What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes I typically charge: $20 for 40 minutes, $30 for 60 minutes
Animals who have special needs and need medicine is
$30 per hour. As far as massage I charge $70 for dogs and horses and senior and rescued pets get a reduced rate of $50 per session.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The typical process in working with new clients in caring for family pets is setting up a consult to see what their needs are. It also gives me a good idea the state of the pet and what their family pet will need to ensure they are happy, and healthy, in my care.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As far as my education I have many years of experience in caring for family pets and countless areas of study in this field. I have a B.S. in Animal Science, a certification in canine and equine massage therapy as well as extra classes in Genetics, Medical Physiology, Animal Behavior, and Microbiology. I have also interned with several vets including a holistic animal care practice several years ago. As far as general experience I have over twenty plus years and used to work and donate services to local animal shelter to dogs who needed rehabilitation.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always worked with animals, and grew up with dogs, cats, sheep, and horses.
What types of customers have you worked with?
As far as customers I have a family style business. Most customers come to me because they have a special needs pet that requires a skilled handler , and people who just really love their pet and want the best for them.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently started a project for injured horses. I specialize in the care of broken down horses and my goal is to expand the project in the next six months.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
As far as finding a provider I would encourage all clients to make sure who ever you find is a good fit for what you need. For example if you have a nervous dog you will need someone who has a calm demeanor and experience in caring for these types of animals. I also recommend getting references as well.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I think a good question would be to find out what kind of experiences they have had, and how this relates to what they are looking for.