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Allan C.

Full-Time pet sitter , Phoenix, AZ
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hourly rate
$ 15 - 25
experience
10+ yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 15 mi
Non-smoker
PSA Member & insured

Meet Allan

I'm Allan, and have owned a pet-sitting business for the last 6 years. Before that (5 years), I was employed by a very large and successful local pet sitting company. This is where I truly learned the importance of getting myself into a comfort zone, which is so important for the animals in my care. I have worked very hard to build up a truly great reputation, as someone who can work with an animal for a short period, to bring a certain calm into the household.

After 25 years working as a professional Glass Artist, I felt that it was time to redirect my passions...
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I'm Allan, and have owned a pet-sitting business for the last 6 years. Before that (5 years), I was employed by a very large and successful local pet sitting company. This is where I truly learned the importance of getting myself into a comfort zone, which is so important for the animals in my care. I have worked very hard to build up a truly great reputation, as someone who can work with an animal for a short period, to bring a certain calm into the household.

After 25 years working as a professional Glass Artist, I felt that it was time to redirect my passions towards a different field. About the same time, I had just adopted my third wonderful Greyhound and began volunteering my services at a local Greyhound Rescue/Adoption Group, where I later became a Vice-President, as well as the Adoption Coordinator. I began to think that with my love of animals, and the ease in which I seem to communicate with them, pet care just might be a large part of my immediate future as well. I absolutely love what I do, and that love stretches to all animals as well. They are all amazing in their own way. I feel that I am able to give pets a chance to communicate their needs and desires to me through careful observation and patience. All animals have the same basic desires, and it is our job to allow them to fulfill those needs in a form of communication. I seem to have a knack at listening to them and regard their actions carefully. No, I don't hear voices! I merely listen and observe. Along with my apparent gentle touch, and a voice that animals seem to find comforting, everyone shares the rewards. We all take on a very low-key approach to animal handling, but, when all is said and done, we know the importance of projecting the fact that we are the true leaders. Animals, especially dogs seem to take comfort in having a true leader among them. By and large, most dogs do not want to take on that role.

On occasion, I still get calls from my former employer, when they find themselves short handed or in need of someone who often works with anxious animals (me). They know that many of these animals are in need of a very patient person to help them get to a better comfort level. I love filling that role, and will gladly supply you with a multitude of references (all with phone numbers).

Finding a Pet Sitter is a very important process, and finding the right match makes the job that much more daunting. Please give me the opportunity to speak with you!
Work History
Pet Sitter - Anita C. family
Jan. 2014 - present
Pet Sitter - Clive S. family
Jan. 2014 - present
Pet Sitter - Ricki H. family
Jan. 2014 - present

Verifications

Has Worked for - 3 Families
Connections - 8 connections
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Email address - Verified
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Premier
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Payment Preferences

Cash
Personal Check

Skills & Experience

Professional Skills

PSA Member & insured
Bonded and Insured

Experience

Provides services for - Dogs
Provides services for - Cats
Provides services for - Birds
Provides services for - Fish
Provides services for - Amphibians
Provides services for - Mammals
Services
Pet Sitting/walking
Daily Feeding
Administration of Medicine
Pet Transportation
Overnight Sitting
Dog Training
House Sitting
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval
Watering Plants

Education

Arizona State University, Empire Ste College, SUNY College Of NY
SUNY Empire State College
Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
I am a member of Pet Sitters Associates, United Pet Sitters, and Vice President of a greyhound adoption group.
Languages
English

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 4 Reviews
Punctuality
Dependability
Reliable Transportation
Accurate Calendar
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Anita C. says:
Allan is very reliable and loves your pets. He has a gentle demeanor that relaxes your pet when you are away. I can recommend him without reservations. He has sat my 4 dogs for many years and for days at a time and they are always excited to see him and sad when he goes.
Posted: 03:41 PM, Jan 20, 2014 | Relationship: Allan worked for Anita
Allan C. responds:
Hi Anita, thanks for the kind words. Keep in touch! Tell me about the pups, and yourself, too!
Clive S. says:
I love this caregiver
Posted: 12:21 PM, Jan 20, 2014 | Relationship: Allan worked for Clive
Allan C. responds:
Hi Clive, thanks so much for the kind words, and thanks to Senna for telling you just how nice our visits are. She is one sweet bird, and so funny!
Ricki H. says:
He's a natural with any pets and animals and has boundless patience in the caring and training of them. Trains and cares for them with love.
Posted: 06:16 AM, Jan 20, 2014 | Relationship: Allan worked for Ricki
Allan C. responds:
Thanks Ricki, I'll be there on Saturday, can't wait to see the pups, kitty, and the rest of the crew, too numerous to mention by name.
Bob H. says:
Allan definitely has a bond with our greyhound "Qamar" - we couldn't ask for a kinder or more considerate caregiver.
Posted: 01:40 PM, Mar 01, 2013 | Relationship: Allan worked for Bob

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Availability

As of 01/01/14 to 06/30/14
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Early Morning6am-9am
Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Allan is available for: Full-Time
Allan is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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