Samantha & Fieke

✨ Friendly, reliable, and experienced

Utrecht
35 time favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 9 days ago
Usually responds within one day
2w ago
Last activity
<23h
Response time
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at sitter's home
5 EUR for each additional pet
15 EUR
/day
All services and rates

About Samantha & Fieke

Hey, we are Sam and Fieke!

We’re an Australian (30) and Dutchie (32) who love travel, animals and combining the two.

While we’re dreaming of our future dog (an Australian Shepherd named Mate) and many cats, we’re filling the void by loving other people's animals — perhaps yours?

We both work online in the media and journalism industries. We also love hiking, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, chilling with friends, drinking great (or mediocre) wine, and playing sports.

So far, we’ve travelled to 35+ countries together, couchsurfing, staying in Airbnbs (check out our reviews!), hotels, hostels, and more. For the last few years, we’ve been stationed in Utrecht, the Netherlands taking care of people's homes and animals while they depart for the short term.

While we love our travel lifestyle, we also miss having animals around. Moreover, we understand that while pets are amazing family members, sometimes you can't take them on vacation with you — that's where we can help each other! We're ready to give your pets the love and attention they require while you're away. 

When we petsit for you, we take care of your pets as if they're our own. That means daily exercise, heaps of attention, playtime, and cuddles. We keep them on the same schedule as when they're with you so there is as little disruption as possible. We're experienced in dog training and obedience using positive-reinforcement techniques. We're both flexible with work, so can work from home and spend time with your pets. 

We've also both been homeowners before, so we're also well-attuned to taking care of houses (and plants!). We thrive in clean areas, keep things secure, and are excellent mail sorters. We're highly flexible and can do both short- and long-term sits.

Finally, we know it's hard to be away from your pets and home. Luckily, we both work as professional communicators, and will happily stay in touch as much or as little as you would like while you're away. 

We'd love to chat to discuss how we can take the best care of your animals and your home. 

Here's what others had to say about our services:

Vlada & Wout - July 2022

During our three weeks holiday Samantha and Fieke not only took great care of our house but they also made sure that our dog Beljash had a swell time. Thus making sure that he didn’t have to leave his safe place and surroundings. We were delighted to receive their updates and foto’s on which he was smiling all the time.

Having a rescued dog and with some health issues we were very glad to see that Beljash could get an individual approach and his character was treated with respect.

If you want to leave your dog in loving hands of two experienced dog sitters we can warm-heartedly recommend Samantha and Fieke.

Big thanks!!!

Allison & Eric - June 2022

When we needed house sitters to take care of our house and dog while we were on holiday for more than two weeks, we were recommended Samantha and Fieke, and our experience with them could not have been better.

Their communication with us about WhatsApp was excellent before, during, and after our holiday. They coordinated their arrival and departure with us during numerous flight delays to ensure our dog was never alone for more than a few hours.

We received regular updates on our dog that were a huge relief during a long holiday. Finally, we came home to a clean home. We would highly recommend Samantha and Fieke to anyone looking for a house sitter.

Samantha & Fieke's services

At the sitters's home

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

At your home

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
25 EUR
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 EUR
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
40 EUR
/day

Samantha & Fieke also offers

Dog Training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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House Sitting
Paulette, 2024-01-14

So sweet!

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House Sitting
Jiying, 2024-01-06

Sam and Fieke are super sweet and are absolutely reliable. They took care of my two cats for 9 days during Christmas New year. I was very demanding (didn't mean to.. a sofa was delivered at 8 a.m., booked one fewer night than intended, seven hours time difference, etc.) because I started searching at the last minute, and made plans without margin.. My cats are exotic shorthair, shy and sensitive, very demanding breed. However, Sam and Fieke showed great kindness and patience. The cats were treated well, relaxed and cuddly. I came back to a very tidy home and calm cats. Thanks to Sam and Fieke so that I could make a last-minute decision to go for a family visit in China.

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Availability

About Samantha & Fieke'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, ...

Samantha & Fieke's home

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Dutch
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Sam grew up breeding Border Collies and helping her Dad out on his hobby farm. She's owned dogs, cats, chickens, geese, and sheep before. She also has two adorable dogs back home in Australia which she put through puppy school and obedience classes — she loves dog training! Fieke has taken care of dogs, cats, and owned guinea pigs and rabbits growing up. We've completed six-month house-sits taking care of two sweet cats: Igor and Lena, and short-term housesits all over the Netherlands. We've also taken care of friends' pets, including cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and fish. In 2020 and 2021 we completed six different short-term housesits, taking care of cats, plants, gardens, and keeping the houses running spick and span! Since then we started pet sitting as much as we can through Pawshake and direct bookings.

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Samantha & Fieke

Samantha & Fieke

✨ Friendly, reliable, and experienced

Utrecht
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at sitter's home
5 EUR for each additional pet
15 EUR
/day
All services and rates
Contact Samantha & Fieke

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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