Cats. Dogs. Elderly Pets. Horses. Menageries.
-One or two visits per day with an emphasis on
communing, listening, bird watching, faucet drinking,
brushing, lolling, playing: I...saw...that...string...MOVE!!!
bat bat bat. And...I...smell...CATNIP!! and laptime, chest time or
NOTE: For those who don't like to be touched, long periods of loving blinking can be arranged (or short ones--depending...)
For those who do not like to be looked at at first-- I promise I won't look!
Price $15. per visit
The 3 visits a Day Option:
-Morning visit includes breakfast and a walk/play time in the early morning
-Midafternoon visit includes a good walk (or stroll for the elderly), a meal, and an assurance that "I'll be back soon."
-Before Bedtime visit includes a walk, a snack, and some quiet visiting time.
The Frequent Check-ins Option:
(the "Are you here AGAIN?!" option)
At LEAST 4 drop-in visits throughout the day and evening of a mix of short and long durations. All long enough that your dog feels cared for and loved each time. Sometimes this option is a good one for crated dogs!
Car rides considered
for the lonely or bored
A menagerie at your house? GREAT!!
Price: Dependent on the tasks and time involved. I do not charge by the number of animals
Special Care For the Elderly and Infirm
They are our TREASURED companions.
The ones who have been with us through thick and thin.
And often now sometimes they need us most!
We've taken them through knee surgeries, kidney disease, pancreatic cancer, tooth extractions, baffling diseases that have drained our bank accounts irreparably to diagnose and treat...and they have deserved every cent and every minute of worry and concern and heartache.
And now we have to go away for a day, (oh no!) a weekend, a week and know they need SPECIAL CARE.
I've had personal experience with lots of illnesses and care and recovery regimens with our furry family members. I am a vigilant caregiver.
Price: We will be fair to each other and work something out that considers the time and tasks involved.
My motto is Safety First
I offer walks on a leash in the neighborhood!
A walk on the leash in your neighborhood can be awfully fun, interesting, exciting and informative to your dog. She will be able, by smell, to catch up on all the goings on in her neighborhood!
That brown and black dog 2 doors down? He leaves her messages each time he goes out! (it's called pee mail)
Within the last hour? The mailman walked up this walk, and this walk, and this walk!
That grey cat who taunts her through the fence? That's him right now under the big car with his friends!
Someone dropped a portion of their lunch by the curb yesterday? She might be able to snag it quickly if her human is distracted!
Sometimes the best walk of the whole year is spent nose to the ground, in one spot, in your neighborhood!
Leash walks are also wonderful for dogs who don't really care for other dogs.
Price $20. per walk
The queen walking her dogs
Princess Nefi , Concord
Missy and her kid, "Can't You Tell" (Telly)--also known as "Watch Your Buttons!"- Pepperell
I've taken care of horses in boarding barns and backyard barns and breeding barns since 1985 in Concord, Stow, Pepperell and Bolton.
I think we all know..there's nothing that soothes the soul as much as taking good care of a horse. They are wonderful creatures, and also very delicate. The horse care skill set is unique and I feel lucky to have been able to keep honing it throughout the years.
I am offering:
feeding, turn out, stall cleaning, blanketing and
whatever you need for them to be safe and happy while you're away
Price: Whatever seems right for the job.
I do not charge by the animal.