Richard

Here for the pups and anything furry

2 times favorited
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Staffie/Whippet Mini
Usually responds within few hours
4w ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Richard is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Richard

Since childhod I've always been around pets. Dogs, cats, fish, rats (17 at one point!), mice, chickens - even a snake! First and foremost, I understand how they aren't just pets, they're part of the family - and how their wellbeing is crucial. My last dog and the one I have now were both rescue staffies, and that's taught me a huge amount about how their particular needs too. 

My 'day job' is as a documentary producer and director - and I've been working in TV for just over 20 years -first at the BBC then freelance for a range of companies (and mostly for US broadcasters). I've lived in SE London for most of that time too.

I'm contientious and caring and love being around animals. I will treat your pets as if they are my own - putting their needs first and making sure they're well cared for in your absence. I'm happy to undertake additional activities like feeding and giving medications (assuming you have those availale) and if you're away for a few days I don't mind cleaning out litter trays, or changing bedding etc and if there are little accidents I can clean those up too! I'm fine brushing your pet(s) too. Of course, there will be photo updates too!

If I'm in your home I'm also happy to collect the post, water plants - I'm open to most things. I can also check around the house to make sure no one has tried to break in, make sure nothing has leaked etc. Also happy to take the bins out if it's bin day. 

I usually prefer to hold a key - but if there's some other arrangement you'd prefer then let me know. I'm very security conscious too. Broadly speaking I don't do 'part hours' unless it's something like a multi-visit deal (e.g. coming twice a day just to feed). 

**DURATION OF WALKS**
In terms of my time, it's charged base-to base ie: from leaving my home to returning again. I'm fair though, so if it's a few minutes over an hour then I'm not going to quibble. Usually I aim for walks of around 30 minutes but that can be increased/decreased as needed. You need to supply any leads, muzzles, treats etc. I'll have poo bags with me.

**DURATION OF HOME VISITS**
If you simply need a cat feeding then it could be quite a brief visit, and we can work something out where two visits a day are just billed as an hour. But if you need a longer session - e.g. sitting with your pet for a few hours, then that's fine too. Basically I can be flexible. You need to provide any food, medications, litter for litter trays etc. 

**AVAILABILITY**
As I'm a freelancer, my availability varies - but generally I'm around a lot and often work from home. The best thing to do is to get in touch and we can take it from there. 

I'm happy to provide a copy of my ID if needed. I don't offer services in my home.

Richard's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 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
20 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
75 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 GBP
/day

Richard also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

Availability

Richard's Pets

Mini
Staffie/Whippet

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Richard

Richard

Here for the pups and anything furry

Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Richard is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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