I am passionate about animals. In the past, I have pet sat for both dogs and cats, and have owned both cats and hamsters. I have a deep interest in exotic pets, especially snakes, and am well versed in caring for reptiles, although I have never owned one myself (I am hoping to in the near future though). The photos you cat see of me with animals on my profile include me with my 2 cats, along with some more exotic animals. When I go travelling, I often try to find native animals, and those photos are mostly taken in nature preserves. I work from home on my own schedule so am entirely flexible with the times you require visits to be at. As I do not have a car, animals I visit in your home must live within a 30min cycle ride of me.
I am happy to care for dogs of any size and breed, and have previously looked after a large dog. I am unable to care for dogs at my house due to owning cats, however I am able to provide visits or overnight/live in care for dogs at your house. Services can be provided at any time of day.
A typical visit would include feeding your pet, changing their water, taking them outside to use the toilet, and also playing with them for about 30mins. I am able to brush your pet if required. For walks, I would typically do one long walk per day (45-60mins, depending on size and energy of dog), and up to 2 more shorter walks per day (around 30mins).
I am happy to care for all cats, including those with medical problems. Due to having 2 cats of my own, I am unable to care for cats in my house, though I am able to provide visits or overnight/live in care at your house. Services can be provided at any time of day.
A typical visit would include feeding your pet, changing their water, and engaging with them for about 30mins. I can brush your cat if this is required.
Small mammals and reptiles:
Any pet kept inside an enclosue I am able to keep at my house. I have 2 cats at home, who would always be in a different room. I live in a non-smoking house. If you would prefer to keep the animal in your house and for me to provide visits, this is also possible, though it would be preferred for them to stay with me.
I have previously cared for a hamster (and have knowledge of mice and rat care) and although I have never had a reptile, I am very knowledgeable in their care, as I'm hoping to adopt one in the near future. There are plenty of plug points available in the room and I have a plug in timer available should your animal need a light cycle, heat, or similar.
They will get a minimum of 15mins out of cage/handling time every day, unless they are not a holdable animal. I work from home so would be there most of the time to provide for their needs.
If you wish for your animal to stay with me, I require them to be dropped off in most instances, as I do not have a car.
If you have an animal not listed here, I'm probably happy to care for it, as I'm comfortable around almost all animals. Generally, if an animal is in an enclosure, you can refer to the "small mammals and reptiles" section for information, and if they are free romed, you can refer to the "cats" section.
Rates for services not listed on my profile:
Small pet kept at my house - £5/day
For this please choose a home visit and I will give a discount for this price.
There seems to be a glitch on the website where it doesn't show that I can care for exotic pets. Please be assured that I can and I am working to fix this.
Rates can be reduced for multiple pets, please feel free contact me for more information.
Natalie did a great job taking care of our cat Ginger.
We valued that she was flexible enough to arrange a meet & greet with us on short notice (2 days before we left for a short trip).
Natalie also did a good job with cleaning Ginger’s litter, playing with him, and making sure he always had enough food in his bowl.
While it was not a big issue, we think that she could improve a bit on her communication. On the first day of our booking we had to remind her to send us a picture of Ginger, even though we had requested that before.
All in all, we think Natalie is a great pick for taking care of your pet.
Lucas and Nina
Natalie sent regular updates on our cat and spent time playing with her. When meeting Natalie, she clearly has a great passion and knowledge of animals. She also set up access for our friend staying later in our house during our holiday. I highly recommend her.
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