Carrie's Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
1 hour long walk (minimum is half an hour) in your neighborhood and/or local park. Walking routes are varied, exposing your dog to new sights & smells.
Positive reinforcement methods using food and/or treats, praise and petting to reinforce and teach basic obedience skills such as polite leash walking, simple commands such as sit, stay, leave it & come. Employs positive, science-based training methods to correct behaviors such as reactivity to other dogs, resource guarding (protectiveness over things such as food, toys), and building confidence in fearful dogs.
Peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for by a certified professional dog-walker and graduate of the Dogbiz Dog Walking Academy. Your dog’s safety is my priority.
Channels your dog’s energy in a beneficial manner preventing mischief and destructive behaviors while you’re away.
Helps prevent loneliness and boredom. Come home to a dog that is calm, happy, and better behaved. A tired dog is a good dog!
PET SITTING SERVICES:
Overnight visits with dogs; daily visits or overnight with cats, and other small animals. I can administer medicines, do basic grooming.
Forget the stress of leaving your pet in cramped quarters in a cage at the vet clinic or in a crowded kennel. In-home pet sitting allows your pet to maintain her normal routine while you’re gone, alleviating stress for both of you. Your pet will receive the individual attention she deserves.
Your pet gets to stay at home & follow his normal routine, be around familiar surroundings, eliminating stress.
Trustworthy, responsible care from an experienced professional who is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR by PetTech and has stellar references.
Grooming, such as brushing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and baths offered
Experience with topical and oral medications; and subcutaneous hydration
Protects your property by maintaining a lived-in appearance (turn lights on/off, open & close window shades). Tasks such as putting trash out for collection, watering plants and bringing in packages can be taken care of while you’re away.
- House Calls
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Dog Walking
- Pet Meds Administration
- Pet Daycare
- Pet Sitting
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
- Guinea Pigs
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- under 20 lbs
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS)
- Pet Tech Pet CPR & First Aid Certificate
Proud member of...
- Pet Sitters International (PSI)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 24 hours notice required
Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)
10% off first visit
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
Bronx, NY and parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, Pelham, NY
What year did you begin serving pets?
2012 - and I've had pets my whole life
How did you hone your craft?
I've had pets since childhood; mostly dogs and cats. I started walking dogs in 2012, and it grew, and then I wanted to learn about dog behavior/body language, and First Aid, etc. so took an intensive hands-on class at Dogtec (now Dogbiz) Dog Walking Academy, and became a certified dog-walker and pet-sitter.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Provide fresh healthy food, and lots of exercise and fresh air, and attention to your pet. Their lives are short so make them the best. Too many pet owners just let out dogs for a short walk in the yard, or even put down wee pads rather than take them outside - this is not healthy for a dog. Cats should not be allowed outside at all as there are too many dangers. Pets are often more comfortable in their own home; so try a professional pet sitter rather than a kennel or a family member who may not give your pet all their attention. Daily visits are important because if something happened to your pet, such as a urinary blockage or an injury in the home, there will be no one there to help them. Also, keeping a large dog and small dog together is risky due to what is called "prey drive" - be careful at dog runs as some people don't watch their pets and fights break out.