We´re Helen and Ruben. We came from Paraguay 2 years ago with our 3 cats. Since our current apartment contract doesn´t allow us to have a dog (our cats are very happy with that arrangement, though), and we´re dying to pet every single doggy we see on the streets, we thought:
"Hey, we could offer to walk other people´s dogs. Then we could hug them, play with them, tell them freely how cute they are, take a lot of pics, and of course, let them mind their own business (sniffing, pooping, walking, etc.)
We work from home (writer and web developer) so our time is very flexible. Most of the time we do the pet walking together. This helps us offer better care, especially for big and very energized dogs.
We both grew up with both cats and dogs. Helen has had a Siberian Husky, a Dalmatian, a Poodle Toy, a German Shepherd, and some mixed-breed dogs. Ruben´s mom is a maximum pet lover, so he grew up with no less than 20 rescued dogs and cats at a time.
We offer Dog Walking and Home Visits for as long as you require in Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Wedding, Friedrischain, Lichtenberg, and Moabit. We can go to other districts, too, but we would like to know the location first before saying "yes". Feel free to contact us, and we can talk about it.
We know how cats need extra care. So, before the service starts, we´d like to know everything about your kitties. Are they outdoors or indoor cats? Do they like strangers? Where should we look if they happen to hide from strangers so we can make sure they´re ok? Should we open the door slowly if we have a runner in the family? How do you feel about catnip? Will they understand if we speak Spanish with them? hehe.
We can go to your place to feed them, play with them, clean their litter, and water your plants. We can also give them medicine if needed.
We´ll make sure to send you pics of your pet, so you´ll always know where they are, and how they´re doing.
Eleni and Ruben are very nice and warm people, I can highly recommend them as cat-sitters! The communication was great, they have sent us frequent updates and photos/videos with our Lidi. They also followed our instructions regarding the food and play time. They are reliable and we will definitely book them again if we're out of town!
Eleni and Ruben have been beyond helpful when working with our dog. The meet & greet went smoothly and they replied to messages promptly. Our dog normally takes time to warm up to people, but he was looking for belly rubs and felt safe with them after just a few short visits. This is likely due to their caring and patient approach, which also made us feel like we made the right choice to book them. They took extra time to make him feel safe and made sure every detail and concern was addressed. I would highly recommend them, and I will be scheduling more walks with them soon!
Eleni and Ruben
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