Hi my name is Richie and I'm from Athlone. I've been blessed enough to have a variety of pets in my life from a very early age and I loved all of them dearly - from hamsters to cats to dogs! I have been looking after animals of all kinds, however - including ducks, goats, sheep and chickens - for over 4 years now on various other similar platforms to this one, both on a short-stay and long-term basis.
My last house sit was for 3 weeks with an 8-month old husky, a 9-year-old German shepherd, and their feline friend, Echo. They were all so adorable and affecionate and the perfect reminder of why I love doing this so much!
Before that I was in the south of Spain for 4 whole months looking after three dogs, two cats, 3 ducks and 12 chickens! This was the most remote house sit I've ever done and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've looked after pets in all kinds of settings, both rural and urban.
I work remotely so I am flexible and I drive, so I can be available at the last minute. I'm ready now to open up to this type of animal care for shorter stays/drop ins, as I get very attached during longer stays and it's so difficult to say goodbye to the amazing pets I've had the privilege of taking care of and building such beautiful bonds with.
I'm available any time to discuss all of your pets needs by phone or Zoom or by whatever means suits best. be assured that my priority is always the comfort and welfare of the animals in their owners' absense and I go out of my way to treat them as my own. I am someone who pays real attention to details, so any particulars around sleep patterns, diets, eating times, methods, toys, dos and dont's, medication etc. will be handled with the utmost of care.
Thank you for reading and I really look forward to taking care of your precious one(s) in the very near future :)
Richie is amazing! He took care of our four pets for a week in September, staying in our house - not an easy task as they all bring their own needs and personalities to the table but Richie handled them all like a champion. We came home to four very happy pets and also a very tidy house - Richie even stripped his bed and put it in the wash before he left! We have already booked his services again for October - it is always so reassuring when you know you are leaving your pets in such excellent care.
We were very happy to have Richie look after Toby while we were away. He is very experienced with dogs and tunes into their personalities very quickly. He took him for lots of walks and gave him lots of love and attention. We came home to a happy and relaxed dog and a spick and span house also. We were also kept well updated before and during the dog sitting period. Would highly recommend Richie if you want to feel at ease when you are away that your pet is in a safe and caring pair of hands.
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