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Claire

Pet Artist, Experienced Care :)

Woking
13 times favorited
10 recurring guests
3d ago
Last activity
<65h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

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Claire is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Claire

I'd love to have a dog. I'm a huge dog person - without a dog (because of current living situation). Very sad. But I have much experience walking, dog/house sitting and generally being around dogs (who very rarey don't instantly like me!). Have been walking and looking after friends' dogs frequently now for several years. They are always very happy to see me. I can provide references from these owners, if you would like. :) I'm a self employed artist (predominantly a pet portrait artist actually.

I make pup portrait cushions... Hand painted, bespoke, luxurious - NOT advertising... Also oil paintings.) and often have a stand at dog shows/ events where I get to chat to people whilst petting their dogs (it's a hard life, isn't it?) I'm often walking in the countryside and National Trust gardens.

Unfortunately can't dog-sit in my own home, as I live in a shared house, but the house has a reasonable-sized high fenced/enclosed garden which a dog can be in temporarily (if for instance, the pup needs to be dropped off with me). I'm also a dog sitter and house sitter. I'm very quiet, tidy and respectful. Usually just bring my laptop and small painting I'm working on. Happy to do other little jobs whilst there. Collect post, take out bins, keep place tidy etc. No problem. I think dogs are wonderful little life-improving companions & I understand that they are valued family members. It would be a privilege to be trusted with someone's furry friend.

I would respect this and the pup would be my no.1 priority when in my care. I used to own a corn-snake, called Frankie. So I also have experience with looking after a reptile. Just let me know where you keep the mice or crickets! :)

Claire'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
15 GBP
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
25 GBP for two visits a day
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
39 GBP
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Home Visits
Louise, 2020-02-10

Claire was fab with our puppy - calm and kind 🐶💕

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House Sitting
Tim, 2020-01-05

Claire was fantastic with our Great Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Dog sitting for us while travelling to Australia. We are so thankful to have found such a responsible caring individual to look after an important member of our family. Claire walked Shebah regularly, ensured she was well fed and groomed (amazingly she was as white as when we left despite the weather). We have nothing but praise for Claire's care of our dog, we got regular updates and photos. (Thanks again Claire - also for the beautiful hand drawn portrait of Shebah saying "Welcome Home!")

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+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Can Administer

Oral medications

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Rescuing pets
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Claire

Claire

Pet Artist, Experienced Care :)

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

Unavailable

Claire is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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