I am currently a full-time zookeeper at Riverbanks Zoo (I work with elephants, giraffes, and a few other species!) and I am a current pet parent to two loving rescue dogs. Though my career revolves around exotic animal care, I have experience with domestics as well, other than just as pets: I have worked as a Kennel Technician at a high volume no-kill animal shelter (basically providing all aspects of dog care- all breeds & all personalities), and I volunteered at the Humane Society while in college. I also have experience with birds, reptiles & amphibians (through a past zookeeper position) and horses (through zookeeping and as a volunteer at Walk On Farm assisting with cleaning, tack & groom, and lessons for children with disabilities). With all of my animal care experience you can rest assured that your pets will have the best care possible while you are at work/vacation/or otherwise unable to give them the attention they deserve! Please feel free to contact me for a meet and greet with you and your pet(s)!
PET CARE IN YOUR HOME: Let your pet stay in the comfort of their own home while you are away! Generally visits and/or walks are available in the early AM, evening, and before bed for approximately 1 hour each, unless longer visits or overnights are requested. Each visit will try to follow your pet's normal routine as closely as possible with feedings, potty breaks, and play/cuddle time. "Nightly rate" covers 24 hours of care - at least 3 visits are guaranteed. I also offer services for cats, and other animals - please inquire for rates!
Normal Rate: $40 per 24 hrs (3-4 visits)
Overnights: additional $5 per night
Additional Dogs: additional $10 per dog
Travel Fee: additional $5 per day if over 15 miles
A La Carte Visits: $15 per visit
BOARDING/PET CARE IN MY HOME: Meet & Greet required at least 24 hrs in advance of booking. As I have two dog of my own (they both get along/tolerate all dogs) your dog must also be dog-friendly! All breeds & sizes accepted and no crating necessary! Because I do work a full-time job your dog must be comfortable being left alone for at least 6 hours (I can come home during lunch for a potty break). When I am not at work, the rest of the time I will be home with the dogs!
Normal Rate: $25 per 24 hrs
Additional Dogs: $20 per dog
Puppy Rate (under 1 yr old): $35 per 24 hrs
References available upon request.
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