Hi there my name is Brook and I’m a recent college graduate from America living in Christchurch! Currently, I’m on a one-year working holiday visa and I’m looking to earn some extra money by caring for friendly pets of any breed or size. My family and I have owned/fostered dogs my entire life until this past year and since I'm unable to have my own personal dog at the moment, caring for other dogs could fulfill that missing hole in my life. I love being around pets because they keep me active and allow me to be more responsible. I enjoy the outdoors, but also don’t mind hanging out at home so if your dog is highly active or a couch potato both of those types works for me!
For the services I offer (dog walking and house sitting), everything is included in the price. If your pet is staying with me overnight, I ask that the owner brings enough food for the duration of the stay. At the moment, I'm looking for employment so I'm usually home most of the time. Therefore your pet won't be alone for more than two to three hours a day. I live in a one-story flat with my boyfriend and we have a pet rabbit that lives in the backyard. If the rabbit is an issue, we do have an enclosed area in case other pets can't coexist with the rabbit. Our backyard is very green with lots of places to explore and is fully fenced except for a small opening that is blocked with chicken wire so the rabbit can't get out. When anyone is home during the day the door to the backyard is typically open so your pet will have easy and safe access to the backyard all day. Also if your pet is staying overnight they can sleep in our room with or without a crate or wherever the owner prefers. Overall, I would be happy to negotiate prices that are suitable for your service.
For dog walks, I typically walk pets for thirty minutes to an hour depending on how active the pet is. I'm happy to walk the same pets twice a day and I'm able to walk up to two dogs at the same time. I believe my service stands out because I have experience working for another pet service app in the United States and received great reviews. Also, I
am available during the weekdays/weekends, quick to respond, and highly flexible with schedules. The reasons why I love working for a pet service app is because
I love meeting new pets, their owners, and staying active. I enjoy helping others that need their pet cared for when they’re not available. Through my experience with working for a pet care service, I find it most rewarding when the owners know that their pet is cared for and safe.
Whether it is taking your dog for walks or doing an overnight stay I would make sure your pet was cared for as if it were my own. If you are interested in hiring me, let me know!
Unfortunately my dogs were suffering from separation anxiety at the time and unable to stay with Brook, despite her best efforts. Brook handled this difficult situation well.
Brook was absolutely fantastic. We needed care quite quickly due to a family illness out of town and made contact with Brook. Within a day we were all organised for a visit and scheduled stay with Brook.
She was very aware our dog (14 months) was anxious and was able to gain her trust reasonably quickly with playing and walks. Brook sent updated pics of Stella throughout her stay which reassured our young children she was doing ok. Brook has a fantastic backyard which our dog loved and a warm welcoming home. We will definitely use Brook again should the need arise.
From my previous jobs I have undergone multiple background checks and do have basic knowledge on dog training.
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