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Austin

Professionally In Love With Pets

Ottawa
Last active 7 days ago
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within few hours
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
15 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Austin is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Austin

I've been hopelessly obsessed with animals my whole life! I've never lived without dogs or cats, and never would!

I offer dog walking and regular check-ins with dogs and other animals! I'll happily spend time cuddling and entertaining them on visits that can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on your needs and our agreement. Depending on previous bookings, I can be available for visits every day except Tuesday. I can almost always do early evenings, or early mornings weekdays. Weekends are open but subject to changes every once in a while!

For close to a year I was an associate manager and pet care specialist at the PetSmart Petshotel. There I took all of my love and personal experience with dogs and cats and added industry training in things like behaviour assessment, lead training, comforting dogs in new environments, minor grooming, and more. The biggest thing I took away from that job was learning how to earn the trust of certain dogs that were particularly standoffish, or dogs that had a hard time trusting men because of traumatic pasts. I had amazing and affirming personal successes with dogs that tended to not trust any men besides me. A black lab named Lola and a mini poodle named Pearl were my biggest successes. I adored them both and, in the end, we were inseparable!

I've dog sat and dog walked for friends, family, colleagues, and distant connections my whole life. I love spending time with animals, and now that I work in my actual field (communications) I don't get to see them in droves day in and day out the way I use to. And I miss them! My baby is an 8-year-old calico named Dany (short for Daenerys). I rescued her 3 years ago and I am hopelessly in love with the fluffy, chatty little nugget. Her favourite show is Pingu! I'm pleased to offer home visits to care for, play with, and walk your pets. My Dany takes a lot of time to warm up to animals, so I won't be offering any boarding for now. For walks, I'll heavily prefer one dog at a time. It's always much safer and secure to focus my attention on keeping one dog safe and ensuring they have the most fun and exercise! I'm happy to meet beforehand and discuss specifics and let your pets sniff me up and see if I pass their test!

Austin's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 CAD for each additional pet
15 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 CAD for two visits a day
15 CAD
/day

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.

Availability

Austin's Pets

Dany (daenerys)
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

- A lifetime of experience loving and caring for dogs, cats, and other pets.

- Training as a PCS (Pet Care Specialist) through the PetSmart Petshotel.

- Experience with a wide variety of animals temperaments and needs.

- A high energy and fitness level that allows me to keep up with even the most rambunctious pets!

- A universal love for every creature that breaths and contributes to the wonderful world of animals we get to live in.

- A strong sense of situational awareness and personal security (including self defence and survival training), meaning I'll take no risks with strangers or dangerous situations with your pet. Ever.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
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Austin

Austin

Professionally In Love With Pets

Ottawa
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
15 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Austin is currently not available to accept new requests.

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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