Hired 17 times
5 years in business
Excellent service!May 31, 2017Verified
Dog SittingAug 29, 2016Verified
John has been a fantastic and considerate caretaker for our kitty. His flexibility and kindness are wonderful, and he's great with our often testy cat! He's been a lifesaver and we are so glad to know him. He's professional, efficient, and very kind. I highly recommend him!Mar 25, 2015
John is the BEST!! I am probably the hardest customer he has ever had with the pickiest critters and I have no reservations about recommending him to anyone. If he says he will do it - it is done and done right!! So very glad that God beought him into my life. Otherwise I would miss many things that I really enjoy - John has made traveling away from the pets very easy and we appreciate him very much!!!Mar 10, 2015
John Duke has been great with our dog and two cats. He takes time with them and leaves us a note regarding his time taking care of them. He is very dependable and easy to work with. He gets top rating from us. - the Rileys.Mar 10, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The pricing isn't complicated. It is mostly based on the time needed for a particular visit. I start with a base fee of $15 for a 30 minute visit, but with the travel time to and from the owners' house, that really means $15 for 50-60 minutes of time. Shorter visits are less, longer visits are more, depending on what the owners want. There are some extra small fees for giving meds, or for caring for several pets, but those are gone through with the owners before assignments are finalized.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have taken one online course on pet sitting, I have read three books on it, and I am currently going through a manual for pet sitting certification through Pet Sitters International.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?On the one hand, I had been dissatisfied with the work I had been doing. I also found myself in need of more income. Some people who knew of my love of animals and who had used pet sitters before said they thought that kind of work would be a perfect match for me.