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Raphael H.

Pontiac, MI

3.0 out of 5 stars
1 review
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Loving and caring with dogs & cats!

Pet care experience

I've been taking care of dogs and cats of most kinds since I've been in my romantic relationship with my sweetie --- two years. I've helped feed the cats and dogs with their food, played with them, put them to their beds for their sleeps, and cuddle them. Even though I have yet to walk any pets, I'm capable of walking them for their exercise.

Reviews

J D.
House Sitting • mar. 29, 2024
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I would not use again. Communication seemed to be driven more about getting to know me than do the job that they were hired to do. I had to have a neighbor show him where I left the key, so that was upsetting as I was in another state. Other directions weren’t followed and personal items were left (nail clippers on living room table, hat in my bedroom closet and slippers in my hall closet) so I still have to interact even after the job is completed. My neighbors provided more pics and updates on the feral colony that they fed for me while I was away. I received two pictures after midnight the first night, and no pics after that. (I was gone Wed morning until Sunday night) One (the bolder of the two) was under an ottoman and the other shy boy looked like a deer in the headlights. That leads me to believe cats weren’t comfortable otherwise why not send pics of you snuggling? My cats have been bottle raised so they are not typical shy cats, they are super people oriented. I came home at 12:30 am, and he was supposed to leave after the 7:30 pm feeding. Water was low (300 ml bowl had 100) and both dishes you could clearly see the bottom. Maybe my cats were uncomfortable and thus were ravenous for the 5 hours they were alone and that would explain the dish situation. My male (the bigger cuddle bug and definitely more people oriented) was hiding under my bed and did not come out right away when I came home. Normal MO is both are waiting at the door when they hear the key. I’ve had them around neighbors who all remark how friendly they are. They will follow a housecleaner around and talk to them the whole time. Something was definitely off. My fault I should’ve never left them without an introduction first.

About Raphael H.

Communication

100% response rate
Usually responds in under half an hour

Skills

2 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

My apartment isn't quite set up for me to watch people's pets there, but I can easily come over to people's homes to watch, walk and care for their pets while the owners are away for work or for getaways. I have access to Uber, Lyft, microtransit and public transit, due to me living an eco-friendly lifestyle that don't involve me having a vehicle or driving.

Information Raphael H. would like to know about your pet

Even though I have no experience with pets with special needs, I can be gentle with them and I can be fun and exciting and caring with them and fulfill their needs. Also if your pets are on any special diet I can fulfill their needs as well.

A typical day

I can play fetch with the dogs, walk the dogs -- especially at parks and in the neighborhoods, cuddle with the dogs and cats, and even feed them their food!

Services

House Sitting
in your home
$22per night
Dog Walking
in your neighborhood
$20per walk

Raphael can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs

Availability

Normally, I'm working full time in my business, but I for the moment have plenty of time to watch your pups and pets and walk them. Outside of the time that I'm visiting my sweetie and focusing on RD, I'm available essentially everyday thru the end of Raphael's Donuts' expansion fundraiser or till we hit or exceed the fundraising goal of $20000. Even though I'd do this dogwatching and dogwalking gig for the funding of the expansion of my donut business, I will do it because I love playing with pets and I love animals period -- one of the main reasons I am vegan for the animals and have been vegan for 7 plus years!

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About Raphael H.

Communication

100% response rate
Usually responds in under half an hour

Skills

2 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

My apartment isn't quite set up for me to watch people's pets there, but I can easily come over to people's homes to watch, walk and care for their pets while the owners are away for work or for getaways. I have access to Uber, Lyft, microtransit and public transit, due to me living an eco-friendly lifestyle that don't involve me having a vehicle or driving.

Information Raphael H. would like to know about your pet

Even though I have no experience with pets with special needs, I can be gentle with them and I can be fun and exciting and caring with them and fulfill their needs. Also if your pets are on any special diet I can fulfill their needs as well.

A typical day

I can play fetch with the dogs, walk the dogs -- especially at parks and in the neighborhoods, cuddle with the dogs and cats, and even feed them their food!

Location

Pontiac, MI

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Raphael H.

Pontiac, MI

3.0 out of 5 stars
1 review