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, your plants, any unexpected things that come up, 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 rates are subject to change due to dogs' behavior and difficulty or extreme weather.
"OUT" means dog walks.
It means enough fresh air and exercise to keep your dog happy.
15 min. visit...............$15.00
30 min. visit...............$20.00
60 min. visit...............$25.00
Includes feeding, poop pick up, indoor or backyard play, mail, watering plants, etc. If there is more than 10 poops in the yard, please see the poop removal fee.
All visits and walks involve a pet body check. Anything unusual will be brought to your attention.
WEEKLY M-F (or any five) visits gets 5% off.
WEEKLY 2X a day M-F (or any five days) gets 10% off.
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.
Have more than two dogs..........$5/walk
Cooked pet meals are.....$5/day You provide the food and recipe.
Travel arrangements to Vet, Groomer, or Acupuncturist can be negotiated.
Overnight Petsitting in your home.
12 hr Overnights......$75
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. Overnights 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.
Overnight Vacation Petsitting -- I stay in your home
Includes special 12 hr Overnights rate....$70
And $15 for the rest of the day because I may have other walks.
If you want me to stay in your home or apartment for the duration of your vacation, I can. 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.
The charge is the $70 overnight (includes 2 evening walks and 1 morning walk) and $15 for the rest of the day. That's $85. Let's say I'm away for 4 hours dogwalking other dogs, I'm petsitting your dogs for 20 hours at $4.25/hr. It's a great deal. 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).
Note: Clients can negotiate for Exclusive 24 hr. Overnights, meaning your pet becomes my ONLY client during your booking. Naturally it will include time for me to do local food shopping and the occasional trip home to check on my mail and place. I'm rarely gone longer than 3 hours.
Major Holidays are extra $10/day.
Thanksgiving week and Christmas week are an extra $10/day.
I send clients emails and photo updates of their pets. And if you visit my Slideshow page, you'll see that I'm really quite good at it. I'm also happy to give you FaceTime with your pet. 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 with friends and family, but they cannot use my photos in social media without giving me credit and they cannot use them in business without getting my permission or rights.
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 passports. I am happy to FEDEX all of it to you at no extra charge. You just cover the FEDEX fee.
Change of Plans:
If you miss your flight or you decide to stay extra days:
CALL 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. The high service fee reflects the fact that it is near impossible to fill the canceled booking on less than 24 hour notice.
House keys can be kept in my safe or I can returned the keys to you at the end of each visit.
Lastly, high profile clients can request a confidentiality agreement.
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.