I work part-time so having time for your pets is no big deal!
I love animals around as they bring me great joy. I grew up with dogs and cats my entire life and am sad that as of now affording one is not an option. Instead, taking care of other pets is the next best thing and I will do so happily.
My apartment is two-bedroom (approx 600 sq ft) and is in a pet-friendly building in a quiet neighborhood. I live within walking distance to a park on the water, so getting out to play is super easy. I am willing to travel to all boroughs to gather your furry friends.
About this sitter:
Price to watch your small animal is $30 per night. If it is for a day only, that is $30 as well.
For medium dogs, the price is $40. I define medium as anything in the 30s-40s pound range.
For pickups after mid-afternoon a day charge will be added.
Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover for the entire 26 years of my life, having grown up with them since I was a baby. I had a whole range of dogs, from beagles, mini schnauzers, lab mixes, and spaniels.
Meet my pets
Four-story pet-friendly building in a family-oriented neighborhood. No other pets reside in my apartment.
I have both an undergraduate and graduate degree in anthropology, and have worked at the Ellis Island, Natural History museum, and currently volunteer at the Jewish Museum. I also have experience working as a production assistant and just wrapped on Blue Bloods.
I am also a CPT and try to stay fit, thus putting me in a better position to keep up with your younger, more active pets!
My experience administering medication
Yes, provided the owner gives detailed instructions.
I have no breed preferences. Prior to dog sitting, I would like to know how social the dog is - kids often like running up to dogs! As do other dogs. Plus, please inform me of any special needs and/or care, or if I need to take steps to make my home more pet-friendly in special cases. And please make sure your dog is up to date on shots and flea/tick medications.
Here's where we'll take our walks
Around the blocks surrounding my building. I also live near the East River, and there are a couple large parks dotted along it I can reach easily.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog will sleep on a bed if one is provided. If not, I have cushions, sheets, and pillows!
Time I'll spend with your dog
My part-time work is only a few hours on any given day, leaving the rest of my day to care for your pet. On a rare occasion I must be away all day, and will not accept pets on those days. Leaving your pet alone all day is torture! I would never do that.