My name is Melina, and I love animals. I have a Bachelors as well as a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, Toronto, my research focused on Ecosystems Management and Wildlife Conservation and Education. During two years I worked on two different conservation projects, both to protect nesting habitats for marine turtles in Costa Rica, and double-crested cormorants in Toronto. In 2015 I volunteered for Toronto Wildlife Centre as a Wildlife Nursery Assistant feeding and taking care of injured wildlife, and in 2016 I worked hands-on with Bumblebees for Wildlife Preservation Canada, as a Lab Technician. In 2018, I worked in Costa Rica for 3 months with marine turtles and snakes with the Canadian Organization for Tropical Conservation and Rainforest Education. I have plenty of experience working hands-on with animals, and of course, I LOVE pets! I'm an experienced pet sitter, you can take a look at my reviews section and read some of the comments. I'm reliable, responsible and easy to communicate with. I work in an environmental non-profit organization called Ontario Nature. I currently work from home. I'll also be adopting a rescue dog soon named Stormy. I can pet sit any breed of any size. - Trust me with your fur babies, I promise you they will be in good hands with me! :)
Melina looked after my 11 month old cockapoo for a day from 9am to 5pm. Melina was fantastic with my puppy and gave me regular updates via text and video. At the end of the day, my puppy didn’t want to leave which is the best indicator of a good dog sitter for me. Although her prices are on the higher end compared to other dog sitters, she offers pick up and drop off which not many dog sitters offer. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again and highly recommend to others.
Melina was great to our 5 month old puppy, she took her on several daily walks (she is a very active dog). It was her first time being away from us and Melina made sure she was playing often and eating well. She kept us updated every day with pictures and videos and kept our puppy from feeling home sick while we were gone.
As mentioned above, my degree is on Environmental Studies. I've worked and volunteered with animals before, and I have experience pet sitting.
I look forward to meeting your pet! I can assure you I will love them, and take as good care for them as you do.
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