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We made plans for a trip and then learned that our cat sitter, a neighbor, would not be available. We came to Thumbtack for help and Susan responded promptly. After talking to her on the phone we felt comfortable and invited her to visit us and our kitty. We became completely comfortable after meeting her and her husband. She took excellent care of our cat while we were away. We will definitely hire her again.
She did a great job, took really good care of my dog. I will be user her from now on.
Cassidy is nothing short of a lifesaver. She comes over 5-6 times per week to let my dog out. She is always on time, reliable, and goes out of her way to make sure my pup is happy and well taken care of. I can not put in words how grateful I am to have her and the peace of mind I have at work knowing my dog is in the best care. She is amazing and highly recommended.
Debbie is an exceptional care provider for pets. She gave our dogs a great deal of attention and affection during our absence. We also checked her references and she has a long standing record of excellent care with all kinds of pets and applies herself fully. We will not hesitate to have her watch our dogs again and will also recommend her to friends.
Worked with both me and my dog teaching us both what wad needed to be done, like he said... Its harder to train the owner than the dog most of the time... Thanks for your help, our dog is now a productive member of society!
In the first year of his life, my Great Dane had worked his way through two dog trainers and five dog walkers. The latest trainer- a certified animal behaviorist, had recommended we put out 9 month old puppy on prozac. My husband and I were against the idea, but decided to have the conversation with our vet. He absolutely refused and then recommended we talk to Kyra. Fast forward two years. Thanks to Kyra (and Comfy K9s) we watched our misunderstood, misbehaved puppy grow into a respectful, loving, well behaved family member. When it comes to training, except to work. Kyra takes her role very seriously. She wont let you fail your dog. The number one thing that separates her from any other trainer, behaviorist, dog walker- I've worked with is her passion. She wants to help and she'll get it done any way it takes. She reads. She studies. She asks questions. The training is customized to your dogs individual needs. And, she truly cares about you and your dog. When everyone gave up on our dog, she was there. Shes reliable. I know I can call her anytime and Comfy K9s will take care of us. (They're actually on my emergency contact list!) Kyra is trustworthy. Shes genuine. She will make your dog shine.
Cherie is the best doggy sitter one could ever get! She takes extra special care of your babies just as her own. My dog always leaves smelling so good after staying with her and is always excited to see her again :)
I have shown dogs since I was seven. Dogs have always been a part of my life. Therefore, it's natural for me to want to pursue pet sitting full time.
I have my own pet sitting business, where I personally take care of the animals. I have worked with animals for over 20 years, and I am also a certified dog trainer and pet nutrition specialist. I belong to several animal welfare and rescue organizations, and I am also a HomeAgain pet rescuer. I have five dogs and one cat of my own and recently have acquired some Cichlids (fish) that I rescued. I believe in treating another person's little furry family member like they were one of my own with the utmost of love and devotion. Animals are and always have been my passion in life. I will travel up to 15 miles within Wisconsin and Illinois.
Brew City Pet Services is a small, woman-owned business serving Milwaukee and its surrounding areas. Being a small business, we are able to customize our pet services dependent on the needs of the pet and client. While we ask for a two-week notice for visits, we are able to accommodate last minute trips and customize the lengths of our pet visits.
I care for pets' feedings and walking. I can also provide help with your shopping needs if you are starting out new or changing careers. I also have pets at home. I have three cats and one recently adopted dog.
I stand out because I really injoy watching animals and some people do it for the money and I do it for both.
Hi, I'm Jason and have years of experience working with dogs at various doggie day cares and boarding houses. I am currently back in school with a flexible schedule, so tending to your pooch when you can't would be my pleasure.
Hello, my name is DeAnna M. Stapleton. I am married to a wonderful husband. We have six children. Our son was married in July of this year. He and his wife Kara met in Israel on a mission trip. Our second on Kenneth Is engaged to marry, then will follow his father's footsteps into the military to make his father proud. Our third son is in collage at Northwestern in Chicago. Our eldest daughter is married to her college sweetheart. They both attended DePaul. They now have the pleasure of having four children. Our second daughter met her college sweetheart, and two years later, they are to be wed in May next year. Our youngest daughter is a senior in high school and will be attending Madison university. I had had dogs and cats since I was a little girl. Now, I am in my forties. I have a yellow Lab, Chief. My husband named him, so Chief couldn't outrank him, as he is a retired military and works for a naval academy in Chicago. We also have Snowball, my cat. She is a Calico. I started walking my neighbors' dogs and I really had a great time, so I decided to start my own business walking dogs, as well as boarding dogs. My resume is not updated since I also work, from 3 to 11, caring for seniors. I owned and operated my cleaning business for three years. I had contracts with Centex and Cambridge, among others, cleaning model homes. I also did residential cleaning.
Professional pet sitters are great at many things, from offering trusted advice on pet-care issues to finding unique ways to make pet owners still feel connected with their pets while they are away. However, there's one skill that many professional pet sitters still struggle with: saying "no." From enforcing a cancellation policy with a client who always forgets to let you know he's made other arrangements to the client who's technically no longer in your service area but you keep sitting for anyway, perhaps you are finding that saying "no" is not as easy as one might think, especially when you are just starting your pet-sitting business. While it may be easy to refer a pet owner to another pet sitter if your schedule is booked or they are outside of your service area, there are other times that turning down clients can be more difficult. Professional pet sitters' dedication to the pets, commitment to their clients, desire to grow their clientele and huge hearts may sometimes result in putting up with a lot more than they should. However, it's important to realize that sometimes saying "no" is a must -- not only to reduce your stress level but also to keep you safe as you perform your day-to-day pet-sitting assignments. PSI's Pet Sitter Safety survey was conducted to determine the most common methods employed by pet sitters to stay safe while on the job, and what we found is that there are four top situations that make pet sitters feel unsafe. The following four circumstances should -- and do -- make pet sitters say "no" to a pet-sitting assignment: #4. Aggressive dogs: 18% of pet sitters responding to the survey indicated that an aggressive dog had been reason to consider a job too unsafe. One pet sitter described a situation she had encountered: "We had a client who had a dog that was very protective of their property. On a walk the dog was fine. At home, however, it was aggressive even when given treats. This is a situation that is not correctable. It can only lead to catastrophe and possibly injury. We did not take the job." #3. Filthy home/client was a hoarder: 22% of pet sitters responding to the survey shared that they felt unsafe or uncomfortable with a pet-sitting assignment when the client's home was filthy or when the client was a hoarder. One pet sitter described how she initially took an assignment in a filthy home, but had to ultimately "fire" the client: "One client's home was filthy. I made sure not to take anything into the home, except the bare essentials and did not set stuff down that had to leave with me. In other words, everything that came into their house with me went into the garbage can before I left, except my keys, which I stashed into my pocket. Unfortunately, after two sitting assignments with this client, we had to tell them we could no longer sit for them...it was just a dirty and unsanitary situation." #2. "Creepy" client: 23% of the pet sitters who completed the survey indicated that they had felt unsafe or uncomfortable with a pet-sitting assignment because they simply did not feel comfortable with the client -- even if they could not exactly put their finger on what made them feel so uncomfortable. Pet sitters shared examples of potential clients who did not make eye contact or seemed overly nervous, made flirtatious or sexual comments and seemed more interested in asking detailed personal questions about the pet sitter instead of their pet-sitting services. #1. Unsafe neighborhood: 38% of pet sitters completing the survey listed a potential client's neighborhood as a reason they would feel to unsafe or uncomfortable to take the pet-sitting assignment. This included homes in neighborhoods that were considered unsafe, as well as clients with homes that were too secluded. Have you ever had to turn down a job for one of these reasons? If so, how did you tell the pet owner you were not able to take the assignment? Are there other reasons you have turned down a potential pet-sitting assignment?
I will give your best friend the care that they desire and more. You let me know what they like, and I take care of the rest.
Our passion is healthy, happy animals here at Companion Cuisine LLC! We are dedicated to making your pets healthy with our all natural, made-to-order dog and cat treats and holistic meal plans. We also provide pet sitting services. We are available 7 days a week between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM for 30 minute pet sitting drop-ins where I come to your home for 30 minutes for potty break, potty cleanup, walking, playing, medication administration if necessary, and a lot of snuggles! We also provide overnight care at our home on 3 fenced in acres. Celebrate your pup's birthday or adoption anniversary with a party hosted by Companion Cuisine! Parties include games, prizes, doggy cakes or cupcakes, homemade treats, and a barking good time!
I will take your dogs for walk or keep them company during the day, whatever you need. I'm a regular pet sitter during the year when I'm at school, and I miss my furry guests when I'm home for the summer! I charge $10 for an hour walk, but the length of the walk is adjustable to your dog's exercise needs. I will also do pet-sitting in your home for the same hourly rate. The sitting is not overnight, but I will play with and feed your pet, or anything else you request, during the day. I have experience and references in pet sitting in Houston where I go to school, I use a website called Rover and if you would like some reassurance as to my credentials please ask me for the website URL. Please text me with any questions!
I will walk, brush and feed your dogs. I would also take care of pets while you are on vacation. I have experience taking care of dogs that I've had.
We are not your average dog day care. We enforce basic commands, and encourage proper play. Dogs here enjoy a relaxing and stress-free day when with The Dog Sanctuary.