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  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
Verified review

Stephanie was VERY thorough in her analysis of my dogs. She is VERY gentle, patient, kind and I am overly happy with the results of her training sessions so far. She has only seen my 4 dogs twice, but already I have seen changes in them on the things she/I are working on. I would HIGHLY recommend Stephanie. Just my two cents =)

Home for Hounds
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jeanne P.
    Verified review

    T'was my lucky day indeed the day I found Lois Hampton. We arranged a meet and greet meeting and I, as well as my little dog, GraciBel, were immediately comfortable with Lois and her husband George, GraciBel had been abused and was leery of any other human being, especially men. GB was immediately comfortable with both Lois and George. Lois does indeed go above and beyond the call in many ways, One of the wonderful things she always does is to keep you updated of what is going on with your pet while in her care. She is kind, and loving, and so caring. During your pet's visit, she takes the time to send emails to let you know how your pet is adjusting and, in addition, sends photographs. On our second visit, she sent me a photograph of GraciBel, sitting atop the sofa, wrapped around George's neck. I immediately knew this is a kind and gentle man as GraciBel would not get near a man at this stage of our rescue. From that time, when I pulled up to their home to drop her off for a visit, she would wag her tail, jump out of the car, and run up to the door. What a wonderful feeling! Lois and her husband, George, are wonderful people. The quality of their caring for your pet is beyond description. I am totally and completely at ease and comfortable when little GraciBel is in their care. I can think of nothing that would improve our experinece with these lovely people. In addition they are so accommodating. If a schedule changes, there is never a problem. They accommodate you in every way. In summary, my limited vocabulary does ot allow me to adequately describe these two wonderful people - Lois and George Hamptom - and what they have added to GraciBel's life and the caring and love and help they have given to her and to me in GB's transition from an abused little dog to a lovable little girl.. And for that I shall always be grateful. They are the best of the best! T'was indeed my lucky day when I met them and to now have them in our lives.

    Joe H.
    Verified review

    The best pet care professional I know!

    The Purrfect Pet Sitter
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Linda L.
    Verified review

    She gave a bath to my husky and lab mix and did a great job. I felt bad though cause they got her drenched with their shaking. She was smart and brought her own towel. Was very gentle with dogs and clearly is an animal person. Great job!

    About

    -Our small size allows us to offer flexible, personalized care for your animals. -We are fully bonded and insured, covering both pets and personal property. -We are happy to accommodate all pets special needs and requests, such as specialized feeding schedules or medications. -We are happy to go at whatever pace your pet prefers, whether it be leisurely walking or fast paced jogging. -We only walk one dog at a time unless they are from the same household and requested by the owner. -We believe in forming a lasting relationship with pets and their owners, so each visit will be only from Briana or Evan. -We understand that pets are an important part of the family, and we treat each pet as if they were our own, with love and respect.

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    Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting

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    Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting

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    I have been offering professional in home pet sitting services since 2003. I am bonded and insured and am a graduate of "Pet Sitters Academy" in 2002. I am a member of Pet Sitters International.

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    I love animals! I am a huge animal lover, and I would love to be walking and/or taking care of your animal. I will treat your animal as my own and take great care of your animal.

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    I walk dogs and take care of them. I also clean them and feed them as well. You can also trust me with your pets.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I have been told I have the "Snow White Effect". Pets that may seem anti-social are very comfortable around me. I understand the risks of working with animals and I have full and complete confidence in the services I provide. I am an experienced Veterinary Technician, Wildlife Rescuer, Animal Educator, and Professional Animal Behaviorist.

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    Welcome! Nojoqui Horse Ranch is a complete service training and boarding facility, replete with fully enclosed show barns, irrigated grass pastures, a round pen, as well as two arenas. We have miles and miles of the most beautiful trails overlooking the mountains to the ocean. We specialize in colt starting, lessons (beg - adv), reining and cutting, (we have live cows and a mechanical one), and trails. Please visit our site for more details or simply call us!

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    Hi. My name is Tom, and I truly care about animals. They're more than just pets, they're family and they deserve to be treated as such.

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    I walk and sit dogs. I've done it a lot of times. I understand how people can be so busy and can't walk their dogs, or have to go out of town where dogs just can't go. I will do everything I can to make sure the dogs are safe and happy.

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    I have cared for and helped countless friends' and neighbors' dogs for as long as I can remember. I truly love dogs, and they seem to love me as well. I have lived here in N.P. for over 20 years and have many dog-owning friends. I am mature and responsible and look forward to meeting new dogs and owners who need a bit of care and fun. Thanks for your consideration!

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    I will look after your pets overnight if needed. Pets and children love me, and I love them. I will play and walk with, plus feed and bathe, the animals if needed.

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    I love all animals. I love to play with them and give them all the attention they deserve. I can't stand animal neglection or abuse. I treat all animals the way they should be treated!

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    We offer pet sitting and exercising. While you are away on vacation or for the day, we will come to your home to care for your pet. We have a variety of services and packages. We can customize your service to meet your pets' needs. We provide free consultations for first-time clients.

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    I know the holidays can be a stressful time, and that's when I come in. I love animals and have 7 years experience with domestic, farm, and exotic animals. I am trained in animal CPR and I am a certified vet assistant. For a great pet sitter and dog walker, anytime of the year, in the Santa Barbara area, call me.

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    I love animals and enjoy working with them. I have a lot of spare time so I would love to help others in need of a pet care giver.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much does boarding a horse cost?

    Finding the right horse boarding location is a big step in a horse owner’s life. This will be the place your horse will live and where you will visit multiple times per week or even daily. The cost of horse boarding will depend on the level of service you desire, the location of the stables, and the luxury level of the property. Here are some examples of average horse boarding costs:

    • Overnight stabling: $30 per horse per night.
    • Partial boarding (owner feeds and mucks): $220 per horse per month, with a three-month commitment.
      • Administration of oral medication: $10 per dose.
      • Bandaging: $20 per event, plus cost of materials.
      • Trailering to vet if owner is unable: $25, plus $25 per hour to wait with horse.
    • Basic full boarding: $325-$350 per month per horse. Includes twice daily hay and daily stall cleaning.
      • Horse training: $20 per session.
      • Pasture turn out: $20 per session.
      • Blanketing: $1 per day/$30 per month.
      • Vet or farrier hold: $20. This means haltering the horse and standing with it as it receives treatment or shoeing.

    Where can I board my horse?

    You can board your horse at any barn or stable that provides horse boarding services. To find horse boarding near you, read reviews of area locations and speak with equestrian friends to find one with a solid reputation. Ideally, the location will be within a reasonable drive from your home or office. This is especially important if you are paying for partial boarding services and are responsible for feeding your horse and cleaning its stall each day. You may choose your boarding barn or stables based on the services they provide. Some offer more extensive amenities — at an added price — that reduce the amount of work you need to do to keep your horse comfortable. Consider whether you want training, blanketing, exercise and other perks in addition to standard offerings like hay and stable mucking. Your stable may have temperament requirements and proof that your horse has the proper vaccinations required by your state. This protects both your horse and the other horses in the stable. Many states require that locations offering horse boarding services have stable licenses that are renewed each year. Always be sure to enter into a clearly written boarding contract that will cover your horse and belongings in case of accident, and remember our tips for smart hiring.

    What is horse boarding?

    Horse boarding is like rental housing for your horse. Horse boarding is helpful for people who don’t have the space or the resources to install and maintain a stable on their property. A horse can be housed in a barn with other horses and receive the care they need. Owners can visit their horse for riding, grooming, training, etc. Horse boarding services may vary based on the company and the price. Some horse boarders may offer short-term boarding of 24 hours to several nights for people passing through an area, while most offer boarding by the month for horses whose owners live in the area. There is partial- and full-service boarding, which indicates how much of the work of feeding the horse and cleaning the stall is the responsibility of the owner rather than the boarding barn. For an added fee, horse boarding can also include grooming services, riding and training, medication administration, and more.

    To find the right boarding fit for you and your horse, make a list of your top priorities. These might include immediate access to riding trails, round-the-clock supervision, or a nearby or affiliated veterinarian. Always visit the site to learn exactly where your horse will be kept and whether the barn and grounds are in good condition. Read reviews, and always practice smart hiring. It’s also critical to sign the proper legal documents that protect both you and your horse, such as boarding agreements. Above all, make sure it seems like a place your horse will be comfortable between your visits.

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