***I am currently unable to offer 24hr stays due to lack of holiday days left at my full-time job. I will have to work 8-5 for any overnight stays***
Hi! My name is Hazel, I am 25 years old and I am passionate about animal care and welfare. Animals have been my passion for as long as I can remember. As soon as I left school, I knew I wanted to follow that passion and began studying animal care.
I dedicated 6 years of studying to my passion which gave me various qualifications and experience. To begin with, I achieved a Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Animal Management. This covered modules such as Animal First Aid, Animal Husbandry, Animal Biology, Animal Business, Zoo experience and various other subjects. I gained a large amount of hands-on, practical experience with a wide variety of animals during this time, from companion animals, to zoo animals, and exotics (reptiles, birds etc.).
I then went on to complete a Bachelors of Science in Animal Behaviour and Training. This allowed me to complete a more in-depth focus surrounding animal behaviour, psychology and training. Behaviour and Training is my speciality. Finally, I continued my studies and went on to begin a year of Masters of Science in Animal Behaviour and Training which is currently on hold. I am planning on possibly changing my subject to a wildlife and conservation based Masters.
PET SITTING EXPERIENCE
I have been pet sitting for almost 6 years now. This has given me a variety of experience. I have pet sat the following animals:
- Guinea Pigs
I am trained in diabetic cats and have experience giving insulin injections and medication. I also have experience giving various other sorts of oral medications, eye drops, ear drops for cats, dogs and guinea pigs. I am more than happy to adminsiter medication required for other animals too.I have pet sat animals of a variety of ages, sizes and behavioural temperaments. I am comfortable and happy to discuss all sorts.
Also including house sitting, taking care of the house. Cleanliness, alarm setting etc.
For over 5 years now, I have worked full-time in a very well known animal rescue centre; working with cats. This has given me plenty of in depth experience surrounding behaviour, husbandry and medication administration. Working in this industry has also given more opportunities to become a kitten foster carer, I have hand-reared and fostered many kittens which has involved feeding every 2 hours and out of hours emergency vet visits - generally lots of focus, attention and care! I have husbandry and behavioural experience with livestock, reptiles/exotics and zoo animals too.
I previously volunteered for a rescue which involved fostering animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils. I have also had to hand rear kittens, puppies and guinea pigs.
I am in the early stages of setting up a behavioural and training business so I do have experience with difficult animals.
MY OWN PETS
I was raised in a family of animal lovers so I have always been around animals. My first word was even the name of my first cat! Animals I have owned are:
- Cats (I currently own 2 cats)
- Guinea Pigs
- Horses (I currently own 2 horses)
WHAT SERVICES DO I OFFER?
- Single PM/double AM/PM daytime visits: Single PM visit up to 1 hour, double visit two up 30 min visits. (Time depends on animal’s interest after basic duties are complete). These visits can include, feeding, cleaning, attention/play, medication, basic grooming etc.
- Overnight stays (work dependent, may not be able to offer 24hr care in some cases if annual leave is not available).
- Some dog walks (work dependent, open to discuss)
****please note, I work full-time hours (8-5) in addition to this so hours may be limited at times. Happy to discuss.****
I can offer behavioural advice and training to cats, dogs and small mammals as an additional service. All services include friendly photo updates of your animals and of course, plenty of love!! I hold a full, clean UK driving license so I can commute easily.
Thank you so much for reading, I'm excited to meet all your animals!
Hazel is brilliant. She took brilliant care of Arlo and gave us peace of mind he was looked after when we were away. Thanks so much - defo would use again
This is the second time we have asked Hazel to take care of our cat Poppy whilst we were away for 2 weeks. She has been fantastic with her and Poppy seems to enjoy Hazel's company very much! We booked her for a daily visit to feed her and spend some time with her every day during our absence. She updated us every few days with some pictures and videos which reassured us a lot. She has been incredible to celebrate the holidays with Poppy by giving her some gifts on Christmas day (little Christmas themed toys!) which Poppy is still enjoying :)
We are definitely going to ask for her help next time we are going away and we totally recommend her!
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