Rachel

Animal lover. Guaranteed cuddles for your fur babies

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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
40 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Rachel

Currently limiting to pre-existing customer only due to high demand - please send me a text to contact

About me:

27 years old, Female, Full-time Designer.

I would love to do more pet sitting, as I work from home full-time and love the company of a furry friend.

Experience:  

  • I have been a sitter on Pawshake for 1 year, and cared for many different dogs with different needs. Check out some of the reviews!
    • I have regularly dog-sat two family dogs over the past 4 years, both for short and longer durations here at my home and at their home.
      • I have been a lover of animals all my life, and have experience with small animals throughout my childhood (rabbits and hamsters).  
      • I am not phased by bigger animals, I am used to handling big animals (20 years of experience with horses). But nothing too boisterous as I am only small myself.   
      • I have previously volunteered at the rescue centre FOAL farm with puppies, cats, kittens, and small animals.   
      • I have also done a lot of work with rescue ponies at the local riding school Chelsfield Equestrian Centre.
      • What I can offer:

        Animals I would love to care for include dogs and small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters).   

        • Daycare for any animal (includes 1-hour lunchtime walk for dogs)  
        • Overnight boarding for any animals (up to medium-sized, calm dogs). Morning and evening walks can be included in this depending on the dogs' needs. Discount applied (£15) if only required to look after dog 5.00pm-10am overnight. 
        • My Pawfect space:  

          • Spacious living area for free-range animals to wander and relax. I will be working in this living space so they have constant supervision.    
            • They also have the opportunity to snuggle up in my cosy study space too if they are smaller.    
            • A cosy bedtime space under the stairs for small/medium animals to set up camp.   
            • A small garden to relieve themselves at regular intervals during their stay.    
              • The garden is completely fenced up and the previous owners of our house had a spritely rescue dog.
                However, animals will never be left outside without supervision.    
              • A spacious local park 2 mins away for dogs to have a run around.  
              • High Elms Country Park is a 5/10 minute walk away for longer walks.   
              • A quiet and peaceful area (with the occasional dog bark) surrounding my home.
              • I live with my long-term partner (also animal mad) who is a teacher, so is out of the house all day 5 days a week.

                Any pet that I care for is treated with respect and as if it were my own.
                They can expect playtime, cuddles, or a nice quiet space for a nap, whatever they need.

                I will provide regular updates and pictures to the owner. I know it can be tough leaving your fur babies.

                Vaccinated and neutered only please. Any quirks, let me know in advance so I can ensure your pet is safe and happy at all times.

                For dogs, a meet and greet morning/afternoon (including a walk) is required at my home before booking daycare and overnight stays. This is to make sure the dog is comfortable in the space with me and I can see any quirks/ demonstrations on any training you would like me to carry on with.

                I dog-sit a friendly male Cockapoo every Thursday during school term time. Dogs MUST be friendly with others if booking includes this day.

                Disclaimer: I am not a dog behaviourist, or trainer. I have a full time job and must be able to work with you pet without having to worry (occasional disturbances for playtime and cuddles are fine).

                Rachel's services

                At the sitter's home

                Doggy Day Care
                Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
                10 GBP for each additional pet
                30 GBP
                /day
                Dog boarding
                Overnight stay at the sitter's home
                10 GBP for each additional pet
                40 GBP
                /night

                Rachel 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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                Dog boarding
                Sophie, 2023-09-21

                I have a big dog who is possibly a bit spoilt and can be a handful. I’ve never used home boarding before and I was anxious about leaving him with someone else.

                Rachel is a complete pro and I’m so glad we found her. We had a really useful meet and greet session where she spent lots of time getting to know my dog and answering all my questions. There was no pressure to finalise the booking until I was happy and confident that he would be well looked after.

                During his stay, Rachel sent me pictures and an update every evening all about their day together. I found this super reassuring because I could see my dog had settled in quickly and was having a lovely time. There are no children or pets in Rachel’s home so he got lots of 1:1 attention. In the end, he enjoyed his stay so much that he didn’t want to come home!

                I would definitely book Rachel again and 100% recommend her to others.

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                Dog boarding
                Natalie, 2023-09-10

                I would 100% recommend Rachel to anyone looking for an amazing sitter! It was the first time I had left Benny with anyone and i had not had him long myself but Rachel is so friendly and reassuring and accommodating. The daily pupdates with pictures and videos were amazing and put my mind at rest and Benny was so settled and happy the entire time. I would 100% use Rachel’s services again. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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                Availability

                About Rachel's Home

                Accepted pets

                Puppies
                < 1 year
                Dog sizes
                0-80 kg
                Dog ages
                0-20 years
                Cats
                all kinds
                Small animals
                rodents, rabbits, ...

                Rachel's home

                A small outdoor area
                Has no kids
                24/7 supervision
                A fully fenced backyard
                Emergency transport

                Walking areas

                Nearby off-leash dog area
                City park, Country side & Forest

                Skills

                Specific Skills

                I speak English
                < 5 years of experience
                I have been a lover of animals all my life, and have experience with small animals throughout my childhood (rabbits and hamsters). I have regularly dog-sat two family dogs over the past 3 years, both for short and longer durations here at my home and at their home. I am not phased by bigger animals, I am used to handling big animals (20 years of experience with horses). But nothing too boisterous as I am only small myself. I have previously volunteered at the rescue centre FOAL farm with puppies, cats, kittens, and small animals. I have also done a lot of work with rescue ponies at the local riding school Chelsfield Equestrian Centre.

                Experience with

                Animal welfare as a volunteer
                Rescuing pets

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                Rachel

                Rachel

                Animal lover. Guaranteed cuddles for your fur babies

                Dog boarding
                24h stay, at sitter's home
                10 GBP for each additional pet
                40 GBP
                /night
                All services and rates
                Contact Rachel

                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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