Kristin's In Home Critter Care

Kristin's In Home Critter Care

5.0 (1)
Best of 2020
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

About a decade ago, I began working for a veterinary office part time in their kennel. Man! I had no clue what I was up for but it was something I had never tried before so I thought why not?

I quickly found that I loved it and it definitely took a special type of person to do the job. Working in the kennel meant giving up a lot of time that most would fill with going out to movies, spending the weekends on the lake, or holiday dinners with their family. I found that I was perfectly ok with spending time with someone else's pet and seeing their eyes light up when I came walking through that door. I moved up to become a technician and receptionist and began working in veterinary full time.

The day came where a client, the owner of my most favorite boarding patient Macy, asked if I knew of anyone who would come to their home to watch Macy, because despite her always happy demeanor, she would have terrible waves of anxiety when she would board. I volunteered and the rest was history!

​Nothing is more rewarding then walking through the door and seeing a pet's eyes light up and their entire body wiggle with happiness when they see you!

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Credentials

Kannapolis, NC 28081
Email verified
Phone verified

1 Review

5.0

  • AC McNeil

    Kristin is prompt, reliable, and incredibly loving. She cares for my dog with tender care and makes me feel confident that my pup is safe, happy, and anxiety-free. My dog is always so excited to see Kristin again, which confirms the fact that she is in the best possible hands while I am out of town. I am so lucky to have found Kristin -- she is the absolute best sitter!



FAQs


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

Typically the first visit you will have with KIHCC, will be a meet and greet. This includes a 30-60 minute visit to determine if I will be a great fit for you and your pet(s), discussion and observance of daily routine, behavior and more.


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

I have 10+ years of veterinary kennel and techinician experience. I've also worked for a privately owned kennel with show dogs. 


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

Single Visits 1-3 Pets: $15 per visit

Single Visits 4+ Pets: $20 per visit

Bundled Visits 1-3 Pets: $50 per day

Bundled Visits 4+ Pets: $60 per day


How did you get started in this business?

I was approached to work in a veterinary kennel part time and thought why not learn something new? I found that it took a very special type of person to do that job. It meant giving up a lot of time that most would fill with going out, etc but I was perfectly ok with that!

The day came where a client, the owner of my most favorite boarding patient Macy, an Aussie Shepherd Husky mix, asked if I knew of anyone who would come to their home to watch Macy, despite her always happy demeanor, she would have terrible anxiety while boarding. I volunteered and the rest was history! The office I worked for would refer their high anxiety or elderly patients to me! 


What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with all sorts of clients from all walks of life. The same goes with pets - young to senior, energetic to relaxed, sweet to sassy, etc. 


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Please make sure that you always have a meet and greet between you and your pet sitter. Always ask for references and don't be afraid to ask for updates! And the more details on your pet(s) the better! 



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