Carla

Conscientious Animal Lover

Brighton and Hove
6 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Last booked 5 days ago
Last contacted 5 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
7 h ago
Last activity
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One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
20 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Carla

*NOT accepting new dog clients*

Hello! I'm Carla, an early 30's animal enthusiast.

I've been working in animal care for the last 7 years, as a pet and house sitter, in a cattery and kennels, at a cat shelter and at an animal sanctuary for farm animals. I love all animals and looking after them is my absolute passion.

When you choose me to care for your animal companion we will have a consultation either in person or over the phone and I will ask questions about their care routine as well as providing time to meet me and ask any questions.

I'm happy to do extra things like plant care (I'm quite the plant parent) or bringing in mail.

I will treat your space with the utmost respect and your animals with have my full attention.

I am happy to look after most animals, I have cared for everything from cats and dogs, to rodents, reptiles, chickens, goats, baby animals requiring round the clock feeds, you name it!

I can administer medication, do minor wound care, clip claws, basic grooming and some basic training.

I humbly ask out of respect to my other clients that all animals in my care are up to date with all parasite treatments, regardless of if they are an indoor or outdoor pet as my previous experience has proven indoor animals are not immune from fleas and worms, and I want to keep everyone's animals safe and healthy.

COVID: Please let me know if you or anyone in your household has covid. Please let me know if you'd like me to wear a mask for face to face meetings.

I offer house sitting, and visits of either once or twice a day, ** if you need me to do longer visits of over 30mins please get in touch for a custom quote**

House sitting : With house sitting I will sleep over so your pet is guaranteed to have me there morning, evening and night. During the day the amount of time I spend with a pet will depend on the animals needs and my schedule. If in a consultation it is established that an animal needs lots of my time during the day I will reduce the amount of daily visits I accept during that period, however if they are used to being alone during the day I will accept more daily visits from other clients. They will always get a chunk of quality time in the day regardelss, in addition to the usual food, water, litterbox, walks etc. If they have additional needs such as medication this can all be discussed and agreed on in a consultation.

Daily visits: Daily visits will be from 15-30mins each unless a longer visit is negotiated. If an animal is sociable and wants attention they will get the full 30mins. If for example they are a roaming cat that isn't home for the visit, it will be 15mins whilst I put out food and fresh water, clean litter trays etc. If they are highly social and my schedule allows I'm always happy to give more than the 30mins, I want your animal friend to be happy!

Updates! I understand it can be hard being seperated from your pets, and it takes a lot of trust to leave them with someone new. I am always very happy to take photos and send updates. I usually do daily updates but you can tell me if you would prefer less. Never feel like it's too much to ask for more updates either. I love taking cute photos of your animals, I really don't mind.

A clear police check is available on request. I'm a nonsmoker, quiet and tidy. If you're still unsure, take a look at my reviews.

Thanks,

Carla

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Carla's services

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
32 GBP
/day

Carla 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

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House Sitting
Lora, 2024-06-30

Carla was amazing! The cats took to her straightaway and were very happy and relaxed when we returned home. Carla's communication was great with regular updates on the cats, and she left the flat in pristine condition. We will definitely be asking Carla to look after the cats again in future.

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House Sitting
Harriet, 2024-06-23

If I could leave 10 stars I would! I honestly can't recommend Carla highly enough. Carla looked after my two cats with so much care, attention and warmth. I was anxious about leaving them as one is very shy and hides whenever we have visitors and usually only eats if people she knows feeds her, but within a few hours, Carla was sending me photos of both of the cats out with her and the shy one even slept on the bed with her. She must be a cat whisperer! Carla is super communicative and very lovely and has made me feel confident to go away knowing my cats will be happy and cared for! I can't thank her enough 🙂

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
I have been a pet sitter on the New Zealand Pawshake website for 5 years, worked at a cat shelter, a kennels & cattery, and worked at an animal sanctuary with a focus on farm animals.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Carla

Carla

Conscientious Animal Lover

Brighton and Hove
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
20 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Carla

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

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