Hello! I'm Claudia, a 23 year old animal and nature lover from Devon. I am qualified to look after your pets and have worked with a variety of animals for years!
I've always known I wanted to work with animals and have built up my experience over the years by volunteering and working closely with a range of species. I wanted to set up this service to use that experience to benefit you and your beloved pets! Whether it's dog walking, spending time with your disabled or rescue dogs, cleaning out your guinea pigs or feeding your reptiles, I can do it all!
From the age of 16, I have been working with all kinds of animals. My own pets throughout my life have included guinea pigs, dogs, a horse and even a Royal Python and a Crested Gecko! I enjoy taking care of scaly critters and invertebrates just as much as the cute and cuddly animals!
Since my first job I have been working and volunteering with animals from tiny mice, cockroaches and snakes all the way up to deer, alpaca and horses. That's over 7 years of building up my skills, plus the voluntary work I did at a younger age. I've worked at a few family attractions with a long list of animals such as lizards, crocodiles, emu, goats, wallaby and lots more so if you're looking for someone to care for your pets no matter what they are, you've found the right person!
One of my favourite animals to look after is, without a doubt, dogs! My family has always had them around and we currently have two; Watson and Marco who are rescues that I worked with at a sanctuary in Cyprus. I flew there for three months in 2020 to care for their pack of 50-70 rescue dogs and loved it. During this time I got to work with dogs of all ages, breeds and abilities including nervous and disabled dogs.
My biggest achievement here was helping a terrified street dog come out of her shell. Jojo was previously a stray living in a hole in a pile of rocks along the side of a road. When she was rescued she was petrified of humans and would cower in her crate. I worked with her every day for weeks until she was eventually comfortable and she could be let out into the garden, off lead and without trying to escape. She is now living in her forever home!
This time in Cyprus has been extremely valuable to me as I have learned a huge amount about dog behaviour, socialisation, general care and specifically how to care for disabled and nervous dogs from people that have been working with and rehabilitating rescue animals for many years.
Experience counts for a lot but I am also qualified to look after animals. I have achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management at college which has helped me with my career in working with animals. I am also trained in canine first aid so you need not worry about any of your animals in my care.