Leia

Loving Care from My Heart to Your Paw Pals

Surrey
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3d ago
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<2h
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House sitting
24h stay, in your home
75 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Leia

Hi there!

This is Leia, an avid traveler and big animal lover. I recently relocated back to BC with my husband after our 10 years world adventure. These days we explore this magical country we call home, hiking, camping and road tripping, with occasional trips abroad.

During my nomadic years, I chanced upon the concept housesitting and really appreciated each and every opportunity to love someone else’s fur baby when our life style didn’t quite allow us to have our own. I genuinely enjoy spending my days walking dogs and grooming cats. Their love, trust and company are simply pure and beautiful.

Although our travel has paused since covid, I figure my belly rubs and chin strokes don’t have to. I’m hoping to put my care and love for animals to good use by assisting busy professionals keeping their fluffy family members happy and helping fellow travellers leave their home with peace of mind. I understand how important a routine, a familiar environment and a warm and calm companion are for your loved ones. This is my goal to look after them just as you have been doing so you can relax knowing they are in good hands.

I’m currently available for:

  • Overnight pet/house sitting anywhere in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan. I’d consider traveling further for longer sits and very special ones. I provide 24/7 around the clock care and presence for your precious babies during a sit, making sure they get all the exercise, attention and affection they absolutely deserve. Plants, mail, and other house chores will also be taken care of as needed and instructed. 
  • Dog walking for 30/45/60 minutes in your neighbourhood. I'm a runner and thru-hiker. And a four-legged company makes every trail better. A steady paced run or an energetic walk is promised for the athletes, while a gentle stroll with many stops to smell the roses is for the seniors and couch potatoes. Interaction with other dogs will be avoided or closely monitored upon your request. 
  • Home visits. It usually is a 30-60 minutes play date between me and your fur kid(s), during which water is changed, food provided or topped, litter cleaned, and love showered for your cats, pups, bunnies and other small animals. I can administer oral medicine if they are on any, and I’ll provide photo/video updates. In case your furry ones are timid around strangers, I’ll respect their space, provide quiet company and shorten my visit if preferred. I’ll leave your home in the same condition as when I find it.
  • Regarding Covid:

    I'm fully vaccinated and I comply with covid protocols to help reduce the spread of the virus. 

    I will follow your house rules. If there isn’t any, I will take the following measures to ensure our safety and health:

    • Wash my hands immediately after entering for a home visit or walk
    • Touch only the necessary during a visit
    • Disinfect the security system panel and doorknob after a visit or walk
    • Clean and disinfect the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom after a sit
    • Inform you if I develop any symptom, provide refund and help look for a replacement sitter/walker
    • Please feel free to reach out with inquiries. I’m happy to meet and greet if you are nearby, or virtually meet and chat before committing to make sure both parties are comfortable. I look forward to hearing from you and looking after your beloved ones. 

      Warmly,

      Leia

      Leia's services

      At your home

      Dog Walking
      An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
      20 CAD for each additional pet
      30 CAD
      /walk
      One home visit a day
      Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
      35 CAD
      /day
      House Sitting
      A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
      75 CAD
      /night
      Two home visits a day
      Two drop-in visits for your pet
      50 CAD
      /day

      Leia also offers

      Grooming

      Cancellation policy: Moderate

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

      Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

      Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

      Reviews

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      Treatment of animals
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      Value
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      House Sitting
      carly, 2023-08-17

      Leia was lovely. And great with Oscar. Oscar is a little timid with new people but we were very comfortable leaving him with her. We got many updates and photos which we were very happy to see!

      Availability

      Skills

      Specific Skills

      I speak English & Chinese
      +5 years of experience
      I have experiences walking shelter dogs, flying rescue pups to their forever homes, fostering cats, and housesitting across three continents.

      Experience with

      Animal welfare as a volunteer
      Rescuing pets
      Behavioural problems

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      Leia

      Leia

      Loving Care from My Heart to Your Paw Pals

      Surrey
      House sitting
      24h stay, in your home
      75 CAD
      /night
      All services and rates
      Contact Leia

      Cancellation policy: Moderate

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

      Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

      Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

      Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

      No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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