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Galatea

A Life Long Dog Lover- With Professional Experience

Amsterdam
48 time favorited
4 recurring guests
Last contacted 9 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Labrador/ Border Collie Cerberus
Usually responds within one day
3d ago
Last activity
<5h
Response time
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
7 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
All services and rates

About Galatea

I am a graduate student who is in need of part-time work. Given the rise in Covid-pets, I know many people need their new pets to be cared for while they return to work. As I love animals, dogs especially, I welcome this opportunity to become a pet sitter. 

My professional experience as a dog walker and carer is from working in a kennel free, dog daycare and dog hotel. The establishment did not breed discriminate, had no kennels, or off-limit areas, nor were dogs separated based on breed or size. Thus all employees had to be trained in and be able to resolve issues between dogs while allowing the dogs to socialise and wander in as natural an environment as possible. One of my responsibilites was to administer medications, upon owner request. Therefore I am comfortable with giving animals medication and insulin shots, but I will require a detailed breakdown of dosage, when the medication has to be administered, if it is with or without food, as well as veterinary contact information in the case of an emergency.

The majority of my experience is with dogs, though I do not have any issues with caring for common mammal species, amphibians, or reptiles. Though I have never owned a snake, I do find them fascinating. I am also a keen and enthusiastic cuddler of all cute animals- a service I can provide at no additional cost to you. 

My restrictions as a pet sitter are that I will not care for unvaccinated pets, I will need to be informed of all physical, medical, social, and dietary restrictions before hand so I can plan accordingly for the safety of your pet and to insure their complete enjoyment of their time with me. I also need to be aware of any triggers or anxieties they might have, especially for dogs- as I live in an area with lots of dogs, parks, and children. I live with a very sweet, low energy female dog. She is nuetered. Thus I cannot take any animals that have a fear of dogs, or are in heat. However I am willing to discuss caring for your pet at your own residence if that is prefered. Also please note that if you contact me 24 hours prior to start of service I am unlikely to be available. I will not consider a request if a meet and greet with the pet is impossible as the meet and greet is essential for my communting realistic expectations about the services I can provide as well as my confirming the safety of myself and your pet. If you send a request anonymously without your name or the name of your pet I will deny your request. If you are not comfortable explaining your pet's behaviour or situation via Pawshake's messanging function or make a request to 'only discuss specifics in person' your request will be denied. This is for my own safety as well as the safety of any other pets in my care at the time. 

Services:

-Walks: My walk rates are based on 1 hour sessions. I can arrange to take your dog on a run as well but that will have to be arranged for at least 2 hours to include warm up/cool down walks

-Boarding and House Sitting: I would be available between the hours of 17.00-8.00am and the rate is per night.

-Day care: Includes one 45 minute - 1 hour long walk and two pee or poop breaks. Hours would be between 10-16.00. Additionally walks, runs, or hikes in Oeverlanden park or Amsterdamse Bos can be discussed upon request. 

Galatea's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
7 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
7 EUR for each additional pet
29.98 EUR
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 EUR for each additional pet
15 EUR
/walk
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 EUR
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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House Sitting
Diana, 2022-10-24

Galatea was great at getting to know Coco beforehand, which made us feel more relaxed about leaving him with her. Her communication is great and shares updates regularly. Coco was extremely happy with her!

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Doggy Day Care
Oguzhan, 2022-09-09

She is the best pet sitter that you can find! We left our pets (dog and cat) for 2 weeks and it was the first time that we left them with someone else. After 2 days, they were like her pets :), they were playing, loving with Galatea.

Also, our dog got sick on our trip. He even pooped at home because of excessive diarrhea. She reached the vet and checked his other symptoms. Fortunately, Galatea's intensive care and interest, our dog overcame this problem in 1-2 days.

You can entrust your pets blindfolded!

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Availability

Galatea's Pets

Cerberus
Labrador/ Border Collie

About Galatea's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
10-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Galatea's home

An appartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish
< 5 years of experience

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

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Galatea

Galatea

A Life Long Dog Lover- With Professional Experience

Amsterdam
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
7 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
All services and rates
Contact Galatea

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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