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Hellen

Lieve Dierenvriend Voor Je Schat

Rotterdam
4 time favorited
5 recurring guests
Last booked 14 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Last active 11 days ago
Lives with 1 pets
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
9 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
All services and rates

About Hellen

Hoi hoi!

Dit ben ik, Hellen (37 jaar), een grote dierenvriend. Ik had vroeger dwergkonijnen, russische dwerghamsters, gras- en valkparkieten gehad. Helaas nooit een hond, omdat mijn moeder niet van ze hield. En een kat kon ook niet, omdat ik zelf een kattenallergie heb. Zelf wil ik nog altijd graag een hond. Alleen wegens omstandigheden is dit niet mogelijk. Ik pas op de katten op van mijn buren als zij op vakantie zijn en heb zelf twee valkparkieten Monty en Cheeto. In het verleden heb ik ook op honden gepast van vrienden door ze uit te laten en te eten te geven. Graag pas ik ook voor jullie lieverds op mocht het een knaagdier, papegaai/parkiet, kat of hond zijn. Ik vind ze allemaal leuk en vind het leuk, om mijn tijd met ze door te brengen.

Ik vind het fijn om eerst kennis te maken met jullie en jullie gezin en dier(en), zodat wij samen kunnen beoordelen of wij een goede match voor elkaar zijn. Dan kunnen we ook jullie wensen doornemen hoe jullie graag jullie lieverds door mij verzorgd willen hebben.

Ik doe dit zelf uit liefde voor de dieren en omdat ik weet dat mensen graag iemand willen hebben, die ze kunnen vertrouwen en hun dieren met liefde verzorgt alsof ze hun eigen huisdieren waren.

Ik hoor van jullie!

Tataaa!

Hellen

Hello hello everyone,

I'm Hellen (37 years) and live in Rotterdam Blijdorp with my husband Ruben (38 years) and our two cockatiels Monty and Cheeto (3 years). I have been pet sitting in the past during my time as a student for friends who owned an Old English Mastiff. I also used to take care of a Belgian shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier. I care also for cats such as Maine Coons or mixed breeds that came from the shelter. Unfortunately, due to my cat allergy I cannot sit cats in our own home but instead I do go to the owner's home to take care of their kittens. Whenever my neighbors are on vacations I take care of their cats as well. I do spend my time with them by feeding, brushing, and playing with them (and of course cleaning after them 😉). Just to build some sort of connection while I'm with them and to see their trust building towards me.

I also sit cockatiels and have been taking care of several in the past (up to 7 including my own).

I used to own parakeets, cockatiels, bunnies and hamsters in my childhood but never cats and dogs because my mother was not into them. I still would like to have a dog (cat I can't have because of my allergy) but due to several circumstances we can't. So instead I like to become a petsitter for others. I actually am a weekly dog sitter already for 3 dogs (1 mixed breed bull terrier called Alba, 1 mixed breed shitzu-cocker spaniel called Oscar, 1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Bella). On occasion I also sit for 1 mixed breed Dachshund-Poodle called Rocco. My little pack I call 'My little Musketeers' because they're so cute and funny when being together out on a walk 🙂😍. It's fun to watch them interact together and having a good time together as well as to observe how well they get along. Generally, when I'm with my musketeers I treat them like my own and it makes me happy every time when they come to me by their own free will to hang around with me or to get some cuddles 😁.

Dogs I have for daycare I generally try to assess by their level of energy how much exercise they'll be needing. So most of the time I take long walks in the afternoon between 1-3 hours depending on how much they need it and whether they're capable to go for that long. For dogs at a young age I go on shorter walks. The walks in the mornings and evenings I make it 30-60 minutes, also depending on the dog how much he or she needs.

Depending on the dog I also go out by bike with them or longboarding. Sometimes during my walks with the dogs in the forest I run together with them to establish a bond. But most of all I love their faces brightening up during a run 'together'. Because here I can see how much fun they have doing it. That's for me proof that they like being together with me and that they're having 'fun' 🙂.

I do my best to accommodate the needs of the owners and try to keep up the routine their pets are used to. So whenever I get a new request for pet sitting irrespective of a dog or a cat or parrot or any other type of animal I do discuss the needs and routines of the pets and what they're allowed and not allowed to do. I also find it important to meet personally with the owners and their pets to see whether there is a match between us.

I do provide pictures and small video clips of the day I spent with the pets as I find this important for the owner to know that their pets are in good hands. I have pets of my own so I understand how important this can be for pet owners to be provided by with pics and movies of their pets.

I do love what I'm doing here and I do hope I was able to bring it over a bit. Hopefully, you got a good picture of me of who I am and my musketeers and I look forward to meeting you and your sweet pet 🙂.

Tataaa,

Hellen

Hellen's services

At the sitters's home

dog boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home
9 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
doggy day care
Daytime care for your dog or puppy at the sitter's home.
5 EUR for each additional pet
13 EUR
/day

At your home

Dog walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
5 EUR for each additional pet
11 EUR
/walk
House sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
30 EUR
/night
Home visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
26 EUR for two visits a day
13 EUR
/day

Hellen 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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doggy day care
Karina, 2019-10-18

Hellen neemt de tijd voor de kennismaking. Ze is grondig in het geven en vragen van informatie. Ze denkt goed na over welke dieren bij elkaar kunnen en legt uit hoe ze dat aan wilt pakken. Communicatie is open en helder. Tijdens het oppassen veel foto's en filmpjes gekregen. Ik heb mijn oppas gevonden!

dog boarding
Ailin, 2019-10-04

Our puppy went back to Hellen again and spent 3 nights at Hellen's cozy home.

Everything went great, he met couple of other lovely puppies and had a lot of walks in the park and around.

We were updated with many photos and videos. Our puppy definitely enjoyed his stay with Hellen, and he is very fond of Hellen's husband as well :D

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Hellen's Pets

Monty And Cheeto
Bird

About Hellen's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Hellen's home

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

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak Dutch & English & German
< 1 years of experience
I can take care of exotic animals
  • Ervaren knuffelaar voor de meeste dieren, die dat leuk vinden, om te doen 😊
  • Oppas van papegaaien en parkieten
  • Oppas van knaagdieren zoals hamsters en konijnen maar andere kunnen ook 🙂
  • Oppas van katten
  • Uitlaten en verzorgen van honden

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Hellen

Hellen

Lieve Dierenvriend Voor Je Schat

Rotterdam
dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
9 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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