Lions. Pauline changed her life to become a pet sitter: ‘I’m complete all the time’

Pauline Masson opened her pet-sitting business in Lyon in 2019. (© LC / news Lyon)

It’s 11:15 a.m. Pauline Mason has already started her day nearly 3 hours ago and is now going to a street near Tite d’Or (Lyon 6) to pick up Savan, a 1-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog.

Accompanied by her dog Remy, she goes for an hour-long walk with the two dogs. His daily life, that’s all. Pauline travels on foot, 15 to 20 kilometers Every day to walk the dogs whose masters are at work, unavailable or sick.

From sales consultant to pet sitter

A life she made for herself three years ago when she started her own small pet grooming business in 2019. Not John’s Animalswhich offers home visits for cats and walking for dogs.

“I was basically a sales consultant for a telephone operator. Then I trained to be veterinary assistantshe explained.

Then little Lyonnais worked in a clinic for two years, mainly in surgery. But he misses contact with animals. “I went to work on a boarding house for cats and realized it was in high demand. So, I started on my own.”

Whether it’s windy, rainy, or snowing, our young lady is out every day taking care of our four-legged friends. A choice not to regret anything in the world. ” It is happiness every day. I am never bored, dogs are a bit like children, they never have the same moods and I have a lot of fun. »

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Strong demand in Lyon

Gradually, Pauline managed to build up a repertoire of Loyal customers. Cat and dog owners are willing to trust Lyonnaise to the point of leaving her the keys to their house.

“People feel reassured when they know I’ve been trained in this area. There are animals I’ve owned for a very long time, including an English bulldog who was my first dog and still walks today,” she says.

Today, the pet sitter manages to live entirely from her activity, even if she has just spent a couple of days at the vet practice, “more for fun than obligation.” Asking €15 for a 30 minute walk and €25 for an hour. A home visit for a cat costs between 15 and 18 euros. Then prices vary according to demand and loyalty. client.

“I am complete all the time,” she says. Too busyBoleyn also had to reduce its geographic area to only the 6th arrondissement.

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