Pet Sitting Service / Rates
Leominster MA 01453
Phone: 978-840-8578
"New Service Policy for New Customers" below.
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: (Visits in your home)
See prices down below under "RATES"
Please see my new service policy regarding camera's for all new customers (to the right)
1-2 weeks(more or less) Vacation Pet Sits
WeekendGetaways/Business Trips
There is a
(5) pet sit minimum for new customers (a total of 5 visits).
Applies for IN YOUR HOME visits/no limit thereafter/single visits available with a contract.
Advanced 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.
Sorry, I do not board cats in my home.  In Your home visits only.
For cats: includes feeding, fresh water, scooping litter boxes,
(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
(no injections). Driveways should be plowed out after snowstorms for access.
I can shovel the stairway (minimum shoveling by pet sitter)
(3)visits per day for Dogs: For the Best Care I only offer (3) visits per day for dogs.
If you require more than (3) visits, I offer a (4th) visit @ $5.00 off.  This is a tuck in/last visit.
I will visit your pup(s):  Early Morning,  Mid-Day  & in the Evening for a total of (3) Visits per day.
First 2 visits @ 45 minutes and last visit @ 30 min.
(see vacation special deal below / right for  4 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 will only book for dogs at 3 visits a day minimum.
Your Dog will Thank You........
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
attention (if friendly to accept it), administering medication if needed and any of the
House Services  listed above.  Driveways should be plowed out after snowstorms for access.

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 and/or 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 and picked up that same day).
I also do not do offer over night / sleep over service at the customers home.
NOTE: I have a (3) Day Minimum for Doggie VaCay.
Priced for three full days of service. Price is per day.  If you need less
time I will come to your home for in home Visits (within my pet sit

Prices are charged Per Calender Day for Doggie VaCay
Priced for each day of the week that is reserved for your dog.  
The first day of service for a new dog is a full day charge.  Once a customer then the first
day price depends on time of drop off. Last Day priced by pick up time.
A minimum applies per day.  
NOTE:  Weekends: (Saturday and Sunday) is a full day charge after 4 p.m. (for pickup)
Price will be adjusted 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 your dog(s).  
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
minute requests.  
Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, on flea control, socialized and
house trained. House trained to their business outside only.
I will need to have a copy of your dogs Rabies Certificate to keep on file.
Dogs 6 months and up accepted for this service.
Dogs (6) months up to 1 year should be properly house trained.
If your dog isn't quite there yet,
a $5.00 per day surcharge will apply due to
extra time, care and clean up.  Young dogs also need extra supervision.

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).
Dogs from the same owner /  household per contract.
One Dog:      $40.00 per calendar day
Two Dogs:   $50.00 per calendar day
(any surcharges for young dogs/seniors are in addition to price)
Sorry, I do not offer overnight service/sleep overs at a customers home
or Dog Day Care (when dogs are dropped off for a single afternoon only)
PET SITTING HOURS: (for Pets / Pet Visits to your home)
7 days per week.
Visits start @ 6 a.m. -  9 p.m. (last visit @ 9 p.m.).
16 hours of availability per day to schedule a visit.
Office hours differ from my pet sit hours. Please Note:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  (10 hours per day of availability).
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (3 hours)  
Phone calls after 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday will be returned the following day
starting at 9 a.m. Calls are returned on Sunday from 9 a.m - 12:00 only.
Phone calls on Sunday after 12:00 p.m. will be returned on Monday.
If I miss a call, please leave a message with best time for me to call you back
within the office hours listed above.  

I am only accepting new customers for the following:
(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) or,
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.     
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 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!   
Dog friendly downstairs
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.
Only the first meet and 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.
PRICES START AT $20.00 PER VISIT.  (see vacation deal on right side)
Prices are typically based on distance one way from my house to yours.
However, in Certain area's the price may be slightly higher depending on drive time involved
due to heavy traffic / congested routes. I will quote a price for certain locations.

LOCAL:  UP TO 4 MILES:   $20.00      (Visits are 30 - 45 minutes)

OVER 4 MILES - 6 MILES:     $21.00

OVER 6 MILES - 7 MILES:     $22.00

OVER 7 MILES - 8 MILES:     $23.00  
8-9 miles =$24
(or, quoted price) and 9-10 miles = $25 (or, quoted price)
Longer distance visits are more time consuming due to extra travel time. Max travel: 10 miles
Prices are for 2 dogs OR up to 4 cats / (other pets, please inquire)

over 2 dogs:  add $5.00 per dog per visit   
over 4 cats:    add $2.00 per cat per visit

Price depends of what the pet sit entails and time involved.
Vacation Special Deal:
If (4) visits are needed.

$5.00 off last visit of the day (tuck in visit)
First three visits @ 45  minutes
last visit (tuck in) @ 30 minutes
(last visit @ 8 or 9 p.m )  

I have a (3) visit minimum for dogs for in your home.
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.   
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
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, Easter, 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.
Way back in 2005,
with my beloved Chaz  
Please Note:
February is full - March 8th
Next opening: March 9th
Doggie VaCay Service is filled: 4/17-4/25.
Pet sits to your home available 4/17-4/25
No Openings: Memorial Weekend: 5/20 - 5/26
No Openings: June 28th - July 8th
No Openings: Labor Day Holiday Weekend