Gloria

Experienced pet sitter!

Haarlem
52 time favorited
10 recurring guests
Last booked 14 days ago
Last contacted today
Usually responds within one day
1w ago
Last activity
<12h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
16 EUR
/day
All services and rates

About Gloria

Hi, I'm Gloria, a friendly and compassionate pet sitter, dedicated to providing animal care and support. Building trust with pets through kindness and play, maintaining spotlessly clean conditions for happy, healthy animals.

I could walk your pet daily and take them for a trip to the countryside or directly to nature, every walk it is at least 40 min. I can take care of your pet when you need it, in your house, for a very long walk all day or during the night.

One of my motivations for being a pet sitter is that I love animals, and I think they need special support and care, I have a lot of experience with senior pets, as well as puppies. Handle dogs of different breeds and personalities with a calm and knowledgeable approach. This is because I grow up in contact with different animals, like horses, cats, and especially dogs.


All my pets are dogs, and the last time I share space with 5 of them was in the house of my parents, so with time, I learn to understand their necessities, different personalities, capacities, and welfare. Since I was born I have been sharing a home with many dogs from medium breeds to the biggest, from a Cocker Spaniel to a Great Dane and a Saint Bernard.


I have experience with rescued dogs, helping them to move on with their trauma, and socializing again with other dogs and humans, so they can live happily and healthy as they can. With all my experience, I hope I could help you with anything your pet needs and give you the confidence that your pet will be in the right hands.

Gloria's services

At the sitters's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
8 EUR for each additional pet
40 EUR
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
7 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
16 EUR
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
25 EUR
/day

Gloria also offers

Dog Training
Pick up / drop off

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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Doggy Day Care
Flor, 2024-06-07

Unfortunately, Gloria was not a match for our dog and I would not recommend her. I’m going to be very honest with my feedback to be able to help other people, especially those with large dogs.

First, communication during the booking process was simply bad. I made the request when I got home after our meetup, at 18.29 according to the app. We had agreed that Gloria would accept it and I would drop Zena off the next day at 8 - this was important for me because I wanted to avoid peak hour. With no response 3 hours later, I sent her a message with Zena’s vet number, just in case she had missed the e-mail with the booking request. I went to bed with uncertainty because Gloria had no reaction whatsoever. In the morning, already stressed by not knowing what to do, I sent her another message at 6 asking her to confirm that I could drop my dog off. Once it was 7.30 – the time I had planned to leave- I assumed Zena would have to stay home alone and I would be in the office for half day only, so I went to the park to take her for a long walk before I left. Gloria accepted the request at 7.41, saying it just “slipped out of her mind” (!). This is not good when you are dealing with other people’s dogs and I thought it was disrespectful of my time and schedule, but I chose to be patient and still dropped Zena off - much later, during peak hour, and in a rush.

An hour after I arrived in the office, Gloria called me in distress and said she was in a park, and that Zena had got overexcited and had bit her. She acknowledged it was playful and not aggressive but told me it was “too much” because of her size (she is about the height of a Boxer, although Gloria’s profile remarks she has shared houses with even the biggest breeds); then asked me to go pick her up. I was shocked because Zena never gets overexcited during walks, but being 10 months old, it could be possible that hanging with someone new in an unknown park was overwhelming for her. I advised Gloria to remove Zena from the overexciting environment until I could come, and to give her some chews I especially left for her. It still surprises me that Gloria’s profile claims she has a lot of experience with dogs of all breeds, personalities and sizes (even traumatised dogs, which is not the case of mine), but failed to recognise the common behaviour of an overexcited pup and redirect her attention, which is dog 101.

In the end, my partner left his work to pick Zena up and found Gloria, almost 2 hours later, still sitting on a bench in the park while Zena was across the road with an unknown person, apparently a friend of Gloria who she had called for help, as if Zena was an unmanageable, dangerous beast. My dog showed too much excitement for 5 minutes and Gloria handed her to a complete stranger… then told my partner Zena is not socialised (!), a remark I find utterly offensive, because since the beginning we invested time and effort in educating ourselves and Zena and exposing her to different environments and people and, as a consequence, she is a calm and well-behaved dog.

Overall, I paid for a (full day) of pet sitting so I could relax, but instead I had to stress about this poorly managed situation shortly after I got to the office. I trusted Gloria with my dog because I assumed she would take care of her as an “experienced pet sitter”, but she was clearly uncapable of doing so.

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Dog Walking
Kiki, 2024-04-27

Gloria is great! We have a rescue dog. She knows how to handle her.

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Availability

About Gloria's Home

Accepted pets

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

Gloria's home

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

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Pet medicating Compassionate animal care Brushing and grooming Training and stimulation activities Patience Dog walking Basic first aid Pet behavior management Excellent patience levels

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Gloria

Gloria

Experienced pet sitter!

Haarlem
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
16 EUR
/day
All services and rates
Contact Gloria

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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