Cies-jan (CJ)

I did a 4 year course on animal management in Barneveld the Netherlands, where I got hands on experience working with anything from cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, cats, sheep and goats to more exotic animals including a 50kg snake and scorpions.

My experiences include a lot of lambing work with sheep and hand milking a group of 20 goats. I have also worked in a aquarium shop for whom I did house visits to take care of tropical fresh and saltwater aquariums.

Work Experience with Preseli Animal Homecare

  • Garnant, Ammanford – 3 Great Danes, small number of chickens, ducks and turkeys and a parrot
  • Melksham, Wiltshire – 2 French bulldogs, 2 chihuahuas, Chinese crested dog, Staffie cross, indoor cat, 2 bearded dragons, 3 leopard geckos, 2 crested geckos (and a bunch of babies), 5 corn snakes, 1 king snake, 8 royal pythons, Hissing cockroaches, Crickets, Sun Beatles
  • Meidrim, Carmarthen – 2 horses (Thoroughbred and Arab), a labrador dog, a beagle, various poultry and sheep
  • Jordanston, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire – Parsons Jack Russell x dog
  • Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire – 11 ewes, two rams, 20 lambs, one sow, six weaners, two cockerels, six hens, three goats and a dog
  • Milford Haven – 2 dogs (German Shepherd and a Labrador), 1 parrott, 1 terrapin
  • Bettws, Bridgend – horse, dog
  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire – llama, alpaca, sheep, 15 ewes, lurcher dog, 3 donkeys, 2 cats, various poultry
  • Capel Hendre, Ammanford – 3 cocker spaniels, 1 rabbit, 2 guinea pigs, 5 chinchillas
  • Nantgaredig, Carmarthen – 3 alpacas, 6 dogs, 2 pigs, 2 goats, 3 horses, 2 large American donkeys, chickens, 1 turkey, 4 sheep, 1 indoor cat, several farm cats, 5 Shetland ponies
  • Lampeter, Ceredigion – 2 cats, 1 dog
  • St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire – 2 whippet dogs
  • Felin Fach, Ceredigion – 6 cats, 2 dogs, 3 ponies and poultry
  • Llanstadwell, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire – 2 dogs
  • Goodwick, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire – 2 dogs, farm cats, flock of sheep, cattle incl 1 a bull

Hi Julia, I just wanted to drop a line to say thank you so much for sending me CJ to look after the dogs. My girl whippet is very stressy and hates it when we are away and I have never before come home to see such a happy looking dog. She was glossy and hadn’t lost any weight and Silver was looking really good too. What an amazing dog sitter you have there! Thank you very VERY much CJ!
With thanks,
Louise (and Silver and Biscuit).

Very pleased with CJ – animals very calm and settled on our return and house lovely and clean. Debbie