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Ian M. W.

6 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Ian M.'s Resident Pets

Bailey
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Female
2 yr 11 mo old

Ian M.'s Apartment

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Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Ian M.

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Greetings.

I was raised with a menagerie of animals, from fish in the pond and aquariums to frogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats and of course, dogs. I've also helped former roommates take care of their two dogs, both during the two years they lived here and when I would dogsit for them.

It was always my goal to have a dog as an adult, but I thought I would have to wait until I had a place with a secure back garden/yard. Until such time, I was the one my friends called on to dogsit for them, and I loved it every time. June of 2015 changed that when I took in a stray who followed a friend home. She changed my life, and we both saved one another.

Since then, I've discovered more and more that I'm good with dogs and (usually) they are with me. I'm the person you see at parties getting down on the floor with the dog of the house. I'm perfectly fine just being down on their level and quiet with them and I think that is what they appreciate most.

After a long career in I.T., I am now self-employed as a Voice Artist, and I work from home as I built a sound booth here. As any newly self-employed person knows, finances can be and usually are rather tight. When I saw the ad on Facebook, I thought this might be a perfect way to help give back to dogs and their companions (for all of the love and support they have given me, particularly, of course, Bailey) and to earn a little extra as I grow my business.

I have no formal training, but I can promise patience, attention, playtime and companionship for your friend. I have a large, dog-friendly home which they are free to roam. Usually, they particularly like running the long hallway as we play together.

For any bathing, I use only hypoallergenic, paraben and sulphate free shampoos.

Walks are generally around the neighbourhood which has plenty of trees and grass.

To read about Bailey's story and see some of the (many) pictures I have of her, have a peek here:

https://www.facebook.com/ian.m.walker/media_set?set=a.10153739584811411.641111410&type=3


I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers.

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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety

Ian M. W.

6 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 23, 2017

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ian M.'s Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$42 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Ian M.'s Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
Ian has been our go to sitter for several years when we go out of town - sometimes for weekends and usually twice a year for a couple of weeks. It is clear he loves our dogs and our dogs love him back - they are always thrilled to see him! We have two fairly large dogs: a pit/mastif and terrier/lab and they both think Ian is fantastic. While leaving them for a week or two can be hard on us, it is made so much easier because our dogs love being with him. For them it is like having a favorite uncle come and stay. Ian is also really responsible with our house, keeps it clean and in perfect shape (and he keeps an eye on things for us as well) along with keeping us regularly updated with photos and texts - which is very reassuring for us. We are always thrilled with his work. If you care about your pets, don't hesitate to make him your sitter!
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6 Reviews
Had to extend reservation, Casey ended up staying with Ian a week and it was fantastic. Got updates & photos while I was away and one very happy dog upon return. Was nervous about using this app for the first time & lucked out working with Ian. Highly recommend him.
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Had to extend reservation, Casey ended up staying with Ian a week and it was fantastic. Got updates & photos while I was away and one very happy dog upon return. Was nervous about using this app for the first time & lucked out working with Ian. Highly recommend him.
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Ian was an absolute pleasure to coordinate with! Before Tilly's vacay he arranged for a meet and greet with his lovely dog Bailey to make sure both pups would get along fine. While I was away I received regular updates and knew that my darling Tilly was in good hands and getting all the love, care, affection and walks she could hope for. I highly recommend Ian and I'm sure Tilly will be more than happy to go back once her next vacay comes around!
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