Hello dog moms and dads!
I can feel your anxiety looking for someone new, a stranger to leave your beloved ones with...
I was blessed with friends and family who are ready to take my puppy when I need to travel or just be away. My way to repay their kindness is to pay it forward and offer you my assistance.
My name is Anna, I live in Pasila with my partner and our dog Maukka. Maukka often spends time in Espoo with the other family members. I miss him so much when he is away! This is why I decided to offer my help to look after your pets when Maukka is not with us.
Originally I am from Moscow, Russia. I moved to Finland more than 10 years ago. Most of my life I spent around animals. We had cats and dogs. My grandma had farm animals. I love all animals but can proudly say that I am a dog person! When I was a kid, we had a Doberman who spent 10 years with us. When I moved to Finland and realized that I had extra time on my hands, I decided to take a rescue dog - my Maukka. Now he has been with me for 7 happy years!
I usually prefer to have a meeting session with dogs and their owners. I want you to be comfortable leaving them with me, so meeting face to face is important. We can discuss all the details, see how they behave around me, etc.
When I walk with dogs, it is usually an hour. It could be more if the weather is enjoyable, or if we go too far from the house. It can be less if it is raining, or the dog is not feeling like walking long due to age or some other circumstance.
When dogs are with me for a daycare or several days, I usually assess the situation case by case depending on a dog. Puppies might need to go out 7 times a day when adults can have only 2 long walks. With Maukka we usually walk at least twice a day and each walk is at least an hour. 2 hours a day is a must rain or no rain. If you prefer less, it is up to you.
When dogs stay with me or I stay with them we spend most of the time together. I might work but they are with me anyway, unless they want to be in a separate room and walk away from me themselves. :) We all want to be alone from time to time. My own dog is a companion dog. It means that he wants to go with me everywhere. This is why I take him with me when I go shopping, when I meet with friends, even when I go to lunch. I am comfortable taking dogs with me wherever I go. I taught Maukka to be in public transport and can do the same for your dogs. I can brush them, wash them, feed them, give them medicine, cut their nails if they a calm enough for that, of course, walk & play, even train if they are not used to certain house rules. We do let dogs on a sofa but prefer them to stay off the bed. We have a dog bed, dog bowls, etc. I can also send you photos and videos of your puppies while you are away.
I never had a case when I needed to visit a dog before. I think it is very sad if I have to come, walk & feed and then leave a poor doggo alone by him/herself. However, if this is what you need, I can stay for 30 min - 1 hour. I will do it only if you live close by, so I do not have to spend lots of time commuting. However, I am very flexible and we can discuss different possibilities. Feel free to ask.
I do have a job. Nowadays I work from home 8.00 - 16.00. I can have breaks as long as there are no meetings where I am needed. Some meetings I take when walking with dogs or just being outside on a lawn or in the yard.
When you need a loving home for your dogs, feel free to contact me. Big & small, active or not - welcome to our home in Pasila! We will go for walks in Käpylä, Kumpula, Alppipuisto, Keskuspuisto and more.
P.S. I can pick up and drop off your doggo kids. However, since I do not drive, it will be by public transport. Of course, I can come and be with them at your place too.
P.S.S. Money that I earn from sitting dogs I send to dog shelters and volunteers who rescue stray/homeless dogs.
Unlimited love for dogs
Varaa Pawshaken kautta nauttiaksesi premium vakuutuksesta, 24/7 asiakaspalvelusta, varaustakuusta, turvallisista online-maksuista, kuvapäivityksistä ja muusta!