Pet Sitting in Phoenix

General Rate: $25.00
8:30 am to 7:00 pm

After Hours: $30.00
7 pm to 9 pm (applies to those with no dog door who need late night

A normal visit is approximately 30 minutes. Longer visits can be arranged for a small additional fee.

Service includes
Feedings/fresh water, dog walks, cleaning of waste/kitty litter box, play time i.e. playing fetch with favorite toy or ball, basic grooming i.e. brushing dog/cat, administering medicine by pill form or insulin shot (no extra charge), cuddle time/lots of petting and love. Basic watering of a few plants, picking up mail & newspaper, adjusting temperature or windows/blinds are all included in each visit at no extra charge, as long as they can all be done within a 30 minute interval. If you have a large number of plants inside and out, watering can be arranged for an additional fee depending upon the time needed.

General Information on In-Home Pet Sitting:
The rate above is considered a general rate; actual rates may vary depending upon where you live, how many pets you have, the exact services you require and how much clean up is involved.

 

 

In-Home Visits: Visits are generally provided between 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (after hours 7-9:00 PM) Morning, Afternoon and or Evening hours. I can only guarantee specific visit times for those of you who have pets that require medicine at a specific time, such as diabetic clients who require insulin. Or, for those doggie clients who do not have access to outside. For all other pet clients, I ask that you give me a preferred two hour window of time, in either the morning, afternoon, or evening (or all of the above, if you prefer) and I will do my best to stay within the perimeters of that time-frame. Pet sit visits average about thirty minutes long. However, visits may run shorter in specific cases such as a shy or nervous cat that is waiting for me to leave. On the occasion where I’ve gotten behind schedule or have time constraints and have to cut a visit short, I try my best to make up that time in the next visit. In some cases I’ve been known to stay longer than thirty minutes, if I feel the pet seems extra lonely or needy that day. In the case of bad weather conditions I will be unable to provide walks for your dog; in this case I will spend our time in other ways, such as cuddling together on the couch while reading or playing safely inside. If you are going away during the monsoon season or winter season, please know that I do not approve of pets being left outside in the cold and rain; unless he or she has some kind of shelter like a garage or shed to keep warm. This does not apply to outdoor cats. All cats and other small pets must be seen at least once a day. All dogs must be seen at least twice a day.

Crated dogs: I do not approve of crating a pet the entire time you are gone on a trip. I believe it is a form of cruelty. If you are crating your dog during work hours and either have myself coming by during the day to let them out or by yourself that is fine. Or, if I am sitting for you and you would like your pet to be crated at night only, this is also acceptable.

Over Three Pets:  As a general rule, I do not charge extra for additional pets over 3. However, rates will depend on the situation and time needed to care for all pets, as well as the mileage/distance to your home. As well, I usually don’t charge an extra fee for additional small caged pet’s such as: hamster, gerbil, bunny, bird, fish etc,. unless they require extra food preparation; cage cleaning or other special care other than general feedings and changing of water.

***Note: I must be notified of all pets in your household and they will all be considered under my care unless other approved care is arranged for them.
Please see “Policies & Procedures page” under In-Home Pet Sitting for more important information you will need to know before using my pet sitting service.

Holiday Fees: I charge an extra fee of $10. to all major holiday visits, which include: Easter, July 4th, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day & Eve; Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day & Valentines Day.
Getting Acquainted: There is no charge for the initial consult visit required of all new pet sitting clients. This refers to our first time meeting as well as pet’s you acquire in the future that you may need me to meet for the first time. Any other visit that is not pertaining to a new pet made to your home will be charged a regular visit fee. This includes getting reacquainted with or receiving special care instructions for an old pet. Or, you may choose to simply call or email the new instructions. Key pick up/drop off: We will store your key indefinitely, at no additional charge in a secure facility. However, some clients prefer to have their key returned after each completed service. Keys will only be returned in person or thru certified mail for an extra charge of $16.00. However, if you choose to either hide your key each visit in a safe place at no responsibility of Heidi’s Historic Home & Pet Care, or drop the key off at my home, there would be no extra charge.