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Kyle

Cat Sitter! Playful, Reliable, Cat & Dog Care

Ottawa
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1 recurring guest
Last contacted yesterday
Last active yesterday
Lives with 2 cats
Usually responds within few hours
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
50 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Kyle

Hi! Thanks for checking in!

I'm Kyle and new to Pawshake. One of my good friends has been doing it for a while and recommended I join! I would love to be a solution to your pet-care needs :)

First a little about my services before getting into the personal details!

Services include:

  • Home Visits (cat & dog, can be multiple or intermixed!). 30-45 minutes is my normal planned stay, however I can certainly be flexible if you have an alternate request. As I'm fairly centrally located (Centretown), I'm within range of many localities. In visiting your pets, I will gladly take care of feeding, play, human interaction, medicinal or 'beauty' needs (e.g. brushing, coat care) and take care of any cleaning-up (inside & outside) required.

  • House Sitting (24 hour and overnight stay in your home with your pets). For overnight visits, I would typically arrive in the mid-late afternoon, stay the night, followed by a depature in the late morning or early afternoon dependent on your needs/schedule. Similar to he home visits, during this sleepover I will happily look after your pets' feeding, play, medicinal, and clean-up needs while making sure they are the focal point of my stay - that is, spending time with the pet, and not simply "being there". Of course, I can spend as much or as little time with your pets as you would like! Additionally, should their be other little duties such as watering plants, shoveling snow in a small driveway, doing a full litterbox clean, etc. I can certainly provide help there too!
  • Lastly, I should mention my primary transportation is bike or bus - thus I simply ask to please consider this when booking with me! Of course, I will always try to make my services available throughout the city of Ottawa!

    Now that "that" is out of the way, you should know a little bit about me!

    I'm still fairly new to the Ottawa area (about 4 years now) after living my whole life back in Vancouver BC. I originally moved to Ottawa with my "then" girlfriend, now "wife" as we both started graduate school at uOttawa. I studied psychology and she is currently working on her PhD in molecular sciences at the university. Currently I coach psychology to athletes of various ages. We live between Little Italy and the Glebe so are very close to many locations! At the moment, we have two cats, our "girls", Felicity and Reya. Reya is a maine coon with a ton of personality, and "baby" Felicity is a shy and timid sweetheart. They couldn't be further apart personality wise. Reya loves everyone, but Felicity will hide from anyone except myself, she loves her daddy!

    Despite just the two girls today, growing up, we've always had cats and dogs (generally at least 2 of each!). I've had big dogs (rotty's, shepards, labs) and small ones (shih tzus, terriers) and consider myself more than comfortable with any kind of pup! Additionally, we've been involved with foster cats and raising litters for the SPCA and other organizations over the past. My wife also worked at a cat shelter for a few years during her undergrad so we're both very experienced with cat care of a wide variety (e.g. administering medicine, pills, topical etc.).

    In the end, we love animals of all kinds and I'd love to be a solution to your pet-sitting needs! Expect someone who's willing to give your pets attention, care, playfulness, and ultimately be reliable and in contact with you while you're away!

    Talk soon!

    Warmly,

    Kyle

    Kyle's services

    At your home

    House Sitting
    A pet sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
    50 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
    15 CAD
    /day

    Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

    Reviews

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    Home Visits
    Laura, 2020-02-08

    Kyle was so friendly and took excellent care of our two cats while we were away. He was accessible and sent thorough updates with photos daily. He went above and beyond to care for them, including tidying messes they had made. We very much trust in and appreciate his care!

    Home Visits
    Jenniffer, 2020-01-13

    Kyle was really great! He took good care of my cat, great communication at all times, and followed the instructions. Recommended 100%

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    Kyle's Pets

    Felicity
    Cat
    Reya
    Cat

    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English
    < 1 years of experience
    Familiar with dog training techniques
    • Masters' degree.
    • Consistently have (and have passed) police and vulnerable sector checks for my psychology coaching business.
    • Experienced caring for dogs and cats, including medicine treatment.
    • Have gone through several dog training programs with my own pets.

    Can Administer

    Oral medications

    Experience with

    Animal welfare as a volunteer
    Rescuing pets

    Stats

    <3h
    Response time
    100%
    Response rate
    1d ago
    Last activity
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    Kyle

    Kyle

    Cat Sitter! Playful, Reliable, Cat & Dog Care

    Ottawa
    House sitting
    24h stay, in your home
    50 CAD
    /night
    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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