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Nina and the Tailstars

Greater London

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Hello! My name is Ana Rita but I prefer to go by Nina!

I'm an experienced pet carer who has had dogs and cats all her life and when I moved to London 5 years ago from Portugal, I was missing the company of my furry best friends back home.

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35 hires on Bark
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20 June 2022

Nina looked after our two cats while we were away for a week recently. From the first visit we knew they'd be in good hands; Nina's genuine love for and understanding of animals came through immediately.

Our cats are attention-seekers who love affection so they needed someone who'd spend a lot of time with them. Nina certainly delivered — every day while we were away she sent us pictures and videos of them chilling, playing, snuggling and generally having the time of their lives.

Very much recommended :)
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Hey guys! Thank you so much for such a kind review! 🥹 It was my absolute pleasure to watch over Rishu & Vahshi! They made the days so special and I cannot wait to see them again ❤️

8 March 2022

Nina helped us with training for our puppy Otis for 3months. She was so amazing with Otis and he really enjoyed each session. She helped us with the basics to allow us to continue training independently and managed to overcome his separation anxiety. Would definitely recommend Nina 😊 More...

15 February 2022

Nina has been training our rescue dog Lisa since October and we have noticed a huge improvement in her recall. She came from a shelter in Crete and Nina has even got her doing some basic tricks which is great for her concentration and keeping her mind healthy. I'd highly recommend :)

15 February 2022

My dog Lisa loves Nina! I got my dog from a shelter. She is middle aged already so I thought it would be more difficult to train her that a puppy but she has been doing really great. She has learnt lots of tricks with Nina and her dog walking has gotten much better in a small amount of time. Nina is very patient with her and I am really happy that have Nina as a dog trainer and would highly recommend her to anyone else! More...

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14 February 2022

Dog Training

Been working with Nina for more or less 5 months now and I've never been so happy. It's great watching my puppy learn basic commands and cute tricks. Nina has always been professional, punctual and trust worthy. She always keeps up with communication which is key to keeping up with my pups training. I would strongly recommend Nina and I'm glad I chose her! More...

18 January 2022

We initially contacted Nina to help us train our shih tzu, Ralph. We had had a trainer previously and he gave some useful tips but wasn’t very good at actually showing us what to do.

Nina was recommended to us by a friend so we started having regular sessions. Ralph’s behaviour started to improve immediately and continued to progress over the next few months.

Nina is great and we would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to properly train their dog!

We now don’t need sessions as regularly but we will definitely continue to have occasional top up sessions going forward!

Thanks Nina :)
Luke, Bernice and Ralph
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18 January 2022

Dog Training

Nina is marvellous! She has been working with our 9 month old dachshund for a couple of months now and we have seen vast improvements in her behaviour.

Ahead of starting any sessions Nina took the time to get to know us and our dog, particularly to assess what we would like to get out of the sessions and how best to get through to the pup. This really put my mind at ease, as I was so unsure of the bigger companies who have set lessons - no two dogs are the same and mine will definitely need more than one lesson to learn!

She has been utterly brilliant at building the foundation of training with our dog, and enabling us to continue the teaching. I really can't recommend Nina enough, I don't know what we'd do without her!
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Thank you so much for the kind review, Georgia! It has been a pleasure getting to know you guys & Sprout. I'm so happy with her improvement and excited to continue this journey with her! Lots of Love, Nina

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13 September 2021

Dog Training

Nina has been training my English Bulldog for a while and I can't thank her enough. She was amazing and now I have a well behaved and a stubbourn dog that actually listens.
Thank you Nina, you are the best.

7 September 2021

Nina is so attentive and skilled at what she does! She got my 10 month old, leash-pulling, leash aggressive puppy to walk calmly on lead and chill out around other dogs. A lifesaver!

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31 July 2021

Pet Sitting

Nina is an utterly fab dog sitter who bonded with our Este immediately. Would recommend to all!

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19 July 2021

Pet Sitting

Nina looked after my cats while I was away for 10 days and I could not have been happier with her service. Professional, communicative and very kind to my girls - I received daily updates with videos and photos and I was so happy to know they were being so well cared for! Will 100% be using Nina’s services again! Thank you Nina! More...

27 June 2021

Nina is the one! She's been walking and training our 1-year old Cocker Spaniel Frida for several months now and is the highlight of her day. She's super responsive, lovely to chat to, and the dog loves their time together. All you could ask for. She's enthusiastic and you can feel how much she loves what she does.

Thank you Nina! ✿✿✿✿✿✿
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26 May 2021

It was our first time leaving Mochi with anyone new and Nina made us feel so comfortable so quickly! Will definitely be using her again :)

26 May 2021

Nina was fabulous with our miniature Pomeranian, who has never been left on her own before.
She visited first to chat and ensure she knew everything in advance.
I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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8 May 2021

Pet Sitting

We are so happy we found Nina, she obviously loves dogs and is very passionate about her work. Our Bertie loves her too. With training, playtime and long walks in different parks she makes sure their time together is never boring. Nina has helped us so much by answering many of our questions and giving us great tips! She always sends lovely photos und updates, and has been very flexible with us - we would highly recommend her - your pup is going to have the best time. More...

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Thank you so much for the kind review guys! It’s been an absolute pleasure to be with Bertie 💛

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27 April 2021

Dog Walking

Nina is great. From the initial meeting to the walks. My dog took to her straight away and she me feel at ease as this was my first time having a dog walker. She is very professional and my dog loves her so much. Nina sends me daily updates of her walks with Rufus and I love seeing how much fun he is having. More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much Christine for the kind words! I love Rufus and I’m so glad you feel so at ease when he’s with me. We have a great time together xx

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30 December 2020

Pet Sitting

Nina was great from the first email correspondence. She came to meet me and my cat before she cat sat and sent daily pictures and updates. She went above and beyond (even bringing me parcels in while I was away). My plans changed last minute which meant I was away longer than originally planned and agreed but Nina was an absolute life saver. She even left a Christmas card and lots of cat treats for when I returned. Would highly recommend and can't imagine asking anyone else to cat sit in future. More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review, Michelle! It was a pleasure to take care of Ernie and to have known you two. Wishing you all the best in the future and I hope we see each other again soon. Xx

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30 November 2020

Pet Sitting

I can not recommend Nina enough. Nina has found her calling in loving and caring for our furry family members. Nina cares for our cat Tiffany who races to the door and meows when she hears Nina arrive. Whilst we are currently work from home (covid) we wanted Tiffany to get used to a cat sitter for when we return to work - we couldn't have found a better sitter than Nina.
Nina takes her for a walk (harness), plays with her then finishes off with a brush - all done with lots of love. Nina also very intune with Tiffany - if she doesn't want to walk, she play with her, or if she wants to spend an hour outside sniffing a leaf, Nina patiently stands around with her.
Nina has also stayed over night both caring for our house and Tiffany.
Nina is kind, professional, punctual (if anything stays longer than needed) and dedicated to our fury friends.
You will be lucky to have Nina.
Jill & Phil
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I am so happy to read this review from you guys! Helping you and being with Tiffany is one of my favourite things. Tiffany is such a sweet cat and I’m happy we bonded so well! You are fantastic people to “work” with and I’m happy that I found people who love and care for their pet this much. Thank you so much for the kind words x

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25 October 2020

Dog Walking

Nina has been walking our goldendoodle, Beaumont, since the beginning of 2020. I really appreciate that Nina has taken the time to get to know Beaumont’s personality and understand his energy. When I see them interact, she gives him 120% of her love and attention and he just adores her. I am also grateful for Nina’s communication, always checking in to make sure the schedule is still ok and providing me with a summary of her time with Beaumont as well as beautiful pictures! More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review, Brianna! I do it out of love. Love Beaumont, he is most fun to walk! Xx

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31 August 2020

Dog Walking

As soon as I met Nina I liked her personality. Bertie my Border Terrier has taken to Nina and loves his walks. His behaviour has improved too. He is much more polite now.

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review Chloe! It has been my absolute pleasure to walk Bertie x

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30 June 2020

Pet Sitting

Nina is a cat whisperer. She took care of my two young cats for few days, and I could tell she was really spending quality time with them - they seemed to not be distressed by my absence too much! I definitely recommend Nina.

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Thank you Ella! It was my absolute pleasure! Cannot wait to see them again x :)

23 January 2020

Nina took excellent care of Aiden! After a terrible experience with previous dog walkers I was very anxious and nervous about trusting someone again but Aiden came back super happy and relaxed! Honestly did now wanted to trust my dog with someone else again but I'm happy to say she exceed my expectations and will most definitely repeat the service. More...

22 January 2020

Nina is an incredibly caring and considerate individual. She's got a passion for animals like no one I've met. My dog (nikita) loves her, every time nina is with nikita she's so attentive to her and gives her all the love and cuddles she could ask for at her old age. She would be amazing to take care of any dog, going out of her way to make sure they're going for walks, have water in their bowl and giving pooches treats where deserved. I would trust her to take care of nikita without question and know that whoever gives her an opportunity to dog sit their dog will not regret it at all. More...

22 January 2020

I've been asking Nina to pet sit for my two lovely dogs for almost 1 year now! She is super nice and incredibly responsible. She takes them out for walks constantly when she takes care of them and I know when they're having a good time as Nina makes sure to keep me updated through out the day!
I've trusted Nina for as long as I have with my babies and will continue to do so because I know how much she likes them and I can see how happy they are when they come back home!
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Q&As

Spending time with animals, specially dogs, is my favourite hobby. I used to volunteer at an animal shelter and being able to make my passion my job is the reason I love doing what I do!

I always loved animals but since I've moved to London I've been missing my dogs back home... So I've decided to spend more time with animals!

I have years of experience as a pet carer. I am responsible, reliable and have references to prove it if you need. But most important, I absolutely love what I do!

Services

I have been professionally training dogs for more than 6 months. I take regular online courses and do extended research in a variaty of topics including, basic training, puppy training and anxiety-reducing training.

I can go and look after your pet in your house and feed, give medication, play and provide company