While you are at work, away on a business trip, or vacationing, I am more than happy to care for your pets. I have been providing pet sitting services on Rover since August 2012. I offer a complimentary meet and greet before your booking to become acquainted with you and your pets. This meet and greet is beneficial to ensure I am the right fit for you and your pets.
My name is Rebecca Roa and I am twenty-seven years old. I am a third-generation Deaf in my family and I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). I have residual hearing, however; I can speak clearly and communicate effectively with all individuals - this does not interfere with my abilities to care for pets whatsoever.
In May 2014, I completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Gallaudet University, located in Washington, D.C. I am aiming to become an Animal Assisted Therapist, and for two years I have volunteered with People. Animals. Love. (PAL) as part of a Pet Visiting Team.
I just moved to Austin, Texas from St. Augustine, Florida and I am really enjoying the change of scenery here. I am currently working full time as a pet sitter!
***I am more than willing to accommodate pets that require special care due to age, chronic illnesses, post-surgical recovery, and/or other medical reasons. I will treat your pets as my own and greatly understand the importance of your pets' needs. With me, your pets are in gentle, caring, and experienced hands!
My experience administering medication:
I am very comfortable in administering medications, due to my many experiences, such as: using an inhaler, giving pills (by mouth, in food, pocket pills, etc.), administering cream in the ears or on the body, eye/ear drops, etc. I do not have experience at this time with administering injections, however, I am willing to learn if you teach me!
I am also very familiar with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (a neurological disorder). One of my cats, Skittles, was diagnosed with this disorder. He passed away about 3 years ago due to Kidney Failure, and is missed very much.
What Rebecca would like to know about your dog:
It’s necessary to know about any special needs your pets may have, ranging from dietary restrictions to behavioral concerns. I am very accommodating, and with your help, will provide the best care possible for special needs.
Please include the following in your care instructions and/or inquiry:
- Allergies (food/environmental)
- Toy or treat restrictions
- History of destructive behavior
- History of reactivity (such as barking/lunging on leash, guarding food or toys, or uncontrollable excitement)
- History of separation anxiety
In case of an emergency, I would like to have your veterinarian's contact information (name, phone numbers, address) on hand.
I am also always visiting different trails in the area - if your dogs like that, I'll be more than happy to bring them along! I enjoy early morning and evening strolls around the neighborhood. If your dogs prefer quiet areas, there are plenty of other routes available to suit their needs. our dogs will get a lot of exercise, which makes for tired but happy dogs at the end of the day! Of course, my walks is dependent on the age of your dogs and level of energy and stamina.
Depending on your dogs, we can play tug of war, fetch, go swimming, or on a hike. My dog, Ellie, loves play dates. If you are interested in socializing your dogs, I am more than happy to bring her along to our Meet and Greet, to see how they get along.
My style of care is completely based on your needs and the needs of your dogs. I am aware that some dogs are active and playful while some like to nap and relax. I am prepared to accommodate any temperament, age, or activity level, in addition to supplying you with daily updates and photos upon request.
Extra house-sitting services:
I am able to bring in the mail, water your plants, leave a detailed journal (notes about your pets for each visit), send you an email or text message with an attachment of your pets, and if you feed alley cats, I would happily do that as well.
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