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Shellie’s Animal Care offers dog walking, in home house sitting and holiday house calls across the Greater Sydney area under the helm of dog-lover, Shellie, a former RSPCA employee with 10+ years extensive experience in rescue and rehoming.

All our staff are police checked with public and private liability insurances and are avid animal lovers.

Shellie’s Animal Care are proud to be a 2021 finalist in the Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards.


Hello, my name is Shellie Coan and animals are my life…

Ever since I can remember I have been around animals, always bringing home stray dogs to live with us, helping my dad breed birds, volunteering to care for the neighbours animals, always learning how to read an animals behaviours. I also have experience in reptile rehabilitation.

I have been working in the dog industry for over 10 years, I have owned and operated a successful doggy holiday care, doggy day care, rescue and rehoming business for over 10 years with an unblemished reputation. I have an ongoing passion for learning and understanding all animals.

I am an old RSPCA employee, with extensive experience in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of all dogs.

I’m excited to redirect my animal knowledge and team building skills into a friendly but professional dog walking and housesitting team.

My vision is to create a peace of mind to families that are time poor, who need to have their dog walked and looked after while they are at work. Going on holidays can be difficult when owning a fury friend so knowing that a professional team is popping over to stay, walk, feed and check on your animals, especially those golden oldies that don’t like change can be comforting

I’m committed to always providing a solution to all clients and their animals needs.

When I’m not a woman in business, I absolutely adore time with my family, especially on the water, we always take our staffy girls, Bonnie, Betty and Billie.

I am also a registered and medically certified dog breeder, with the Master Dog Breeders Association, of English Staffordshire dogs, my breeding name is “Abbeys Blues”

My hobbies are – horse riding, horse jumping, boating & fishing, cooking & reading true stories.


Doggy Care & Rescue

Over 10 years experience operating a doggy holiday care, doggy day care, rescue and rehoming business with unblemished record.

Former RSPCA Employee

Formerly an RSPCA employee with extensive experience in rescue and rehoming

Registered Dog Breeder

Registered and medically certified dog breeder with the Master Dog Breeders Association.

The Team

All team members have been personally selected by Shellie and are police checked and have public and personal liability insurance.


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter 

“Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always loved animals. From owning different animals like fish, rabbits, dogs and birds my passion for them is extremely high.

I’m currently study psychology and have completed my safe course in vet nursing as well.

Shellie’s business is a great place for your furry little friend to be in the best care. Her care for animals is amazing and I can’t wait to help her business grow!

I’m super excited to be apart of her business and to be able to adapt my skills into looking after your pet. I can’t wait to meet you all 🐾


In Home Pet Sitter

“I’m a full-time university student studying a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of communications.

I have loved animals from a VERY young age. My first memory with animals is as a toddler, being with my grandparent’s dog Sage and sharing her food… not the healthiest for a toddler!

I love seeing the different personalities of all different animals, and can’t wait to meet some of your fur babies” 🐾


In Home Pet Sitter

“I’m a newly graduated high school student, ready to spend my summer and uni days meeting and hanging out with your furry little family members, no matter how big or small. 

My love for animals begun with the forever-friendly guinea pigs, mice and then fish. Since then, I’ve channelled my passion for animals by taking care of family, friends, and neighbour’s four-legged doggies at any chance I could get. More recently, by fostering dogs with Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, I’ve made sure their every need is met and every anxiety is quelled” 🐾


In Home Pet Sitter

“Since I was little, I’ve always loved animals! My passion has continued to grow as I am currently studying a Bachelor of Zoology at university.

I’ve had experience volunteering at Symbio Wildlife Park, so I love creatures of all shapes and sizes. I am also very comfortable being around different animals.

When I’m not cuddling or learning about animals I’m usually hiking, reading or playing with my cheeky dachshund, Indie” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“My name is Emily Gilmore, and I LOVE all fur babies… big or small!

I’ve always had a pet or 3 of some sort growing up… birds, rabbits, dogs, cats, fish, even a turtle! I currently have 2 cats, Benson (ragdoll) and Angus (mainecoon) who I adore, but also love taking my friend’s big baby (great dane) for walks and swims at the beach.

I am a dancer/ dance teacher and do acting work for TV.

I’m so excited to be a part of Shellie’s animal care and to meet your fur babies!” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“My name is Teresa Ameneiro, and I have a passion for caring for animals.

Nothing makes me happier than getting cuddles off a furry friend, I have my own dog Bella who makes my life full and happy.

When I’m not playing with or walking Bella, I am dancing on stage part time and teaching youngsters like myself how to groove and move.” 🐾


In Home Pet Sitting

“I am currently in my third year of nursing!

I have always loved all animals ever since I was little. I have had many experiences looking after dogs for many years and always look forward to meeting new fur babies as well as their families.

I can’t wait to get started!” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“My name is Amy, I’m 21 years old, and I’m in my second year of studying English and music at university.

I have had so much fun looking after all types of animals since I was little under my family’s roof — dogs, cats, birds, mice, guinea pigs and even turtles alike! I also have two prior years of professional experience in the animal welfare industry and I’m so excited to be back amongst it again.  

I’m really looking forward to working with Shellie, as it is of utmost importance to me that your pets have the best and safest time possible in my care!” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“Hi I’m Emma and I am currently studying Certificate 4 in Education Support. From a young age I have always had a passion for helping people.

I have had animals my entire life; cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. I love caring for animals and can’t wait to care for yours.” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“My name is Grace Lipscombe, I am a recent high school graduate and am currently working as a junior assistant at a dog grooming business.  

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to be around animals my entire life, from my own family pets to the animals on the school farm and to my current position in animal care. Because of this I am fully aware of caring for and loving them unconditionally. I have a true sense of what all pet owners would expect of me in taking care of their companions as if they were my own. 

To say I’m excited to meet and care for your fur babies would be an understatement, I can’t wait to give them all of my love.” 🐾


In Home Pet Sitting

“My name is Shannon! I currently work as a nurse and study full-time, in my final year of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing!

I have 3 animals of my own including 2 cats and a dog. I have great experience in sitting for family and friends too!

I absolutely adore all animals of all sizes and breeds! I’m super excited to begin this journey with such an amazing, kind, caring team!

Can’t wait to meet you and all your beautiful pets!” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“My name is Anuta and I’m currently taking a gap year to work and do things I’ve always wanted to do, like learning how to surf and spend more time with animals!
I have always loved animals.

When I was a kid, I had an ambitious plan to get a horse for our one-bedroom apartment, which didn’t work out as you can imagine:) However, I did get 2 beautiful budgies who lived a happy life flying around the apartment for 8 years.

I am very passionate about the well-being of animals and I’m looking forward to meeting your gorgeous pets!” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“Hi there! I love animals of all shapes and sizes, and really enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, kayaking and playing sports. At home, I have two older Malteseshihtzus. I often walk my neighbours Mastiff x German Shephard and look after a beautiful long-haired cat. I look forward to meeting and spending time with your furry friends, being their companion and carer, and taking them out on exciting neighbourhood adventures!” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitting

“My name is Mandy, I am a mother of three and I have been running a very busy residential cleaning service for the past few years.

I have been an animal lover forever, owning budgies, cats, dogs and horses throughout my life. I’m that person that will want to pat your dog while you are trying to walk down the street, or when invited to someone’s house for a get together I’ll be sitting with your pet rather than the people. I just gravitate to animals as I love them so much.

Cleaning homes has brought me into contact with so many pets over the years and I built a bond with each and every one of them spending plenty of time giving pats and cuddles before commencing my cleaning duties.

I currently own a gorgeous Cavoodle named Cocoa who sleeps on a queen bed and basically owns a three-seater couch.

I am so excited to embark on this journey working for Shellie and caring for your beautiful pets” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“Hi, my name’s Kiera! I have always been so obsessed with animals, and love spending time with them. I’ve had some interesting pets growing up, hermit crabs and rats being the most interesting. We have our own little zoo at home with 2 rats, a dog, 2 cats and 2 birds.

I have my Cert 2 in animal studies and have experience pet sitting friends’ dogs, I enjoy hanging out with all types of pets, from little guys who cause chaos to the sweet ones who just want to cuddle up.

I am very passionate about caring for animals, and I look forward to meeting your cuties 🙂 ” 🐾


Dog Walker & In Home Pet Sitter

“My name is Tiarne, I am currently studying Certificate II in animal care I have 2 pugs and 2 Guinea pigs, and I have experience in dog sitting at my house. I love to spoil them with lots of cuddles and love. I’m excited to have joined Shellie’s House-Sitting Team And I Look forward to being able to care, love and spoil your pets too. ” 🐾

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