Portia

Aquarium expert and cat lover :)

Oxshott
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One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
14 GBP
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Portia is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Portia

Hello! I just moved back to Surrey after working for years in the aquarium industry. I have a lot of experience looking after a wide range of animals. I have worked with cats from house cats to lions my whole life and have over 10 years experience in fish and reptile keeping :) I've also had rabbits and hamsters over the years and am happy to care for any animal!

I set up my profile especially for cats who may not travel well- as an owner of one myself I know they'd much rather stay at home. No request is too big and keeping furry friends as happy as possible is the most important thing to me! I can visit your pet and provide updates daily :) 

I am free 8-10am and 6-8pm. Happy to water plants and check the mail and multiple pets are no problem. I will only accept a maximum of 3 pets per booking - If you have more, the extra pet will be charged depending on what is required. I like to stay for an hour per visit - therefore if there is 3 pets, that would give me 20 minutes per animal. I like to spend at least 30 minutes playing, petting and then any feeding and cleaning can be done on top of this.

For overnight stays, if there is only one pet, my rate is lower - please contact me and I can add a discount. Returning customers will also receive a discount.

Due to me having my own pet, I only offer house sitting for a maximum of one week.

Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's day & Easter long weekend are charged at a higher rate depending on the work needed.

Any questions let me know :)

I cover Oxshott, Claygate & Cobham mostly.

Portia's services

At your home

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
14 GBP
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
55 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
25 GBP
/day

Portia also offers

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

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House Sitting
Jason, 2024-01-06

Portia was a great house and pet sitter and looked after our two dogs and cats with care. She kept us updated with constant photos and messages. We’ll definitely use her again.

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Home Visits
Mai, 2023-12-30

Portia is absolutely wonderful. We are so, so lucky to have found her and will be very happy to use her again and again :) She is such a lovely and kind person, and so, so diligent at her work. Portia is absolutely committed to ensuring that the animals are as happy as they can possibly be, and that each and every one of the owners' wishes are attended to. Her communication is impeccable and she made us feel very comfortable and happy with the pictures and videos she sent. We felt so comfortable that Portia was looking after our three little cats, two of whom have disabilities and consequently have some quite specific needs. She took a lot of time to ensure that she knew exactly what we wanted for them, and they immediately bonded with her and loved her, because she has such a lovely manner with them as she clearly really, really loves animals. Portia is VERY highly recommended! 

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I speak English
+5 years of experience

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Portia

Portia

Aquarium expert and cat lover :)

Oxshott
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
14 GBP
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Portia is currently not available to accept new requests.

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

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