My name is Elina and for more than 7 years, I am a pet sitter in Riga, Latvia. I’ve worked very hard to build my pet sitting business over the years, but Covid-19 keeps ongoing, considering there is not a single helping hand from the Government, I could lose everything as I earn, when peoples are traveling and I look after their pets. Since March, 14th I dramatically lost my clients, as they don't travel and working from home, so they look after their pets by themselves.
Since I remember myself, in my life always was pets - cats, dogs, even 11 guinea pigs :) When I was a kid, I was collecting money, not for candies or clothes, but for 2 guinea pigs. Animals always were my best friends, but the most special friendship for 13 years was with my dog called Angels, he died last year. Because of him, I started a pet sitting business, as I wanted to help peoples look after their pets when they're gone. The most what I like in my job is clients say - thank you for your help. So I have a good feeling doing this job, feel I helped someone.
Now it's time when I need help. The place where I live and also look after pets is under bank finance and I am unable to make the payments. The bank will soon repossess it and sell it for whatever they can get for it. If there is any outstanding amount still owed, I will be liable for that, too. I know that one day peoples will start travel again and I will earn for living again. But till that, I need any help you can give me. I have worked very hard to build everything I have until now and I can’t lose it all.
Thank you so much for reading this.