|Sunday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Monday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
About this pro
2 years in business
11 hires on Thumbtack
Needs to be more up front and honest about how much time she is willing to spend at the home where she is dog sitting. I expected her to be home all evening and she had other plans I did not know about in advance.Apr 14, 2018VerifiedValerie H.'s reply
I apologize for failing to listen, clarify and communicate fully with you. Yes, you made it clear that I didn't have to be with the dogs all day as they are accustomed to you being away all day while at work. When I was scheduling pet sitting with you I saw that I was available to sleep at your home and that was what I checked. I should have looked more closely and checked with you to see if you would be ok with my attending evening activities which would take me away from the dogs. I apologize, again, for being too casual, failing to clarify adequately, ASSUMING that being at your home to sleep with them was sufficient and causing you worry/upset while you were away. Thank you for the valuable lesson.
Valerie did a great job with my pup Toby! He has special needs and she was very dedicated to ensuring his well being She texted daily, with pictures, which put me at ease greatly! I never worried at all while I was out of town! I would recommend her highly!Jul 24, 2017Verified
We left Valerie with our dog and two cats for 4 nights. Valerie was flexible and really listened to what was important to us as far as our needs for our little ones were concerned. She was respectful of our home and we knew that everything was in good hands. We would definitely hire Valerie again to pet sit while we're away!Apr 17, 2017Verified
Great serviceApr 17, 2017Verified
Val watched our German Shepard at our home for 10 days. We could tell from the moment Val met our dog that they were going to get along great. He kept running up to her to play. He's a big guy to handle but we knew he was in safe hands and we got daily updates and photos. It was great keeping our dog in our own home because he is high maintenance. I will definitely ask Val to dog sit again when we go away and would highly recommend her. I also thought her prices were very reasonable.Apr 18, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?l base my prices on the service I'm providing, mileage and the frequency of the desired service.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've had some dog training in the past which was helpful. More recently I got some training from a trainer in Phoenix because my roommate and I were not being pack leaders. The dog felt that he had to be in charge. I practice with him everyday and he is more relaxed and obedient.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?l found out from friends that they were pet sitting. They were enjoying caring for pets while supplementing their incomes.