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Whiskers and Wiggy Butts
Whiskers and Wiggy Butts

Whiskers and Wiggy Butts

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Introduction: I am trustworthy, reliable, flexible, and love spoiling yours pets! I pay very close attention for signs of illnesses and their habits. I send photos and texts daily if required by the customer. I am available on SHORT NOTICES and as a BACKUP in case other sitter doesn't work out or is unavailable. I am reasonably priced. I have GREAT clients who like the work I do for them, please read my reviews. Plus, I am personable with the clients and their animals. Other pet sitters are to professional, me I give them the attention they need and spend more time than others do. Strict hrs. for other pet sitters are 9-5, me 7-11pm. I take pride in the work I do! They say. "if mama's not happy nobody's happy!" I go above and beyond what most pet sitters don't do. What can I say! I love animals!!! I get to see other animals besides my own and they can rest assure they are safe with me and can rely on me. Also, SNOWBIRDS out there I would be willing to drive your car and pet to the warm states so they can be with you, however I will need a flight back home. References upon request!
Overview

Hired 66 times

2 similar jobs done near you

1 employee

13 years in business

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Jan - Jun

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

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

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Clemencia R.

Pet Sitting

We contacted Geri at the last moment as our regular sitter could not accommodate us , from the very start she was responsive , understanding and our fur babies loved her .We were very comfortable with having her stay at our home. We came back to spotless home and happy dogs . She contacted us daily with updates , was timely their schedules , played with the pups , we also came back to a spotless home. I am so grateful that we can travel knowing that our home and 4 legged family are getting the best care.Would hire her again and recommend her with no hesitation.SHE IS GREAT. if I could give her more than 5 stars I would.
Whiskers and Wiggy Butts's reply
Clemencia, Thank you for the great review! I am happy to have accommodated both you and Cecil. The only one who really played was Mija. We would play ball outside in back and she is quick!. The other 2 just watched her ripe thru the yard with the ball. Hope they are back to normal with their food. They loved the cooked hamburger mixed with their food. Ate it all up! Maybe I spoiled them a bit too much! At least they were happy dogs! Always happy to c me. I take care of your home like it was my own. The dogs are my concern and I go above and beyond with the animals. Thank you again Jerrie Rimas-Whiskers and Wiggy Butts
Aug 24, 2020
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Kirsten P.

Dog Walking

We hired Jerrie to walk our lab during a stretch of long work days. Our girl just loved her. Jerrie took her on a nice long walk and then played with her in the yard for mental stimulation. Jerrie even brought toys! We were confident that our dog was very well cared for in Her hands.
Whiskers and Wiggy Butts's reply
Thank you Kirsten! I just love Vanna. Please do keep my info for future services. I really enjoyed walkinanna a playing with her. I was trying to teach her to roll the ball down the hill. Lots of practice on that one.
Nov 25, 2019
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Jean J.

Dog Walking

We had to leave our dog alone for much longer than we normally do. Jerrie responded to my request right away. She walked our dog and spent some time with her on the deck. She provided us with feedback about the visit. We were glad that we didn’t have to worry about the dog and that we didn’t have to rush home. Thank you, Jerrie.
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Aug 29, 2019
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Danielle H.

Pet Sitting

Jerrie was amazing with my 2 cats! She had great communication with me while I was away, was extremely flexible on meeting, and my cats were so comfortable with her. I was at ease knowing they were in such great care, and that she would provide them as much love and care as if they were her own. I highly recommend her!
Whiskers and Wiggy Butts's reply
Thank you Dee for the review. I am happy you felt at ease with me. I love to hear this from folks. Yes, I do play with the kittees and dogs. I like to buy them toys that most of my pet clients that I have, know they will play with! I don't think they were to fond of the laser lights. Yes, I do go above and beyond then what most pet sitters do! If your furry ones are happy them I am happy as well as the client. Thank you again, Whiskers and Wiggy Butts by Jerrie Rimas
Sep 21, 2020
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Karen F.

Pet Sitting

Jerrie was very nice, asked lots of questions about my cats and took notes on everything. I felt very at ease with her and am sure I will be using her in the future.
Whiskers and Wiggy Butts's reply
Thank you Karen, I do hope to care for your fur babies in the future. Take care of your senior elder. They are very precious and when they get older they sometimes mellow out or they get crabby. They just don't understand what is happening to them. Take Care, Jerrie Rimas Whiskers and Wiggy Butts
Aug 18, 2020
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FAQs

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

    I am reasonable, punctual and go above and beyond my time. I do not charge a fee for the first initial visit. It is up to clients if they want to reimburse me for coming out the distance. I offer discounts to seniors and those who live close within a 2 mile radius from where I live. There are times I work with the client on cost. I also, offer a free day during the week for those who live within the 2 mile radius. I too have created gift certificates for pet sitting for those who wish to give as a gift for Christmas, birthdays and weddings for vacation planning. Most clients charge extra for Holidays, I charge the same rate of pay per visit, most of the time the client will leave a tip during Christmas which is greatly appreciated.

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

    First I get the quote-talk with them by phone, personal email or sometimes thru Thumbtack. Then we schedule a meet and greet at the clients, on the first visit and get to meet with their fur babies to see if we are a match. I pretty much watch their temperament. Then I introduce myself and show the client documents I have created for Pet Sitting Requirements and a profile of me with my gigs and references. I explain my services. Sometimes it doesn't always work that way because they talk first. But I am personable with them and start talking about the last gig I did.

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

    I want to take classes in EMT and Animal Communication. I have a way with animals, talk to them and they listen. However for the EMT classes, they only offer them for Firefighters, EMT staff because there are animals in need when there are fires or animals who are stuck in objects. I do administer meds (pill, liquid and needles). I also supply decals for the clients windows for the firefighters to help save the number of pets inside in case there is a fire. Also, volunteer for Can-Do-Canines which is a dog group for people with special needs. Not to mention various rescue groups as a volunteer and helping with benefits to help raise money for the rescue groups to house unwanted animals. I too have fostered and boarded my clients pets when in need and found homes in extreme crisis.

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