Lorna

Vet student in Dublin!

Dublin
22 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with CollieXCorgi Pluto
Usually responds within one day
5w ago
Last activity
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

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Lorna is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Lorna

Hello! My name is Lorna and I'm currently studying Veterinary Medicine as a mature student after completing my first degree at UCC. Please read on for details on services I can offer! I'm happy to care for both cats and dogs and have references for both :) I have worked as a veterinary assistant in a local clinic, and have spent time volunteering at a local cattery also. Of course I also have extensive placements in clinics as part of my degree.

Location and availability: I'm based near UCD and will be working around my college timetable so will likely mostly in the evenings to visit your pet, with some limited daytime availability. For house sitting, I can walk pets in the morning, sometimes at some point during the day, and in evenings :) My college schedule usually allows for me to either pop home for a visit, or to go home earlier in the day and study from there. Let me know your dates and hopefully we can work something out!

Growing up with pets, I'm well used to their quirks. I understand how to respect their boundaries, and can honestly say I treat my and other peoples' pets like royalty! I have only ever used positive, reward-based training methods with my pets and this is something I'm passionate about. I have a huge interest in behaviour and training so if your pet has a few quirks, is anxious, or even has special physical needs (my previous dog had 3 legs!), I am more than happy to work with what's best for them.

House sitting: I have been lucky enough to spend time house sitting and pet sitting abroad and it's always been a pleasure. I'm clean and respectful of people's homes and belongings! For now, I can only house sit in places within reasonable commuting distance of UCD. I love getting to spend time with animals when I'm missing my own! I can also water plants (my first degree was in plant biology 😅) and take in post if anything like that is needed.

Home visits: When visiting your pet I can feed them, play with them, cuddle them, bring them out for walks and toilet breaks, administer medication, etc. Please note for home visits for cats and dogs I usually anticipate spending about an hour with them (unless you want me to spend less time), I think it's really important they get interaction every day, hence my rate reflects this! :)

Dog walking: If your dog enjoys walks, I love being outdoors and I am happy to take them out for sniffs, a run, a game of fetch - whatever is their favourite. If they're more of a homebody I'm also happy to play games with them at home and provide enrichment there. Please note my rate is for an approximately 1 hour walk, if your dog needs lots more time please contact me and we can work out what suits :)

Cat sitting: I always make sure litter boxes and food dishes are immaculate and will always make plenty of time for cuddles and a check over to make sure your pet is feeling okay. Recently, I have also fostered and rehomed feral kittens, which are now total sweethearts thanks to some TLC. I love cats and I know they also have many quirks - I'll offer them space or cuddles, whichever they're in the mood for. 


Currently, my only pet is our family dog, Pluto, a rescue mutt who I miss a lot when I'm at college and on placement. He's a beeeautiful and unique looking collie cross!

I also understand the need to provide owner updates if desired - I am always asking for updates whenever I'm away from Pluto! 

I have always loved all animals and I really appreciate their individuality, they are never just a pet, they're a family member! I'm happy to follow your instructions to a T, and provide updates as we go. 

Thanks for reading, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions ☺️

Lorna's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
4 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 EUR
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 EUR
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
40 EUR
/day

Lorna also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Home Visits
Letícia, 2023-11-08

I had a fantastic experience with Lorna who looked after my two cats, Yumi and Brasa. She was extremely attentive, ensuring that my cats received proper care, affection, and playtime. I appreciated the updates and photos she sent, which gave me peace of mind while I was away. I highly recommend her services for anyone in need of a reliable and caring pet sitter. Yumi and Brasa were happy and content when I returned, which speaks volumes about the quality of care they received. 😊

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House Sitting
-anonymized-, 2023-08-04

Lorna will exceed your expectations, my dog is a shelter dog that’s been with me for roughly a month and Lorna had all the proper experience and knowledge to take good care of my baby. She also made sure that they were getting a lot of snuggles and love and to send me a lot of pics and updates along the way. She also left my apartment cleaner that it already was and was a very easy to trust with everything. If you’re looking for a pet sitter that will go above and beyond to give your pet the care they need, Lorna is your girl.

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Lorna's Pets

Pluto
CollieXCorgi

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have volunteered in local vet clinics and a local cattery. I have also worked as a veterinary assistant for over a year in a local veterinary clinic, and throughout my time in UCD I have been carrying out placements at various clinics. I have encountered plenty of nervous pets and while not yet qualified in the Fear Free program, I firmly believe in their methods and principles! I only believe in positive, reward based training methods. My own dog Pluto is a rescue, and I have also fostered and socialised two little kittens - one of whom was extremely feral! Both are now sweet as can be and happy in their new homes. Pluto has also had his fair share of behavioural issues, mainly reactivity issues, and we have worked with behavioural consultants and continue our positive training at home, seeing huge improvements! I am not a certified dog trainer, but I am happy to continue any training regimes you have begun with your pet and I am happy to assist in toilet training etc on my visits.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Lorna

Lorna

Vet student in Dublin!

Dublin
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

Unavailable

Lorna is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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