Jo

Friendly ex-zookeeper come pet sitter

Buxted
8 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last contacted 10 days ago
Lives with 1 cat
2d ago
Last activity
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
8 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Jo

I am a 29 year old female who has always lived with animals and have lots of experience working with animals. I work as a Sustainability Manager for a Housing Association as I am passionate about the natural world and animals. I have always persued a career in conservation, sustainability and the natural world. 

The majority of the time I work from home but have put off adopting my own dog due to occasions where I away for work once or twice a month but absolutely love looking after other's dogs and spend a lot of my time outdoors walking or running.

I have experience working as a zookeeper on the Carnivore section with big cats, wolves and hunting dogs and working abroad with bears. I grew up with dogs, cats, chickens, geese, goats and riding horses. 

I've always dog sat for friends or family but now moved into a larger property with a garden so would love to dog sit and walk people's dogs. 

I have an indoor cat who is very good with dogs, albeit a bit bossy. My partner is a dog handler, loves having dogs in the house and often comes on walks with me.

As I spend the majority of my time working from home, I will be available to supervise pets the majority of the day. I can walk dogs staying for day care or boarding multiple times a day as my job is quite flexible around lunchtimes and can work from the day sitting location if necessary (I just need wifi).

I can only take one dog (or two from the same household) at a time due to space in my garden and house (3 bed semi) and to give the cat space. Any dogs for boarding must be relatively cat friendly.

Happy for dogs to travel in my car with owners consent and owners to provide crates/harnesses/seatbelts etc.

Owners to provide food bowls, beds, toys, food, treats, collars and leads.

Day Sitting Hours: 8-6pm

Boarding: Collected by 9am the following day. Later collections must book for following day (day sitting)

Visits: 30mins - 1 hour depending on location and requirements.

Jo's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
8 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
8 GBP for each additional pet
25 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
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
33 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
22 GBP
/day

Jo also offers

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 boarding
Andreas, 2024-06-17

Coco went to stay with Jo for 8 nights, as soon as he met her it was clear to see he felt relaxed around her.

Jo kept in contact sending pics of Coco's holiday adventures with her which included lots of walks, cuddles, play and that vital R&R that he has earnt after a hard year of doing nothing haha.

Jo was very adhering to Coco's needs as he has a bit of arthritis. When picking him up I am not sure he actually wanted to leave as he was so happy being with her.

Thanks Jo 😊

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House Sitting
Mark, 2024-04-13

Really impressed with every aspect of the service. Jo clearly took excellent care of our 2 dogs while we were away. Will definitely look to book again in the future. Many thanks for everything.

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Jo's Pets

Top Cat
Cat

About Jo's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds

Jo's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Beach, Country side & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have been a carnivore keeper responsible for all animal care for small cats, big cats and dog species. This includes diet prep, enclosure cleaning and maintenance, enrichment, monitoring for welfare and medical issues, administering vaccinations and medication. I’ve attended dog training classes with family dog and regularly stay up to date with online dog training guidance and advice.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer

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Jo

Jo

Friendly ex-zookeeper come pet sitter

Buxted
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
8 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Jo

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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