Hello, my name is Maria and I am 24 years old. I moved to The Hague to pursue my master’s degree in Development Studies at ISS. My family and I have always loved being around with animals. Since I was a little kid, I lived in a house surrounded by cats, dogs, chickens and rabbit. This taught me to give and also receive affection love from my pets.
Back home in Indonesia, I have a mix-breed, chocolate-coloured male dog of pomerian and golden retriever named Lenin. I really miss playing and cuddling with him. This is one of the reason why I am in Pawshake and looking forward to taking care of your pets! If you are looking for someone who would take care of your pet with full attention and love, I assure you that is me! I understand that there might be insecurity and stress in finding someone who will commit and dedicate their time and attention to take care of your pet, but you can be sure that they will feel comfort and happy.
I live in a safe and secured student building and I have my own room where the pets are allowed to sleep. I don’t have any roommates but I have lovely neighbors who are very happy every time we have a pet visitor. The residence is located in the city center near Palestuin and Zorgvliet, which are great parks to take your pet for a walk. It only takes 5 minutes to arrive there. Also, there is a backyard (a closed area) inside the residence and open area just outside of my building.
While taking of your pets, I could take them for long walks of about 40 minutes or short walks. I understand that each pet has their own needs, so I can adjust to their specific necessities. I love walking and be surrounded by nature and that’s why for me it’s a pleasure to take them for a walk. I would also love to play with them because they recharge my energies! If the pet stays with me for the night they are able to stay in my room which allows me to make sure that they are comfortable. As I mentioned before, the building is very safe and secured.
I am a very flexible person so you just tell me what you need and I will adjust to the necessities of your pet! For me, the company of any animal is a gift. It would be delightful for me to spend my time here with your pet!
Nice and friendly!
Student always thinks walking dog is easy and it is a Nice time for the student to exercise...being paid....well, it is not...it is all about the dog and the dog safety..... and being able to connect with dogs and manage risks.
Unfortunately , we experienced that this student never ever walk a dog before.....and was not interested to learn.
Also, when you come to pick up the dog, with. bunch of other friend, it only shows the interested is not to be with the dog....
Reply from Maria:
First of all, thank you for booking my service. But I really do not understand what your comments and review are based on. The first thing to clarify for you and my potential future clients: nothing happened with your dog--as you have witnessed yourself. I walked Maboul (the dog) back home safely. All safe and sound. I find your review as a wrong accusation as you wrote that I bring a bunch of friends. The fact is: I came with a friend who shows me the place because I am not quite familiar with the address (thanks to my friend) and she left after taking me to Gregory's place. Thus, to be clear: it is not a bunch of friends; it is just a nice friend who helped me not to get lost. I walked the dog alone and again, nothing happened with the dog.
I also do not understand your judgement about my experience of walking the dog. You are not my first client. I had two previous clients and am currently handling a new one. I have dogs too back home. Where does your judgement come from? You already judged me and did not even have the intention to know me.
Not only judgmental and writing the wrong accusation, another important thing to note: I got disrespectful comments from this owner. After judging me of having no experience in doing dog-walking or any other dog services, she said this to me: "well, you better work as a hotel receptionist. That would be better for you. You do not need education or school for that". Seems like she looks down on me as if I am uneducated. I really do not understand what her judgements are based on. If it is not on the basis of hatred in the first place, I don't know where all these rude comments come from.
Thank you, Pawshake team, for contacting me to clarify things and putting my reply here as I am not able to do it myself in my apps or website. I should have written this reply as soon as I got this judgemental negative review. I feel the urge to reply to this review, as it is, once again, a rude and wrong accusation and I think this is the right place to speak for my own justice."
... bad experience, for sure....
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