Hi, I'm Arinn! I work a normal office job and draw a webcomic on the side, but I'd love to spend some extra time with your pets!
I offer service in the West End/Downtown, Strathcona, Fairview, and Kits; and twice a day visits only within the West End (or general downtown for weekends).
I love animals! I grew up on a farm, so animals came with the territory, but now I live in the city with my two cats. I grew up with big and small
dogs, and I had my own curmudgeonly hound-retriever mix. I've spent time with senior animals (my own), and am familiar with giving pills, trimming nails, bathing, and have even had to give IVs/injections. I'm comfortable with fussy eaters/special diets. And of course, I've had pets all my life - I know there are sometimes messes to deal with, and that’s okay too.
Each home visit is 30 min and includes feeding, water change, litter change, and playtime, unless your cat is openly hostile/uncomfortable with my presence, in which case I will make the visit quick so as to not cause them any distress. I will update with photos & a status report on every visit.
Each dog walk will be 30 minutes, and I’m available on weekday evenings (after 430pm) and at any time on weekends.
I'm comfortable with all sizes of dogs, and good leash manners are really important to me. I am comfortable with taking things slow and walking dogs who are learning/need correction - my old dog was a senior rescue and had a lot of issues that it took time and patience to work out.
I also have experience with exotic animals: I had gerbils/hamsters growing up, and have taken care of/spent time with turtles, snakes/other reptiles, rabbits, rats, hamsters, etc.
I am really happy I found Arinn. I believe she was really patient with my cat who isn't used to being looked after by strangers. I think the entire process of hiring Arinn was really simple and streamlined and I would definitely do it again.
Arinn sent photos of every visit and kept me informed about how my old girl was doing. My kitty had no issues bonding with her and I'm really grateful to have found a sitter Lelu feels comfortable with. It makes it easier to enjoy my time away when I don't have to worry about Lelu's care.
giving pills, trimming nails, giving baths, giving injections, patient leash training (to help correct dogs who pull or have bad leash manners).
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