Judy's Hands for Helping Pet Care Services

O Fallon, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We are a small family owned and operated business. I am a true animal lover and always have been. I understand what it’s like to have to go to work or leave town and leave your pets behind. You constantly miss them and worry about how they’re doing. Our goal at Judy's Hands for Helping-Pet Care Services is to give you peace of mind knowing that your pet is being well cared for and looked after by a professional, reliable, experienced and loving pet sitter. My promise to you is to provide the love and attention that your pet deserves while in our care. We can provide you with a daily text to your phone with updates or leave you daily notes as to how your pet is doing while you are away.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I love most about what I do is that I get to take care of all different breeds of dogs and cats. I am a huge animal lover and every time I see a dog or a cat I want them! Now I have them, if only for a while, but like any grandma with her grandkids, I get to love them, spoil them and than give them back to mom and dad.
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O Fallon, IL 62269

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7 Reviews
  • Kristen E. Apr 21, 2017
    Dog Boarding
    Verified Review
    Grandma Judy is wonderful!
    Judy was really accommodating when we were in need of a pet sitter. My high energy dog was exhausted from playing all weekend with her pup, it was wonderful! After a long weekend at a wedding, all of us got to come home and relax including the dogs! I would recommend Judy for her service.
  • Ronnie S. Dec 30, 2016
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Totally satisfied and would use again
    I come from a small town and never heard of such a service. During the holidays I expected boarding my dog was the only option. Judy and her granddaughter not only took care of my dog, but also took care of my home which gave me much relief while I was out of state visiting friends and relatives. I will use this service again in the future and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Adam W. Jun 12, 2016
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Judy is the absolute best! We reached out to Judy because we needed a dog sitter because our puppy (a American bull dog/Pittie mix) had gotten a cold and we didn't want to leave her alone all day while we worked. Within 10 minutes of reaching out, we had an appointment for her to come meet our puppy and meet with us. And she was absolutely wonderful with our puppy! If you need someone to watch your pets, Judy is the person to call!
  • Kim B. Apr 20, 2016
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Holly S. Apr 1, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Keri S. Mar 22, 2016
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Judy did an excellent job in taking care of my 3 dogs. I had no concerns about leaving them. I highly recommend her as she is very caring.
  • Sarah S. Jan 2, 2016
    I've used Judy for several needs: elder care for my 94 year old grandma, pet sitting, house sitting, and errands. Judy is professional, thorough, and affordable. Judy has high integrity and I entrust her with the care of my loved ones and my valuables. I have found no one better. She truly is my extra set of hands when I need it.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge per visit not by the hour. My rates start at $20 per visit,for 3 animals after that there is a $5.00 fee per animal. That also includes taking care of the owners home by bringing both the mail and the newspaper, securing doors and leaving various lights on so people assume that the owner is home.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I will set up an initial Free consultation to meet both the pet owner and the pet. I like to get to know the animals before I just show up and they have no idea who I am. I always ask the owner for vet information in the event of an emergency and any special instructions regarding the care of their pet. I require Client forms telling me about both the pet and the pet parent including phone numbers. I also have them sign a key release form.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been certified to administer medications if that would be required. I am a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). I am always doing continuing education through their site.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love animals and this was the best way to be able to take care of them and love them.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types. Some clients have me come during the day to be sure their pets have food and water and let them out if needed. Others have me come 2 or 3 times a day. It just depends on what type of animal they have and what they want. I will spend the night if that is important to them.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would be sure that who ever you hire to care of your pets, that that individual loves pets. You want to be sure that they are interacting with them and not just walking in and walking out.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
They should be sure that they are comfortable with the person they are letting into their home. The pet sitter should be insured and bonded and be able to react in case of an emergency.