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Cindy K.

Full-Time pet sitter , Houston, TX
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hourly rate
$ 10 - 40
experience
10+ yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 15 mi
Non-smoker

Meet Cindy

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Pets are my passion. To me, pet sitting is not a job, it's a joy. I was farm raised and have loved animals all my life. I have had many animal companions including cats, dogs, horses, pigs, lambs, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, gerbils, hamsters, lizards, turtles, fish, and even a 5 1/2' boa constrictor named Velvet (when I was much younger). Right now, I share my home with cats and turtles. In the last 12 years, I have done pet sitting for friends, neighbors, and friends of friends and neighbors. I can administer first aid...
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Thanks so much for reviewing my profile.

Pets are my passion. To me, pet sitting is not a job, it's a joy. I was farm raised and have loved animals all my life. I have had many animal companions including cats, dogs, horses, pigs, lambs, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, gerbils, hamsters, lizards, turtles, fish, and even a 5 1/2' boa constrictor named Velvet (when I was much younger). Right now, I share my home with cats and turtles. In the last 12 years, I have done pet sitting for friends, neighbors, and friends of friends and neighbors. I can administer first aid and medication, including subcutaneous fluids if necessary. I have certificate in basic feline massage and would like to take other classes in the near future. I will also brush, trim claws, and clean ears. I will bring in your mail, water and re-pot plants, pull weeds, skim the pool, put out the trash, etc.

Right now my service area includes the following zip codes: 77008, 77018, 77024, 77040, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77070, 77079, 77080, 77084, 77086, 77088, 77091, 77092 and 77095. If your zip code is not listed and you are within 15 miles I will be happy to add your zip code to the list.
Work History
Pet Sitter - Sarah B. family
Apr. 2014 - present
Pet Sitter - Lynn H. family
Jan. 2014 - present
Pet Sitter - Maggie A. family
Sep. 2013 - present

Verifications

Has Worked for - 6 Families
Connections - 6 connections
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Preferred
available on request
Preferred+
available on request
Premier
available on request

Payment Preferences

Cash
Direct Deposit
Personal Check
Cindy is willing to have taxes withheld.

Skills & Experience

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
Provides services for - Horses
Provides services for - Farm Animals
Services
Pet Sitting/walking
Daily Feeding
Administration of Medicine
Overnight Sitting
Grooming
House Sitting
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval
Watering Plants

Education

Clark Technical College
Associate's in Ag-Business
Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
Certification for completing Basic Feline Massage class. When I was younger, I managed a pet department in a large department store. We carried fish, small mammals, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and an occasional tarantula. I am not partial to spiders!
Languages
English

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 12 Reviews
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Maggie A. says:
Cindy goes above and beyond as my pet care provider and is a truly wonderful person with a passion for animals. Her kindness is reflected in the way she treats me as a client with respect for my home and animals. My dogs love her and are so much happier since she started her afternoon visits while we are at work. I would recommend Cindy to anyone with a top notch rating. I'm so glad I found her! You would be... More
Posted: 12:23 PM, Sep 18, 2013 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Maggie
Cindy K. responds:
Thank you so much Maggie for your kind words! It really makes me feel good to hear you say your dogs are happier since I've been seeing them. I love taking B and Tundra for their walks and hope I can be there for them for a long time to come. They are pretty special dogs! Thanks again, Cindy
Debbie K. says:
I love this caregiver
Posted: 03:57 PM, Jun 20, 2013
Cindy K. responds:
Thank you Debbie! I hope I can be of assistance to you in the near future. Thanks again, Cindy
Joe H. says:
Cindy is doing an awesome job with 4 month old lab. He is a handful. She is very sincere and really cares when it comes to taking care of Harry. I would recommend her to my friends.
Posted: 07:41 PM, May 09, 2013 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Joe
Cindy K. responds:
Joe, thank you so much for the nice review! Harry is definitely a handful. He is like a little bull in a china shop, but he is so much fun, too. I love his dark chocolate brown color. He is a very handsome boy! Thank you for your business and allowing me to care for Harry. Thanks again, Cindy
Cristina C. says:
Cindy went above and beyond taking care of our two puppies! I would definitely recommend her to any of our friends!
Posted: 04:41 PM, Mar 18, 2013 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Cristina
Cindy K. responds:
Thanks so much Cristina for such a positive review. I really enjoyed taking care of Sofia and Antheia. It is so much fun watching those two play together. I'll be happy to keep the girls company any time. Thank again! Cindy K.
Ronald R. says:
Cindy came into the tough situation of handling our two cute but young (six months old), undisciplined and mischievous puppies. She was immediately able to bond with them despite their usual aversion to strangers. We have trusted her completely with access to our home and she has proven worthy of that trust. Cindy is competent and pleasant to be around and I would highly recommend her.

Ron R.
Posted: 04:04 PM, Jan 24, 2013 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Ronald
Cindy K. responds:
Thanks so much Ron and Kay for the nice review and kind words. I am missing my visits with Missy and Max since they are now in doggie boot camp. By the time I see them again, I imagine that they will look a little less like puppies and will have grown a few inches. I can't wait until they graduate and I can take care of them again. They are very sweet pups.

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Lisa M. says:
Cindy walks my dog daily while my husband and I are at work. She is great with our dog. She sends text messages or writes messages if she notices anything out of the ordinary with my dog. I completely trust Cindy with my dog and I think she is an amazing dog walker. I will happily recommend her to others!
Posted: 09:31 PM, Oct 28, 2012 | Relationship: Lisa knows Cindy
Cindy K. responds:
Thank you so much Lisa! Your Ms. Becky is such a sweet girl. I really enjoy taking her for walks in the wooded, designated pet area at your complex. Those walks are as good for me as they are for her. I was giving her an occasional rub-down after her walks, but NOW SHE EXPECTS IT and LETS ME KNOW IT! LOL! I am happy to be of service. Thanks again for your business and letting me care for Sweet Becky!

Sincerely,

Cind...
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Elizabeth G. says:
Cindy is very friendly with the dogs. They were very excited to meet with her. Our dogs seemed a lot happier when we got back from out of town than they usually do when we have to leave them behind. She was very responsive when I was searching for a pet sitter. We needed someone last minute and available to make time for us. We had a death in the family and needed someone close by with experience very quickly... More
Posted: 12:13 PM, Oct 22, 2012 | Relationship: Elizabeth knows Cindy
Cindy K. responds:
Thank you so much Liz! Your three little girls were a joy to take care of. It feels so good to know your pups were in good spirits when you returned, especially little Cheeto with her separation anxiety. I look forward to keeping them company again in the near future. Thanks for your business and letting me care for your sweet babies. Sincerely, Cindy
Heather S. says:
When I met Cindy, I knew I had found a winner. Cindy is a true natural with dogs; my dog (and every single dog we met when we went for a walk) loves Cindy.

Cindy is personable and professional, she listens carefully to your concerns. She takes her job seriously, and has a thorough list of questions for you, to ensure that she properly cares for your pet and your home.
Buddy is elderly (14 years), and I rarely...
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Posted: 05:10 PM, Sep 26, 2012 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Heather
Cindy K. responds:
Heather, thank you so much for your business and the wonderful review. Buddy is a fun little guy to hang out with and take for walks. He almost always knew exactly which way he wanted me to go for his walks. Other than the little stiffness after longer walks, you'd never know he's 14. I can't wait until he needs some company again. The hardest thing about this job is getting attached to the animals and then... More
Beverly L. says:
I hired Cindy from looking at Care.com. She lives very close to us. I found her extremely communicative, reliable, and friendly. The cats warmed up to her immediately. She spent time with the cats; meaning she didn't just drop in, feed them, empty boxes and leave. She stayed and petted them and reassured them. Not only did she take care of the pets, she brought in our mail, washed my towels on the bed that one... More
Posted: 04:33 PM, Sep 05, 2012 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Beverly
Cindy K. responds:
Beverly, thanks so much for the great review. It's always a little challenging learning kitty personalities, but it's amazing what a little feline massage will do to speed up that process. I loved taking care of Marco, Polo, Fuzz, and sweet Panz and I look forward to the next time they need some TLC while mom and dad are gone. Oh, and thanks again for the funny "Bad Kitty Petting Instructions".

I love pet...
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Inge V. says:
Cynthia took care of our bearded dragon, Rex, and cat, Katie during our three week vacation. It turned out they were in good hands with Cynthia!! We got regular updates via SMS including pictures. They were really well taken care of and you notice Cynthia puts her heart into it. Thanks so much. We will be working with her again for our next vacation.
Posted: 11:15 AM, Aug 19, 2012 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Inge
Cindy K. responds:
Hi Inge & Raymond, thank you so much for the nice review. I really enjoyed taking care of Katie and Rexy; I miss seeing them. While I had handled Bearded Dragons before, I had really never taken care of one. I tell everyone about Rex and if I had room for another pet of my own I would definitely consider getting a Beardie! I have a few more pictures I'll send to you for the boys to add to their vacation stories.

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Justin R. says:
Cindy does an amazing job taking care of my Siberian Husky Togo. She is very flexible in her schedule and I can always count on her to care for my pet. Great job Cindy and thanks again!
Posted: 11:56 AM, Aug 03, 2012 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Justin
Cindy K. responds:
Thank you so much Justin for the kind words. Togo is a joy, I love taking care of him! He is very smart and a very handsome boy. Once he gets out of that puppy stage he's going to be a great dog and super companion for you for years to come!!! I noticed today that he's grown in the last week and a half that I haven't seen him. Thanks again! Cindy
Richard C. says:
She did a great job taking care of my dog and loves cats too. Great job.

Richard
Posted: 11:42 PM, May 24, 2012 | Relationship: Cindy worked for Richard
Cindy K. responds:
Thanks so much Richard! The review finally showed up today. Hope you're having a great weekend! Cindy

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Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Cindy is available for: Full-Time
Cindy is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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