FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION
I'm happy to meet you and your dog or cat and for all of you to meet me. I will ask many detailed questions about your pet and his routine as well as the best way to care for your home, and who to call if I can't reach you. The most important thing for me is that I get along with your dog and that he/she responds to basic commands - come, sit, no. In the event that I work for you and you later get a new dog, that consult will also free.
All visits and walks involve a pet body check for lumps and anything unusual. If I spot something, I will bring it to your attention.
"OVER" means Roger that.
Getting all the details and following instructions to the T. It also means I come over to look after your lovable pets.
"OUT" means private dog walks.
It means enough fresh air and exercise to keep your dog happy. It keeps me happy too.
Daytime Petsitting/Dogwalking for 1 Pet*
* Dog walks after 8pm are an extra $5.
* Difficult pets or difficult medicine is an extra $5. This is rare.
* Non-weekly clients: Payment is expected at time of service.
* RAINY DAYS are extra $10 for unwilling dog and difficulty.
WEEKLY CLIENT DISCOUNTS --- WHOOO!
Poop removal fee........$25.00
If you haven't been able to get to it and the poop has been piling up, call me. You don't want your dogs tracking it into the house, on your lap, or on your bed.
Cooked pet meals are.....+$5/meal.
You provide the food and recipe.
I work all holidays. MAJOR HOLIDAYS are an extra $10/day, BUT THE WEEK of THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR'S are an extra $10/day.
Travel arrangements to Vet, Groomer, or Acupuncturist can be negotiated.
A single 12 hr Overnight......$80
Includes 2 evening walks and 1 morning walk.
I sleep over and care for your dog. If your dog is used to sleeping in your bed, I'll be happy to bunk with him. : D This includes 3 walks, which depends on the health and needs of your dog as well as weather conditions. Overnight include feeding, clean up, play, taking in mail, watering plants, changing lights on/off, taking out garbage, and unlocking/relocking gate for the gardener. I generally do not do overnights for just cats, but if that's what you want for your cats, I'm happy to be of service.
Most of my clients hire me for this service. I sleepover at your house or apartment. I bring my own food and I look after your pets. They get a lot of attention because I sit where they sit and I pet them for hours, while I watch TV. I play with them. I walk them. I brush them. I give them treats. They sleep in the bed with me if they're used to sleeping in the bed with you. And they won't miss you at all. : D
Overnight Vacation Petsitting--I stay in your home--includes the Overnight rate...$80 plus $35 for the rest of the day because I will have other dogwalks.
The charge is the $80 overnight (includes 2 evening walks and 1 morning walk) and $35 for the rest of the day. That's $115 or $4.79/hr. So let's say I'm away for 4 hours dogwalking other dogs, I'm petsitting your dogs for 20 hours at $5.75/hr. It's a great deal, considering hourly petsitting is $35/hr. Your place is looked after, your pets get the best personal care and lots of playtime, and you get frequent updates of photos, videos of your pet(s). And I bring my own food.
Are you and your dog prepared for an emergency situation? We can discuss that and decide what you want me to do and where to take your pets in a disaster.
Over the years, clients have forgotten their own keys, their medication, and their passports. If you forget something, I am happy to FEDEX/UPS it to you at no extra charge (unless it's going to put me behind schedule). You just cover the FEDEX fee.
Change of Plans:
If you miss your flight or you decide to stay extra days:
CALL OR TEXT IMMEDIATELY, we can make arrangements with little or no extra charges.
Unexpected stuff happens and it's no one's fault, but if you need to cancel, you MUST give a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice OR a 50% of full service fee will be charged. If this happens more than once, then the full service fee will be charged on the 3rd instance.The high service fee reflects the fact that it is near impossible to fill the canceled booking on less than 24 hour notice. This charge is completely up to my discretion and I don't like charging for cancellations, so I often don't.
Photos are my time stamp:
I send clients emails and photo of their pets, but it also lets you know when I'm arrive and when I leave. I'm also happy to let client's FaceTime with their pets. Please note, that my photos are a gift to my client and are not part of my rates. After the client agrees to my contract and give me the right to photograph his or her pets, the client can share my photos with friends and family, but they cannot use my photos commercially or put on on products. I create lovely pet products for clients in my Over and Out OXOX store, but I'm currently looking for a new service aside from Redbubble, which has added new fees to their already expensive base fees.
Keys can be kept in my safe or I can leave the keys at the end of each visit. Returning the keys at your request requires a $25 charge because it's a separate trip. Arranging to pick up the keys from me is FREE. If you lock yourself out, I can return the keys for you for a $25 fee, but arranging to pick up the keys from is FREE. It's cheaper than calling the $200 locksmith.
FREE one hour consultation!
I ask a lot of questions about your pets, their health, your contact information, services and dates you need, your vet, and more.
If you take on a new pet after the initial consult, I'll be happy to do another consult for free. It's more important that I be introduced to your pet and that I know all I can before I accept a job.