Sophie

As a dog person to my core, Id love company on my adventures

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Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Sophie

At the start of 2024, my childhood dog of over 12 years old passed away. I miss her dearly, as well as the companionship, trust and all-round adoration we had for each other. I would love to give my passion for animals and dogs in particular to families/individuals who need a helping hand with their pets. I will absolutely not discriminate against any breed of dog, and I am here to walk, feed and entertain dogs of all sizes ages and personalities.
As I was raised with my childhood dog in the house, having a dog around is all I know. I am very familiar with the requirements of both young puppies to the more complex needs of senior dogs. I have also had experience with caring for close friends' dogs, both house and dog sitting for weeks as the owners are away on trips. I find it easy to adjust to the personalities of new dogs, and I thoroughly enjoy making the effort to learn new pets' needs and characters.
I am 23, and a recent graduate from university. I currently work part-time in a school with flexible hours to work around. I have the majority of the working day free as most of my work at the school starts in the afternoons. I am an incredibly outdoorsy and sporty person, hiking and climbing are keen interests of mine. I love to explore, through walking, cycling, and running. I am an enthusiastic driver also, and I am used to driving with dogs secured in the car to new locations for exciting new walks. I am happy to walk both longer and shorter distances, as well as on walk training if needed.
I look forward to meeting some lovely dogs, to get them out of the house and join me on my outdoor adventures. I know the importance of the outdoors for the dog's well-being as well as my own. I acknowledge the importance of trust between myself and the owners and this is a responsibility I take very seriously. I have strong, open communication and will make an effort to reassure owners of the safety of their beloved pets in my care.

Services:

- My services include up to two walks per day of around an hour each max. I know the Newbury area well and know many good places to safely walk dogs.

- For walks, my availability is very good up until around 3 pm.

- I can give oral medication to pets if required.

- I would only board one dog at a time.

- I'm more than happy to wash/ bathe pets/ dry them.

- I can help with basic dog training, at home or on walks.

- With home visits, I will have to arrange with owners my availability, but I would be happy to do other tasks such as watering plants etc.

Time/ Living space:

- I work part-time in a school and would be out for 3 hours in the afternoon.

- If I have a dog boarding my house, I will walk them before I go to work. If needed I can then do an evening walk once I am back from work too.

- I live in a house with my two parents, one of which works at home throughout the week, so the house is rarely empty. This allows pets to be let out to the pet-safe garden while I am out of the house.

- There are no other pets in the house, and no children.

- Dogs are allowed on the sofa and upstairs as long as that works with owners.

- There is a small room downstairs in the house where dogs can sleep if they are used to crates or open beds this is alright.

- The garden is fully fenced, with a grass lawn, and a protected pond. There are side gates that can be safely shut and locked.

Sophie's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
5 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/day

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
10 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
17 GBP
/day

Sophie also offers

Dog training
Grooming
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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Dog Walking
Suzanne, 2024-06-08

lovely, the dogs loved her, I shall definitely book her again.

Availability

About Sophie's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Sophie's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

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

Experience with

Behavioural problems

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Sophie

Sophie

As a dog person to my core, Id love company on my adventures

Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
5 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Sophie

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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