Nova

Former Battersea Dogs Home worker 🐶

5 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Last contacted 3 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Mongrel Dylan
7 h ago
Last activity
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 GBP for each additional pet
16 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Nova

Hi! I’m Nova

I’m located in Dewsbury, having recently moved from London, where I worked in kennels at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for just over 5 years. I now run my own business - SuperNova Pet Care!

I’ve worked professionally with animals for over 15 years in various roles, and while at Battersea I had a reputation for helping scared dogs come out of their shells, which just so happened to be my favourite part of the job! I’m a firm believer in treating every animal as an individual and am skilled at identifying the needs of the animals in my care. You won’t see me walking an entire pack of dogs from different households together, because I want to give each animal the attention and care they need and deserve. What you will see me doing is meeting your pets where they are and tailoring my approach with patience and kindness. The ultimate goal for me is to make sure your fur babies have a great time. I’m not happy until they’re happy!

Over the years I’ve worked with thousands of animals, from the happy-go-lucky well-socialised pets, to former street dogs and feral cats, sick and frightened veterinary patients, shut down or fear-aggressive dogs, and dogs that would eventually go on to become working dogs for security firms, in prisons etc. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have worked alongside some amazing vets, nurses, behaviourists and carers, and from them picked up many of the things I consider valuable and now put into practise.

Fully insured and DBS checked.

In addition to my patient and compassionate attitude, I have experience with and knowledge of: 

  • Loose-lead walking 
  • T-touch basics 
  • Pharmacognosy basics (aromatherapy) 
  • Reward-based behaviour modification 
  • Safe and effective handling techniques and equipment 
  • Reading body language 
  • Enrichment 
  • Breed traits 
  • Some basic nursing skills 
  • Hygiene and infection control 
  • Senior care 
  • Puppy socialisation
  • First aid and CPR
  • Services offered:

    *please note that I am unable to offer any kind of transportation services currently*

    Dog walking: 

    • Hour long daytime walks in your neighbourhood  
    • Only dogs from the same household walked at a time so they get my full attention! 
    • Treats provided 
    • Indoor exercise can be provided during extreme weather conditions 
    • Your home left secure on pick-up and drop-off
    • Drop-in visits: 

      • Daytime 30 minute visits to your home. Please contact me for a custom rate if you would like longer visits 
      • Pets fed, litter trays cleaned and toilet breaks provided 
      • Playtime and cuddles if that's your pet's thing! 
      • Your home left tidy and secure on departure
      • Pet sitting: 

        • Overnight stay in your home, where your pet(s) feel safe and secure 
        • Pets fed, litter trays cleaned and toilet breaks provided 
        • A one hour walk is included for dogs and an hour of mental or physical exercise for other small animals 
        • I would normally expect to be out and about during the day. Please contact me for a custom rate and availability if you need me to spend more time with your pet(s) during the day. 
        • Your home left clean, tidy and secure on departure. I'm a considerate houseguest! 
        • I can water your houseplants, take bins out etc as well
        • Additional services: 

          • I can administer oral and topical medications. Please contact me if your pet is on any injectable medications 
          • I am experienced with carrying out any reward-based training as advised by your behaviourist. I can also incorporate training basics such as manners training, loose-lead walking, confidence building and the classics - sit, stay, down etc, - into any of the above services 
          • Photos and updates for all bookings 
          • I can give your pet(s) a bath and brush if needed. Please let me know when booking if you would like this as I may require a longer booking
          • Making new fur friends is always the highlight of my day, so if I sound like a good match, please do get in touch!

            Nova's services

            At your home

            Dog Walking
            Dog Walking
            An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
            6 GBP for each additional pet
            16 GBP
            /walk
            One home visit a day
            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
            House Sitting
            A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
            40 GBP
            /night
            Two home visits a day
            Two home visits a day
            Two drop-in visits for your pet
            26 GBP
            /day

            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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            House Sitting
            George, 2024-02-05

            As always we loved the services and care that Nova is providing all the time for our loved ones and home. We couldn’t be more grateful that we found her as she is a great help for us each time we need to be away. Thank a lot for each occasion!

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            Dog Walking
            Mirela, 2023-09-18

            Thank again Nova!

            All was great, we shall see you in the future.

            All the best!

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            Availability

            Nova's Pets

            Dylan
            Mongrel

            Skills

            Specific Skills

            I speak English
            +10 years of experience
            Familiar with dog training techniques
            I worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for 5 years, where I was a rehoming and welfare assistant in the intake kennels. My job involved general animal husbandry, updating daily behaviour records, identifying and modifying undesirable behaviour, providing enrichment, and assisting in the rehoming of dogs. I have also worked in boarding kennels, a doggy daycare, veterinary practices as an animal care assistant and I did work experience with The Donkey Sanctuary I have a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management, distinction grade.

            Experience with

            Animal welfare as a volunteer
            Rescuing pets
            Behavioural problems

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            Nova

            Nova

            Former Battersea Dogs Home worker 🐶

            Dog Walking
            Dog walking
            Min. 30-minute walks
            6 GBP for each additional pet
            16 GBP
            /walk
            All services and rates
            Contact Nova

            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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