Ioana (Jo)

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London
8 times favorited
Lives with 1 dog and 2 cats
Lives with Mix Breed - Lurcher, Husky & Lab Elsie
Usually responds within one day
1w ago
Last activity
<7h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
15 GBP
/day
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
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
30 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Home Visits
Jingyu, 2023-07-18

Our cat clearly enjoyed spending time with Loana. It’s a great relief to know that he’s in good hands when we’re away.

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Home Visits
Sandra, 2023-07-08

It was very challenging to find a responsible sitter who wouldn't be afraid to look after chinchillas. Jo has accepted the challenge and my 3 boys couldn't be happier. Chinchillas take a lot of time to show trust but Jo made friends with them within a week!

She put me an ease to enjoy my holidays. Her daily updates with pictures and videos always put a smile on my face.

A big recommend from Frank, Jasio, Leo and I :)

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Availability

Ioana (Jo)'s Pets

Elsie
Mix Breed - Lurcher, Husky & Lab
Princess (ses)
Cat
Peanut
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience

Dog walking

Pet owner (currently 2 cats)

Dog-sitting (friends and family)

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Ioana (Jo)

Ioana (Jo)

:heart_exclamation: Pawsome Pals - Purrfect Day :heart_exclamation:

London
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
15 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Ioana (Jo)

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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