Faith

Experienced Pet Sitting & Walking

Headington
36 times favorited
45 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Usually responds within one day
1d ago
Last activity
<7h
Response time
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
50 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Faith

I graduated in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2017 and have been living in Oxford since. I have a car so I can drive to and from houses to house/pet sit/visit and take dogs for walks. I cannot lift large/heavy dogs.

From a young age I've had an interest in animals, something which has developed throughout my teenage years and into adulthood. I have experience working with a wide range of animals in a professional capacity including; domestics and farm (dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, horses), and exotics (various reptiles, amphibians, birds, small mammals, hoof-stock and large carnivores) from volunteering at Dartmoor Zoological Park for a year and a half. I also volunteered at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital as a rescuer as well as on site administering medication to incoming patients for a similar length of time.

I began pet sitting and dog walking in spring 2018, and have been learning and building my experience ever since. Every day is different and there's always something new to learn! I learnt the basic theories behind animal training at university, so I am able to continue a dog's training whilst out on walks and can sometimes offer hints and tips. I am in the process of undergoing various dog training courses in order to expand on this knowledge and ultimately become a dog trainer and/or behaviourist.

I offer general pet sitting, pet care (dog/cat/reptile/rodent/amphibian/bird/equine), and dog walking. I am unable to have pets at my home, but I am happy to pet sit in your home, visit your pet to feed/clean/etc., take your pet for walks, or simply keep them company!

Dog walks: Group walks run approximately 11am-3pm on weekdays, solo walks and house visits outside of these times.

House/pet sits: I tend to prefer jobs in Oxford area, but I am willing to make exceptions depending on the details so always worth checking! Due to my walking schedule (see above), house/pet sits that fall on weekdays must either be for; animals that are okay with being left alone for extended periods, or dogs that are friendly with others and can join on my group walks to break up their day. Weekend house/pet sits are much more flexible as I don't tend to have many other jobs then, but I do tend to only work two weekends per month. It is worth noting that as a general rule, I don't do house/pet sits that are longer than two weeks.

Prices are set taking into account the fee that Pawshake take for advertising and insurance purposes. Depending on what you're after/length of visit, I may ask you to book a different service to reflect suitable price for time taken.

Faith'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
18 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
17 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
33 GBP
/day

Faith also offers

Pick up / drop off

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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House Sitting
Sarah, 2024-07-15

This was the first time I had used a house-sitter for my cat and dog - mainly because my dog is quite anxious - and Faith was brilliant: she took great care to get to know Meryl ahead of time, asked all the right questions, and showed impressive knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour. It can be nerve-racking leaving someone in your home while you are away, but Faith was reassuring right from the start, and it was so easy to return home and find both my cat and dog relaxed and happy. I can recommend Faith's professionalism, warmth and care without hesitation.

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Dog Walking
Enrico, 2024-03-31

Very reliable professional, recommended

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Degree in Bsc(Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Work experience at Dartmoor Zoological Park (Animal department and Education department)
  • In depth knowledge of animal welfare and indicators, behaviour.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Faith

Faith

Experienced Pet Sitting & Walking

Headington
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
50 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Faith

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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