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.
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. The cost of this service would be the same as a home visit for a pet ($21 for 30 minutes of service).
Doggy Potty Breaks- Book a home visit and I can come and let your dog out to potty and take him for a short walk, play or cuddle with them. (30 minutes).
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 is a great sitter, and I would highly recommend her. Great communication, very well prepared, overall a great job.
Deb did a great job of taking care of our cat Luna while we were away for a long weekend. Luna was sad to be alone and would not eat so Deb hand fed her and played and cuddled to get Luna take more interested. She checked in with us to see what else could be done and sent updates and photos to keep us in the loop. We really appreciated being able to count on Deb to take good care of our kitty.
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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