MY RATES (as of January 2023):
PET SITTING: 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 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! While away, I will message you with photos after each visit and let you know how your furkids are!
My visits are ONE HOUR long. I do not provide visits shorter than that. WHY? Because in my experience you cannot get to know a pet in 20 or 30 minutes like most petsitters provide. By the time a pet sitter arrives, feeds your pets, washes their food/water dishes, provides fresh water, gives medication, cleans the litter box and locks up, 20 minutes is over! I want to INTERACT and PLAY with your pets (besides doing the standard duties) so they know they can trust me, feel comfortable with me, and I can get to know them. By getting to know your pets, I will be much more in tune with their normal behaviours and health and will notice if one of them is not feeling well, has a lump or a limp, isn't eating or using the bathroom normally, is excessively thirsty, etc. I also want some essential cuddle/one on one time with them, to reassure them that their humans will be home soon and all is well. How is a quick 20 minute visit going to provide a full and proper pet care experience? You will find that my hourly rate is nearly exactly the same as what most pet sitters charge for a quick visit as well, and my full hour of care does NOT include travel time. Your pets get me for a full HOUR. Plus......an hour gives me time to take photos to send to you each day.
HOME CHECKS: Only needing home checks? I will stop by, we can meet, and you can show me around your home and we can discuss your needs. I will take possession of your keys, obtain your security info, have you fill out some paperwork, take notes, and leave you feeling without a worry in the world! A few days before your trip, I will contact you and reconfirm everything and reassure you! While away, I will message you after each visit.
I am FULLY INSURED & BONDED to cover all pet sitting and house checking duties
Pet Sitting: $35 per HOUR LONG visit*
House Checks: $30 - $40 per visit*
*within the immediate Kamloops City Centre.
*No extra charge during holidays except for: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years day, and Easter.
*Pet sitting rates include 4 pets: $5 extra per pet per visit if more than four pets (this does not include fish or small mammals like hamsters!)
*An additional charge per hour for pet sitting or per visit for home checks is added to my above mentioned rate if you are outside my regular service area due to increased time, gasoline prices, etc.
NO EXTRA CHARGE to administer medications, feed fish, or nail clipping (if possible) during visit.
I'm sorry but I do not pet sit for reptiles (I will consider small lizards)
There is the possibility I can provide 2 visits per day if need be depending on availability, time of year and your location.
$30 additional charge for bathing a small dog during visit. $15 extra per small dog.
There will be a $50 excessive cleaning fee added if, when I arrive, the litter box has not been properly/regularly cleaned before my arrival, food/water dishes and trays are already very dirty, pet bedding is excessively dirty, etc. Please make sure things are ready for me. Unfortunately, I have had to make this a policy.
I do not clean large fish aquariums but am happy to feed your fish!
Lastly, remember that I am a PROFESSIONAL PET SITTER. I come to your home to give your sweet critters the best of love and care while you are away. I am not a landscaper or lawn mower, nor do I do yardwork, laundry (unless pet related), run non-pet related errands, drop off parcels, pick up groceries, do non pet-related housework, etc. My entire focus is on your pets and the security of your home! :-)
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!
Method of Payment? Cash (preferred), Cheque or Etransfer.
*Please note I am currently not able to provide overnight visits*
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!