How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always loved animals since I can remember and worked at a few different animal clinics in my past but knew I always wanted to be a business owner.
A very good friend of mine who works in the IT field was aware of my desire to own my own company and my love for animals. He invited me to his shop for a visit in 2010 and next thing I knew he was showing me a website he created with my contact information all over and low and behold, it was a pet care website.
What a surprise that was. From then on, I chose to go with it and here I am 3-years later.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common jobs I do for my clients are is Walk-N-Play, which is one of the packages I offer. W-N-P consists of fresh water upon arrival, 20 / 25 minutes of walk time and some extras depending on the requests of my clients at no extra charge.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Interview more than on potential care giver, check references and go with your instinct who you feel will be the best fit for you and most important your pet. During the initial interview, keep an eye on their interaction with your pet(s).
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
When potential clients make their choice from one of LovinÂ My Leashes offered packages, during our Free Initial Consult.
LÂML packages can consist anywhere from of 20 - 35 minutes; potential clients are not aware how much extra time I actually put in with their loved ones / best friend(s). Between always fresh water upon arrival, feeding (if required), writing of report cards (if required), If I see a nail or more that may be in serious need of clipping I do so at no extra charge although it is a service I do offer but never charge unless asked and made a requirement of a client.
With the above being stated, I never take away from their pets exercise. Their walk time is most important because it is when I am able to bond with their pet.
In addition, there is a growing epidemic of obesity in pets, which can cause cardiovascular disease, different kinds of cancers and diabetes to mention a few.