Caterina, dog sitter in London

So much love to give to dogs

Caterina

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About Caterina

I was raised with pets in my house, and having a dog has been a central part of my life.
My dog to me is like a sister, and since moving out of my home to study abroad I have felt a hole inside of me that is only filled when I visit home and see her again. She is everything to me and she is what I miss the most about my home. I was exposed to them from the beginning, so from a young age I was taught how to approach a dog, not to hug them around the neck, understanding when they are getting annoyed or when they are upset, and many other things. My grandma has two large Italian Hounds and I've always helped take care of them, taking them out for walks, cleaning their ears, feeding them. My dog is a Belgium Sheepdog (Groenendael), so also quite a big dog. I'm used to taking all three out for walks together, and I feed them at the same time.

I'm very wary of other dogs being aggressive, and always pay 100% attention when in the park or dog areas, I always make sure I know another dog's sex before letting them approach my dog (or dog I'm taking care of) and make sure I ask their owner whether their dog is of good nature or not.

My dog suffers from a slight heart condition, and she can collapse when her body becomes overwhelmed (after a long walk in the mountain for example, or, when she was a puppy, chasing after birds for too long) and has a seizure. I am used to staying calm and comforting her as we wait for the seizure to end. I also give her magnesium orally if I see she is starting to waver during a walk and gave her suppositories as well to help with her seizures.

I absolutely love dogs and give them my 100% attention when I'm with them. There is nothing like them in the world and no human could ever give you the love and affection and loyalty that a dog can, and I want to give back to them the same love and attention they deserve.

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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Number of completed bookings: 7
  • Response rate: 91%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Louise
    Louise

    Thank you Caterina. Reliable as always. Glad to have you take care of Freddie.

    13th July 2017

  • Isabelle
    Isabelle

    Caterina looked after our lovely little dog Sookie for the weekend. I received daily updates with their long walk trail maps and a cute pic! We didn't have to worry about my little dog at all and enjoyed our weekend stress free knowing that Sookie was having a great time too! When we picked her up our little dog seemed very relaxed and happy! Thank you again, Caterina!

    3rd July 2017

  • Steve
    Steve

    Caterina walked our golden retriever Lily for a week while our regular dog walker was holiday. She was super quick to respond to the listing and is clearly passionate about dogs. She got on really well and took great care of our girl. Thanks, Caterina!

    1st July 2017