Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, Cat Sitting, poop pick up, litter box cleaning, mail pick up, alter lights, medications, backyard play with dogs, small animal work, water fill and replace, Daily walks, vacation visits, occasional visits, pictures of animals sent to clients, facebook integration with clients, facebook updates, phone, text, email communication with clients, late night service available, on call available when possible. Vet recommended! Neat and Tidy, check house for safety.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure to always hire someone like me who is insured, bonded, and has references. Make sure they are honest and open. I am on facebook and well known. A good Pet caretaker is known by lots of great people in their area. Anyone who does their job well should have at least 3 references after 6months and at least 5 after one year. A great pet sitter should be able to do this for a living after 2 years. People who are professional pet sitters like me do this and only this. We love it so much we work 24-7 to achieve our goals. We do everything we can to serve the needs of the client. Both. Human and Pet clients! Every call should be returned within 3 hours or less when calling a pet sitter. Also calls or text should be returned within 15minutes if the pet sitter is not busy. If you can't get a hold on the phone or text with your pet sitter consider getting a new one because they "don't mean business"
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Talk to someone who is sucessful in the business. Make sure you are comfortable with ALL dogs and cats! Make sure you are willing to pay for insurance and bonding. Join an organization like NAPPS. Make sure you don't mind walking and working outside in hot weather and freezing weather. Be self motivated. Be a great communicator. Be service orientated. Know how to market your service. Don't fear any animal. You must love all animals especially dogs and cats! Take a dog for a 3 mile walk and see how you feel. Clean some litter boxes. Make sure the "duties" of the job don't bother you. Make sure "poop smells, dog gas, ect...." Don't bother you. Many people think this profession is just a "walk in the park" sometimes it is but that is only a small portion of what we do.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My love for animals has no limits! I love spending time with all the dogs, cats, and small animals every day, 24-7. When not taking care of my clients, I along with my wife take care of our animals and do rescue and rehab for cats.I am an excellent communicator and do everything I can to make my animal clients as well as their human owners happy!