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Diana

Diana 

Twickenham
16 times favorited
14 recurring guests
Last booked 5 days ago
Last contacted yesterday
Lives with 1 pet
Usually responds within few hours
2 h ago
Last activity
<3h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
20 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Diana

Please note: Overnight stays are currently unavailable.

Hello all,

My name is Diana and I have a love for all animals. I've attained a Level 3 qualification in Animal Care and Management at Capel Manor College and qualifications in Veterinary Support and Professional Pet Sitting Practices.

I have been pet sitting now for four years and I love every minute of it. I love meeting new clients and getting to know their little ones during the time I look after them, finding out their different personalities and quirks... It is a joy that I can call this my work.

I've always had a love for animals, they give us so much and to care for them in return is the very least we can do for the way they enrich our lives.

While growing up we had three cats; Sam, a chilled out black and white cat, aka the Gentle Giant. Ziggy, a ginger tom who enjoyed the quiet life and Pazzo, a beautiful black cat, he truly was my soul mate. We had a beautiful little grey Netherland Dwarf rabbit called Holly, a kind and peaceful little guy who would jump on my back in the garden and chill. (Yes I got the inspiration for the name from Watership Down!) and goldfish; Goldie and Bob, who I trained to swim through a small hoop! I’ve loved having the opportunity to look after all of them and I miss them every day. I now have my bearded dragon Lulu who is somewhat of a diva which makes me love her even more.

I realize how important it is to have someone who is trustworthy looking after your beloved pets. I care deeply about the welfare of animals and I can assure you that I will look after them as if they were my very own.

​I have four years experience working and volunteering in the animal care sector; as an animal carer and receptionist in a vet and pet shop and as the managers assistant at a Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service in Enfield, a charity run centre where injured wildlife are taken in, rehabilitated and released back into the wild. The animals that aren’t able due to their injuries live the rest of their lives happily at the centre. They also take in farm animals who's owners are unable to look after them due to unforeseen circumstances. A life changing and truly humbling experience which I shall continue to be a part of.

​Before my animal care career started I trained as a safari field guide in South Africa, an amazing experience which fed my passion about the animal world to animal behaviour, and ultimately animal care.

I also spend my time as a nature photographer, being out in nature is something I’m passionate about.

EXOTIC PETS:

I'm also experienced with reptiles, amphibians, sugar gliders, birds, farm animals such as ponies, goats, sheep and pigs, and smaller mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters etc so I can feed and change the bedding for them too :)

MEET AND GREET:

Meet and greets are a great way for both parties involved to meet in a relaxed manner, get to know each other and answer any questions they may have. It's also the perfect opportunity for me and your little ones to get acquainted (my favourite part ;)), allow them to adjust to me being around, and if they're a little on the shy side, I'll give them all the space they need to feel comfortable.

I will also bring my credentials along with my DBS papers and a pet profile form for you, so I can have all the important information I need for when you're away; such as feeding routines, knowledge of a special diet or any medication they are on, vets information etc., to ensure peace of mind and enable me to take the best care of your little fur/scaly/feathered babies.

There is absolutely no obligation to book post meet if you would like to see other sitters before making a decision.

 

HOME VISITS:

My visits are between 30-45 mins, but I do on occasions stay longer if your pet requires more attention. During my visits, I will feed your little ones and change the litter tray and if you want me to groom I'm more than happy to do so. I will, of course, play and have a cuddle with them and if you need, I can administer medication. All with daily photos and videos of your little ones to give you peace of mind that they are healthy and happy.

If you need me to water any plants I'm more than happy to do so. On the last day I will take out any refuse thats been collected during my visits and leave your home looking exactly as I found it.

OVERNIGHT STAYS: (Currently unavailable)

If your little one is not yet used to being on their own I will stay overnight with them and make sure they will be getting lots of love and cuddles to help them adjust. If you would like we can arrange to alternate between overnight stays and daily visits to get your little one accustomed to being on their own for longer periods.

As with my home visits I will feed and change the litter tray and if you want me to groom I'm more than happy to do so. I will, of course, play and have a cuddle with them and if you need, I can administer medication. All with daily photos and videos of your little ones to give you peace of mind that they are healthy and happy.

If you need me to water any plants I'm more than happy to do so. On the last day I will take out any refuse thats been collected during my visits and leave your home looking exactly as I found it.

Thank you and look forward to meeting you!

Diana.

Diana'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
20 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 GBP
/day

Diana also offers

Grooming

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days 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
Anne, 2022-04-21

Really happy with Diana who looked after our two very shy cats for the first time this week. She followed all my pernickety instructions to the letter (!), paid attention to detail, and was great at keeping us up to date and responding to messages. Everything was impeccable and we found two happy and un-stressed cats when we returned home.

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Home Visits
Yuliya, 2022-04-21

We were so lucky to find Diana! She took care of our cat Mars like he was her own cat🤍

Diana is an experienced pet sitting professional: she is gentle, polite and responsible. From the videos she sent us I saw Mars was happy every time she walked through the door) When we returned home I saw our cat was like we never left, even his plate was cleaned (though we didn’t specify this with Diana).

I strongly recommend Diana as a pet sitter and animals lover.

We will definitely request her services again🙌

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Availability

Diana's Pets

Lulu
Reptile

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

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Diana

Diana

Diana 

Twickenham
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
20 GBP
/day
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days 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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