Dit ben ik, Hellen (37 jaar), een grote dierenvriend. Ik had vroeger dwergkonijnen, russische dwerghamsters, gras- en valkparkieten gehad. Helaas nooit een hond, omdat mijn moeder niet van ze hield. En een kat kon ook niet, omdat ik zelf een kattenallergie heb. Zelf wil ik nog altijd graag een hond. Alleen wegens omstandigheden is dit niet mogelijk. Ik pas op de katten op van mijn buren als zij op vakantie zijn en heb zelf twee valkparkieten Monty en Cheeto. In het verleden heb ik ook op honden gepast van vrienden door ze uit te laten en te eten te geven. Graag pas ik ook voor jullie lieverds op mocht het een knaagdier, papegaai/parkiet, kat of hond zijn. Ik vind ze allemaal leuk en vind het leuk, om mijn tijd met ze door te brengen.
Ik vind het fijn om eerst kennis te maken met jullie en jullie gezin en dier(en), zodat wij samen kunnen beoordelen of wij een goede match voor elkaar zijn. Dan kunnen we ook jullie wensen doornemen hoe jullie graag jullie lieverds door mij verzorgd willen hebben.
Ik doe dit zelf uit liefde voor de dieren en omdat ik weet dat mensen graag iemand willen hebben, die ze kunnen vertrouwen en hun dieren met liefde verzorgt alsof ze hun eigen huisdieren waren.
Ik hoor van jullie!
Hello hello everyone,
I'm Hellen (37 years) and live in Rotterdam Blijdorp with my husband Ruben (38 years) and our two cockatiels Monty and Cheeto (3 years). I have been pet sitting in the past during my time as a student for friends who owned an Old English Mastiff. I also used to take care of a Belgian shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier. I care also for cats such as Maine Coons or mixed breeds that came from the shelter. Unfortunately, due to my cat allergy I cannot sit cats in our own home but instead I do go to the owner's home to take care of their kittens. Whenever my neighbors are on vacations I take care of their cats as well. I do spend my time with them by feeding, brushing, and playing with them (and of course cleaning after them 😉). Just to build some sort of connection while I'm with them and to see their trust building towards me.
I also sit cockatiels and have been taking care of several in the past (up to 7 including my own).
I used to own parakeets, cockatiels, bunnies and hamsters in my childhood but never cats and dogs because my mother was not into them. I still would like to have a dog (cat I can't have because of my allergy) but due to several circumstances we can't. So instead I like to become a petsitter for others. I actually am a weekly dog sitter already for 3 dogs (1 mixed breed bull terrier called Alba, 1 mixed breed shitzu-cocker spaniel called Oscar, 1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Bella). On occasion I also sit for 1 mixed breed Dachshund-Poodle called Rocco. My little pack I call 'My little Musketeers' because they're so cute and funny when being together out on a walk 🙂😍. It's fun to watch them interact together and having a good time together as well as to observe how well they get along. Generally, when I'm with my musketeers I treat them like my own and it makes me happy every time when they come to me by their own free will to hang around with me or to get some cuddles 😁.
Dogs I have for daycare I generally try to assess by their level of energy how much exercise they'll be needing. So most of the time I take long walks in the afternoon between 1-3 hours depending on how much they need it and whether they're capable to go for that long. For dogs at a young age I go on shorter walks. The walks in the mornings and evenings I make it 30-60 minutes, also depending on the dog how much he or she needs.
Depending on the dog I also go out by bike with them or longboarding. Sometimes during my walks with the dogs in the forest I run together with them to establish a bond. But most of all I love their faces brightening up during a run 'together'. Because here I can see how much fun they have doing it. That's for me proof that they like being together with me and that they're having 'fun' 🙂.
I do my best to accommodate the needs of the owners and try to keep up the routine their pets are used to. So whenever I get a new request for pet sitting irrespective of a dog or a cat or parrot or any other type of animal I do discuss the needs and routines of the pets and what they're allowed and not allowed to do. I also find it important to meet personally with the owners and their pets to see whether there is a match between us.
I do provide pictures and small video clips of the day I spent with the pets as I find this important for the owner to know that their pets are in good hands. I have pets of my own so I understand how important this can be for pet owners to be provided by with pics and movies of their pets.
I do love what I'm doing here and I do hope I was able to bring it over a bit. Hopefully, you got a good picture of me of who I am and my musketeers and I look forward to meeting you and your sweet pet 🙂.
Our puppy went back to Hellen again and spent 3 nights at Hellen's cozy home.
Everything went great, he met couple of other lovely puppies and had a lot of walks in the park and around.
We were updated with many photos and videos. Our puppy definitely enjoyed his stay with Hellen, and he is very fond of Hellen's husband as well :D
Hellen was very kind and considerate with my dog, but also transparent and communicative with me while he was with her. I would highly recommended her as a dog sitter.
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