Catherine

As If They Were My Own

Daventry
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21 recurring guests
Last booked yesterday
Last contacted yesterday
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Louis
12 h ago
Last activity
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
10 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Catherine

Hi. I'm Catherine. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember, I have studied and worked with animals since leaving school. I have several animal related qualifications up to degree level and experience with many different species. I had cats and a guinea pig when I was at school.My husband and I currently have a 7 year old male (castrated) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Louis is a highly socialised dog, who is friendly and loving.

I started my career working in a cattery as a Saturday Assistant and soon moved onto caring for the dogs too. I continued this whilst I was studying for my National Diploma in Animal Care. After gaining my degree (BSc Hons Animal Conservation Science) I worked with laboratory mice for 7 years and in 2016 I had several months working with many different rodent species. I gained valuable experience with mice, rats, degu, hamsters and gerbils there. I have pet sat in my own home, looking after dogs whilst their owners were on holiday, some returning for a second or third visit. I have also worked at a kennels (daycare and overnight stays) feeding and walking dogs, cleaning out their kennels and making sure they have a happy time. I have spent the last 5 years visiting cats in their own homes through Pawshake. 

I hope to use all this experience and knowledge to give your pet a safe, healthy and happy time whilst you are away from them. I enjoy pet sitting and hope to spend quality time taking care of your animals. I love animals and find they give you a positive and proactive view of life. They are a great comfort and source of joy to many people including myself. I would like to think that whilst you are enjoying your holiday or working hard to provide for your animals I can give them a fun, happy and enjoyable time.

I am available for CAT and SMALL ANIMAL VISITS. I can look after your beloved pet/s whilst you are away, giving you no reason to worry.

I can visit your cat/s in their own environment making sure they are fed, their water bowl is full and fresh, any litter tray is clean and they have a bit of a fuss and cuddle before I leave. I can bring in your post, put out or bring in your bins, water your plants and generally make your house looked lived in whilst you are away.

I will happily take care of small animals such as hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats and degu. They will get fresh water, food and a clean cage (full clean if needed, spot cleaning can be carried out if you are only away a couple of days). They will also get a visual health check each time I visit making sure they are happy and healthy. If you wish I can give your small animal some supervised play time outside of their cage. I can make your house looked lived in whilst you are away; watering plants, taking bins in & out and bringing in your post.

Please provide me with any information on your pets that may be useful, specifically temperament and individual care needs.

Every animal that is in my care will be loved and cared for as if it were my own. ALL DOGS,CATS and RABBITS MUST BE UP-TO-DATE with VACCINATIONS. ALL DOGS and CATS are now LEGALLY REQUIRED to be MICROCHIPPED. 

Catherine's services

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
10 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
15 GBP
/day

Catherine also offers

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

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Home Visits
Marcin, 2024-06-04

Absolutely brilliant and very professional service provided by Catherine! Thank you for taking care our Bella!

Highly recommended.

Thank you very much Catherine!

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Home Visits
Anna, 2024-06-02

We are really thankful to Catherine who has looked after our cats whilst we were away. We love the report cards each visit and know our cats are in safe hands. Catherine is wonderful, trustworthy and reliable and we highly recommend her!

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Catherine's Pets

Louis
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
First Diploma in Animal Technology National Diploma in Animal Care HND in Animal Science BSc (Hons) in Animal Conservation Science Dog First Aid course Experience with cats and dogs at home and in a kennel environment Experience with rats, mice, degu, gerbils and hamsters Knowledge of many different types of animal;, including basic knowledge of fish, reptiles, amphibians and birds

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Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Catherine

Catherine

As If They Were My Own

Daventry
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
10 GBP
/day
All services and rates
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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

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