Anna

Quality care for your furry kids

Harborne
Lives with 3 dogs and 2 cats
Lives with Mixed Motya
Usually responds within one day
6w ago
Last activity
<5h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Anna

I offer dog walking and drop in visit services in Birmingham within 1 mile from my current home in Harborne MoorPool. If you are further away please write, I will see if I can accomodate you.  

I am a watercolor artis and moved to live in the UK with my husband, a sales representative for an engineering company, in October 2022. My ig handle is annabutenkoart. At home in Russia we have 3 dogs and 2 cats who are now waiting to be relocated too.  

My motivation to be a pet sitter is that I love pets, I have had them since my childhood. Since all my pets are currently in Russia and their bringing to the UK takes some time, I want to help other people in Birmingham with their pets. 

All my current pets in Russia are rescues from streets. The dogs are 8, 7 and 5 years old. The cats are 18 and 15 years old. Before that I had a lab Lola who died in 2019 aged 14.  

The last adopted dog, Jean, (I found him already a grown up dog wandering at a train station) had behavioral problems, he pulled the lead and could not stay alone at home. I had to hire a dog consultant to work with me and the dog to resolve Jean's issues together. Now he is an absolutely wonderful and perfectly adjusted companion dog.  

I met Dobi, my second dog, first time in a street nearby my house as a gentle puppy scratching herself from flees. I gave her medicine against flees, but did not take home hoping that someone else would take her in. Unfortunately stray dogs are still a big problem in Russia and you can meet them in streets often. Second time I met her when she was already a grown up dog, and I recognized her because of her unique colors. I did not have a leash with me and told her, will you come live with me? Amazingly, she just followed me to my place as if she understood me. She is a very gentle and quiet dog who loves to stay hidden in her cozy dark corner of a room. 

The third dog Motya was discovered by my husband as a tiny still blind puppy together with his little brother near the local farmacy where they were abandoned. We nurtured them and found them homes, but Motya was not lucky. His family returned him to us two years later because they moved houses and decided he was too big for their new smaller house. I decided to keep him with us seeing how heartbroken he was being abandoned by his first family. He turned out to be a very happy and children friendly dog since he grew up around children. 

To be a better pet owner, I took a TTouch introductory course in Moscow from a certified TTouch practitioner Veronica Kulikova. Now I can apply basic touches when needed and appropriate to calm a dog down and let her be more relaxed. I intend to continue my TTouch education in the UK since there are great practitioners here. From the TTouch introductory course I learned to respect a dog’s boundaries and understand their subtle communication signs. 

I also volunteered at a local Russian shelter taking dogs for walks. 

I can administer oral and injected medications and have had plenty experience with taking pets to vets, doing various recovery procedures at home. Since I am a pet owner of already more than 4 decades, I have experience of having to euthanize my pets (in palliative cases when they were in pain), with others I accompanied them during their natural passing. I love older dogs and have a lot of respect for their age and processes slowing down.

When I don't paint outside I work on my digital projects at home, so I am usually flexible with my time. I have a car. 

Anna'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
20 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 GBP
/day

Anna 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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Home Visits
Faye, 2023-03-01

Really great experience with Anna, she was so quick to reply and the process was really easy. Would definitely recommend and book again with Anna!

Availability

Anna's Pets

Marussia
Cat
Kotya
Cat
Dobi
Mixed
Jean
Mixed
Motya
Mixed

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Russian
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
All my current pets - dogs and cats are rescues. I have experience of having to work with dog behavior practitioners in order to resolve problems resulting from animal PTSD from having to survive in streets, such as inability to control impulses, lack of social interaction skills, etc. While I myself am not a dog trainer or certified behavioral specialist, I continue to self educate myself from open sources such as the University of contemporary kinology (Moscow, Russia), or sputnik.dog project. I can teach a dog basic commands, and also can give advice regarding how to make a dog's life less stressful and therefore more manageable, for example, how apply basic touches to calm an animal down.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Anna

Anna

Quality care for your furry kids

Harborne
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Anna

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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