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Lauren

Visits, Walks, Pet & House Sitting

Guildford
12 times favorited
17 recurring guests
Last contacted 2 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 GBP for each additional pet
18 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Lauren

Hi there,

I've always loved animals, although haven't committed to deciding what I want for myself yet, which is why I would like to offer my services to you. I moved around a lot growing up, so have been limited to only own small animals including lizards, fish and hamsters, but always find I surround myself with animals - big, medium and small, scaly, cute, cuddly, furry, feathered and not (naked cats!).

I have a relevant background with a Biology degree, concentrating on animal behavior and animal ethics. I have been trained to care for dogs, cats and small animals at a RSPCA centre, have completed work experience at small animal and equine veterinary clinics as well as observing what training future guide dogs go through for the blind. My past experience has allowed me to interact and care for animals of all different ages; young and old (& deaf), various personalities (no one personality is the same!); from hyper to very shy and nervous and at various stages of health; completely healthy on no medication, to animals needing oral as well as medication via injections and even on special diets! I have completed a dog first aid & CPR course (which can apply to other animals like cats as well), have started a puppy training course (which can apply to dogs as well) and have also participated with a client's dog in dog agility classes. There is nothing I can't help out with; I've looked after chicks (who need constant checking), chickens x8, vegetable patches and even taken care of an owners pool (cleaning, backwashing and chemical levels) and jacuzzi (chemical levels). I am frequently asked by family and friends to pet-sit for them and would like to extend my experience with other animals and characters.

I am available for house visits/sitting (including working from home if you prefer), dog walking, dog/cat care as well as small animal care in the Guildford/Woking and surrounding areas of Surrey. I can provide morning, midday and early evening services of walking, animal checkins and care for 30 mins - 1 hr (including travel time, around core working hours 0830-1200 and 1400-1730) and I have a car which allows me to pick up/drop off, if required. The house sitting rate is for 24hr care, so let me know if you require working from home during the day or just a sleepover.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch. Let’s see if I can tailor a plan for your family to help you out.

Lauren's services

At your home

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

Lauren 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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House Sitting
Caroline, 2020-10-21

I cannot recommend Lauren highly enough! Lauren looked after my 8 adult pet chickens and my 4 8 week old chicks for two weeks. This included having to monitor the chicks warmth and general welfare daily, and looking after one of my hens that was very unwell with a mass, prior to her surgery. This included checking the mass daily and liaising with a specialist poultry vet. Lauren kept everyone informed on the Whatsapp group she had created, sending lots of photos and updates of the hens and the chicks. My poultry vet was also very impressed with her level of care and her ability to manage the hens and Lauren's general observation skills, which is important with chickens as they are very good a hiding symptoms when they are not well. Lauren also watered all of my plants (of which there are a lot), and generally did a great job, giving us peace of mind that our animals were in a safe pair of hands.

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Dog Walking
Vanessa, 2019-11-26

Lauren was great. She visited us before she came to walk/look after Sammy and ensured that she got to know him on the day and took notes to remind her of relevant details. All went smoothly on the day and we received assurances via photos/texts. He was clearly comfortable both on the walk and in our home with Lauren and accompanying boyfriend. We already have another booking.

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals
  • BSc Biology (Hons); Animal Behavior, Animal Ethics
  • RSPCA animal care certified

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
6 h ago
Last activity
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Lauren

Lauren

Visits, Walks, Pet & House Sitting

Guildford
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 GBP for each additional pet
18 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Lauren

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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