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Mustafa H.

3 Testimonials
$35/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • 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, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

About Mustafa

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Mustafa Hassaballah. I'm 18. I'm from Egypt. Yes I live under a pyramid and go to school on a camel. Didn't animals just leave us in awe when we were kids? I'm sad to see that we developed many silenced emotions and think it's OK to kill animals for food, clothes, entertainment, and scientific research. This is just plain slavery and sometimes worse. I had pets since I was a baby and grew with the likeness towards our furry brothers. Right now I'm majoring biology in SMC and I want to be a vet.

Back in my country I used to go walk an oppressed dog in the prime of winter who lived alone in a dirty garden and had no interaction with the outside world except a man originating from an ignorant region in Egypt who thinks that if dogs touch you, you need to burn your clothes (extreme religious backgrounds). My father used to disagree with me too and preferred me to stay home and do research on universities. I used to go down six days a week (the seventh I went to see my mother), even on school days where the teachers were overwhelming us with too much homework. Fox stored up energy as he was glaring outside his cage and released it on my arm when I walked him until once I told my father about my injured shoulder from how much he pulled on my leash (once Fox accelerated upon seeing another dog that he snapped the metal chain) then my father took me to the company and we entered the office of the company's CEO. Fox lives with an old female dog. Now that I'm on another continent, my father sometimes lets them out even in the garden of our home.

I don't like to call it me walking the dog. I let dogs do what they want to live their life as they wish (but not to the extreme like running away or entering another person's house). When I play with them, I love to take them out under the sun so they can feel the warmth and nature of the grass; if there isn't, then I'll just take them to the nearest park. I like to run around with them, let them chase me, lie on the ground to let the puppies feel the beauty of conquest over me as they lick my face so I get overwhelmed with eustress, and if there are toys play catch with them for example. I tend to get hypnotized when I play with animals. Man, I can stay with them all day; humans? I got a time limit: two hours and I bounce.

I like to see happiness, especially with the animals we lost our love for.
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Can administer oral medicine
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Mustafa H.

3 Testimonials
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Last updated November 14, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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3 Testimonials
Oct 2016
He has a great heart for pets .. extremely considerate and passionate he has a vision while dealing with pets and d not only this he as well studying to capitalize on his experience.. I always love to ustilize his experience with our pets
Oct 2016
It is always a tough decision giving your pet to someone else to take care of it but I would assure anyone that Mustafa is most definitely the most animal loving people I've known in my life. He has a long history of taking in dogs in need and taking good care of them no matter how much time it takes away from his daily chores. Recently in Egypt, Mustafa had taken in a guard dog that used to be the property of a company near where Mustafa lived. The company had moved its location but had left the dog behind to be taken care of by a security guard who frankly had very little knowledge of how to take proper care of a pet. Mustafa found out about this dog and made it his priority to care for it by feeding it, taking it to the vet frequently, and walking it so that it didn't feel trapped in a cage. I have owned dogs myself before and Mustafa would always enjoy playing with them whenever he was at my house and he'd always get along with them. The state of animal welfare in Egypt is quite deplorable to say the least as people in Egypt do not really care about the way their lives are affecting the animals around them. Only a few months ago in Alexandria, a specific neighborhood wanted to get rid of the street dogs so a group of people decided to go out and start hunting them down in the streets and left their bodies lying where they were. This sort of situation, sadly, is not surprising to us in Egypt as animals have always been mistreated. Mustafa however, has always wanted to change the perception that Egyptians had towards animals - especially street animals. He dedicated much of his time to going to vet clinics and adoption centers to help with taking care of animals and did not ask for a single thing in return. I firmly believe that Mustafa would be perfect for this job and I completely support him in his desire to be with animals and take care of them in the best way possible.
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Oct 2016
For the, now, almost seven years that I have known Mustafa, he has been both competent and compassionate when concerned with animals. He has, on many occasions shown himself to be a capable caretaker for many different species of pet, but – in particular – dogs have always been his forte. He has cared for them and treated them as what they are: intimate life companions and ends in themselves, with rights and a vast array of emotions – this alone I have always found especially commendable and have endeavored to emulate. It was partly due to this view of animals of his that he took such a compassionate yet reasoned and informed approach when dealing with an issue concerning any dog. His ability to assess a situation when it came to their emotional or physical well-being, and subsequently take the right course of action has always been impressive. Whether that implied having to give up extensive periods of his valuable time so as not to compromise a psychologically distraught dog’s daily walk and exercise, or required him to deal with ill dogs on a daily basis as a part-time vet employee, he was both exceptionally industrious and adroit.
One case that truly tested and exemplified Mustafa’s ability to deal with dogs, his astuteness when it came to recognizing their troubles, and his compassion for animal well-being, was the case of Fox, the dog. Back in Egypt, Mustafa lived in a house that was located by a company’s base. This company owned a dog by the name of Fox and used him as a guard dog, locking him up in a dirty, inhumane basement; Mustafa, being the dog-lover he is, always greeted Fox and played with him, but he knew the dog was suffering, and so he always complained to the company’s gatekeeper about it, much to the gatekeeper’s chagrin. In any case, some time passed with Fox existing solely in a state of confinement, and within a dirty, lonely basement owned by the company. It was then that Mustafa started hearing the Fox’s cries at night. I remember being on Skype with him and wondering what that sound was, only to have him explain how badly the company treated Fox. The dog would be left in the basement without ever being let out, and of course this ruined his mental well-being; it was inhumane and cruel, as Mustafa was wont to point out. Mustafa, of course, was not about to leave it like that; for the coming years he would routinely take Fox on walks and runs around the whole neighborhood, he would play with him, feed him and eventually even advocate for Fox’s right to have a wife. Of course, many times the company was reluctant to change or even care about the well-being of the dog, but Mustafa would insist, involving as many people as he could. For Fox, Mustafa became the person he cared for most – in fact I would venture to say that Mustafa was the only person Fox cared for.
Having explicated the case, I must conclude by saying this: that the state of animals in Egypt is especially atrocious; animals are generally seen as nothing but mindless and insentient commodities for humans’ use and abuse, and are routinely targets of violence and murder. For this reason, one of Mustafa’s long term goals has always been to establish a firm foundation in Egypt for animals’ rights and be able to create a new cultural zeitgeist concerning how Egyptians see animals. He has already succeeded in changing the way I, as well as many others, view animals, and for that reason as well as the aforementioned ones, I support whatever occupation he may engage in, in order to further his goals. He is more than capable.
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