Put your mind at ease! I am a lifelong animal lover with lots of pet care experience. I have had cats and dogs for as long as I can remember. I have always struggled with feeling comfortable leaving my pets when I go on vacation. It is special when you can find someone that makes you feel confident that you can go away and not worry about your beloved pets. I can do that for you!
I am insured and bonded through PROfur - Insurance for Pet Care Professionals! I am a very detail-oriented person who can follow your instructions and go above and beyond your requirements. I will care for your pets as if they are my own.
I am retired and my husband works mostly from home. We share our home with a Border Terrier named Murray and 2 lovely tabby cats named Lyra and Clover. Since I retired 7 years ago, I have been volunteering at the Ottawa Humane Society in a variety of programs: dog walking, Brightening Lives (a visitation program for seniors) and PAL (Pet Adoption Location). In addition, I have some experience fostering cats for the Ottawa Humane Society. The experience I gained through fostering vulnerable, young cats really added to my cat skills and knowledge.
Home Visits: Cat Sitting - I have a lot of experience with shy cats and understand that they require patience and understanding in establishing trust with them. I will spend a minimum of 30 minutes with your cat feeding, changing water, scooping cat litter and playing and/or cuddling with them. I will care for 2 cats in the same home for the visit price ($21). I can also bring in your mail, water your plants and do a security check on your house if you are away and require it.
Home Visits: Doggy Potty Breaks - Does your dog need a potty break midday and some company. I can visit your dog in the middle of your work day to help the day go easier for the both of you. I can take them out for a brief walk, play fetch with them in the yard, give them a brush or cuddle. Want me to do a little basic obedience training with them? I can do that too! ($21 for 30 minutes of service)
Home Visits: House Sitting - If you don't have a pet, but require a house sitter to keep in compliance with your home insurance policy, I can provide a daily check in which includes: bringing in your mail, taking out your garbage bins (and returning them), watering your plants (indoors and outdoors), checking on timers and checking all windows and doors. ($21 for 30 minutes of service).
Whether you are going away for business or vacation or your pet needs a midday potty break, let me take your worry away and take care of your precious pets!
Areas covered: K1Y, K1Z, K2A, K1R, K2C, K1S (west of canal), K2B (east of Woodroffe), K2E (north of Viewmount), K2P (if parking spot available)
****Please note that for first time clients, I require a minimum booking of 2 visits/walks for the first booking.
Deb recently watched my cat while I was away for 2 weeks. She was very nice and sent me daily updates which was greatly appreciated. I would recommend her to everyone!
Deb was amazing as a pet sitter. She took amazing care of my cat and provided photos everyday. I felt like she really cared about animals. I particularly liked that she came by everyday at around the same time which provided structure for the visits.
I have participated in many dog training classes and attended seminars on fostering cats. I have experience administering medication to dogs and cats.
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