Hello dog owners!
I'm Oli, a 29 year old dog lover working in sustainable finance (Triodos Bank). I speak Dutch and English. I have always wanted to have a dog but unfortunately never had the chance to. Luckily I have met many dog owners in Amsterdam which has resulted in me becoming a regular dog sitter for my neighbours, colleagues, friends, etc. After discovering Pawshake it has become even easier to regularly dogsit and get familiar with so many different kinds of dogs.
Given the size of my apartment I prefer small or medium sized dogs, but I’ve also looked after larger dogs such as a labradoodle, labrador and American Stafford. Puppies are fine as long as they are toilet trained and don’t require constant supervision. Ideally I can leave your dog alone for around 2-3 hours if necessary.
As I work from home I can dog sit during the week. I would normally take your dog for a walk before work (around 6), during lunch (around 12), after work (around 5) and before bed (around 9). Weekends are perfect to spend a bit more time with them. I love taking them to noorderpark, which has a lot of grass for them to run and play. Otherwise I take them for walks around the neighbourhood (fredericksplein, vondelpark, Museumplein).
I live on the first floor in a 60m^2 apartment in the centre of amsterdam. I have a small balcony with a brick wall so there is no way the dog could hurt itself. Normally the dogs I look after like to sleep on my living room carpet while I work in another room, but if they like company they can always sleep next to me while I'm working. The stairs are not very steep and I can also carry them up and down. When the dog stays overnight I always try to work out where they are most comfortable: in the living room or in the bedroom. If the dog is used to it I sometimes let them sleep on the bed next to me (if you are okay with that and the dog indicates they want to).
I’ll send you updates and pictures as often as you’d like. Normally I’ll take plenty of pictures and videos with your dog anyway.
I look forward to taking care of your furry friend!
I couldn’t recommend Olivier enough as a dog sitter. I was initially nervous about leaving my dog with anyone whilst I was away, but by the end of Finn’s stay with Olivier, I was nervous he wouldn’t want to come back home!
Oli treated him as his own pet and sent me updates daily which included photos and videos of trips to the park, baths, cuddles and what seemed to be an extremely happy and well looked after dog. I will 100% be using Oli as a sitter again :)
Heel prettig en flexibel toen het een en ander nog veranderde :) Olivier stuurde ookverg regelmatig foto's en updates!
Book via Pawshake to enjoy The Pawshake Guarantee, 24/7 support, booking guarantee, safe cashless payments, daily updates and more!