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Sophie

Experienced animal caretaker with background studies

Eindhoven
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30 min. wandeling
5 EUR voor elk extra dier
16 EUR
/wandeling
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Over Sophie

Hi there! If you're looking for someone to take care of your pets with love and a big sense of responsibility you've come across the right profile!

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Sophie and I come from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Back home I enrolled in the Veterinary Medicine career due to my love for animals but after two years, I had to drop off to be able to come to live in The Netherlands. My love and respect for animals is such that I try to live a lifestyle that doesn't involve their suffering, that's why I chose to become a vegetarian 🌱 (vegan in the making).

I’ve had contact with animals all my life, starting with my first pet when I was 5. He was called Pepi (see picture gallery), a cat we rescued from the street, and after him dozens of animals followed, from injured wild birds to horses. Animal caretaking is something it’s embedded in me since my early age and I’ve always enjoyed very dearly. Not only that, but I count with all these years of passion and experience in it.

📚Education

I finished up to year two of the career of Veterinary Medicine back in Buenos Aires.

I have completed a Veterinary Auxiliary course at the Centro Médico Escuela in Buenos Aires which gave me the knowledge to be able to assist your pet if an emergency were to arise, as well as being able to pinpoint if something out of the ordinary were happening.

I also count with an international certification from ACES which enables me to perform CPR on cats and dogs as well as providing first aid. The QR code of my diploma can be scanned for verification (see last picture in my gallery). This means that I have the skills to be able to assist your pet in case of a life threatening situation.

I've completed a course on Animal Behaviour given by the University of Wageningen, in which I learnt key contents regarding how animals act and interact with their fellow mates and their environment. I'm currently enrolled in the Animal Behaviour in Conservation course given by the same university.

And last but not least, in January I'll start an introductory course on Nutrition for Cats & Dogs as well as a course on Puppies and Dogs, Behaviour and Training, taught by a veterinarian from the University of Buenos Aires.

So, I’m not just an animal lover that enjoys pet sitting, I’m a person who has studied, and continues to do so, about animal care and handle.

👩🏻‍💻Experience

I have worked as a dog walker/sitter for 4 years in my hometown, having had more than 15 doggie clients and really good relationships and reviews from their owners, and I even still have contact with them nowadays. Even though I’m pretty new on this app I have a lot of experience taking care of animals. I've also worked as a pet groomer in several pet shops.

My love for animals takes no days off and I love to be able to help animals in need, wherever it is that I am. Their well-being is super important to me. Recently, while I was on holidays in Sicily, I came across a large group of stray feral cats. Since I met them, bringing them food every day became a key pit stop during my stay there (see picture 5).

💬 My services

I can provide home company for your little one, play time and some cuddle time of course, as well as going for walks if needed. Everything for your pet to feel at ease while you're away. I can administer shots as well as oral medication. Even though I’m not a professional in animal behaviour yet, I’m super interested in it and I know my ways around it. I speak Spanish, English, a bit of Dutch and a bit of Portuguese. I’m also a photographer so besides of excellent care for your little one you get also really nice pictures. I can take care of any animal, both big and small, and for sure they will be treated as my own. Animals are no different to family for me. I treat them with love and respect and see them as equal, sensitive beings.

Dogs 🐶

Regarding the service itself, I can provide home visits with a 30-45 minute walk to exercise your dog’s body and mind. If the weather is really bad we only do the basics of a hygienic walk so they can go for a potty break. Or I can also stay for that time in your house playing and keeping your dog company.

Cats 🐱

If you were to have a cat, a home visit would consist of me making sure they have food, water, a clean sand box every day and cuddles. I know cats love making use of clean sand boxes beyond anything. That is so, that a poor maintenance of the litter boxes can be responsible for behavioural problems (for example peeing in unwanted areas of the house). Last but absolutely not least, some play time and cuddles in order for them not to lack human contact and trying keep their routine as intact as possible. The visit's minimum length is of 35 minutes, but this will depend on if your cat feels comfortable interacting with me or not. I always give the animal the chance of choosing because I wouldn't force an interaction with an animal that doesn't feel at ease doing so.

Even though I'm still studying, I can do my best to asses with litter box issues (this also includes recommending types of sand, litter boxes and placements of them) and other behavioural problems your cat might be going through. I can also recommend different types of eating and water bowls based on what would be best for your cat.

If you were to have other pets we can plan a visit upon their needs 🐰🐓🐀. All pets are welcome!

What I kindly ask from pet owners is:

✅ If you don't mind leaving a review about what you thought about my pet sitting services, it would help me enormously. As a pet owner you probably want to know what past clients thought about my work, so I think future customers would love to read about your own experience.

✅ The passport at hand of every pet I'll look after and emergency numbers such as vets or an acquaintance/neighbour that I can reach in a case of an urgent situation. If you were to have an animal carrier it would also come in handy.

✅ Basic cleaning supplies such as wet wipes in order for me to clean anything you pet might make dirty.

✅ I'm super up for a meeting to get to know each other before the booking (pets included of course). I kindly ask that if the key of the house can't be provided upon the first meet up, that it's later on brought to me instead of me going again to pick it up.

✅ Because of a privacy policy, I want to be notified if there are cameras in the house and if they record with sound.

✅ If I'm going to be contacted via a messaging apps, I ask if you can please consider the times to do so and avoid sending me messages in the evening. Messages sent out of office hours (between 08am and 18pm) will be answered the following day. Thanks!

✅ If you were to return home sooner than expected, I would like to get notified with a clear message. I will go to your place until the last day of the reservation, so please let me know if you're home before the booking has ended. Plans can change unexpectedly, that's why communication is key. I don't want to intrude in your home if you're there and also I get really startled when I find someone unexpected inside.

✅ If it were possible, I'd rather if someone from your inner circle could have a copy of the key to your house just in case. A copy could also be provided to me and I can keep it safe in my place until the end of the booking.

✅ In the case you would have to bring the key to my place and you'd like to do so hand in hand, ❌ please don't come unannounced❌. We can set a specific time and date for this, so please avoid just dropping by.

✅ Even though I don't mind keeping the main things from your house in order (collecting any mail that may arrive or watering your plants), cleaning it is not included in the pet sitting fee. Of course, I will clean after your pet if they throw up or if there are any potty incidents, but mopping or vacuuming the hair from your pet is not part of my main tasks. I can do that but for an extra fee.

✅ Every household has different sets of rules of do's and don'ts with their pets, so it's handy if I'm told beforehand what they are allowed and not allowed to do. For example, for some people playing on the couch is a big no and other's don't really mind. Same for letting the cat scratch the couch. If I'm not told the rules beforehand, I can't follow what you'd rather me to do.

⚠️ IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER ON MODIFICATIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY⚠️

If a booking has to be modified before its start, and Pawshake doesn't allow to do so, that booking can't be used for later in the month/year. Those modified days will be charged even if I'm asked not to come. This is because I save the dates/time slots for visits specially for the confirmed bookings, thus I'm forced to cancel new bookings if the day it's too full. Thanks for understanding.

Regarding the cancellation policy, I'm using Pawshake's guidelines of a moderate policy. This means that you'll get a full refund if you cancel more than 7 days before the booking, 50% refund if cancelled within 7 days.

➕Extras

While I look after your pet, I can also look after your house while you’re away. I can take the trash bins out on pick up days, collect mail in a safe spot for when you come home and even take care of your plants. This is also included in the pet sitting fee. I’m will also text you when I arrive to your home to say how I found everything when I got there. I understand that being far away from your pet is not easy at all, so I want to make sure you’ll have peace of mind while you’re away by having daily updates on how your little one is doing. And because of the fact that I’m a photographer I’d love to snap a pic of your little one and send it to you. I can also trim your pets nails if needed. This would be a typical house visit but if another service was needed it could always be discussed, just let me know!

✅Never run out of stock benefit

If you're worried that the amount of food or litter might run out, I have a solution for it! I offer clients the service of going to the supermarket/ pet store to buy any supplies that might run out for a small fee of €5. I'll buy whatever is in need, letting you know beforehand of course, and later sending you a money request aka Tikkie for it. I'll send you as well a picture of the receipt 🧾 so you can control the expenses made.

Diensten van Sophie

Bij jou thuis

Hondenuitlaatservice
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De oppas haalt je hond thuis op voor een fijne wandeling (30 min)
5 EUR voor elk extra dier
16 EUR
/wandeling
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Eén huisbezoek per dag
Boek een oppas die bij je thuis langskomt om je huisdier te voeren en verzorgen
16 EUR
/dag
Twee huisbezoeken per dag
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Je huisdier wordt twee keer per dag bezocht door de oppas.
29 EUR
/dag

Annulatiebeleid: Standaard

Volledige teruggave bij annulering voor 12:00u 's middags 7 dagenvóórdat de boeking start, daarna 50% teruggave.

Geen teruggave als de boeking is geannuleerd op of na de startdatum van de boeking.

Let op: alle tijden zijn gebaseerd op de tijdzone van de oppas.

Dagopvang voor honden en Hondenuitlaatservice hebbben altijd een flexibel annuleringsbeleid:

Volledige teruggave bij annulering vóór 12:00 uur 's middags de dag vóór de reservering start, 50% teruggave daarna..

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Jur, 2023-01-25

Excellent experience! Sophie took great care of my cat during and vacation, and he was super happy and healthy when I came back, would greatly recommend!

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Diana, 2023-01-23

Sophie was a great sitter for my two cats. She updated me daily about how the cats were doing and sent me videos of them playing and feeling comfortable around her. My cats are not very social, however, Sophie won their hearts really fast and they always looked relaxed and comfortable around her. I recommend Sophie as she is a great person and loves and cares for animals with a lot of passion and responsibility.

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I’ve had contact with animals all my life, starting with my first pet when I was 5. He was called Pepi, a cat we rescued from the street, and after him dozens of animals followed, from injured wild birds to horses. Animal caretaking is something it’s embedded in me since my early age and I’ve always enjoyed very dearly. Not only that, but I count with all these years of passion and experience in it. Later on, I completed a Veterinary Auxiliar course in my hometown and I’ve sat for the career of Veterinary Medicine until year 2. I count with an international certification from ACES which enables me to perform CPR on cats and dogs as well as first aids. The QR code of my diploma can be scanned for verification. I also have experience as a dog walker and caretaker for more than 3 years with lots of positive references. I had the key to the houses of the dogs I would walk and I would often take my care of their little ones at their own place while the owners were on vacation. I've also worked as a pet groomer in several pet shops and I can give medicine shots to your pet if needed.

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Sophie

Sophie

Experienced animal caretaker with background studies

Eindhoven
Hondenuitlaatservice
Hondenuitlaatservice
30 min. wandeling
5 EUR voor elk extra dier
16 EUR
/wandeling
Alle diensten en prijzen
Contacteer Sophie

Annulatiebeleid: Standaard

Volledige teruggave bij annulering voor 12:00u 's middags 7 dagenvóórdat de boeking start, daarna 50% teruggave.

Geen teruggave als de boeking is geannuleerd op of na de startdatum van de boeking.

Let op: alle tijden zijn gebaseerd op de tijdzone van de oppas.

Dagopvang voor honden en Hondenuitlaatservice hebbben altijd een flexibel annuleringsbeleid:

Volledige teruggave bij annulering vóór 12:00 uur 's middags de dag vóór de reservering start, 50% teruggave daarna..

Geen teruggave wanneer de boeking wordt geannuleerd on op of na de startdatum van de boeking.

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