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Catherine

Animal Lover And Zoology Graduate Interested In Working With All Species

Cambridge
6 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last active 11 days ago
Lives with 1 dog, 1 cat and 5 pets
Lives with Chocolate Labrador Bentley
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
8 GBP for each additional pet
11 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Catherine

I have a huge love for animals and have experience with hamsters, cats, dogs, rabbits, bearded dragons, tortoises, birds, hedgehogs, fish (tropical and freshwater), stick insects and chickens. I currently own three beautiful hamsters (two males and one female, in separate cages. One dwarf, two Syrian) and 2 Indian stick insects. My family also have several cats, a dog, birds and tropical fish. I have recently completed my Zoology degree at ARU, have partaken in work experience at three different vet clinics, I used to volunteer at a zoo and have experience as a hedgehog carer.

I am looking for an extra bit of money and what better way of getting this than by spending time with something I love? I have had lots of bookings with some amazing, lovely animals, all owners of which have said they'd take my services again! :) I have had returning customers also :)

I am now employed in a full-time job, which means I am only available evenings and weekends. I now have a megarider though meaning I can travel to most places within Cambridge!

I would like to work with any animals I have experience in (see the beginning of this section) but can work with other animals, with information provided.

Dog walking for small to medium dogs is preferred.

I live in Kings Hedges but can cater for anywhere within Cambridge, if accessible via bus. I work by Cambridge Station and usually finish work by 6pm.

MY SERVICES:

- - - Dog Walking - - -

Small to medium dogs are preferred.

I will give your dog a lovely walk around your area (feel free to request a route!) for as long as you need (usually between 30minutes to an hour).

I will only do this at weekends.

- - - House Visits - - -

These are my most popular bookings and the ones I enjoy the most. I will come to your house once or twice a day to check on, play with, feed and water your pets. I can also do small household chores, pick up your letters from the floor and clean your pets out.

*****I will usually only do two house visits a day if it is nearby where I am located (Kings Hedges/Arbury/Chesterton) as I am limited on time I can spend travelling.

I am also only able to do two home visits a day on weekends.

I am available for home visits in the evenings after my work, or on weekends.

If you would like your dog walked on top of this, I can offer you a £2 reduction in price per walk (off my standard rate for dog walk bookings).

- - - Overnight House Stay - - -

This is the perfect option for if your pet needs attention for longer periods of time and if you do not like to leave them alone for too long. Due to the other commitments I have, I can usually only accept 1 night stays, usually at the weekend. If you would like more, I can do these at a slightly higher rate.

I do all the things involved with a usual house visit, as well as anything extra you may request, including walks.

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I am aware of how hard it can be to leave your pet in someone else's care, so I always make sure I provide photos for each visit and send them to the owners, so you know how well they are doing whilst in my care. I always strive to go above and beyond and no request is too much, so feel free to ask :D

I have a Facebook page where I share updates of animal-related things, including experiences I have had with recent bookings! I post photos of pets I have met up there :)https://www.facebook.com/CatherinePawshake/

I can provide discounts to regular customers!

Catherine's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
8 GBP for each additional pet
11 GBP
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
17 GBP for two visits a day
9 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Home Visits
Gaia, 2019-08-26

Catherine is fantastic! Looked after our cats SO well they were both very chilled out when we got home, even won over our rescue boy who is generally terrified of people. Definitely recommend and will book again in the future!

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Home Visits
Sally, 2019-08-13

Our cat Molly was very well looked after by Catherine and we wouldn’t hesitate to use her again!

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Availability

Catherine's Pets

Fibbles
Farm animal
Sundae
Farm animal
Archie
Cat
Bentley
Chocolate Labrador
Fetch
Reptile
Popcorn
Farm animal
Luna
Farm animal

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

I have recently completed my Zoology degree, which I have received a First Class Honours in. I have just started studying a part-time master's degree in Applied Wildlife Conservation also.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Catherine

Catherine

Animal Lover And Zoology Graduate Interested In Working With All Species

Cambridge
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
8 GBP for each additional pet
11 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Catherine

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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