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Maria

Loving, Personalised Pet Care

Oxford
11 times favorited
21 recurring guests
Last booked 8 days ago
Last contacted yesterday
Usually responds within one day
23 h ago
Last activity
<12h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Maria

Who am I, and what services do I offer?

Hi there! I am a 26-year-old young professional with a great passion for animals.

I have loved cats and dogs since I can remember: they have been my childhood friends, and my companions in life. Growing up with both cats and dogs around me soon made me realise how important it is to properly take care of their needs. This has greatly helped me in my experience as a pet owner and a pet sitter.

I offer pet care directly at the owner's home (unfortunately my current contract does not allow me to have any pets staying at my own house), and I am generally available from late afternoon onwards, for both dog walking and at-home pet sitting. I have experience with adult, male and female cats and dogs (I have dealt with difference breeds and sizes), but also puppies and kittens, as well as rabbits. I'm also experienced in dealing with oral medication, even with cats who tend to not be too keen on their pills, and with pets who might have disabilities.

I have been an active petsitter for Pawshake for the last 5 years, and I have become well acquainted with how the different services offered on the website work. Working with Pawshake has also given me the opportunity to meet several wonderful pets, and several equally fantastic owners, and I hope to continue this in the future. I am based in Headington and work in Summertown, but I generally have no problem in covering areas that are slightly further away, such as Oxford city centre or Cowley and Iffley Road, as I normally tend to cycle to town and everywhere else.

Given the current situation, I try to be as safe as possible when visiting owners and pets: I've always got my trusted face mask with me, which I'll bring to the owner's house at the time of the meet and greet, or when providing care for the pets. As things are changing so rapidly, I also have a flexible cancellation policy, just in case either the owner(s) or I were affected by this quickly changing situation.

Maria'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
10 GBP
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
17 GBP for two visits a day
10 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
23 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Hannah, 2021-03-16

Maria was great at caring for my senior cat while I was away, including giving him his daily medication. She also sent videos and updates so I had peace of mind. Would highly recommend her as a pet sitter!

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Home Visits
Jessie, 2020-12-14

We loved Maria and our pets did too!

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Italian & Spanish
< 5 years of experience
  • My specific skills and experiences include:
  • Dog walking
  • At-home cat and dog sitting, which also includes overnight pet sitting, if required.
  • Litter training
  • Taking care of pets with 'special needs' or specific issues: I have dealt with dogs or cats with restricted mobility (such as after an operation), and I am well acquainted with problems such as feline conjunctivitis.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Maria

Maria

Loving, Personalised Pet Care

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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