Lucia's Pet Care
You will see that I have a strong passion for animals, especially dogs. I have owned animals all my life; both cats and dogs, and I understand the role they play in our lives. I have acquainted myself with other pets like birds, fish, and other aquatic animals. Getting to know one's pet is important to bond and interact. I have assisted rescue animals, abandoned animals, and feral cats. I also take great care to understand what the owners' needs and requirements are for their pet and pet sitter. I care about the animals I house and treat them as if they are my own. All pets will feel welcomed, loved and safe when under my care.
I enjoy spending time with pets, getting to know their personalities and quirks, and taking long walks to enjoy nature and the weather. Hiking, trials, grooming, and sunbathing are my favorite activities when pet sitting.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Scheduling a meet and greet is imperative to get to know and bond with the animals I care for, as well as understand any tips, instructions, and methods of successful interaction. Exchange email addresses to send more information about my pet care services.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have owned animals my whole life and understand the role that animals play in our lives. Getting to know ones pet is important to bond and interact. I have assisted rescue animals, abandoned animals, and feral cats. I also take great care to understand what the owners need and require from their pet sitter
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Standard pricing includes
Day Visits $15weekdays/weekends $20 (includes feed, walk, clean, visit 30mins)
Day Boarding $25 weekdays/$35weekends (includes 2-3 meals, feed, walk, clean)
Overnight Boarding $45 weekdays/$55 weekends (includes 2-3 meals/snacks, walk, clean)
How did you get started in this business?
I helped my family pets all throughout my life and have recently expanded to taking care of friends'and neighbors' pets on holidays and weekends. I enjoy pet care so much, I want to work full-time taking care of animals.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all types of customers from young families to couples with pets. I am accustomed to working with all types of pets, some with a history of abuse. My mission is to take care of pets and allow the parents to be worry-free.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I have been taking care of a border collie, who is a rescue dogs. Consequently, she is normally skiddish and gets startled often. She hardly waves her tail and never barks.With my nurturing and caring, she was able to be more social and had developed relationships with myself and other dogs. I am very happy that the dog is slowly getting acclimated to a happy life.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Make sure there is a standard meet and greet.
Pictures and helpful hints are always appreciated. Seeing the layout and space available for the pets is important to dictate how safe and comfortable a pet's experience will be.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
How often does your pet eat?
How often does your pet bark?
How often does your pet expect a walk?
What are their bathroom habits?
Does the pet show signals when they need to use the bathroom, are there warning signs?
Is your animal leash trained? If not leash trained, ask a professional regarding leash training.
Does your animals have a tendency of running away? If so, what happens, what triggers them to run off.
What gets your animal's attention. Are they driven by hugs and kisses or tasty treats?