Quality one-on-one care of your pet(s)
Hi!! I moved to Fort Myers from Connecticut four years ago. I had numerous clients in Connecticut - unfortunately, I could not take them with me! I have had dogs and cats almost all my life. I trained my German Shepherd/Husky from 8 weeks old - and, I must say, she was the BEST dog!! I've taken care of various breeds of dogs - Australian Shepherds, Black Labs, German Shepherds, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Labradoodles, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Boston Terriers, Papillons, English Bull Dogs, Pit Bulls, Poodles and the list goes on... Most of my sits were from word of mouth. I charge $15 (depending on where you live) a visit, $30 a day and $40 for one dog overnight ($25 each additional dog from the same household) or up to 3 cats for $50 at your house. If, however, your animals require medicine, the price increases a bit. I must say your dog WILL get quality care. I only take on one job at a time, so I am not running all over the place. Your dog(s)/cat(s) will be my priority while I am sitting. Also, hiking is my passion, so you do not have to worry about a lack of exercise for your dog. Right now, I am available for the month for most of October and the second half of November. Feel free to message me. I would love to hear from you. Thank you for your consideration.
I can't say enough good things about Linette. To start she was extremely responsive to our posting and with all follow up. When we found out our schedules didn't align for me to hand off in person she graciously offered to meet a few weekends before, traveling some distance. She really spoiled our high energy dogs with wonderful long hikes and sent me pictures to rest any concerns. She communicated regularly during her stay and I really had no concerns. Upon returning home the house was spotless (I think it might have been cleaner then when I left and the cleaners had just been there!) she'd thoughtfully washed all the sheets and towels. It was such a relief to come home to a happy home and even happier dogs. I think they might miss her too much! We'd love to be able to have Linette stay again and the dogs might start finding excuses to get us out of the house!
If you want complete peace-of-mind during your vacation or trip, hire Linette to take care of your pet! Linette stayed in my home with my dog, Nani during my recent 2+ week vacation. She came a day early so that Nani could get to know her and to become familiar with our routines. Linette was great about letting Nani come to her when she felt ready, as she is a rescue who is a little bit reserved with new people. Linette even came to Petco with us, as Nani has some food allergy issues, and she helped me find a food that is still working well for Nani today! Linette has lots of experience with many different types of dogs, both as an owner and a sitter, and her intuition about what they need to feel comfortable, is spot on! Linette gave Nani the space to get comfortable and come to her, and they were best buddies ever after! Linette sent me texts and photos throughout the time that I was away so that I always felt connected and could see Nani having a good time. Nani got plenty of exercise and companionship. She went on daily walks, occasional easy hikes, outings n the car, and cuddled on the couch. I know Nani bonded with Linette, and I never had a moment's worry while I was away. I knew that if anything unexpected came up, Linette had the maturity and experience to handle it. This is a huge gift and I appreciated it! It allowed me to relax and thoroughly enjoy my vacation! I also noticed that my house was cleaner and tidier after Linette left than when she came! This was an added bonus! She's was respectful of my property and treated my home like her own. I would highly recommend Linette and would love to be able to have her stay with Nani again in the future!