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Marisa

Paddy Paws

Bristol
Last contacted today
Last active 7 days ago
Lives with 1 dog and 1 cat
Lives with Labrador x golden retriever Farthing
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night
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

Doggy Day Care:

Client's dogs come to my home for the day

Have roam of the downstairs. This includes hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen and garden

Plenty of dog toys, treat and beds to choose from. A home away from home environment

Your dog isn't left unattended for longer than 3 hours.

If your dog has seperation anxiety, I would accomodate to the dog as much as I can by not being booked up while they are in my care so I can dedicate my time and energy into them.

Full time love and cuddles from yours truly

Play mentality games to help with their stimulation if they're lively dogs or get bored easily. A great way to tire dogs out.

Full time interaction with myself as I am self employed.

Feeding, medication or any requirements can be done

Sometimes take dogs to dog friendly cafe's or pet shops for something different than walks in a park.

Boarding:

24 hour care. Overnight stay in my home

I have a couple of crates and dog beds if clients prefer for their dog to be in crates. Otherwise dogs have the freedom of the whole downstairs to choose where to sleep.

Two walks a day are offered while in my care unless instructed otherwise.

Home away from home holiday environment for your pooch

My Home:

Enclosed fenced off garden with a secure side gate with two lock bolts on.

No roomates

No kids

Myself and my partner whom I've been with for 5 years. He has also grown up with dogs

No smoking household

Front and back door always locked every night and during the day if I am out

House Rules:

Not allowed upstairs

Not allowed on sofas

Not allowed hooman food while we hoomans are eating

If using doggy day care or boarding service, your dog would need to be okay with cats(I have one cat)

I ask to meet my clients and their dogs beforehand as I currently have a Guide Dog puppy and would need to make sure that client's dogs are okay with him.

I offer shampoo wash if a dog has rolled in something that they shouldn't of. I would always contact client before I'd go ahead. 100% previous clients have been happy with this.

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 the sitters's home

Dog boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at the sitter's home
12 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog or puppy at the sitter's home.
6 GBP for each additional pet
21 GBP
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
6 GBP for each additional pet
14 GBP
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
30 GBP
/night
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

Marisa also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

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Dog boarding
Stella, 2019-09-21

Great sitter, would highly recommend. Thanks again!

Home Visits
Helen, 2019-09-02

Marisa has a wonderful knowledge and understanding of dogs, she is also very polite, punctual and has excellent communication skills. We felt that our dogs were left in capable hands.

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Marisa's Pets

Farthing
Labrador x golden retriever
Zelda
Cat

About Marisa's Home

Marisa's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban

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

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Response time
100%
Response rate
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Marisa

Marisa

Paddy Paws

Bristol
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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