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. I look forward to visiting with you and your beloved pet!
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 pet. 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 Roborovski hamster.
RATES Meet & Greet: FREE
Each additional 15 minutes of Meet & Greet: $5
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! 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. =)
An overnight sit is a minimum of a 12-hour shift (approx. 7pm-7am), though not full 24-hour care.
Under special cirsumstances, 24-hour care can be negotioated. If you require overnight care for more than 3 pets, an additional $5 per overnight will be charged per dog only (the 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.).
Highly recommend Melissa! She took care of our cat who is very shy and introverted. We really appreciated the daily updates and the care and concern. Will definitely get Melissa's help again!
Will definitely use Melissa’s services again! She took great care of my very shy cat, and I was greeted daily with cute photos and videos. She also watered and cared for our plants for the week, and they are doing very well.
Thank you so much , Melissa! So happy to have found a great sitter for my kitty.
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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