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Sophie

All-round Animal Carer

Rotterdam
9 time favorited
5 recurring guests
Last active 7 days ago
Usually responds within one day
<7h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

About Sophie

Hello pet owners! My name is Sophie, and I am a 24 year old student from Australia. I am a Dutch-Australian dual citizen, however currently my Dutch is only at A2 - B1 level. I am in my second year of my Master's in animal behaviour and animal welfare at Utrecht University. Since the coronavirus has meant my study is online, I have moved to Rotterdam from Utrecht and I am now available around Rotterdam and can travel to Delft and Den Haag. I am the daughter of an equine veterinarian and my extensive experience with animals is demonstrated in the skills section. I have worked with alpacas, primates, and horses.

I am motivated to become a petsitter due to the menagerie of beloved pets I have left at home. I miss them enormously! Prior to arriving in the Netherlands, I had two dogs, one lizard, one bird, one cat and two horses at home. I am extremely comfortable with all aspects of their care, many of these animals had been with me since I was a small child. Previously, I have owned tropical fish and a range of farm animals. I can offer a range of services. I am a responsible student, and also babysat and housesat during my entire Bachelor's degree, so I understand how to take care of someone else's home and pets.

Services: I can offer a range of services, and precise needs can be organised with me directly. These include home visits, overnight stays and dog walking.

Pet sitting - house visits can be arranged one or two times daily, depending on your needs. Services include feed and water, walking, cleaning of tank/cage, giving the pet attention, grooming and bathing.

Overnight stays in your home are also possible for pets needing more attention.

Dog walking - typically, I walked my dogs at home for 1 hour. This is my usual duration for a walk, however more or less time suits me as well. I am comfortable with up to four well-behaved dogs on a walk at one time.

If you have specific requirements do not hesitate to contact me.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Sophie

Sophie's services

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
12 EUR
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 EUR for two visits a day
12 EUR
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
25 EUR
/night

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 flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Home Visits
Ines, 2020-03-07

Sophie is awesome!

She took excellent care of our 2 cats while we were on vacation. Even our shy cat was very comfortable with Sophie on day 2!

Communication with Sophie was very easy, and she’s very accommodating and a nice person to be around—for humans and animals :). You can tell the minute you meet her that she is a true animal lover.

Nothing like coming home to 2 happy cats in a very clean environment.

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Home Visits
Marie-Louise, 2019-08-13

Sophie is a very nice, positive and reliable young lady who took care of our cat very well. She has extended knowledge of animals and is an animal lover too. She spended a lot of time with our cat and visibly enjoyed it. We would definitely revommend her!

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Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
I can take care of exotic animals

I have extensive animal work experience from Australia. They are listed below:

National Zoo and Aquarium (2017-2018) - weekly volunteer in primate section of zoo, dealing with all aspects of care including cleaning, feeding and medicating.

Coolawarra Alpaca Stud (2015) - stud hand, responsible for all care of alpacas at farm and away at shows, the largest alpaca stud in Australia.

Manx Park Thoroughbreds (2013-2017) - morning stable care of 7-12 yearling thoroughbreds.

Retford Equine Veterinary Clinic (2012-2017) - stable hand, looking after all aspects of horse care, including clients horses.

Australian National University (2015) - provided care three mornings a week for the possums in care of the Research School of Biology.

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<7h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1d ago
Last activity
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Sophie

Sophie

All-round Animal Carer

Rotterdam
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Sophie

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 flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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