It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 18 times
5 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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It has been a wonderful experience working with Animal House Pet Sitting. John is reliable, available, and does an excellent job with our cats. We love getting text updates with photos on how our cats are doing. We have recommended Animal House Pet Sitting to our friends, and they have had great experiences as well.Jul 25, 2017Verified
John will be taking care of my 3 cats in August. He answered all of my questions and was very thorough in learning my cats needs and habits, and I know he will do an excellent job.Jul 8, 2017Verified
John came out to my home to meet the cats. He let me know what to expect and sent me texts daily with pictures letting me know how things were going. His attention to detail and the manner in which he performed the care of my pets was nothing less then Excellent. I would definitely recommend John Duke to anyone needing pet care services.Jan 14, 2017Verified
John helped us on short notice and did as he promised. We are grateful.Jul 21, 2016Verified
John was great with our older cat Louie. He sent text updates and let us know the times he would be stopping by. We will definitely use him again!Dec 18, 2015Verified
- 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.