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Deb

Cat Sitting Specialist

Ottawa
6 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked today
Last contacted today
Last active today
Lives with 1 dog and 2 cats
Lives with Border Terrier Murray
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Deb

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.

Deb's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a reliable dog walker
10 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
38 CAD for two visits a day
20 CAD
/day

Deb also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

Communication
Conscientious
Profile accuracy
Treatment of animals
Value
Home Visits
Patricia, 2019-08-25

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!

Home Visits
Paul, 2019-08-25

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!

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Deb's Pets

Murray
Border Terrier
Lyra
Cat
Clover
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I have particpated in many dog training classes and attended seminars on fostering cats. I have experience administering medication to dogs and cats.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
11 h ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Deb

Deb

Cat Sitting Specialist

Ottawa
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
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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