As a postgraduate student, I have a lot of flexibility and availability which I hope will help me to support dog and cat owners who may have a very busy schedule. The services I offer are dog walking and cat visits (refilling kibble, feeding any wet food, cleaning litter trays, playing with toys). I am happy to do dog walking of up to an hour long, or less if the dog is older/requires less walking - I am free for morning, afternoon and evening walks. For cat visits, I will spend 30 minutes to an hour per visit but I am happy to negotiate. All of my prices are negotiable also, so feel free to message me to discuss any of the services I offer.
In terms of experience, when I was living with my parents, I grew up with a cat and two dogs. I trained both of our dogs from when they were puppies, as I was in charge of the puppy classes and taking them for walks. My parents still call me up to dog sit now that I've moved out so I can still spend quality time with my fur babies (that's what I call them anyway!). Now that I've moved out, my partner and I have two cats, both of them are indoor cats. However, I can't wait to adopt a dog when we have the space to accommodate one!
While I was at university in London, I volunteered with the Dogs Trust dog school. I found it very rewarding to be able to work with new owners and to help them build relationships with their dogs. It was eye opening to be able to learn new things about dog care, as well as learning how to do new tricks! It helped me to fill the dog shaped void in my heart and I would love to work with dogs again in the future.
Tash has done a wonderful job puppy-sitting for my 12 week-old Jack Russell Terrier. She is friendly, very easy to communicate with, and leaves a nice, useful report each time.
Tash was great looking after our dog and cat for a week while we were on holiday. Her communications were prompt and professional, she asked thoughtful questions during our meet and greet that clearly indicated her knowledge of pet care and dog training, and was very accessible and flexible on scheduling. The house was in perfect condition when we returned, just as we had left it, and our pets seemed very happy and stress-free. Our pup can be a little uncertain about new people and being left with strangers, but he clearly got on well with Tash as he was in good spirits when we came home. Would absolutely hire her again and have already recommended her to friends!
- volunteer with the Dogs Trust dog school
-dog walking experience (personal and voluntary service around my community when I was younger)
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