Pets Stay Home flier June 2011
Even though it seems as if summer will never get here, that shouldn’t stop anyone from taking a sunny vacation for a few days or weeks out of the Willamette Valley ‘Forever-April’ climate.
That’s where I come in and assure you that your energetic dogs, elderly cats and spring chickens will enjoy the best care while you’re finding the sunshine, because I can see to their needs and keep them out of a cramped and noisy boarding situation. Not only would they miss you, but they are stuck in a wire cage with a bunch of strangers.
Some friends or neighbors might not do chickens, and may agree to just feed your dog and cat, but—-what about reliable medication and slow walks for elderly dogs? Watering your raised beds and feeding the koi? Cleaning the goat pen and chicken coop during your two week trip to Thailand?
Being a full-time PSU grad student and Portland resident with pets of my own, I have been able to arrange clients with classwork in a way that allows me to have the flexibility to meet the animals’ schedules. If there’s any doubt that I can accommodate your pet’s needs, I will tell you right away so you have time to make other arrangements.
Here’s a look at my suggested rates:
30 minute dogwalk or daytime check-in $10
Cat, dog, chicken, goat, fish care includes:
feeding, walking, playing, cleaning up $25/day
if medication is needed $30/day
Garden, yard, plant watering, coop cleaning, yard mowing $20/day
Combo package $35-40/day
Combo package with medication $45/day
Driving beyond inner PDX $ 5/day
So leaving the two cats and your dog at the boarders will cost———$$$$
Paying the neighbor teen to water and mow———$$
Replacing the dried-out flowers and burned-out garden———–$$$
The folks who have hired and relied on me over the years to take care of their animals and homes can answer any questions you may have, and offered to provide recommendations to assist me in expanding my services. If you and your pets have special needs, I’m happy to discuss those with you and determine if I can meet those requirements. I’ve spent my entire life around animals, rescued pets, and support the ethical and humane treatment of animals, including farm animals. If you’re traveling with phone or internet access, I’m happy to call or email updates.
Consider calling or emailing me when making your plans to be away—short trips, weekends, holidays, vacations, whatever!