As a daughter of a biologist I learned to love different animals and nature from a young age. l enjoy long walks, finding it calming but also interesting how different parts of nature change with each season. Having spent the first ten years of my life in a small village in Greece I have also always been surrounded with different types of animals. There, me and my family helped foster stray dogs and cats whilst even helping out with the care of a local donkey! At home we had dogs, but also guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and tortoises.
After that me and my family moved to the Netherlands where I've lived ever since. The fostering of animals wasn't possible anymore, but we contiued to enjoy the company of our own pets. As a teenager I got easily bored and started teaching our family dog (first picture) different tricks. I loved seeing that he was always eager to learn more, but that training also strenghtened our bond.
In 2018 I moved to Amsterdam for my studies and lived together with a cat for a while. Still, I missed the company of the different animals so I started taking care of cats and dogs on Pawshake. I loved noticing how even the most scared cats got used to me, greeting me with louder purrs as the time went by. I was also reminded how quickly puppies could turn from energised to falling asleep almost everywhere. From August 2022 I will be living in the beautiful Groningen and looking after pets again for the foreseeable future!
Fluent in both Dutch and English
Was super om Irini als oppas te hebben! De poezen zullen haar enorm missen
Irini was een geweldige oppas! Ze communiceerde snel en duidelijk, en tijdens de oppasperiode hield ze me op de hoogte met foto's en filmpjes. Ik zou haar van harte aanbevelen.
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