Greta

WFH trustworthy pet lover with lots of cuddles to give!

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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Greta

Hi there! I'm Greta, a software developer who lives in Altrincham, just south of Manchester. I grew up with love for all sorts of pets: dogs, cats, reptiles or farm animals. The only reason I do not have a pet right now is because me and my partner are waiting until we settle down and buy our own house!

A while ago I started using BorrowMyDoggy and had lots of experience with dogs of various size and age. The sits varied from several hours long to up to a month. I fell in love with dog cuddles in the morning and sunny walks during lunch, and now am a good friend with four local dog owners whose dogs I take care of regularly.

Later on I heard about TrustedHouseSitters app and started using it as well. I have done many house sits so far which have its own perks, like letting me travel around the world and see many places which wouldn't naturally come to mind!

My partner, who lives with me, is called Rob. He grew up in a rural farm with many animals like dogs, cats, pigs, horses, etc. He works remotely as a cyber security consultant and loves having pets over, or traveling around and taking care of them from a temporary home.

We are an active couple and love hiking so your dog will get lots of walkies! Let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to have a chat anytime!

Greta

Greta's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 GBP for each additional pet
17 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
8 GBP for each additional pet
12 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
17 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
28 GBP
/day

Greta also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Dog boarding
Charly, 2024-05-23

Pros: our dog was safe, our dog was loved, communication was clear and honest.

Cons: the sitter quit after 4 nights (out of the 9 we organised) as our dog weed on the carpet a few times with anxiety.

None of us expected this to happen, and our dog has never done this before. However, I picked this profile because of the experience, willingness to look after any dog, including puppies, ability to train dogs and experience with dogs with behaviour problems.

This seemed like a highly experienced and competent sitter. But in reality, I don't think there was any confidence, discipline, attempt at training a new routine or forethought regarding accidents that happen.

I'm very glad my dog was safe and well and is now stress free, but I had to pay £1.5k to fly home from our holiday early to pick up the dog, as we couldn't ask friends and family; we wanted a professional to look after our dog 24/7.

I would recommend Greta if you have an emergency back up in place as well, or if you want her to walk your dog. I would not recommend an over-night stay.

Response from Sitter:

I understand your frustration about the cancellation and I'd feel the same.

However, Sia appeared completely different than described and weeing on carpets was not the only house damage we had to deal with, considering it's a rental house.

We weren't aware of the flights since Sia was picked up by the parents. If we knew you were coming back we'd definitely find another way to deal with this!

Availability

About Greta's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Greta's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park, Country side & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & German & Japanese & Other
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
All work I've done was voluntary - looking after dogs and cats. Some dogs had behavioural issues which I was made familiar with, as well as how to tackle it: - barking/whining when there's something a dog wants - other unwanted behaviour: scratching, licking face, taking an object in mouth, etc. - recall training - training for commands (sit, lie, stay, etc) I looked after some rescue dogs and each was different. Some had anxiety and separation issues, some had trust issues. Each one required different approaches which me and my partner learnt successfully. However, I cannot accept dogs that wee in the house due to it being a rental. I have been taking care of dogs for the past two years, while had cats around while growing up my whole life. My partner grew up in a farm with dogs and cats so he is even more experienced than me! Rob helped me a great deal when I started off taking care of pets.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Greta

Greta

WFH trustworthy pet lover with lots of cuddles to give!

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Greta

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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