Puppykins Pet Sitting

Leesburg, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I provide 24/7 care for your pets, while most other pet sitters provide overnight care for just a 12 hour period and then charge extra for any additional walks or feeding. I'm also proud to be a Thumbtack Best of 2015 and 2016 award winner.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The pets. I love my furry friends and really enjoy our time together.

Location

Leesburg, VA 20176

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Linsey M. Mar 28, 2017
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Wonderful
    We have used Julie numerous times to watch our german shephard rescue, Skylar, who is very particular over who she likes. We never have to worry about Skylar when we are away. Julie has been a wonderful pet sitter and would highly recommed her!
  • Larry S. Jun 8, 2016
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Taking care of my dog Daisy. Julie and Corey are people who care about animals. As soon as I met them I knew Daisy would be well taken care of - and she was.
  • Connie G. Feb 26, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    Excellent sitter..very caring & love the daily photos and emails to let us know how "our furry baby" is doing. Will certainly hire Julie in the future.
  • Kathy G. Mar 17, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Julie did a great job taking care of my three cats while I was away for a week. She checked in via text every day, complete with photos. I would not hesitate to hire her again.
  • The Ruckman's M. Mar 2, 2015
    If you ever need any dog sitting needs, Julie is the one to go to. She is affectionate and understanding to your dogs needs. We have three dogs, two are older and one is a puppy, and she kept them happy on each of their levels of comfort. Julie is very responsive as well if you ever have any questions or want a photo of your pets.
  • Paul F. Feb 26, 2015
    Julie is an ideal pet-sitter, someone who is more responsible, more conscientious, and harder-working than just about anyone I could imagine. She loves dogs and cares for them as if they were her own. I can't give her a high-enough recommendation!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Cat care and other small animals (not dogs) are $20 per day for once a day visits. Dog feeding and walking only visits start at $20 per visit for one dog. Each additional dog is an extra $5 per visit, and you must be within a 10-15 mile radius of my home in Leesburg. 24/7 Daily + Overnight care for dogs start at $70 per day for one dog. $5 extra for each additional dog or other pet. I'd arrive at your home before you leave and remain there until you return home. If you require long term 24/7 care in your home, please contact me directly for a quote.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm working on becoming both NAPPS and PSI certified. They both have extensive certification programs, and once certified you're required to do continuing education in order to remain that way.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was in Accounting for almost 30 years and just decided that I wanted to do what made me happy instead. So I left the corporate world behind and started spending my days and nights with my furry friends.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I stay in your home and take care of your pets. They get fresh water daily and whenever the bowl gets low. They get fed at their normal times. They have unlimited walks or potty breaks, even if it means that I'm out strolling down the street in my jammies at 3am. If your pet requires any medications, I administer them. This includes injections for diabetes, etc. Kitties get their litter box cleaned daily. I feed fish, bunnies, hamsters, etc for no additional charges.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was recently caring for 2 dogs during sub zero temps, heavy snow and high winds. A tree up the street knocked down the power lines and we were without power for an entire day. The house got extremely cold, so the doggies and I snuggled up together under multiple blankets and I made sure that they were kept warm. My client ended up returning slightly early due to the weather, but by then the power was back on.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire someone that makes pets their life and not just a job. Your pets will receive more love and attention that way.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I'm a middle aged lady that's been married for 23 years. I've got two children aged 21 and 30. I'm a very quiet, responsible person and my family and my pets are my world. I'm very active in animal rescue, canine cancer advocacy, the spay/neuter and adopt don't shop movements, as well as spending considerable amounts of time searching for lost pets and reuniting ones that have been found with their families.