Free No-Obligation Consultation for Pet Care
PAWS provides a free no-obligation consultation meeting so that I can meet you and your pet(s), and gather all the information required to provide the best care for them. I offer a variety of service options and time frames so that you can customize your care schedule to meet your pet(s) needs. Your consultation is a no obligation evaluation but is required, along with a signed service agreement (see link below), before pet-sitting services can begin. Give me a call at (203) 464-6380 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your consultation today!
Dog Walking, Potty & Play, and Metropark Hikes
Proper exercise and play is an important part of a dog's healthy lifestyle. Dogs, like people, need an outlet for their energy. If they don’t get that outlet, your dog may find one for itself and you probably won’t like whatever they choose. Excessive jumping, pacing, barking, aggressive play, chewing, and destroying things around the house may all be signs that your dog is not getting enough activity during its day. A midday walk, or hike at a Cleveland Metropark on nice day can help reduce unwanted behavior or just give your best friend a fun afternoon by providing some love, exercise, fresh air, and mental stimulation. Note that there is an additional $2 charge for walking three or more dogs at the same time.
For young puppies who are still learning to "hold it" or for older dogs whose bladders may not be as strong as they once were, a short midday Potty & Play visit allows them the bathroom break they need to stay comfortable and be a proud member of your home. I guarantee that providing your dog with a midday visit while you are at work will not only improve their overall health but also enhance the quality of your relationship with them.
Josie vs. Trashcan
Lola is bored.
In-Home Pet Care, Overnight Stays, and Vacation Packages
Keep your pets happy, healthy, and comfortable at home while you are away. No need to stress them out by boarding them in a strange place – let them stay at home and sleep in their own bed! Each visit includes a dog walk or playtime in a fenced-in yard, all requested care (e.g. food, water, litter boxes, meds), and lots of love and attention. I can also bring in the mail/newspaper, water your plants, and provide crime-deterrent measures such as light or window blind adjustments.
For pet care during vacations, I recommend 3 visits per day for dogs ($50/day package) and one visit per day for cats to keep them happy, comfortable, and safe. I also offer overnight care ($60) where I will come to your home in the evening and give your pets a friend from evening to morning, usually about 8pm-7am.
Home is the happiest and safest place for your pets.
All Kinds of Life
All our pets need care while we are away. I am fully aware and prepared for the unique kind of care required by gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, or any other kind of pet. Cleaning cages, cage/tank temperature and humidity monitoring, feeding, and medications are all services I can provide. I am confident in handling any type of species and will work with you to make sure that I provide the same quality of care for your pet as you do.
Bowie the red-tailed boa constrictor
Your pet needs to go to the groomer, vet, kennel, or obedience/training class but the available appointments conflict with your already busy schedule? You have to get to work before the doggie day-care doors open? Or it’s going to close, and you can't get there in time to avoid an overnight charge? I will pick up your pet(s) and transport them to any location within 20 miles of that address. Now you can schedule your pet’s appointments when they need to be done, not just when you’re available to take them there!
The cost for this service is determined by driving time rather than mileage and is charged for each one-way ride: $15 for up to 15 min or $20 for up to 30 min with $5 for each additional 15 min period. I do require that payment for services rendered at any other business be arranged beforehand.
Regular or routine vet appointments can be a hassle to schedule. You schedule your pet’s appointment during the day and I am happy to can take them so that you don’t have to do it after coming home from work or use your free weekend time! My SUV can accommodate animals of all sizes safely and comfortably.
At the vet, I will discuss any questions or concerns that you may have about your pets and provide detailed notes of the visit. If they need to be left for extended veterinary care, I will work with you to be available to pick them up later. I do ask that you arrange payment with the vet beforehand; most vets will take payment over the phone after services are rendered. The cost for this service is $40.
My care service can help to make your pet's postoperative experience a positive and successful one. I can provide multiple visits, throughout the day, so that you can continue with your normal routine while your pet receives the extra care and attention he or she needs to heal comfortably and completely. I will perform close observation and care of the surgical site, assist with potty breaks, provide transportation to and from veterinarian appointments, apply ice and/or heat, apply massage techniques, and complete rehabilitation exercises, according to your veterinarian's instructions.
Pet or Grocery Store Runs
Did you run out of dog food in the morning and forget to pick up more? Do you need to pick a few things up from the grocery store for dinner but don’t have the time before or after work? I will make a quick run to the store for you and bring the groceries in your kitchen and refrigerator. The cost for this service is $15 plus reimbursement of the items purchased (max $50).
Trained in Pet First-Aid and CPR
Accidents and injuries happen - it's part of life. But by knowing what to do (and what NOT to do) in a pet emergency when every minute counts, I can offer you a great peace of mind knowing that your pets are in good hands.
Holiday Pet Sitting Surcharge
There is an additional charge of $5 for services on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.