Subcutaneous fluid therapy or injectable medications ($15 each treatment, in addition to cost of visit) Administration of fluids or insulin may depend on the cooperation of the cat.
Oral, eye, and ear medication administration ($5, in addition to cost of visit) (Topical skin creams administered free of charge) **No charge for oral medication that is mixed in food. Administration of medication may depend on the cooperation of the cat.
We do not provide nail-cutting services.
Weekend surcharge ($5/$10 per visit) - There is a $5 extra fee per visit for weekend visits (Saturday and Sunday), and a $10 extra fee for each weekend overnight stay.
Holiday surcharge ($5 per visit) - Asurcharge that is applied per visit to any pet sitting service scheduled during holidays.
2021 Holidays: Jan 1, Jan 18, Feb 13-15, May 29 - 31, July 3 & 4, Sept 4 - 6, Oct 9 - 11, Nov 11, Nov 25 - 28, Dec 24 - 26, Dec 31 (and January 1, 2022)
** Please note: due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are only conducting VIRTUAL MEETINGS for new clients (FaceTime, Skype, etc.) or phone calls to limit face-to-face contact, at least for the time being. I understand that this does not provide you and the sitter the ideal way to connect and go over the cat's routine. If the sitter needs to be given keys to your home, you and your sitter can arrange a meeting outside for the hand-off.
Each day your sitter will give your cats fresh food and water (after cleaning the bowls, of course!), scoop out the litter box, and spend some quality time with them to make sure they are happy and healthy. Plus, you'll get a daily progress report (you choose - email or text) so you can find out whether Kitty was naughty or nice while you were away!
Payment for our services is to be made in advance, either by using Paypal or Venmo only. Once you have made your reservation, we will send you a payment request with the total amount due.
30-minute daily visit ($24)- includes all of the above plus playtime, plant watering, bringing in the mail, and taking out the trash if needed.
60-minute daily visit ($40)- includes all of the above plus extra play and cuddle time.
If you return earlier than expected from a trip, please note that no refund will be issued for the unused visits from your original requested dates.
If you cancel your reservation during a HOLIDAY period with less than one week's notice, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of your total reservation amount.
If you cancel your reservation during a holiday period with 2 days or less notice, you will forfeit your entire fee amount.
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Full emptying & replenishment of litter box (in addition to the daily scooping) - $10
If you have fish, birds, reptiles, or other small animals that will need care as well, please contact us directly for pricing info.
Additional cats - if you have more than 2 cats, there is an additional fee of $3 per extra cat, per visit.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION, WE ARE NOT OFFERING OVERNIGHT VISITS AT THIS TIME. WE HOPE TO RESUME THIS SERVICE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Overnight visits in your home ($75) - Your sitter will stay in your home overnight to keep your cat company and make sure that all of their individual needs are met. The sitter will arrive at your home in the evening at a time that you and your sitter have agreed upon, and will leave in the morning after feeding, watering, scooping, and cuddling. And playing!
Overnight visits in our home - Currently we are unable to provide boarding services in our homes.
Several of our sitters are able to administer medications, including insulin injections and subcutaneous fluids.
***Please note that any last-minute or emergency services that may arise during the course of your sit will be billed separately after the completion of the scheduled visit plan. Payment for such services will be due upon your return. Such services could include: a trip to buy food or litter; a trip to the vet including cab fare; extra visits, etc.
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(Email or text is best!)
A note about tipping
If you were provided with great service, it is appropriate to tip your cat sitter 10% of the total bill. This is a suggested guide only and not required. You may include the additional amount in your payment and we will pass along the surplus to your sitter with your compliments.
*** If you are not able to provide your sitter with keys during the initial visit, and the sitter must make a separate trip to pick them up, there will be a $15 key pick-up fee. Also, if a sitter must make a separate trip back to drop off keys, there will be a $15 key return fee.***
We can help you figure out an arrangement to make key exchange more convenient for everyone, while avoiding fees.
Transport to and from vet appointments ($40 per hour)
We can escort your cat to and/or from veterinary appointments. The fee will be the same as our base rate, with the time commencing when the sitter picks up kitty from your home and ending once kitty is safely dropped off at home.
Cab fare is in addition to the hourly fee, and your sitter will present you with cab receipts.