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Ioana (Jo)

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London
5 times favorited
Lives with 2 cats
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
7 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Ioana (Jo)

Hello pet owners and lovers 💖

My name is Ioana (Jo for short) and I am an avid animal lover and I have been since I was a child. I grew up in the city but I spent most of my weekends and school holidays on my grandma's farm. I pretty much grew up in chicken coops, dog houses, up in the trees, in the fields with the horses or in the sheepfold alongside sheep and sheep dogs.

I always adored dogs and enjoyed the company of cats but my heart has recently been melted by the wittiness, sassiness and cuteness of my daughters' kitten. My daughter had hamsters, budgies and guinea pigs before her heart set on a lil' kitten. We also have another fluffly cat (Princess - inherited name but Ses for short) whom we adopted when she was 4 years old. She was a bit traumatised when we adopted her and my husband and I worked with her well over a year in order to be where we are now with her. She is now happy, less stressed - which manifests by no bitting now and no hissing. Over time, she's learnt to sit on our lap, to ask to be stroked and also likes to cuddle from time to time. She is still skittish and doesn't like too many people around or loud noises and despite lots of kissing she still dislikes it 😀

The lil' 5 month old kitten (Peanut) is adorable and so loveable. She cuddles, plays and she particulary likes cuddling in my hair. She can be naughty and at times rather cheeky.

Sometime last year, whilst in between jobs, I chose to do dog walking during the summer period. I absolutely love all dogs so I enjoyed every minute of last summer. We went for long walks in Oxley Woods, Abeey Wood and the Blackheath Green. We played in the meadows and threw sticks, balls and sometimes stones depending on preferences 😅 My daughter and I sometimes take our neighbour's dog for a short walk, just for fun, as I am not home enough during the day to get a puppy and I trully think that it would shorten Ses's life if we do get one. 😐 So we'll hold off from adding one more family member for now.😋

I would love to look after any of your pets whilst you are enjoying a G&T on a sunny beach or when you last minute book a weekend trip to Paris because you are craving a glass of vintage wine and some delish cheese. I will come over and feed your lil' fluff ball, spend time cuddling and playing with her/him and walk them too (dogs, unless you have a special cat who likes to be walked 😅 ). I will send you photos and videos so you can trully relax on that overdue holiday or focus on that important work trip.

Ioana (Jo)'s services

At your home

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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House Sitting
Josh, 2020-02-25

Jo was absolutely fantastic with Roo. She came over to sit at late notice and popped round the night before to meet her.

Jo and her husband did a wonderful job at looking after Roo and keeping her happy throughout the day.

Sent me updates all the time and listened to any instructions I had for them.

Will definitely definitely book again and would highly recommend others to do so also.

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Home Visits
Rachel, 2019-10-29

We booked Jo very last minute and she was absolutely great! We had regular, in depth updates on how our two kittens were doing meaning we weren’t worried about them at all. She even sat in the hallway with them while they went bug catching and I think they miss her visits now we’re back home!! Will definitely be in touch with Jo again when we plan another trip.

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Availability

Ioana (Jo)'s Pets

Peanut
Cat
Princess (ses)
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience

Dog walking

Pet owner (currently 2 cats)

Dog-sitting (friends and family)

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
4w ago
Last activity
SMS
Verified
Email
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Ioana (Jo)

Ioana (Jo)

:heart_exclamation: Pawsome Pals - Purrfect Day :heart_exclamation:

London
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
7 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Ioana (Jo) is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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