Hey there, hoi! My name is Denise and I am currently a student at the College of Europe in Brugge. I am looking for a flexible way to earn money outside of a busy schedule in order to exercise and destress from studies. Since I have a bit of experience with animals, I think this might be the best combination.
In the UK, I volunteer at an animal rescue where I have looked after farm animals such as pigs, goats and sheep and I am always so fascinated by how intelligent and caring these animals are. Moreover, I have handled and looked after small animals, particularly rabbits but also guinea pigs, feeding and giving them water, as well as cleaning out their pens and playing with them. At the cattery, I enjoy playing with the cats and have learnt how to handle cats; I have also looked after my own pet kitten a few years back and pet fish for three years, however, I currently do not have any pets at home.
Dog walking is fantastic, I always take the opportunity to go on walks or hikes with friends and their dogs because I find it enjoyable and a great form of exercise. At the shelter I also walk dogs and sometimes run with them because I enjoy running as a form of exercise. I have been taught to do this with a lead and can therefore walk your dog with a leash. I use these walks sometimes as an opportunity to reinforce basic training with regards to the dogs at the shelter, but respect any requests of the owners. Furthermore, I enjoy playing with animals and, so, though I have no pets of my own at home at the moment, I have so much love to give. Should you like for me to take your dog on a walk I hope to ensure that sufficient exercise is had based on the specific needs of your pooch.
Language is not a problem as animals can understand someone who is caring and respectful. I can speak English, and French and I am currently learning Dutch with the College but I am open to learning commands you have taught your pets for basic training should you wish for me to do so.
At the moment, I live in a student residence so unfortunately cannot have animals here, though I would love to - housekeeper's orders! In addition, I don't have any other costless forms of transportation other than my legs; so ideally, anywhere I can run to (within reason) or walk to is perfect for me, though one-off dog-sitting opportunities which requires the use of public transport may be discussed should they be in easy reach ;)
Please contact me if you have any questions :)
Couldn't have been happier! Denise is an absolute gem, our 2 dogs love her, her communication couldn't have been better. We felt very comfortable leaving our dogs with her and would happily do so again.
Everything great... thanks!
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