My name is Virginia. I am 23 years of age, and animals have been my #1 love and passion since before I could walk. Much of my early childhood was spent growing up around farms in the Ottawa Valley, and I was never without a pet of my own. I learned very early on in life what it means to be an efficient and compassionate animal care provider from my family. 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. By the time I turned 4 and started attending school, 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! The high school I attended was a co-op high school. Which means along with regular classes, I had to attend co-op every other day by the time I hit grade 9, up until graduation day. That’s when I began my experiences of helping out in an animal shelter. I attended LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society) as my high school co-op for 4 glorious years. There, I specialized with the felines, in the cat section of the facility. Occasionally assisting with the dogs as well. I loved my time there so much, that I finally decided what it was that I wanted to specialize in: cat care. After my high school graduation, I then went on to attend Durham College’s Animal Care Program in Oshawa Ontario. For my college placement, I was taken on at Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue, where I graduated with honours in the Animal Care Certification Program!
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. Although most of my experience is working with cats, I am open to some home visits for dogs, and taking them out for walks when needed. 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 Percy, and a dwarf rabbit called Peter. My boys are my whole world, and I always hate leaving them when I have to, so I totally get it! Your little ones will be completely safe and well-loved with me, as I treat every animal I look after as if they were my own. 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!
-dog walking for half an hour
-up to two home visits per day for half an hour
-house sitting (stay overnight if needed, feed, water and clean up after pets, water plants, send updates to owners)
Virginia is a sweetheart. She was thrilled to look after my bun bun. I received a very positive message and picture when she completed her time with my Peter! I will definitely be using her services again.
Virginia was very kind and polite in all our communications and meeting. She sent me a few updates and photos during the week she was pet sitting and cleaned up when our cat had been sick on the couch. Zeppelin seemed happy and healthy on our arrival home.
Animal Care Certified from Durham College.
Cat Care Specialist.
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