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We feel very fortunate to have met Laura. She is a passionate pet lover. Laura is dependable, trustworthy and has a very strong work ethic. She has been our pet sitter for the past year and we've used her for visits and walks as well as overnight stays. She works well with both cats and dogs~ and we have a very active German Shepherd and a dual cat household (indoor kitties). When we lost our miniature schnauzer this past week; Laura came by to say goodbye since she and Jack had bonded and she was very concerned. Laura goes above and beyond~ you won't be disappointed!Mar 25, 2017
Laura clearly has a way with dogs - my female can be tough on strangers but took to Laura right away! I'm looking forward to engaging her again.May 17, 2017Verified
Laura has been great with our two dogs. She quickly bonded and became Nana Laura. She’s very good with our girls and loves them like her own.Jun 11, 2018Verified
It was great knowing someone was taking care of my dogs and spoiling them like I would. Thanks Laura!Sep 9, 2017Verified
She has an overall energy that is superb! She is everything yippy want in a professional as far as organized and well scheduled with excellent notes on all your pets but she has a caring quality that cannot be taught, it was just a vibe I was looking for, a quality when she came in my home that she felt like family, she is real and honest and truly loves your pets and cares about tour family and its needs. You know immediately you don't have to worry about your critters or your home when your away! All of my animals immediately loved her and I have some large dogs who can be stand offish at first and they took right to her, that tells me all I need to know their instincts are better than mine! She can handle big and crazy with love and firmness which is what I need she is a perfect balance for what critters need!Mar 15, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Services and cost: dog walking. 20.00 each additional dog. 5.00 daily visits(dog and cat) 15.00 additional cat over 2. 5.00 overnight sitting. 40.00-50.00 daycare for multiple. variable based on client needs nights holiday rates based individually
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to schedule a pre-visit with owner and pet in their home for several reasons. It gives me a baseline for the pets behavior in his environment and interactions with people. It allows me to start building a trusting relationship with the pet that reduces anxiety. I like to go through the dogs daily routine in detail with the owner i.e. diet, medical history, medications, current Veterinary office, signals or cues, exercise tolerance, potty schedule. Also I want the owner to get to know me and be able to give them the confidence of knowing their pet is well cared for in their absence and they will return to a happy and relaxed pet.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?A lifetime of experience owning,caring for and loving horses, dogs and cats. The study of animal psychology wild and domestic.