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Jessica

Responsible, Kind And Friendly Cat/dog/horse Person

Calgary
2 times favorited
Last active 6 days ago
Lives with 1 cat and 1 pet
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

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Jessica is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Jessica

Hi there, I'm Jessica - I recently completed my PhD in Microbiology at the University of Alberta. I grew up in Lacombe, Alberta. Currently I run a startup company related to helping combat antibiotic resistance. I am a horse owner and a cat owner, and I have owned dogs, cats, hamsters and fish for most of my life. I love animals of all kinds and would be happy to come and check on/care for your pets while you're away, and/or walk your dogs. A few years ago I was a Pawshake petsitter and it was a great experience! I mostly fed and played with people's cats, walked dogs, and occasionally stayed overnight while dogsitting. All of it was great! Now I'm living in downtown Calgary and finding myself with some extra time, so I thought I'd rejoin the platform.

I can walk dogs, cuddle with all creatures, distribute food and water, take pictures and send them to you, and call you if needed. I am responsible, reliable, I absolutely cherish animals, I have excellent time management skills, and I am friendly and helpful. I'm happy to clean up after animals and don't mind being slobbered on, running around with dogs outside (even when it's freezing), and am respectful and kind toward all pets, especially timid ones. I am comfortable exercising reasonable judgment regarding when to call or take an animal to the vet. I'm most comfortable/experienced taking care of cats, dogs, horses.

As someone who has experience deciding on the right person to take care of my own pets (after spending 2.5 years living abroad and needing some help with my cat and horse before and after moving, and during visits home and lots of travels in between), I am very empathetic about how important it is to choose someone you can trust to look after your pets. I'd be happy to be that person for you and your furry family members, to answer any questions you have, and to otherwise do whatever I can to make you feel 100% relaxed about your pets' care.

For home visits: I will check on and play with your pet, replenish water, give food and medications, take dogs out for a bathroom break and some outdoor playtime, according to your instructions. I’ll take pictures to show you how they are. I’ll aim to spend 30-60 minutes at your house, depending on your preference.

For dog walks: I’ll come to your house and get your dog, happy to do so if you’re not home or if you are, depending on what works for you. I’ll pick up after your dog and make sure he/she gets a good bout of exercise (generally I would aim for an hour brisk walk or jog depending on the dog’s activity level). Then I’ll return him or her to your home, provide fresh water, and make sure everything is secure before leaving (gates closed, doors locked, etc).

Of course in this time of coronavirus, I will be wearing a mask at all times, I will wash and sanitize my hands frequently, and if I am in your house I will wipe down any surfaces or items I touch. As a microbiologist by training, I am very comfortable being hyper aware of opportunities to pass on infectious agents like viruses, and I am comfortable with the necessary precautions. I will also not be pet sitting for two homes in one day without going home to change clothes, change my mask, and thoroughly wash my hands in between. I take this pandemic extremely seriously.

My availability is very open, as I work from home and work for myself. My calendar will reflect the days I am available, and on those days, I’m available from 10am to 8pm for dog walks and home visits.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or special requests! Happy to accommodate your pets’ needs!

Jessica's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 CAD for two visits a day
25 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 CAD
/night

Jessica also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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Home Visits
Luc, 2020-08-16

Jessica was very kind to our Bella and was a great sitter!

Thanks again for everything!

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Home Visits
Lucille, 2015-06-22

I am a very satisfied customer. Jessica is very reliable and conscientious. My cat was well cared for.

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Jessica's Pets

Conan
Horse
Rue
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I can bathe dogs, I have experience clipping nails of small dogs and cats. I can check basic signs of animal health (I previously spent two years volunteering in a vet clinic), and administer basic first aid. I also have experience giving oral medications to cats (my cat went through several weeks needing multiple pills per day following a post-surgical infection) and providing basic care for post-surgical wounds.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Stats

100%
Response rate
6d ago
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Jessica

Jessica

Responsible, Kind And Friendly Cat/dog/horse Person

Calgary
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Jessica is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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