I love ALL pets and animals with my entire soul and I will definitely treat your beloved companion like family. I've been working primarily as a dog-sitter, dog-walker and cat-sitter for the past five years (for a while, even, as a dog au pair!!). Before that, I was a deeply devoted dog- and cat-owner myself. I started pet-sitting and dog walking after my best (fluffy) friend, Alice, passed away. Now it's how I get my pet fix! I LOVE my job and I love that it gives me the opportunity to care for dogs, cats and vertebrates of all kinds. I'm currently available full-time for pet-care bookings!
I have a love of hiking, so wherever possible, I like to take dogs out into any natural area - like the beach, large parks, lakes, rivers and creeks - for long walks. I will gladly accept the challenge of a high-energy pup! (Really! Dogs make me so happy.) And if your dog likes to snuggle instead, bring on the fur!! :)
I've had cats all my life and frequently care for them as a pet-sitter. I have a great deal of appreciation for the level of care that goes in to caring for a cat and making sure they are happy while their parents are away; I will gladly play and cuddle all day with your furry feline friends!
Over the past few years, I've gained a significant amount of experience caring for my clients' more exotic animal companions, including birds (chickens and parrots), fish and reptiles (iguanas, geckos and chameleons).
Kat was a great find. We are very protective of our little Maltese shitzu Gucci. He’s a nervous little man after being attacked by a large dog so have to handle gently. We found Kat very patient , gentle a very loving towards Gucci. Took him for the walks as asked. She took everything on board with our requests. Came home to a happy dog and clean house. Highly recommended Kat for your pet sitter
Kat is an absolute gem!! Communication right from the beginning was always prompt, we met prior to the housesit to run through things and I immediately felt comfortable leaving my 2 dogs & 2 cats in her care. Throughout the sit she sent photos and updates of how things were going which was a lovely personalised touch and reassuring to see they were all happy and ok. I came home to the house exactly as I would leave it myself. I can't recommend her highly enough - thank you so much Kat!
My love for animals has driven me to study Ecology, Evolution and Behavior in university and I've gained a lot of scientific insight on pet behavior and proper care.
My dog was a medium-sized Sheltie mix, so I'm very familiar with caring for high-energy canines. Alice was a rescue, and she also had a congenital heart disorder, so I spent many years ensuring she got her pills on time every day and otherwise caring for her special needs; I learned canine CPR for her as well. As she aged, she developed joint issues and became generally low-energy, so I have plenty of experience in caring for senior dogs and those who otherwise have limited mobility.
I love dogs who want to cuddle all day too! (I never mind being covered head-to-toe in fur!) I have experience caring for both large and small dogs and tending to breed-specific needs. (Also, I'll always have a soft spot for fluffy working-breed dogs!!)
I also have experience administering oral and injected medication to cats.
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