Thank you for your interest in Scratchy Paws! I will be on maternity leave from the 15th April 2016, and will be unable to take on any new clients after that date. Thank you so much to all of my existing friends and customers for supporting Scratchy Paws over the past two years. I will update this page and on social media when I'm taking bookings again.
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Hi, my name is Jodie, and I'm a RCVS (UK) qualified veterinary nurse and pet-sitter based in Singapore. With ten years of experience caring for small animals, you can relax in the knowledge that your furry friend is in capable hands!
If you are going away for a few weeks (or just the weekend), you'll need somebody to care for your pets while you're away. Many animals (especially cats) prefer to be in familiar environments — leaving them with friends or at a boarding kennel isn't always the best option. Your friendly neighbourhood pet-sitter can come to the rescue, feeding your pets and keeping them company when you're not around.
Caring for a stray kitten at a local Singaporean veterinary clinic.
Bonnie & Blue!
Going away for a long weekend or spending time going back to your home country should be a stress free time and an enjoyable one too. Especially, if you are a pet owner knowing that they are in good & safe hands back in Singapore.
Both my husband & I went away recently and arranged for Jodie to cat sit Bonnie & Blue. Jodie is a caring and considerate person who has a passion for animals; you can spot that a mile off. All instructions that were given to Jodie, i.e. feeding times, or grooming etc. were executed. Jodie also sent photos daily of the two felines and kept me up to date with their daily welfare. Jodie will stay with the animal for play time too.
I would definitely recommend Jodie as a trustworthy, responsible and more importantly an animal lover who has your pet's interest at heart.
During the first meet-up with Jodie, I had a feeling that I found the right person to take care of my dog, and my feeling was proved to be right. She is highly responsible and trustworthy, a true pet lover. She reduced my anxiety of being absent to the minimum.
Esme & Rumbo!
I always feel safe leaving the cats behind in Jodie's capable hands. Both our moggies recognise her when she visits to collect the keys and greet her with affection. As Jodie is an ex-veternary nurse, I know they are both in professional knowledgeable hands. Our first choice pet-sitter!
Jodie is awesome. My dog, Buford, adores her. Kind of funny to see a 60 lb. dog try to hug someone Jodie's size when they meet on the street, but that's what happens. I like knowing Jodie and Buford enjoy each other's company. They hang out. Go for long walks. Buford is calm when I return home. This helps me to feel good about leaving him in her care when I need to leave him behind. We are lucky to know Jodie and grateful for her friendship and kindness.
I charge from $25 - $35 per visit for cats and $25 - $40 per visit for dogs, depending on location. Plant watering, mail collection and similar can be arranged, usually for free. Daily updates (via SMS, WhatsApp, Viber, email etc.) come as standard.
Also included is a free initial meet & greet, where I can meet your pet and we can discuss their needs. No obligation: I'm always happy to make new furry friends!
And if you have an extra set of paws... no worries! Please contact me for a personalised quote.
Meet Macu! My resident scratchy paws. :)