Margaret

Experienced Animal Loving Post- Grad Student

Utrecht
59 time favorited
15 recurring guests
Lives with 2 cats
Usually responds within few hours
5d ago
Last activity
<4h
Response time
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at sitter's home
15 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Margaret is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Margaret

Hello! My name is Margaret, 27 years old, and I am a post grad student from Utrecht University. I’ve lived in the Netherlands for 5 years now, but unfortunately ik spreek geen Nederlands. I’ve been around animals my whole life and have cared for pets of my own for most of my life. Even since I was little I would help my mom volunteer at our local animal shelter.

I do not have as many pets here in the Netherlands as I did in the U.S. so this is the main reason I have signed up for this service, just to be around animals a bit more.

I am a patient person with people and animals and understand that we all have boundaries. So I don’t mind taking a bit of extra time to get to know your furry friend. With my cat at home, I talk to them quite a bit because I always find it makes them more comfortable and calms them down so I look forward to having great conversation with yours.

General Notes for Care

I am very good at giving medication, so this is also possible. I have many clients and cats of my own who have had/have diabetes so injections are not a problem at all.

If veterinary care is needed and you can’t make it to the vet for any reason I don’t mind taking your fur baby to the vet and keeping you updated the whole time. This will cost a bit extra because of transportation and extra time.

Notes for dog walking:

I am no longer accepting clients who require walks longer than 45 minutes. I appreciate your understanding!

With walking I am very comfortable implementing and encouraging good behaviors and practitioners benefit both the dog and owner such as practice stopping at crossings and waiting for signal to continue across. An important skill for the safety of both the pet and owner/walker.

Please also note that due to my changing schedule and it's dependence on changing clients that I will try my best to complete walks at the time wishes but in some cases there might be a delay. I will always inform you of this if it's greater than 15 min and I appreciate your understanding!

Notes for daily visits:

  • I will always check/clean litter boxes and replace water at each visit.
  • I like to meet before the booking to both pick up the key but also meet the pet with the owner around and to completely understand where food, litter, toys, etc are.
    • I always send pictures and sometimes videos at every visit to make sure you are updated and feel comfortable that your fue baby is doing well while you're away.
      • 30-45 min is the amount of time I can guarantee for each visit. However depending on my schedule there may be times I stay longer.
      • A certain fee will be added if the location of your house is beyond my comfortable distance of travel to maintain my schedule. At the moment this is a €1 for every extra minute above 15 min of travel time via bike.
      • In case of extreme weather or circumstances beyond my control in which I have to take public transport I do appreciate reimbursement for my extra time and cost from me.
      • If you are away for an extended period I will always check if any plants need to be watered. I just ask you inform me of their location during our initial meeting.
      • Notes for Doggy Day Care/ boarding:

        • Most importantly I do have a cat (kitten at the moment). Your dog must have not shown aggression towards cats before.
        • I can not keep a cat at my house overnight as it would be too my stress for my own cat but day care for limited hours is a possibility.
          • Total price will be calculated by 24 hrs not by nights. So if you drop off your pet early on a Friday and pick up late on a Sunday you will pay for 3 "nights". Certain agreements can be arranged given the scenario and timing.
          • I will do my best to adhere to the dogs eating and walking schedule.
          • I like to schedule a time before the booking to meet you and your pet as to make them as comfortable as possible when coming to a new place.
          • Margaret's services

            At the sitters's home

            Doggy Day Care
            Doggy Day Care
            Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
            15 EUR for each additional pet
            30 EUR
            /day
            Dog Boarding
            Dog Boarding
            Overnight stay at the sitter's home
            15 EUR for each additional pet
            40 EUR
            /night

            At your home

            Dog Walking
            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
            15 EUR
            /walk
            One home visit a day
            One home visit a day
            Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
            15 EUR
            /day
            House Sitting
            House Sitting
            A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
            40 EUR
            /night
            Two home visits a day
            Two home visits a day
            Two drop-in visits for your pet
            30 EUR
            /day

            Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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            Home Visits
            William, 2023-10-23

            Margaret took great care of my cats and my house. Nice updates (with pictures) too! Thanks!

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            Home Visits
            Manon, 2023-10-17

            Margaret was very quick with responding and took great care of my cat Inieminie while I was on holidays. I received daily updates and pictures, which was great! My cat also had to take some medication, but she did not want to take/eat it properly at first. Margaret was very quick in thinking of other ways to give my cat her needed medication, which worked out. I would definitely recommend Margaret.

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            Availability

            Margaret's Pets

            Pepito
            Cat
            Karma
            Cat

            About Margaret's Home

            Accepted pets

            Puppies
            < 1 year
            Dog sizes
            0-80 kg
            Dog ages
            0-20 years
            Cats
            all kinds
            Ferrets
            all kinds
            Small animals
            rodents, rabbits, ...

            Margaret's home

            A medium outdoor area
            Has no kids
            A fully fenced backyard

            Walking areas

            Nearby off-leash dog area
            Urban & City park

            Skills

            Specific Skills

            I speak English
            +10 years of experience
            Familiar with dog training techniques
            - Medication (pill and injection) administration. - I've grown up with many pets my entire life so I am very able to notice changes in pet behavior and physical appearance that might need more attention and how to act around many different types of animals from horses, dogs, cats, and even birds. - I have raised kittens before and owned puppies as well as senior animals, so I understand the wide change in needs that comes at different stages in an animals life.

            Experience with

            Animal welfare as a volunteer
            Rescuing pets
            Behavioural problems

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            Margaret

            Margaret

            Experienced Animal Loving Post- Grad Student

            Utrecht
            Doggy Day Care
            Doggy day care
            Daytime care, at sitter's home
            15 EUR for each additional pet
            30 EUR
            /day
            All services and rates

            Unavailable

            Margaret is currently not available to accept new requests.

            Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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