Sophie

Friendly Pet Sitter in SW London

New Malden
15 times favorited
8 recurring guests
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within one hour
23 h ago
Last activity
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One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
11 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Sophie

My name is Sophie and I am a 32-year-old Mum of two young children and one four-year-old cat! I’ve lived and worked in the local area for nearly nine years with my native Kingstonian partner (whereas I've lived all over!)

Before having my youngest child in 2021, I worked as a SEND Teaching Assistant and have a degree background in Art & Design. I am currently enjoying spending time with my youngest child at home whilst also working in local pet sitting since December 2022, building upon 15+ years of pet care for my own animals and those of friends and family. I have been lucky enough to have been kept busy and met many wonderful families and pets since this time and can offer up to six visits a day for individuals (subject to availability). I have helped to look after cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters but would love to expand my experience to rodents, reptiles, fish, birds, small mammals and beyond! I love to learn about animal care and welfare and am a fast and adaptable learner keen to learn about any and all pets. I am a friendly, confident and adaptable pet sitter and would love the opportunity to care for your furry friends! 

I adore caring for and learning about animals and was lucky enough to grow up with an energetic hamster and a somewhat less energetic OAP border collie! I have had experience dog walking dogs large and small (the biggest rocking up at 40kg so far!). In my adult life I have lived in flat shares with cats and have had three adopted rescue cats. Our latest, Alba, has additional needs (cerebellar hypoplasia) and we have adapted well to the challenges this can bring and therefore do not feel intimidated about looking after animals with more complex needs. 

During my visit I will happily feed, groom, cuddle and play with your pet or, alternatively offer them a calm stroke or simply presence... whatever their personality would enjoy. I am attentive and will always do what
is best for both you and your pets. I will clean bowls, top up water and food and clean litter trays as needed and keep you updated with photos and videos for your peace of mind. I am also happy to do jobs during my visit such as putting out bins on collection day and watering plants to make your life a little bit easier too. 

Please note my current hours of availability (including travelling times) are as follows each day:

07:30-09:00

12:00-14:30

19:00-23:00

I am located very close to Kingston Hospital and cover an area of up to 30 minutes by bicycle which has historically covered areas including: Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames, Epsom and Ewell, Merton and beyond. I am also happy to walk/use public transport and also have a car for longer journeys/emergency transportation.

I am very happy to meet you and your pets beforehand if you would like me to be your sitter. I have a clear DBS (Criminal Record Check),which can be viewed upon request.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. It would be lovely to find out more about you and your furry friends. 

 

 

Sophie'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
12 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
11 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
19 GBP
/day

Sophie also offers

Grooming

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
Robert, 2024-06-13

Sophie was a great cat sitter while me and my family were away. She didn’t miss a day, the flat was clean and tidy on our return, with all the litter in the bin outside. Most importantly our cat Milo was happy and healthy.

She also gave us detailed updates on how was doing through our trip so we were assured Milo was well looked after.

Would happily book her again.

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Home Visits
Daniel, 2024-06-07

She was lovely with our cat and with our requests. We will repeat again

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Sophie's Pets

Alba
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
I have been lucky enough to care for a variety of pets including hamsters, dogs and cats with 18 years experience (9 of those in my adult life). I currently care for my pet cat, Alba, who has additional needs (cerebellar hypoplasia) and have looked after a cat with a renal condition, so feel unintimidated by pets who might need specialised love and attention! I am gentle, patient, attentive, flexible and adore spending time with animals.

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Sophie

Sophie

Friendly Pet Sitter in SW London

New Malden
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
11 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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