Dee's Dogsitting Service

Dee's Dogsitting Service

1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

I have been working with animals for over 17 years. I managed a kennel which had 25 indoor, 13 indoor outdoor, and 4 suites at a local veterinary clinic and worked closely with the doctors for 13 years. I can give medications, give subcutaneous fliuds, and am experienced with exotic animals as well. I prefer to sit in your home so your pet is not taken out of their own environment. If you have any questions please contact me.

(At this time I'm not taking anymore grooming clients but that may change in the future) I've had my grooming certification since 2009.  I began my grooming career at  Vulcan Park Animal Care, then at VCA Airline Boulevard, and The Dog House. I have experience with various breeds, complete shave downs, and cat grooming. 

Currently I work 3 12s at UAB CPM as a patient care technician and unit secretary. I graduated with my BS in psychology and minored in public health at UAB. I am learning about psychiatric impatient care and gaining clinical hours working at the hospital. I'm in my 1st year as a graduate student. I want to use this as an opportunity to earn extra money, my current position is not very lucrative. What I'm gaining in experience will be worth it in the end. I plan to open a small farm where I work with children who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. I think bringing animal therapy, agricultural experiences, and alternative therapy opportunities to families will enhance the lives of these children for years to come. 

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Mountain Brook, AL 35216
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I think it is important to meet you prior to sitting go over your pets schedule and allow them to meet me in your presence. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

-17 years in professional animal husbandry positions

-10 years as a certified pet groomer

-13+ years experience as a veterinary assistant 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

25$ per hour for dog walking

75$ overnight pet sitting in your home (over 3 animals 20$ per additional animal-dog or cat) 

15$ addition per night per pet for medications 

35$ addition give subcutaneous fluids per pet per treatment(must be prescribed and provided)

How did you get started in this business?

As a teenager I volunteered with my local animal shelter, then I worked there until I was 18. After this I worked at veterinary clinics, emergency animal clinics, and volunteered with zoos everywhere I've lived. Mostly in Virginia, and Alabama. From 2007-2018 I worked with Dr. William Lamb, and Dr. George Raymond at Vulcan Park Animal Care. During this time I worked from kennel tech, to kennel manager, to full time groomer, then became an office coordinator and veterinary assistant. I worked for Vestavia Animal Clinic the year prior, and VCA Becker as a kennel technician. I have always considered animal care and husbandry to be my passion.