Pet Sitting – (45 minutes to 1 hour in length)
I spend more time per visit with your pet than the average pet sitter. I do NOT believe in rushing into your home and trying to hurry your pets through their routine just so I can squeeze more customers into my schedule. I allow time for lots of loving care and individualized attention. Each visit lasts a minimum of 45 minutes and includes all of the following: Fresh water; food and treats (as instructed by owner); exercise and play; potty breaks; basic oral and topical medications (as instructed by owner); kitty litter cleaned; basic grooming such as brushing/combing; animal accidents cleaned up; and LOTS of love, affection and attention. All house-sitting services (see list below) are also included free with each pet sitting visit. There are many other benefits to hiring a professional pet sitter as well. I included a list of these on the "other information" page of my web site.
Mid-Day Leash Walking – (Typically about 45 minutes in duration)
Actual length of each walk will be based on your dog’s activity level. I will come to your home in the afternoon and take your dog out for a walk and a potty break. Remember, a properly exercised dog is a good dog!!!
Slumber Party – (This visit will last approximately 12 hours)
Slumber Parties include everything listed under "Pet Sitting"; plus, I will stay overnight at your home with your pet(s). It includes both evening and morning feedings (as instructed by owner) and as much care and companionship as I can squeeze into 12 hours!!!
Doggie Field Trips / Pet Socialization –
This is only limited by our imagination! Does your dog need some extra exercise and attention? I will come to your home to pick up your dog and head off to the dog park, the pet store, or some other pet-friendly destination as determined by owner’s request.
Pet Taxi Service –
Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everywhere you need to be. I can help out by picking your pet up at home and taking them to the veterinarian for routine check-ups or post-surgical follow up visits, to the groomer for an appointment, or to many other destinations as determined by owner’s request.
Surgical Recovery Care –
This is definitely one of my specialties. I would like to say that I learned most of this during my years of working for a veterinarian. Unfortunately, much of my knowledge has come from taking care of my own pets through the years during countless illnesses, injuries, and surgeries. To name a just few, I've rehabilitated pets through ACL surgeries, kidney stones, bladder obstructions, ear infections, osteoarthritis, and a horrible battle against a rare fungal infection called blastomycosis. Surgical Recovery Care includes (as instructed by vet and/or owner): Basic oral and topical medications; therapy exercises; bandage changes; ice; individualized attention and TLC; plus many other post-surgery needs.
House Sitting with no pets – (both daily visits and/or overnights are available)
I will stop by and check on your home while you're away. Visits include: Collecting daily newspapers, mail and other deliveries; Trash/Recycling taken to and from the curb; Alternate inside and outside lighting; Adjust blinds and/or curtains; and many other services upon request. A professional house sitter provides normal household activity while you're gone which is an excellent crime deterrent.
Watering Plants, Shoveling Snow and other Household Chores –
Do you need someone to take care of some of your household chores while you're away?
I especially enjoy working outdoors; so if you need a bit of extra help, don't hesitate to ask.
Basic Obedience Training –
Does your dog still need some work in basic manners and obedience? I can help you with that. We can discuss what problems you're having with your dog and what behavioral goals you have for him/her. Then, I can help you train your dog to become a more obedient and more enjoyable member of the family.