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Carla

Conscientious Animal Lover

Wellington
36 times favorited
16 recurring guests
Lives with 1 cat
Usually responds within few hours
1w ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
24 NZD
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Carla is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Carla

Kia ora! I'm Carla, an early 30's animal enthusiast.

I've been working in animal care for the last 4 years, as a pet and house sitter, in a cattery and kennels, at a cat shelter and at an animal sanctuary for farm animals. I love all animals and looking after them is my absolute passion.

When you choose me to care for your animal companion we will have a consultation either in person or over the phone and I will ask questions about their care routine and give you the chance to meet me and ask any questions.

I'm happy to do extra things like plant care (I'm quite the plant parent and hobby gardener) or bringing in mail.

I will treat your space with the utmost respect and your animals with have my full attention.

I am happy to look after most animals, I have cared for everything from cats and dogs, to rodents, reptiles, chickens, goats, baby animals requiring round the clock feeds, you name it!

I can administer medication, do minor wound care, clip claws, basic grooming and some basic training.

I humbly ask out of respect to my other clients that all animals in my care are up to date with all parasite treatments, regardless of if they are an indoor or outdoor pet as my previous experience has proven indoor animals are not immune from fleas and worms, and I want to keep everyone's animals safe and healthy.

I check any animal I look after for fleas and ear mites, and do a daily clean of any eye discharge, if appropriate.

I offer house sitting, and visits of either once or twice a day, and in summer I offer dog walking.

House sitting : With house sitting I will sleep over so your pet is guaranteed to have me there morning, evening and night. During the day the amount of time I spend with a pet will depend on the animals needs and my schedule. If in a consultation it is established that an animal needs lots of my time during the day I will reduce the amount of daily visits I accept during that period, however if they are used to being alone during the day I will accept more daily visits from other clients. They will always get a chunk of quality time in the day regardelss, in addition to the usual food, water, litterbox, walks etc. If they have additional needs such as medication this can all be discussed and agreed on in a consultation.

Daily visits: Daily visits will be from 15-30mins each unless a longer visit is negotiated. If an animal is sociable and wants attention they will get the full 30mins. If for example they are a roaming cat that isn't home for the visit, it will be 15mins whilst I put out food and fresh water, clean litter trays etc. If they are highly social and my schedule allows I'm always happy to give more than the 30mins, I want your animal friend to be happy!

Dog walks: I have a wrist injury so there is a limit to the size of dog I can accept as lots of lead pulling can agravate my injury. With dogs that go off lead they must be trained to come back on command, I don't want to risk your dog friend running into a road or knocking over a small child because they won't come when called. Please be very honest about your dogs behaviour and training level so that I can provide a safe and fun experience for both of us!

Updates! I understand it can be hard being seperated from your pets, and it takes a lot of trust to leave them with someone new. I am always very happy to take photos and send updates. I usually do daily updates but you can tell me if you would prefer less. Never feel like it's too much to ask for more updates either. I love taking cute photos of your animals, I really don't mind.

A clear police check is available on request. I'm a nonsmoker, quiet and tidy. If you're still unsure, take a look at my reviews.

Ngā mihinui,

Carla

Thank you for reading my profile!

Carla's services

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
24 NZD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 NZD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 NZD
/night

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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

Reviews

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House Sitting
Stephanie, 2021-11-09

Carla provided fantastic care for our pup and took great care of our home too. She was communicative and flexible. We would love to have her care for our pet again.

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Home Visits
Judy, 2021-10-14

:) THank you

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Availability

Carla's Pets

Evie
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

Clear Police Check

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Email
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Carla

Carla

Conscientious Animal Lover

Wellington
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
24 NZD
/day
All services and rates

Unavailable

Carla is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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

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