Melissa

Animal Care student looking to gain hands on experience!

Blackrock
5 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last booked 4 days ago
Last contacted 4 days ago
Lives with 3 dogs
Lives with Boxer Oakley
Usually responds within one hour
17 h ago
Last activity
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 EUR for each additional pet
15 EUR
/walk
All services and rates

About Melissa

I have just completed a QQI level 5 Animal Care course in Dun Laoghaire, in hopes to do veterinary nursing in September!

From a young age, I have always had a passion and natural curiosity for animal science and medicine. This motivated me to gain experiences in a variety of animal care roles and apply to veterinary in university.

I am a hardworking, self-motivated individual who is looking to progress my studies and gain experience. I believe my personality, interest, previous experience, and desire to work with animals makes me a very suitable person for the job.

I am fully certified by AniEd in Dog Handling and Pet First Aid.

I'm available on weekdays only, please contact me about times as I try to facilitate everyone, however my pre-existing clients do take president !

I'm up for 30 minute or hour long, one on one walks in an urban park setting, the duration of the walk depends on the dog and their usual routine.

I am open to driving the dogs (I have a clean full driver's license, my own car and a doggy seatbelt) to a nearby large park which includes a dog park, or to a local beach or pier. This would be dependent on the dog's temperament.

I am available during these times also for home visits where I can spend as long as required with the dogs or cats, playing with them or simply chilling out. I can also water plants, bring in mail, administer oral medication, feed and provide fresh water ! I'd also love to snap a few pics to keep you updated on your pet :), again the duration spent would be dependent on the pets needs and usual routine.

Please don't hesitate to contact me !!

Melissa's services

At your home

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

Melissa also offers

Dog training
Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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Home Visits
Mike, 2024-07-06

Amazing experience- she took great care of my two dogs.

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Sarah, 2024-06-13

Melissa has been amazing helping us with our new puppy, she is reliable and trustworthy, I highly recommend her

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Availability

Melissa's Pets

Leo (Leopold)
saluki cross
Clara
Shepard x Bernese mountain dog
Oakley
Boxer

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
A dream of mine is to have a career that would allow me to work with animals on a daily basis, this led me to get a part time job working as a kennel attendant during the last few summers as well as volunteering in the Dog Treatment Centre in the DSPCA. 
Throughout my time there I gained vast experience working with all types of dogs. I practiced my skills handling dogs and how to manage different situations that the kennels would face on a daily basis including behavioural issues and medicine administration with the trained vets on site. I was also responsible for feeding, cleaning, and caring for many different dogs of all ages and temperaments. 
I really found my path while working in both the kennels and the DSPCA and towards the end of each summer I had grown in confidence and ability to work on my own accord, while making important decisions. 
I also have completed work experience in a variety of veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals (including the pet emergency hospital in UCD), stables, and kennels. Unofficially, I have had dogs all my life and have done dog and cat sitting, and dog walking for neighbours, family, and friends since a young age. 
I have experience with both foster cats and dogs of all ages from bottle feeders to adults, including healthy and recovering animals. 

I have just got my degree in Animal Care where we covered various skills and knowledge, Due to the nature of my studies I am constantly gaining knowledge in animal handling, vet assisting skills, animal behaviour, dog grooming, and much more ! During this course I was also able to complete work experience in the veterinary department of the DSPCA. I am also fully certified by AniEd in Dog Handling and pet first aid. 
I juggle these responsibilities with my part time position as a pharmacy dispenser in Boots Pharmacy, Deansgrange.
I have been working here for the last 5 years, I really enjoy working here and it is very flexible to my studies.


Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Melissa

Melissa

Animal Care student looking to gain hands on experience!

Blackrock
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 EUR for each additional pet
15 EUR
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days 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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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.

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