The following dog sitting, cat sitting and dog walking rates
are effective September 1, 2018.

The normal hours of operation are: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Visits outside of these hours can be accommodated for an additional fee. Below are the base rates for each visit to your home. They do not reflect any other fees that may be applicable. 

Length and Type of Visits

Visits are typically either 20 or 30 minutes in length. The “midday” visits can be scheduled at other times of the day but are applicable to when you are in town but are unable to be home to give your pet a needed break. The pet sitting visits are applicable to when you are out of town and additional pet and home care is required.

The length of each visit shown is approximate; a general visit duration is needed in order to be able to service multiple homes over a span of hours. If more time is occasionally required to care for your animals, it will be provided at no additional cost. If a visit is shortened for some reason, e.g., traffic delays, additional time will be added to a subsequent visit. 


Midday Dog Walking Rates

The following dog walking rates are the same for up to three dogs in a home. There is an additional fee of $2 for each dog over three. 

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A 20-minute dog walking visit is $15*; a 30-minute visit is $18*. Dog walks range from 15 to 25 minutes depending upon the length of visit, how well a dog behaves on leash and general walking conditions. You may also elect to have your dog(s) played with in a yard rather than walked.

Payment for regularly scheduled midday dog walking is due weekly. At the end of the week, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal.  You may pay online or leave a check at the next visit.


General Care at Pet Sitting Visit

The following care is given during the pet sitting visit:

  • Provide food and water
  • Play, exercise and love
  • Perform clean up (litter boxes, pet messes, etc)
  • Administer any medications
  • Get prompt veterinary care if needed

The following home care is also provided at no additional cost if chores can be completed with the time span of a regular visit:

  • Plants are watered
  • Newspaper and mail brought inside
  • Trash and recycling containers brought in and out from the curb
  • Lights and window coverings altered to give that at-home look and feeling

Oscar fishThere is no charge for putting food into a fish tank and/or a koi pond if we are already making visits to your home for other animals.


Dog Sitting Rates

The following dog sitting rates are the same for up to three animals in a home. There is an additional fee of $2 for each animal over three. Pic for Dog Sitting Rates

Each pet sitting visit is $18* for a 30-minute visit. While you are away from home, we require a minimum of three visits in a 24-hour period. If a dog is crated, we require a minimum of four visits in a 24-hour period

Payment is due prior to start of service. About 4 – 7 days before your departure, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal. You may pay online or leave a check at the first visit. Credit cards may be used via PayPal. This email is also used as confirmation of your scheduled visits.


Cat Sitting Rates

The following cat sitting rates are the same for up to three cats and/or other small animals in a home. There is an additional fee of $2 for each animal over three.

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Daily visits to cats are scheduled about every 24 hours so that your pet knows when to expect us. We visit cat homes either early-to-mid morning or mid-to-late afternoon. A 20-minute visit is $15* and a 30-minute visit is $18*.

if the arrival time of the visit is restricted, e.g., to give insulin shots, then the price of each visit is $18*.

Payment is due prior to start of service. About 4 – 7 days before your departure, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal. You may pay online or leave a check at the first visit. Credit cards may be used via PayPal.  This email is also used as confirmation of your scheduled visits.


Large Bird Sitting Rates

The following bird sitting rates are the same for up to three large birds in a home. There is an additional fee of $2 for each bird or small animal over three. 

parrot feathers*$30 (Large Birds) This is for two visits per day: one short visit (10-15 minutes) and one longer visit (30 minutes) for up to three  birds. 

Small birds requiring only one visit a day may request a $15* 20-minute visit or an $18* 30-minute visit. The length of time is really determined by the amount of time required to provide adequate cleanup. 

Payment is due prior to start of service. About 4 – 7 days prior to your departure, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal. You may pay online or leave a check at the first visit. Charge cards may be used via PayPal.  This email is also used as confirmation of your scheduled visits.


*Mileage Fees

$0.50 is charged per visit per mile (one way) for distances greater than 10 miles from my home: 2228 Mill Crossing Dr. 23454.


ADDITIONAL FEES

$6.00 – each additional 15 minutes of time
$6.00 – visits scheduled from 9 pm to 11 pm
$2.00 – for each additional pet over limit

$25.00/hour – emergency veterinary care
$25.00 – unscheduled services from 10 pm to 6:00 am, e.g., supplying key when owner is locked out of home, handling alarm company calls
$5.00 – key duplication if only one key is provided
$10.00 – if second sitter is required at visit, e.g., to give medications
$10.00 – for pickup of pet supplies needed during visit
$10.00 – pickup and/or drop off keys

$10.00 – surcharge for visits made on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. (This is charged once per day, not per visit; this fee offsets the additional pay each sitter receives on a holiday.)

Methods Of Payment
Check, Money Order,  Credit Card or
online with PayPal