I started Barks, Purrs, Feathers & Fins (BPF&F) in early 2002. I had used a pet sitter in the past, and was very happy with the service. I decided I would love to give people another option to boarding their pets.
I had been in a corporate job for 10 years and left that position in 2001. I then went to work for another company that was short lived due to its financial difficulties. Following a few months of preparing one home to be sold, and putting a dent in a few things around our new home, I decided to start something that would utilize my love of animals and my experience acquired in corporate America. After doing some research and talking to a few other pet sitters I decided to give this business a try. It's been 13 years now and I’m still very happy being a pet sitter.
Barks Purrs, Feathers & Fins ltd is an “In Home” pet sitting business. I do the pet sitting work myself. There are no employees or sub contractors. Upon a phone call, or e-mail, I will set up a “meet and greet” appointment, at no cost to you, and give you an overall picture of what services I can provide for your household. At this time I record all the information on your pets and their care. I also will get any information about the care of your home. This includes plants being watered, garbage cans in or out, mail and papers taken in etc. Special requests are always welcome and can usually be covered in our daily visits fee. Yes…I do daily visits. No overnight stays. Visit times vary due to the amount of time needed to complete your pet and home care. My service area is roughly a 10 mile radius from my home in the Anderson Township area. I will make some exceptions if you are close enough to that radius. My fees will vary per job as well. This could depend on how many animals you have or the extent of home care that needs to be done. Most of my fees can be quoted over the phone before we meet, but there may be some exceptions. Fees are per visit, not per day. Dogs will require a minimum of two visits per day.
I am a very accomplished Pet Sitter with many years experience in the field. I have also been through the Pet First Aid Course. Your pets and home will be in good hands while your away.
Thank you for your interest in Barks, Purrs, Feathers & Fins Ltd. I look forward to meeting you and perhaps sharing some stories about my pets. Yes, I have pets at home too. (My favorite breed is “rescued.”) So not only do I understand the joy they provide, but the care & attention they require to remain beloved members of your household.