Gaia

Professional care 24/7 ❤️

Zaandam
21 time favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 5 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Star Budu
Usually responds within one day
14 h ago
Last activity
<15h
Response time
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
All services and rates

About Gaia

Hello Pet Owner! 🐾

Are you looking for a loving, reliable and experienced pet sitter to offer your pet a purrfect vacation while your going away, or do you simply need care assistance for a fair fee? Look no further! 

Let me introduce myself,

My name is Gaia, I came to this planet 20 years ago, but more than anything I am an animal enthusiastic, nature loving woman who is currently living in Zaandam with my partner, Pieter, who grew up with dogs + farm animals. We share admiration and love for all living beings together 🪷 


I have close to ten years of experience in caring for animals of all kinds and temperaments, as well as an infinite amount of love for all furry friends (I couldn't forget reptiles <3). Furthermore, I've worked in the veterinary field in Finland for two years in multiple positions, so I will always be prepared in case of an emergency.

In 2018, I completed 4H-Dogsitter training in Finland, where I was first introduced to animal first aid, overall animal care and giving oral medication. I can administer oral- and topical medications for all animals and understand the importance of approaching these situations with patience and love ❤️ (let's discuss separately if your pet needs insulin injections or subcutaneous fluid treatments, I got you!)


My special skills include challenging dogs suffering from separation anxiety and dogs that are difficult on a leash. I am also more than familiar with taking care of cats since I had two back in Finland who I miss dearly every day. After seven years of actively performing gigs, I have come across all kinds of dogs and learned to provide optimal care for different behavior patterns.

During your pet's stay they are free to move and sleep wherever they want in my pet safe apartment, receive all the scratches in the world and get plenty of exercise outdoors. They won't have to be alone as I take care or animals full time! ❤️ & I will keep you updated daily so you always know your fur baby is in the most loving hands and doing great.

I've been handling dogs all my life, been involved in breeding activities, and enjoyed agility and exhibitions. Your pet is welcome at our 4-room apartment next to a beautiful Darwin park,or if you wish, I can spend the night/visit your apartment during the care taking. I can move around the capital region and for longer gigs, if necessary, also further afield. I look forward to hearing from you! 🐾 Please read the conditions below ♥️


I wish to arrange a meeting with you and your pet beforehand so that you can see how our chemistries meet and how I work with your pet. It's important to me that you can be away from your pet knowing that they are receiving the safest, loving and most professional care. 


Questions for every dog owner ask before choosing me:

- Can my dog safely walk up and down the stairs since we live on the 3rd floor?

(Applies to +10kg dogs and to individuals who cannot be carried)



- Can I guarantee my dog is safe to take care of?



I love all animals and my understanding for fear/- pain based behavior in individuals is infinite, but In case there is any chance of your dog biting me during tha caretaking or showcasing other aggressive behavior towards me (that is not being treated clinically or with a professional trainer) please note that I am not willing to put myself in danger working with them! Transparency is key for me, and it works both ways. Let's discuss your situation if you have any doubts! ☺️



(Wanneer Engels moeilijk is, twijfel niet om mij te benaderen in Nederlands aangezien ik samenwoon met mijn Nederlandse partner die ook dol is op dieren.)



Warm regards,

Gaia Lauronen



Ps. I included some pictures I had at hand of precious souls I've had the pleasure of taking care of 🤍

Gaia'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
25 EUR
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 EUR for each additional pet
30 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
15 EUR
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 EUR
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 EUR
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
30 EUR
/day

Gaia also offers

Dog Training
Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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Home Visits
Aysha, 2024-06-22

Gaia took great care of our guinea pigs while we were away for a few days. She's kind and conscientious, we would absolutely recommend her to others!

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Dog Boarding
Vanessa, 2024-06-19

I could not be more happy with Gaia and her partner. They made an amazing time for my dog. They sent me always pictures of how the things were going. Luna was really happy. Thank you guys! ❤️

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Availability

Gaia's Pets

Budu
Star

About Gaia'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, ...

Gaia's home

An appartment
Has no kids
24/7 Supervision

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Finnish
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

Phone interviewed
Verified
SMS
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Gaia

Gaia

Professional care 24/7 ❤️

Zaandam
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 EUR for each additional pet
30 EUR
/night
All services and rates
Contact Gaia

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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