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Deirdre M.

Part-Time pet sitter , Austin, TX
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hourly rate
$ 15 - 25
experience
10+ yrs
Willing to travel 10 mi
Non-smoker

Meet Deirdre

I have cared for pets all my life: dogs, cats, fish, small animals, birds and horses. I managed a locally owned pet store in the old Hancock Center for 10 years and chain pet store for a year. I have a degree in Biology and I have a great relationship with my vet. Currently, I own one 11-year-old half Siamese and recently adopted a now 1-year-old cat last year. I also help care for a young cat whose student owner has an allergic roommate; all are indoor cats. Animals have been a focus of mine all my life and I would love to care for yours when needed. I live in Hyde... more
I have cared for pets all my life: dogs, cats, fish, small animals, birds and horses. I managed a locally owned pet store in the old Hancock Center for 10 years and chain pet store for a year. I have a degree in Biology and I have a great relationship with my vet. Currently, I own one 11-year-old half Siamese and recently adopted a now 1-year-old cat last year. I also help care for a young cat whose student owner has an allergic roommate; all are indoor cats. Animals have been a focus of mine all my life and I would love to care for yours when needed. I live in Hyde Park, just north of The University of Texas. I retired 3 years ago and am now actively pursuing volunteering. I have lived in Austin for a very long time and look forward to hearing from animal owners who need some active and caring pet walking/sitting.

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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 - Exotic Pets
Services
Pet Sitting/walking
Daily Feeding
Administration of Medicine
House Sitting
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval
Watering Plants

Education

University Of Texas, Austin
Graduate Degree in Marketing and Management
Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
- I have a certificate in fish diseases and management. - I have a graduate degree.
Languages
English

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 3 Reviews
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Audrey G. says:
We had to leave town spur of the moment and used Deirdre for the first time to watch our dog. She exceeded our expectations by sending us email updates while we were away and spending time building a connection with our dog. We will continue to use her and feel confident in her dedication to facilitating a comfortable experience for pets while owners are away.
Posted: 12:37 AM, Aug 10, 2012 | Relationship: Deirdre worked for Audrey
Linda M. says:
I am new to Austin, and I wanted someone experienced to come into my home to take care of my dogs and parrot. I want someone who really knows what they are doing, and truly cares about my animals. Deirdre is that person. She has done a wonderful job with my animals, and you can tell when they see her that they like her. You can't fool animals. I would certainly recommend her.

Linda M.
Posted: 06:01 PM, Jun 12, 2012 | Relationship: Deirdre worked for Linda
Carey L. says:
So far, Deirdre has kept my 12 year old, 18 lb. poodle (in her home) twice for a total of 4 nights. He came home without the "kennel anxiety" he always did when I left him at a commercial kennel. He was right back on his regular schedule the next day.
Deirdre took him for walks every 2-3 hours and he visited neighborhood playgrounds and got to spend a lot of time outdoors. She even took him outside at 3:30am...
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Posted: 09:54 PM, Sep 25, 2011 | Relationship: Deirdre worked for Carey
Deirdre M. responds:
Thanks, Rey. Buddy is a nice dog and wasn't stressed at all on his 2nd visit. He had it all figured out by then. Though he missed you, I actually think he enjoyed his visit. Deirdre

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As of 04/18/14 to 06/30/14
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Early Morning6am-9am
Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Deirdre is available for: Part-Time
Deirdre is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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