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Madeline

Friendly female house sitter with lots of doggy experience

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House sitting
24h stay, in your home
20 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Madeline

A little bit about me:
Hi there! I'm Madeline (or Mads) and would love to look after your home and wonderful pets. I grew up in a military family so moved around a lot as a kid, before heading to boarding school, which has instilled in me a love of travel, cultures and new experiences (as well as ship-shape cleanliness)!

I enjoy staying fit so long walks, especially with your pooches, are always a highlight. I'm also quite the foodie! 

I have had people house sit for me while away and know what it is like to entrust your home (and furry pals) to someone new - I'll treat it like my own and ensure that you return to no surprises.

I work fully remotely and flexibly so I can match to suit your furry friends' routines and requirements. 

My Experience:
I've grown up with dogs and have my own German Shepherd (unfortunately she can no longer live with me since I moved to London and stays with family now - I visit her regularly).

My spaniel needed a lot of exercise so I'm used to the requirements of an energetic dog! My Shepherd is a rescue - she and I have done lots of dog training so I'm happy to reinforce your rules and I have a good understanding of dog body language. In her old age, she requires meds and is also anxious around other dogs so if your dogs have any specific requirements that is no trouble at all.

My flatmate has a cat which I often look after if she is away so if you also have feline friends, I'd be happy to look after them too. I have owned guinea pigs in the past and used to ride horses a lot and help out at my local stables so other animals (large or small!) will be considered too.

When it comes to house sitting, I frequently housesit for my family and friends when they go away, always ensuring to clean and tidy the place and leave it better than I found it. I also own my own place which I have frequently airbnb'd and rented out so I know how it feels to let others in your own home and how you want it treated.

I'd love to hear from you and how I can help make your trip easy and hassle-free.

My Reviews & References:

"Madeline looked after our dog Minnie for 10 days whilst we were on holiday. Minnie is a flighty ex-stray with a strong prey instinct and an aversion to new people. Given this, we were a little anxious to leave Minnie with someone unfamiliar. Madeleine, from our first contact, dispelled all these worries. She arranged to meet Minnie prior to our holiday and displayed an easiness and intuition with her that demonstrated she was comfortable with an unpredictable and challenging dog. She communicated with us throughout our stay with pictures and messages, and even managed to train Minnie out of the habit of jumping up in just over a week. We returned to an immaculate house; Madeleine having laundered all sheets and towels; cleaned the kitchen; and bought bread, milk, and some flowers for us. We would be extremely lucky, as would Minnie, to have Madeleine stay with us again, and cannot recommend her enough - truly a 5 star dog sitter." -- Nicola , 10 day sit, March 2022

"Madeline came in to save us on our very last min holidays, She was very flexible, communicative, She was also close to us which was handy, She bonded straight away with our dogs, She stayed the night before we left as our flight was super early ( leaving the house at 4 am) as she was concerned for the dogs to stay alone few hours, We had great chats & a lovely dinner, very easy going, She also sent regular pictures & videos of our beloved pets daily, She kept a lovely update with US while away. Madeline maintained the house very well and she was so kind to cook a perfect yummy Lasagna when we got back, which was the most thoughtful thing! Madeline is super friendly and will adapt easily to any request or pet, She waited until we got back at 8 pm to gave us a proper feedback. Dogs were always happy around her. We can only Hope she is available again for another sit. We felt very at ease with Madeleine at home and her personality fits very well with our family. Thanks so much for staying at ours and taking care of the Kiddos. You will be Lucky to have her as a sitter & we highly recommend her .Much Love" -- Denise & Kris, one week sit, February 2022

"Madeline did an amazing job caring for our 2 dogs. She really cared for them, got to know their characters and kept us in touch with what they were doing. In addition Madeline was a very thoughtful guest and left the house clean and tidy and even cleaned the sheets! Would recommend her to anyone and if I could I would give her 6 stars!" -- Patrick & Debbie, 4 day sit, March 2022


Things to note:
I am not able to look after your animals in my own at home present. I also think that it is nicer for them to be kept in their own environment and routine as far as possible so I can only offer house sitting for now.

Generally, my sits are in Greater London, Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Essex (or surrounding areas of London), Norfolk & Suffolk. However, I'm open to all locations so please do get in touch.

Madeline's services

At your home

House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
20 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Dan, 2022-06-11

I am very grateful to Mads for cat and house sitting for me. My cat was happy, relaxed and very well cared for, and Mads kept me up to date with pictures and videos throughout my trip, which really put me at ease as I could see how content the cat was. For a rescue cat that can easily be scared and nervous with new people she took to Mads from the start. The house and garden was clean, tidy and very well looked after - as if I'd never been away. I find it very difficult to leave the cat so can't thank you enough Mads and won't hesitate to be in touch again for the next trip, of which I am much more comfortable planning having met you.

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I speak English & Spanish
+10 years of experience

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Madeline

Madeline

Friendly female house sitter with lots of doggy experience

House sitting
24h stay, in your home
20 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Madeline

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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