Hi! I’m Ralitsa and I live in Hoofddorp together with my 2 dogs Ozzy (10) and Johnny (13). We’re looking forward to welcome your dog at our place and spend some nice time together!
A bit about me: Born and raised in Bulgaria. I lived in Costa Rica for 8 years and since 2018 I live in the Netherlands.
Looking back, there are very few moments in my life, where I didn’t have a dog. I’m not just a dog person, building a bond with dogs comes naturally for me and I truly enjoy spending time with them.
Ozzy and Johnny are rescues from Costa Rica and we have been together since 2013. They are both sweet and easy-going and we understand each other with just one look :)
Fun fact: Back in my days in Costa Rica, I was called jokingly ‘the dog whisperer’ in my neighborhood, as I would often go on a walk with my 2 dogs, and get back home with an extra 1 or 2 (or 3!) dogs! There are many stray dogs in Costa Rica and I was actively engaged in caring for as many as I could, and have fostered several of them (short and long term), so I have experience with all kinds of dog needs and personalities.
I have experience with young and senior dogs and have provided care in a variety of health-related situations – from upset tummies and vomiting, to serious physical injuries (recovery after a car accident), to poisoning from licking a toad (yes, I had that too!). I have also completed a first aid course for dogs in the Netherlands.
What you can expect from me:
I am a warm and caring person, very respectful and responsible. I appreciate open and honest communication.
My goal is to make your dog as comfortable and happy as possible during your absence. I will respect your routine and requirements when it comes to feeding, walks, care, play/rest time, etc. I will do my best to ensure your dog’s safety and wellbeing at all times during their stay with me.
I live in a quiet and green neighborhood. My house has a fully fenced backyard, where your dog could play and snooze under the sun (when there is actually sun!). There is a lake and a lot of green areas just 5 minutes away from my place – so lots of outdoors fun guaranteed!
My dogs are allowed on the furniture, so naturally your dog will also be, unless you wish otherwise.
I work full time and almost entirely from home, but in rare occasions I might need to go to the office – hence any dog care/boarding requests during week days are subject to prior agreement. My preference is to have your dog over during weekends (Fri-Sun), so I can give them my full attention. I will only accept one dog at a time.
Your dog will not be left alone during their stay with me, unless for short periods of time for up to 2 hours max, when I need to run a quick errand or so.
I will provide you with updates and pictures daily, or as often as you would like, so that you can put your mind where it needs to be – enjoying your holidays 😊
For first time customers we will arrange a meet & greet, where we get to know each other and find out if we are a good match.
Do you have questions? Let me know – happy to answer them and welcome your dog!
Ralitsa took wonderful care of our 2 year old pomsky, Oscar for 17 days. She kept us updated with reports and photos every day and Oscar clearly had a great time with her own dogs. We have no hesitation recommending her and hope to use her services again
We really liked Ralitsa's service, she was super nice with Bumby, always available to send pictures and tell us how everything was going. She was attentive, kind, patient... certainly Bumby loved it and he'll want to come back. 😊
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