Kathy

Friendly, reliable animal lover and pet sitter/walker

15 times favorited
18 recurring guests
Last booked 7 days ago
Last contacted 6 days ago
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House sitting
24h stay, in your home
80 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Kathy

Hello, my name is Kathy and I live in Surbiton. I work part-time as a freelance consultant and business trainer in central London and with that comes flexibility to offer services in pet sitting and walking. I’ve always loved animals and grew up with dogs and gerbils! When I had my own house, I had cats, but I currently live in a flat so can’t have my own pets.

I understand how important our furry friends are to us and how they are much-loved members of the family. I will look after your pet exactly how you want them to be looked after, whether that be for home visits, walks, overnight stays or whatever you are looking for. 

If your pet has special requirements I can help with that too. For example administering medication or extra night-time care, looking after youngsters, elderly or nervous pets. Regular updates, photos and videos are of course included. 

I volunteer regularly at an animal rescue centre near Horsham where they mainly care for and rehome dogs. (These are photos where I'm holding leads for 4 or 5 dogs!) It’s kennel-free which means the dogs are free to run and play in the garden and fields. We get all sorts of sizes, breeds, ages and temperaments of dogs. All of this means a level of confidence is needed to deal with a variety of situations. I love it there. I get to give the dogs the 3 Fs as I call it – food, fuss and fun! 

Several years ago I volunteered regularly at a wildlife hospital in Wallington, where I helped care for all sorts of British wildlife from hedgehogs and squirrels to foxes and swans. Also a great experience.

In November 2023 my DBS check came back clear.

In January 2024 I gained a dog first aid qualification. (In the past I've been human first aid qualified.) 

All of the above I hope reassures you that I know what I’m doing and will be confident looking after your pet(s) and homes. So if you’re after a friendly, reliable animal lover and pet sitter/walker please do get in touch for a quote. I’d be happy to help.

Unfortunately the Pawshake site does not have the capability to vary prices in any way. That means all rates listed are starting rates and will vary over public holiday periods, as well as by distance from my home or current pet sitting location.  

From April 2024 I have simplified my overnight rate to include all 1-2-1 care and walks in 1 price of £80/night. If you need overnight care without walks the price is £60/night. Please advise when you request a date.

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Kathy's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
12 GBP for each additional pet
18 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
80 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 GBP
/day

Kathy also offers

Grooming

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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House Sitting
Kayleigh, 2024-07-07

Kathy did an amazing job of taking care of our brood of pets. We were a bit worried about leaving our very nervous dog with someone new, but within a day, Kathy had won her over and even managed to get our somewhat aloof cats to warm us to her as well. Kathy was friendly and super organised and provided regular updates on how the pets were getting on while we were away (which I really appreciated, seeing as I get anxious when I leave the pets behind). She was really accommodating with the routine we set with our pets (even though they are definitely spoiled little creatures) and gave us great confidence in our initial meeting that we were leaving our pets in safe hands (which we clearly were). I would highly recommend her services and will definitely be reaching out in the future when we go away.

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Dog Walking
Claire, 2024-06-10

Both Vinnie and Dolores are always excited to see Kathy when she arrives to take them on their walks. They both have completely different needs and aren't the easiest of dogs to manager. Kathy takes this all in her stride and I feel really confident when she's looking after them. I would highly recommend her services :)

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I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Kathy

Kathy

Friendly, reliable animal lover and pet sitter/walker

House sitting
24h stay, in your home
80 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Kathy

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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