Mia

My friends say that I live in a farm.All animals are welcome

Arnhem
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Last contacted yesterday
Lives with 1 cat and 1 pets
13 h ago
Last activity
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

About Mia

Hi! My name is Mariana, but you can call me Mia. I'm 28 years-old, from Portugal.
I'm a full-time Pet-sitter & dog walker. 

- MOTIVATION
During my upbringing I've had all sorts of pets, such as dogs, cats, rodents, birds and fish. Because of that, I know very well how heartwarming and challenging owning a pet can be!
I have more than 10 years of experience as a pet owner and 1 year of experience volunteering at an animal shelter. I have. experience with german shepherd, shar-pei, flat-coated retriever, husky, cocker spaniel (and small breeds, such as yorkshire terrier and shi-tzu). I have also experience with mixed dogs, with physical and personality traits, such as pitbull and shiba.
I live in Arnhem, with my boyfriend. We share a passion for animals. My boyfriend helps me a lot with the pet sitting. He also volunteered for 1 year at the same animal shelter. 
We have experience with reactive dogs and we easly develop a relationship of protection, love and trust (without ever forgetting everyone's safety).
We try to be fair, responsible, and careful in everything we do with the pets. At the moment, I'm 100% dedicated to pet-sitting and dog walking services! I do it with a lot of love, really!

- WHAT I DO?
I'm available to do day care, pet hotel, dog walking and home visit. I am very organized and attentive. I'm sensitive, responsible and I strive to create a special relationship with the animals that I care for. When I have a service, besides performing the tasks agreed upon with the owner and dedicating myself 100% to the pet, I pay attention to many other aspects. For example, for me, a dog walking service is not just about walking the dog. The walks last between 40 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes (often 2 hours if I have available time). If the dog is being trained, I practice commands with the dog during the dog walking. After the walk, I brush the pet if it's dirty, I dry him with a towel if it's wet from the rain, I provide food and water, I tidy up toys and make the pet's bed, and I clean the environment if the pet peed or pooped at home. I also pay attention to the house and I'm always available to help with errands, airing out the house, watering plants, etc. 

- PET HOTEL: HOUSE CONDITIONS
My house has enough space to host your pet during the day or for a few days if you're going away. The ambient in my house is very cozy, so your pet will stay protected and will receive all the attention and care that it deserves. 
We have 3 rooms just for pet-sitting (and more common areas where pets can be with us without contact with other animals). 
We have a cat (Burguesa) and a guinea pig (Giorgio) that we brought from Portugal, both rescued. We know most dogs dislike cats, but in our case, it won't be a problem. Our pets have their own room, so they don't roam freely around the house! The house is big! We're received dogs that don't like cats and they don't even realize we have a cat, because she's quiet, calm and very shy.
Your pet will have a bedroom just for itself, but it may also hang out with me and my boyfriend in areas such as: kitchen, two halls, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. We have cameras in the house, so we always can check in on the pets. That way your pet will be cared for and protected all the time!
If your pet pees or poops in our house, it won't be a problem at all. Nonetheless, we always go for (at least) 3 walks per day. We have a big park, very close to home where we take the pets, and relatively nearby, we have another park with a more forest-like vibe (Sonsbeek, Arnhem).

- PET HOTEL: HOUSE RULES
We accept two (or more) pets if they belong to the SAME OWNER. We do not accommodate dogs from different owners at the same time.
When the pet is in our care, we follow the rules and routines they are accustomed to. The only thing we don't do is walk the pet without a leash.
We don't encourage socialization with other animais on the street. We keep our distance, because we don't want to risk a negative interaction between pets.
When there are dog walking services and we have animals in pet sitting, the pets are monitored by the cameras and accompanied by my boyfriend (who can work from home).
We don't receive visitors on pet-sitting days to ensure that the animals remain calm and safe. During those days, the doorbell is also turned off to avoid causing them stress. 
We send photos and videos frequently, so the owners can rest assured.

Mia's services

At the sitters's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 EUR for each additional pet
25 EUR
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 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
10 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 EUR
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
25 EUR
/day

Mia also offers

Dog Training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Availability

Mia's Pets

Burguesa
Cat
Giorgio
Guinea pig

About Mia'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, ...

Mia's home

An appartment
Has no kids
24/7 Supervision

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Portuguese
+10 years of experience
Natural ability to form a bond of friendship, respect and protection. All pets, with diverse personality traits (including reactive dogs) are welcome, and usually feel comfortable with me from the first interaction. As I am not professionally trained, as a pet-sitter I act with prudence, responsability and love.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Mia

Mia

My friends say that I live in a farm.All animals are welcome

Arnhem
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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