My name is Sabrina, and I am your pet sitter. I am reliable, friendly, trustworthy and I have several references to prove it. I have lived in Dubai for 26 years and have always been surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes...Guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoises, hedgehogs, dogs, cats, horses, goats, the list goes on! In 2000 I started working at Al Safa Veterinary clinic where I spent 8 years caring for all sorts of animals from domestic dogs and cats to exotic lion cubs and cheetahs. During this time I undertook a veterinary assistant's qualification.
When Al Safa Veterinary clinic changed management in 2008 I took the opportunity to expand my career options. I knew I couldn’t consider working without animals; an office job was out of the question. Founding Dubai pet sitting was the obvious choice, giving me the chance to spend time with a number of different animals on a daily basis, doing what I do best and enjoy most.
I am an ardent animal lover and have spent much of my spare time over the last decade organizing garage sales and other fund raising activities for local animal charities such as Animals anonymous and Abandoned pets. Over the years I have also managed to trap-neutered-released countless stay cats, hand reared several cats and a few birds. I have also successfully re-homed a vast number of Dubai's homeless animals.
I share my home with Sprocket, a pure white male cat who was supposed to 'stay for one night, and one night only!' that was 12 years ago! He was happily enjoying all the love and attention for himself for 9 years...
...until Batfink came along. He was found in Al quoz after being hit by a car. The vet cleaned him up and he came home with us. Luckily, other than losing a tooth, nothing was broken. I had every intention of finding him a home, but his charm won me over. He has since been re-named "Fatbink".
Squirrel is the latest edition (and hopefully the last...) She was found at Hardee's, watching the world go by from ontop of a table. We couldn't leave her there on her own next to a busy road, she was just too friendly and could easily have ended up in the wrong hands. We managed to find a home for her, but after 4 days she came back for being too rough with the kids. They say "if you love something let it go, if it comes back to you, it's yours to keep", and thats just what we did. She got her name thanks to her bushy tail, and the ability to leap from the furniture like a flying squirrel!
Last but not least is Mika. she was found as a 10-day old puppy by the bin with her mum and brother, that was 7 years ago. Her 3 best friends are the cats who follow her on walks. She is always the first to raise the alarm when she hears one of her cats fighting in the neighbourhood, and if given the chance she is off like a rocket to break up the fight.