NOTE ABOUT THE PANDEMIC for anyone in need of a pet sitter but worried about the measures I take, I would just like to assure you that I live alone, and take the all necessary sanitary measures and practice social distancing at all times. I will wear my mask for all meet and greets, drop-offs and pick-ups. I ask that you do the same :)
A bit about me :
I am English/French, 28 yo and cherish any time spent with animals. I have been looking after dogs, playing with them, caring for them, walking them, and loving them since I was 5. I grew up on a farm with 6 dogs, two of which were mine - a cocker-spaniel that I trained and a sheepdog I cared for. My last 4 years in England, I looked after a clever whippet and a naughty Dalmatian from when they were puppies. We would go for long walks, and because we had such a trusting relationship, I would let them off their leads and play catch in big open parks in London. Both were male dogs and both had specific dogs they interacted aggressively with, so I was always aware of other dogs surrounding us and never let them off their leads if it wasn't appropriate.
The services I offer :
Dog boarding & doggy day care
I live in a two bedroom in Plateau Est, 50m to Parc Lorimier, 10 mins to Parc Laurier, 10 mins to Parc Père Marquette, 15 mins to Parc Lafontaine. It's a roomy open space with a secured back balcony, and there is a multitude of squishy comfortable sleeping options for them! In my photos you will see dogs from when I lived in London, as well as the dogs I looked after while living in a 7 1/2 in Rosemont. The three last pictures correspond to the flat I currently live in.
I work outside of my home 2 days a week, from 1pm to 6pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays (this is subject to change)
Other than that, I would be spending most of my time with your pet! I would usually do 2 to 3 walks per day, depending on your pets needs. I can board or dogsit two dogs at once, providing we can do a meet and greet and make sure both of them get along! I love spending time outside with dogs, going for long walks and letting them off their leads in dog parks (if that's something you yourself do) I also go for walks to Parc Maisonneuve regularly and always happily take the dogs I am caring for with me! I am a very caring and calm person in life, so dogs respond well to me.
I only offer home visits within a 2km radious of my house, for as long as we have agreed (this usually ranges from 30mins to 2hrs)! I'm free throughout the day from Saturdays to Tuesdays. If it's close to my house, I can do two home visits per day.
I have experience in basic dog training (simple commands such as sit, come, stay), aswell as administoring injections and feeding medication. I believe in positive reinforcement. I go for long walks and adapt to their needs, let them sniff around as much as they like : the walks are for them after all, not for me! cycling with them if thats something they enjoy, or just letting them play with other dogs. I also have experience with dogs suffering from separation anxiety, older dogs needing medication, eyes drops, or specific diets.
Over the past two years and half, I've had many regular clients for walks, doggy day care or dog boarding, of all ages and with many different needs and conditions : pitbulls (I love pitbulls!), great danes, weirmaraner (braque), bulldogs, corgis, shih tzus, labradors, border colis, barbets, shiba, rottweilers. I do doggy day care (on the days I don't work), drop-ins, and dog boarding for periods of any length. I'm also happy to have your cat for any period of time, I grew up with two cats so they are no strangers to me!
Please feel free to message me if you need to know anything else about me! I'll look forward to meeting you and your pet!
We had a wonderful experience! Soph took great care of our standard poodle for a full week.
Soph a pris soin de notre tao pendant notre semaine de vacances, tao n'avait jamais été gardé par un dogsitter et il semble qu'il ait pris rapidement ses marques auprès de Soph, qui nous donnait régulièrement des nouvelles et n'hésitait pas à poser des questions pour améliorer le sejour de tao 😊.
Nous referons appel à Soph et nous la recommandons !
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