Megan

Experienced Carer with a MSc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare

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1 recurring guest
Last contacted 9 days ago
Lives with 2 cats
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Last activity
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One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
15 GBP
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Megan is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Megan

Hi there, 

I am an internationally experienced animal handler with a background caring for and training a variety of species. I immigrated from the United States to Belfast 2.5 years ago to get my Master's in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Before I moved, I worked as a Canine Behaviour and Enrichment Specialist, and instructed puppy and basic obedience classes. I also did 1-on-1 training with clients regarding problem behaviours such as nipping, jumping on guests, pulling on the lead, resource guarding, etc. Dog training is a huge passion of mine and I'm happy to offer training help at a fraction of the cost of other private trainers, as I'm just getting started here in Belfast.

Animal behaviour is a difficult field to get into and make a living in, but it's been my lifelong passion and I've invested so much time and energy and money, even moved internationally, to pursue it. I absolutely love this work, and would love to spend time with your pets of any variety. I have my own transportation and am certified in canine CPR.

Being from a rural area, I was around horses and livestock from a very young age. I began leasing and competing when I was 11, and moved on to showing arabians/half arabians. I got all my horses green broke and put the training on them myself under a sports psychologist who specialized in equestrian sports. I sold my horse when I moved away for undergrad studies, but was lucky enough to still get to train a lovely Standardbred called Sebastian, and do in-hand and ridden work with him. I have a lot of experience as a stablehand and with varying livestock (goats and cows primarily)

I majored in psychology in my undergraduate studies with an emphasis in animal behaviour, completing research on spatial navigation strategies in homing pigeons. I began working for a canine care and training facility, where I worked my way up from kennel staff to the facility's behaviour and enrichment specialist. 

 I am both professionally and academically trained to handle medically and behaviourally complex animals, and my professional experience spans a variety of species. I am able to provide both physical and mental enrichment from a that supports their psychological and physical wellbeing. I will love your creatures, treat them with the utmost respect, and care for them as if they were my own. I am also open to boarding in my home-- I am directly beside the Waterworks park in Belfast, and my dog boarding price includes 2x a day walks/playtimes in the park.

If I sound like I could be a good fit for your pet care needs, please don't hesitate to send me a message. I'd love to meet your furry friends and provide care for them in whatever areas suit!

Megan's services

At your home

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

Megan also offers

Dog training

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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Home Visits
Susan, 2024-06-15

This is the second time Megan has looked after our girls and they have quickly become very keen on her. We are super grateful to have Megan as part of our cat family 💙

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Home Visits
Susan, 2024-04-08

Megan was amazing with our 4 girls. Kept us up to date every step of the way and was so lovely and kind. Would 100% recommend her to anyone

Availability

Megan's Pets

Freddie Purrcury
Cat
Elton John
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Master's degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an animal behaviour emphasis Previous work experience in Canine Behaviour and Enrichment, as well as caring for cats, horses, goats, and cattle. Certified in Canine CPR

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Megan

Megan

Experienced Carer with a MSc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare

One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
15 GBP
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Megan is currently not available to accept new requests.

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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