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Marisa

Paddy Paws

Bristol
1 time favorited
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within few hours
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 GBP for each additional pet
14 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Marisa

Welcome hoomans!

I offer dog walking, pet sitting/visiting, doggy day care, boarding and horse care. I have my own public liability insurance, my own boarding and day care licence. I am a qualified Pet First Aider.

Dog Walking:

1 hour duration walks unless instructed otherwise

group or individual walks offered depending on the dog

a variety of walks depending on weather and location i.e woodland, fields, enclosed parks

complimentary photo updates of your pooches to brighten up your day!(unless instructed otherwise)

no restricted time of day to walk your dog. It's all down to the client

I try and accomodate as much as possible to my client

If in groups, I limit to around 3 dogs per walk as I prefer to focus more on the dogs on a 1 to 1 level

I like to build trust by not bringing any toys on a walk so dogs can focus more on me than a tennis ball. This is to build recognition of my voice for recalls if allowed off lead.

Pet Sitting/Visiting:

Pop in visits for any pet(dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, rats etc)

I have a basic and an enhanced DBS check

Duration is instructed by client

I offer feeding and walking(dogs) if desired

some animals cope better in their own environment which is why I offer this

up to 10 hours of pet sitting

visiting can range from a little as 15 minutes

added home security for the clients i.e opening/shutting blinds etc

any other requirements offered i.e watering plants

About Myself:

I'm 26 years old

Been around animals for 20+ years

Level 3 Diploma in Equine Management

BSc(Hons) Forensic Chemistry

Worked as a lab technician after university but wanted to make my dream come true of being self employed as a dog walker

Have my own vehicle with a full clean driving licence

Have basic and an enhanced DBS check

Experience:

I am a 'Puppy Walker' for the Guide dogs association. A puppy walker is being given a puppy from 7 weeks old and training them before they go off to big school at around 14 months old. A puppy walker is a full time volunteer role so the puppies are with you 24/7. This means that I am at home all day everyday tending to my puppy. I have taught them all the basic training as well as training specific requirements from Guide dogs. My home has been vetted by Guide Dogs and approve that my home is a loving, safe environment for a dog.

I have the patience in handling troubled, challenging dogs.

I dog sat a rescue dog that had a terrible past life and had become an antisocial dog. She would bark at every stranger except myself and her family. I know that I have a calming presence towards animals and give positive reinforcement when training them. I know how to behave around excitable dogs and I'm always up for a challenge. I know that I always want to be around dogs(and cats). So I'd always love to care for any animal there is!

Marisa's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
6 GBP for each additional pet
14 GBP
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
18 GBP for two visits a day
10 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
30 GBP
/night

Marisa also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Dog boarding
Gráinne, 2019-11-13

Marisa was a great dog sitter! I genuinely don’t think Nala wanted to come home after staying with Marisa for a week! Marisa was amazing with her; patient, kind, thoughtful. She also put my mind at ease with lovely photos and videos when we were away! Not only that...Nala definitely came back better behaved, too... Couldn’t recommend more! Thanks Marisa!

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Dog boarding
Stella, 2019-09-21

Great sitter, would highly recommend. Thanks again!

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Availability

Marisa's Pets

Zelda
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Italian
< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Being a Puppy walker has taught me the dog behaviour skills that I’d expect to see and know what to do in certain situations.

I believe that I have a natural instinct when it comes to doggy situations and always use positive reinforcement. For example I am currently house sitting a Jack Russell x shih tzu that despises other dogs. He would lunge and bark towards other dogs. I have started a positive mindful game of him focusing on me(with treats) while unknown dogs walk past. I have been told by dog walkers that they are impressed seeing the same dog being uninterested dogs passing while I’m walking him.

I understand dogs on their level. I tend to make frozen doggy bones so if a client’s dog needs constant stimulation, this is a great tool to use as they find it difficult getting out the frozen kibble.

In order for me to do house sitting, I have a basic and an enhanced DBS check to show that I am a reliable dog walker

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
9w ago
Last activity
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Marisa

Marisa

Paddy Paws

Bristol
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 GBP for each additional pet
14 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Marisa

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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