*** During lockdown, I am not accepting any bookings unless they are URGENT and have a really good reason ***
*** Note that I will be using PPE, in my case I'll be using a face mask for the whole time plus gloves for the tasks before I get to play or grooming time with the pet(s).***
My cancellation policy is as follows: Full refund if pet owner cancels by 12h00 noon one day before the service begins. 50% refund if cancelled after 12h00 noon the day before the stay begins.
I'm Irene, working as an analyst for Unilever and I live in the centre of Epsom. I was born in Switzerland but have been living in England since 2007 (Epsom since 2018).. 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 or brushing 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.
If you're away for more than 4 days and leave out replacement garbage bag(s) then I'll empty it on my last visit before your return.
Active as a pet sitter on Pawshake since July 2019, I have been looking after around 20 different cats, 1 budgie, 1 fish, 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 RSPB where I helped looking after injured wild 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 (or sometimes public transport) to get to your place. I'm considering anything up to 30min cycling distance, that's 3 mile radius from the centre of Epsom (eg Epsom, Epsom Downs, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Tadworth, Stoneleigh...).
Thank you and have a nice day :)
PS: for 2020 I've increased my prices slightly. For customers who booked me in 2019, I will apply a discount to match my old prices.
Irene is a great sitter for my elderly cat. You can go away knowing that your pet will be well cared for. My cat loves her!
Lovely and trusting sitter. Excellent communication and incredibly mindful of covid and cleanliness.
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