I am 36 years old, originally from Chicago.
I work about a five minute walk from my apartment in the Jordaan in a small office working in Business Development.
Across the street from where I live there is small park where people with pets often go for a stroll and I am also about about a 15 minute walk from Westerpark.
Having grown up with dogs my entire life, I love all animals and especially find it really rewarding to taking care of them when they are older or not feeling well.
I understand that each animal is different and has a different personality, some are more shy and reserved and other more gregarious and outgoing.
No matter the animal, I believe each such be treated with sensitivity and a gentle approach.
I have three dogs at home in Chicago and I miss them dearly.
I live alone in Amsterdam and whenever I am out walking around, I am always looking at other people walking their dogs in envy as I really miss walking the three amigos, Homer, Oliver, and Winston.
Having had dogs my entire life, I understand the care they need when they are sick or older.
One of my dogs, Oliver, is 15 and very picky with his diet.
Each day he likes something different, so I understand challenges like these and really enjoy finding a solution.
As my mother has hired various dog walkers in Chicago, I understand that trust and reliability are extremely important when you are putting your animal in somone else's care, therefore I think it is always good to meet in person first and get to know the owner and the dog's needs.
My motivation for being a pet sitter is that being around animals makes be happy and that I am very conscientious of how pet owner's love and worry about their pets so I understand the responsibility and how reliable a pet sitter must be becuase I too am a pet owner.
For pet sitting, my services include three walks per day, feeding, any medications that might need to be administered via food or topically.
For walking, my services include the walk and any feeding/medication that the dog might need.
Depending on the dog breed , personality, needs, etc., dog walks are usually 15-25 minutes.
Unfortunately my apartment building does not allow pets, so I cannot board a pet.
However, my work is quite flexible so I can work from a client's house in order to pet sit.
I would just work near the pets on my computer and make sure the pets have a lot of care and attention.
I understand that dogs need a lot of love and attenton while their owners are away and I am extremely reliable and also make myself available for questions, check ins, photos, videos, as the pet owner needs:).
It always makes my dad when I get a photo or video of one of my dogs, so I like to do the same for the people I work for.
Caring and social, reliable, punctual, dilligent with medications, safe when around other dogs, respectful and tidy, trustworthy, great with puppies and/or mature dogs. I triple check everthing I do and am extremely responsible.
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