Gabi

Your dogs' best friend & cats' confidante

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Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
28 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Gabi

A South African import, I am desperate for more frequent engagements with dogs and cats. Leaving my two Labradors and old Staffie behind when I moved over earlier this year was harder than saying goodbye to the humans, so I am simply looking to spend more time with animals and less time doing things that don't bring me as much joy. There are no official pet-sitting services in South Africa, so I don't have prior experience except for the odd favour for a friend or family friend and the fact that I have grown up around dogs and cats since the moment I was born. I have no preference for any kind of dog or cat, even the fussy ones! I just want to be in the company of a furry friend to help with my withdrawals from my doggies back home.

I adopted a ginger male shorthair last year who became my emotional support cat and fur child as I lived independently and worked from home. Otherwise, I have grown up with Labradors, Staffies, a Great Dane, a Jack Russell (who thought she was the size of a Great Dane), a Maine Coon, and my adopted street cat for the last 28 years. I will treat your pet like they are my own, I will beg for them to sleep in the bed with me if you'd prefer for me to stay at your house, and if they stay with me in my apartment in Putney, they will be loved, walked, and spoilt — you can hold me to it. 

  • I would like to offer dog walking, doggy daycare, home dog boarding, home visits, and house sitting in my services. This extends to cats, too, however they won't be able to stay with me as my flatmate is allergic.
  • I have experience administering oral medication to both dogs and cats (with bribery in the form of a treat or piece of ham)
  • I can board one dog at a time (only because my flat is a little small)
  • I have one roommate who works full-time, 5 days a week in an office and is only home in the evenings
  • I work from home except for Tuesdays when I go into my office but my work policy is very flexible and I can make arrangements if need be
  • Because I work from home and have a generously flexible work schedule, I can accommodate any dog or cat and they won't be left alone for any reason. I live in a lovely complex with lots of grassy areas with one right near my apartment block entrance for toilet times. I am also a 15-minute walk from Wimbledon park 🌳
  • Dog walks can be any length you need them to be but I'd say 30 mins-1 hour. I can do 1-2 a day.
  • Pets will sleep in my room if they board, either in a bed you provide or on my bed with me 🥹
  • I'm available from 6 September 2023 but will specify specific dates on my calendar.
  • Gabi's services

    At the sitter's home

    Doggy Day Care
    Doggy Day Care
    Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
    5 GBP for each additional pet
    28 GBP
    /day
    Dog boarding
    Dog boarding
    Overnight stay at the sitter's home
    8 GBP for each additional pet
    30 GBP
    /night

    At your home

    Dog Walking
    Dog Walking
    An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
    5 GBP for each additional pet
    10 GBP
    /walk
    One home visit a day
    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
    House Sitting
    A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
    50 GBP
    /night
    Two home visits a day
    Two home visits a day
    Two drop-in visits for your pet
    25 GBP
    /day

    Gabi also offers

    Pick up / drop off

    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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    Dog boarding
    Manuela, 2024-03-27

    Gabi was an amazing sitter for my pup! From the first initial meet and great it was easy to see how much she loves animals, she was warm and caring and completely understood a “crazy pet mum” like me 🙈

    During the time Lucy was with Gabi, I got regular videos, pictures, texts and I was happy to see how much my furry munchkin was enjoying her stay.

    I STRONGLY recommend Gabi!

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    Dog Walking
    Nefeli, 2024-02-01

    Gabi is very good with animals! I have a black Labrador that immediately took a liking to her (I think the feeling is mutual)

    She is very attentive and friendly, she listens to my instructions and warnings.

    It shows she really cares for dogs and doesn’t do this for the profit alone.

    Overall 10/10 would recommend to someone else! Very happy with her and the hope is to form a regular relationship for walks and pet sitting 🙌🏼

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    Availability

    About Gabi's Home

    Accepted pets

    Puppies
    < 1 year
    Dog sizes
    0-80 kg
    Dog ages
    0-20 years
    Cats
    all kinds

    Gabi's home

    An apartment
    A medium outdoor area
    Has no kids

    Walking areas

    Nearby off-leash dog area
    Urban & City park

    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English
    < 1 years of experience
    Familiar with dog training techniques

    Experience with

    Rescuing pets

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    Gabi

    Gabi

    Your dogs' best friend & cats' confidante

    Doggy Day Care
    Doggy day care
    Daytime care, at the sitter's home
    5 GBP for each additional pet
    28 GBP
    /day
    All services and rates
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    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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