Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm 22 and I currently live in Leiden.
I speak both Dutch and English fluently and I’m a huge pet person!
I've grown up with cats my entire life and currently have 3. They are my best friends and make me feel happier and more relaxed than any meditation app or yoga class ever has! I began babysitting for children 4 years ago, many of these jobs also included looking after pets and walking dogs before picking up the kids. I loved this aspect of babysitting, and it made the whole experience very rewarding, which fueled me to start accepting more pet sitting and dog walking jobs for the years to come. I started volunteering at Dieren Asiel Stevenshage in 2014 where I learnt how properly administer medication to pets and all the tips and tricks I use daily for my kitties and other animals.
One of my cats, Tinytoes, was diagnosed with epilepsy 2 years ago and has medication twice a day and another, Scrapy, has dietary needs so need close monitoring and hypoallergenic food. I have pet sat and walked many animals over the years of my working, so, I have good experience! I'm a very gentle and kind person who will treat any animal as if they were my own and always put their well-being over anything else. I am currently studying for my bachelor's degree in Psychology and have a flexible schedule. Over my years of working with animals I've enjoyed looking after every single one, I'm happy to petsit, play, walk, socialize any furry or non-furry friend who needs company! If you have any questions or special requests I'd gladly hear from you!
(Feel free to contact in Dutch too!)
Really happy that I had Rachel take care of my cats whilst I was away! They seemed to love her and she sent photo updates every day so I didn't need to worry!
My old dog felt at ease with Rachel from the start and she asked all the right questions about his health and care needs. Wonderful to feel reassured that my dog was in safe hands
- Giving Medication (multiple times a day)
- Following strict pet diets
- Good socializing techniques for scared pets
- Common dog walking skills
- Very responsible, reliable and caring!
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