Hi, I'm Syd!
There are regular people, there are dog people, and then there's me. As a certified domestic animal First Responder, not only will I provide loving care for your pet, I will also provide safe care. My love of animals proves the age old saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder". Because I could never have a pet as a kid (my mother somehow convinced me that she was allergic to every animal), I became the neighborhood pet sitter at the age of 12, always asking to play with everyone else's pets. Once the novelty of a new puppy or cute kitten wore off for my friends, I offered to take the pups for walks and endure the sometimes painful task of kitty's first bath. As an adult, I found out people actually wanted to pay me to hang out with their pets and I began pet sitting and dog walking for friends and members of my community. I continued this when I went to university, where I studied Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources. Not only have I learned about human productivity, I have also learned about the origins of human behaviour and instinct and how they are intrinsically linked to animal behaviour. My training as a domestic animal First Responder has taught me the responsibility and attentiveness needed to meet your pet's unique and personal needs. I am fun-loving, patient and excited for my next opportunity to spread some love to a new two, four, six or even eight legged friend! :)
- Pet CPR & First Aid Certified
I can administer
I have experience with
My Own Pets
Syd is an amazing dog sitter. My dogs adored her and she was able to put one of my hesitant dogs at ease rather quickly.
I felt at ease leaving my dogs with her and her helpful updates made us all smile.
Great sitter. I highly recommend.
Syd was wonderful. Our puppy Kenzie was very comfortable with her and her home. :)
We needed a sitter for the long weekend and and asked Syd just a couple days before for a reservation for two days. She responded quickly and was really flexible about any requests we had. She was really considerate of our time and really did her best to accomodate our schedule and our needs. She was really easy going, and reacted so naturally with Arya (our golden retriever) at the Meet n Greet that we felt completely at ease leaving her with Syd. This was our first experience with overnight boarding so we were a little worried but Syd was great about sending us pictures and videos of Arya and telling us about how she was fitting in. She honestly went above and beyond our expectations; It was our dog's birthday during her stay so Syd even made her a little dog cake and listened to classical music for dogs to make Arya more at home! She was also really diligent about asking about our dog's needs and medical information, it was very professional and through which put us at ease. Syd obviously cares deeply for animals and I cannot recommend her enough!