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Lorraine

Hobocoaster Pet-sitting

Nepean
7 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 3 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Usually responds within one day
3 h ago
Last activity
<13h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Lorraine

I’m an experienced pet-sitter and house-sitter who has been at this full time since 2012, part-time off and on for decades. I offer house sitting, pet sitting (live in), dog walking, drop-in cat care, and even hobby farm or B&B/Inn management. I've worked with cats, dogs, fish, birds, horses, ponies, goats, lizards over the past several years.

Prices start at $40 per day, which includes care for one pet: generally it’s

$10 per additional pet but it varies by the amount of care the pets need. Fish, for instance, are $10 a tank, not $10 each. Additional responsibilities are negotiable, and long-term bookings are eligible for a discount.

About me: responsible, non-smoking, non-partying Vanity Fair cybersecurity journalist. Former innkeeper, former horse and dog trainer. Human and veterinary first aid training. Self-starter. Pet-sitting is the perfect side hustle for a journalist, as it gets me out of the house several times a day.

References out the wazoo after years of doing this professionally. Experience and local references specifically in Ottawa, Ashton, Calabogie, Wilno, Nepean, the Okanagan, Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, and Powell River, BC.

Lorraine's services

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
25 CAD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 CAD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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House Sitting
Linda-Andree, 2021-08-31

Lorraine is not only an amazing, professional sitter, she is also truly caring and genuinely connects with the fur babies she is entrusted with . So happy we have connected with Lorraine. We will definitely book her again and will highly recommend her to friends and family.

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Home Visits
Megan, 2021-08-12

Our two cats were in good care with Lorraine. She was thoughtful and kept us updated while away.

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Human and veterinary first aid training
  • Experienced with administering pills, shots, ointments, boluses to pets
  • Experienced with senior pets
  • TONS of experience with rescue pets with aggression issues
  • Former competitive equestrian English and Western

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Lorraine

Lorraine

Hobocoaster Pet-sitting

Nepean
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Lorraine

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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