Holidays, Inclement Weather, Weekend Visits, Last Minute Bookings & Cancellations
Holidays: We have family too however, we are willing to care for your pet should you be unable. Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Years Eve/Day are charged at 2.5 times the posted rates.
Inclement Weather: Includes torrential rains, extreme heat, ice, sleet, snow. Unless a State of Emergency is declared and we are not legally permitted to be on the road, we will take care of your pets in any weather condition. Severe weather may impede the number of visits per day and outdoor activities, however, we will continue to fulfill the time obligation with indoor play. If conditions prevent fulfilling the time obligation a credit will be given or time will be made up on another visit.
Snow: Any additional snow removal that we must tend to e.g. plowing, shoveling, de-icing, etc. will incur additional charges as it is the responsibility of the home owner to be sure conditions are safe for pets and pet sitters.
Weekend Visits: An additional fee of $10 per visit is assessed for weekend care (excluding vacation packages).
Last Minute Bookings & Cancellations: We understand the need for a last minute booking may arise. For existing clients we will do our best to accommodate a last minute bookings. An additional $15 fee will be added if a last minute booking should occur. We consider Last Minute, a 24 hour notice, as the care route is pre-scheduled. We also understand you may have cause to cancel your booking. Please provide us with a 12 hour notice if possible. If we are already en route and a cancellation occurs, the day will be billed at the standard rate.
We are not charging a multiple pet fee unless caring for more than 2 household dogs or 3 household cats. Rates for additional pets to be discussed with services at the time of initial consultation.
Medications: Should your pet need medication administered please add $3.00 to our care service. This is included at no additional charge for overnight stays.
Pet Taxi: Sometimes you just can't get there. We are willing to bring your pet to the vet, the groomer, grandma's house, anywhere you can't get to on any specific day. Please book in advance. Priced according to time and mileage. Travel crates/carriers must be provided.
We can't stress enough the importance of individualized attention. Taking Fido or Fifi for their daily afternoon romp is the largest portion of what we do. It's no fun being cooped up all day. We will provide that much needed break.
The Full Treatment: We will spend approximately 60 minutes with your dog(s) and provide an on-leash walk around the neighborhood with any additional leash/lead training, if necessary, play time in the house or yard, freshening of water & afternoon feeding, if necessary. This hour will provide a wonderful break, exercise and attention for your dog in the middle of the day.
Walk & Play: We will spend approximately 45 minutes with your dog(s) and provide an on-leash walk around the neighborhood with any additional leash/lead training, if necessary, play time in the house or yard, freshening of water & afternoon feeding, if necessary. This will provide a wonderful break, exercise and attention for your dog in the middle of the day.
The Pit Stop: We will spend approximately 30 minutes with your dog(s) and provide an on-leash walk around the neighborhood, freshening of water & afternoon feeding, if necessary. This brief visit will provide exercise and a bit of attention for your dog in the middle of the day.
Introductions; The Meet & Greet:
It's important to us that you are comfortable leaving your beloved pets in our care. We will not accept a client until we have had a 15-30 minute in home meet and greet. We want your pet(s) to get to know their caretaker/handler and you, as pet owners, to get to know us as well. We will discuss pet protocol, individual vs. group time (multiple dogs on a walk), home security & more. Our initial consultation is always free.
Even the livestock may need to be let out in the morning and tucked in at night. We have farm experience too. Our farm duties are largely dictated by your existing routine. The livestock we will care for will depend on the time required. Please schedule a consult with us in order to determine what is required. We will provide you with a price quote at that time.
Cat & Critter Care
Cats, although independent by nature, still need human interaction. Cats will receive a visit, which will include playtime and snuggles, freshening of water, feeding & litter box maintenance, if necessary.
Small additions are often part of the household as well. Fish, Birds, Hamsters,
Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Turtles...They need care too. This will entail a visit to feed, freshen water & freshen bedding if necessary.
In Home Overnights or Tucker Out & Tuck-In:
For Cats or Dogs - Kenneling is not always the most comfortable option for your fur babies. We will spend the night in your home so that your pets can maintain their routine and be comfortable and loved while you're away. This service is ideal for elderly pets, cats, pets with special needs & puppies, although any pet will appreciate the personal attention in the comfort of their surroundings while you're away. Any in home overnight will include watering plants & taking in the mail. Additionally we make sure your home is secure while you are away.
Our stay when caring for dogs will include a morning, afternoon and evening walk, multiple play sessions, feeding, watering, light grooming & poop pick up.
Our popular Tucker Out & Tuck-In service includes everything your pets need while you're away. While your pets stay in the comfort of their own home, we will visit first thing in the morning for a breakfast feeding, fresh water and take out, visit mid-day for a 45 minute walk/play session to tucker them out, fresh water, mid-day feed (if necessary), visit early evening for a dinner visit, fresh water and take out, and lastly we visit at night for a final take out and tuck in. This is a great option over kenneling, your pets receive personal attention throughout the day into the evening.
For cats our Tucker & Tuck-in will include morning & evening feeding, watering, play, litter box maintenance.