Hi, my name is Matina! I am currently studying Medicine in Rotterdam. I am very open and friendly and severley miss my own pets back home in Zambia. I speak a little bit of Dutch (and am learning the language). I share my apartment with roommates and we are allowed pets though don't have any of our own, but I would love to either house sit, home board or even just do some dog walking. I was a volunteer for an animal organisation in South Africa (where I did my high school career) called SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and looked after several of their shelter animals as part of my volunteering. One of the pictures I uploaded here (the one with the two puppies) are two puppies that I worked with at the shelter, and helped to get adopted into family homes as pets.
I have loved animals since I was very young and have one large German Shepherd, two mixed shelter dogs at home as well as one cat. I have grown up around animals all my life and have really missed all animal contact since I moved to the Netherlands to complete my studies. My reasoning for becoming a sitter/walker on Pawshake is that I would like to interact with animals again and would love to play with your pets.
I have recently moved into a new apartment around Katendrecht. I live close to a small park, and am happy to pick up your pet to bring to this park, or any of the parks near your place of living. However, I have classes at EMC. I do have a bike and am able to travel to places close by to care for your animals.
My roommates and I are very big animal lovers! We are all open to looking after your cats at our home if you want more on hand care! Unfortunately we aren't really available to look after dogs at this moment, as we wouldn't be able to let them out as often as would be desireable. The last four pictures in my photo gallery are images of our apartment. We do have a balcony though there are currently issues with it, and it is kept shut at the moment. There are three bedrooms upstairs as well as a bathroom. The floor is carpeted, though the kitchen has tiles. We live on the second and thirs floor of the building. There are quite steep stairs leading into our apartment, which may be problematic for older dogs. Nearby we have the Buizenpark and the Kaapbos. There is a lot of beautiful scenery close by and I always enjoy going for walks with dogs around this area.
Just to re-iterate: We aren't able to take care of dogs at our apartment (we wish it were otherwise!)
Overall, unfortunately, I am extremely busy with classes so I am sadly limited in the services that I offer! Wish you an amazing day!
For the second time Matina was great. This time Windy stayed at Matina’s house. She kept us updated with lots of pictures & took great care of him together with her roommates. I was really happy Windy felt at home with them.
Marina was super sweet, she accepted my request on a very short notice. She treated our cat really well & he really enjoyed her company. Definitely recommend :)
I volunteered at an animal shelter in South Africa where I helped look after their animals
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