Hi! I'm Caitriona, I'm 23 and I'm currently in my third year studying Veterinary Medicine at UCD. I live in Knocklyon with my family and my dog Winnie. Winnie and I love walking up in the mountains, down on the beach in Wexford and around Marlay Park! I'm a huge animal lover and recently spent 3 months volunteering with a sea turtle conservation project in Greece. I am passionate about conservation and animal welfare, and I am a real believer in positive reinforcement and treating your pets like part of the family.
I am comfortable with all types of pets. We have always had dogs in our house, and in the past have owned hamsters, budgies and fish. I recently did some work experience in a vet practice, and I have previously volunteered with the DSPCA, so I am very capable and happy to work and play with cats, small dogs and big dogs, including restricted breeds. I completed my animal handling exams in May, and I am fully up to date on the care of dogs, cats, and small furries, so I'd love to look after rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, or anything you may have! Last year I also took an elective module on exotic animals including reptiles, birds and fish, involving practical handling classes and husbandry, so don't be afraid to ask about your weird and wonderful pets.
I also have lots of experience walking dogs for the DSPCA and for my friends, family and neighbours. In the past I have done lots of pet-sitting for my friends and neighbours, including my boyfriend's collies (photos). I have my own car, so I am happy to travel short distances. I am a full-time student but I am fully available in the evenings and at weekends, and during some afternoons! I am also happy to do overnight pet sitting any weekday or weekend. I will of course keep you updated about how your pet is doing, with lots of photos! Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Catriona stepped up to accept an alteration to house sit last minute notice when we were facing issues in the hospital. Her attention to our dog and home and kind heart go for miles and miles. Can't speak highly enough of her. Just incredible
Caitriona looked after our 2 cats over a long weekend and I cannot recommend her enough. The communication was great. She did everything we asked and she even sent picture updates. We came back to 2 happy, content cats and we will definitely be in contact again.
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