Custom quotes always available. Weekly package discounts available for walks.
Able to administer oral and injected medications
No restrictions on dog size, breed or age
Printable rate list:
Short Visit // $14
15 minute drop-in and/or walk.
This is a short visit for care. Perfect for cats that just need food/water and litter box scooping, or for a quick potty break for your pup.
In home visit to care for your animals. Drop-In visits could include a potty break for your pup, providing food and water, scooping litter boxes, and whatever else your animals need. (No fees for additional animals)
30 Minute // $18
45 Minute // $22
60 Minute // $26
Majority of visit is spent walking (food and water will be provided as needed)
30 Minute // $20
45 Minute // $25
60 Minute Split Visit // $28
(30 minute walk + 30 minute drop-in)
Weekly walking discounts
2-4 walks: 50 cents off each walk
5+ walks: $1 off each walk
Overnight Pet Sitting
I stay at your home to care for your pet(s) overnight for 10 or 12 hours. 12 hour overnight availability is limited!
When caring for pets I also make sure to do what I can to keep your home running smoothly. I can get your mail, water plants, take out the trash, and more. I do light maintenance cleaning during my stays (sweeping or vacuuming as needed, etc.), and before I leave I wipe down surfaces and always offer to wash linens used.
While I can't guarentee time that hadn't been paid for, with longer stays (5+ days) I often end up spending extra time with my overnight clients as it becomes a second "base of operations". If I have extra time between visits where it doesn't make much sense for me to run home, I'll spend that time with your animals free of charge.
Overnight Sitting Rates
10 Hour Overnight Rates
(day visits added separately at reduced rate)
1 - 4 Pets // $50
5 - 9 Pets // $55
10+ Pets // $60
12 Hour Overnight Rates
(day visits added separately at reduced rate)
1 - 4 Pets // $80
5 - 9 Pets // $85
10+ Pets // $90
Visit Rates for Overnights:
+$14 // 30 Minute Visit
+$18 // 45 Minute Visit
+$22 // 60 Minute Visit
Daytime visits are added on separately to overnights so clients can pick and choose the length and amount of visits that works best!
75 cents per mile
+ $20 per hour (From pick up to final drop-off. $20 minimum per trip, prorated after first hour)
Extra fee may apply for transport of more than three dogs/cats.
Training can be added on to any drop-in visit or walk for no extra charge at client request - a training plan will be drawn up entailing goals and methods.
Training visits with owners: $30 for 45 minutes
I offer balanced training in basic obedience (sit, down, come, stay, etc.), potty training crash courses (I recommend owners be present for those), and basic trick training. I CANNOT help with serious behavioral issues, separation anxiety, aggression, etc.
I strongly recommend regular training for all dogs, especially group classes! For individuals looking for a trainer that can offer group training, and basic through advanced training, I recommend Sarah Svejcar at In-Line Canine located in Chatham Illinois. She can be reached at 217-502-0765. I've used her personally and she is wonderful! Sarah has many years of experience, and is an AKC evaluator if you're looking to pursue things like the Canine Good Citizen or other titles.
Freshwater Aquarium Maintenance & First Aid
$30 per hour (initial assessment during meet & greet is free)
Services include: Water changes, glass cleaning (inside and outside the tank), algae removal, filter maintenance, new tank set up (filter seeding included), plant care, CO2 set up, water testing, medication administration, catching and transporting fish, and more.
Additional charges may apply for whole tank treatment of diseases such as ick, columnaris, etc.
Clients are expected to provide their own equipment for water changes. Equipment use charge of $10 per hour may apply if I provide equipment.
Surcharges and Holidays
Travel Fee - I unfortunately have to charge a fee to account for visits outside of a certain radius. This is calculated using google maps from the starting address 617 S. English Ave in Springfield, based on the fastest "average traffic" reading.
0-14 minutes = no travel fee
15-16 minutes = $1 per visit
17-18 minutes = $3 per visit
19-20 minutes = $5 per visit
21-25 minutes = $7 per visit
25-30 minutes = $10 per visit
Late Night/Early Morning Fee - Many of my services are offered 24 hours a day. For visits other than overnights that are scheduled before 8AM or after 10PM there is an additional fee.
Same Day/Last Minute Fee - $5 per visit
Applies to requests for services on the day services are needed, or service requests after office hours (9pm) for the next day.
Holiday Rates are an additional 50%, or time and a half. View the Holiday Rate List here
These rates apply to: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Black Friday, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day