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Deb

Cat Sitting Specialist

Ottawa
15 times favorited
6 recurring guests
Last contacted 14 days ago
Last active 4 days ago
Lives with 1 dog and 2 cats
Lives with Border Terrier Murray
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Home visits
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
40 CAD for two visits a day
21 CAD
/day
All services and rates

About Deb

Put your mind at ease! I'm here to make your time away from your pet(s) as stress free as possible. I am a lifelong animal lover with lots of pet care experience. I have had cats and dogs for as long as I can remember. I have always struggled with feeling comfortable 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 insured and bonded through PROfur - Insurance for Pet Care Professionals! 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.

I am retired and my husband works mostly from home. We share our home with a Border Terrier named Murray and 2 lovely tabby cats named Lyra and Clover. 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 ($21). I can also bring in your mail, water your plants and do a security check on your house if you are away and require it.

Home Visits: Doggy Potty Breaks - Does your dog need a potty break midday and some company. I can visit your dog in the middle of your work day to help the day go easier for the both of you. I can take them out for a brief walk, play fetch with them in the yard, give them a brush or cuddle. Want me to do a little basic obedience training with them? I can do that too! ($21 for 30 minutes of service)

Home Visits: House Sitting - If you don't have a pet, but require a house sitter to keep in compliance with your home insurance policy, I can provide a daily check in which includes: bringing in your mail, taking out your garbage bins (and returning them), watering your plants (indoors and outdoors), checking on timers and checking all windows and doors. ($21 for 30 minutes of service).

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!

Areas covered: K1Y, K1Z, K2A, K1R, K2C, K1S (west of canal), K2B (east of Woodroffe), K2E (north of Viewmount), K2P (if parking spot available)

****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

Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 CAD for two visits a day
21 CAD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Home Visits
Kylie, 2020-02-07

Deb took great care of my two senior cats while I was out of the country on vacation. One of my cats was diagnosed with chronic illnesses right before I left and it was a stressful situation. Deb’s years of experience and understanding of senior cats was such a blessing and greatly eased my stress of being away. Deb administered daily medication, provided updates on health and happiness as well as daily pictures. Deb went above and beyond, was easy to coordinate with (as many details were last minute on my part) and ensured the process was stress-free. I would not hesitate to recommend Deb and will use her again in the future.

Thanks Deb! 🐱

Kylie, Minou & India

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Home Visits
Allison, 2020-01-21

Deb recently watched my cat while I was away for 2 weeks. She was very nice and sent me daily updates which was greatly appreciated. I would recommend her to everyone!

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Availability

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 participated 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
4d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Deb

Deb

Cat Sitting Specialist

Ottawa
Home visits
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
40 CAD for two visits a day
21 CAD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Deb

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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