Hello! I'm Kate, I live in Surbiton and I have always been an animal lover, whether wild or domestic.
I am comfortable with all sorts of animals (however I draw the line at spiders!) and I grew up with many pets - 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, a hamster, many fish and our beloved dog, Poppy. I've been pet sitting through Pawshake for 2 years for various different animals pictured in my gallery and I have had a lot of experience of being around dogs my whole life, as many of my friends and family members have been dog owners over the years, so I am very comfortable being around dogs of many different breeds/sizes and this has helped me to gain a good understanding of dog behaviour.
I am sadly not currently in a position to have pets of my own, but I absolutely love making new furry friends (or not so furry as the case may be) and getting to know all of their different, unique and quirky personalities, which is why I love pet sitting so much! I can offer your pets lots of love, cuddles, affection, belly rubs, interactive and stimulating playtime, long adventurous walks for dogs (or shorter walks if preferred, dependant on your dog's needs) and I will go out in all weather providing it is safe and suitable for your canine, plus anything else that you or your pet require. I am also happy to take on other chores required around your home while you are away such as picking up mail, watering plants, putting out bins for collection and anything else that would be helpful. I am happy to travel outside of Surbiton, dependent on the location and type/length of the booking, as I don't drive.
You can rest assured that with me your pet will be in the hands of someone kind, caring, friendly, conscientious, patient, reliable, responsible, trustworthy and who will look after your pet and your home as if they were my own - I will send you regular photo and video updates so that you are assured of your pet's wellbeing. I have had a basic DBS check (certificate can be provided upon request) and I have also completed a pet first aid course, so I will be confident with what to do should any emergencies arise. I am also able to administer oral medications.
I am not able to commit to a regular/ongoing arrangement of day-care on odd days here and there whilst pet owners are at work etc as I have another job myself, so I will only consider bookings that are weekends or longer periods whilst pet owners are away on holiday.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for your consideration with trusting me to care for your beloved pet - I very much look forward to hearing from you!
Kate took great care of our cat whilst we were away on holiday. She was great at keeping us updated with photos and videos and was really conscientious and friendly. She left our place spotless for when we got back. Hope to see Kate again!
Kate was a wonderful sitter for my two house rabbits, and I would absolutely book her again. Our meet and greet was arranged promptly and contact was always very good. Not only were the bunnies happy with their care, but I was too thanks to the updates that Kate sent me. Everything that needed doing while we were away was done brilliantly, including rabbit litter, putting out the bins, and of course leaving the house beautifully clean and tidy when I arrived home. I had real peace of mind that Kate was providing the best care. Thank you so much Kate!
Pet First Aid
Administering Oral Medications
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