Pet Sitters Portugal
After leaving school I was lucky enough to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a veterinary nurse. I was trained by a very experienced Veterinary surgeon, and quickly became the senior nurse in the practice. I remained in this post for 6 years and gained invaluable experienced in all aspects of animal care.
For the past 3 years, I have been able to offer my services as the volunteer manager for the Cedar Centre, an animal rescue organisation based in central Portugal. During this time I have regularly helped with the care of over 70 abandoned and unwanted animals including puppies, dogs, kittens, cats, lambs, sheep, donkeys and goats. My experience has enabled me to provide clinical care for our animals, post-op care for animals from other shelters, the administration of routine medications and nursing assistance to our vets during routine surgeries.
Since beginning by business in October 2014 I have already established a regular number of clients who keep me very busy. Due to the demand for my services I made the difficult decision to leave the Cedar Centre in April this year. Sadly, due to the nature of my new business, I am often away from home on various assignments and no longer feel I can dedicate enough time to the animals at the centre. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 3+ years of working as a volunteer with rescue animals and feel that I have gained some very valuable experience which I am sure will help me to provide an even better service for my clients. I am also the proud owner of 3 much loved dogs, sadly in April this year we had to say goodbye to Jasmine, our 13 year old Labrador, recently diagnosed with Diabetes. We were all heartbroken at our loss but thankfully we still have Barney an 8 year old Portuguese street dog, rescued 6 years ago, little Billy, an elderly dog suffering from oral cancer, adopted from the Cedar Centre in December 2013 and our latest addition, Blue, a 10 month old Labrador puppy who joined our family when his owner became very poorly.
I am a non-smoker, physically fit and well and love to walk in the Portuguese countryside, especially with my dogs! I am trustworthy and reliable and have been CRB checked for my previous employment in the UK. I will also be happy to provide references if required.
CREATURE COMFORTS, pet sitting service aims to offer the highest level of care for pets in their own home. With the additional benefits of my veterinary training and experience in the field of animal welfare, I can offer the unique qualities and experience required to provide reassurance to owners that their beloved pets will be comforted and cared for whilst they take a break.
My love of animals has always been paramount in everything I do and this will be reflected in the level of care Pet Sitters Portugal promises to provide in my services as a pet sitter.