My name is Jasmine. I have owned and cared for animals my entire life, and have a long-standing passion and empathy towards all species, particularly domestic cats and dogs. At home I care for my two cats, a Bengal she-cat and a tabby tom. I also have a Japanese Spitz and Labrador-Staffy cross that currently live with my parents. Until recently I also had a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and have previously looked after rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and fish, so I have a plenty of ongoing experience caring for domestic pets of all species, temperments and breeds.
Pet sitting and dog walking are jobs I have been doing on a regular basis since I was young and have continued to do even now. My aim is to get to know the animal in my care, to better understand its needs and build a mutual trust that I believe should always be present between pet and carer. In doing so it helps to lessen the stress put on the animal when its owners are away, particularly in a new environment. I do my best to give each pet plenty of attention without overwhelming it, and to provide it with all its necessities in accordance with the animals' species and individual personality. As well as pet sitting, I offer my services as a dog walker to any owners who would like for their canine companions to be exercised in their absence.
My apartment has wide indoor spaces that are perfect for playing and a small outdoor area attached to the front of my building. Whilst my own pets are calm and friendly by nature majority of the time, they have a tendency to get wound up especially when the sun goes down and it's time for dinner, so for your pet's comfort and security I only offer services at my own home during the day time. I am available for pet sitting services at owners' houses both night and day.
Jasmine is a competent, calm and attentive pet sitter. I felt very comfortable leaving my older cat Maddie in Jasmine's care while we were away over the weekend. Jasmine seems to really understand the special nature of cats, although I'm sure she would be wonderful with any type of pet! Communication was easy and prompt. I also really appreciated the detailed text messages and photos that Jasmine sent to us while we were away. She is very observant and and attentive - this was evident in the text messages she sent which were not generic at all and reassured me that Maddie was in safe hands. Would definitely recommend Jasmine as a pet sitter and plan on booking her again next time we go away.
Jasmine is very quick to respond to enquiries and other communications. She is also prompt and excellent at maintaining appointments, feeding times etc.
We had two cats for Jasmine to look after (by way of visits to my house). I was particularly pleased with how well she looked after my crotchety cat who has a few chronic problems requiring medication. Jasmine was able to give needles and administer pills, which was a great relief as it is hard to get people to look after a less-than-well old cat!
I appreciated the reports on how things went each time she visited my cats - Jasmine is very attentive and diligent which provides a real peace of mind. I was initially quite unsure about getting a new person to look after the cats, but I am really happy I found Jasmine because she did such a great job.
I am currently completing my Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies and have work experience at various veterinary clinics and grooming salons, so I have picked up a range of skills such as basic grooming, training and administration of medication, as well as handling and interpretation of animal behaviour.
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