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Virginia

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Nepean
11 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Last booked 6 days ago
Last contacted 8 days ago
Lives with 1 pet
Usually responds within few hours
11 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 Virginia

Hi there!

My name is Virginia. I am 25 years of age, and animals have been my #1 love and passion since I was given my first family pet at age 3. (A kitten).

Much of my early childhood was spent growing up around farms (Riding horses) in the Ottawa Valley, and I was never without a pet of my own.

I learned very early on in life the joy of being an efficient and compassionate animal care provider. Since animals don’t have a voice of their own, they need to be listened to, understood, loved, protected, and treated with the utmost respect.

At 4, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I told my teacher I wanted to be a cowgirl!

I knew working alongside animals was my calling in life, I just wasn’t quite aware of what I truly wanted to specialize in yet. That is, until I entered high school and I co-op’d at a shelter!

I knew then I wanted to look after ALL of them! I attended LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society) as my high school co-op for 4 glorious years. That’s when I gained a lot of hands-on experience, caring for mostly domesticated animals. Although I was assigned to the felines, occasionally, I would assist in the dog kennel as well. After my high school graduation, I attended Durham College and graduated with honours in the Animal Care Certification Program in Oshawa Ontario. (See certificate in my profile photos) For my college placement, I was blessed to work at Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue. My job was to care for all the new babies that were brought in. They ranged from baby squirrels, owls, skunks, ducks, opossums, birds and the like. It was the most exciting and fulfilling animal care worker experience I had ever done.

When it comes to my furry friends, I am very gentle, patient, trustworthy, and ambitious. I want to make sure they get the best possible care and attention while their “mummy’s and daddy’s” are away. I am well versed in feeding and watering, litter changing, brushing, playing and snuggling, as well as administering oral medication or drops.

I know how nerve-wracking it can be to leave your furbabies behind for a length of time, as I am a furparent myself. I am currently a proud mama of a cat called Sibby, and a dwarf rabbit called Peter. My babies are my whole world, and I always hate leaving them whenever I need to, so I totally get it!

For transportation, I only travel by walking/biking/bussing, so preference is given to clients in Nepean and surrounding area. Any questions you have regarding my service, I’d be very happy to answer them. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for checking out my profile!

Services Include:

I am open to home visits, house sitting, walking, caring for dogs, cats, rabbits and exotic pets or other domesticated animals.

-Dog walking (1/2 hour)

-Home visits (1/2 hour)

-House sitting (24 hours)

House sitting service includes:

Care of up to 3 pets

Cats - clean litter tray and feed water and spend time with them.

Dogs - At least 1 hour of physical exercise (can be broken down as indoor/outdoor play, multiple walks or one long walk as per agreement with owners)

Pick up all dog poop in the backyard during the stay

Your pet will not to be tied up or kept in a crate for long periods of time, unless that is required.

Small pets - Tidy cages and do a full clean if the booking is more than 4 days

I can collect mail, water plants, and naturally clean up after myself and the pets.

Virginia'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
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 CAD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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House Sitting
Miriam, 2021-03-08

Very Happy with Virginias care of the pets. Was the first time I have used a petsitter and was quite worried before leaving but everything was well cared for. My pets were relaxed and happy when I arrived home and the house was clean with everything in order. Was far better than expected. Would definitely recommend and use the service again

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Home Visits
Miguel, 2020-10-14

Virginia took very good care of my cats, and the communication was excellent. I had no troubles whatsoever, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a good care for their pets.

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Availability

Virginia's Pets

Peter
Rabbit

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience

Animal Care Certified from Durham College.

Cat Care Specialist.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

SMS
Verified
Email
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Virginia

Virginia

:cat: Furever Friends Cat Sitting :cat:

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

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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