FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SERVICES & SERVICE AREAS

What services do you provide?

Mid-day visit, express care and overnight care.

Do you offer in-home care?

Yes, but on a limited basis. First priority is given to special needs and elderly pets. I prefer to provide overnight care for dogs at my home. I can accommodate 2 pet families at the same time. However if your dog does not socialize with others, let me know at the time of your booking. I have a large fenced-in yard, open basement and are within a mile of Doub’s Meadows Park. Your pet will never be crated unless requested.

What areas do you serve for dog-walking services?

Boonsboro, Middletown, Myersville, and West Frederick

Can a custom visit be arranged?

Absolutely! Just let me know what service(s) you would like, including the number and breed of pets, so that I can provide you with an estimate.

SPECIAL NEEEDS

Can you care for animals with medical requirements and other special needs?

If your pet has special needs, please contact me so I can discuss the best plan for your pet.

ANIMALS WE CARE FOR

What types of animals do you care for?

Dogs, cats, rabbits etc. Sorry, no snakes, spiders, rodents or lizards.

Is there any breed of dog you will not care for?

Only those that express aggressive behavior and/or have a bite history.

Do you assist with farm animals?

As long as one person can handle the tasks, I am willing to help.

Pricing, Payments & Deposits

Do you charge extra for more than one pet?

Yes. I charge $3 per additional pet for mid-day visit and express care services, and $5 for each additional pet for overnight stays at my location. Give me a call for more details.

Is there a deposit required for overnight care?

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance due one week prior to date of service.

What types of payment do you accept?

I accept cash or check. Additional forms of payment may be accepted in the future. Note: There is a $35 fee for returned checks.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

How do you maintain the security of keys, etc.?

Each key is color-coded, tagged alpha-numerically and secured in a locked cabinet. Specific address and personal information is not identifiable.

Are you insured?

Yes, I am insured. More details available within the contract.

Required Vaccinations

Do my dogs require shots before coming to your home?

Yes, you will need to provide certification from your veterinarian that the required shots are current: rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetalla. Canine influenza is optional and at the discretion of your veterinarian.

How far in advance are the shots required?

They must be administered at least a week prior to drop-off. So, plan ahead and schedule your pet’s appointment with the veterinarian as soon as possible.