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Sophie

Sophie's Pet Care Services

Christchurch
6 times favorited
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 4 days ago
Lives with 2 dogs, 2 cats and 3 pets
Lives with Purebred Bichon Frise Rosie
Usually responds within one hour
2w ago
Last activity
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Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
20 NZD for each additional pet
30 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Sophie

Price increase 20/05/22

Hey there, my name is Sophie and I am highly experienced in animal care and worked as a Pet Advisor at a local pet store for over a year. I'm self employed and currently volunteer at a doggy daycare centre once a week, I'm able to allocate more time to indulge myself in my personal hobbies and interests, as well as spending quality time with my animals, friends and family. My father is a veterinarian which has allowed me to have encountered animals of all shapes and sizes in my care, ranging anywhere between small rodents to farm animals.

My entire life is the experience I possess in animal care, in 2019 I studied New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Farming Systems and Pastoral Livestock Production (Level 3) for 8 months and the time I spent working at the pet store increased my experience in dog handling and their behaviour. Agriculture studies and the pet retail industry have peaked my interest in animal nutrition, particularly dogs.

In my home we have 4 rats (Romy, Michelle, Demeter and Persephone), 1 rabbit (Lovey Jersey Wooly) 2 cats (Toby Domestic Long-Hair and Todd purebred Ragdoll) and 2 dogs (Sadie 1 year old purebred Labrador and Rosie 11 year old purebred Bichon Frise). It gives me fulfillment to know that my animals are healthy and well looked after because of the care that I provide for them, I pay close attention to their needs and would love to have the opportunity to participate in the handling and care of yours.

I'm available during the week, but reserve Sundays for family time if you're inquiring about a meet and greet. I can handle dogs big and small, and would be happy to apply any ongoing training that you may be giving your dog whilst walking and pet sitting. I'm also proficient in applying non injectable medication, flea and worm treatment, feeding supplements and listen closely to instruction to cater to the individual needs of your beloved pet. I can even give your dog a good brush down or a comfortable bath!


Dog Walking:

I live near a lot of the local dog parks, the beach and right next to the red zone turned nature reserve. My own vehicle is used and I can pick up and drop off your dog, otherwise you are more than welcome to bring your dog directly to me. If your dog has anxiety then I encourage you to accompany us on our first walk to give your baby comfort and security. Duration of walk does not include travel time.

This service includes:

  • 30 minute walk or longer if we lose track of time
  • Capable of walking up to 2 dogs at a time, depending on breed and weight
  • Able to take your dog to an off lead area as agreed, with the exception that your dog is confident around other pets and people
  • If weather persists, we can use alternative forms of physical exercise and enrichment as agreed
  • Photo updates
  • One home visit a day:

    I will visit your home at a specified time during the day, to ensure that your pet is given the basic necessities while they are spending time by themselves. Please note that this service is not a stand-alone solution for dogs when you are away, there is an expectation that a friend/family member will be staying at the end of the day.

    This service includes:

    • 30 minute duration or longer if I lose track of time
    • Price includes the care of up to 3 pets, unless otherwise discussed
    • Feeding if required for the time requested
    • Spending time engaging with your pet in play and providing company
    • Cleaning up any mess made by your pet, and will bring pet outside to toilet
    • Photo update
    • Two home visits a day:

      I will visit your home twice at specified times during the day, to ensure that your pet is given the basic necessities while they are spending time by themselves. Please note that this service is not a stand-alone solution for dogs when you are away, there is an expectation that a friend/family member will be staying at the end of the day.

      This service includes:

      • 30 minute duration or longer if I lose track of time
      • Price includes the care of up to 3 pets, unless otherwise discussed
      • Feeding if required for the time requested
      • Spending time engaging with your pet in play and providing company
      • Cleaning up any mess made by your pet, and will bring pet outside to toilet
      • Photo updates
      • House Sitting:

        General housekeeping and overnight stay at your home to keep your pet safe, and provide company while you are away. Your pet will always be under constant supervision, even whilst eating and chewing toys for peace of mind. Please let me know if I'm not the only person staying in your home for the duration of your booking. I will leave in the morning after our last scheduled day.

        This service includes: 

        • 24 hour care
        • Price includes the care of up to 3 pets, unless otherwise discussed
        • I will be at your home at all times unless otherwise agreed
        • Minimum of 1 hour physical exercise for dogs, this might include indoor/outdoor play, multiple walks or one long walk as agreed
        • Feeding for specific meal times
        • Picking up outside dog waste
        • Leaving your home in the same condition you left it in
        • Spending time engaging with your pet in play and providing company
        • General housekeeping
        • Cleaning up any mess made by your pet
        • Daily photo updates

        • I own a full New Zealand driver's license and have no criminal record, I understand the importance of pet care and the level of trust involved when you allow someone to look after your family member, and I have the adequate experience, knowledge and patience to ensure that your pet will be left with a wagging tail.

          I encourage you to reach out to me even if you are not directly in my area, we may be able to come to an agreement.

          If you are interested in my services please do not hesitate to get in touch with me, we can arrange to meet your family to see if we are the right fit for each other.

          References and criminal record available on request.

          Thank you for reading my profile, have a great rest of your day. 

          Sophie's services

          At your home

          Dog Walking
          An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
          20 NZD for each additional pet
          30 NZD
          /walk
          One home visit a day
          Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
          30 NZD
          /day
          Two home visits a day
          Two drop-in visits for your pet
          40 NZD
          /day
          House Sitting
          A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
          50 NZD
          /night

          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 flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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          House Sitting
          Charlotte, 2022-05-06

          Sophie was a true asset, I received perfect updates and had complete confidence that my golden retriever was getting all the walks and care he needed. Lovely to come home to a relaxed happy Jasper

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          House Sitting
          Robyn, 2022-05-01

          Had Sophie for an 11 night house sit of our German Shepherd and cat. Sophie did a great job with pets and house, beyond what was expected. Kept in touch while we were away. Everyone was very happy, thanks again Sophie.

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          Availability

          Sophie's Pets

          Demeter And Persephone
          Ferret
          Todd
          Cat
          Toby
          Cat
          Sadie
          Purebred Labrador
          Lovey
          Jersey Wooly
          Romy And Michelle
          Ferret
          Rosie
          Purebred Bichon Frise

          Skills

          Specific Skills

          I speak English
          +20 years of experience
          Familiar with dog training techniques
          Can take care of exotic animals

          Can Administer

          Oral medications

          Experience with

          Animal welfare as a volunteer

          Stats

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          Sophie

          Sophie

          Sophie's Pet Care Services

          Christchurch
          Dog walking
          Min. 30-minute walks
          20 NZD for each additional pet
          30 NZD
          /walk
          All services and rates
          Contact Sophie

          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 flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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