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505GoK9Sit

Santa Fe, NM

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Bio

I started walking & sitting for friends' dogs in 2007. I loved it so much, I started my business in 2010. Pet sitting allows me to travel, exercise, & have the freedom of self-employment. It doesn't feel like work, because it feeds my soul.

About 505GoK9Sit

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Areas & Services

Espanola, Santa Fe, & Kirtland AFB

FREE get-to-know-you meeting at your home. I bring my credentials, get necessary information about your pet, your home, and your family, we sign a service agreement and schedule/prepay for future visits.
$20 Half-hour Mid-day walks and cat sitting
$50 Overnight dog-sitting includes a half-hour walk and feeding in the evening, overnight stay at your home, another half-hour walk and feeding in the morning, and in/out privileges for me throughout the day. Your pet will never be alone for more than 12 hours in a row, however, if your dog has trouble holding their potty, please add mid-day walks to your overnights.
Ask about discounts for extended pet sitting, regular dog walking, and referrals

Location

Santa Fe, NM 87507

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  • 5/5 stars October 10, 2011

    Michelle took very good care of my 3 dogs while I was on a 7 day cruise. She was very professional and had documents created just in case she needed to take my dogs to the vet. She treated my pets like her very own and gave them lots of love while we were gone. I definitely recommend her to anyone who has one or multiple pets! She did an awesome job and house sat for me also!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Most of my clients have multiple pets, and/or pets who sleep in their bed. My main focus is overnights including evening and morning walks and feeding plus the overnight stay and house sitting tasks.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. There are a lot of pet sitters out there and a lot of directories. Narrow down what it is that you are looking for.

If you are looking for someone who you can just hand off your key to, give them a few bucks, and be on your way, try asking the neighbor kid or checking craigslist.

If you are looking for someone more professional and trustworthy with insurance, references, and a website, who will take the time to care for your furry family and your home more thoroughly, google the person's first and last name and their listing title. If they are reputable and professional, you should find several other profiles, a business website, and testimonials.

Most pet sitters know other pet sitters, so let them know who you've contacted and ask questions about the ones they've heard of. Oftentimes, even if a pet sitter is booked or doesn't serve your area, they can recommend another sitter. Many sitters have a focus. It may big dogs, small dogs, cats, multiple pets, training, grooming, special needs pets, overnights, or visits only etc. If you have a unique situation, describe it in your initial communication with the sitters you contact.

Be prepared to meet one or more sitters in your home with your pets before the date the care is to begin. Some sitters charge for this meeting and some don't.

Before this meeting, make sure you know their prices, the types of payment they accept, and whether they are available on the dates you need.

Finally, have an extra key, emergency contact information, and vet information ready. Be ready to pay in advance, and ask for references at the interview.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Are you ready to pay a professional to care for your pet? Many would-be clients call and cancel interviews and pet sits because they found someone else to do the job for free. If you're going to be gone for more than a day or two, will this person feel obligated to give your dog the exercise he needs or scoop your cat's litter daily?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My clients love that contract is very thorough and professional, meaning I get all pertinent information about your dog and his or her care.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love getting outside and walking or running with dogs. It's especially rewarding to hear how a pet's behavior at home has improved as a result of his or her regular exercise.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Q: Can you get on base?
A: Yes! I am in the National Guard and have my own military ID card so I can even get on base by myself during FPCon Delta.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. FREE Getting Acquainted w/ Contract Review
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$20 30-minute Day Visit optional walk
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$50 Overnight Stays incl walks
(600 mile radius if >3 weeks or gas reimbursed)
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Holiday rates are double & require advance reservation.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Q: Do you pick up the poop?
A: Absolutely! It's the law. I bring my own biodegradable poop bags and dispose of them in the client's outside trash bin (securely tied of course).

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Q: How do I know my pet will get along with you?
A: Before our first visit, I provide a FREE "Get to know you" service where I meet your canine and human family in your home. Your pet sees me as someone you trust as we discuss your family, your home, and your pet's needs and sign an agreement for service.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Pregunta: Hablas espanol?
Repuesta: Si, poquito. Entiendo muchas palabras, pero los phrases son dificil para miyo. Hablame despacio por favor.

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