Nova

Former Battersea Dogs Home worker 🐶

6 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Last contacted 8 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Mongrel Dylan
1w ago
Last activity
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
9 GBP for each additional pet
18 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Nova

Hi! I’m Nova

I’m located in Wakefield, having moved from London in 2022, where I worked in kennels at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for just over 5 years. I now run my own business - SuperNova Pet Care!

I’m 38 and have worked professionally with animals for over 15 years in various roles, and while at Battersea I had a reputation for helping scared dogs come out of their shells, which just so happened to be my favourite part of the job! I’m a firm believer in treating every animal as an individual and am skilled at identifying the needs of the animals in my care. You won’t see me walking an entire pack of dogs from different households together, because I want to give each animal the attention and care they need and deserve. What you will see me doing is meeting your pets where they are and tailoring my approach with patience and kindness. The ultimate goal for me is to make sure your fur babies have a great time. I’m not happy until they’re happy!

Over the years I’ve worked with thousands of animals, from the happy-go-lucky well-socialised pets, to former street dogs and feral cats, sick and frightened veterinary patients, shut down or fear-aggressive dogs, and dogs that would eventually go on to become working dogs for security firms, in prisons etc. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have worked alongside some amazing vets, nurses, behaviourists and carers, and from them picked up many of the things I consider valuable and now put into practise.

Fully insured and DBS checked.

In addition to my patient and compassionate attitude, I have experience with and knowledge of: 

  • Loose-lead walking 
  • T-touch basics 
  • Pharmacognosy basics (aromatherapy) 
  • Reward-based behaviour modification 
  • Safe and effective handling techniques and equipment 
  • Reading body language 
  • Enrichment 
  • Breed traits 
  • Some basic nursing skills 
  • Hygiene and infection control 
  • Senior care 
  • Puppy socialisation
  • First aid and CPR
  • Services offered:

    *please note that I am unable to offer any kind of transportation services currently*

    Dog walking: 

    • Hour long daytime walks in your neighbourhood  
    • Only dogs from the same household walked at a time so they get my full attention! 
    • Treats provided 
    • Indoor exercise can be provided during extreme weather conditions 
    • Your home left secure on pick-up and drop-off
    • Additional services: 

      • I can administer oral and topical medications. Please contact me if your pet is on any injectable medications 
      • I am experienced with carrying out any reward-based training as advised by your behaviourist. I can also incorporate training basics such as manners training, loose-lead walking, confidence building and the classics - sit, stay, down etc, - into any of the above services 
      • Photos and updates for all bookings 
      • I can give your pet(s) a bath and brush if needed. Please let me know when booking if you would like this as I may require a longer booking
      • Making new fur friends is always the highlight of my day, so if I sound like a good match, please do get in touch!

        Nova's services

        At your home

        Dog Walking
        Dog Walking
        An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
        9 GBP for each additional pet
        18 GBP
        /walk

        Nova 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

        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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        House Sitting
        George, 2024-02-05

        As always we loved the services and care that Nova is providing all the time for our loved ones and home. We couldn’t be more grateful that we found her as she is a great help for us each time we need to be away. Thank a lot for each occasion!

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        Dog Walking
        Mirela, 2023-09-18

        Thank again Nova!

        All was great, we shall see you in the future.

        All the best!

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        Availability

        Nova's Pets

        Dylan
        Mongrel

        Skills

        Specific Skills

        I speak English
        +10 years of experience
        Familiar with dog training techniques
        I worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for 5 years, where I was a rehoming and welfare assistant in the intake kennels. My job involved general animal husbandry, updating daily behaviour records, identifying and modifying undesirable behaviour, providing enrichment, and assisting in the rehoming of dogs. I have also worked in boarding kennels, a doggy daycare, veterinary practices as an animal care assistant and I did work experience with The Donkey Sanctuary I have a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management, distinction grade.

        Experience with

        Animal welfare as a volunteer
        Rescuing pets
        Behavioural problems

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        Nova

        Nova

        Former Battersea Dogs Home worker 🐶

        Dog Walking
        Dog walking
        Min. 30-minute walks
        9 GBP for each additional pet
        18 GBP
        /walk
        All services and rates
        Contact Nova

        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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