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Carmen

Super Dedicated Pet-sitter!

Toronto
28 times favorited
9 recurring guests
Last booked today
Last contacted 2 days ago
21 h ago
Last activity
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 CAD for each additional pet
19 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Carmen

**I am only able to care for cats and small mammals. I am not able to care for dogs at this moment.

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 who works a 9-5, but I love to care for animals in my spare time. I currently work from home and will be doing so for the foreseeable future as my job is remote therefore your pets will have a lot of company.

I had been a foster volunteer for both the Toronto Humane Society and the Toronto Cat Rescue for over 3 years. 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 (anxious) 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.

Home Visits

I am happy to visit your pets in your home, and could spend a considerable amount of time with them (at least 40 minutes per visit). My visiting times can either be around 7am or any time after 6pm (depending on your pets feeding schedule) I am able to feed, groom and play/provide stimulating activities for pets, with ease. if your home is close by I can also come midday but that would depend on distance from my home.

Cat Boarding

For folks looking for cat boarding, I live alone with no other pets and no children in a 1 bedroom apartment that overlooks the Humber river. All of my windows have screens on them and my apartment is completely pet-safe. I have my own sets of grooming equipment, litter boxes and litter, meaning that you would not need to pack much to have them stay with me. I can take up to 2 cats at a time but will only do so if both cats already live together or both are social and want a boarding companion. I will not be boarding 2 different owners cats (as I know that can be disastrous and very stressful for the cats). 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.

House-sitting

As a house-sitter I tend to not leave the house for more than a couple of hours if I need to pick up groceries or run errands. I will be respectful of the space and keep it clean so that you can re-enter your home with ease. Your pets will also be well taken care of during my stay.

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 the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 CAD for each additional pet
19 CAD
/night

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
26 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your 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

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Home Visits
Tasha, 2021-09-18

Carmen did a wonderful job providing home visits for my cat while I was away for over a week. She was very responsive and provided lots of updates and pictures. She was great to communicate with and accommodating when I had to make some last minute changes to my travel plans. It was a huge relief to have someone so reliable caring for my cat while I was away.

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Home Visits
Regina, 2021-09-13

Carmen seems to be a caring and knowledgeable sitter for my cat who is shy and a bit aloof/curious at first. It was no problem to figure out the process for her in home visit and she ensured to keep communication open with me. Thanks and hope to use her services again.

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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

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
City park & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

< 1 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals
Can provide cats with certain 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, 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

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Carmen

Carmen

Super Dedicated Pet-sitter!

Toronto
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 CAD for each additional pet
19 CAD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Carmen

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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