Hello, my name is Rhiannon, I am a 28 year old cat and dog lover from the Wirral. I am experienced in sitting for friends and family, and I am looking to use my skills and love for animals as a little earner while I study.
I have always been around animals since a child and we have always had a house full. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and rats. My mum was always the "crazy cat lady" of the family - at one point we had 13 cats, most of them rescues and local stays who just kinda moved in. we have had a variety of breeds of both cats and dogs over the years including a Samoyed and 2 Estrela mountain dogs, Birman cat, Abyssinian cat, Bengal cat and lots of moggies.
About 4 years ago my partner and I moved into our own place and I took three cats with me and acquired a rescue Ragdoll. Now with my own brood of furbabies I have now become the second "crazy cat lady" of the family.
I am passionate about animals and my life revolves around my 3 little divas Jigglypuff, Freesian and Geraldine (a Ragdoll, and 2 domestic shorthairs) and my old boy Jake (lab mix who recently turned 16!). Freesian is 15, and Geraldine is 12, and I have had both of them from kittens (they are actually related too - Freesian is Geraldines great Auntie!). Jigglypuff is about 7, she is rescue who I got through a friend of a friend, I don't know much about her past but she wasn't in the best shape when she arrived. Now she is a happy carefree girl who loves to sleep and play, and she has the most mesmerising blue eyes! We recently lost our special boy Ronnie. we rescued him about 7 years ago and weren't sure on his age, but he was always ill despite numerous vet trips and treatments. However, he still had lots of joy in his life and was such a character, everyone who met him instantly loved him!
My dream is to one day move to the countryside and open an animal sanctuary.
I regularly sit for my mum while she works away for a few days at a time, looking after her 4 cats and dog.
Happy to either call in as required for feeding/litter tray/poop scooping etc. and a fuss or stay in your home for 24hr care. I can send you photos and updates as regularly to help reassure you on their well-being while you're away - I know how tough it can be leaving them in someone else's care.
I have my own car, so in the unlikely event that they become ill and need to go to the vets while you're away, I can sort that out.
I am not working at the moment as I am finishing studying for a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, which is very flexible and can fit around any sitting duties that may arise.
Your pets will always be in safe hands with me and I would look after them like they're my own.
I am proficient in administering insulin for diabetic pets (Freesian is diabetic and has insulin twice a day) and other medication as required.
I have a live DBS.
I don't have any animal related qualifications, but I am educated to Masters degree level in psychology and almost finished a PhD.
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