Furry Companions Care
Furry Companions Care

Furry Companions Care

$30/visit
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Responds within a day

Introduction: I am a professional and affordable pet sitter with 13 years of experience. I love caring for companion animals, and have been a pet parent myself for multiple decades. My long time clients will assure you that I am responsible and dependable while giving your furry family member the attention it desires to stay relaxed and happy in its home environment. Areas covered: West San Jose to San Mateo Prior to being a pet sitter and dog walker, I enjoyed a career as a sales professional in the Tech and Medical industries. I look forward to keeping your home and pets safe and cared for. You will be updated with texts and photos as desired during my visits.
Overview

Hired 59 times

8 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

13 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

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Helia R.
Sep 25, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lori is very responsive and cares for pets. She is very knowledgeable on taking care of cats. She showed up on time and fed our cat when we were out of town.

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

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Anne g.
Sep 18, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lori was absolutely amazing. I was away visiting family when I had an emergency - 5 cats and kittens needing to be cared for and my husband who was taking care of them went to Stanford ER and was kept overnight. I reached out late East Coast time and Lori contacted me immediately and went to my house right after to care for the kittens even though it was late on a Saturday night. She agreed to come three times a day as the kittens need to be fed frequently. When I arrived home from my trip not only were all the cats well fed and litter boxes scooped she had trimmed their nails and swept the floor. And I think she spent extra time with them over and above the basics. Besides that Lori has a wonderful warm caring personality and the first time she called me to let me know she had been able to get into the house and all was well. Can't imagine how one could do better than Lori if you need help with your pet companions!

Details: Cat • 5 pets • Giving food and water • Changing litter or bedding • Short visit (30 minutes) • Two times a day • My home, venue, etc.

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Axel B.
Sep 6, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I reached out to Lori just before Labor Day weekend because our original pet sitter had canceled on short notice. Even though it was late in the evening she was very responsive and trying to find a solution for our pets. She was also considering her planned visits to other households and how she may fit us in without overcommitting - a great sign of responsibility vs. just taking on more work. While we eventually found help in the neighborhood and didn't end up working with Lori, I was impressed by her professionalism and responsiveness. I'm very much looking forward to working with her in the future.

Details: Other indoor animal • 3 pets • Giving food and water • Changing litter or bedding • Short visit (30 minutes) • Once a day • My home, venue, etc.

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Chris a.
Aug 10, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience working with Lori. She came on our agreed upon days to take care of our 2 cats, Tate and Taro. The photos & text msgs from her were appreciated, and we always felt our pets were in good hands. She offers good value, is easy to talk to, and has the nicest personality. Lori is our 1st choice next time we need a pet sitter!

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

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Sophie G.
Jul 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lori is dependable and loves my pets. She handled an unexpected plumbing problem with skill and grace. I highly recommend her.

Details: Dog • 1 pet • Giving food and water • Providing exercise • Overnight visit (10-12 hours) • My home, venue, etc.

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Lori Markward

FAQs

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

    I am affordable and worth my fee. The price estimates are typically for 1 pet. I don’t charge extra fees for simple requests and long term stays may be given a discount.

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

    Ask questions (phone and in person consultation) to be sure I am the best choice for their job. A provider shouldn’t be afraid to tell a customer that a better fit may be available. I want clients to feel we have the same beliefs and style in care giving for animals such as positive reinforcement.

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

    Apprenticeship with experienced providers. Continued education & research. Over a decade of experience.

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