WELCOME =) I can usually service only those clients in my area (within walking distance or a short bus ride of V5X 1H8) . If you are unsure if I cover your area, you are welcome to message me. =) Looking forward to hearing from you! I bring with me knowledge of cats, dogs and small animals such as guinea pigs, hamsters and hedghogs. A complimentary 30-minute meet and greet can be booked so that we can get to know each other to see if I am a good match for your pet. EXPERIENCE I am a certified pet first aid provider through Walks 'n' Wags. I regularly work with pets that require medication, are afraid to be touched, or are elderly. I accept bookings with diabetic pets depending on your home's location. My goal during each visit is to maintain a respectful connection with your kitty, whether that be via cuddles or by sitting on the opposite side of the room and quietly sliding treats to them along the floor. =b For many, our pets are like children to us. This is always on my mind when I do home visits, and I have learned to take the utmost care with windows, small items that could be choked on or plants that may cause harm. I have worked with UrbanTails & CatNanny as an in-home catsitter, volunteered at VOKRA (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association) and have three years of experience running a private pet-boarding service, but the majority of my experience comes from a lifetime of caring for my own pets and the farm animals I grew up with. I currently own a fancy, long-haired guinea pig and a Roborovski hamster. RATES Meet & Greet: FREE Each additional 15 minutes of Meet & Greet: $10 Key-to-Door Shuttle Fee of $15 Or you may keep your keys on file free of charge. Key returns are free if you are able to meet me nearby/I am passing by. OVERNIGHT SITTING includes house and plant care, dinner and breakfast for your pet plus a sleepover. An overnight sit is a minimum of a 12-hour shift (approx. 7pm-7am) rather than 24-hour care. This is a great option for long trips away from an outgoing/social pet. You can mix overnight bookings with day bookings if you do not need overnight stays every day of your trip. =)
Melissa has been an amazing sitter for our scaredy-cat Niles. I get daily updates and photos and when we arrive back home Niles is relaxed and happy.
My cats were so happy with their treatment while I was away that they couldn't be bothered to greet me at the door upon my return!
Certified Pet First Aid provider through Walks 'n' Wags
Criminal background check completed through VPD and Urban Tails
Experience reducing and preventing stress reactions in felines
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