Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rates and Fees

Initial Consultation
$5 (credited toward first visit)
Regular Visits
$25 1st visit
$15 additional
Drop In

$50 (8 hours)
$60 Holidays
$15 added day visit*
Litter Box Sanitation


Travel Charges
We use to look up the miles and give you an estimated mileage. The official will be taken from our odometer.
Over 20
.25 per mile

You will only be charged for any miles over 20.

Late Payment
$5 per week late
$5 extra

**$5 surcharge if paying through PayPal.**

Please schedule adequate time to provide the services requested. If your pet or home needs more time than scheduled, it will be added as needed and billed to you. Extra grooming duties and more difficult tasks are $3-$6 extra per 15 minutes.

**Grocery pick-up service also available so your home will be stocked up when you return. $30 plus cost of groceries.

Important Terms
50% of payment is due at time service is scheduled. (If only 1-2 days scheduled, full payment due.)

A separate signed & completed client agreement is also due for each service, before service starts.

Returned check fee: $25


Collect A $5 Credit For Every Referral

Every referral that books service with us earns $5 to your account.

Initial Booking Consultation 30-90 Minutes

At this visit we can complete the necessary paperwork, answer questions, transfer keys, and tour your home while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets. This required meeting will be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to service.

Regular Visit Minimum 40-45 Mins

Our most popular choice. Good for many multiple pet homes, supervised feedings, walks and play. Great for while you’re on vacation or have to be away from home for family emergencies.

Daily Visit Minimum 25-30 Mins

Usually scheduled at least 2 weeks at a time, but can be less. Great for those whose work day keeps them away from home for long hours or those who have new pets that are still getting used to their environment. (Also works well for those with sick pets.)

Drop In 5 Minutes or less

Short drop in to transfer keys (pick up or drop off), check iron/stove, turn off sprinkler system, close windows, etc.

Visits scheduled before 6am or after 10pm will incur an added $5 fee, unless other arrangements have been made.

Refunds & Cancellations

We request at least three days notice in the event of a cancellation. If your visit is cancelled with less than three days notice, there will be a cancellation fee of $15 due.

Contact: 828.467.2207,

**Holidays: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

More Adoption News

Yay...I am so happy. Glory found a home. I was just informed that Glory the cat was adopted by a family with kids.

That's two down...and many, many more to go.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spay and Neuter

Tri-County Critter Sitters proudly supports spay/neuter programs. So many animals are forced to live horrible, lonely lives in the street, fighting for the smallest scraps of food, and yet so many people still refuse to have their pets spayed or neutered. There really is no reason to not have these simple procedures done.

Cats especially are a problem for a few reasons. One reason is the fact that they just don't get adopted as often as dogs. Let's face it, dogs have been domesticated a lot longer than cats, and many people seem to prefer them over cats. (I actually like both.) Add this to the fact that cats can have multiple litters every year, and you have a formula for trouble.

Two cats and their offspring can multiply to 80 million in just ten years.

In the words of Bob Barker: "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Adoption News

An update in Autumn the Golden Retriever.

My friend Sharon Huskey adopted Autumn. She now has a good home, and I will update with new pictures of her later on.

Congratulations Sharon and Autumn.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Happy Mother's Day to all my clients who are moms, and any mom who visits this blog.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Autumn and Glory (Mitchell County Animal Rescue)

I am going to feature animals from our local shelters here at least once a week. These are great cats and dogs who simply want a home to call their own; a place where they can feel safe and loved. Adopting a shelter animal is the best way to get a pet.

Today, we have Autumn and Glory. They reside at the shelter run by Mitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR).

Autumn is an 8-year-old Golden Retriever. She was surrendered after being with her family for 7 years. Their reason: because she didn't like chickens. So, Autumn cannot be around chickens. Not that hard. She is fine around everything else. She also knows how to sit and stay and she is just the absolute perfect dog for any family. Even though she is 8 years old she is still VERY active and loves to run around and play ball. She also loves to be brushed. Considering her age, Autumn's chances are not real good. Most people come in to shelters looking for puppies or younger dogs. But, if the right person would come along, this girl still has a lot of years and a lot of love to give.

And here we have Glory. Glory has been at the shelter for a while and is getting pretty bored in her cage. She is a very talkative girl who doesn't have that much interest for other cats, but the shelter staff thinks she would be fine in a home with others. She does not try to attack them or anything, just gives a warning sound if they get to close. Glory is a Domestic Medium Hair and is around 2 years old. She loves to be petted and held. This girl really deserves a second chance, and her time is running low with kitten season fast approaching.

Mitchell County Animal Rescue can be reached at (828) 765-6952. They also have a page on Petfinder.

And in the immortal words of Bob Barker: "Please, help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."

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