Jacqueline H.|Berkeley, CA
4 yrs exp
Pet-Care Or House Sitting
For the past 4 years, I have been caring for pets while house-sitting. I have watched peoples' homes from 5-14 days at a time, including caring for their animals.
Most recently I have cared for two dogs, a Malamute-Husky mix and a Collie mix, who needed lots of exercise and care. Both dogs were rescues, so it took some time for the dogs to feel comfortable with me as their primary caregiver when the owners were away. I would stay over at the home and feed the dogs, morning and night. I would also exercise the dogs, twice daily. Occasionally, when the owners were home but very busy, I would go over mid-day, to exercise and let the dogs out.
I have watched another person's home while caring for 3 dogs, a Newfoundland, a Flatcoat Retriever, and a Mini-Poodle. These three dogs required less exercise, but I would still walk them each day and feed them, morning and night. I also stayed the night at this home.
I am comfortable watching any type of dog or cat. I do not have much experience with other types of animals, but am always willing to try caring for new pets. I can help during the week, if you just need someone to let animals out for exercise or I am comfortable, staying in the home while you are away.