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Sian

Animal Lover

Benfleet
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 4 days ago
Last active 5 days ago
Usually responds within one day
<7h
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 Sian

Since retiring from the police service in 2015, I've enjoyed traveling and pet sitting combined. It's a great way to visit new places while enjoying the company of your pets! I've seen a lot of the world in the last couple of years and had a lot of fun with some gorgeous dogs, cats and horses along the way, to name a few of the animals in my charge.

I worked with dogs professionally and grew up with domestic family dogs at home. This is my first time without a pet of my own but petsitting allows me to love and enjoy your pets the way I would my own. I've cared for scores of dogs and numerous cats since I've been a petsitter, you can read all my excellent 5* rated reviews at www.trustedhousesitters.com.

I've also met so many lovely pet owners, most of whom ask me to return again and again to care for their homes and pets. It really is a wonderful exchange.

I remember how sick and frightened my own dog was on release from a boarding kennel many years ago (before such a thing as a pet sitter) and I still believe that a domestic pet is better off with love, care and an ongoing routine in its own home where it feels safe and secure.

I have been a dog walker and social developer for the ex-racing Greyound Community in Melbourne, a time I found very rewarding. Any Greyhound owner will tell you they are the most gentle, affectionate creatures, but sadly racing has brought about a lot of misunderstanding and they are often overlooked as a family pet.

So, after my leisurely retirement journey around the world as an international petsitter, I aim to spend longer in the UK where I can stay at your home and care for your pets giving you peace of mind they will be loved and cared for and your home will be safe and secure while you are away.

In my gallery I've posted a small selection of some of the gorgeous dogs, cats and horses I have loved and cared for over the last few years, great memories I cherish.

Sian's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
5 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
25 GBP
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
15 GBP for two visits a day
10 GBP
/day

Sian also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

Communication
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Profile accuracy
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Value
Home Visits
Katherine, 2019-09-05

Sian cared for my animals with respect and every one was happy on my return. Thank you.

House Sitting
Roger, 2019-08-10

We engaged with Sian to look after our two beloved and spoilt Boxer pups who are both 6 months and absolutely full of energy. The boys although lovely and adorable are a day to day challenge for both my wife and myself. The meet and greet with Sian gave us great confidence that she was the right choice to look after our boys and our house while we were away for a week attending a family wedding.

Obviously with the boys being so young we had our concerns but these were so quickly dismissed as Sian coped and manged so competently that the boys might not have noticed we had left!!!

We received regular updates and lovely pictures of the boys whilst away which really made us relax, our house to was extremely well looked after. We will undoubtably be using Sians services again and would recommend her skills and knowledge to all, First rate service and a lovely lady, we cannot praise her highly enough,

Many thanks Roger & Julie but more importantly Freddie & Frankie xxx

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Spanish
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I was a dog handler by profession, I understand the mind and instincts of a dog perhaps better than most people. I have cared for several nervous dogs with social problems/personal anxieties and have made progress in developing the dog with the owner's blessing. Animals know instantly if you are are on their wavelength and my experience and insight lends itself to good, solid relationships built on trust and understanding. I can offer some basic dog training if required.

I am able to administer medication including diabetes injections.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<7h
Response time
100%
Response rate
5d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Sian

Sian

Animal Lover

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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