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Carrie M.

1 Review
1 Repeat Guest
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Carrie's Resident Pets

Toby
Beagle
Male
7 yr 4 mo old
Patches
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
Female
11 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Carrie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile! Let me introduce myself: My name is Carrie Mansis, I am 25 years old, I enjoy long walks on the beach with a pup by my side, and quiet nights by the fire with a cat in my lap. Animals are my everything! I have had pets of my own my entire life, and I have been working with animals for over 15 years.

I worked most recently as a full time veterinarian assistant and kennel attendant at a pet hospital in Santa Barbara. My position there had me caring for dogs and cats on a daily basis, feeding them, monitoring their health, administering medication, walking, bathing and grooming them, and cleaning up their living areas. I am knowledgeable in caring for sick, elderly, or special needs pets, and I am well trained in proper animal handling should an animal become aggressive or fearful for any reason. I am also quite adept at recognizing signs of illness or injury and what to do in those cases. I’m comfortable giving medications, trimming nails, cleaning ears, and more. I also have been pet sitting locally for years, and have only recently decided to expand my business using sites like these. Typically I get introduced to new clients by word of mouth, but I’m willing to try something new! I have tons of references from past pet-sitting experiences. upon request. I've cared for all kinds of dogs before; teacup Chihuahuas, golden retrievers, terriers, pit-bulls and more. I have also had pets of my own my entire life; a Beagle, a Jack Russell terrier, shepherd mix, pit bull mix, Labrador mix, Italian greyhound mix (love mutts!) I'm very confident and poised with animals, and I have no problem LOVINGLY telling them who is boss ;) any size, any breed, any behavior, everything goes with me!

Anything else you'd like to know about me, my experience or how I can help you? Do I do CatVacay? (yes). Please, don't hesitate to contact me! I look forward to hearing from you!


NOTE:
The DogVacay calendar does not allow me to specify if I'm available for drop in visits or walks even if I'm booked for overnight stays. Usually, I can accommodate both! Message me to work out details!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Carrie M.

1 Review
1 Repeat Guest
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 7, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Grooming
$20 /min
$80 /max
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1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
Within minutes of meeting Carrie, I felt at ease and knew my mom’s dog would be in good hands. She has a positive, strong vibe that our dog Pilot responded well to—and he is not the easiest dog to handle. He is very resistant to meds, and when I explained how much trouble we have medicating him she actually showed me a technique she learned from being a Veterinarian Technician! It was amazing, my mom and I left the house feeling like we had our own personal vet on stand by. She sent many pictures and progress reports throughout the day. He looked so happy in every photo and was not at all anxious when we got back—a first, because Pilot is attached to my mom like a shadow. On top of everything else, our place was just as tidy as we left it—if not cleaner. Carrie, you’re a doll! 10/10 (Sorry it took me so long to leave a review!!)
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1 Review
Carrie is awesome! I have two sweet dogs with different needs and personalities and
Carrie deals with them amazingly. She will adjust to the dogs (and owner's) needs. I just love the updates and the pictures. When I was worried about how one was walking because of an old injury, she sent me a video. Didn't even think about taking a video, but what a great idea to ease my worries!!! Great to communicate with and flexible. I have already booked my next appointment for dog walking.
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