Laura

Passionate, Caring Dog Sitter | Behavior & Welfare Expert

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Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Laura

I am a responsible and caring person, and most importantly, animal lover at the centre of who I am. My passion for animals began in my early childhood, playing pretend games involving animals, which ultimately led me to become a veterinarian and study animal behavior and welfare as an adult. Throughout my whole life I have had dog companions that I will be always very thankful for all the love they shared and their friendship. My motivation to work as a dog/pet sitter is that I genuinely love spending time with them, getting to know their kind hearts and providing them with a comfortable atmosphere.

I am an active person that is in perfect shape for long walkies and games but also equally happy to spend time inside relaxing, so I am happy with whatever your dog preferences are. I feel more comfortable spending time with dogs as I understand them better and have more experience but I'm happy to sit other animals as well.

House sitting/Overnight stay will depend on my current availability (I work in retail without a fixed schedule i.e. it changes every week and I know with one to two weeks in advance), and I'm happy to discuss this further with you so that we are both happy. My fee includes staying overnight, one evening and one morning walk, and feeding (obviously), as well as any medications your pet may need. The amount of time I can stay at your home with your pet will vary from day to day and week to week. 

My Walks service can last from 15 min to 1 h depending on your needs and my availability. They could be longer as well but this will vary according to my availability. In any case, I'm happy to discuss this with you.

I am a vet so I'm trained to administer medication orally, by injection and on the skin. I can also clean wounds and change dressing. Any other treatment that your pet is receiving can be discussed. 

Laura's services

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
10 GBP
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
27 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
17 GBP
/day

Laura also offers

Dog training
Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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House Sitting
Ryan, 2024-05-13

Laura showed great consideration for our dog Paddy, asking all the right questions to ensure he got the best care for the night.

Great value and communication throughout the whole overnight stay and would definitely recommend her to others!

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Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
My experience with rescue dogs have been my own dogs that I have rescued since I was about 10 years old. These were an adult pekingese, and two mixed breed pups. I was the main care giver i.e. play, train, take for dogs, feed and check out their health was OK. I undertook a training course to train dogs as therapy dogs for children with special needs and elderly people. After this, I assisted the teacher of the course in his private dog training session. During my MSc degree, I learnt about the theory behind the training of animals, cognition and consciousness.

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Laura

Laura

Passionate, Caring Dog Sitter | Behavior & Welfare Expert

Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Laura

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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