Luis

The Biologist Care

Groningen
24 time favorited
6 recurring guests
Last booked 14 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
4 h ago
Last activity
<3h
Response time
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
35 EUR
/night
All services and rates

About Luis

I'm a Mexican biologist and photographer. I've had pets my whole life: cats, dogs, horses. Right now, I have no pets. As such, I've dog and catsitted for 3 years now, because I love interacting with them.

Any holidays I get now, I spend them taking care of animals (horses, sheep, sheep + sheepdogs). I love doing sports together, like cycling, running and hillwalking. I used to live with a Border Collie (the one on the photo) and we'd play mind games and I'd teach her new words every day. I finished my master's degree in Evolutionary Biology at the RUG, and I'm a freelance photographer, as well as a full-time remote programmer. I've been travelling around for studies and working for the last 9 years or so. I love taking pictures of animals (and people) as well, trying to get their personalities in the photo. I can offer the optional service of professional pet photos (prints or digital) for an additional fee. I also love learning about animal behaviour.

I live with my girlfriend in Groningen, and at the moment we like to go from house sitting to house sitting, since we can't have pets at our house. Since a lot of my work is computer-based, I work from home most days. I like to go running/walking with the dogs to the surrounding forest, and maybe have some fun taking pictures of them indoors and outdoors. We are also very cuddly with animals in general, and love having them in the bed.

I like to walks dogs three times per day (for half an hour to an hour each walk). As for cats, we love playing with them and stimulating them (if they're up for it).

Luis's services

At the sitters's home

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

At your home

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
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 EUR
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 EUR
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 EUR
/day

Luis also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Dog Boarding
Rudy, 2024-06-17

Luis was awesome! Not only did he keep us informed daily, he also makes amazing photographs. Our Beagle never looked better on photos!

He took great care of our dog which is shown by little things as informing us he placed a blanket over his bench for extra comfort at night, trying out a different harness for walks, etc.

When our dog came back home he slept all day, which is a sign that he had plenty of walks with Luis :)

Would very much recommend!

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House Sitting
Kristen, 2024-04-17

Luis is the best! I have a hard time leaving my dogs and he always makes sure I get nice pics and reassurance. We have very shy dogs too and it’s a good sign to see them bond with Luis. Also he’s fun and cool to talk to!

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Availability

About Luis's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Luis's home

An appartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 Supervision

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Dutch & Spanish
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Border collies, active cats, diabetic cats, anxious dogs, positive reinforcement, canicross, trick training, long walks, compassionate communication, behavioural knowledge.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Luis

Luis

The Biologist Care

Groningen
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
35 EUR
/night
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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