Misha's Ark Petsitting

Gardiner, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have been told by customers that finding reliable help is not always easy. My fees are reasonable and the fact that I can administer medications and injections is a plus. I can care for a wide range of animals including exotics and chickens which makes my services more broad in scope.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Interacting with animals and being outdoors are two aspects I like most about my job. I love pets and enjoy giving each one individual attention and care.

Location

Gardiner, NY 12525

Background check

Complete

Years in business

13

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • Andrea R. Jun 16, 2014
    Misha has been taking care of our pets for many years. I feel totally comfortable and confident about the care they receive when I'm away. She genuinely treats them as if they were her own and goes above and beyond the basics. She is totally reliable and available. I can't say enough positive things about Misha and her business.
  • Roxana J. Jun 1, 2014
    Misha has taken care of my dog Mapu and my cats, as well as our house, for the last three ears. She has been wonderful; my house is always impeccable when we come home and my pets are healthy and happy under her care. We are lucky to have her as a pet sitter; I strongly recommend her, without reservations. Roxana J.
  • Geri O. May 28, 2014
    Misha feeds and "waters" Jeremy evert time we leave town. He loves Misha and I'm certain Jeremy wishes we left town more often!! And yes, she plays with him!
  • Susan B. May 21, 2014
    Misha has been an excellent care taker for my 2elderly yellow labs and 4cats. No matter what is thrown at her misha always comes through wether it is a last minute emergency or a planned walk misha is on time courteous and professional.
  • Martha W. May 20, 2014
    Misha Fredericks has been our dog sitter for the last 8+ years. We feel so incredibly fortunate to have connected with her when we were looking for someone to stay in our home with our first dog, Bogie, when we traveled on vacation. Ever since that experience when we arrived home after being away for 10 days to find a happy and incredibly well-cared for dog who didn't want his dog sitter to leave, we have only called Misha. She is incredibly kind, compassionate, and capable. She also has a true connection with animals and understands their needs and behaviors. Misha just finished 11 days of pet sitting with our newest dog, Ellie, and as usual, all went exceptionally well. Thanks to Misha, we never worry when we travel, and we are grateful to her for the high-level of care she provides. She is an exceptionally gifted person.
  • Robi J. May 20, 2014
    A friend recommended Misha, and we are so glad she did. Our cat loves Misha, and so do we! Maysie often stays hidden when a stranger comes in, but she took to Misha right away. Misha is dependable and follows directions well. She prefers to know as many details as possible about your pet and how you do things in your home. She engages your pet in play and will bring different toys. She even brought a peacock feather this past Christmas for Maysie! We would highly recommend Misha for anyone who needs a pet sitter.
  • Joe Coach O. May 18, 2014
    Misha supersedes outstanding! She is an outstanding person. Much to be loved and appreciated. And she applies these attributes to her pet sitting. Also her knowledge is unsurpassed. We marvel at her love for our pet cat. We feel absolutely secure and happy when our pet cat and house is in Misha's care.
  • Napatsorn J. May 17, 2014
    I think Sandy, my cat, prefers to be Misha's cat any day. Misha is the best pet sitter I ever have because she is responsible, dependable, and her rate is reasonable. Misha has provided both long-term (1 month) and short-term (a few days) service for me. When I was away for a month, Misha sent me a vdo clip of Sandy so I would not be worried about her too much. It was very nice of Misha to go above and beyond what other pet sitters do. I strongly recommend Misha with my greatest confidence.
  • Jim G. May 17, 2014
    Misha cares for our two cats and our dog. The dog, usually aloof, responds very well to her and the cats, who are both sick and old, are well cared for. She is extremely reliable and very caring for animals and people alike.
  • Marlene G. May 16, 2014
    Misha has been taking care of our two Maine Coon cats for a few years now when we travel. She is extraordinarily competent, calm and resourceful and responsible. This past winter she worked with our veterinarian, with our authorization, to nurse them back from a food-related illness and she stayed in touch with us throughout the process. We never hesitate to trust her to do the right thing.
  • Jackie G. Aug 1, 2011
    Verified Review
    Misha did a great job taking care of our cat!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We set a time when I can visit the owner and pet. The owner then can show me all that is needed to be done during the visits.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am trained in IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) for humans and animals. I also read frequently about animals and health to keep abreast of new discoveries.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
$20 (if the visit is less than 5 miles from my home to the visit). $25 (if visit is between 5 and 10 miles or is very involved with medications and/or more than 3 pets)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I was a child I loved nature and pets. I began caring for others' pets around age 9 and did so throughout my childhood. I wanted to be a veterinarian but my educational pursuits took me in other directions. A few years ago as a favor to a neighbor I took care of their dog when they needed to go out of town for a few days. They in turn told a few friends about me. In a short time thereafter, I had a thriving business getting paid doing what I loved.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly cats, dogs, and chickens. I have work nearly every day but do most of my business on holidays and weekends.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make reservations way in advance as pet sitters' schedules fill up fast especially around holidays. I also maintain a referral list of other pet sitters in area if I am overbooked.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Education: **AA Mathematics from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY **BA Psychology (Minor Anthropology) from State University of New York at New Paltz