Bonnie E

Professional pet sitter (and animal lover) with years of experience and own transportation, available in the Capital District

Troy, New York
Last seen 5 hours ago

10 years experience

15/hr

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Pet sitter in Troy, New York

With experience dating back to grad school, when I cared for a chinchilla, through my participation in a Ph.D program when I was hired to feed quiche to a massive turtle, and in the intervening years I have sat for up to five dogs at a time (all labs, so you know it was lively!), through innumerable overnights, to Dog Walking and cat caring situations. I share my space with my own 25 pound, one-eyed cat, Navar, and have fostered, and found good homes for, more than a dozen dogs.

In addition to essential walking duties I have also given medication and performed basic grooming, which, besides fur brushing and nail clipping, has included brushing teeth! I can also be relied upon to get mail, water plants, and perform whatever simple household tasks should be performed in the owner's absence.

As an animal activist I am involved in multiple activities with local and national rescue groups to help facilitate greater protections for animals. I volunteer with The Animal Support Project, 11th Hour Canine Rescue, the Humane Society and Red Rover, through whom I was deployed last summer to help care for 90 dogs who were the victims of an abuse situation. I love helping animals and derive great satisfaction just being in their company. sometimes even more than people!

Please consider me the next time you need to be away or even if you just need coverage when you are busy. I have a very flexible schedule, live in Troy, so convenient to most communities, and have my own reliable transportation. I truly love animals and enjoy spending time with them, so pet sitting is more of a reward than a job. I respect each animal's individuality and try to temper my personae to my client's personality. If your dog (or cat) is an extrovert I will play with him - playing "keep away" with a squeaky toy is a favorite activity - but if he's more of a couch potato I'll spend my time giving belly rubs or ear scratches. The animal sets the tone for our time together. The goal is to keep the dog or cat actively engaged or calmly soothed so that he doesn't suffer any anxiety, and though he will miss you, will be having such a good time he won't be unhappy. I've met many animals during my years of pet sitting and am enriched by each new acquaintance. Providing top quality, affectionate and reliable pet care is my priority and the pay off is being able to interact with multiple animals, and the people who love them.

Best,
Bonnie E.


Experience

Dogs

Dogs


Cats

Cats


Lizards/reptiles

Lizards/reptiles


Small mammals

Small mammals


Exotic pets

Exotic pets


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Services

Dog Walking

Dog Walking


Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting


Responsibilities include:

Pet feeding

Pet feeding

Pet grooming

Pet grooming

Overnight care

Overnight care


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