Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common jobs I do for my clients are is Walk-N-Play, which is one of the packages I offer. W-N-P consists of fresh water upon arrival, 20 / 25 minutes of walk time and some extras depending on the requests of my clients at no extra charge.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Interview more than on potential care giver, check references and go with your instinct who you feel will be the best fit for you and most important your pet. During the initial interview, keep an eye on their interaction with your pet(s).
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Most important to me would be to look for references -- after all potential caregivers are taking care of what most would call their most prized possession.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Buyers should thoroughly think about what kind of a person would suit their pets personality best. Not only their own.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Initially walking into a clients home and being greeted by their pet(s), then comes bonding with them . I am lucky to be granted the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. When potential clients make their choice from one of Lovin My Leashes offered packages, during our Free Initial Consult.
LML packages can consist anywhere from of 20 - 35 minutes; potential clients are not aware how much extra time I actually put in with their loved ones / best friend(s). Between always fresh water upon arrival, feeding (if required), writing of report cards (if required), If I see a nail or more that may be in serious need of clipping I do so at no extra charge although it is a service I do offer but never charge unless asked and made a requirement of a client.
With the above being stated, I never take away from their pets exercise. Their walk time is most important because it is when I am able to bond with their pet.
In addition, there is a growing epidemic of obesity in pets, which can cause cardiovascular disease, different kinds of cancers and diabetes to mention a few.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have always loved animals since I can remember and worked at a few different animal clinics in my past but knew I always wanted to be a business owner.
A very good friend of mine who works in the IT field was aware of my desire to own my own company and my love for animals. He invited me to his shop for a visit in 2010 and next thing I knew he was showing me a website he created with my contact information all over and low and behold, it was a pet care website.
What a surprise that was. From then on, I chose to go with it and here I am 3-years later.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My dependability - In this industry, it is more than pertinent I be there when I say I am going to be. Although I obtain emergency contacts, I have made the commitment and because of that, I will be there.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I feel every Potential Client / Clients questions and thoughts are extremely valuable to me in order to give their pets the best care possible. Which leads me to always adding to the 'LML Welcome Folder' and making alterations using their input on my works entirety.
As I go along my Welcome Folder has become invaluable to my work.