|SERVICE AREA: For In Your Home Pet Sitting Visits
Leominster, Fitchburg & Lunenburg
& Parts of Sterling & Westminster
See info on Doggie VaCay below (for private boarding). I have no service area
restrictions with this service. Dogs can live in or outside of the above service area.
VACATION PET SITTING: (in your home)
See prices down below under "RATES"
Please see my new service policy for all new customers (to the right)
1-2 weeks(or more) Vacation Pet Sits
There is a (5) pet sit minimum for new customers (a total of 5).
(applies for IN YOUR HOME visits/no limit thereafter/single visits available with a contract.
Advance notice appreciated).
(1) visit per day minimum for cats or other small pets
I do not provide every other day visits. Visits last 30-45 minutes.
For cats: includes feeding, fresh water, scooping litter boxes, petting/playing
(if friendly and like affection and attention), brushing and some House Services such
as watering plants or small gardens, putting trash out, opening and closing
curtains and blinds, bringing in mail and administering medication (no
injections). Driveways should be plowed out after snowstorms for access. I shovel stairways.
(3) visits per day for Dogs: For the Best Care.
I will visit your pup(s): Early Morning, Mid-Day & in the Evening for a total of Three Visits per day.
First 2 visits @ 45 minutes and last visit @ 30 min. (see vacation special deal below for 3 visits)
I feel that two visits a day is a very long stretch to ask your dog to "hold it". There is an 11 hour
gap between two visits per day. I used to offer only two visits but it never felt right and that is
why I no longer offer it. I discount the third visit for this reason.
The first and last days of service might be less than (3) visits depending on the time you leave
and arrive home. House visits include feeding, exercise, poop pick up, lots of affection and
(if friendly to accept it), administering medication if needed and any of the House Services listed
Doggie VaCay: no service area restriction with this service
In my home Family Style Boarding for dogs (prices below)
Lots of attention with this option. They are part of the family.
Dogs go for walks, hikes or just relax. We go to dog parks or just rides in the
car with me when I have to go somewhere. Whatever the dog prefers.
Sorry, I do not board cats and do not provide Doggy Daycare Services
(The service where dogs are dropped off for the day only).
NOTE: I have a (3) Day Minimum for new customers for this service.
The price for 1st time customers is for three full days of service.
Prices are charged Per Calender Day
Priced for each day of the week that is reserved for your dog.
First day and Last day price depends on time of drop off and pick up. A minimum applies.
Execption: Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) is a full day charge if picked up after 4 p.m.
Price will be adjusted slightly if picked up before 4 p.m. and is based on pick up time.
Weekends are considered premium days for service. My weekend is reserved for service.
A first time dog customer should be dropped off earlier in the day if possible. Dogs need time to
settle in and acclimate to their new surrounding.
Pick up Days: Dogs can be picked up starting at 9 a.m. (an earlier time can be arranged if available)
Please! For new Customers. Try to plan in advance for this type of service
to ensure availability for the dates needed and to allow enough time in
advance for a meet and greet.
An upfront meet and greet is mandatory and is difficult to schedule for last
Adult dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, on flea control, socialized
and house trained.
I will need to have a copy of your dogs Rabies Certificate to keep on file.
A puppy will be exempt from most requirements above.
Dogs (6) months up to 1 year should be house trained.
If your dog isn't quite there yet, a $5.00 per day surcharge will apply.
Puppies under 6 months of age, a $5.00 per day surcharge will apply. A lot of
extra time, care and clean up is involved with very young dogs. Young dogs
need extra supervision.
SENIOR DOGS WELCOME!
I have an enormous soft spot for older dogs.
(a $5.00 per day surcharge may be added, depending on level of care)
I'm Sorry but I can't accept dogs with high anxiety issues.
I have to be able to leave the house for visits and can't risk
any destruction to my home if a dog acts out.
Price for Doggie VaCay (your dog stays with me)
One Dog: $40.00 per calendar day
Two Dogs: $50.00 per calendar day
(any surcharges for puppies/seniors are in addition to price)
FULLY INSURED THROUGH PET SITTERS ASSOCIATES.
PET TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE & INSURED
PET FIRST AID CERTIFIED.
BUSINESS CERTIFICATE WITH CITY OF LEOMINSTER.
IN BUSINESS SINCE 2005
|PET SITTING HOURS (in your home)
7 days per week.
Starting @ 6 a.m. with last visit at 9 p.m.
Cat pet sits start at 8/9 a.m.
Preferably morning hours for cat visits if one visit is needed.
NEW SERVICE POLICY FOR NEW CUSTOMERS:
I am only accepting new customers for the following:
(New Policy does not apply to long standing customers)
1). Dogs stay with me in my home (see Doggie Vacay below on left)
2). Visits to homes with indoor alarm systems / key pad alarm
(the type that can be monitored is no problem. I'll be there on time)
Visits to homes with no indoor alarm systems / key pad alarms
3). Visits to homes with outdoor surveillance camera's
(or,camera's inside facing entrance/exit doors).
(It's the hidden or in your face camera's I'm just not comfortable with)
4.) No Camera's (Like the good old days. Misty water colored memories....)
I'm sorry, but I no longer wish to pet sit in homes with inside camera's
(I call it my camera phobia or perhaps just "camera shy" READ BELOW)
CAMERA'S! (OY ! The Bane of My Existence ) READ NEW POLICY ABOVE
I still love working with all animals and thankfully the animals stay the same.
I started Fur Sure! Pet Sitting Service in of 2005 and never anticipated this.
The problem is I come from a lower tech lifestyle and this business has changed a lot due to the
rapid pace of technology. I am not a fan of indoor surveillance camera's and am changing how I
do business because of it. At a great loss. There is nothing unscrupulous about it. There is no
underlying motive for this beyond discomfort.
In Home Surveillance simply makes me extremely uncomfortable and takes something away
from the pet interaction on a personal level. The dynamics of my enjoyable service have
changed due to the influx of cameras, hidden or otherwise. The feeling of being "monitored" or
"observed", especially secretively - It's just not for me. Camera's turn me into a Robot.
I do understand that people want to protect their homes and it's just the world we now live in.
At my house we have 16 outdoor camera's!. It's nuts. All are placed outside with posted signs.
Again, the world we now live in forces us to equip ourselves with camera's.
I've always enjoyed my Pet Sitting business, however, it has been a huge challenge dealing with
the "trust" issue over the years. Honestly, it's disheartening.
It doesn't matter if a customer has read great reviews, heard superb references or referrals.
A pervasive lack of trust is inherent and will always exist in this type of service.
Please try to have faith in your Pet Sitter, it is our business to be honest, punctual and to
take great care of your pets.
Untrustworthy or unreliable sitters just don't last long in business. And that is Fur Sure!
See NEW SERVICE POLICY for NEW CUSTOMERS above.
||Dog friendly downstairs
|FREE INITIAL VISIT TO MEET YOU AND YOUR PETS
PLease Note: if the first free initial visit for a dog(s) is very far in advance to the first
service date, for my safety, a 2nd visit may be requested closer to the date of service,
depending on the dog(s). Also, if a 2nd meet is greet is required for any reason,
the 2nd meet and greet is chargeable. You may request the 2nd meet or it may be my
suggestion. Just the first meet/greet is free This is for visits to your home or mine.
|ADDITIONAL VISITS: When a service agreement is not completed on the |
initial visit and a second visit is needed, second visits are charged the pet
sitting rate for that visit. If it's in my home, the 2nd visit is charged the minimum.
|RATES: (FOR IN YOUR HOME VISITS)
PRICES START AT $20.00 PER VISIT. (see vacation deal on right side)
prices are based on distance one way from my house to yours
LOCAL: UP TO 4 MILES: $20.00
OVER 4 MILES - 6 MILES: $21.00
OVER 6 MILES - 7 MILES: $22.00
OVER 7 MILES - 8 MILES: $23.00
OVER 8 MILES: ADD $1.00 PER MILE
Prices are for 2 dogs OR up to 4 cats / (other pets, please inquire)
over 2 dogs: add $2.00 per dog per visit
over 4 cats: add $1.00 per cat per visit
I WILL GIVE A QUOTE FOR FAMILIES WITH A MIXED PET FAMILY
Price depends of what the pet sit entails and time involved.
||Vacation Special Deal:
3 Dog Visits Per Day
(morning, mid-day and evening visits to your home)
$5.00 off last visit of the day (tuck in visit)
First two visits @ 45 minutes
last visit (tuck in) @ 30 minutes
If you would like a longer visit for the evening visit,
the regular price per visit applies.
On the first or last day of a vacation or getaway you
may need less than (3)visits, depending on time of
departure and return. (3) visits equal a full day away.
Are available upon request after the Free Meet and Greet.
I must meet the potential customer in person before I give out personal
We both have to agree on if it's the right fit or not up front.
Any reference handed out is sure to be positive as well. People agree to be
references when they have something good to say. To see some reviews in
GOOGLE: Pet Sitters in Leominster, MA. Fur Sure Pet Sitting will come up
under a google link. Some of these reviews are written by my references.
This is a preliminary reference of sorts before even meeting and is a good
indication of my service. Sorry, I'm just trying to spare my references from
excess calls and to protect their privacy.
|HOLIDAYS: $5.00 surcharge per visit (2 visit max charge)
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and
Labor Day. $5.00 per day/Boarding
|A $5.00 surcharge applies to (2) visits total on the Holidays listed (on left). If you have over (2)
visits scheduled to your home only TWO visits will be surcharged for the Holiday.
A $5.00 surcharge per day for Dog Boarding in my home applies for the Holidays listed.
|WHILE YOU'RE LIVING IT UP CARE: A single (or two) visit(s). This |
service is for contracted customers. If you want to go somewhere for the
day and need a visit or two so you can enjoy the day and not be rushed to
get home. Maybe the Beach or Patriots! Or, Skiing? What ever takes you
away for a day..... I can help you out.
|KEY PICK UP/DROP OFF FEE: If a copy of the key is not given on the initial visit and I return |
to pick it up. And/Or, if you want me to hold onto the key after the last visit I will then drive back
to return the key once you are home. $5.00 - $15.00 depending on location.
|Brenda and Chaz
Circa 2005 (1st year in Biz)