Mari-Nikol

Spending time & connecting with animals makes me happy

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Lives with 1 dog
Lives with German pointer Potyi
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Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Mari-Nikol

My background: I grew up in a household with two sausage dogs and a fair share of a countryside life where I was surrounded by variety of animals, including 3 dogs and a 2cats. 

Since I moved to Edinburgh, in 2016, I've been missing the presence of animals in my life. Hence, I've been actively looking after friends' and family's pets whenever possible. 

In the past year I've developed an interest in dog training which I practice with the pets when left with me. 

Why don't I have a pet of my own then?
I've been living in Edinburgh for 8+years but I travel often as I haven't established my permenant location preferences yet. I plan on adopting as soon as I can provide a stable life in a permanent home.

I'm currently working flexible hours - most days I work from home, and ~20h/w spread across 2-3 days working away from home. On weekends I usually go for a longer walk/hike if weather appropriate. 

Dog boarding & Day care: I have a fairly consistent schedule (waking up 7-8am when the first walk usually takes place, longer or shorter depending on the dog's routine; 10am-12pm potty break/1-2pm if I'm working away from home; 4-6pm short walk and final walk before bed time); eating times depending on the dog's routine 

Dog boarding drop off times after 4pm.

Doggy day care drop off starts at 9am, pick up 5. 30pm latest.

You must provide treats, food, nappies, poo bags, toys as per your usual usage.

I share a flat with my friend, who is a dog walker. We have dogs around on a daily basis. Her dog is a female Germain pointer who is very friendly and well trained. She gets along well with other dogs and people, and is a great example for other pups for following directions and keeping things in order.

When boarding a dog, it is important to create a welcoming environment, so I usually join my friend on some of her walks. This build the bond between the dog and myself, as well as allows the dogs to bond with each other in a natural setting (park, beach, etc).

There are three locations where I usually visit when on a walk with a dog (Dalmeny park 5mins distance, pilrig park 10min distance, Holyrood park 15min distance) depending on the walk. On a weekend, I'd go to portobello 40mins away or new haven 30 away.

It is important to provide any relevant information about your pet prior to booking (eg. Dietary/allergies, behaviours to look out for, does it get along with kids/people, etc). If the dog takes medication - a detailed description. Plus, emergency vet contacts for safety.

Mari-Nikol's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
18 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
25 GBP
/day

Mari-Nikol also offers

Dog training

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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Cathy, 2024-04-30

Aby had a lovely time at Mari-Nikol's

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Elizabeth, 2024-04-28

Our 9 month old cocker spaniel Lennox spent the night with Mari-Nikol and had a great time. Everything was easy to organise and I was very comfortable leaving my dog with her. Will be sending him back for more sleepovers in the future!

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Mari-Nikol's Pets

Potyi
German pointer

About Mari-Nikol's Home

Accepted pets

Mari-Nikol's home

24/7 supervision

Skills

Specific Skills

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

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer

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Mari-Nikol

Mari-Nikol

Spending time & connecting with animals makes me happy

Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Mari-Nikol

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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