I am a high school English teacher and passionate animal-loving Vegan. I have loved animals my whole life, and started petsitting because I was renting an apartment in a pet-free building and I needed my furry cuddle fix. Now, I continue to petsit because I love hanging out with all my furry pals in my neighbourhood.
I do not have a car and must plan my visits around my full time teaching schedule, so please understand if I need to decline a booking due to distance. You can help me answer you quickly by sharing your cross streets or postal code with me in your enquiry message.
I grew up with pets from a very young age, and not just cats and dogs! I have been a proud mom to hamsters, guinea pigs and rats, as well as an auntie to a few lizards. In my teens, I earned my horseback riding lessons by working as a stablehand, including grooming, training, and mucking our stalls; so you can rest assured that your pets’ bathroom messes won’t phase me. As a lifelong lover of all animals, I can promise you affectionate, doting care for your little family members while you are out of town. I would be especially excited to care for your hedgehogs, rabbits and pigs- all animals I adore but have never had as part of my family. I am also very comfortable with the idea of caring for less conventional animal friends, such as birds and reptiles. I don’t have as much personal experience with this, but I love all kinds of animals and I follow instructions well. However, please note that due to my vegan beliefs I am not comfortable feeding live animals to your exotic pets.
You can be confident in your pet’s care as I have been petsitting with Pawshake for over 3 years with an excellent track record and many repeat bookings. I will come to your home and ensure your pets have everything they need to be safe and comfortable, plus ample play and cuddle time.
unless I can tell your pet would prefer to be left alone.
I’m very comfortable giving prescribed medications to pets - I have lots of experience with this with my own fur babies and Pawshake pets.
You can be certain that I will leave your home safe and tidy, and that I will respect your privacy. I’m happy to work with all kinds of families and individuals - I just want to love your pets!
This is the second time we used Shannon's services, and she is probably the only cat sitter we'll trust with our kitty. She helped us look after our kitty during the infamous BC heatwave. We were quite worried for the kitty because of the heat, but Shannon made sure he was cool by putting ice in his water fountain, opening the patio doors to let the cooler air in at night, and turning on all the fans. Shannon got our timid kitty to trust her and play with her, and even managed to carry him *without* being scratched (something that one of us hasn't succeeded in doing yet). She developed an amazing bond with our kitty within a short period and showed him much love and care. As much as we hate leaving our kitty at home when we need to travel, having Shannon look after him puts our minds at ease completely, and we know the kitty will be safe and in great hands. Thank you, Shannon!
Very happy with the care and all updates on our kitten; thank you Shannon!
I’m a high school teacher and with that comes an inherent clear criminal record check.
In my teens, I worked as a stable hand and have experience grooming and training horses and mucking out stalls. Nothing grosses me out any more!
I have also had lots of practice giving prescribed medications to hamsters, cats, and dogs.
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