I am based near Keynsham but I have a car so can drive to locations within 25 miles, though I kindly ask for a contribution to petrol costs for longer journeys. I have a flexible, open schedule for:
I am happy to walk dogs for up to 1h 30 min per walk, and up to twice a day. Just let me know what your dog is used to and I'll follow your guide! I will not let any dogs off-lead during walks, purely for safety reasons, with no exceptions. Of course, if your pooch loves playing fetch and you've got a suitable enclosed garden, I would love to have a game with them there!
I can visit your pet(s) up to 3 times per day and my visit will include feeding according to their regular schedule, ensuring that they are let outside to relieve themselves and that they have access to water and any bedding or toys etc. they desire. Should your pet require any oral or topical medications, I can apply those as well. Additionally, I will ensure their area is kept clean...
i.e. I don't mind cleaning up a few puddles or poo that may occur in your absence! I am more than happy to spend time socialising with your pet(s) but if you would like me to stay with them longer than 30 minutes, this will be classed as House Sitting rather than a Home Visit and will be charged as such.
** Due to the Covid-19 crisis, I won't be doing overnight stays at this time **
I can come to your home anytime, whether it be morning, afternoon or evening and stay for any length of time longer than 30 minutes. Just as with home visits, I will ensure your pets are fed, watered, relieved, socialised with and provided any medications as needed. Depending on the time and length of my stay, I will come prepared with food and toiletries for myself. I will
do my best to retain the familiarity of your pets' surroundings so that they feel safe, calm and comfortable! In order for me to do this please let me know their personalities and habits i.e. Is there a special pillow or blanket they love to curl up on? Do they go crazy for a particular toy? Is there a room in the house they're prone to messing in and I should keep them away from?
Important note: I am happy to walk/care for dogs of any age and most sizes, but I will need to see photos of, and ideally meet, larger dogs ahead of time to determine whether I'm strong enough to safely walk them.
I am a gentle-natured yet bubbly, active 21 year old. I've given my profile the catchy name of the Dr "Dolittle of Somerset" because my pets never seem to leave my side -- if it wasn't for locks on the doors they'd follow me into the bathroom! I recently graduated from Cardiff Uni with a degree in Neuroscience but am aspiring to go to veterinary school, and so any experience I can get with meeting new pets is valuable! Having worked for 2 years as a dementia support worker and led 1-to-1 student mental health sessions at university, I can safely say my core skill is empathy, something that is necessary in properly caring for animals of any species and breed. I will dilligently provide care that is tailored to your pet's needs and desires. Meeting a new person can be both exciting and stressful for animals, especially when their owner is away, so rest assured that I will be receptive to your pet's behaviour and adjust my own accordingly. For example, my dog enjoys a good walk, a good fuss, followed by a doze on my lap; of course there's my cat, who lavishes being the centre of attention as much as she enjoys having her own quiet space too. I will take care of your pets as if they were my own!
I have 10 years experience in caring for my own rescue dog, Poppy. I have grown up with cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, but most recently have cared for our cat Thelma, whom we adopted in 2014 -- take a look at Poppy and Thelma in my profile gallery. As my Poppy is a senior girl, I regularly examine her for ailments, checking her skin, eyes, ears and paws for any ailments. Additionally, I have plenty of experience in administering oral medications and cleaning wounds. I
have completed voluntary work at 3 rescue centres, one of which was in Korea, and so am very understanding of animals with varying temperaments as well as appropriate feeding and cleaning techniques.
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