Laura's Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
Laura's Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

Laura's Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

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Introduction: Hello :) My name is Laura and I am more than willing to help out with dog walking or pet sitting to owners who are going out of town, who have conflicting work or school schedules, or are otherwise unavailable at certain timeframes to care for their animals. When life gets busy, it can be hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your pets can demand. With over six years of satisfied customers, I have been serving Pinellas County and the surrounding areas and creating everlasting relationships with families and their pets. I am a reliable and trustworthy caretaker to animals of all kinds and I always strive to provide the highest quality pet care that I would want my own animals to receive. I can also provide additional services upon request (bringing in mail, taking trash or recycle bins in &out, light housework, watering plants, replenishing seed in outdoor bird feeders, etc)! Animals are my lifelong passion. I currently have a young cat but grew up caring for two cats of my own, and I also used to walk dogs in my neighborhood when I was little. So essentially I have had experience caring for animals since a very young age. I completed my AA locally at St. Petersburg College and I plan to continue on to work towards a degree that can be used to work with animals in some capacity :) I was also an animal caregiver at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Tarpon Springs for a year and a half, so I regularly attended to monkeys, babboons, lemurs, goats, tortoises, rabbits, tropical birds, snakes, gators and reptiles as well. So if you have any other exotic pets requiring care I have experience with various other animals too :) From puppies and kittens to elderly animals, I have experience caring for animals of all ages and with health conditions of all kinds, including animals that have been blind, deaf, epileptic, severely arthritic, or those dealing with GI issues, hip and joint issues, kidney disease, and cancer amongst other things. I always go beyond the call of duty and on multiple occasions have even stayed with clients while their animals have been in their very last hours. I strive to always be there for people and for animals whenever the need arises or whatever the occasion entails. I go out of my way to provide empathetic and compassionate care, and I spend quality time connecting with the animals I look after. I will always prioritize their needs and well being and I pride myself in treating them as if they were my own. I have been an avid photographer from a young age as well and enjoy sending daily text updates with photos and videos to my clients. My hours of operation are very flexible and I will always do my best to accommodate the schedules of my clients. Please let me know if I can be of service to you! Thank you for your consideration💗 —————————————— —————————————— ADDENDUM: I have noticed that I frequently receive a lot of direct messages from people far outside of my ~10-mile travel radius [New Port Richey, Hudson, Spring Hill, Odessa, Lutz, New Tampa, Tampa, South Tampa, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Largo, East Tampa (Riverview, Gibsonton, Ruskin), etc etc] asking for my availability or for a meet and greet. While it is always my wish to be able to accommodate everyone and while my professionalism is very important to me, I don’t think Thumbtack notifies clients that even though it’s free for them to send us messages and request services, that service providers have to pay anywhere from $4-8 just to reply to each direct service request message, regardless of if they can accept the offer and provide services or not. Unfortunately I have no control over this but it is important that I shed light on it so that you can understand my silence rather than react to it and think I could be ignoring your message or lazily choosing not to respond. I have addressed my concerns about this issue with management multiple times already and it doesn’t seem to me like this policy is changing any time soon. :/ This policy puts me in a difficult position to where I want to respond to every message and remain professional and courteous, especially when the requests are time sensitive, but I’m not in the position to be paying $30-40 each month just to tell someone No and that their location is well outside of my parameters or that I cannot be available during the timeframes specified. I wish I could say otherwise, but do keep this in mind if you don’t hear back from me or other service providers within a few days time. I always see new leads within 24 hours and try my best to reply within a day or two after that (unless the request is more pressing), but just know that it isn’t personal if I cannot reply to you, and to please be mindful of where I can travel to before messaging me. I mainly service north Pinellas because I live in Palm Harbor, but as a norm I am willing to go as far north as East Lake or Holiday, as far east as Town N Country or Citrus Park, as far south as South Clearwater, and as far west as the coast (Clearwater/Dunedin/Palm Harbor/Tarpon Springs). I am willing to travel beyond these areas but I will need to compensate for transportation if extensive commutes are involved. I hope this helps to clarify any confusion! Thanks again for your consideration🙏🐾
Overview

Hired 23 times

4 similar jobs done near you

1 employee

7 years in business

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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

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

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Chris B.

Laura is amazing with my two boys. I have been working with her consistently since September 2020. I have a senior dog, and a younger dog. She cares for them individually as if they are her own. She texts me updates while she is there, and sends pictures each day of either their walks, them playing, or any concerns she found while taking care of them. She communicates very well, and always goes above and beyond. I have told her many times that all she does is not necessary, but appreciated. Every thing she does is for the well being of my boys. She never takes short cuts. She even bought toys for the boys without even asking. She has a great heart, and will always make sure the animals are taken care of. I met Laura through a friend when she was hired to take care of her animals. She met my boys, and fell in love with them. When I needed assistance, she didn't hesitate to help. She is reasonably priced for what she offers. I'm very pleased and happy she had a regular schedule with my boys. They get so excited when she comes by. If someone else came by and offered to do the same service for less, I would turn them down immediately. The service level that Laura provides can not be outdone.
Apr 2, 2021
Marj o.

Pet Sitting

Sent pics of walk and asked good questions on introduction to indicate her knowledge of dogs and their specific needs. She can walk 2 big dogs.
Oct 11, 2019
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SamandCaryn B.

Pet Sitting

Laura is great to work with! She really cares about animals and it shows. Our pets where well cared for and we got lots of pictures while we were away.
Jul 23, 2021
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Angie S.

Pet Sitting

Laura is my most trusted cat sitter. Her integrity is beyond reproach. Laura ensured my wary cat was comfortable when I went out of town. Her thoughtfulness was evident to me upon my return when I heard soft music in my home to decrease my anxious kitty. She too swept up kitty litter without my needing to ask. I never want any other animal service. Laura was respectful to me and my items. There is an intangible Laura has; she has a talent in relating to each animal under her care. I call her "The Cat Whisperer." I highly respect her and admire her work ethic. If Laura tells you she will do something, unlike others I've had over the years, she keeps her word. Laura is worth her weight in gold. I was able to go see my family who I had not seen prior to the pandemic. At last I did not fear nor worry for my sweet kitty. Watch out for fraud animal services who just ask for much $$$ then charge for services not rendered. When you hire Laura you will have confidence in her TLC and to the perfection she strives for. In other words she really is the real deal. I no any other pet service to rival ALL she does. Thank you Laura! You truly are the best. I will provide my recommendations upon request. From, A Very satisfied customer
Jun 16, 2021
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Steven S.

Laura does a fantastic job taking care of our 3 doggies. She watches them when we are out of town. Sends daily updates on how they are all doing, with pictures included. Two of our dogs are senior and require extra attention, so having someone very responsible is mandatory. The dogs just adore her, and we are at such peace when we are gone. We are very fortunate to have such a caring and dedicated person taking care of our dogs when needed. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone needing a caring, dedicated, and professional dog sitter/walker.
May 28, 2021
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