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'm looking a client with well-trained, small-medium dog(s). I'm trying to avoid young, powerful, high energy dogs, who dart and pull because last May I herniated my back carrying a dog upstairs and I need to protect it. Okay, so back to why you should hire 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 and 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. MY DAYTIME DOG WALKING & PETSITTING RATES — walks are private and NEVER OFF-LEASH. 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 or injections is an extra $5. Dogwalks after 8pm are an extra $5. Dogwalks in the RAIN are an extra $5. * Individual walks are paid at time of service. * Weekly clients pay at the end of the week. WEEKLY CLIENT DISCOUNTS 5% OFF on (5 or more) visits of 60 min. 5% OFF on (5 or more) TWICE A DAY 30 or 60 min visits. 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, just areas that I used or the pets used. 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. Since I work by myself, I'm hoping the extra income from this merchandise will help pay some bills, if I get laid up by an accident or if 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. 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 offer 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 + $35 $80 overnight plus $35 dollars for the rest of the day because I may have other dog walking clients. So that’s roughly $115 per 24 hours or $4.79/hr. Vacations that are 2 weeks or longer get a 5% discount. 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 Many 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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Anna P.
Nov 28, 2023
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Robin is very thorough and trustworthy. I loved getting pix and daily details on her visits with my pet. I’d highly recommend her!

Details: Cat • 1 pet • Giving food and water • Dispensing medication • Short visit (30 minutes) • My home, venue, etc.

Over and Out Petsitting's reply
Thank you for your lovely review! I loved looking after Ginger. I hope she'll be more playful next time!
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Zimbria B.
May 14, 2021
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Robin is a godsend. She’s punctual and very responsive to my dogs. I never expected a dog walker to be so involved in the overall wellness of my doggies. She suggested collapsible water bowls for water breaks during walks. I’m really glad to have found her.

Details: 2 dogs • 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • 30 minutes (standard) • Prefer a private walk for my dog(s) alone • My home, venue, etc.

Over and Out Petsitting's reply
Thank you for getting the water dispenser. The dogs took right to it! Thank you again for the wonderful review! I love walking A. & J.
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Kyle S.
Apr 29, 2018
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Robin is the dog walker everyone dreamed of having. Most importantly beyond the simple walk, she cares. Each day, Robin goes above and beyond with documenting walks with photos and updates – which is extremely helpful for working professionals who spend most of their day in the office and want to know the babies at home are not only safe, but happy. Outside of her amazing responsiveness during walks, Robin is our first call for any questions regarding the puppies behavior trends – she has easily become their family. It is important for us to have someone we can trust, so it’s been great to have her over the last several months. Not to mention, when our puppies ran away, she was the first to continuously check in and aid with resources to track them back down. Recommend is an understatement!
Over and Out Petsitting's reply
😄😄😄😄😄 Thank you, Kyle! I love your doggies. 😁🌈🐾
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Allison M.
Feb 25, 2017
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Hire this girl! Robin is amazing and you can tell she truly loves animals. She used to walk our 15 year old Golden Retriever. Violet loved her! Robin does take the best pictures and since we recently had to say goodbye to Violet, we cherish them. Robin currently walks our rescue puppy, Walter. He adores her! She walks him, spends time playing with him and tiring him out, and even patiently trains him. Her hard work has really helped us. He sits at all doors and street corners. He also sits and waits before he runs out of his crate. Robin continues to take great photos of Walter and texts us daily updates about his behavior and how his walk went. We are so lucky to have found a trustworthy and caring dog walker. We really appreciate her hard work and care for our dogs.
Over and Out Petsitting's reply
Thank Thank you, Allison! Walter is incredibly sweet and has no fear of other dogs! He’s so good with everyone.
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Kristine H.
Nov 21, 2019
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We used Robin's services for almost two years, including daily walks during the workweek and overnight petsitting when we went out of town and couldn't take our dog with us. Similar to another client's review, when searching for a dog walker for our senior Yorkie, we had several interviews lined up but canceled those after meeting with Robin. We were impressed by her professionalism and how seriously she took the interview, asking numerous questions and observing our dog on a walk. She wanted to make sure it was a good fit just as much as we did, which we really appreciated. We also liked the assurance of having the same walker every day, instead of a random assortment of strangers hired through an app. Our initial impression was right -- Robin was reliable, very good with our dog, and we know he looked forward to his walks. When Robin did overnight petsitting in our house, she was extremely tidy and courteous, leaving everything as she found it. And when our dog's health began to suffer, Robin was instrumental in administering his afternoon dose of medicine and reporting on his condition while we were at work. Sadly, our little guy passed away a few months ago. I'm not sure if we'll get another dog any time soon (our hearts are broken), but if we do, we'll certainly be calling Robin again. Also, while we always enjoyed receiving Robin's photos each day, we are now SO grateful to have so many wonderful photos to remember him by. Robin, thank you for all that you did for Marley and for us :)
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