Here are the answers to some of
the questions we are asked most frequently. Click on the question
to get the answer below.
Do you provide
service in the cities of Northfield or Owatonna?
Do you provide service a few miles outside
Do you board pets at your home?
Does our pet come to your house or do you
come to our house?
How much does it cost to have you pet sit?
Will you care for pets that are diabetic?
Will you care for elderly pets?
Do you care for hobby farm animals such
as horses, sheep, or chickens?
Will you perform overnight visits
in my home?
you provide service in the cities of Northfield or Owatonna?
Unfortunately no, I do not currently
provide service in Northfield or Owatonna. I've tried to keep
my travel times short and since I live in Faribault driving back
and forth to Northfield or Owatonna two to three times per day
doesn't seem feasible right now. Maybe someday I will hire another
pet sitter to cover the Northfield or Owatonna areas but for now
it's just me.
you provide service a few miles outside of Faribault?
Most of my pet sitting coverage
area is within Faribault city limits, however there are a few
areas outside the boundaries of Faribault that I will cover without
addition charge. Generally, if you live within a mile of city
limits, you may live in my service area. If you live more than
one mile from city limits, it is likely that I either don't cover
your area or will charge an extra $10 per visit to come to your
home. Please give me a call or send me an e-mail if you would
like to know where you fall in my service area. For more details,
please see our Services & Rates
you board pets at your home?
I am unable to board your pets
at my home at this time. Due to the size of my home (small) and
the number of pets I already have we're really all full.
our pet come to your house or do you come to our house?
I come to your house! That way
your pet gets to stay in their own familiar environment which
is comfortable and less stressful for them than changing surroundings.
Also, due to the number of pets I already have in my small house
I can't fit any more!
much does it cost to have you pet sit?
The amount you pay depends on a
number of factors like the type of pet or pets that you have,
the number of pets that you have, and how many times each day
you need me to visit. For instance:
If you have,
3 cats = $15 per visit for first 2 cats + $2 per visit for the
If the cats need one visit per day, your total would be $17 per
If the cats need two visits per day, your total would be $34 per
If you have,
1 dog = $15 per visit
If your dog needs two visits per day, your total would be $30
If your dog needs three visits per day, your total would be $45
I do also charge sales tax which
would be in addition to the charges listed above. For more details
on my pricing please see my Services &
you care for pets that are diabetic?
First, you should know that I have
no current experience with diabetic animals. I've done my homework
and know what is involved in their care and am always willing
to learn. I will not, however, care for diabetic cats as they
are generally much more sensative to their insulin shots and need
to be monitored very closely.
I will consider on a case-by-case
basis caring for diabetic dogs. Your dog can not be recently diagnosed
(within the last year) and must be able to have their shots between
8am and 9pm (these are my business hours). Your dog must be able
to sit calmly for their injections.
For diabetic dog care, I ask that
we schedule a few extra visits before you leave town: one visit
so you can demonstrate giving the insulin shot and I can watch;
a second visit so I can give the insulin shot while you are present;
and at least one more visit where you leave the house and I visit
and give the shot without you home but with you still nearby.
I will charge for these visits even if I don't end up caring for
your pet. In addition to these visits, I may ask that you pay
for 45 minute visits when shots are to be given as opposed to
the standard 30 minute visits. This will allow me to have the
extra time to give your pet their shot and still have time for
the standard exercise, food, and affection given at each visit.
Visits that are 45 minutes long will be charged at a rate of $22.50
you care for elderly pets?
Absolutely! I am always willing
to consider caring for elderly pets or pets with special physical
needs. This will ultimately be decided by you and me after discussing
the pet's needs and determining if my services are a good fit
for your pet's particular situation.
you care for hobby farm animals such as horses, sheep, or chickens?
No, I do not currently care for
farm animals of any kind. I have very limited experience with
farm animals and so do not feel confident that I could give them
the care they deserve to have while you are away.
you perform overnight visits in my home?
No, I do not currently perform