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Margarida

Every Pet Matters

London
4 times favorited
7 recurring guests
Last booked 11 days ago
Last contacted 11 days ago
Last active 10 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Margarida

I’m 30 years old, I have a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology and at my university, I studied animal behaviour. I’ve been passionate about animals since an early age.

To be connected and reinforce my skills at lovingly caring for pets I worked for more than 5 years as a volunteer with rescue dogs and cats in a shelter. In this emotionally demanding

context, I was able to train, socialize and to handle all kinds of pets, even with the troubled and resistant, in order to embrace the challenge of watching them improve under proper care and helping them find suitable homes. I trained new staff and I also had the opportunity to do a training course in dog training techniques.

I’m working as Pet Sitter with dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets for over a year. Soon, I would like to do a PhD in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

My biggest goal is to contribute to change the way people view and treat animals.

As I once heard “all different, all equal”, people should understand that each animal, as an individual being (we included), has their own needs to be fulfilled and respected.

A pet is much more than a cute friend to control or feed, a pet is a member of our family. It’s all about the quality of the owner/pet relationship. It’s about true and compassionate love.

I am able to provide Dog Walking (adjusted to the dog's physical condition), Home Visits* and House Sitting: for feeding, fresh water, cleaning the litter box (cats), medication, lots of cuddles and play, company, brushing their coat (for those who like it) and walking (dogs). I can also water your plants while you are out!

*For dogs, each home visit includes a walk.

First meet, prior the start of the booking is free :)

I will always keep in touch with photos, videos, and updates of your pets time with me!

Margarida's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
4 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 GBP for two visits a day
12 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Helle, 2019-11-04

We really loved having Margarida look after our cats for a long for a long weekend. She did an amazing job, coming each day as she had said, playing with them, feeding them and sending us pictures and videos throughout the time. The cats looked so happy and relaxed with her. We would thoroughly recommend her.

Thank you, Margarida!

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Home Visits
Eleanor, 2019-10-29

Margarida is a lovely, kind, genuine and trustworthy petsitter. She is a great communicator and kept us up to date every day with how our cat was doing. Our cat stayed close to home because he knew that Margarida was coming every day which also put our minds at rest and he was relaxed and happy when we returned. I completely recommend Margarida, I felt safe leaving our cat and our house in her hands.

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish & Portuguese
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Margarida

Margarida

Every Pet Matters

London
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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