Lena

Very Experienced With First-Time Away From Home Nervous Pets

Edinburgh
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Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Lena

Currently working as a 'Functional Health Life-Coach', I work and study online. I've lived in Edinburgh for 18 rs and have been a dog sitter now for the past 5 rs. My background is rooted in cultivating health & well-being, as a skin specialist, nanny, children's yoga teacher, dog walker and coach. I'm very experienced in supporting nervous pet parents with their pets' separation anxiety behaviour.

I have a lot of experience, especially with first-time 'away from home' pets. I provide trust, safety, and a confident calm energy for your pet and connected communication with you while you are away. I don't have my own dog so I am delighted to offer pet-sitting while you are away.

  • I've completed approx 20 house sits. You are in very experienced thoughtful hands. I invite a minimum of two days for all bookings.  
  • Please note I watch pets who are not hyper-reactive towards other dogs, people and children.
  • I watch dogs who don't pull strongly on a lead for my well-being. 
  • When I Visit Your Home What's Included In A Dog-Walk And How Long Does It Last?

    - Booking a walk starts at 45 minutes, walks can be up to 90 minutes at a time tailored to your dog's needs. 

    What Does Typical Day Care Look Like?

    - Daycare (9-5) consists of a 45-90minute walk in the morning. Toilet breaks throughout the day and another 15-20 minute walk before 3 pm

    When Am I Available For Pet Care?

    - My diary is flexible. mostly mornings and afternoons for walks.

    How Long Will I Stay In Your Home On A Typical 24hr House-Sit And What's Included During The Stay?

    - For house sitting, I will plan to stay at yours all day. I do have some outside classes I attend during the week. So we would ideally discuss this. I will care for your pet as if they were my own. That includes lots of variety with walks, playtime and in general friendly time together. I ask for a minimum of 2 days stay. Bookings finish at 8 am on the final day. 

    What Does Typical Day-Care Look Like?

    (This is an example, I work with each dog and their owner's needs unique to them)

    -Up at 6 am, toilet break. 

    - 7/8 am, long walk for 45-90 minutes. They can jump in the water and then pull me about chasing squirrels and saying hello to other dogs. 

    - Then home and breakfast, relax and usually sleep for them.

    - 1 pm toilet break, 20 minute walk.

    - 3 pm repeat and playtime :) 

    - 5 pm repeat, then dinner.

    - 6 pm relax and chill with me for the evening while I usually read.

    - 8 pm toilet break, then beauty sleep for your little one;)

    I make it a priority that owners feel as much at ease as their 'little friends' by including them in our activities during the day with photos and videos.

    Bookings end at 8 am on the last day. 

    If you have any questions please feel to reach out.

    Looking forward to welcoming you all!

    Warmly,

    Lena 

    Lena's services

    At the sitter's home

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

    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
    45 GBP
    /night
    Two home visits a day
    Two drop-in visits for your pet
    30 GBP
    /day

    Lena also offers

    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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    Doggy Day Care
    Corina, 2024-05-29

    For the second time, Lena takes care of Pipo, a wonderful time because you are confident that your dog is safe and surrounded by a lot of attention and love.

    I recommend 100%, Lena is the best specialist.

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    Dog boarding
    Gillian, 2024-05-10

    As always, Rufus had a fantastic time with Lena. I would never consider leaving him with anyone else. She cares for him as if he were her own, lots of love and cuddles, beautiful walks and lots of updates (if you want them). A truly first class dog sitter/boarder who always exceeds my expectations with the service she provides,

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    About Lena's Home

    Accepted pets

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

    Lena's home

    An apartment
    A medium outdoor area
    Has no kids
    A fully fenced backyard

    Walking areas

    Nearby off-leash dog area
    Urban & City park

    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English
    +5 years of experience
    I have watched close to 70 dogs post covid and I am well experienced with anxious puppies and various breeds of dogs, especially those with special considerations and who's first time away from their owners was staying at mine. Which I feel is a privilege :) I create a very calm, warm and playful environment. Where owners can tell from my photos and videos that their littles ones feel safe, acknowledged and well taken care of in my beautiful home.

    Experience with

    Animal welfare as a volunteer
    Rescuing pets
    Behavioural problems

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    Lena

    Very Experienced With First-Time Away From Home Nervous Pets

    Edinburgh
    Doggy day care
    Daytime care, at the sitter's home
    5 GBP for each additional pet
    35 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

    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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