I relocated to The Netherlands last year and I don't know if I chose the cats or the cats chose me, but here I am waiting to meet my next feline companion(s) and making a living from what is probably the best job in the world. That is not to say I have something against dogs or other furry creatures, but I am balancing a flexible and busy schedule with petsitting and so far cats turned out to be the most understanding towards that aspect. In exchange I offer them my full attention, plenty of treats and cuddles, turn a blind eye when they're scratching the furniture and don't complain when they sit on my head. I currently offer both housesitting and daily visits. Here is what you should expect when you book me: - Booking me for housesitting (overnight stay) means that in addition to looking out for your pet while you are away, you can expect me to leave the house at least as clean as I found it and treat your belongings with care and respect. I understand that being in charge of everything you own and love comes with great responsibility and I take that very seriously. Of course, daily updates will be provided and I'm willing to walk the extra mile to make sure you enjoy a stress free time away from your home. - All of the above goes for daily visits too (once or twice a day, depending of your preference and your pet's needs). I will make up for not being there over night by providing a reasonable visit time (at least an hour) and make sure all your pet's needs are being addressed. - For some reason, I seem to have a high success rate with shy cats. It is very often that I hear "wow, my cat is not usually this friendly" or variations of it while the said unfriendly cat is purring in my lap or giving me a headbutt. Friendly or not, your cat will definitely appreciate being able to stay in its home while you're away instead of a pet hotel, all the more reason for you to consider booking a petsitter. If you do consider booking me, here are a few things you should have in mind: - Make your inquiry as soon as possible. I usually operate on a "first come, first served" policy and I am surprised to see how far ahead people plan things in this country. I already have bookings for 4-5 months for now so make sure you get a spot by contacting me early. - Provide me with a few details about your pet, especially if there are special requests that need to be taken into consideration, like medication or behavioral quirks. - Consider doing a meet and greet soon, to make sure I and your pet are compatible. Don't hesitate to ask me questions :) Looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
I can't really place the positive reviews listed here on the site - maybe it's because they're old, or maybe my situation is different. I don't want to go into too much details with regards to my experience, but it may suffice to say I wasn't happy with her sticking to agreements, as well as the way she left the place. Some things are debatable (cleaning of puke included in service or not), but some things were very clearly agreed/instructed but not executed on. Stand-out issues had to do with leaving the litterbox quite dirty, not switching on the security system, and (at least once) not sticking to a minimum one-hour visit as promised on her profile.
RESPONSE FROM SITTER: I am sorry you were unhappy with the service I provided. However I think some things were left out to complete the whole story. Your door is unreasonably hard to lock and unlock and I was not warned about this issue upfront. As it took a lot of fiddling I was afraid of setting off the alarm, especially since I had no emergency contact and you were not very easy to reach due to the time difference. I did my best to tidy up and vacuumed the house and left the house at least as clean as I found it. The litter box was cleaned every day and if I may mention it was very dirty on my first visit. The length of visits is indeed around an hour. However that only applies when the pets are happy to interact. Your cats were pretty shy in the beginning and not interacting. If animals show signs of distress, i do not see the point of adding to that. As time went by they became friendlier and the length of my visits increased as a consequence. All in all, I believe I fulfilled the most important task of keeping your cats fed, safe and entertained.As none of your complaints are about the condition in which you found your cats, I believe you would agree too.
Madalina seems experienced petsitter and we are fully satisfied with her help.
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