I have 20+ years of experiencecaring for cats and dogs through private petsitting, two pet-sitting companies and my volunteer work through Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation (PMRF). While volunteering with PMRF caring for the animals in the shelter and fostering cats and dogs I have gained a vast knowledge of feline and canine behavior. I have handled dogs of all temperaments and sizes. Furthermore, I have a background in administering oral medications to both cats and dogs. I currently have two animal care volunteer positions with injured and orphaned wildlife at The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation and with animals in the Eurasia section at the Calgary Zoo.
I absolutely love spending time with animals and I'm looking forward to walking dogs while their owners are out and petsitting small animals such as; bunnies, birds, and reptiles. I will treat your pet like it's my own, I will be sure to keep you updated on how your pet is doing on a daily basis. I'm certified in Pet First Aid, Insured and have a clean criminal record. I have availability during weekdays to walk dogs while you're at work.
Irene is a wonderful cat sitter. She took care of our Leo 3 times last summer, for two visits a day each day (for 10, 14, and 3 days, respectively).
Leo is 13 years old cat, very sweet, but also timid and caution with newcomers. Irene was very PATIENT and allowed him to take his time to warm up to her, and conquered his trust. He is now so comfortable with her it looks like they've known each other for years.
Irene is DEPENDABLE, well ORGANIZED, RESPONSIVE in COMMUNICATION, CARING; she kept us informed, and sent us pictures every day. In addition to to the everyday pet sitting duties, she spent time PLAYING with our cat, and was COMFORTABLE administered him tonic and occasionally laxative, as he was coming out of a bout with gastrointestinal issues.
We were very happy to find Irene, particularly because none of the neighbour kids that usually did cat sitting for us were available, and one even had to cancel with just a few day's notice. Considering we were still under some COVID restrictions, this was a relief. We trust Irene, and will always call her back to look after Leo.
Irene was a fantastic sitter for my cat Ty! She kept me up to date with daily photos and messages. I wouldn't hesitate to ask Irene to look after Ty again.
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