Hired 8 times
15 years in business
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My rabbit and two birds are my children. While I was fortunate to have had neighbors and friends pet-sit in the past—this time I didn’t. I interviewed several Thumbtack pet sitters and chose Francesca, because she radiated honesty and a genuine affinity for animals; she also asked the kinds of questions that only a responsible and motivated person would. She stayed at my home for nearly a week while I was away on business. The animals were happy, she kept my apartment tidy, it couldn’t have gone better—and birds are tough customers. I recommend Francesca without hesitation. She's lovely.Jun 10, 2019Verified
Francesca knows a lot about pet care and put me at ease about her watching our cat. She also completely changed our litter box without asking which we greatly appreciated. She kept in touch and sent us photos while gone too.Sep 8, 2019Verified
Francesca took care of my rabbit few weeks ago. She kept me well updated and sent pictures every day. It was really important to me, because I always feel bad leaving my bunny. Francesca really loves animals and enjoys spending time with them. Arrangement process was quick and easy. She is very punctual, organized and responsive. I am happy that I finally found a pet sitter who I can trust. I would recommend Francesca to take care of any pet.Sep 3, 2019Verified
Francesca is absolutely one of the best people you could hire to take care of your pet. She was incredibly responsive from the very beginning and throughout, she came to visit my cat and discuss everything about my cat’s schedule for feeding, her personality, and the fact my cat is very timid and shy at first. Francesca was a not only very good with my cat, but earned her trust and took extremely good care of my cat and the place while I was thousands of miles away. She is a true gem and do not hesitate for one second on choosing her to care for your pet. I will continue to hire her whenever I go away and she is available. I came back to a clean place (just as I left it) and a cat that was extremely happy and well cared for more than 12 days! It really made me feel great having Francesca there. And she was amazing with a very socially timid cat.Feb 3, 2020Verified
I have a cat who is very scared of people when they enter my apartment. He warmed up to Francesca immediately. I wouldn't want anyone else taking care of my pets other than her. She's professional she's courteous she's everything you could want in a pet care provider. I couldn't ask for a better more trustworthy person to take care of my pets other than FrancescaApr 22, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices are as stated and are for up to three cats or two dogs. Any more than that is extra and negotiable. I don't change extra for medication unless the animal is very difficult. I do charge extra for fluids and syringe feeding which is $10 each and is not negotiable
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Usually I go over for a meet and greet where I meet you and your animal/s. We go over what needs to be done and where everything is. We go over emergency contacts and what schedule I'll be keeping. Then if you and your animal are going to hire me you either give me a key then or we make plans to do that before you go away. I almost always have follow up questions after if I'm going to be working for you which I'll handle via text or email and if you have follow up questions for me, please do the same.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Other than being certified in pet first aid through the Red Cross all my training has been on the job. Through rescue I've had to learn how to do fluids, shots, syringe feeding, pilling, nail trimming and of course basic brushing and grooming.