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Irene

Small And Exotic Pets Welcome

Calgary
19 times favorited
37 recurring guests
Last booked 6 days ago
Last contacted today
Lives with 3 cats and 1 pet
Usually responds within few hours
1 h ago
Last activity
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Irene

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'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 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
35 CAD for two visits a day
20 CAD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Helen, 2021-05-15

Irene is absolutely amazing and so great with our cats! She is very accommodating and makes sure we get consistent updates and pictures of our cats. We really appreciate it :)

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Home Visits
Matteo, 2020-11-30

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.

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Availability

Irene's Pets

Jasmine
Cat
Kali
Cat
Oliver
Cat
Thea
Reptile

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Knowledge of canine behavior
  • Exotic animal care experience
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Problem-solving
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptive

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Irene

Irene

Small And Exotic Pets Welcome

Calgary
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Irene

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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