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Christine

Fur Tales

Hamilton
Last booked 10 days ago
Last contacted 10 days ago
Last active 9 days ago
Lives with 1 dog and 1 cat
Lives with Shih Tzu mix Rocco
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Christine

Hello, fellow animal lovers.

My name is Christine I live downtown Hamilton close to York Blvd and Locke St.

I am offering services for both dog and cat visitation, medication administration, dog walking And dog sitting in your home.

A little about me... I am 49 years young, I worked in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery for 25 years. Now I am a part-time caregiver for seniors and part-time pet caregiver.

I grew up with pets my whole life. My first cat was a grey Persian named Puffy and our dog named Smokey was a Newfoundland breed our second dog was also a Newfoundland. I have also had fish, aquatic frogs, hamsters, birds and a beautiful rescue Tortoiseshell cat named Molly, she is currently 18 and happy and healthy. I love all animals.

I rescued my first dog 9 years ago. He’s the handsome fella in the pictures, Rocco. When I first got him he was 3 and had never been for a walk. I vowed he would get his walk every day. He was severely abused and neglected he was also a wreck emotionally as well as physically.

It took me about a year of hard work and my training to get him for him to overcome his trauma. I had to retrain him as if he was a puppy. I taught him how to walk properly on a leash, along with getting him to trust humans again along with many other behavioural issues. I did all his grooming myself except clipping his nails. He was quite happy to let me do it. With lots of love, patience, encouragement and training and some surgery for a cyst and cherry eye he overcame them and blossomed into the most loyal, snuggly, trusting the little guy who loved unconditionally!

Unfortunately, he got untreatable cancer and went to heaven in October 2018. But he was able to enjoy his walks right up to the end.

I know I will rescue another dog in my future, but for now, I am missing our walks and dog love that is why I want to walk your dog, feed them, give them fresh water and if they love belly rubs, they are definitely included. I will shower your pet with attention.

I have had to give medication to both cats and dogs successfully. I have never given an injection however coming from a health care background I am comfortable and confident I can do it. I want you to feel secure when you have to leave them, knowing they will be cared for the way you would treat your beloved pet.

  • I offer walks once a day or several times a day.

  • I can go for long walks or take them to a park it depends on your preference.
  • I will also sit your dog in your home.
  • I have done dog sitting for an ongoing client for the past four years. Although I am located downtown I do have a vehicle and can travel out of my area for an additional fee. It would depend on your location.

    I do require a meet and greet, it’s beneficial for all of us to make sure we are a good match

    I think it’s important for me to meet your pet and get information on your dog's background, find out if there’s any health concern, and or special preferences. And any other information you deem important the more I know the better I will understand your pets needs and likes and dislikes

    I understand each pet is unique and that is what makes them so endearing to us.

    I am bonded and have references upon request.

    Christine's services

    At your home

    Dog Walking
    Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
    10 CAD for each additional pet
    20 CAD
    /walk
    House Sitting
    Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
    40 CAD
    /night
    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

    Reviews

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    House Sitting
    Dave, 2019-09-04

    Christine was fantastic, we could tell from first meeting her how much she cared for animals in general and she took great care of our pets while we were away.

    Sending us photo updates regularly as well!

    Home Visits
    Patrick, 2019-07-14

    Would 100% rebook/recommend. Sent pictures of my pet everyday. Very sweet and professional

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    Christine's Pets

    Rocco
    Shih Tzu mix
    Molly
    Cat

    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English
    +10 years of experience
    Familiar with dog training techniques

    I Can walk a dog properly on a lead.

    I am bonded.

    References available upon request

    Can Administer

    Oral medications
    Injected medications

    Experience with

    Rescuing pets
    Behavioural problems

    Stats

    <1h
    Response time
    100%
    Response rate
    1w ago
    Last activity
    SMS
    Verified
    Email
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    Christine

    Christine

    Fur Tales

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

    Cancellation policy: Flexible

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