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Old 11.09.2017, 16:04
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

My pet

Type of animal:
1 dog

Breed:
Siberian Husky

Age of animal:
1.5 years

Animal spayed?
Yes. He has no balls

Gender
Male

Environment
Apartment- 1 bedroom Apartment, with a balcony

Location:
Villars-Sur-Ollon. We live on a mountain with lots of space for walks/runs

Other information

-About leaving your pet with me:
I am a stay-at home with lot's of time to care/walk/train. Since my dog is a high energy breed, I prefer another dog with similar energy levels, doesn't matter size. Arrow is great with dogs of all kinds, male or female. We go on lots of walks/runs. I have a lot of dog experience and was a part-time dog behaviourist (or as I like to call it "Owner trainer ) back in China and in the U.S. I have a psychology background and have studied theories of learning and behaviour modification for both humans and animals.


-leaving my dog with you:
I would prefer someone who was also home most of the day if you live in an apartment unless if you have a big enclosed garden. (one of my biggest fear is he becomes destructive at someone's home ). Also someone who is comfortable with big/medium sized dogs. He's great with dogs and small children. I am not too sure how he is with cats. he is interested in them and wants to play, I just don't want him to keep harassing your cat.
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Old 12.09.2017, 10:23
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Dear Crazy Husky Lady,

I am sad that we live 3 hours drive apart, because your home and dog situation is SO much like ours! We have a vizsla and are crazy vizsla parents ourselves. I work from home and have experience working at a vet (as a receptionist, but hey, you learn a lot and do some basic triage!). Our dog also loves every possible human and creature including a love/confused obsession for cats, including our friends cat, who nobly sits on a shelf acting like he doesn't exist. ;-) If you're ever in the Kanton Zug, feel free to contact us for a play date!

Sincerely,

Nicole
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Old 13.09.2017, 17:30
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Your pet
Type of animal: dog
Breed: Fox Paulistinha
Age of animal: 6 years
Animal spayed? yes
Gender: female

Your environment
House / Apartment? Apartment
Garden? No
Any other pets? No
Your location: Zug

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We are looking for a nice home where our dog can stay from 22/12/2017 to 30/12/2017. She is really easy going, she loves to cuddle, doesn't need a lot of walking and always happy, she can stay home alone for some hours. If you are interested please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
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Old 17.09.2017, 17:00
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Dear Crazy Husky Lady,

I am sad that we live 3 hours drive apart, because your home and dog situation is SO much like ours! We have a vizsla and are crazy vizsla parents ourselves. I work from home and have experience working at a vet (as a receptionist, but hey, you learn a lot and do some basic triage!). Our dog also loves every possible human and creature including a love/confused obsession for cats, including our friends cat, who nobly sits on a shelf acting like he doesn't exist. ;-) If you're ever in the Kanton Zug, feel free to contact us for a play date!

Sincerely,

Nicole
Nicole, we shall definitely keep it in mind! I travel with him to random spots throughout Switzerland once a month for an adventure
-Micaela
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Old 09.10.2017, 18:50
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Hi Forum,

our family just acquired one feline member and we would be glad if someone could take care of him during our holidays.

Your pet
Type of animal: 1 kitten
Age of animal: 2 months
Animal spayed: Not yet
Gender: Male

Your environment

House / Apartment: Apartment
Garden: No
Any other pets: No
Your location: Oberweningen ZH

We will be away from Nov 11-18 and then again from Dec 14 - Jan 8.

Of course we are ready to return the favor. Any help is much appreciated.

Cheers,

Fabio
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Old 19.10.2017, 11:17
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I have seen quite a number of threads where people are looking for pet sitters and it can be extremely difficult during the holidays or if you just fancy a weekend away with your other half. Myself included, have had problems over the recent Easter period and fancied a quick trip over to the UK but the pet sitter wasnt working over the Easter period as well.

Inspired by Hsiang's thread on tandem language partners, I was wondering if fellow pet owners out there are keen on the idea of a pet sitting network.

I understand that there will be people who will have concerns over insurance, the experience of the people that you might considering to entrust your beloved pet with. Hence, it will be great if you are planning on joining this network, to list as much details as you can about you, your environment and pet. For example:

Your pet
Type of animal: dog, cat, hamster, guinea pig etc etc
Breed
Age of animal
Animal spayed?
Gender

Your environment

House / Apartment?
Garden?
Any other pets?
Your location

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- Any other info about your pets needs will be great as well. This is for other owners to see if there is a match similar both pets lifestyles, before contacting you to pet sit.

This of course, will not involve money. Just provide your pet's food, bed, toys if need be. It will be similar to the concept of leaving your pet with a trusted friend and hopefully build up a support network of people who can help you look after your pet if you fancied a last minute getaway, that might not be convenient for your pet to come along, or need to make any emergency trips back to your home country.

Obviously, it will be nice to return the favour as well, down the road.

Just a thought - I am sure there will be other pointers that have not crossed my mind, please feel free to jump in with any comments or suggestions. If there is enough positive feedback, hopefully, we can ask the mods to make a sticky and get this off the ground.
Hi,

Please find the details of my pet below. I would be interested to help out and seek help for a day-sitting once in a while.

Your pet - Bumble
Type of animal: dog
Breed: Indian Dog
Age of animal: 3 years
Animal spayed? - Yes
Gender - Male

Your environment
House / Apartment? - Independent studio house - ground floor and a small loft
Garden? - Common garden of the apartment complex outside but the dog has to be on leash
Any other pets? - No
Your location - Basel 4051


If anyone is living around the neighbourhood and would like to interact about it, Ill be happy and eager to discuss.

Sumit
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Old 19.10.2017, 17:40
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Hi there

Not long been in Switzerland having joined my husband who works full time. This gives me all day to do my thing and to be able to help out my fellow dog owners if/when needs be.
I need someone to look after my elderly pooch who I flew over with me, and loving the Swiss air and walks, when we attend a wedding from the 17th to 20th November 2017 if anyone can help out?
Contact me if you can and if I can help you in return (I believe we are staying in Switzerland over the Christmas period!!).


Your pet
Type of animal: dog
Breed: Choc Labrador
Age of animal:12 years so doesn't need too much excursion
Animal spayed? Yes
Gender: Male

Your environment
House / Apartment? Apartment, ground floor with access to a high walled small enclosure
Any other pets? No
Your location: Zollikon 8702

Any other information

He is very, very, friendly and easy going and has lived with other dogs and cats in the past.
He suffers from arthritis in his front paws so takes medication and a little slow on a walk. Apart from that he is alert and loves a cuddle.
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Old 15.12.2017, 16:54
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Hi,

My wife and I have been in Switzerland for almost a year. We'd be willing to look after a small dog from time to time. We have a 7 kg Shih Tzu that's about ten years old. We travel a lot.

Your pet
Type of animal: dog, Shih Tzu
Age of animal: 10 years
Animal spayed: yes
Gender: Male

Your environment
House / Apartment: Apartment
Garden: No
Any other pets: No
Your location: Basel 4058

Our dog can be a grumpy old man sometimes and tends to get along better with older dogs. We live near a park (no dogs allowed sadly) but we go on a few walks a day.

-Ryan
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Old 05.03.2018, 08:16
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

What a great idea! We are new to Basel and just moved into our new flat in the Gellert district.

Your pet
Type of animal: Dog
Breed: Rescue: pug/ poodle mix (10kg)
Age of animal: 12-13(?)
Animal spayed: Yes
Gender: Male

Your environment
House / Apartment?: Apartment
Garden: No, but lots of parks
Any other pets: Nope
Your location: Basel

We would love to share pet sitting with others in our area.
Our fella is great inside and very loving but has a little anxiety on walks.
He prefers people but gets along fine with other animals.
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Old 30.03.2018, 23:05
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Better late than never, eh?

Your pet
Type of animal: Woof
Breed: Dachshund/JRT mix (11kg/25 pounds)
Age of animal: 2-3
Animal spayed: Yes
Gender: Male

Your environment
House / Apartment?: Apartment
Garden: Nope, balcony.
Any other pets: Do stinkbugs count?
Your location: Zurich

Additional information:
This is an offer for dog sitting. I work from home and our dog gets about 6 miles of walks a day, including hills, so yours can, too. If yours is really high energy, it could potentially get some 6-9 miles of running (not jogging). Or yours can be a couch potato so long as it won't destroy the apartment while the rest of us are out.

Our dog went through a few months of leash reactivity last summer after a series of unfortunate encounters, so while reactivity isn't not my favorite thing to deal with (is it anyone's?), we can handle it provided your dog isn't huge (and assuming it's not aggressive at home). I'm putting that out there because I know what it's like...

Ideally the dogs would know each other ahead of time. But that's not necessary for short emergency stays I guess. Since I work from home, dogs with "off" switches are preferred for longer visits (house training issues/barking/destructive tendencies would be distracting).
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Hello, I'm new to the Vevey area and was thrilled to see this Pet Sitting Network. However, I can't figure out how to see the latest postings, and whether I can narrow down posts to Vevey / La Tour-de-Peilz!
Here are my details:


Your pet
Type of animal: Dog and Cat
Breed: Dog = big mutt (30kg), black with white on muzzle and chest, short hair like a greyhound rather than the lab she looks a bit like; Cat = grey tabby
Age of animal: Dog = 11 years old; Cat = 15 years old.
Animal spayed? YES
Gender: Dog = female; Cat = male.

Your environment

House / Apartment? 2nd floor apartment by park and lake
Garden? No
Any other pets? We only have the cat and dog. Our dog can get aggressive with other dogs, unfortunately, but it’s usually short-lived!
Your location La Tour-de-Peilz (by Vevey)

Any other information
Would love to find someone nearby to swap dog care with! Our cat needs some attention for longer trips and we board him then, but he does OK for long weekends. At this point, we do not have a car, so are limited in our ability to transport our dog, except on public transport.
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

I live in

Münchenstein and have a
9 month old
Bernese Mountain Dog.

He loves ever living creature. Since we got him, I have sacrificed much more of my work time then planned. I am looking for someone who has a dog who would like to have a (large) playmate and can take of our oversized baby one day a week (Wednesdays would be best). I am willing to pay for doggie daycare, but also willing to have a reciprical agreement.

Anyone interested?

Best!
BearMama
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

Hello all!

We would like to get involved, here's the detail:

Location: Village near Brugg AG
Type of animal: Dog
Age of animal: 2-3
Animal spayed: Yes
Gender: Female

General dog info: a complete mix (terrier, spaniel ++), small-medium size (weighs 10kg)
very active on walks and enjoys other dogs, but also very quiet when at home (no barking, no chewing) - I take her to the office and she is very undisruptive

Your environment
- apartment with garden, near to forest
- 2 cats at home


Other perks: we have some in-house veterinary skills (they're not mine). Dog is insured

Drop me a message if it works, we can definitely travel to Zürich and maybe further away.

We'd love some help the first week of December (1st -9th) (an outside shot I know) but we are staying in Switzerland for Xmas and New Years.. maybe that could work out?

Peter
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

We would like to be involved as well!

Your pet
Type of animal: 2 Cats
Breed: British Short Hair
Age of animal: Both of them are 8 years / 7.5kg and 6kg
Animal spayed? : No
Gender: Cat = male / female (Both are neutered)

Your environment
House / Apartment? 2nd floor apartment
Garden? No
Any other pets? : No only 2 cats
Your location : Effretikon, very near to Zurich.

Any other information
Would love to find someone nearby to swap cat care with! My cats are friendly to people and other cats (Well after 1~2 days). I work from home, so I can take care of your cats at our place during your holidays. In return, we expect the same favor! Thanks!
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Re: Pet Sitting Network

We would be very happy to get in on the Pet Sitting Network.
However, we live in Locarno--possibly there is nobody out there to network with!

Pets:
Type of animal: 3 Cats
Breed: 2 "Tigers" (domestic shorthair tabbies) and 1 Tuxedo
Age of animal: Tigers are 8 and 6, Tuxedo is 6
Animals neutered? : Yes
Gender: Male (all sweet boys)

Environment:
3rd floor apartment with large balcony
No other pets
Location : Locarno

Additional information
We'd gladly help out others nearby who need their fur (cat) babies petted and fed and litter box freshened in exchange for the same.
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