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I offer unique animal care services. Animals have been a large part of my heart my entire life. As a child and now an adult I've raised and loved many pets ranging from rodents to reptiles, fish, cats (and several litters of kittens), and dogs (puppies included, as well as special needs, rescues and senior dogs) chickens and geese. I have in depth, hands on personal experience with animals that have a history of abuse, neglect and maltreatment. My educational degrees and employment history are in clinical medicine and psychology with human patients but a few changes in life have led me to work mainly with animals. I have dedicated the last seven years to fostering animals, working in various pet stores and working on health care in a different aspect; my own. Why would someone with a medical and psychology background leave it to work with animals?! My body cannot keep up with physical demands of the 24/7, 365, 90mph medical field anymore. My passion has always been advocacy; human or other creature. EVERY living being needs an advocate and a friend. I can control the demands of my body working for myself so I can be the much needed animal advocate and friend! Your animals will be treated like they are my own. (And mine are extremely spoiled and very well trained/behaved.)
I live in downtown Minneapolis and was raised in a nearby suburb. My knowledge of the area is extensive. I can offer walks catered to your animals needs; distance, amount of shade, grassy areas versus sidewalks, etc. I can provide a leash, harness, soil bags and treats (if encouraged) appropriate to your pets size and walking needs. I have a collection of leads and leashes I use and rotate through; i'm a bit particular. 🤷♀️. I can provide picture and video updates on their day. I love being outside just as much as they do, so it will always be fun!!
About My Services
House Sitting: $30 per night starting. I'm comfortable taking care of dogs who are: small (1-15 lbs), medium (15-40 lbs), large (41-100 lbs), giant (100+ lbs) permitting my well trained, dog friendly dog can accompany. **I can offer pet sitting short term in YOUR home. My lease does not provide for extra canine or feline friends in my home. (Some small reptiles and fish tanks would be approved for sitting and boarding if you can transport.) I can also include light cleaning with house stays if requested in advance with written order and deposit for requested services. (Light bathrooms, kitchen, garbages, dusting, windows, flooring, vacuum etc. Can be discussed further. Cleaning supplies can be provided or you may provide.)
Drop-In Visits: $25 per visit starting. 30 minute, dog dedicated visit. I'm comfortable taking care of dogs who are: small (1-15 lbs), medium (15-40 lbs), large (41-100 lbs), giant (100+ lbs). **I can also include light cleaning with drop-in visits if requested in advance with written order and deposit for requested services. (Light bathrooms, kitchen, garbages, dusting, windows, flooring, vacuum etc. Can be discussed further. Cleaning supplies can be provided or you may provide.)
Dog Walking: $20 per walk. I'm comfortable taking care of dogs who are: small (1-15 lbs), medium (15-40 lbs), large (41-100 lbs), giant (100+ lbs).
**exact distance of walk may vary based on weather conditions and dog condition. Optimal time is 30-45 minutes; approximately two miles. If a canine is showing signs of heat exhaustion or lethargy walk may be ended sooner but animal will still receive full length loving care, just catered to their needs a little better. I wouldn't expect my grandma to keep up the same pace as a toddler. Animals need the same respect. If requested I can GPS the walk for your information. All dogs will be walked alone or possibly with my dog if they get along. I prefer "single family" dog walks but will accommodate as needed. Meaning, if you have two dogs in your family that need walks they will be walked together but your dog and the stranger dog of neighbor down the hall will be walked separately. I prefer to devote my whole hearted attention to my clients one on one.
Poop clean up: starting $30. Seriously, who enjoys picking up poop in the yard? No one I know. But, it needs to be done to keep our planet (and carpets) clean and to keep us and our beloved pets healthy. Got a dirty job? Send me a message to discuss details.
Aquarium cleaning/feedings/set up: Aquatic and reptile:
Starting at $5 per feeding
Starting at $20 per aquarium maintenance cleaning. Supplies included.
Starting at $45 for aquarium start-up; minimum size 1 gallon. Supplies NOT included. Are you leaving town for a while and don't have any reliable friends to check on your less common pets? I can do that! Don't feel like cleaning your fish tank this time around? No worries, I LOVE cleaning fishy tanks! Have a reptile that everyone else is afraid to clean or feed while you're gone? I got you covered. Want to set up a fish tank but not sure where to start?? I can help with everything from design to shopping, set up, prep and see you through the entire process start to finish. (**Prices vary based on size and type of tank (saltwater or freshwater), extent of job (basic plastic decor or live rocks, planted plants etc.) and overall amount of hours dedicated. Please ask for references! (I'm awaiting some more aquarium photos from clients but still post a few I have.)
Do you have other animal care needs in mind? Just ask! I have probably done it and would be willing to do it again! Thank you!
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