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Carmen

Super Dedicated Pet-sitter!

Toronto
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2 recurring guests
Last booked yesterday
Last contacted yesterday
Last active yesterday
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<1h
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100%
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House sitting
24h stay, in your home
30 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Carmen

My name is Carmen and I would love the privilege of being able to pet-sit. In my everyday life I am a full-time social worker, but I love to care for animals in my spare time.

I have been a foster volunteer for both the Toronto Humane Society and the Toronto Cat Rescue for over 3 years now. I have had experience in caring for palliative-care cats, cats with special needs (neurological or mobility disorders) have learned to administer medication and have done a lot of work with under-socialized pets. I have been given training on how to care for cats and small mammals from the Toronto Humane Society. I am no stranger to caring for animals and genuinely love doing it.

I am happy to visit your pets in your home, I would be able to do so twice a day, and could spend a considerable amount of time with them (at least 45 minutes per visit). I am able to feed, groom and play/provide stimulating activities for pets, with ease. I am also living in a 1 bedroom apartment that overlooks the humber river and am happy to pet-sit your cats. I have my own sets of toys, grooming equipment, litter boxes and cat treats/catnip, meaning that you would not need to pack much to have them stay with me. The cats I have fostered love to spend their days looking out the window and running around the apartment chasing the animals that pass by. I have no pets of my own and therefore have no issue taking care of pets in my home, if you're looking for more consistent companionship and caretaking. I am also flexible and willing to stay with the pet in their own homes, to prevent the stress that may come from being alone for extended periods of time or being introduced into a new space.

I love animals and am very happy to care for them and provide the best support possible. I recognize that all animals have unique personalities, needs and boundaries and I'm happy to work with the pet-parents to make the absence a little easier for everyone. Pets are family and if their owners feel that they are cared for, it goes a long way to providing a happy home. I'm confident that I can provide excellent and professional care and support.

Carmen's services

At your home

House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
30 CAD
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
23 CAD for two visits a day
15 CAD
/day

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home
10 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/night

Carmen also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

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House Sitting
Katherine, 2019-10-20

Carmen did an amazing job looking after our two cats and the house. Our typically cautious cats were immediately relaxed and eating treats out of her hand within the first 15mins. She kept us posted with txts during the visit and was very accommodating to our schedule. We will definitely have Carmen over again to look after our pets.

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About Carmen's Home

Accepted pets

Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Carmen's home

An apartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids
Emergency transport

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

Can provide cats with medication (pilling, eyedrops, ear drops)

Am aware of accommodations that may be necessary for senior pets or larger pets.

Am knowledgeable in detecting signs of health issues in cats (stool rating, water consumption, abnormal behaviour that indicates other health issues, signs of colds, infections, injuries). Have worked with under-socialized and anxious pets (rodents and cats)

Am able to groom pets (brush, cut nails, clean areas that may get dirty/hard to be cleaned by animal), feed them based on dietary needs and provide adequate exercise based on energy levels, age and possible physical issues.

Have access to vets, pet stores and grooming services nearby.

My home can accommodate pets with mobility issues.

As a registered social worker who has recently worked with children, I have passed a vulnerable sector check.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Response time
100%
Response rate
1d ago
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Carmen

Carmen

Super Dedicated Pet-sitter!

Toronto
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
30 CAD
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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