Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Meet the caregiver face to face and make sure not only does the pet sitter connect with your animals, but do they connect with you!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. We work 7 days a week--every week! We don't get days off, but we LOVE our job.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Are you licensed and insured? How long have you been doing this kind of work, and how did you get started? And finally, do you provide references?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I have relationships with my human clients as well as their pets. Both trust me and my team to make the right decisions each and every time. Not only are the pets rested and content when their people come home, but so are the people! They haven't been worrying while they were gone. We give them peace of mind.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. My job is to go see my friends everyday. I never have that Sunday night dread of having to go to work Monday morning. My job brings my life such fullness and happiness. I love what I do for a living. I feel bad that not everyone can love their job as much as I do. The world would be a better place if they did.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How long are your visits? My answer is about a half hour and maybe more if we are having a slow day.
How much do you charge per animal? I charge the same $13 per JOB not per animal, unless it takes us longer than the allotted 30 minutes to do the job. So I charge the same amount for my time whether you have one dog or 5. I'm there the same amount of time. This service is an especially good bargain for people with several pets!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. This is a real job, not a hobby. We really do get booked up. We do employee several sitters, but from time to time, our service does get full during holidays and in the summer. If you know you are leaving town, it's never too early to call and give us notice! Sadly, we do have to turn away business when we get booked up. The reason we can't squeeze you in, is because that means, one of our other clients that called ahead of time will get their visit shortened, to accommodate your last minute visit, because you didn't call in time. Of course, that's not fair!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I participated in rescue work and would keep in contact with the new owners of the dogs that I adopted out. Some of the local adopters would ask me to come over and check in on their adopted dog, because the dog already knew me and it was a wonderful chance for us to reunite! They often paid me for this service and word spread! Now I am employed full time and then some and have several part time sitters that help me out.