Put your mind at ease! I am a lifelong animal lover and enthusiast. I have had cats and dogs for as long as I can remember. I have always struggled with leaving my pets when I go on vacation. It is special when you can find someone that makes you feel confident that you can go away and not worry about your beloved pets. I can do that for you!
I am retired and my husband works from home so there is almost always someone home. We share our home with a Border Terrier named Murray and 2 lovely tabby cats named Lyra and Clover.
I am a very detail-oriented person who can follow your instructions and go above and beyond your requirements. I will care for your pets as if they are my own.
Since I retired 7 years ago, I have been volunteering at the Ottawa Humane Society in a variety of programs: dog walking, Brightening Lives (a visitation program for seniors) and PAL (Pet Adoption Location). In addition, I have some experience fostering cats for the Ottawa Humane Society. The experience I gained through fostering vulnerable, young cats really added to my cat skills and knowledge.
Home Visits: Cat Sitting - I have a lot of experience with shy cats and understand that they require patience and understanding in establishing trust with them. I will spend a minimum of 30 minutes with your cat feeding, changing water, scooping cat litter and playing and/or cuddling with them. I will care for 2 cats in the same home for the visit price ($20). I can also bring in your mail if you are away and require it.
Doggy Potty Breaks- Book a home visit and I can come and let your dog out to potty and take him for a short walk, play or cuddle with them. (30 minutes).
Whether you are going away for business or vacation or your pet needs a midday potty break, let me take your worry away and take care of your precious pets!
****Please note that for first time clients, I require a minimum booking of 2 visits/walks for the first booking.
We were so lucky to have connected with Deb on the Pawshake website. It is never easy to leave a family pet, but it was evident from our first meeting onward that our cat Mia would be in good hands. Deb has a calm, caring, knowledgeable and responsible approach to pet care, and this was borne out in our communications with her throughout our time away. She kept us informed and assured that Mia was OK. I would encourage anyone to use her services. Thank-you, Deb!
I would highly recommend Deb. I immediately felt at ease with her, and seeing her interact with our kitties made it obvious that she has a way with animals. She is very professional. She comes prepared with required documents, does a walk through of the routine and willingly accommodates any special requests.
Communication while away is excellent, and on return, our cats are always happy and laid-back. Personally, I get terrible anxiety about leaving my cats. I’m happy to have found a caring person that I can trust with my pets and home, it makes going away so much easier!
I have particpated in many dog training classes and attended seminars on fostering cats. I have experience administering medication to dogs and cats.
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