Frank

Experienced mature house sitter with international experience

Gosforth
3 recurring guests
Last contacted 13 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
1w ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
15 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Frank

I've always hung out with animals. As a kid it was dogs, cats, goats, rats, gerbils, hamsters, stick insects and then I began volunteering with the RSPCA and looking after the kennels in my hometown in my late teens. Cleaning out up to 50 or so kennels on a daily basis. 

As an adult I travelled the world house sitting and looking after various cats and dogs. In both roles I found I was quite good at getting to know and socialise animals who were normally ostracised, desocialised, scary, feral, isolated, and so on. That side of things takes a lot of patience and is very rewarding.

The rest of the time I just like walking or hanging out with animals and that has, happilly, also rubbed off on my kids. Who are the biggest and loveliest animals of all (and they would say the same about me!).

My last dog was a working cocker mix. Over the years I have looked after many cockers, along with alsatians, english bulls, staffies, german wire haired pointers and a great many mixes.

My last cat was a mix and I have looked after all sorts of mogsters from Persians and Sphynxes to feral farm cats in the French countryside and multiple housebound cats in middle eastern countries.

My motivation for being a dog walker/pet sitter is simply to be more active, doing something I enjoy.

Frank's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
8 GBP for each additional pet
20 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
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
25 GBP
/day

Frank also offers

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
Julia, 2024-05-19

A big thank you to Frank for looking after my little gang. You can tell he really loves dogs and I was happy to leave mine in his care. Kept in touch whilst I was away. Would definitely use again. Thank you Frank.

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Home Visits
Jade, 2024-03-04

Frank is great. He has lots of experience with cats, and mine took to him straight away. I came back to find two happy cats with fresh food, water and litter trays, and he kept in touch to let me know they were OK. He's easy to talk to as well. 10/10

Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
See description. The only other thing to add is that I am currently talking with a local firm to take on some of their bookings.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Frank

Frank

Experienced mature house sitter with international experience

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

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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