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Posted by: brandiduffy 14.Jul.2017, 07:27 PM

Hej. I am a 40-year-old masters in biology student at Stockholm University, with plans to work in wildlife conservation. I am an animal-lover, long-time vegan, and brought my fantastic furry co-pilot to Sweden with me.

I am looking to walk dogs or be a pet sitter. I am available most of the summer and would like to continue this when classes start again. I worked as a vet assistant in a 24-hour emergency vet; at a wildlife rehabilitation clinic on Sanibel Island, Florida; and have been a life-long pet owner. I am a responsible individual and can provide references on employment and character.


Posted by: the_austrian 15.Jul.2017, 06:03 PM

Posted by: brandiduffy 19.Jul.2017, 01:55 PM

Thanks for your reply. I had written to two businesses last month about pet sitting. I will look into your advice. I have a personal number and a residence permit and am definitely not trying to avoid paying taxes but I can see how someone may think that! I just wanted to find some things to do with my extra time and would really like to be working. I am planning to bartend throughout the next year while in school but would like to pet sit, too. I'm better busy. And I love my furry friends.

If you can't find anyone for pet sitting come September, feel free to check back with me and I can see if it would be possible.

Thanks, again.

Posted by: Tenacious185 8.Aug.2017, 12:30 PM

Hi, Brandi -

You certainly sound like the kind of person I would want looking after my pets if I had them! I would also suggest distributing flyers in the area you live, anywhere that such advertisements are legal. Many neighborhoods have such boards at the entrance to their communities. Write a short paragraph about yourself (or maybe just bullet points) about your education and experience with animals, the kind of work you'd like to do, and your contact information. I know many people who have managed to get a decent amount of work either as pet sitters, or doing lawn and garden care this way. You might also see if your local veterinary clinic has a message board where you can advertise as well. Good luck!

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