MY RATES and POLICIES (as of 2020):
Initial In Depth "Meet & Greet" (no charge). I will visit you and your pets in your home and discuss your pet and home care needs, have some important one on one TLC time with your furry kids, complete necessary paperwork, exchange keys, go over your security system (if you have one), provide you with a large list of local references you can contact, and you can get to know ME so you can have complete peace of mind during your time away from home. And I bring treats! We will discuss & confirm dates/times and I will "ink' you into my calendar. A few days before your trip, I will contact you and reconfirm everything and reassure you!
My current charge is $25 per hour
(between Ships Point in Fanny Bay and Eaglecrest subdivision in Qualicum)
An additional charge per hour is added to this if you are outside my regular service area due to increased time, gasoline prices, and my booking schedule. Rates include 4 pets. Taxes included and no extra charge during the holidays, to administer medications, nail clipping, or bathing small dogs.
Method of Payment? Cash (preferred), Cheque, or Etransfer
*Please note I am currently not able to provide overnight visits*
Pictures taken of your beloved pets and updates on their wellbeing sent to you
periodically during your trip! (clients love these!)
"Pet Reports" are taken each day and provided to you via text or notecard when you return!
There is the possibility I can provide 2 visits per day if need be depending on availability, time of year and your location.
Visits are provided between 10am and 4pm during winter months. Visits are provided between 10am and 7pm spring, summer, and fall. I am available 7 days a week, 365 days a year unless I am completely booked which can happen in the summer, Thanksgiving, around Christmas, and Easter/Spring Break. Please book as much in advance as possible please. I rarely take time off, but if I do, I always notify regular clients with lot of advanced notice and post my away dates on my Facebook business page.
If you need to cancel a booking, please do so as soon as possible. Payment is nonrefundable after your travel time begins. There is also an additional cost at the hourly rate if needing to be brought to your local veterinarian. If your pet requires emergency care out of town (for example Nanaimo or Courtenay), I do charge 60 cents per km as per the current 2020 provincial mileage reimbursement rate guideline as well as my hourly rate.
Your pets will be able to continue their unique routine, sleep in their own beds in their own home with their own things with familiar sights, sounds, and smells.....and will avoid the fear and stress of being taken to a kennel that is full of unknown other pets and exposed to possible Illness, disease, worms/parasites, or fleas! Your pets will NOT require any additional innoculations or veterinarian letter guarantees of health if staying in their own home, will not need to be pretreated for fleas, and will not need to be neutered (kennels require all of these). Most kennels will also not care for pets with any incontinence or litter box issues. You can also rest assured knowing that God forbid your pet becomes ill while you are away, you will have someone interacting with your animals daily who can quickly provide first aid and then get your pet to your veterinarian. Your home and property will remain secure and always respected during my visits!