Difficult/ Special Needs/ Large Breed
Active 6 days ago
35 years exp.
Reasons to Hire Me
- Plz be willing to meet in person - I screen for scammers
- Husband/ Wife team - Housesitter - 35 yrs exp.
- Birds - Reptiles - Fish - Small Mammals
Pet Sitter in Austin, Texas
Free In-Home Consultations and In-Person Interviews ~ Very Low Rates! Hi! I'm Jade Oakes. I'm really glad you stopped by my profile! Let me share a little more about myself. I'm a passionate animal lover and plant enthusiast living here in South-East Austin, Tx. I decided to share my many years of experience with others by starting my own business caring for pets, plants and homes, because I love working with them so much! I especially enjoy helping owners who think they have a difficult or special needs pets. There are a lot of great pets out there who just need a little extra encouragement and patience. I happily work with: grumpy, high-energy, lite socialized, special needs or large dog breeds. ( If you think this might be you then plz request my questionnaire form ) I was born into a home full of exotic & domestic pets and plants because my parents also had a passion for it. In fact, my family even trained and domesticated big Macaw parrots part-time because they loved working with animals too. Clients would send their parrots to live with us for 6 months to a year to have their parrots become so tame they could handle them in any way they would like; the previously wild parrots would lie like a baby in our clients arms. Because of my parents' passion for working with animals we have cared for almost every type of pet available; large salt tanks, reptiles ( snakes, turtles, chameleons, frogs ), parrots, spiders, pot-belly pig, and of course, many cats and dogs. Since then I have gone on to own a few exotic pets of my own, including; Sun Conure parrot ( 15 yrs ),Chinese Water Dragon reptile ( 13 yrs ), Red-Ear Slider turtle ( 2 yrs ), Red Corn snake ( 2 yrs )and African/ Discus Cichlid fish tanks ( 15 yrs ). Currently I have five critters at home. Three dogs, a Blue Heeler, Jack-Russell terrier, and a Whippet-Chihauhau mix, and two large short-haired cats. Plus, an indoor plant collection of about 250 and a 130 gallon Paludarium ( half terrarium, half aquarium ) Coming soon is a Dart frog habitat. That's collectively 35 yrs of pet and plant experience! This unique experience gives me an ease and comfort around animals that is hard to come by; and animals can sense it too. My confidence and experience makes even the most scared and aggressive pets feel safe and secure knowing that they are in capable hands. Caring for animals is such a special opportunity and treat for me. I would love to be your families go-to person to care for your extended family when you need to leave town or just need an extra hand around the house. I have another business that I run, but I set my own schedule. I'm willing to stay and work from your home, if possible, and I'll always put your pets needs first. I work as a professional organizer which makes me a very tidy person in general. I'm good with detailed instructions, and like to take lots of notes. I'm also a confident communicator, and happily send pictures of my completed daily tasks. I scoop pooz, clean messes, take walks, go to dog parks, and give medications. I also take care of plants and other house-sitting needs too. My animal care style is controlled, consistent, patient and uses lots of positive reinforcement. I believe that having a good understanding and respect of different animals types and knowing the characteristics of the different breeds is the best way to keep your pet happy and safe. I also love to make sure to have some fun silly play-time with lots of laugher and plenty of cuddles, because at the end of the day, pets really just wanna have fun. :D
We met Jade through Vista Point FB page. We had to leave on a trip in a hurry and hadnt even met her in person yet, but she adapted beautifully. As importantly, she got our old, stubborn dog to walk nearly a mile, which is no easy feat. Thank you Jade! We look forward to the additional training and dog walks you recommended.
I called Jade for pet sitting services for the first time last weekend, and I couldn't be more pleased and impressed with the whole experience!! She was very kind, professional, and thorough from the first emails and consultation, that my mind was totally at ease about leaving my Moluccan cockatoo Puck in Jade's care. I knew he would be well cared for by Jade who really have a passion for parrots. (He was!!) She definitely went above and beyond, sending updates after each visit and making sure the pet's routine is followed precisely...I can't wait to use her services again!!
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