***I am fully booked from December 14 to Dec 30.***
My areas of service: To make sure I provide the best possible care for pets I am looking after, I can only provide pet sitting services to my East Village neighbours and in the following neighbourhoods: Downtown West, Eau Claire, Beltline, Connaught, Victoria Park, Chinatown, the flat part of Sunalta, Mission, Bridgeland, Inglewood, Kensington, the flat part of Hillhurst, and Sunnyside. I also book no more than four appointments per day.
About Me: I completed Start a Pet Sitting Business from Medicine Hat College, hold Cat-Care Specialist certification from Pet Sitters International, have pet first aid certification from Walks N Wags, completed Essential Cat and Kitten Care as well as Care of the Senior Pet from Holly and Hugo, finished Feline Behaviour & Psychology and Cat Anxiety & Stress (both with Higher Distinction) from Oplex Careers, and am a professional cat sitter with an official membership in Professional United Pet Sitters. These certificates can all be viewed in the photo gallery.
I've been a cat mom for 20 years, so I understand firsthand that it's much easier for your pets and you if your pets are able to stay at home while you are away. I am originally from Sydney, Cape Breton, and moved to Alberta in 2002. I grew up with hamsters and cats at home. When I was a child, I loved nothing more than to spend time and play with my pets and those of friends and extended family. I rescued one of my cats, Sabrina, when she was abandoned outside in winter as a four-week-old kitten; I was fortunate enough to have Sabrina as a companion for 17 years.
My wife, son, cat, and I make our home in East Village. Tom, our spunky rescue cat, is the newest member of our family. It was important to me that my son was able to grow up having a cat as a companion, so Tom's arrival and presence in our lives has been such a blessing. Tom loves to cuddle on me and often falls asleep curled on me.
During summer months or on weekdays my son has off school, my son may need to accompany me on my cat sitting jobs. You can see pictures of him with our cat and clients’ cats in the photo gallery. My son is extremely respectful of being in someone else’s home and loves helping me look after cats and giving cats lots of love and cuddles and play time. I always advise clients in advance if I have to take my son with me on particular days.
My services: I will treat your pets with the love and care that I have always treated my own. I will provide you with daily photo updates along with a written summary of your pets' well-being. My main service focus is cats, though I am happy to look after hamsters, other smaller animals, and fish as well. For cats, I can groom and administer medications, as well as provide regular feeding, water, and litter maintenance. For hamsters and smaller animals, I can clean their cages/pens and make sure they have exercise time as well regular feeding and water. I carry a pet first aid kit with me to each pet sitting job in case of medical emergency. I can also check your mail and, as an avid gardener, take care of your plants.
My zero-emissions green commitment: I walk, cycle, and/or ride the train to get to and from all pet sitting appointments and meet and greets. I also have a tree sapling planted by Tree Canada for every cat I care for. When you choose me as your pet sitter, you can also feel reassured that you are making a green choice for the environment.
Beatrice took amazing care of Leon. Right from the meet and greet I knew they were going to be the best of pals. She is extremely organized and pays careful attention to detail which is greatly appreciated when your cat is more high needs than just "feed and go" I received daily pictures and updates and knew he was in great hands every day I was away. Definitely recommend Beatrice!!!
Angus my cat and I moved to Calgary are are so happy we found Beatrice on PawShake!
Beatrice is a total professional - respectful, knowledgeable and kind.
She took loving care of Angus, my home and plants while I was out of town.
I also appreciated Beatrice's texts/photos of Angus - it was clear how well they connected!
Beatrice The Cat Whisperer is highly recommended.
She is my go-to sitter for my next out of town trip.
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