My name is Billie; me and my husband Alan have been looking after animals for nearly a decade. We have fostered dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, mice, hamsters, birds, ferrets, in a variety sizes, ages, and health conditions. Since the day we met it was obvious we were both huge animal lovers! Alan's best friend growing up was his cat and mine was the neighbour's dogs, haha.
During University Alan adopted Montague and later came Petunia; they are our cats. Monty is from the SPCA and Petunia was a feral mom living outside, and is now a VERY happy housecat! After we got married we rescued Nanak, our Miniature American Eskimo dog, and became his 4th home in the first four months of him life! That was five years ago now and Nanak has come SO far, improving on his anxiety issues and feeling more calm and secure each year that goes by. He is quite literally our baby at this stage of our lives!
I have been primarily a housewife since we got married, and my husband works some of his hours from home, so we have lots of time to spend with your animals. I love to be outside and got on hikes and to dog parks; if the dog is up for it we also take them for bike rides or roller skating! Our favourite thing to do is just play with or cuddle animals throughout the day and at night. We are diligent about the various needs of all types of animals and happy to administer medication if necessary. If we do both leave the house it doesn't exceed 3 hours at a time, however whether or not we leave or for how long is something we would love to discuss based on the specific needs of your pet.
Probably the most important thing about us is our temperaments. We love to be around people and animals and therefore don't spend a huge amount of time on our phones. Just being around animals is fun for us and we will commit to not shouting or expressing anger towards your pet, but rather focusing on meeting their needs and kindly redirecting them. Please let us know how you would like us to approach any scenarios or areas of your pet's care and we will absolutely do our best to parent them the way you'd like. One thing that's certain is your pet will receive lot of positive attention in our home!
You can expect lots of walks with us, at least 3 bathroom breaks a day (or more for puppies), and with your permission we love to go to dog parks and on nature walks at least 2-3 times a week! Our walks can vary in length depending on your preferences, but the average would be 30 minutes, plus our fenced in, gated backyard allows for even more off leash time. I love to play with dogs in the house as well so there are toys scattered about, and I will play during or in between my housework. Anytime we are sitting or lying down is prime cuddle time for your pet! They would be welcome to sleep in the bed or on the furniture, but not obligated to! We will feed them based on your personal schedule and have a spare bedroom should they need to be fed seperately from the other animals.
We can stay 30 minutes or longer for drop in visits and have plenty of experience with feeding, administering medication, cleaning litter boxes, and more! These visits can be done either very early in the morning, or in the late afternoon and evening. Feel free to ask us for help with other things too, such as watering plants or brushing your pet. We are here to help!
Billie provides excellent care, going above and well beyond the terms of the contract. She gave daily updates with photos and videos, and even attended at the veterinarian when one of our cats got sick. Words are not enough to express our satisfaction and gratitude. I would definitely not hesitate to call on her and her husband again. Well done!!!
Excellente gardienne! Très bonne avec les animaux
I have taken a course and received a certificate for Animal First Aid and CPR, and I have a First Aid kit on hand both at home and in the car, should your pet ever need emergency care.
9 years of experience caring for animals including pets who were; newborns, elderly, diabetic, had cancer, were small, large, high energy, low energy, all different species, etc.
Multiple clear background checks!
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