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Rachel S.

Pearl District, OR

5.0 out of 5 stars
18 reviews
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Friendly and reliable dog lover!

Pet care experience

Hello! My name is Rachel. I am from Florida originally but have lived and traveled across 4 continents. I am an artist, work remotely as a social media manager, and maintain a travel blog. I LOVE animals and because I'm a solo traveler, for me it's so nice to have a furry companion! It also feels good to know that both parties benefit from this arrangement. I know how much you'll miss your furry friends and I love to send updates and LOTS of photos/videos while you are away on vacation. My goal is to help you enjoy your holiday, even more, knowing that your pets are safe, happy, and cared for. For over a year, I've been house/pet-sitting consecutively via Trusted Housesitters and have cared for 30 dogs! This has given me immeasurable experiences working with many different animals. I've learned so much about dog behavior including leash aggression, puppy training, socialization, reading emotions, caring for elderly dogs, and dogs with disabilities or health conditions. I have also fostered a small toy-poodle with special needs and aggression issues for 6 months. I am very confident in administering medication and patient enough to respect any animal's boundaries and work with their needs. I grew up on my parent's ranch on the Kanapaha prairie in central Florida; we had many horses over the years, as well as, 2 dogs, cats, and a pet snake. I started going on long-term trips in 2013 where I worked as an Au Pair for a family in Melbourne, Australia. I've pet-sat through an Australian site, worked on farms with a variety of animals from sheep to chickens, chinchillas, to rabbits, etc. I lived in many share houses, "Couch-surfed," stayed as a guest in many shared airbnbs and entire apartments, and I have been a guest in a lot of different homes; so I understand what it means to be respectful of another's space. I have a lot of experience with animals, domestic work, and service industry positions. I'm very adaptable and love working with a farm full of different kinds of animals tor a house with just one pet. I'm up for anything and can't wait to meet you!

Reviews

Spenceacola
House Sitting • Dec 26, 2023
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Rachel is great, our dogs love her and she always sends tons of pictures. Highly recommend!

Spenceacola
House Sitting • Aug 14, 2023
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Rachel is great, my 2 dogs are a little wild but they love her and she does such a great job with them every time they’re there. Would definitely recommend asking Rachel to watch your pets if you’re considering it ?.

Two B.
Dog Walking • Aug 14, 2023
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I usually have to walk both of my dogs at the same time and it can be very chaotic. The lil beagle just wants to play, play, play while the senior beagle is just literally just trying to get his walk on. Fortunately for me, Rachel was able to come through for us on a last minute booking on this extra hot day. It was such a refreshing change of pace being able to send my old guy out for some much needed individual walking time. Which then allowed me to take the (2 yr old attention demanding doesn't like being left behind ) pup , up to the pet run to play for a bit with my undivided attention on her. And Now I happily have 2 much more content beagles both sprawled out on the floor relaxing . Will definitely request a booking with Rachel in the future!

Leann D.
Dog Walking • Jul 10, 2023
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Rachel was amazing! She always sent photos of Molly and I could tell she was just having the best time ? she was also flexible and helped fix scheduling issues (that I caused ?) highly recommend!!!

About Rachel S.

Communication

9 repeat pet parents
84% response rate
Usually responds in within a few hours
100% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

6 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Home

Lives in a house
Has an unfenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 cat
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Rachel S. would like to know about your pet

I would like to know if your pup has any pressing health concerns, diet restrictions and allergies, activity levels, if he/she has leash aggression and their activity and socialization levels with other dogs and any other quirks or information you can give me.

A typical day

I LOVE having a dog-friend to hike with. Luckily there are so many trail options in and around the portland area. I like to go on walks multiple times a day and perhaps a dog park or playdate if it works out. In the past I've also taken some dogs I was sitting to dog-friendly breweries/cafes and even to a dog cafe! I like to be the fun baby sitter so they don't get bored. :)

Services

Boarding
in the sitter's home
AWAY
House Sitting
in your home
AWAY
Drop-In Visits
visits in your home
AWAY
Dog Walking
in your neighborhood
AWAY

Rachel can host

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs
Non-neutered males accepted, spayed females only
No females in heat
Takes only 1 client at a time

Rachel can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs

About Rachel S.

Communication

9 repeat pet parents
84% response rate
Usually responds in within a few hours
100% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

6 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Home

Lives in a house
Has an unfenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 cat
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Rachel S. would like to know about your pet

I would like to know if your pup has any pressing health concerns, diet restrictions and allergies, activity levels, if he/she has leash aggression and their activity and socialization levels with other dogs and any other quirks or information you can give me.

A typical day

I LOVE having a dog-friend to hike with. Luckily there are so many trail options in and around the portland area. I like to go on walks multiple times a day and perhaps a dog park or playdate if it works out. In the past I've also taken some dogs I was sitting to dog-friendly breweries/cafes and even to a dog cafe! I like to be the fun baby sitter so they don't get bored. :)

Location

Portland, OR

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Pets

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Rachel S.

Pearl District, OR

5.0 out of 5 stars
18 reviews