Upbeat and energetic gal looking to care for your fluffy best mates! I’m very outdoorsy, and am always happy to take your pets on adventures if interested. I have an SUV, and am active, so long walks and hikes, or short ones, are totally fine by me. I make my own schedule so I am totally flexible, punctual and dependent.
I’ve had cats all my life (currently have three). My parents never wanted a dog growing up, and I haven’t had the space yet for a dog, but have developed close relationships with the dogs in my life. I love all animals very much and make connections easily, with patience, positivity, and nurturing of good behaviour. I’m also very tidy and organized. I have a car and am happy to drive for longer walks! I've been dog walking for over a year with all types, as well as cat sitting. It brings me a lot of joy!
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A bit about me other than animal-related content: I am a fashion designer with a BA from Toronto, and an MA from London, UK, and now have a studio space here in Ottawa, where I am from. I work from home some days, and work at my studio some days. I make my own schedule and am flexible. I don’t work on weekends, so my availability is more open. For fun, I cycle, hike, run, sail, snowboard, and am an avid plant lover.
Information about my services:
- Boarding: I can board 1 dog at a time, and no cats, due to the 3 (friendly) cats already in my home. I have a 2 bedroom townhome-style apartment with 2 balconies, very close to the river pathway, and I live here with my partner who is also experienced with dogs. My availability for boarding (being able to commit to not leaving your pet alone for more than 3 hours) would depend on my schedule and workload (whether I’ll be working from home), so please reach out so we can see if this would work. :)
- Walking: My walks are a half hour and I can take a maximum of two dogs at once. I am happy to do a one hour walk for an increased rate of $40, and $30 for a second dog. For a one hour walk, I am happy to drive your dog(s) nearby to a bigger path/forest/dog park to your/their liking. I can do 1 walk a day per client (currently walking two other dogs once a day). I do not have medical experience with pets, but am able to bring your pet to a vet if there is an emergency in my car. I have some experience training puppies and younger dogs, so I would work on good behaviours, but am not a professional (have not been trained to do so, but educate myself/work through my experience).
- At-home visits: I will visit your pet(s) to take care of whatever they need (feeding, water, litter, playing, etc.) and my rate is for a half hour. If your pet needs medication in their food, or to be administered orally, I have experience with this and would be happy to, but not by injection.
Hoping you’ll consider me to take care of and befriend your fluffy friends!
Olivia is awesome! She cared for our two cats exactly as requested, visiting and feeding them on their schedule and helping them feel safe and comfortable; and she even watered my outdoor plants so they wouldn’t dry out while we were away! Five stars for sure, and we’ll definitely be requesting her help again next time we’re away! 😊
Olivia was on time, followed instructions and was super sweet with my cats. I enjoyed seeing the daily updates. Definitely would book again!
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