A Little About Myself
Hi, my name is Rachel Hatfield, I am a uni student that studies Animal Science at Massey University and I work at Unleashed Doggy Daycare. I am originaly from the States and have moved here with my family 5 years ago due to my mom being kiwi. I have loved animals since I was a kid and have dreamt about helping animals in need and just be around them 24/7. I love the outdoors so walking dogs gives me another excuse to go out and explore my environment. I don't mind the rain which means i'd be able to give your dog the attention and play time it needs no matter the weather, which is probably a good thing since Palmy's weather is so unpredictable!
I have worked in various vet clinics as well as doggy daycares and a cattery. This means I have a lot of experience handling animals of all sorts, from cats to horses. I am currently working at a doggy day care which means I am well informed with dog behaviour. In my role I interact with all sized dogs, playing with them and watching them to make sure they're having fun and playing well with others. I also drive dogs home for owners who can't come pick them up. This experience benefits because if you have a shy dog I won't force myself onto them, I will have the patience to allow them to get to know me.
A Day With Me
My motivation for becoming a sitter/walker is to get outdoors and interact with different animals. Being able to make them happy by providing excercise and love brings me joy. I can walk your dogs or just play with them in your yard but no matter the area my focus is making sure they're happy and having fun! I have pet-sat multiple times before as well as being emloyed to look after and take care of animals. I have looked after cats and dogs and know their needs. I am good at dealing with any sized animal. A typical day with me would either include an hour of play and cuddles at your house or an hour of walking either around your neighbourhood or along the riverside. After the dog has recieved an adequate amount of excercise and play time I would then take the time to give them water and cuddles. I have a light uni workload and shedule which means I will be available most days at varying times, allowing you to decide which time suits you and your pet. If you decide to take advantage of my house sitting option, this would entail being there in the mornings for feeding, I would check on them around lunch as long as my uni/work schedule provides, then when my day is finished I would spend the rest of the night with them. If you have any questions or additional needs just let me know :)
~ Dog walking: a walk would include me taking your dog(s) for a walk around your neigbourhood for anywhere between 20 minuetes to an hour. The time will depend on the dog as well as the dog's age. This service varys bewteen owners and their pets. I am available to do this service most days anywhere between 10am & 2pm. Walkings outside these times can be discussed depending on the situation.
~ Home Visits: home visits for dogs usually includes me going to your home and letting your dog out to the toilet, lots of play time, cuddles and I can even feed your dog if that is want you need. This service lasts up to an hour depending on the owner and pet's needs. A home visit for cats includes going to feed them and give them a cuddle and a play. This service is usually shorter (30-40mins) as I find cats don't tend to have a shorter attention span when it comes to cuddles and play time. Home visits can either be morning, afternoon or night. The specific times may vary depedning on the owner and pet's needs as well as my schedule. I am normally very felxible :)
~ House Sitting: this service is when I come to your house to look after your animals. This service varys between owner's needs and my schedule. If this service is required during the week then I will need to leave for certain periods of time for either work or uni classes. I would walk the dogs during a break in my day and stay over night. If this service is needed on the weekend and you need me to stay at the house for a longer period of time this can be arranged.
Rachael was communicative and very sweet with our little guy.
Awesome dog walker 😊
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