Phil

Calm, attentive and patient sitter 🦮🐾😺

6 times favorited
2 recurring guests
1d ago
Last activity
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Phil

I always ensure I provide great overall care by observing and assisting pet surroundings, behaviour, spending a good amount of time to gain trust and staying in touch with parents for updates such as pics/videos/messages/calls.

I have used various services successfully such as borrowmydoggy, rover & FB groups as my main motivation is I enjoy long walks and helping out pets as I find it a very relaxing and motivating task to unwind.

I like being proactive and happy to assist with general home care tasks while pet sitting. 

I can cat board only and can't dog board.Please message first and I can make this option available. 

Cats:
I take a mindful and attentive approach with cat care. Such as ensuring they feel safe around me by allowing time for them to approach and give me permission to touch them. 

I can cat sit in my home, I have a large flat where I live alone and is very clean and comfortable, however it would ideally be suitable for cats that dont bite plants and happy in new environments. I have non toxic plants to cats but ideally we dont want them ingesting things they shouldnt!


While feeding cats, I like to ensure they have:

  • Cleaned bowls after every meal
  • Fresh water ideally slightly away from food
  • Adding small amount of water to wet food to encourage more liquid in their diet if needed. 
  • Breaking down some treats and adding to dry food for variety. 
  • Use ceramic or stainless steel bowls with wide circumference to prevent whisker fatigue. 
  • Care & Stimulation:

    • Depending on personalities I like to play with cats using toys and rewarding with pets or treats. 
    • Providing a calm, quiet & safe space by chilling with them and allowing them to sit with me.
    • At the minimum I always make sure litter trays are cleared up daily and ideally after every use. 
    • Depending on cat needs I try to groom them with a brush every 2-3 days. 
    • Clear and clean any bedding daily and deep clean litter trays every week. 
    • Dogs:

      I enjoy playing with dogs that have more adventurous personalities and taking it slow with more easy going needs such as providing longer walks, regular visits and time to sit together.

      I particularly enjoy and can provide longer calm walks 2+ hours for dogs that need more outdoor time!

      I'm an active and attentive dog walker where I will take note from owners instructions beforehand of importance such as off lead walking, personalities and how well socialised they are.

      Whilst dog walking I ensure I can provide:

      • Poop bags to clean up after them. 
      • Some treats with permission from owners.
      • Fresh water and bowl for longer walks.
      • Notes of emergency contact and dietary needs. 
      • Suggestions of areas I think they would enjoy visiting and follow paths given by owners. 
      • Thanks for reading! ✌️ 

        Phil's services

        At your home

        Dog Walking
        An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
        5 GBP for each additional pet
        10 GBP
        /walk
        One home visit a day
        Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
        15 GBP
        /day
        House Sitting
        A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
        40 GBP
        /night
        Two home visits a day
        Two drop-in visits for your pet
        20 GBP
        /day

        Phil also offers

        Grooming
        Pick up / drop off

        Cancellation policy: Flexible

        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.

        Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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        Dog Walking
        Theodora, 2024-06-21

        Phil has been so patient with our dog, Poppy. She’s a big girl and he’s very confident handling her. He comes well prepared for her walks and he has a good understanding of her needs. He keeps us well informed and sends us reports. We have are vey happy with him and plan to continue using his services. Thanks Phil.

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        Home Visits
        Saffron, 2024-03-21

        Phil was the most attentive carer of my 16 year old cat. He went above and beyond to make sure she was seen to and safe, whilst consistently communicating with me. I would not hesitate to book his excellent services again. Thank you, Phil!

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        Specific Skills

        I speak English
        +10 years of experience
        Familiar with dog training techniques

        Experience with

        Rescuing pets

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        Phil

        Phil

        Calm, attentive and patient sitter 🦮🐾😺

        Dog walking
        Min. 30-minute walks
        5 GBP for each additional pet
        10 GBP
        /walk
        All services and rates
        Contact Phil

        Cancellation policy: Flexible

        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.

        Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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