Are you looking for a trustworthy mature experienced pet sitter with excellent attention to detail, and a bag or two of common sense ?
Welcome to ' Abodes ' Home and Pet care when you're not there :)
Excellent references available on request & a yearly DBS check.
I am 54, a single lady with many years house sitting experience. Since 2014 I have worked for 2 house sitting agencies in the uk, and independantly house sat in the uk and europe. Previously for over 15 years i cared for many pets and homes belonging to friends, owned cats and bred my own chickens.
I still do some work via a uk agency, and also offer my services independantly & via pawshake. I.have my own pet sitters insurance, so if you book me through pawshake you have this as added security aswell as thier guarentee.
Bespoke house sitting -
I stay within your property for at least 21 hours a day, only going out for 3 hours maximum before dark. Except if agreed you would like me to spend full days out with your pets.
I will supervise workpeople, staff and handle deliveries. I can also offer some household services if required.
Your home will be kept secure, as clean and tidy as you left it, pets lovingly cared for, instructions followed, and all things truly respected.
I have a full clean drivers licence, and own a van with space for a secured travel crate, or i am happy to drive your car, if your dogs need to be driven to a favorite dog walk or vet or grooming visits.
Pet feeding / stay and play / Home check service -
This can be daily or twice daily, i feed and clean up for your pet(s). I stay and play for 15 mins, do a home security check, mail collection, water plants. I give the same attention to detail as i provide during a house sit. This service can also include a half hour dog walk for a small additional fee.
About me -
I have a genuine affinity with animals, and have looked after many elderly cats and dogs with special needs and medical conditions. I am excellent at adminstering medicines to even the most stubborn pets without upsetting them. Over the years i have cared for many homes large and small, from 24 rescue cats, to one tiny dog. I looked after a rodent menagerie, a large exotic fish collection, have got to know the characters of many breeds of dogs, and dealt with several emergency situations with ease.
I can offer you discretion and confidentiality. I believe that privacy and respect is of the utmost importance when caring for clients home and loved ones. Your instructions will be followed precisely. I will send you updates via whichever means and frequency you require. ( eg Whatsapp, email, phone calls, video chat or postcard! )
Having lived in and cared for several types of property from houseboats to manor houses, bedsits to mansions, rural woodlands and city skyscrapers, i am adaptable and open minded. My mother was a live in house keeper, so as i grew up living within other peoples homes, the values of care, privacy, and respect, are second nature to me.
Travel expenses & introductions -
I have my own transport and am happy to travel anywhere. My travel expense charge is 45p per mile round trip. Or at cost if travelling by public transport.
I like to visit homes first if possible, to discuss the sit and meet your pets, (this visit is charged at my travel cost.) If this is not convienient due to distance then i am happy to meet via video call.
DBS & references -
I have a DBS check, aswell as a full enhanced check yearly as i volunteer at one event each summer with a childrens theatre company charity. I have excellent references available on request.
Please feel free to contact me with your requirements.
Toddy was simply great. The cats took to her straight away and this was immediately a good sign. She was sweet-natured, friendly, calm and took time to understand my two cats' rather complicated feeding requirements - one of the cats has kidney disease so needs extra attention to her diet. I could tell she wanted to get it right because she truly cares about animals.
While I was away Toddy kept in touch regularly with very positive feedback about how the cats were doing, which gave great peace of mind as it was the first time I had spent time away from them for some time, and I had been anxious about this given that one of them is unwell.
I came home to a very clean and tidy house, and Toddy had even washed the sheets, which was so appreciated.
I've already booked Toddy again and would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Toddy did a great job and was quickly accepted by my cat. She sent messages and photos as agreed.
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