Hi, my name is Beth and I am an animal-lover in general and a dog-lover specifically. I am very active and love being out-and-about, so your doggy can look forward to lots of walks and frolicking outside. I'm also a runner, so if your dog is a good leash-walker, I can take him or her on my daily run. Also, I promise to give your dog lots of individual attention!
I am comfortable with administering medication or dogs that have special needs, including experience with blind/deaf animals and dogs with paralysis, and I'd be happy to complete whatever daily activities your dog is used to such as walks at specific times, grooming, etc.
Pricing: If this is your first stay with Rover, ask me about how you can get $25 off your stay! I'll make sure we are clear on the price before we confirm, and I'd be happy to work with you to figure out pricing that suits your needs.
I also offer free grooming, and/or bathing with every stay. If your dog will need something in particular, just ask!
In addition to overnight care in your home, I am also available for drop-in care (experienced with cats and all manner of small animals), as well as dog-walking/running services. Please note that I only provide dog-walking/in-home services within a 5 mile radius and only on evenings/weekends/holidays, as I work full time. If I'm going to be caring for animals in your home, I'd also be happy to complete small tasks such as light cleaning, taking in mail, etc. if you are going to be away from home for an extended period of time. I pride myself on being dependable and trustworthy, and can provide a copy of a clean criminal background check upon request. I'm flexible and here to help - if you and your pet need something, just ask, and we can work out a schedule and pricing that fits your needs.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions; I look forward to providing companionship and care for your dog!
About this sitter:
Hello! In addition to my rate for sitting in your home, below are my rates for non-overnight care. I am flexible and offer discounts for multiple dogs. If you need something you don't see listed, just ask! I offer dog walking, dog running (for a harder workout!), care for dogs, cats, and small animals in your home, transport to the vet or groomer, and anything else you and your furry friends might need.
30 minute walk: $15.00
60 minute walk: $25.00
30 minute run: $20.00
In-home pet care: $10.00 per 15 minutes
Transport to vet/groomer: $15.00 per hour
I pride myself on being dependable and trustworthy and can provide a copy of a clean criminal background check upon request.
I have experience caring for dogs, cats, birds, and all manner of small animals. I am comfortable walking multiple dogs simultaneously. I am a distance runner, and can take your dog for a nice long jog to burn off some extra energy! I can also transport your pet to the vet or groomer in my vehicle, and will be sure to relay any pertinent information from your vet to you after the appointment. If you require a longer/shorter walk or run, or anything else you don't see listed, contact me for rates. I am flexible and offer discounts for caring for multiple pets at once. I'm here for whatever you and your pets might need!
Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover all my life, since I had my first "best friend" Cindy, a golden retriever, at five years old. After Cindy passed, my baby Aiah, a wonderful Australian Shepherd changed me forever. She passed away not long ago and it was a while before I found another friend to share my life. My husband and I adopted Star, a 2 year old pit bull mix in July of 2013. She is the most gentle, snuggly, happy best friend and running buddy I could have asked for.
Meet my pets
I share my home with three happy kitties named Lucy, Skye, and Shoes who were all rescues. I also have my own doggy, a rescue from ACCT in Philadelphia. She is two years old and is used to new friends coming and going since I dog sit pretty regularly. She can be a bit "bouncy" when she meets new friends, but once she is over the initial excitement, she is very submissive and gentle, even around very small dogs.
About my yard
I have a small, fenced backyard, but I would never leave your dog out there by him or herself since it is an unfamiliar area. I would much rather go out with your dog when he/she needs to!
My experience administering medication
Of course, as long as we are provided with the instructions for correct administration. We have experience sitting for dogs with needed medications and special needs/physical limitations, including blind and paralyzed dogs.
We have cats in my home as well as my own dog, so if your dog is not okay with felines or other dogs I would need to know about that and would probably not be able to take your dog. Other than that, just likes, dislikes, fears, etc. If you could let us know what kind of routine your dog is used to that would be very helpful so we can make sure your doggy's day is as familiar as possible. We want both you and your dog to feel safe and comfortable with me!
Time I'll spend with your dog
I work full time M-F. I am off weekends and most holidays. If it is a day I am working, I can spend time with your dog both before and then after I get home. I like nothing better than ending a hard day with playtime and cuddling with an adorable pooch! Days I'm off I we can spend all day together! I live in South Philly with my husband and our own dog, Star, so maybe we can set up a playdate if your dog likes to make new friends. Or we can go out for a long walk, to the dog park, anywhere your dog likes to go!
Extra house-sitting services
Of course! Just let me know what you need and I'll take care of it.