Rachael + Benni

The human equivalents of a Poodle and a Golden Retriever

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Last contacted 11 days ago
Lives with 1 cat
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House sitting
24h stay, in your home
35 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Rachael + Benni

Hi! We're Rachael and Benni, 26-year-old graduates living in Lymington for our jobs! We have a little cat ourselves, who is our treasure (his name actually means treasure in Norwegian) and we would love to help look after your treasures too! Rachael also has a beautiful old Staffie who lives with her mum! So, now settled into our new place, we'd really love to start some pet-sitting and walking again! 

Rachael :

I have been a dog and pet sitter for many years, starting when my sister and I began our own dog walking business in the village when we were about 13. I've got experience with a variety of ages, sizes, and temperaments including looking after puppies from 12 weeks old and up, walking larger dogs like St. Bernards, and walking dogs with behavioural problems such as aggression toward other dogs, or fear of loud noises. 

Benni: 

As a family we had several dogs growing up and I have always been very fond of animals in general. I have dog and cat sat in the past and love going on a good dog walk, exploring the nature around us. Working as a pair, we're able to give the pets all the love and attention they deserve!

We would love to meet your pet/s first so we can get acquainted, you can help us with any specifications, house security etc. We're also keen plant mums and will happily water your plants when you're away. 

We love allll animals and will happily come and check in on your pets, clean their litter, feed and water them etc. Over the years, we have both had a wide variety of animals ourselves including fish, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, dogs, cats, stick insects, and a tortoise, so we feel that our knowledge is pretty varied but we are happy to learn about the care of other animals too! 

Unfortunately, because we live in a rental, we cannot bring your pets to our house, but we are happy to look after them at yours. We'll keep you updated using pictures and videos so that you don't worry and can enjoy your time away! 

We also have pet sitter, walker, and carer insurance, for even more peace of mind. 

Rachael + Benni's services

At your home

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
9 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
10 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
18 GBP
/day

Rachael + Benni also offers

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
Jessica, 2024-05-24

Benni and Rachael did an amazing job pet sitting for our very timid 9 month old kitten. They were patient and understanding that she’s easily frightened and not comfortable around new people. Clearly they’re both cat lovers and understand their behaviours well.

Communication throughout our three days away was brilliant and detailed. We were happy to know that everything was taken care of and that our cat, and home, were safe and secure.

We’ll be asking them to sit again next time we go away.

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House Sitting
Nesli, 2024-05-22

Bennie and Rachel were very easy to communicate with and flexible regarding our food schedules and other needs. They made my trip so much easier because I didn't have to worry about my cat. They sent me regular photo updates. I am very happy to have gotten to know them and would love to work with them again. Thank you Bennie and Rachel! :)

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Rachael + Benni's Pets

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Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Norwegian
+10 years of experience
I spent a month in a Thai Animal Rehabilitation and Rescue centre a few years ago so understand how animals can be affected by trauma. This has helped me become more patient, empathetic and understanding of when pets may seem aggressive. Additionally, both our family dog and cats and most of the dogs of people I know are rescue animals, so I understand the challenges of changes in environment etc. Our own dog was 1 when we adopted her and she struggled with a lot of anxieties and aggression from past trauma, but we built her trust, showed her unconditional love and now she is a happy, calm and sociable dog!

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Rachael + Benni

Rachael + Benni

The human equivalents of a Poodle and a Golden Retriever

House sitting
24h stay, in your home
35 GBP
/night
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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