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Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care
Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care

Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care

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Introduction: My nature is one of friendliness, flexibility, honesty, reliability, and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. I'm mature and responsible,and enjoy being with people and animals, doing things, going places, or depending on the job, remaining in one place and able to handle responsibilities and entertain and educate myself, always seeking to learn and improve. I've been responsible for a variety of dogs (and cats), including rescues, pure breeds, varying sizes and dispositions, those with health issues such as strokes, heart disease, cancer, Cushings' disease, those in braces, and blind and deaf dogs. I'm experienced with administering medications, and have much respect and love for each animal, as the individuals they are. I never overbook, and once hired, commit to a job, taking full responsibility to meet the owners' needs and expectations. Pets are family members, no less, and I have much affection to share.

Hired 31 times

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1 employee

11 years in business

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All year

Jul - Dec

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

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

33 reviews


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Nick S.

Pet Sitting

Twink is such a wonderful person to work with. She is responsive, professional, and great with our dog Cali. She is knowledgeable and experienced with all types of dogs. I highly recommend Twink to help with your dog walking, feeding and general pet needs!
Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care's reply
Thank you Nick, for this positive review! Also positive is your thoughtfulness in letting me know more about Cali, before getting her out there on a walk! It helps to know her quirks and fancies, ups and downs, making it easy to prepare for whatever we may encounter, expected or otherwise. I look forward to working with you and Cali anytime in the future, she is a lovely and loving pup! Thanks again, Twink
Feb 10, 2020
Vivienne V.

Dog Walking

I have hired Twinks a few times for private dog walking through Thumbtack, and she has been wonderful to work with and communicate with. I can trust her with entering my apartment without anyone home, and always know that she will be able to take good care of my two small dogs. She also sent me updates of my pups in time when I travelled away from home. Would vouch for Twinks and recommend her to anyone!
Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care's reply
Thank you, Vivienne, for your thoughtful review! I appreciate your preparedness with the pups, making my arrival easy, and efficient for making a quick departure for our walk. It’s very helpful that you leave everything I need, their food, cleaning supplies, and leashes and sweaters at the ready, well organized. Your pups are high energy, friendly and well-loved, so for me to keep their routine, makes them excited to see me, a good feeling. I look forward to seeing them on every occasion, and enjoy doing business with you. Take good care, and stay safe and healthy! All the best, Twink
Mar 31, 2020
Elizabeth K.

Dog Walking

Twink is the BEST. I adore her and (even more importantly) my dog adores her. He’s an old boy and we have been very particular about dog walkers in the past, but I can rest easy during my long days at work knowing my best bud is being so well taken care of. He LOVES going to the park with Twink. I know this because every time we are walking near there, he pulls in that direction or stops at a street corner, refusing to follow me, wanting to go where his other best friend takes him. Aside from the wonderful care, she is also very responsive, flexible, and has some of the best stories to tell. I can say that Finnegan and I have both found a wonderful friend.
Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care's reply
Thanks, Liz, for your glowing review, much appreciated! Also appreciated is how well you prepared me for Finn, as senior pups can get set in their ways! A little love and affection can go far. Knowing what to expect by way of quirks and fancies have helped in getting to know him. Unexpected behavior can be a negative, such as when he might suddenly bolt at the sight of a cat, or a skateboarder coming towards us! Also, I appreciate you having him fully prepared for our walk, harness on, leash and collar ready, making it easy to get out the door and spend the entire hour actually walking or trotting, exploring new spots. I look forward to spending more time with Finn, as it’s a pleasure for me to be with a happy and well-adjusted and adventurous doggie!
Jan 31, 2020
Ashley D.

Cat Sitting

I could tell from the beginning that Twink truly loves animals. She is caring, kind and conscientious. She always puts me at ease with daily texts and emails about how my pet is doing. I have worked with her on several occasions now and have always been really happy with her high quality service! Would highly recommend.
Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care's reply
Hi Ashley, I've meant to thank you for your thoughtful review! It's helpful to caregivers to know as much about a pet as possible, enabling him/her to be as comfortable as possible while you're away. I endeavor to keep the routine a pet is used to, and give her as much love as she'll accept! I look forward to seeing Marg again, as needed, as she gradually gets to feeling comfortable with someone new in her home! She's a beautiful kitty, and a pleasure to care for. Have a beautiful Spring and be well! Twink
May 9, 2017
Caroline e.

Cat Sitting

My husband and I went on vacation for 12 days, leaving my two one-year-old (indoor/outdoor) cats ("kids") at home alone. Twink visited every other day for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. She made sure their automatic feeder and water fountain were filled up and changed their two litter boxes (both sand and the pellets with the pee pad). On top of that, she spent time with the kids, playing and petting them, so they - even the suspicious one - eagerly ran to the door whenever she arrived. The best part about Twink's service is that she sends texts, photos, and videos so you can see/hear for yourself how your pets are doing. When we came home, our kids were a little lighter (which I attribute to appetite change from stress), but well groomed and clean. Twink was extremely accommodating with her schedule. I will be saving her number and calling her next time we are out of town!
Twink's Housesitting, Dog Walking & Animal Care's reply
Hello Caroline, As long as it's been, this thank you for your review is no less sincere! Your kitties were a delight, and I hope you'll feel confidence enough to call on me again if they need to be looked after. Enjoy a beautiful Spring! Twink
Jul 23, 2016
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Harriet Brewer


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

    For driving services, dog-walking and kitty-care, my standard rate is $25 per hour, walk, or home visit. If more than one hour is needed at a time, the rate goes down. For housesitting, with or without pets, the rate is negotiable, ranging from $65.00-$95.00 per night, depending entirely on what and how many pets there are, and all of the responsibilities included during my stay. For example, are medications to be dispensed? Do any of the pets have special needs? Mail brought in? Cars moved? Trash out? Watering of plants? Linens changed? The answers to these questions and others determine the rate. No two jobs are alike!

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

    First, I like and need to learn exactly what it is the customer wants and for how long. After meeting, we both decide whether I'm a good fit for the job, based on my experience, knowledge, and a mutual understanding about the client's expectations.

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

    My training and education is directly related to my life experience of working and caring for animals and others' homes. I pride myself in using intuition, experience and understanding when it comes to applying my knowledge and experience to the clients' needs.

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