Whisker & Stone
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Introduction: Whisker & Stone is the sitting service run by me, Rose, midwestern transplant, a dog and cat mom and a newlywed living in Pasadena. I offer affordable and quality house and pet sitting and dog walking services in the area! My day-job is at a reputable doggy daycare center in LA so I've had experience with all sorts of breeds and personalities. I've also grown up with cats and have one of my own at home so I’m well versed the quirks and sensitivities of cats and kittens. At home I care for my own furry children, a one-eyed rescue cat named Stint, a rescue Husky Mix named Kalima and a rescue Chihuahua Mix named Zuul—all of which I couldn’t imagine my life without. My favorite part about working with animals is watching their personalities shine. Some dogs and cats take a little time to get to know a new person, as is only natural. That moment when you fully gain an animal's trust is pure gold--stepping beyond being a stranger and moving towards friendship and mutual trust. It's then that you start to see that pet's true personality step into light and really get to know them. It's a wonderful feeling! I’m a firm believer that our pets are our family members and am constantly striving to find new ways to make them happy and connect with them on an emotional level.
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6 years in business
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Dog WalkingApr 11, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My ESTIMATED pet-sitting rates (all dependent on your specific needs, pets and situation): 1-2 cats (no dogs present) = $10/hr ~~ 1-2 pets (cats and/or dogs) = $12/hr ~~ 3-4 pets (cats and/or dogs) = $15/hr ~~ 2-4 large or HIGH ENERGY pets (cats and/or dogs) = $20/hr ~~ If your pet has a specific disability or need, please let me know beforehand so I can make sure I'm knowledgeable on the topic. Rates may change based on the pet(s) needs. House sitting rates vary depending on length of stay, services needed and size of property. I do need to go back to my own home on occasion as well as go to my day job part of the week, so keep in mind I cannot stay at your home 24/7.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I love speaking with people to feel out their personality and needs. It's important to me for a client to be upfront about who they are and who their pet is so I can ultimately make the most informed call whether or not I'll be the best option for them. I'm not afraid to tell people if I don't believe my services are right for them, in the end it's all about the animal in need and how they'll get the best services possible.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've grown up with cats and dogs my whole life and have always felt as if they were my calling. In my adult life I've pursued it as a career and at my current workplace at a holistic dog daycare and boarding facility I have worked as a playground attendant, liaison between parents and the playground, and a temperment evaluator for new dogs. At home I take care of my six year-old one-eyed rescue cat and two year-old rescue dog and absolutely love it.