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Lorraine

Hobocoaster Pet-sitting

Nepean
2 times favorited
Last active 14 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
40 CAD
/night
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

House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
40 CAD
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
25 CAD
/day

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

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House Sitting
Patricia, 2019-05-28

This worked very well

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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

Stats

<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2w ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Lorraine

Lorraine

Hobocoaster Pet-sitting

Nepean
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
40 CAD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Lorraine

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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