Zelmarie & Jeffrey

House & Pet Sitters for Short-Notice and Challenging Pets

Chobham
10 times favorited
1 recurring guest
2w ago
Last activity
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Response time
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
69 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Zelmarie & Jeffrey

We see ourselves as house caretakers. We take over while you’re away; whether you've got cats, dogs, fish, chickens, rabbits, sheep or even a vegetable jungle in your backyard, we've got it covered. Our mission is simple: we leave your place better than we found it. No mess, no fuss, and no constant questions bothering you. We're your go-to team for short-term house-sitting in Southern England.

Nervous Dogs & Owners

If you're feeling uneasy about leaving your furry friend alone, or understandably want to meet the people you’re letting into your home, don't worry. You can drop by and meet us for a walk from our house, or if you’re nearby we can come to you, or we can do a video call, or you can even book a trial night to make sure everyone gets along. Whatever you need to feel comfortable.

Meet Us

First up, there's Zel. She's a South African Occupational Therapist who's a pro at snuggling with our furry pals. From big to small, she's got it handled. Zel usually takes care of feeding and making sure everyone gets their meds on time.

Then there's Jeff, a Dutch guy who has run his own digital marketing agency from home for the past 18 years. Jeff loves hiking, and he's all about taking your dogs on adventures. He's a bit of a dog whisperer, even with the anxious or challenging ones. During the week, he's usually in charge of walks, grooming, and playtime.

We’re generally both very tidy and organised people, pretty social and relaxed. We’ve had pets most of our lives, but don’t have any right of our own right now.

Experience Counts

Here are some things we do because we've got some experience under our belts:

  • We figure out your trash schedule and make sure it's in our diary with a reminder. No one wants to come home to overflowing bins, right?
  • On the day we leave, we start with laundry. Bedding and towels go in the machine, so you don't have to deal with it later.
  • Chores first, then relax. Nobody wants to wake up at 2am realising they forgot to lock up the chickens.
  • Good to Know

    • Social Life: We're just like you; we've got friends and a social life, which we don’t pause just because we’re living somewhere else for the week. We prefer seeing them where we are pet sitting so we don’t have to worry about them being home alone at night. We, however, do not like nor throw house parties. We’re the type to serve tapas and shiraz, not crisps and vodka.
    • Privacy Matters: If you've got security cameras, we will ask you to switch them off, aside from ones outside and a doorbell camera.
    • Leaving Pets: We should be able to leave the house for a few hours. We will never be away longer than that though.
    • Pantry Raid: We don't bring our entire pantry with us, so we'll use your basics (salt, pepper, oil etc.). We hate food waste, so any fresh fruits or veggies in the fridge will be put to good use. But don't worry; we won't touch your fancy steaks or that special bottle of balsamic you’ve been saving!
    • In a nutshell, we're here to give you peace of mind while you're away and make sure you come back to a clean and happy pet and home.

      Zelmarie & Jeffrey'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
      16 GBP
      /walk
      One home visit a day
      Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
      16 GBP
      /day
      House Sitting
      A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
      69 GBP
      /night

      Zelmarie & Jeffrey also offers

      Dog training
      Grooming
      Pick up / drop off

      Cancellation policy: Moderate

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

      Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

      Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

      Reviews

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      Doggy Day Care
      Jo, 2023-08-06

      5 star comms and service provided for both our pups during our recent visit to Surrey.

      Our mini poodle can be fearful around new people / settings but we could tell instantly that she had enjoyed her time spent with Zel and Jeff during their days stay.

      All queries were quickly replied to and communications were clear pre-booking.

      Beautiful setting and accommodation for our pups to enjoy.

      Would highly recommend and rebook 👍😊

      Thanks again from us, Dutch and Sunny!

      The Jones

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      Dog boarding
      KATIE, 2023-08-01

      Thank you Zel and Jeff. Gandalf was very happy with you both, and we especially appreciate you looking after him and his injury. He didn’t like the ‘cone of shame’ and we know it added a little more challenge into the equation. He is looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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      Skills

      Specific Skills

      I speak English & Dutch
      +10 years of experience
      Familiar with dog training techniques
      With a wealth of experience in caring for dogs, including those with unique challenges, we possess the knowledge and expertise to provide exceptional care. From handling dogs who cannot socialize with other pets or children to those who require special attention due to medical conditions or anxiety, we have successfully navigated various scenarios. Our patient and compassionate approach allows us to create a calm and secure environment, easing any anxieties and building trust with even the most challenging furry friends. Rest assured, we are well-equipped to understand and cater to the specific needs of your beloved companion, ensuring their well-being and happiness throughout their time with us.

      Experience with

      Rescuing pets
      Behavioural problems

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      House & Pet Sitters for Short-Notice and Challenging Pets

      Chobham
      House sitting
      24h stay, in your home
      69 GBP
      /night
      All services and rates
      Contact Zelmarie & Jeffrey

      Cancellation policy: Moderate

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

      Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

      Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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