Hello Fellow Pet Owners!
My name is Marlies. :) I am a Pet Mommy & Pet Care Provider! I have grown up with pets all my life, (cats & dogs, baby chicks briefly, a tiny water-frog, and cow, who I was told I milked once or twice in my very young days!). I've grown up loving animals and loving caring for animals; ALL animals! I have also been a vegetarian for the past eight years! I do a lot of animal advocating via social media, including signing petitions and participating in local "walks for the animals"! I have saved stray dogs from the streets as well, in the past couple of years! One of our pups is also a rescue. I have been a Pet Mommy (to 2 cats & 2 dogs) for the past 10 years! My husband has been a great Pet Daddy as well! He also helps me with my pet sitting services!
I have actually been a Professional Nanny for the past decade! I adore working with children! (We now have two of our own, a toddler & a baby!), I find that usually what comes along with working for many families, is working with their pets as well. (I actually prefer working with families who have pets, any and all kinds of pets!) I appreciate having a pet companion around me at all times. It's comforting knowing we can take care of each other. I also find great value in teaching my charges that we respect animals and our family pets. I preach kindness and teach kindness. (Even to insects!)
Typical pet care that I have provided for my work-families has included general feeding & potty breaks, taking their pups to the vet for an appt. or to the groomer's. Taking the pups for walks, bathing them after a muddy romp in the yard, and even doing dog park trips with my charges & their pups. Most of my families turned to me when they needed pet care while on family vacation and I have always happily accepted!
Caring for my own pets and my work-families' pets led me to wanting MORE time with animals, and that feeling of being able to provide great pet care for families who need it! Usually I end up providing care for pets while their families are traveling, (and usually this care is out of my own home). Occasionally (and usually for cats, but some dogs as well), I have provided daily visits for families to check on their pets in THEIR homes. I have also provided dog walking, in which I make a specific visit to a family's home to walk their pups, (or make a trip to a local dog park)!
The great thing for you as a client of mine, about having pets in my home already, is that your pup(s) have friends there to play with!! (I just love providing doggy playdates!) I would be very happy to help your family in caring for your pets, whatever that may look like!
I am looking forward to chatting with you! :)
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