Pet Sitting Services:
Before we can provide any care for your pets, we MUST come to your house for an initial consultation and let your pets become familiar with us and discuss what services best suit your needs.
Initial Booking Consultation
At this visit we meet the pets and make sure we are a good fit for your pet sitting needs. We can complete the necessary paperwork, answer questions, transfer keys, and tour your home while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets. This required meeting will be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to service.
Minimum 46-60 Minutes: $30
A longer visit for multiple pet homes with specific care needs that can be timely, such as medication administration, dogs that don’t get along and have to go out separately, special feeding situations, etc.
Choose 1 hour increments of care.
Minimum 31-45 Minutes: $25
Best for long walks, multiple pet homes, and pets with special diets or special needs. Good for horses & hobby farms, and lawn watering.
Minimum 21-30 Minutes: $20
Our most popular choice. Good for many multiple pet homes with simple feeding, walks, and play. Most dogs will require 2-4 Regular visits per day. Cats are best with 1 visit per day.
Minimum 6-20 Minutes: $16
A great visit for cats only or dogs who only need a short outside potty break without a walk or exercise/play.
Overnight Service (Extremely Limited)
8-10 hours from PM potty through AM potty: $100.00
(Includes 1 Free Value Visit during the daytime hours for a midday potty break. Book extra visits if your pet eats at a certain time.)
These are very limited availability because the cost is below the minimum wage per hour and can only be provided by the owner of the company. No employee can provide this service because it is against the law. This is a first come, first pay, opening; so book and pay early!
No extra charges for multiple pets(up to 10) but we may need to add extra time to the visits.
Refunds & Cancellations:
Holidays – Payment in full is charged (no refunds)
0-48 Hrs – Payment in full is charged (no refunds)
2-7 Days – 20% of service total is due (80% credit/refund)
Late payment of $5 can be charged
A $10.00 per visit holiday fee will be charged for the following days:
New Years Eve/Day
Thanksgiving/Thursday & Friday
Holidays – Payments are paid directly to pet sitter as a bonus for being willing to work on a Holiday. 1st Rate Pet Services does pay this as a paid bonus and it is recorded as taxable income but we do what we can to make it worth while for the employee and this way our clients can be sure they are still getting the best service possible and be worry free on this special day(s).
Please schedule adequate time to provide the services requested. If your pet or home needs more time then scheduled, it will be added as needed and billed to you. Nail clippings, yard pickup, watering and other average tasks are included in base price(if these task can be done in the allotted time). More difficult tasks are $10 extra per 1-15 minutes(This will be paid to the service provider).
Payment is due before service starts. Pay by check, credit card or cash (only).