[[due to a surgical procedure I am having in April, and my classes at UVIC, the earliest bookings I will be offering is in the middle of May. Depending on what my surgeon says, these dates are possibly subject to change. Thank you so much and I apologize for the inconvenience 😓]]
Hi! My name is Griffin (They/He). I am an avid animal lover (and owner) who is ready to come take care of your pets while you're away! I have been working alongside my partner Caitlin who is also a sitter here on pawshake, but I decided to make my own profile so I could meet EVEN MORE cute pets and because I now have more time for petsitting. In my spare time, I make lots of art while finishing my undergrad in Gender studies. I also love the beach!
[[NOTE all services except Dog walking include: Cleaning litterbox, replenishing food and water, giving your pet their medications, spending time bonding with your pet, washing and/or drying pet diapers or other pet clothes]]
🐕🦺Dog walking: 30 mins unless requested for a longer or shorter walk. I am very willing to take your dog in my car and driving them to their favourite beaches or trail walks! I don't mind if your pet gets dirty during the walks and I will make sure they come back with clean paws 😊.
🐈⬛Pet drop ins: At a base time of 30 mins, but can be increased to more time by request. This also includes basic house chores (vacuuming and cleaning pet litter and fur, etc.). I am willing to water plants and gardens as well by request. After each visit, I will send a report card which will include a photo of your pet and how they're feeling that day!
🏡🐕Housesitting/petsitting: With this service I would stay in your home as much as possible with my schedule. I am currently finishing my undergrad at UVIC, so I might have to leave the home to go to class. Usually when I housesit, Caitlin also helps me out as much as she is able, so between the two of us we can try to make things work out smoothly and make sure that your pet is cared for! Please let me know your pets routine and I will try my best to stick to it while you're away. Additionally, this service includes daily report cards like the pet drop ins.
Caring for pets of all ages, abilities, size and temperament. I have taken care of pets in wheelchairs, older pets, and even pets during their recovery of surgical procedures. I am very adaptable and willing to cater to your pets needs!
Valid class 5 BC drivers License AND willing to drive your pets to fun places for walks. Additionally, I can drive your pet if any unexpected emergencies arise and they need medical care
A will to learn, bond, and play with your pet to make sure that they are happy and comfortable while you are away :)
🏠A bit about me and my life
I am up to date on all COVID-19 Vaccinations, and as of Oct 2022 I have recieved my flu shot as well. I am very willing to wear a mask in your home by request!
I want to make sure that EVERYONE is able to access my services and I do not discriminate based on ability, class, gender, sexuality, religion or otherwise. If you have any specialized requests for you and your pets, please do not hesitate to reach out! I am very willing to offer payment plans or other means to make my services available to you. Pet care should be available to everyone and not stuck behind a paywall and I will help support you in any way I can.
I enter all interactions with pets with patience. It's understandable if your pet isn't thrilled with a stranger coming into their home! So I will make sure your pet gets the care they need while still feeling as comfortable as possible while you are away. I have worked in a home with semi-feral kitties, so I have experience in cats who arent a huge fan of strangers.
I grew up with dogs my entire life. Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers, Pitt Bulls mutts, you name it! I have a soft spot for pitties too 🥰. I have experience in basic training with my own pets and I am willing to help train yours too by request!
I have loads of experience with cats as well. Although I never grew up with them, I have experience in caring for cats through pawshake and through my personal life. I have experience in administering insulin to some kitties, so don't be afraid to reach out if you have a cat with extra needs!
Unfortunately, I am unable to house your pets in my home. I am in a small studio with my cat, Pippa, and she is not a fan of other animals :( I've tried to ask her many times, but unfortunately she won't budge 🐈.
Thanks for checking out my profile!
At the sitter's home
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 CAD for each additional pet
At your home
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
Cancellation policy: Flexible
Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.
No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.
Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone
Treatment of animals
Cannot recommend Griffin enough! Attentive, communicative and trustworthy. We had no concerns whatsoever leaving our doggos in Griffin’s thoughtful care. We will be seeking him out in the future for more dog/housesitting!
Griffin was wonderful as always! Would highly recommend. :)