Hello, fellow pet lovers!
I'm a postgraduate Psychology student at the University of Bath, but I'm originally from Cyprus. Studying abroad has been amazing, but it came at a price, as I'm constantly away from my adorable poodle and gorgeous kitty. Since I miss them dearly, I would love nothing more but to spend my free time taking care of pets here. Ever since I can remember, I have always been around animals and my love has only grown stronger for them since I was old enough to care for them myself.
As a pet owner myself, I understand how difficult it is to leave your beloved pets when going on holiday, as well as the dilemma of finding the right person to look after them. I can assure you that I will take my responsibilities very seriously; after all, that's what I would expect from someone taking care of my babies. I have had my cat for about 16 years now and my dog for another 10, so I have experience taking care of energetic little ones as well as senior pets. I have also walked dogs voluntarily in Canterbury for about a year, and have had several bookings during my time there as an undergraduate student. You can see reviews from past bookings on my profile.
I am aware that each animal has its own character and specialised needs, so I will adjust my behaviour and responsibilities accordingly. If your pet requires that extra care, I am more than happy to spend more time with them than usual per day. Since my house is unsuitable to host pets, I will only be able to make visits or overnight stays at the owner's house - besides, that's where the animals would feel most comfortable.
I will strive to make both yours and the pets' experience as enjoyable as possible. As such, I will make sure the house is kept clean (including the kitty litter and garden), the pets are well fed, and groomed every day (if long-haired) to avoid shedding. I will also spend lots of time playing with them and giving them all my love to create a stress-free environment since they will no doubt be missing you loads. To keep your mind at ease, I can send you regular text updates and cute pictures of your pets when I'm with them, for you to make sure everything is running smoothly. I can also collect your post, water any plants and feed any other small animals around the house, at no extra cost. Just be sure to let me know!
I also welcome meetups with the owners and the pets beforehand, so that you can ensure your pets are in good hands.
When it comes to dog walking, I can walk 2 or 3 dogs at a time but no more than that, because I want to be able to give each dog my full attention, especially outside the house. Even though your pup may be well trained, I am likely to keep them on the leash just in case. Their safety is my number one concern.
Feel free to message me with any questions. I look forward to meeting and loving your best friends!
Michelle looked after Alfie and Beau very kindly and diligently. They were happy and calm when I got home!
Michelle was a fantastic cat sitter for my two cats. She did exactly what I asked her to do. She was willing to sit with them and get to know them better. Zoe is a particularly nervous cat but Michelle managed to get Zoe to come so that she could take a photo of them both. Michelle kept me up to date with regular texts and photos. The two cats were both calm and relaxed when I got home.
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