What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I listen carefully to pet owners to find out what their pets need, and I work with the owner to help create a special vist suited just for that pet.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been working with and training animals for over 15 years. I have been pet sitting, walking dogs, and visiting pets daily on a regular basis for pet owners who work, take vacations, and want an alternative to Boarding and Doggie Day Care.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
THE PIT STOP
I will recharge your pet's batteries while you are at work, Monday thru Friday, for a 15 minute break so they can empty their tanks. Dont worry! Some pups just don't need or want a walking excursion, but need that essential potty break during the day to relieve them. This is a real FAVORITE of my less active (though distinguished) younger and senior clientel!
Fee: $19 a visit
STRUT MY STUFF
My most popular and private 30 minute walk, and tailored just for your pooch! A typical walk around the comfort of your neighborhood where your 4-legged loved one can simply bask in the delight of knowing that the next 30-minutes is "ALL ABOUT ME"! For a real treat Super-size this walk by adding an extra 15-minutes of strut-time for just $5.00!
Fee: $ 25 per walk
POWER HOUR STROLL
Try my 1 hour walk to exercise your pooch and relieve any anxiety and loneliness while you're out of the house.
Fee: $ 29
CRITTER SITTER VISITS
Fee includes feeding, fresh water, playtime, a walk around your pet's neighborhood in the morning and again in the afternoon, lots of TLC, clean-ups, dog waste pick-up and kitty scoops, trash out, and home security measures like newspaper and mail retrieval, as well as home lighting and temperature management.
Need any thing else? Just ask me!
Fee: $37.00 ( 2 - 15 min visits in one day
( $3 per additional pet per visit)
My pet care is simply old fashioned and unlike other services that bounce animals around between different sitters and walkers. I take pride in my friendly small town approach. Your pet will have me for each sleep-over. Included is fresh food and water, playtime and walks, mail & newspaper pick-up, trash out, litter box scooping daily, and staying in your home over-night with your critter. (7:00 PM to 7:00 AM) (100% fee required paid in advance).
($3 per additional pet per visit) Ask about my special discounts for extended trips.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Previously I raised and bred Champion Afghan Hounds. I realized early on how important it is to find someone reliable, experienced, and loving, to care for my own animals.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with pet owners for over 15 years who wanted only the best care for their pet, and found my experience, attentiveness, and dependability toward their animals benneficial.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Successfully training a 6 yr old black Labrador Buddy, to stop barking and leaping at interior windows when he sees squirrels outside, and to stay by his owne's side when off leash. l also trained him to come back when called.
Successfully training 2 dogs in the same household to end their aggression towards other people and dogs.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Always make sure before hiring a care giver to do your homework, and request references. Also make sure you ask all the right questions relevant to the care you seek, so your pet only has one sitter, walker, trainer, or handler, during each regular visit, insuring your pet's safety, comfort, and trust. Consistency always. Otherwise, you may be in for a big surprise!
Pet care can become costly and I take great pride in my services and fees.
Boarding and Doggie Day Care are sometimes less expensive, but more impersonal and chaotic for pets. Studies have shown that our pets thrive and are able to relax in their own home and familiar environments when socializing with other people and animals. I provide that kind of comfort for your pet.
Over-nighting your pet in your home can help heighten home security, and I can help take care of all the little things that mean so much when you're away... like watering plants, administering pet medications, transport to and from pet appointments, and pet food supply pick-up if you run out.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask the pet provider for pet owner references, at least 3 or more, and a character reference before hiring. It's a good idea to make sure the provider is bonded, and when the pet professional meets your pet, watch the interaction. Reading your animals instincts is more important than asking the right questions.