Alara

Eager and Enthusiastic Pet Caretaker

6 times favorited
7 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 3 cats
Usually responds within one day
15 h ago
Last activity
<10h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
13 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Alara

I am an upbeat and energetic carer that is absolutely infatuated with animals and has 10+ years of experience. 

(PLEASE ONLY CONTACT ME ON BOARDING IF YOU HAVE CATS, I CANNOT TAKE DOGS.)

From small birds to massive dogs, I adore dabbling with any and all animals. I have my own pets, have taken care of pets for friends, and interacted with them whilst child minding as I am qualified for that too. I am also enhanced DBS checked, which I'm happy to show, in order for owners to know I am a safe individual, and put their mind at ease.

I am willing to learn anything additional, and am quick on my feet and easily adapt. Ensuring owners feel relaxed, and as if their pets are in good hand is key for me.

I currently have three female cats, who have all been spayed, called Katara, Reyka, and Azula, (half maine coon, half bengal) and they are my world!

Your pets will get the same level of attention and love any human child would.

I'm an extremely flexible pet caretaker, and am completely willing to discuss what needs an owner may have for care and plan a schedule accordingly. I also work from home, meaning I am with your pet almost 24/7 if they are boarding with us.

I believe that trust and safety is key between a caretaker and owner, and I like to assure my clients know I will treat their space with utmost respect.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate, and am more than happy to provide my address, name and last name, and information so owners don't lose contact of me after a job, and can contact me with any concerns. I also do cat boarding at my own home, and will be more than happy to show owners my space.

My partner, Thom, who helps me with cat caretaking, studies and works from home, and is always ready for an excuse to be distracted from work to spend time with the cats.

Services I offer are:

(IF VISITING - ALL OF THIS IS INCLUDED)

For this I am available morning, afternoon, and evenings. 

- (FOR CATS) Detailed litter tray cleaning to ensure your cat feels freshened up and hygienic.

- Feeding food (dry, wet, combination) and providing water, as these are basic health requirements.

- Checking up on their health: me monitoring them by examining how their litter waste looks like, fur, eyes, checking for any bumps or lumps, and overall behavioural check.

- I'm happy to provide nail cutting for clients who request this, I make sure to only cut until the quick. (I only cut the curved area.) This is an extra 5 pounds. 

- Administering oral medication if your pet has any medical necessities. Please note that I will have to be briefed regarding the dose and the frequency beforehand. I also only do oral administration, not injected. 

- Bringing in any packages or mail, and watering any plants in order for the structure of your home to remain as a stable one. 

- Playing and entertaining your furry friend, providing cuddles too, so they don't feel lonely and neglected.

(IF BOARDING AT MY HOUSE - ALL OF THIS IS INCLUDED) 

For this your furry friend won't be left along for more than three hours, and will always have the company of other cats. At evening times either my partner, me, or both of us, are at home. 

I CAN ONLY ACCEPT BOARDING AT MY HOME FOR CATS, NOT DOGS, APOLOGIES.

- Happily do a face to face, or online meeting with owners, so they can get to know me and ask anything on their mind. I'm also happy to provide pictures of my own home, or give a live tour if owners are wondering where their pets will be staying.

- Fresh food from vet suggested bowls for better posture (dry, wet, or both, based on preference) and water (from a flowing source) for your furry friend(s) daily. Please note, this will have to be provided from you.

- Ensuring your furry friend(s) live in a clean environment by keeping my home in an excellent state, making sure their litter train is clean, and their bowls and water are too. Litter will be provided by me.

- A fun home which includes many cat toys, has a massive cat tree, scratchers, and places to rest, in order for your furry friend(s) to feel welcome, secure, and happy.

- Administering oral medication if your pet has any medical necessities. Please note that I will have to be briefed regarding the dose and the frequency beforehand. I also only do oral administration, not injected. 

- My own vet is Beech House Vets, and if anything happens, I have access to online vets within 15 minutes, or I'd happily take your furry friend(s) to my own vet ASAP.

- I will regularly send updates, whether this be through messages, pictures, videos, or a combination, based on owner preference.

- And of course, many cuddles and love, from not only me, but my partner, who also adores cats and has extensive experience with them.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR EXTRA COSTS: 

- Pick Up & Drop Offs

If your cat is boarding at my home, I offer pick ups and drop offs for an extra 10 pounds. 

- Grooming 

Including cutting nails, cleaning around the eyes with sensitive swabs, washing with special pet shampoo, carefully drying with low heat over time, and brushing out hair with different brushes in order to prevent matting and minimize shedding is an extra 15 pounds per session. 

- Harness Walking 

Taking your cat on a walk through a private park, quite neighborhood, and green landscape with a safe harness and a high quality lead is an extra 5 pounds of a 30 minute session, and 10 for an hour session. 

If you choose to book my services please let me know:

Your cat's name

Age 

Breed

Any allergies, dietary needs, medical history, grooming needs, behavioural problems?

Emergency contact number 

If you have any vets that your pet is registered to, and would prefer to consult if anything happens, let me know, otherwise I have my own 24/7 vet, and an application of professional vets in which I can get an initial online appointment within 15 minutes.

Thank you! 

Alara's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 GBP for each additional pet
13 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
13 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
26 GBP
/day

At the sitter's home

Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/night

Alara also offers

Grooming
Pick up / drop off

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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Home Visits
Josh, 2024-02-27

Alara was amazing in looking after our 2 cat goblins, we have 2 cats which require all kinds of medicine so I was initially doubtful that anyone would want to cat-sit them, but Alara came to save the day and save our trip. Alara was communicative, professional and proactive. I cannot recommend her services more!

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Home Visits
Joe, 2024-01-04

Alara communicated superbly, kept me updated and was very helpful in looking after my cat. Will be booking again in the future.

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Availability

Alara's Pets

Reyka
Cat
Katara
Cat
Azula
Cat

About Alara's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds

Alara's home

An apartment
Has no kids

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
+10 years of experience
Curious about animals since a young age, my little sister and I spent our childhood rescuing and reporting the street cats and kittens of Turkey to shelters. Only once they were registered and taken could we feel a sense of relief. As I’ve grown up, my love for animals have not diminished, rather, grown in size, just like an aging pet. My partner Thom and I both have more than 10 years of experience ranging from fish, rats, guinea pigs, cats, horses, camels, dogs, cows, sheep, chicken, gerbils, and more. I am able to comfortably settle animals into a space I hope to share with them. I am able to meet grooming requirements, behavioral training requirements, medical requirements, and more. I have extensive experience and knowledge regarding cats, starting from 5 week old kittens to senior cats 15+. My home is always cat proof, as safety is a priority, and my partner Thom builds cat furniture as a hobby.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Alara

Alara

Eager and Enthusiastic Pet Caretaker

One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
13 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Alara

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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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