Sandra

Animal Behavior &⛑️First Aid CERTIFIED Professional, WFH

Toronto
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Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/day
All services and rates

About Sandra

Hi there! I'm a passionate pet lover with 20 years of dog ownership, professional animal care experience and certifications in animal behavior and pet first aid. From tiny pups to grand old seniors, and from the friendliest furballs to the more challenging characters, I've handled them all with love.

My philosophy revolves around positive reinforcement and ensuring safety on-leash (except in fenced areas), always prioritizing animal welfare backed by science.

Boarding or daycare:
My husband and I live in Yonge-Eglinton in an apartment with a lovely 200-sq-ft balcony. We both have extensive experience in charities. We WFH at the moment so your pets will be supervised 24/7. There are big and small parks in the neighborhood and we're thrilled to take your furry friends for a walk 2-3 times a day, and field trips at weekends. I also perform health monitoring to quickly notice any signs of distress. Additionally, I love capturing adorable moments with pets and will keep you updated with lovely photos. Please bring their favorite food, toys, and a cozy bed or blanket. I'm eager to hear about your pet's routine, temperament, or any special instructions that will help me make them feel right at home!
**Pickup/ drop off service: +15 each way
**Boarding late pickup (after 12noon): +20 for partial daycare service

Dog walking:
You can also find me on Spot Dogwalkers; I'm a 5-star walker!

👉Professional Certifications
- Animal Behavior and Welfare Certificate, The University of Edinburgh
- The Truth About Cats and Dogs Certificate, The University of Edinburgh
- Pet First Aid & CPR Certificate, Save-A-Life First Aid & CPR (valid until 2026)
- Dog Emotion and Cognition Certificate (in progress), Duke University

👉Professional Experience
- Dog Care Support Volunteer, ElderDog Canada, Canada (ongoing)
- Animal Care Attendant Volunteer, Animal Rescue Charity, United Kingdom
- Dog walker, Spot DogWalkers, Canada (ongoing)

👉Education
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, The University of Hong Kong
- Exchange Program, Aarhus University, Denmark

Sandra's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
20 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
25 CAD for each additional pet
35 CAD
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 CAD for each additional pet
22 CAD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 CAD
/day

Sandra also offers

Grooming
Pick up / drop off

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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Dog Boarding
Oriana, 2024-07-08

If you really want you pet to have a fun day , Sandra is the best for it , my dog had so much fun , she brought Luna to the park and beach to explore ( just what she needed ) my dog have a bit of anxiety when I’m not around but a soon as I picked her up Kuna was so calm and relaxed I’m really impressed with Sandra services she is really sweet and the pictures that she sent to me woooow really good one professional ones , I wish I can do more than 5 ⭐️.

Availability

About Sandra's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Sandra's home

An apartment
A medium outdoor area
Has no kids

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Chinese
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Sandra

Sandra

Animal Behavior &⛑️First Aid CERTIFIED Professional, WFH

Toronto
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Sandra

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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