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Cambridge
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Yvonne

I'm normally working from home (Panton Street), so taking care of dogs is something that I like doing very much. We keep each other company. Play some games in the house. Get some fresh air during some long walks.

About me: My name is Yvonne, I'm 28 years and studying towards a PhD degree in Sociology. This means I am usually working in our study at home, so I am very flexible time-wise.

Originally from Berlin, Germany, I've been living in Cambridge for almost ten years. It's one of the most beautiful cities that I've seen in my life. I particularly love that it's so green and that there are so many dogs around, which, in my view, is always a good indication that people here are nice :)

Availabilities:

1. Taking your dog for a walk weekdays 8 am - 7 pm and on weekends/holidays 11 am-5 pm. Duration: 0.5 - 3 hours. I will charge you for travelling to and from your place, depending on how far it is.

2. As for 24/7 stays at your place

this is no problem for up to 2 nights in a row (provided that you live within 30 bike ride from Panton Street, Cambridge); if you live further away or need someone for more than 2 days, this is also possible but needs to be discussed at least 1 week in advance

3. As for home boarding stays, i.e. your dog staying with us, this is possible whenever you see a green day in the calendar; for up until 7 days in a row, longer times possible but needs to be discussed at least 1 week in advance

Emergency requests are always welcome.

My partner is a scientist and goes to the lab in the morning at about 10 am and comes back at about 8 pm at night. He loves animals and is always happier when there is a dog around :)

Why am I on this platform? Spending time with a dog is one of my favourite things to do in life. It really is. There's something magical about dogs. I am very flexible time-wise because I am working on my research from home all day long. I am free to take long walks or just keep your dog company; whether at your place or at mine. For example, you're welcome to drop your dog off at our place in the morning, for a weekend or a vacation. We'll be happy to have company!

Why me?

I grew up with dogs, both in my family home (always poodle mixes), and at the houses of relatives and neighbours in a green area in Berlin, Germany. I have taken care of dogs, sometimes for several weeks at a time, mostly by house sitting for friends in Cambridge and London. This has included feeding, walking, cuddling small to big sized dogs, in apartments and houses. Among them were various poodle mixes, huskies, golden retrievers, labradors and a rather large but immensely cute Pyrenean mountain dog.

Where? My partner and I are living in Cambridge near the city centre, on Panton Street. It's a two-floor house that features a small front garden and a tiny outdoor space in the back. We are 5 minutes (by foot) away from Sheep's Green, which leads on to other parks, such as Coe Fen, Lammas Land and the path towards Grantchester. Jesus Green and Midsummer common, in turn, are about 20 min by foot, respectively.

Your dog can stay with us during the day and/or overnight. Our house is spacious inside, with a living room, dining room and kitchen space downstairs (all openly connected with no doors in between). There are two separate bedrooms upstairs, one being used as a guest room/ study.

Dogs are welcome to play in all rooms. I am usually downstairs during the day, so we will be there in the open space together. If the dog sheds a lot of hair, we would probably keep her out of our bedroom unless it makes her all too unhappy to be alone. We have comfy blankets and cushions for her to sleep on. There are some wonderful carpets on our wooden tiles, so dogs usually love jumping around, walking, stretching and sleeping on them.

We have a small front garden that is not fenced and a tiny backyard. The front garden is full of plants and not fenced, and so not great for lettings dogs roam around. We sometimes leave the back door open, so that your dog can move freely between the ground floor and the outside backspace (which is only about only 3x3metres though).

Unfortunately, I don't have a car, so I wouldn't be able to come get / drop off your dog.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

- Yvonne

Yvonne's services

At the sitter's home

Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/day

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
10 GBP
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 GBP for two visits a day
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
49 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Elina, 2019-10-09

Yvonne is great, very friendly and caring, my dog had a lovely time with her!

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About Yvonne's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Yvonne's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

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

Good with dogs at any age; including old ones. I can give oral medication (I know a few ways that usually work but usually dog owners all have their own technique, so I'm happy to do whatever works best :))) and I can also give injections.

Solid knowledge of dog training techniques, having previously taken dogs to training camps / schools, including teaching them the basics when they are young; for larger dogs, this has included taking 'adult dog training lessons', too, but obviously this very much depends on the kind of dog you have (some just require very dominant dog owners so that takes sticking by some rules, which obviously does not apply for little poodles, for example :))

Unfortunately, I'm not the best at at throwing balls, but I'm still learning :) Great at cuddling though!

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Stats

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Response time
100%
Response rate
9w ago
Last activity
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Yvonne

Yvonne

Home

Cambridge
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Yvonne

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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