- 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.