with clients and am able to provide references on request.


Animal Lover

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Devoted to dogs. Especially large breeds. Experienced dog sitter/minder providing total dog care in my own secure property. Experienced dog walker and trainer. Very experienced at love and cuddles.

Work History

Dog Sitter

Guardians (NZ) Limited

February 2010 - July 2014

I currently work part time for Guardians (NZ) Limited minding client's dogs in my own home. Over the last four years I have enjoyed providing a happy, relaxed and safe home away from home for many different breeds of dog while their owners are on holiday. During their stay they become part of our family, going where we go and taking part in all our activities.

I provide bedding, toys, towels, food and water bowls. Owners provide food and whatever other things they feel are necessary to ensure that their dog is settled and happy.

During the dogs stay they are feed, groomed, bathed, walked, played with and showered with love, affection, pats and cuddles.

Qualifications & Certifications

Diploma of Nutrition

Wellpark College of Natural Therapies

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