I am Veronika; I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience researching animal behavior (UofC). I'm taking an extended post-graduation break and work part-time from home. Therefore, I have a very flexible schedule allowing me to do what I love most - care for dogs and other animals. I can dog walk, drop-in, and pet sit (house sit) almost any time. I have owned dogs, cats, birds, and fish, and I worked with them in my studies for eight years.
I am (perhaps, overly) responsible and reliable. I will take care of your pets and your home as my own and would love to take your pets for a walk! I am comfortable with all species, ages, breeds, temperaments, and sizes.
I don't drive, and therefore prefer to work in Tuscany/ Rocky Ridge/ Scenic Acres and other NW areas of Calgary. But other locations are negotiable!
I'm new to Pawshake but not pet sitting. I have a lot of references available, some excerpts from them you can see below!
Rates: Everything is customizable/ negotiable to your pet's needs!
: • Love, playtime, and companionship for your pets •
the standard is a 30 min visit •
Food, water, meds, cleaning up messes/ litter boxes • Home security, mail, watering plants • Daily updates and pictures
Live-in care: • Lots of love, playtime, companionship for your pets • 14 hour overnight stay
Food, water, meds, cleaning up messes/ litter boxes • Home security, mail, garbage, watering plants • Light tidy up for stays three days and over • Daily updates and pictures
Dog walks on-leash dog walking service is tailored and customized for each dog depending on their needs, age and fitness level • the standard is a 30 min walk
• available morning, day and evening •
+ $6 additional dog, up to 2 dogs at a time • Checking water and food • Cleaning paws with a towel • Pick up waste on the walk • Lots of love • Walk updates and pictures.
• I care for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, pet pigs, hamsters, ferrets, reptiles, birds and fish tanks.
If the rate of house sitting is too much for your budget (especially students and seniors), contact me, and we can agree on a price that is manageable for you! A combination of live-in and visits is also available. The number of days for each type of care is entirely customizable to your needs!
As a side note - I used to own a cleaning business and will be happy to provide pre-arrival house cleaning when I house sit, as agreed upon.
I cannot wait to meet you and your fur babies!
Excerpts from my verified references:
"Veronica’s experience working with animals as part of her neuroscience studies has made her particularly aware of and attuned to the subtleties of animal behavior and our pets’ experiences while we were away were much better for it. Veronika ... not only cared for our pets but also for our plants and our house. We always came home to everything being in great shape and clean and tidy ....I would recommend her most highly.....hire (veronika) and your pets will be happy!." Dr. M Boyes; pet & house sitting; 2016-2019
"It was awesome to have someone as trustworthy as Veronika to entrust my house and animals to! I would highly recommend Veronika to anyone looking for a pet & house sitter" Thakray, S. MSc; house and cat sitting; 2016
"Veronika ... was very kind, attentive & asked a lot of questions in prep for the stay. Needless to say, pretty sure our dogs were ready to trade-in owners ;) Nikki M; dog sitting; 2019
"It was such a relief to know my dog was very well cared for while we were away! .. It was nice coming home to a clean house and a happy, healthy dog" Ector, G.; house sitting, dog walking; 2019
"We were very happy with her service: the house was very clean, our two cats were healthy and cheerful when we came back. We would definitely turn to Veronika in the future and would recommend her services to all our friends." Kwetny, G. MAA; house and cat sitting; 2019
"Veronika was a pleasure to deal with in all aspects of the stay. Coming home after a vacation to my happy and relaxed fur babies was priceless!" Victoria D: house sitting, dog walking; 2019
"We “found” Veronika ... That was several years ago now and since then we have used her ... exclusively to look after our house and pet family members while we travel, which is frequently. I have never been disappointed (her) services . ......For anybody looking for responsible, caring, and reliable pet and house sitters I would highly recommend Veronika" Gomez, E.; pet sitting; 2016-2019
"The dogs appeared to enjoy their company & were very comfortable with her. ..... We will definitely be asking Veronika to watch our dogs again" Nikki M; dog sitting; 2019
"It was great having (Veronika) so we could enjoy our vacation!" Kathy Q; dog walking; 2019
Veronika was highly professional and an excellent communicator to walk through details with. Her genuine care and follow up when looking after our fur kids was appreciated. Thank you!
Veronica was awesome! She took great care of our dog, sent pics for updates and he was very happy. I would absolutely recommend her!
I have a degree in animal behaviour and an animal handling certificate from the UofC
Have a current police background check
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