Services and Rates
Dog walking/running: After spending my adult life working in animal welfare and sheltering, my priority with dog walking is keeping the dogs in our community happy, healthy, and appreciated members of their families. Dogs with an excess of energy can become frustrated, leading to destructive behavior or continuous barking. Taking some time during the day to release this energy in a healthy way, such as walks, runs, or playing ball, allows the dog to relax during times when he can't be physically active. And while dogs enjoy the thrill of experiencing new sights, smells and experiences during their time out, they also gain health benefits (such as cardiovascular and musculoskeletal) from moderate exercise just as humans do. But dog walks and runs aren't just about burning physical energy. Going for walks gives dogs a chance to explore their environment. Allowing dogs to sniff and enjoy the experience is very mentally stimulating for them. For some dogs, this mental exercise has just as strong an impact on them as the physical exercise itself.
Hiking: For the adventuresome dog! There's little better than getting a curious dog out for a long hike. Out in nature, away from all the same old backyard/neighborhood sights and sounds, your dog will truly have a fun adventure. Come home to a happier, healthier, and better-balanced dog!
Pet and Farm Sitting: There are many benefits to forming a relationship with a pet or farm sitter to care for your animals in your absence. Keeping your pets and livestock in their own environment eliminates the stress of moving them to an unfamiliar kennel or boarding facility. When they remain in their home, feeding and bathroom schedules can be followed as usual, and they do not run the risk of being exposed to other animals, which can be stressful and runs the potential of exposing them to disease, fleas and other parasites. I am experienced in administering medications, injections and fluids. In addition to the well-being of your pets, I can also water your plants and flowers, put the trash out, bring in your mail, packages and newspapers and rotate the lights to minimize the appearance that no one is home. Please note that I am not able to offer overnight services in your home at this time.
Meet and Greet: A complimentary meet and greet is required prior to scheduling appointments. This gives us a chance to get to know each other, I can become familiar with the animals and their surroundings, and we can discuss any concerns or special requests you may have. We can work together to create a schedule which can include any mental and/or physical activity you would like your pets to receive in addition to general feeding and caring. This initial introduction will last an average of 20 - 30 minutes.
Services are billed based on time spent. Running is only available in the 15 or 30 minute categories, and there is a $10 increase in the rate for running.
15 minute visit: $15.00
30 minute visit: $20.00
45 minute visit: $23.00
60 minute visit (limited availability): $25.00
Morning: 8:00am - 11:00am
Afternoon: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Evening: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Regretfully, overnight services in your home are not available at this time. After hours visits are limited but sometimes available upon request.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" - Anatole France