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Samantha

I studied Zoology, animal care is my passion!

Toronto
2 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 8 days ago
Last contacted 6 days ago
13 h ago
Last activity
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
18 CAD
/day
All services and rates

About Samantha

Hello there! My name is Sam, I have over 15 years of experience working with domestic pets, exotics and and wildlife! I have a BSc in Zoology and a BSc in Animal Physiology.

I love all animals and enjoy being around them all the time- it never gets old! They have so much personality!! I have been commercially pet sitting for 10+ years and pride myself in providing excellent care for your little loved one(s) while you are away! 

I also have experience with pets who are special needs and may need medication administered- oral, injectable, SQ, etc. My experience with that comes from working as an animal technician as well as working with various pet rescues for 15+ years. 

In my spare time I love enriching my own little family of pets and fostering pets so they can find a loving home! My cats, dogs and reptiles come from various backgrounds; most were rescues! 

My eldest dog is elderly and special needs so I love spending time with her getting her hips as strong as they can be by doing gentle walks and swimming classes. My middle dog is an athelete and loves to go swimming (retrievers, eh!). She does dock jumping and agility, and my youngest is still figuring out her skills but I think she's going to love scent trailing (ah, hounds!). I have three kitties, they're various ages ranging 1-8 years old. I enjoy keeping them active, playing enrichment games with them, lots of cuddles and building spaces where they can feel safe and comfortable. 

I am looking forward to meeting you and helping your pet have an enjoying vacation while you do too! 

Samantha's services

At your home

One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
18 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
32 CAD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before noon 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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Home Visits
Jessamyn, 2022-11-11

Sam is incredible! So glad to have her as an option to care for my older cat with renal disease. Sam was very detailed at the meet and greet and I could tell right away that my cat would be in great hands. Sam’s photo, video and text updates were the best, I received a full report on food and litter box usage :). I didn’t worry as much about being away. I’ll definitely use her services again!

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Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have worked with rescues, fostered, trained dogs, cats guinea pigs, parrots and ferrets. I have worked as an exotic animal trainer for an non profit ecological education organization (fox, lynx, birds of prey). I studied animal science including behaviours and animal psychology and the effects of the home environment on domestic animals’ behaviour.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Samantha

Samantha

I studied Zoology, animal care is my passion!

Toronto
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
18 CAD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Samantha

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before noon 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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