Katrina

Caring and calm, Sydenham-based

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Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
22 GBP for each additional pet
36 GBP
/day
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About Katrina

Hello!

About me

I'm in my early 30s, work in consulting, and have been a dog-lover for as long as I remember. When I was younger, I would read a dog breed book for fun. I would also pretend to be walking a dog on lead to convince my parents to get a dog of our own... It worked eventually and we got our beloved Shih Tzu, Muffin, who sadly passed away at 16 years old in late 2022 :'(

Experience

I've walked dogs for the Cinnamon Trust - a charity that pairs up dog walkers with dog owners who have mobility challenges. Both were rescues: one was a fun Beagle x Cavalier, and the other was a senior, sweet Border Terrier. They both got anxious and bark-y, of loud noises, and other dogs respectively. If your dog has anything they get upset by, I'm always mindful of this and will distract them towards something else.

I have also boarded dogs in my home - a range of breeds and sizes, including a Bichon x Toy Poodle; an Australian Kelpie; and a Labradoodle.

Where your pet would stay

I live in a 2nd floor small flat in Sydenham (opposite the Overground / Southern rail station).

I have recently had to install brand new carpets, so it would be important that they're well toilet trained, as I'd like to avoid accidents!

I work from home 9-6 most days - taking breaks every couple hours through the day so I can take the dogs out or play with them.

I live with my partner who grew up with dogs and is the only other person who lives with me. We'll make sure one of us is always in. It is on a quiet no through road (free roadside parking)

Dogs would sleep in the open plan lounge/kitchen with access to water/food as needed.

There's no garden however I have a flexible work schedule so can pop out frequently. I have 2 local parks (Mayow park and Alexandra Rec park) several mins walk away.

My services:

I will happily board 2 dogs if from the same household.

As noted above, I don't have a garden so please be aware they will need to be used to only going out for the toilet every couple hours!

I'm able to discuss house sitting options. Note, I don't have a car so wouid need a lift, or be able to travel easily via train/bus (unless it's a longer stay of more than 2 nights)

I can offer oral medication if needed. In terms of basic grooming I am happy to brush them having done this daily with my shih tzu back at home.

I can support with basic training (eg. Sit, stay, lie down, shake paw)

I also offer dog walking if you are within walking distance or a short bus ride. Happy to chat to discuss duration and frequency of walks required.

Thanks for reading & look forward to hearing from you! Please do reach out with any questions at all.

Katrina

Katrina's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
22 GBP for each additional pet
36 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
18 GBP for each additional pet
42 GBP
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
14 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
22 GBP
/day

Katrina also offers

Dog training
Grooming

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
Ian, 2023-12-10

Katrina was professional and kind! Frank was happy staying with her and she was great with the communication both before and during the stay. Thanks again!

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Dog boarding
oren, 2022-08-30

Very personable and easy to work with. Communication was efficient and simple. Just what I needed at the time I needed it.

Availability

About Katrina's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years

Katrina's home

An apartment
Has no kids

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have 10+ years of taking main responsibility for my family's shih-tzu + dogs belonging to neighbours/friends. Happy to help teach your dog to sit, lie down, stay, 'leave' or shake paw (I taught all these to my own dog). I am confident walking dogs who don't like other dogs, and generally anxious dogs.

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Katrina

Katrina

Caring and calm, Sydenham-based

Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
22 GBP for each additional pet
36 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Katrina

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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