Hi there! We're Larissa and Julian, and we've been pet sitting all over the world since 2015. We've travelled a lot for work, which means we haven't been able to offer a 'furever home' to a cat or dog of our own yet - we're now in Europe after previously living in Australia, Japan and Canada. We're professionals who work full time from our home. Julian grew up in a house full of birds and with farm dogs in the north of Spain, while Larissa has been around horses, dogs and cats for as long as she can remember.
Over the last few years, we've taken care of all manner of dogs and cats (almost 20 dogs and a dozen cats to date!) and a fair few fish too. Among them were purebreds, mixes, small ones and huge ones, dogs well into their teens who needed special attention and regular medication, younger dogs who we maintained ongoing training with, anxious dogs, scaredy cats, cats who think they're dogs, and all varieties of energy, shape, and manner in between. All have been a pleasure to spend time with, learn from and teach, and have come to feel like family, as have their humans.
Our home is a two bedroom apartment located around the corner from Louise metro. There is a park across the street for shorter dog walks and play, with Parc d'Egmont a few minutes' walk away where there's a large off-leash area for play with other dogs and good runs for dogs who like to stretch their legs. Some photos of our home and the view of the park across the street are in our gallery, please do have a look! Our home will be your pet's home for as long as they're here - they'll have access to all spaces and can sleep in our room if they're used to being close to people overnight. We have a flatmate, Chris, who is also an animal lover and excited to share his space with the furry member of your family.
We can take care of dogs for up to a few days at a time, and can take care of cats for up to a few weeks. Of course, if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask! We look forward to meeting you and your pets, and to lending you a hand while you step away from home.
Larissa and Julian have a lot of experience with dogs and are very sensitive and - what is equally important - very consequent with their protégés. My dog Max enjoyed the time very much and was able to benefit from it a lot. A great recommendation!
Larissa and Julian got along super well with our cat Blanche right from the start at our meet and greet. We could tell he was very at ease and comfortable in their home, exploring all the corners and surfaces and running around with excitement. The communication was great and we received daily updates of Blanche in his new jungle habitat. L&J are real cat lovers and I couldn't recommend them highly enough!
Larissa (& Julian)
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