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Crabapple Critters
Crabapple Critters

Crabapple Critters

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Introduction: Hi everyone, My name is Jo Gilreath and I have been a Professional pet sitter in the Roswell area for over 25 years. I am passionate about what I do and I go above and beyond for my clients. I have taken care of everything from chinchillas to horses over the years. I have excellent references and have several clients that I have had for over 20 years, My vet, Dr. Susan Haight, was my first client and she will give me an honest and excellent referral. I have worked with many special needs dogs, cats, and horses which has been challenging and rewarding. I am skilled with administering shots, fluids, and different types of medications. One of my dog clients is having seizures currently and we are working to make sure that the medication is helping and I am on call in case they need me. I also worked for one family for over 20 years up until recently. I was managing their stable and helping them in their household. My responsibilities included organizing projects, cleaning projects, and taking care of the animals (horses, dogs, and cats) from everyday responsibilities to specialized medical care. I loved it and I still love them. I still help them but the horses have passed away so they do not need me for much anymore unfortunately. I work with my clients on my pricing to make sure that they are comfortable and I am also. It is not set in stone. It is very important for us to have a thorough meet and greet before we start working together. I always want to have as much information as possible moving forward. I am also providing light cleaning and organizing for some of my clients when they are out of town. I have found that that goes hand in hand and people like the service. I spend more time with their animals while cleaning and organizing. And they come home to a pleasant environment. I also will turn lights or tvs on and off, pick up the mail and packages, and take the garbage back and forth from the curb. I am also bonded and insured. I love what I do and I can't wait to hear from you!
Overview

Hired 4 times

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2 employees

27 years in business

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Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

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

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Karen D.

Jo is part of our family; she cares for our pups maybe even better than we do! For 25 years she has tended to our dogs (big and small), hamster, chinchilla, fish...no matter the critter, Jo takes care of their every need.I trust her implicitly and my dogs LOVE her. I could not ask for better.
Jun 7, 2020
Jere G.

Jo of Crabapple Critters has work for me for over 20 years .Caring for horses,dogs,cats and house sitting! She always went beyond the expected and always cared for our animals as if they were her own! She is a real winner!
Apr 16, 2020
Kevin L.

Cat Sitting

Jo checked in with us several times while we were away to make sure we had updates on the cats! She even sent pictures via text. We will definitely call her when we take our next trip.
Jul 15, 2016
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Krista T.

Pet Sitting

Jo was wonderful with our fur babies!
Crabapple Critters's reply
Thank you so much Krista! I love your babies!
Sep 14, 2020
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Patsy H.

Pet Sitting

I haven't actually made the trip yet, but am expecting great things based on our initial connection and conversation!
Mar 21, 2018
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Jo Gilreath

FAQs

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

    I always work with my clients to make sure that they are comfortable with the price and I am also. It is hard for me to quote a certain price with so many different variables included. It is not set in stone. If I am doing a dog walk while you are at work it is usually around 17.50 a visit.

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

    It really depends on what the customer needs and what kind of animal it is. I come over to your house and learn about your routine and their routine. I like for my customers to go through with me everything that they want for me to know. And I always ask you to write everything down that you can think of. I always want the vets number, emergency numbers, Allergies, fears of storms, and anything else you Would want me to know. I also need to know what kind of medications they are on and I’m very good with giving shots and working with special needs animals. With different medications sometimes I might want to come over and go over their routines until I feel comfortable and you do also. The more information that you can provide the better!

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

    When I was growing up my mother was an avid animal enthusiast. We adopted animals of all types. My mother even drove a couple of Shetland ponies and a mentally challenged small horse around in the back of our 1973 station wagon. We had to take them home and there was no other Available means of transportation to do so. I worked as an exercise girl at a riding stable and learned a lot about horses that way. I’ve worked an animal shelters and just have taking care of animals forever it seems! In a good way of course! I have taken care of many horses who have colicked, foundered, and had cancer unfortunately. I have had horses all of my life up until a few years ago. I have taken in many animals and have learned to be pretty good at training them. Necessity is the mother of invention And I am working with some special needs animals right now. I have learned so much doing that. I am a professional pet sitter and I am a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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