I have had cats/dogs my whole life. Currently, I have 3 adult cats (10 years old, 9 years old and 9 years old) with one with chronic illness, which makes me very well-tuned on the overall health of cats. I can also administer pills and liquid medication and willing to give shots when needed. I have volunteered for over a year with Last Chance Animal Rescue and I continue to care daily for outside community cats.
I have a strong connection with animals and, since I myself am a pet parents, completely understand the worry pet parents go through when they decide to go on vacation or away for work. I would love to offer pet parents the peace of mind they need when they are away in the hopes that when I need to go away, I will find someone who would care of my pets as well I do for my own and others.
I also know how stressful it is for pets to not have their favorite humans around, my own cat gets ill when he is stressed out :( So I do my best to make the pet as comfortable and happy as possible until their owners come back!
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Because of COVID I understand customer's hesitation to meet in person at first. I am comfortable doing video chats with customers and when they are comfortable I can visit them at their location for an introduction. I also encourage customers to give me as much info about their pet's likes and dislikes as possible and to always feel free to send me more info whenever they like. After the initial intro, I usually work out what I plan to do with their pet(s) and see how they feel about it and if they have their own suggestions :) I am always happy to customize my services and every customer gets constant pics/vids and updates about their pet every time I visit!
Other than having had pets my whole life (from cats and dogs to goats and chickens), I have volunteered for over a year with Last Chance Animal Rescue and learned an incredible amount of work. I also currently have a cat (9 years old) that has a chronic illness, my journey to get him to recovery has taught me so much about recognizing trouble and subtle hints. I am also more than happy to administer pills and liquid meds to your cats.
I am very flexible with my pricing because as a pet parent, pet sitting prices were always something that streered me away from hiring someone. If you think my price is too steep, I am very open to discussion :) As long as you and your pet are happy, I too am happy ^_^
I have been sitting for friends for so long they advised me to start doing it as a side job! I have been pet sitting my whole life. It is just part of being an animal lover. I always want to make sure no pet is left alone because the pet parent can't afford help. I am here for you and your pet.
I have worked with all types of people. From families with little kids and huge house and to college students with limited ammount for spending :)
I have a customer with a dog with a missing foot that has to get her prosthetic foot put on. This was my first time dealing with a dog with a missing limb and in all honesty I was very nervous that I would do it wrong. Fortunately, it was one of the best expericens of my life and I learned so much about caring for an animal with specidal needs ^_^
Look for someone who care about the well being of your pet more than anything else. It is a plus if the person you hire has pets of their own. Many people who don't have pets have a hard time understanding what pets need and require.
Try to think hard of what your pet needs are (other than food and water). Keep a log of what their favorite toys are and especially how they like to play with that toy. For example one of my cats would only play with his toys if you toss them up in the air and he would pretend that he is hunting them, where my other cat would only play if you pretend the toy is a mouse or a bug on the floor, no jumping for him haha. If your pet had/has medical needs, it is incredibly important to discuss all details with your sitter and make sure they are very comfortable giving meds and would recognize cases that require vet visits.