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started by: Lynnwillard · last update: 1548773112 · posted: 1515836122

HiWe are a retired professional couple who are experienced house,pet and animal sitters and looking to travel to Italy in the summer of 2018 so would be available to do house sits over this period. We sit for free most of the time and you can find our profile on Trusted House-sitters or on our website www.kayaknomads.wixsite.com/furnfluff.

started by: CHERIE-207793 · last update: 1486412656 · posted: 1486412656

Hello, I am a third year student at Warwickshire college on a BSc Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation course. For my final year dissertation I am looking into different techniques of hydrotherapy and in particular the water walker, spa, swimming pool and thalassotherapy. My dissertation is titled: « An international survey of prevalence of the use of sea walkers over 3 other Hydrotherapy techniques on horses ». My aim is to show the different approaches to hydrotherapy between countries. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to reply to my questionnaire. If you haven't used any of these techniques, you can still fill in the questionnaire. This will help me collect data on their importance in the industry.Please find herewith a link to my questionnaire https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeas6fgmYKbyiwSkOA0wKD8TybqWJiZ-8KyUErTTavQi5tSMQ/viewformThank you for taking the time to consider my request and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.Morgane

started by: carolineailbe-311440 · last update: 1448457662 · posted: 1448457662

Hi, does anyone need a petsitter in 2016?  I do quite a bit of pet and housesitting through the trustedhousesitter website -- and I have great references, my profile is listed under Irish Writer.   I'm currently catsitting for 5 weeks for a couple who own a holiday complex called L'Antica Vetreria in Piegaro, Umbria -- and I'd be really interested in coming back to Italy in the new year.  I'm a writer so I work at home, and would be around to keep your pets company.   I have an independent income, so I'm just looking for a change of venue -- somewhere warm and sunny!  I generally take assignments between 3-8 weeks, but would also consider a longer term situation.  Thanks, Caroline

started by: christy-10051112 · last update: 1441904656 · posted: 1441904656

Does anyone know of a good English speaking vet in the Lucca area? thanks, christy

started by: Rita Kelley · last update: 1422875468 · posted: 1421934513

Are there pet rescue centers in Tuscany similar to PAWS?

started by: sweet apple pie · last update: 1411560036 · posted: 1409229775

My sister in law will be arriving soon and is asking for a reliable pet grooming salon for her lovely pooch. Not having any kind of pets I am at loss and would like to get some recommendations in Florence please.

started by: San Gim · last update: 1407404068 · posted: 1406660948

Can anyone recommend a natural mosquito repellelant I can use to protect my dog from getting bitten? I have heard the Medietteranean area presents a leishmaniasis danger for dogs. Thanks for your help!

started by: jeannie-964139 · last update: 1403706366 · posted: 1402961871

hello, my husband and I are visiting Lucca on the 2nd of July  2014, to attend "The Eagles" concert. we presume it will quite warm (too hot to leave in the car!) and wondering if someone would be interested in dogsitting our 7 year old Jack Russel whilst we attend the concert!  (?) we not not wish to leave her in the car and am willing to pay a dogsitter at their house!  please if there is someone interested could you be so kind to let me know!  need to be not  too far away because we need to return home to Chamonix, France the next day as we run a B&B there.    sincerely, jeannie  PS   Rebecca mentions someone called Maryann but no contact details???  thank you everyone with any info  :)      

started by: Barbara L · last update: 1402928755 · posted: 1291912086

Does anyone know a really good kennel in the Lucca area with very friendly people. For whatever reasons, my dog has turned kennel shy and hides under my bed when she sees me heading for her "kennel" bed and toys. I'd be really grateful for some suggestions. Thanks. Barbara L

started by: Aldo Zanette · last update: 1401557189 · posted: 1401045361

Does anyone know of a flyball or agility class for dogs in the Siena area please? I have a border collie who needs to burn off bags of energy and use his brain a bit more.

started by: lonestargirl-17326 · last update: 1401537704 · posted: 1396366683

Hi there, My boyfriend and I have recently moved to Lucca and we are occasionally out of town due to work at the same time and therefore are looking for a good pet sitter in Lucca. We have a beautiful, sweet, fun loving French Bulldog "son". Does anyone have any recommendations?   Thanks! Liz

started by: sujama · last update: 1397806463 · posted: 1397158540

If anyone is interested in adopting a handsome young unsplayed dark tabby stray cat, who seems to be in very good condition despite my not feeding him, and therefore must also be a very good mouser, please get in touch. I cannot afford a fourth cat. He probably eats some food at my neighbours' house because they feed their animals outside, so even though I remain firm about not feeding him, he insists on coming down to visit, probably perceiving us as a cats' home. He has already had a big bust up with my cowardly Maine Coon inside our house. He seems to want to communicate with people and he once accepted a caress on his head, so he may not be too difficult to catch if I could find someone who wants him. We live between Dicomano and San Godenzo in the province of Florence. Telephone. 3493401062

started by: Lucca Lady · last update: 1387218264 · posted: 1386709383

Can anyone recommend a really good dog kennels at which to leave my dandy dinmont for a week this Christmas? I am in Lucca.

started by: eilidh · last update: 1384540820 · posted: 1384465746

Hello, I live in San Macario in Piano, near Lucca and am looking for somewhere nearby to keep my horse. Does anyone have a bit of space with shelter and preferably other horses or know of  not expensive stables in the area? Eilidh  340 1054506

started by: Tuscan Escape · last update: 1384277279 · posted: 1384277279

I'd love to take my labrador to some group dog training classes in Italian or English. I'm currently in Flroence. Any ideas?

started by: Margarita-903650 · last update: 1379013585 · posted: 1378242325

Can anyone point me in the direction of a shelter with staff who speak a little English? We live in Florence and are thinking of adopting an adult or senior dog.

started by: LWilliams · last update: 1374784716 · posted: 1374666261

Hello,  Does anyone know the best place to get pet insurance in Italy?  Many thanks! 

started by: Tuscan Escape · last update: 1374605109 · posted: 1374098806

Do you know of any beaches in Tuscany where dogs are welcome even in summer? I know it is a long shot!

started by: gypsygals · last update: 1351076223 · posted: 1277029550

Does anyone know of a really good horse riding school in the Lucca-Montecatini-Fucecchio triangle? I can't find one online anywhere but there MUST be one somewhere! Many thanks

started by: anne crawford · last update: 1350405133 · posted: 1350405133

I have a 12-year-old Golden and a 6-year-old Goldendoodle. For the past year I have been taking them to Dott. Ciocci at Ambulatorio Veterinario Santa Anna in Lucca. Though Dott. Ciocci’s English isn’t fluent it’s very good and he’s willing to use Google translate if needed to communicate. He’s great with the dogs and has given fantastic care to both, esp. my senior Golden who despite a number of chronic health problems has never looked or felt better. 

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