*** Given the current situation with Covid-19 I am not accepting any bookings currently unless it is somehow an emergency. Normal business will resume whenever this whole madness is over. ***
I'm Irene, working as an analyst for Unilever and I live in Epsom. I was born in Switzerland but have been living in England since 2007.
I am currently the owner of 2 cats (Blaxy and Floofs) which were born and raised at home and I love them to bits. Growing up I was always a bird girl and had budgies, and later canaries from as long as I can remember. I was introduced to the joy of living with cats in 2013 and although (small) birds will always be my favourite animals, I currently prefer cats as pets, this is because birds are pretty much impossible to cuddle! I would love to look after your pets while you're away or unable to look after them for whatever reason. I'd also be happy to water plants while I'm pet sitting, just let me know. I have a full-time 9-5 job so feeding and playtime visits would be limited to mornings or evenings during the week, more flexible on weekends. For the evening I usually do a 20-30 min visit where I feed your pet(s), empty litter boxes (and whatever else is needed) followed by some play and/or cuddle time. If there's a morning visit as well, they are more likely to be shorter visits. With 2 visits per day I'm also happy to open/close blinds or curtains and switch off/on lights respectively.
Active as a pet sitter on Pawshake since July 2019, I have been looking after about 15 different cats, 1 budgie, 3 chickens and 1 dog. In the past, I have been pet (and plant) sitting for neighbours and friends. Additionally, as a teenager, I spent some time volunteering at the Swiss version of RSPCA where I helped looking after injured birds.
Please do not hesitate to contact me so we can ensure the best possible care for your pets while you're away. I hope to hear from you.
Note that I rely on my electric bike and public transport to get to your place. I'm considering anything up to 40min cycling distance, that's 3-4 mile radius from the centre of Epsom (eg Epsom, Epsom Downs, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Tadworth, Chessington, Stoneleigh...).
Thank you and have a nice day :)
PS: for the new year I've increased my prices slightly. For customers who booked me before, I will apply a discount to match my old prices.
Irene is excellent. Our cats are not the easiest to look after but she was determined to do her best and contacted us immediately she had a question. We were most impressed. We have booked her for our other trips this year. Highly recommended,!
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