Over and Out Petsitting
Over and Out Petsitting

Over and Out Petsitting

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Introduction: Thank you for your interest in Over and Out Petsitting. I hope all is well with you and yours. Hi, I’m Robin Grossman. I am Over and Out Petsitting. I have both vaccines and I'm boosted, Clients will likewise show that they're vaccinated because I am immune compromised and I have clients who are even worse off than me. I'm a long time pet sitter and dog walker with many clients. I started when I was in high school, but officially in Los Angeles in 2004. My job is to keep the dog or cat's routine the same, so there is no stress for either the pet or the client that makes everyone happy. I always give my clients more than the clients expect because their pets are worth it. Always. I operate by the Golden Rule. It just makes life easier for me. I’m also insured and bonded. At this time only dogwalking and cat sitting is offered. Overnight petsitting will be offered when clients can show vaccination. MY DAYTIME DOG WALKING & PETSITTING RATES — walks are private and NEVER OFF-LEASH. 15 minutes is $20 30 minutes is $25 45 minutes is $30 60 minutes is $35 Each additional Dog/Cat is an extra $5. Difficult dog/cat or difficult medicine is an extra $5. Dogwalks after 8pm are an extra $5. * Individual walks are paid at time of service. WEEKLY CLIENT DISCOUNTS --- Whoo! 10% OFF on (5 or more) visits of 30 or 60 min. 10% OFF on (5 or more) TWICE A DAY 30 or 60 min visits. Weekly clients pay at the end of the week. Late payment will likely cost the client an extra $5. ​ MAJOR HOLIDAYS are an extra $10/day, BUT NOTE: CHRISTMAS WEEK, THANKSGIVING WEEK, and NEW YEAR'S WEEK are an extra $10/day. PHOTOS My clients love me because I take amazing pictures of their pets and the emailed/texted photos are an extra assurance that I am there looking after their loved ones. I've even done Facetime with my clients, so they can see their furry loved ones. I'M THERE FOR MY CLIENTS, if they have a 16-year-old and 35 lb. beagle with cancer and incontinence who needs to be carried outside multiple times a day or night. Or if they have a 5 A.M. flight and they need me at their house at 4 A.M Or if my clients forgot their medication or passports and they need me to FedEX it stat. My clients trust me to get the job done because I operate on the golden rule and the boys scout rule of leave no trace; this means I treat your pets and your home the way I would want my pets and my home treated. I clean before I leave. I don't clean the whole house, but the areas that I used or the pets messed up get wiped down or vacuumed. My only Achilles Heel is that I can't make a bed to save my life. I love taking cat and dog photos. I really like turning on my creative side and using my 20+ years of Photoshop to turn my photos into something special clients would like to own. It's a different kind of memento. And now most of my clients have given me permission to use my photos of their pets in my online store. ***Contact for details. *** Since I work by myself, I'm hoping the extra income from this store will help pay some bills, if I get laid up by an accident or my breast cancer returns. I don't expect to make a lot of money since I think my only buyers will be my clients, who want a unique memento of their favorite furry family member. *** OVERNIGHT PETSITTING -- CLIENTS and frequent visitors of Clients home must be VACCINATED *** 12 HR OVERNIGHT PETSITTING......$80 (3 dogwalks) Includes 2 evening walks and 1 morning walk. I sleep over and care for your dog. If your dog is used to sleeping in your bed, I'll be happy to bunk with him. : D This includes 3 walks, which depends on the health and needs of your dog as well as weather conditions. Overnights include feeding, clean up, play, taking in mail, watering plants, changing lights on/off, taking out garbage, and unlocking/re-locking gate for the gardener. I generally do not do overnights for just cats, but if that's what you need, I'm happy to be of service. I clean up before I leave so I leave no trace. I bring my own food. VACATION OVERNIGHT PETSITTING Your home becomes my home base. This means I spend more hours looking after your pet than you could afford to pay. Includes 12 hr Overnight rate (3 walks)....$80 + $25 $80 overnight plus $25 dollars for the rest of the day because I may have other dog walking clients. So that’s roughly $105 per 24 hours or $4.37/hr. Vacations that are 2 weeks or longer get a 10% discount. But let's say I'm away for 4 hours dog walking other client's dogs, I'm still petsitting your dogs for 20 hours and that works out to $5.25/hr. That’s a great deal. Your place is looked after, your pets get the best personal care and playtime, and you get frequent updates of photos, videos of your pet(s). I send a lot of photos. : D Most of my clients hire me for vacation petsitting. I sleepover at their house or apartment. I bring my own food and I look after their pets. The pets get a lot of attention because I sit where they sit and I pet them for hours, while we play or watch TV. I walk them. I brush them. I give them treats. They sleep in the bed with me if they're used to sleeping in the bed with my client. My clients love me because they know that weekly clients and vacationing clients get a favorable discount. We can always work something out to keep everyone happy.
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Chaz B.
Mar 15, 2022
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Robin did a great job sitting my two elderly cats. She sent tons of photos and videos each day and made me feel relaxed about leaving my pets. Highly recommended.

Details: Cat • 2 pets • Giving food and water • Providing companionship • Changing litter or bedding • Short visit (30 minutes) • Once in total • My home, venue, etc.

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Arya B.
Mar 8, 2022
Robin is amazing and she knows how to take care of your pets! (in my case, my cat). She totally knows how to make friends with a new cat and make them trust her and feel comfortable when you are not available. She also sends you pictures and videos of your pet every time she heads to your home and you'll be constantly updated! The pricing is very fair and reasonable. Bayar (my cat) and I totally recommend Over and Out Pet Sitting!
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Linda C.
Mar 6, 2022
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The world’s best pet sitter. Over and Out take amazing Care of my pets. They are punctual, detail oriented and caring with my crew. I highly recommend Over and Out!

Details: Dog • 6 pets or more • Giving food and water • Providing exercise • Short visit (30 minutes) • Two times a day • My home, venue, etc.

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Susan S.
Jun 27, 2021
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Robin did a great job walking/feeding/giving medications. Returned home to happy pets. Certainly will request again and highly recommend.

Details: Dog • 3 pets • Giving food and water • Taking pet outside • Providing companionship • Dispensing medication • Overnight visit (10-12 hours) • My home, venue, etc.

Over and Out Petsitting's reply
Thank you for the wonderful review, Susan. Your shortie crew sound tough 😄 but they were total sweeties.
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Asavari K.
Jun 1, 2021
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Robin was incredible! She is easily the most professional pet sitter we've worked with and came very well prepared for our first meeting. Our cat Nova instantly became friends with her and we felt comfortable leaving Nova in Robin's care. Robin was super communicative and responsive and sent us cute videos and photos of our cat while we were out so we knew how she's doing. We will definitely be working with Robin again and highly recommend her!

Details: Cat • 1 pet • Giving food and water • Changing litter or bedding • Short visit (30 minutes) • My home, venue, etc.

Over and Out Petsitting's reply
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Nova was amazing. It’s very easy to fall completely in love with her. I look forward to seeing her again soon!
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Robin Grossman

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I'm a long time pet sitter and dog walker with many clients, who have been with me for years. My job is to keep the dog or cat's routine the same, so there is no stress for either the pet or the client and everyone is happy. I always give my clients more than the clients expect because their pets are worth it. I get so much joy, laughter, and relaxation from dogs and cats. Dogs and cats make me happy, so this is how I want to spend my life. 15 min. visit...............$20.00 30 min. visit...............$25.00 45 min. visit...............$30.00 60 min. visit...............$35.00 *Each additional pet is $5. *Difficult pets or difficult medicine is an extra $5. *Dogwalks after 8pm are an extra $5. *Payment is expected at time of service. WEEKLY CLIENT DISCOUNTS --- WHOOO! 10% OFF on (5 or more) visits of 30 or 60 min. 10% OFF on (5 or more) TWICE A DAY 30 or 60 min visits. Weekly clients pay at the end of the week. Late payment will likely cost the client an extra $5. ​ We're all hurting from the pandemic, so I work with my clients so everyone is happy. *** OVERNIGHT PETSITTING -- CLIENTS and FREQUENT VISITORS of Clients home must be VACCINATED *** A SINGLE OVERNIGHT $80 is 12 hours overnight and 3 walks. VACATION OVERNIGHT PETSITTING $80 + $25. Your home becomes my home base. This means I spend more hours looking after your pet than you could afford to pay. Includes a 12 hr Overnight (3 walks) rate....$80! The rest of the day is just $25 because I may have other dogs to walk. *Vacations that are a week or longer get a 10% discount. So let's say I'm away for 4 hours dogwalking other client's dogs, I'm still petsitting your dogs for 20 hours and that works out to $5.25/hr. It's a great deal. Your place is looked after, your pets get the best personal care and playtime, and you get frequent updates of photos, videos of your pet(s). Most of my clients hire me for vacation petsitting. I sleepover at their house or apartment. I bring my own food and I look after their pets. The pets get a lot of attention because I sit where they sit and I pet them for hours, while I watch TV. I play with them. I walk them. I brush them. I give them treats. They sleep in the bed with me if they're used to sleeping in the bed with my client. MAJOR HOLIDAYS are $10/day. Only CHRISTMAS WEEK, THANKSGIVING WEEK and NEW YEAR'S WEEK are an extra $10/day. MY CLIENT GETS A LOT MORE PETCARE than from other petsitting services.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Going forward FREE ONE HOUR consultations will have to be masked up, and social distanced event with a brief tour of the home to show me where things are. Maybe FaceTime is also an option, but bonding with the pet still needs to happen in person, masked up. I will work with the client to make this convenient for everyone's sake. Clients need to be vaccinated. ----- I have to meet the dog or cat and the pet owner to learn the pet's routine and habits. I have to see it in person, so I can ask a thorough list of questions. It also gives me an opportunity to see the dog on a walk and to learn if he has any triggers and how the owner corrects or plays the dog. It also gives me some very valuable time with the dog or cat and that allows the pet to trust me and relax in my presence. Back in June 2019, I had a client, who said his cat was very shy and was only friendly with him. Well, in the consult, I asked him to just keep chatting with me after I got through all my questions. In a few minutes, his cat came out and rubbed against him and then came to sniff me and eventually rub against me too! Let me tell you, he was shocked! Getting to know the clients and their pets in the free consult is the most important aspect of my job. Sometimes the free consult also reveals we're just not a good fit. It happens. In two instances, I had to turn down the client's work. In both cases, the family dog was too aggressive. I went back to one client three times, for 3 free consultations, because he assured me that his dog was trained and just needed to get to know me. Three visits later and the dog was the same--he barked at me from the moment I entered. I told them I was very sorry, but I couldn't take the job. They were nice people, but I could not overnight petsit for them. It happens.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've been petsitting since I was in high school. I've been certified for pet first aid, but luckily I've never had to use it.

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