Hello Fellow Pet Lovers!
◈ A BIT ABOUT ME ◈
I'm a freelance journalist & printmaker based in Portobello, who has a green cert in Agriculture. I grew up on a farm in the shticks of county Kilkenny, so animals have been coming into my life, like Noah's Ark, for many years. My mum also runs a donkey sanctuary, but she loves the donks too much to say goodbye... So, 20 middle-aged donkeys now love their daily ginger biscuits.
Back in Dublin, I'm the proud owner of my girl, Seven. She's the beautiful grey rescue cat from my pictures and, quite naturally, has her own Instagram account (seventherescuecat). My girl is quite picky and skittish, so I'm well used to handling cats with that type of temperament. I have further experience with birds (cockatiel and budgie), and I'm also very experienced with dogs of any size and personality (be it timid, reactive, hyper, and so on).
I'm very laid back in terms of my schedule and can work to whatever routine you've already set up with your pet. Feel free to message me with any questions and I'd love to chat!
◈ THE LOCATIONS I SERVICE ◈
Anywhere that’s within a 10 minute cycle from Portobello. Generally, that ends up being parts of D6 and D6w (Rathmines, Harold's Cross and Ranelagh), Dublin 8 (but no further west than Dolphin's Barn/The Coombe), Dublin 2 (though not as far as the Docklands) and a small part of Dublin 12 (the side of Crumlin that's near the canal).
◈ THE SERVICES I PROVIDE ◈
1. Dog walking, which is a 30 minute walk.
2. Home visits, which is approx 30 minutes at the house in total. We have 10 minutes to first feed pet, change water and clean up litter box and messes. We finish with a 20 minute dog walk & cuddles, or else 20 minutes of cat playing & cuddles.
3. Home care: watering plants, taking out bins, picking up packages. Please note that if there is a lot to do, you'll have to book a double slot.
4. Daily photo updates of your wee ones.
◈ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU GET IN TOUCH ◈
We'll exchange info and do a quick "meet and greet" for whatever time and date suits you. This will be a good opportunity to exchange keys, show me the ropes, and let your pet decide if I am the chosen one! Once you're happy to proceed, you'll then make the booking official on Pawshake and I'll go ahead and accept.
Natalie was awesome. She was diligent about understating our cats needs and routines. Great communication before and during the care period. Just the right amount of updates were provided regularly and with great humour. We felt really comfortable leaving her in charge of our cats and house. We absolutely recommend her and we will be using her service again. Thanks Natalie.
Natalie immediately connected with my two nervous greyhounds, who were very comfortable with her. She is a very friendly, reliable and conscientious walker who truly loves animals.
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