Sam

Critter lover near the beach!

Edinburgh
48 times favorited
15 recurring guests
Last booked 10 days ago
Last contacted 6 days ago
Lives with 5 pets
Usually responds within one hour
2d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Sam

Hello!

My name is Sam and I'm an animal lover based in Edinburgh! I'm a very experienced pet sitter, dog walker, and more. I'm a Canadian who has lived in Scotland for almost 10 years now and loving every bit of it! I am married to a Scot, and stay in a two bed flat near Gypsy Brae with a fence secured back garden and a fenced communal garden just outside ours. We share our flat with our three lovely guinea pigs, Tonks, Luna, & Mini. I grew up in rural British Columbia, where we always had a house full of pets, and still do! From goats to chinchillas, I'm happy & experienced to pet sit every kind of critter you may have!

I'm very experienced with pet sitting cats, dogs, rabbits and rodents! Guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, and chinchillas being my small animal specialties. But I love all pets! of any breed or size. I have also had experience with many different needs, temperments, and medical conditions. I'm happy to take your dog for walks in the park or have a mouse around with your cat! I'm pretty flexible on times and days that I’m available. I board guinea pigs and some dogs. All guests sleep in our guest room either on our bed or their own that’s brought. I also have a c&c grid cage for boarding guinea pigs. For my home visits, I stay 30min or can stay longer if needed. If you have any questions or want to know more about my pet sitting experiences, please feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you right away.

IMPORTANT INFO: My three guinea pigs are in a lifted enclosure with no roof. So unfortunately I can’t board any dog that has a prey drive. (Lurchers, Greyhounds, Terriers, etc. Or even crosses with those breeds)

EXTRA INFO: If there’s no free parking near your home, I might ask for an amount to be added to cover it during home visit bookings.

I offer guinea pig boarding in a C&C grid enclosure! I almost always have that available, so please message me even if my calendar doesn't originally show the dates. £20 a night for either a duo or trio of pigs. Includes all bedding, hay, & fresh veg! (Boarding also includes grooming! (Nail & hair trims).

IMPORTANT - SUMMER AVAILABILITY: I'm currently only taking guinea pig boarders over the summer due to availability :)

I also offer local drop off & pick up with my home boarding service!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Sam's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
15 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 GBP
/day

At the sitter's home

Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/night

Sam also offers

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.

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Home Visits
Melissa, 2024-06-24

Sam is amazing! We get daily photos of our bunnies while we're away, and every time we come home, the place is clean, including the cage, making it that extra pleasant to get home! We definitely recommend Sam.

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Home Visits
Caroline, 2024-06-19

Thank you so much for looking after my boys and for sending daily photos. Much appreciated.

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Availability

Sam's Pets

Mini
Guinea pig
Tonks
Guinea pig
Luna
Guinea pig
Pickle
Guinea pig
Pudding
Guinea pig

About Sam's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Sam's home

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

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, Beach & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Sam

Sam

Critter lover near the beach!

Edinburgh
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Sam

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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