My name is Martijn Verkuil, I'm a webdesigner by day and a webdesigner by night. I love animals and I am self-employed so I can determine my own hours. This makes for an ideal situation to walk a dog or play with a cat (and get away from my pc)!
This website has been built to present myself in a more visual way than my profile on Pawshake. You can book me for sitting cats and dogs through Pawshake (it's free for you).
About the petsitter
Born in 1975 in Alkmaar and living in Amsterdam for about seven years now. Grew up with a dog and many cats.
I'm a calm and patient person. I'm used to deal with shy cats. Due to my size (6'5") I have no problem with bigger dogs or dogs who pull on the leash.
I learned at a young age that sharing is caring. I also learned our cat didn't care for the banana I shared....
Martijn is an excellent dog-sitter. He treats other people's dogs like they're his own and it's clear that he really loves animals. He has taken care of my dog several times and I couldn't ask for a better, more reliable person. He sends pictures and updates often which always puts me at ease. We're repeat customers and my dog gets very excited when she sees Martijn!
Book me through Pawshake!
You can book me through the Pawshake website. You can register for a free account there. You won't pay any fees to Pawshake. The payment to me is handled by them (also the insurance). You can check my calendar there to see which periods are still free. Make an appointment for a (free) meet-up!
Petsitter in Amsterdam
I live a 5 minute walk from Oosterpark. However, for longer walking sessions the Flevopark is my park of choice (see photos). I live in an apartment of 70 m2 with a small balcony (big enough for me and a dog). It is on the second floor and easy accessible by a wide stone staircase.
Also available for cats!
Although the website is called 'hondenoppas' (sitting dogs) shows a lot of dog photos, I can also take care of cats! In fact, I have a lot of experience with cats since my parents almost always had cats when I lived at home. They've had more than 10 (one left) and I've experienced them all.
Each cat found a new home with us (they were all unwanted) and lived a long and happy life. Since some were stray cats I also have experience with shy cats. With a bit of patience they all ended up on my lap. But then again, my enormous lap is hard to resist for any cat.
You can either bring your cat over or book me for home visits. I have done both through Pawshake.