Badger Pet Sitting

Badger Pet Sitting

5.0 (4)
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

I grew up loving animals, and caring for them. Back east I spent four years as Animal Control Officer serving three NJ communities, so have worked with cats, dogs, and wildlife (raccoons, oppossums, skunks, squirrels, et al).

I've house- and pet-sat for friends for years, and they urged me to take it wider.

I'm the sort that on arrival for the first time and the owner claims how shy is their pet, the pet is already at my feet insisting on my attentions.

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Credentials

Los Angeles, CA 90029
Email verified
Phone verified

4 Reviews

5.0

  • Daws

    He is a genuine animal-lover who is contentious about caring for your pet in accordance with the requirements that you specified. He enjoyed getting to know our dog and cats, and we always came home to well-cared-for and content animal friends.

  • Andrew Black

    Badger is wonderful. Not only does he care enough to spend time with my cats but kept an eye on my home as a whole while I was away.

  • Kara McLeod

    Badger is a trustworthy and reliable house-sitter as well as pet sitter. If the cats need medication or a delivery needs to be signed for or the patio plants need extra water, Badger will always take care of it. I never have to worry about the animals or the house while I'm gone with him there. Plus- my cats LOVE him. He's great with animals.

  • John Mattsom

    Its clear he cares about the animals and is dependabe. Often have him house sit as well.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Owner contact me via email, or phone, or text.

In-person meeting with owner and pet/s prior is arranged prior to agreement, to work out duties, compatibility, and/or date issues.


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

In the late 1980s back east I was state certified as Animal Control Officer; for four years worked with PAWS Animals Shelter in Montclair New Jersey as ACO, servicing Montclair, Verona, and Cedar Grove communities with domestic and wildlife calls.


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

It depends on how many animals, date scheduling, etc.

Generally it's $25 per (dog/cat) per visit.

Actual house-sitting (staying over), adds $75 per date or partial date, along with amount of pets.

(One cage containing several birds will count as a "single" pet, as the "cage" is the single aspect...)


How did you get started in this business?

I grew up naturally loving animals; one enterprising summer in high school did some professional pet-sitting, as well as later house- and pet-sitting for friends. Worked several years at an animal shelter with dogs, cats, et al, promoted to Animal Control Officer for which I became state certified, and worked as ACO for four years, dealing not only with domistic animals, but wildlife (so many chimneys, with trapped birds and squirrels, and/or raccoon litters).

Since moving to the west coast, various friends have had my house- and oet--sit for them.

I volunteer with the Pacific Wildlife Project, helping raise orphaned baby raccoons, skunks, oppossums, et al.