My name is Chandre and I am a graduate student at the University of Alberta. I am currently studying Food Microbiology with the hopes to get a job in food safety. I moved to Edmonton from Ontario when I was 13 but I am originally from South Africa. I have grown up with dogs and cats all my life.
When we lived in South African we had four Dalmatian dogs Spotty, Vicky, Sadsack and Homer and two cats; Kitsy and Buttons ( all pretty unique names). Spotty was of course named after the hundredsof spots on her body, Sadsack was named by my dad and simply because he looked sad on the day my dad planned to give him away (and my dad couldn't do it, HAHA) and Homer was my brothers pick and I simply think it was because on the Simpsons (Homer was a very naughty dog). As for the cats well, Kitsy was a name Ipicked and I couldn't tell you why and Buttons was a name my dad picked and it came from the cartoon "Mindy and Buttons". Unfortunately, when we left South Africa we couldn't take the dogs or the cats with us and so we were left with the difficult decision to rehome our beloved pets.
In Ontario we didnt have pets as it was to difficult for my parents to commit to a new pet in a small home. After we moved to Alberta my brother brought home what looked like a small bear but was actually a black border collie, German shepherd cross. Her name is Shelby. Shelby is now turning 4 years old and she is what i like to call a diva. She has been raised by the whole family but she is my dad's dog and he will do just about anything for her including making a bedroom in the house her own but we all know she owns the whole house. Shelby is an energetic, fun and a spoiled dog that goes for walks daily spends most weekends at the dog park. I don't live at home anymore but I do spend most weekends at my parents house and by visiting them I get a good "Shelby fix". I also pet sit for my parents every now and then when they can't take Shelby with them on holidays. Furthermore, I have also helped co-workers with pet sitting their pets when they are out of town.
My motivation to become a pet sitter is simply my love for animals. Animals make me super happy and I truly enjoy spending time with them. I honestly feel that when I move out into my our house that has more space I will become a crazy pet lady with all types of animals. My love for animals has caused me to follow just about every animal account on Instagram and Facebook. But another reason why I would like to become a pet sitter is I understand how difficult it can be to find someone trustworthy to take care of your pets when a holiday, short trip or emergency comes up I want to be that person. Because I am unable to have pets in my building I would love the opportunity to provide my services to those who need the help.
The services I intend to offer are overnight pet sitting, dog walking and caring for your fur baby when you are out of town or when life gets a bit busy and you need some extra help. If these are some of the services you require please don'thesitate to contact me I look forward to hearing from you and meeting your fur baby!
Chandre was amazing and our two dogs loved her right from the start. Our one year old Great Dane is a handful and somehow she managed her just fine. In order to prepare she asked for a list of information should anything go wrong. She was very well prepared. We received pictures regularly and she kept us updated about their antics. We would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to call on her again, if she will have us. Our house was left in perfect condition and the whole experience was so easy. Chandre is very mature and we trust her fully. We didn’t feel like we had to check in daily but we really appreciated seeing our pups playing outside, wrestling and getting into mischief, as our crazy girls do. She even purchased a new bag of dog food when we ran out. So thoughtful. Chandre has a good spirit and truly loves dogs. Our Bouvier and Great Dane were well cared for
We want to thank Chandre for her patience with our dog.
Our dog was a little nervous at first but with lots of outdoor play and comfort all went well. Chandre sent photos of the pets which was greatly appreciated. We will definitely request Chandre again!
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