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Margarida

Every Pet Matters

London
3 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Last booked 12 days ago
Last contacted yesterday
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 being 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 emotional demands context I was able to train, socialize and to handle with 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 (us 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
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
4 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
50 GBP
/night
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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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Treatment of animals
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House Sitting
Nia, 2019-06-11

Margarida was a great sitter. She’s obviously a natural when it comes to understanding animal behaviour, and put our dog at ease immediately. I’ll definitely be asking Margarida to look after her again.

Home Visits
Jordan, 2019-06-04

Margarida was fantastic with Ruben, and he loved her (maybe even more than us...!)

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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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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