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Looking for a dog walker in Basel

Can anyone recommend an experienced dog walker in Basel? We live an St.Albans / Gellert and I need to find someone who would take our standard poodle out at around lunchtime, about 3x per week, between 4. - 22. January 2019.

btw, do people have good experience with finding help via petsitting24.ch? It seemed like a good site until I saw their fee structure (no meaningful information accessible for dog owners until Premium membership paid, which is a sliding fee starting at 40CHF per month!! )
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Re: Looking for a dog walker in Basel

I use Petsitting24, with mixed results. Nonetheless, I still consider membership to be valuable.

I found a sitter who met my criteria, unfortunately for me she soon found a ‘real’ job, in her profession. I was very happy for her, of course.

Be aware that many of the good sitters are on their way to something else... but that is true the world over.

Many sitters have expressed interest in my job (it’s an on going need, I am looking for a long term sitter, and I pay well)) but few are willing/able to do the kind of sitting I need.

That is not so much a negative against Petsitting24, but rather a reflection of the market in general. There are very few sitters in Switzerland who care for dogs in the client’s home, fewer who can care for multi dog households, and even fewer still who have the knowledge and experience to care for ‘special needs’ pets.

If your dog is well trained , your needs uncomplicated, you will likely find someone more easily.

You have to screen any sitter very carefully, be aware that Petsitting24 is only a connection platform, nothing more. Due diligence is up to you, as is true from all sources you might find a sitter.

(The stories I could tell...)

If a sitter is not a professional running his or her own business, be aware that some looking only for a Nebenjob tend not to be all that responsible. This is true the world over, so again, due diligence.

FYI, I just renewed my membership; it was CHF 69 for the whole year, so quite a bit less than your figure,

So... while I have not found a suitable sitter who expects to be able to offer sitting long term via Petsitting 24, I nonetheless live in hope. As I see it, finding reliable, responsible dog care is so difficult here that one should leave no stone unturned.

Hope you find the care you need...

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Can anyone recommend an experienced dog walker in Basel? We live an St.Albans / Gellert and I need to find someone who would take our standard poodle out at around lunchtime, about 3x per week, between 4. - 22. January 2019.
There is a facebook group 'Basel Dogs', maybe try there.

However if you want certaintly: https://www.doggarden.ch/
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Re: Looking for a dog walker in Basel

Thank you, meloncollie and Fish Paste, for your replies and the tips. No luck yet. Apparently an intact male is an added problem since integration into a walking pack may be difficult. We will see ...
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Re: Looking for a dog walker in Basel

Natajax, I just logged in to Petsitting24 to browse for sitters in St Albans, and there do seem to be some possibilities for you. (Due diligence!) In my eyes, it would likely be worth joining, especially if you anticipate ongoing care needs.

With an uncastrated male private care might be your best option.

However, since time is running short, a possibility might be to look into TBB.

Tierschutz Beider Basel is the areaís animal shelter but they also run a well respected Pension. The pension offers holiday boarding at their facility, not dogwalking, but if you havenít found a solution in the next few days you might look into this as an option even though this isnít exactly what you are looking for. (Boarding includes two walks per day, according to their website.)

They are usually quite busy over the holidays, BTW.

www.tbb.ch

Good luck!
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Re: Looking for a dog walker in Basel

If anyone is still looking, Iím not a professional, but would be happy to do indivual walks! Iím a classical singer and I finished my studies this semester. I grew up with dogs and am in total dog withdrawal.
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