Amy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
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22 hires on Thumbtack
Amy is fabulous - she's been walking Finn since he was six months old. He was shy and scared of his own shadow. He's a happy and more socially comfortable dog now. She's wonderful with him - never have we had a problem in our three years together. Love her and trust her completely.Oct 4, 2016Verified
What impressed me the most about Amy was her first visit. From the moment she walked in the door, she focused on getting to know my cats and gaining their trust. She has a calm, friendly approach, and asks all the right questions about their habits and needs. I felt I was leaving my pets in very good hands. With every daily visit she writes a note recapping how it went, which I really like to read when I get back from my trips. She's very thorough and it's obvious she really cares about animals. I highly recommend her as a pet sitter for cats.Aug 15, 2015Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?This sort of became a job by accident. I was in between jobs and saw an ad in the paper that said "Must Love Dogs." I called and got a job as a dog walker/ pet sitter for Pet Pals of Winchester the next day. I thought it would just be a temporary job until I could find a job in the non profit world. I ended up loving it so much that I ended up working for Pet Pals for 7 years. When I moved to Minnesota, I started my own service.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Daily dog walks, cat sitting, and dog sitting in your home or mine are the most common jobs I do.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Meet with the pet sitter to make sure you and your pet are comfortable with the pet sitter. Be sure to reserve pet care as soon as you book your trip so you can be sure the pet sitter is available. Holidays and school vacations are very popular for pet sitters. These times are especially important to book in advance. Make sure to either leave a spare key with a neighbor, friend or the pet sitter and check in with your vet to give pre-authorization in the event of an emergency.