***Now booking through October 2017***
Hello Pet Parents!
My name is Jen Mills and I am a 26 year old student at IU studying Business Administration and Psychology. I am taking courses entirely online, so I have plenty of time to devote to taking care of your dog(s)/cat(s) in my home or yours. I adore animals and have worked with over 80 dogs during the past 4 years. I spend most of my time at home, so your dog(s) will be my top priority when they come to stay with me. I have a beautiful, fenced-in backyard with a few shady areas, equipped with tennis balls and frisbees. The dogs love having a large open space where they can run free yet avoid getting dirty. It is the ideal place to play!
MORE ABOUT ME: I am looking forward to finishing my Psychology degree this spring and will continue to work on my Business Administration degree before pursuing a Masters degree. I am a very driven student and look forward to being able to give back to the world upon completing my education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, reading, staying active, playing piano, and attending church. I love learning new things, especially related to health. I am a people and pet person and truly enjoy making new connections via my pet sitting business!
EXPERIENCE: I have worked with over 80 different dogs, several cats, bunnies, fish, a pig, a bearded dragon, and a turtle! I am extremely flexible, reliable, patient, and passionate when it comes to providing top notch care for your furry friends! I strive to be the very best! Look no further if you are seeking a professional, committed pet sitter who will go the extra mile and then some!
I have a great deal of experience providing overnight and daycare services in my own home as well as traveling to the homes of pet parents. I am extremely neat and tidy and always clean up after myself. I have provided regular walking services for many dogs and am presently accepting new check-in and walking clients!
I have experience with everything from puppies to elderly dogs! I have assisted in training, light grooming (basic trims/bathing/brushing/clipping nails), managing moderate-severe separation anxiety, administering multiple medications, administering eye drops and ear drops, trips to the vet, as well as caring for existing injuries and dogs recovering from surgery. I am always seeking to learn new skills!
I am a master at cleaning up messes of all sorts but work to prevent them as much as possible! I am a very clean, organized, and detail oriented person!
COMMUNICATION: For security purposes, I will only be able to communicate via the Dog Vacay messaging interface until an official meet and greet has been booked. After establishing a secure connection, we can proceed to communicate via your preferred method of contact. Thank you for understanding!
I am available to provide care in either my home or yours.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CARE IN MY HOME:
-Potty trained (no exceptions)
-Must be at least 1 year of age
-Up to date on shots
-Leash trained (if seeking walks)
-Heart worm preventative
GENERAL INQUIRIES: This is the best way to contact me. You can expect a response typically within 30 minutes and in no more than 3 hours. Communication is my top priority! I strive to be as prompt as possible!
-Description of pet's character and basic routine
-Any special needs
-Dates seeking care
-Location of care: Your home or my home
-Type of service: overnight care, daycare, check-ins, walks
-Your approximate location if seeking care in your own home
Feel free to send me an inquiry regarding pricing! Here are my guidelines for services not already specified on my listing:
-Overnight approximately 24 hour period: $50
*Note: Includes around the clock care for your dog with photo updates in the AM and PM. Includes whatever is considered standard for your dog's routine--feeding, playtime, and lots of love and attention! If seeking care in your own home, you may simply want a few check-ins per day (typically 3) while you are away, although I am available to stay overnight. Simply let me know what service best fits your needs!
-Short Daycare less than 4 hours: $30
-Daycare up to 8 hours: $35
-Long Daycare, over 8 hours: $40
-Check-in at your home (30 minutes): $20
-Check-in with short walk (45 minutes): $25
HOLIDAY FEE: Additional 15% total Vacay cost
TRAVEL FEE: In order to compensate for wear and tear on my vehicle as well as gas, all clients seeking care in their home will be asked to pay an additional 30% of their total Vacay price. This will be added in to the custom quote.*
*Why this additional charge?
I'm glad you asked! Things to consider: As you may know, hosts are required to give back 15% of their earnings to Dog Vacay for insurance purposes and other benefits related to the website, like the 24/7 help hotline and veterinary costs. Additional considerations include paying taxes, time, gas, as well as vehicle maintenance/wear and tear incurred while driving back & forth to my own home in order to care for my own pets. Thank you for taking the time to read and understand!
MEET & GREETS
I require meet and greets at least 1 week prior to your first Vacay; however, please understand that until your Vacay is booked, I will be unable to reserve your spot. I encourage my clients to schedule meet and greets as soon as possible after reaching out to me, even if your Vacay dates are still a ways off. We can always meet again briefly prior to the dates you are seeking care to review and update any information regarding your pet.
If you are seeking care on short notice, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Although my availability is more guaranteed with advance notice, I am occasionally available on short notice. In these cases, meet and greets may not realistic, and I am happy to talk with you over the phone.
During the meet and greet, we will go over paperwork to ensure all your dog's needs are covered. We will review my pamphlet regarding pricing and standard of care. I strive to provide my clients with the most professional, complete services.
Upon a meet and greet, I will send you a custom quote for your Vacay as discussed during our meeting. Quotes must be accepted within 48 hours, otherwise I will not be able to hold your spot.
I look forward to meeting and working with you! Please do not hesitate to message me with any questions or comments! I am committed to communicating with my clients in a timely, appropriate manner.
Thank you for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from you!
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