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Sara

Cloud Canine

Hamilton
5 recurring guests
Last booked 13 days ago
Last contacted 13 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Jack Russell x Toy Poodle Marcy
Usually responds within few hours
Last activity
<3h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Sara

*Please note I am planning an extended trip and will be leaving in April, so I am not suitable for long term bookings*

Hi there, my name is Sara, I'm yet to meet an animal I don't adore and I’ve devoted my work, academic, and social life to improving the lives of cats and dogs.

I live with my three-year-old Jack Russell x Toy Poodle, Marcy, who loves other dogs as much as I do. I sometimes bring her along for house visits and walks, if that's something your pet would enjoy.

To give you a little bit of background about me:

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I’m recently back in Hamilton after finishing my Masters degree at the University of Auckland where I worked with hundreds of dogs, investigating new methods of improving their welfare

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I spent the last three years working in an veterinary clinic and cattery, as well as holidays working for an Auckland based pet care company specialising in dog walks, house visits, and dog boarding

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I also have a New Zealand certificate in animal care specialising in cats and dogs (including a first aid component)

I’m well versed in evidence-based dog training methods (with a focus on positive reinforcement). I’m confident administering medications, have experience with young puppies and fractious cats. My schedule is very flexible at the moment, and as such I am often avaliable to spend 24/7 with your pet, or do multiple house visits/walks a day.

If it sounds like I might be a good fit for your animal, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I know how hard it is to trust your pets with someone new, but kennels and catteries do not compare to the comfort and safety of staying in their own home! I have worked with all breeds and sizes of cats and dogs. I cater my stays around your pet's temperament and their regular schedule to make them as comfortable as possible, including walking, feeding, playing and cuddles, and i’m happy to send all the pictures and updates you need to feel assured your animal is safe and happy.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Sara's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 NZD for two visits a day
25 NZD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 NZD
/night

Sara also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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Home Visits
Jono, 2021-04-07

Great service quick response

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House Sitting
Helen, 2021-03-17

I can't recommend Sara highly enough! The moment she met our 10 year old fox terrier, Bella, it appeared like they were long lost friends and there was an instant connection, which isn't how Bella treats everyone on first meeting! Sara has an obvious affinity and way with animals and we couldn't have asked for more in a pet sitter. Sara stayed in our house while we were away for 8 nights and also kept an eye on our small lifestyle block; she was completely trustworthy and did a fantastic job of looking after everything. It was wonderful to be away knowing Bella was well cared for, and to get the regular updates from Sara. We wouldn't hesitate in having Sara to house/ pet sit again.

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Availability

Sara's Pets

Marcy
Jack Russell x Toy Poodle

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

MSc in psychology working with Auckland University's Clever Canine Lab

3 years working in a veterinary clinic and cattery

Casual work with an Auckland based company providing house visits and dog walking, and dog boarding

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care specialising in cats and dogs

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Sara

Sara

Cloud Canine

Hamilton
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Sara

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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