I grew up in the UK with cats, dogs, some chickens, and even a couple of fish. My dad used to be a zookeeper and a dog trainer, so looking after animals is quite literally in my blood.
I moved to Utrecht four years ago for my studies and graduated in June 2022. I'm now working remotely for a music software company from my place in Utrecht, as well as working at a local music venue. My job is pretty flexible, which means I have more time to take your four-legged friends on walks, play with them, or check on them at a time best suited to you both!
If you want to chat more or arrange a meet-up, please give me a message anytime. Below you can read more about my experience.
Five years ago, I started working with animals regularly after joining Paws and Claws, an independent dog daycare and walking service located in the rural South-East of England. As a walker and sitter, my job involved walking, feeding, and cleaning dogs, as well as ensuring their well-being during daycare hours. I also managed the pick-up and drop-off service for dogs using our custom-built van, which involved picking up and dropping off from empty/locked houses whilst owners were at work.
I also got the chance to care for dogs in the local area who didn't require a full day of daycare. In these cases I provided them with the necessary socialization and exercise they needed to thrive. I quickly became skilled in managing their different personalities and the relationships between different breeds and sizes of dogs, and was able to confidently oversee groups of up to ten dogs at once.
As I built up a trustworthy reputation, I expanded my services as a house and pet sitter to nearby villages and towns. I looked after various animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even a few vegetable gardens while their owners were away.
After moving to Utrecht to pursue my studies, I sought out similar opportunities as much as I could. I spent my last summer checking on cats and dogs all around the city nearly everyday. My passion for animals and dedication to my work has seen me labelled a reliable, professional, and hard-working individual who deeply cares for the well-being of all animals.
If required, I can provide references from previous clients or employers.
Jackson was great with Luuk! Was on time and took Luuk for a nice long walk 🐕
Jackson is amazing and reliable dog walker, he always tires Jasper out and Jasper is a very high energy dog. Highly recommend!
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