Laura

Animal-approved human

Dundalk
1 time favorited
Lives with 1 dog, 2 cats and 1 pet
Lives with Boxer x Collie Bailey
Usually responds within one hour
21m ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

About Laura

Hello my name is Laura! I am an animal and nature lover who has always had pets - cats, dogs, gerbil, budgie, fish, chickens, ponies.

I hold a full driver's license and car.

I am currently studying a BA in Community Youth Work (finished level 7 May 2024) as I want to enhance my practical skills to assist people in life, but I really would like to work with both animals and humans! Where I am living now I only have my fish Joules with me, so I would love to help look after your pets!

Currently volunteering at Dundalk Dog Rescue


Services:

Dog walking - due to flexible part-time work schedule I am probably available at whatever day and time suits you. Just contact me/book and I can let you know. I will trust you to inform me of your dog's needs and fears - whether they should be let off leash, animal/human friendly... Walks up to 90min. 

If needed for house sitting/visits I can feed pets, water plants, clean enclosures/empty litter etc. 

Availability: Away from August 8 - Mid September

My Pet Past:

I really enjoy working with animals. My first dog Guy, a staffie x jack russell, was the most intelligent obedient dog I have ever met. Together we attended fun dog shows - two of which he won Overall Champion - as well as many other rosettes in obedience, child-handler, sausage catching, tail wagging, mixed breed and senior dog. 

My first pony, Girl, I attempted to train with a natural-horsemanship approach, mixing principles of Parelli, Monty Roberts and Elsa Sinclair. My pony and I developed a mutual trust, and there was evidential development. However, with education commitments, I rehomed her to a friend who slowly started training her in western-style riding. 

I have always enjoyed reading and learning more about animals and their behaviour. I interact with animals on a personal and patient level. 

Experience with the Pets of others:

Over 1 year ongoing client - husky X lab (regular walks).

I have walked shitzus, labradors, a rotweiller, a samoyed, jack russells, collies, and a german shepherd. 

For the last three months of 2022, I dog-sat a sweet three year old Golden Doodle called Sammy. During that time we got to work on and begin to overcome some of his issues and unwanted behaviours including separation anxiety, pulling on the lead, poor recall and listening skills. He learned many new tricks and skills and I really saw an improvement in his confidence and assertiveness. 

I have also helped with the duties of looking after working labradors during the summer and minding the neighbours and family members cats, dogs and fish while they're aware. 

I have done work experience with equestrian centres, hungry horse rescue centre (also rescues cats, dogs, goats, pigs) and a dog grooming parlour. 

Laura's services

At your home

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

Laura 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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House Sitting
John, 2024-01-30

Our first time leaving the cats with someone and Laura was brilliant. We came back and it was like we never left. Lots of communication when needed and overall we were very impressed from start to finish. Thanks Laura !

Availability

Laura's Pets

Daisy
Cat
Tic Tac
Horse
Chiquita
Cat
Bailey
Boxer x Collie

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Laura

Laura

Animal-approved human

Dundalk
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Laura

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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