I will come to your home for pet sitting, walking, feeding and care while you are convalescing, working or on vacation. I will negotiate a fair daily rate based on the number of pets receiving care, distance and the length of the assignment.
I have been a pet owner for 25 years. I worked in a kennel, have been a pet sitter and have experience as a dog walker in an animal rescue. Many of my own pets became elderly and required medications or special treatments, so I am comfortable giving medications.
I have taken care of my own dogs and cats for over 20 years and during the last 15 years I have had paid and non-paid experience walking pets, brushing pets in an animal rescue and pet sitting.
I have no breed preference and can adapt easily to dogs after meeting them briefly. For dogs with behavioral issues, I like to meet them a few times before entering the house alone.
I have my own reliable transportation and access to a back up vehicle in the unlikely event my car isn't working.
I am comfortable administering medication to dogs and cats. I have given subcutaneous and intramuscular shots to my own pets in the past.
I am willing to do whatever is needed in your absence. I like to use a checklist to make sure that we avoid any communication mishaps. If there are any special requests I can consider accommodating something that isn't included (above) in the list.
This will be individualized based on the needs and desires of the pet owner. For instance, if I am coming to someone's home to walk a pet while they are at work, I would spend some time socializing with the dog and walk it for the allotted time (15 min, 30 min, 45 min or 60 min).
In a situation a situation where the pet owner is out of town, we would sit down and discuss this in advance based on the age, eating schedule, preferences and habits of the pet; along with medication schedules if this applies. Some pets need more frequent visits throughout the day that may be shorter in length and some pets may a few long visits during the day. This is really dictated by the owners preferences.