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Martha

Nan. Bcspca Volunteer Award Winner

Nanaimo
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One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
23 CAD
/day
All services and rates

About Martha

Official "Crazy Kitten Lady" of the Nanaimo SPCA :)

I was honored for my foster cat work with the 2018 Nanaimo BCSPCA Volunteer Award. For the last 3 years I've focused on fostering kittens/cats needing medical care and socialization. I'm on my 53rd foster and am loving every minute of it.

I started fostering after I had lost my own beloved Vanilla Bean to cancer and was missing a kitty to love on. I realized that I could combine my love of animals with my desire to fight for the little guy. Though I worried it would break my heart to let my fosters go, in reality I am rewarded a million times over when I see pictures of them thriving with their new families.

The greatest lesson I've learned from my foster is work is to meet an animal where they are. To interact with them in the way they are most comfortable (ie with play or treats) and simply be a calm and consistent presence for them. I've seen so many scared and shut down animals blossom in this environment and go on to loving and supportive homes.

Beyond that I am Auntie to multiple cats and dogs (as well as 2 humans) and have pet sat for friends and family for decades. I offer cat sitting and dog sitting in your home. I can administer medicine/injections as needed and will interact with your pet at the level they feel most comfortable with.

You can also follow my life as a foster on Instagram @marthas_foster_kittens and @nanaimocatsitter which is 100% photos and videos of cute kittens with the occasional unflattering photo bomb of yours truly.

A 30 minute drop in visit includes:

1. Fresh food and water.

2. Clean litter or take your dog on a potty break.

3. Play or cuddle.

4. Administer medication or injections if necessary.

Drop-in visits are available any day of the week from 6am to midnight. If you book 2 x 30 minute drop in visits in a day you will get a $2 discount.

Unfortunately at this time I have a slight knee injury and cannot do longer walks so a high energy dog would not be a good fit.

Martha's services

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
23 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
40 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
Julie, 2021-09-12

Martha was very friendly and professional. We felt comfortable giving her access to our home so she could check on our cat. She sent daily pictures and videos and did exactly what was discussed. We could also tell that our cat enjoyed her visits in the way she was happily playing in the videos. Martha confirmed that we had returned as planned to ensure our girl wasn’t left alone. We will gladly contact her for all our catsitting needs going forward. Thanks Martha!

Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

Administering Medication including subcutaneous injections

Socialization

Syringe feeding

Champion Poop Scooper

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Martha

Martha

Nan. Bcspca Volunteer Award Winner

Nanaimo
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
23 CAD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Martha

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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