I love 🐈s & 🐶s and since at the moment I can’t have my own, I’m loving the opportunity to take care of other people’s pets from time to time.
I am originally from Romania and have been living in the Netherlands for over 10 years. In Romania I had a labrador for 12 years. Also in the past few years I hosted an adult labradoodle female for a few months in total (owned by my boyfriend's sister) and other breeds of various sizes and temperaments on pawshake.
I’m also open to cat sitting or home visits and I’ve had cats while I was growing up.
For cat or dog boarding I am open to 1 or 2 nights for pets that I haven’t taken care of in my home previously, before committing to longer periods of boarding.
My apartment is located on a quiet street in de Pijp. I live on the first floor and have a wide staircase so it’s easy to climb the stairs.
I have green spaces right in front of the house and the Beatrixpark is within 10 minutes of walking distance.
At the moment and for the next months until the end of the year, I am working from home on all week days, so I'd be able to take the dog staying with me for a long walk in the Beatrix park during lunchtime or evening and a few short walks in the neighborhood de Pijp / Rivierenbuurt during the day.
My boyfriend, who is Dutch, also joins the walks regularly and helps me take care of furry guests :) He's experienced with dogs, cats and guinea pigs and generally loves animals.
We are both working professionals in our early 30s and work full time for international companies. We are reliable and would take care of your dog or cat as we would our own.
Irina is an amazing person and dogsitter. Even her voice is calming and gives you a nice feeling , imagine how it is for the dogs.
We have 2 teckel/daschund puppies (8 months, however they are not living together daily) which stayed at her place during the past weekend. She gave me updates any moment of the day, even immediately after we left from her place and described in detail what they did after our departure.
She asked us different questions before the booking confirmation and also when we left them at her place. As they are puppies, unfortunately they did some things which shouldn't be done in the house, but she acknowledged that this might happen sometimes.
For us, it was great that she is Romanian as well, so the dogs would easily understand her.
When we went back to take them, I was very surprised to see how well they bonded with Irina and her boyfriend, as they would go to them for cuddles and rubs. This is something it doesn't happen usually, as they are quite shy and reserved when it comes to strangers or even with some of our friends whom they see once a week/2 weeks.
Therefore , I strongly recommend Irina to anyone who wants a loving ,calm and thoughtful dogsitter !
P.S : We hope that she will take them again in the future , against the little unpleasanties.
Irina took wonderful care of my cat, and sent regular updates to let me know how things were going. Thank you, I will definitely rebook!
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