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Serving Cary & Morrisville, North Carolina
I work alone & no one but me will ever enter your home.
Am I Insured?
Yes! I do have a liability.
Am I Bonded?
No! But let me tell you why. According to my research and other pet sitters:
"A bond for a sole proprietorship that has NO employees or Independent Contractor's is totally WORTHLESS". "A bond protects the employer from dishonest acts (theft) caused by an employee or Independent Contractor of the employer" .
I work alone & have NO employees. It does absolutely nothing for the pet sitting client.
Am I Licensed?
No! The government does not regulate home pet sitting services and no type of license is required to operate a pet sitting business. Nor is there any type of educational or qualifying process in order to practice pet sitting.
Please make your reservations early. I can only take a limited number of pets, as I work alone. If I am unable to accommodate you, I will help you find another Pet Sitter that can.
If you need to cancel a scheduled vacation visit, please do so as early as possible (a week at least). I totally understand if something unexpected comes up & you have to cancel, but, I am often forced to refuse a client, due to unavailable time. If you cancel less than 3 days before a scheduled vacation visit of 5 days or more, there is a cancellation fee $50.00. If you need to cancel your Mid-Day Dog walk(s), for any reason, e.g.,vacation & your pet is going with you, or you are a teacher that tracks out , you are still charged a retainer fee of 50% for that time period to hold your spot. I cannot resell time that has been expressly held and reserved for you. If for any reason that I am not available for your Mid-Day Dog walks due to illness or my vacation time, I certainly do NOT expect to be paid.If for any reason that I am not available for your Mid-Day Dog walks due to illness or my vacation time, I certainly do NOT expect to be paid.
Payment is due on or before the beginning of service, I do not bill you. First time clients, pay at the Meet & Greet. Ask me for details at our "Meet & Greet". There are NO refunds for early returns. There will be a $35.00 fee on all returned checks.
Critter Sitter of Cary (Nina LaMonica) must have a key to your home before you leave (secured at the "meet & greet"). I will not leave keys "under the mat" or anyplace else, due to security issues for your home and for me. In addition, I will NOT lock keys in the house after the last visit, as I must be able to access your home in case you are delayed on your arrival home and your pet(s) require/need additional visits. After your pet sit is finished I can either mail your key back to you or keep them on file. If I keep your key you will be all set for any future sits (and it also comes in handy if you accidentally lock yourself out). Keys are kept in a secure location and only labeled with your pets name for security reasons. If I do mail your keys back to you, I will not be held responsible for USPS service & there will be a $10.00 fee for all future key pick ups. All of this information is on our service contract & decided upon at the "meet & greet".
WHAT I WILL NOT DO !
I do not do every other day visits. Please don't ask. All cats & other smaller critters in my care must be seen at least once a day. I am not comfortable with leaving a pet alone for 24 hours. I care too much about these pets to take any chances. All dogs must be seen a minimum of 2 times per day. There will never be more than 12 hours between dog visits.
I am always being asked about discounts & there is nothing wrong with asking for one. As a general rule, I do not discount my services. I am a professional. You have trusted me with the responsibility of taking care of your pets & your home. However there is a discount given for Mid-Day Dog Walks.
One Last Thing.....Mileage
I do not charge for mileage! Whether you live down the block or 10 miles away, the rate is the same. Even though as of this day April 22, 2008, it is killing me!! If you do live outside of my service area (which is a 10 mile radius), I will help find another Pet Sitter to serve you.
"My mission is simple, it is to allow your pets to remain in their own home, with quality care, be treated with love & respect, and to provide you with an excellent professional service, that you can depend on, for all of your pet care needs 351 days a year."
So call me today and discover how Critter Sitter of Cary can take
Serving Cary & Morrisville, North Carolina
My service area is a 10 Mile radius from your house to mine. Input your address & then read the mileage. If it is more than 10 Miles you are out of my service area. I do not service areas past HWY. 55 (Cary Park).
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