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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
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.
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.