FUR SURE!
Pet Sitting Service / Rates
Leominster MA 01453
Phone: 978-840-8578
Email: info@fursure.net
PLEASE NOTE:
NEW SERVICE POLICY FOR NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY  
PLEASE READ ABOVE "CAMERA'S"
DOWN BELOW
SERVICE  AREA: For In Your Home Visits
Leominster, Fitchburg & Lunenburg
& Parts of Sterling & Westminster
Dog Boarding Customers ("Doggie VaCay" - see below) are accepted from any location.
(from the service area above or outside the service area)


VACATION PET SITTING: (in your home)
See prices down below under "RATES"
Attention:  
Please see my new service policy for all new customers (to the right)
1-2 weeks(or more) Vacation Pet Sits
WeekendGetaways/Business Trips
There is a
(5) pet sit minimum for new customers
(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. 30-45 minute visit.
For cats: includes feeding, scooping litter boxes, petting/playing if friendly
and like affection/attention, brushing, some
house services such as watering
plants or small gardens, putting trash out, opening and closing curtains and
blinds. Administering medication
(no injections).
(3) visits per day for Dogs:   For the Best Care.  
I will visit your pup(s):  Morning - Mid-day - Evening
Visits are 30-45 minutes.
(see vacation special deal below for 3 visits)
I feel that two visits per day simply isn't the best possible care for a dog left alone for a long
duration such as a vacation.
There is too much of a gap in between visits and its a very long day to
ask your dog to "hold it".  Plus, they like the company and exercise that a pet sitter provides.  
The first and last days of service may be less visits depending on the time you leave and arrive
home.  House visits include feeding, exercise, poop pick up, lots of affection and attention (of
course!). Administering medication. House services mentioned above apply to dog visits.  

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).

I have a (3) Day Minimum for new customers for this service.
Prices are 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.
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.  Drop off time starts at 9 a.m. (check to see if
earlier availability if needed)
Pick up Days: Dogs can be picked up starting at 9 a.m.  

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
minute requests.  
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). Boarding dogs 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 up for anymore)      
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).
This would be for visits to your home or mine.
A 2nd visit charge would apply.
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
Prices are for IN YOUR HOME visits.
Dogs, Cats and other small pets:
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  

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.

NOTE:  PRICE IS BASED ON MILEAGE ABOVE. Keep in mind that mileage is     
priced for one way only. The actual visit is double that in mileage. Certain
area's I travel to are slightly higher priced based on travel time each way.  
Some area's are simply very time consuming to get to due to congested
traffic routes and several traffic lights along the way. These area's
are priced accordingly and will be quoted.  

                                          
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


2 Cat Visits Per Day:
$5.00 off 2nd visit  (visits are 30 - 45 minutes)

On days when only 1-2 visits are needed for dogs
or only one visit is needed for a cat, the regular
price per visit will be charged.
 
REFERENCES:  
Are available upon request after the Free Meet and Greet.
I must meet the potential customer in person before I give out personal
reference information.
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
advance,
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)