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Hired 18 times
6 years in business
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John was great! Our dogs are Weims and can be anxious. John took the time to get to know them before we left. He kept us updated via text and pictures. Will definitely use him again!Dec 8, 2015Verified
John is great with Dogs! One of my dogs is a bit aggressive and John took the time and had the patience for her to warm up to him. John also emailed and texted me updates daily.Apr 30, 2015Verified
John is extremely competent and reliable, and I never worry about my dogs when they are under his care.Mar 7, 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
All of the above. John is very attentive to your pets needs and keeps you updated via messaging to let you know your pets are doing fine while you are away.May 8, 2019VerifiedAnimal House Pet Sitting's reply
- 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.