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Claire

Caring Pet Sitter

Cambridge
9 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked yesterday
Last contacted yesterday
Usually responds within few hours
28m ago
Last activity
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
13 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Claire

Hello!

I'm Claire, I'm a 28 year old research assistant in psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. I come from Germany and France but have moved around quite a bit. I was raised in a household with a golden retriever who we absolutely adored and I walked/fed/took care of him from a young age. In 2013 we fostered a few dogs in Singapore and adopted one, he's the one who looks a bit like a jack russell terrier in the photos, he had quite a few issues with separation anxiety, not being very nice to other dogs and being frightened of a lot of things including strangers. Over time he has gained a lot of confidence, we trained him to get over the separation anxiety (this took a lot of work!) and he's much nicer with other dogs now.

I really want to take care of pets again as I miss living in a home with animals and would provide excellent care and would treat them like my own. I have a variety of skills based on my experience: dealing with a range of dogs, from very easy-going to having to manage dogs that aren't fond of other animals or people and training dogs with seperation anxiety. I am also experienced in taking care of cats and have done overnight catsitting and home visits for a range of cats who are social or shy and need some care and playtime while their families are away.

Services I offer for dogs:

Dog walking: I would walk your dog/s for at least 45 minutes or more depending on your preferences and would track the walk and take pictures. I pick them up and drop them off at your home and can top up water/food and clean/brush them at the end of walks.

Home visits: I can come to your home during the day or evenings and check in on your pet for a minimum of 45 minutes per visit though am happy to stay for longer if needed, I would play with them a little, make sure they go out in the garden if needed and top up water/food and give medication and send you a picture.

Day dogsitting: I can spend half days or full days (4-10 hours) (also open to hourly) in your home with your dog, this would involve playing with them, making sure they have everything needed, taking them on 1 or 2 walks (>30 mins each) and I would send pictures and track the walks. I would also be able to train them for separation anxiety by doing graded exposure to alone time with me leaving and coming for increasing amounts of time.

Overnight dogsitting: I would spend the day and night in your home and would fully take care of your dog, including walking them as often as required, feeding them, playing with them, giving medications if required and training (including separation anxiety) and would brush/clean them. I would send pictures/videos and track walks.

Services I offer for cats:

Home visits: I can come to your home during the day or evenings and check in on your pet for a minimum of 45 minutes per visit though am happy to stay for longer if needed, I would play with them a little, make sure they go out in the garden if needed and top up water/food and clean their litter trays/anything else that needs to be cleaned and give medication and send you pictures.

Overnight catsitting: I would spend the day and night in your home and would fully take care of your cats, including feeding them, playing with them, giving medications if required and would brush/clean them and would send pictures/videos.

I have completed a DBS check for my current job. I currently live in Cambridge, close to the Cambridge leisure park, and am working remotely so have some flexibility during the daytime with walks and home checks and can also work from your home if overnight sitting, I am available morning, afternoons and evenings. I would meet you and your pet without payment the first time to see whether they like me!

Please let me know if you have any questions/requests or pets with more challenging needs and I will get back to you ASAP.

Claire'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
13 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
13 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
22 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
30 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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House Sitting
Alisha, 2021-12-30

Claire is easily one of the best petsitters we've ever had. She stayed with our dog and cat for 12 days, and was very thoughtful and communicative throughout. The quality of Claire's visit and questions before her stay left us with a great deal of confidence that our house and pets were in good hands. She sent daily updates with photos, let us know how our pets were behaving, and checked in on things like watering plants. The pets were in good spirits when we returned, and came home to a very clean and tidy house with clean sheets and towels. I will definitely look forward to hiring Claire again!

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House Sitting
Natasha, 2021-11-09

Claire was great - lots of updates and looked after him perfectly ☺️

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & German
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Claire

Claire

Caring Pet Sitter

Cambridge
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
13 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Claire

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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