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Joanna W., Pet Care Provider in Greenfield, MA 01301 with 10 years paid experience

Joanna W. Pet Care Provider in Greenfield, MA 01301

Looking for work as a pet care provider.

Greenfield, MA

  • Age 42
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

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Joanna took care of our 2 cats while we were away on vacation over the holidays. She was great. She took the ti...

- Laryssa K.
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Check-ins and visits $15 per visit

Joanna’s Bio

I'm a devoted animal lover who will care for your pets as if they were my own. In addition to 10+ years as a pet sitter, I've worked in a vet hospital and done lots of animal rescue work. And, of course, I've always had animals of my own. I've walked young, rambunctious Labs, and helped elderly dogs up and down the stairs. I'm experienced with both big dogs and little dogs. I adore cats, and will take the time to care for your kitties in the way that works for them. Whether that means refilling food and water, cleaning the litter box, and leaving them alone, or hanging out with them and giving attention on their terms, by playing, cuddling, or just sitting in the same room reading a book and letting them approach me. I consider myself something of a cat whisperer!

I've cared for animals with a variety of health issues, and feel comfortable administering medicine in a variety of forms. I also have experience with birds, fish, chinchillas and more. I love all living creatures.

I take care not to overbook, so I'm not hurried when pet sitting. It's important to me to have enough time to make sure your pets are safe, comfortable, and have everything they need, and to leave your home looking even better than when you left!

My husband Henry and I both work as pet sitters, and between the two of us, can handle lots of different kinds of scenarios:

* The majority of our business is in the form of visits to our clients' homes. We charge $15 for a 30 min. visit within our hometown of Greenfield; $20/visit if the job is bigger (i.e. walking multiple big dogs) or further afield. A visit lasts at least 30 minutes, sometimes more, depending upon your needs. House sitting duties such as bringing in the mail and watering plants are included. We do charge a small holiday surcharge of $5/visit on major holidays.

*We invite animals into our home for in-home boarding if the fit is right (only one dog at a time unless from the same family). We have a 60 lb. Border Collie mix named Baxter who loves having doggie friends come visit, and an indoor tabby cat named Simon who is used to dogs.

*Occasionally, I'm able to stay overnight in a client's home, but this is the smallest part of our business. Since I'm a grown-up with a house, family, and pets of my own, it's not always easy for me to stay at a client's home for an overnight stay. However, it sometimes works out if it's the right fit.

Please contact me if you'd like to meet for a free consultation!

Experience

10 years of paid experience

Experience with:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Reptiles Amphibians
  • Small Mammals

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Joanna took care of our 2 cats while we were away on vacation over the holidays. She was great. She took the time to send us regular updates via text which helped put our minds at ease and allowed for a relaxing vacation. When we came home our cats were relaxed and happy which is the sign of a great petsitter. We will use Joanna again in the future and recommend her for anyone looking for a pet sitter! Thanks again Joanna

- Laryssa K.
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Joanna took care of our cat (and our house) when we were away on vacation over the summer. She was, in a word, fantastic. She took time not just to feed, but to play and interact with our cat, and she sent us regular updates with pictures via text message. She also gathered the mail and generally kept an eye on things while we were away. She was responsive, professional and friendly at every stage of the process and it really put our minds at ease and allowed us to enjoy our holiday. We highly recommend her.

- Tom Z.
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Joanna did a wonderful job taking care of my 7 birds.....no easy feat! The birds were well fed, and cared for. The room they live in looked great. Joanna kept me informed of how things were going and let me knew she had the routine down. I am very happy to have found her and highly recommend her to anyone in need of a pet sitter. Thank you so much!!!

- Emily E.
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Joanna did an amazing job taking care of our three cats. She was attentive to my needs and descriptions of tasks for while we were gone. I'm confident that everything was well taken care of while we were gone. I would definitely recommend her and will ask her to work for us again when we travel in the future.

- Kyle F.
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If I could give a 10 I would! My labs absolutely LOVED Joanna and I was terrified to leave them all for the first time but they were in great hands. My puppy decided to get his paws and mouth on some not so great things that could have made him sick (not Joanna's fault!)... and she was sure to investigate the potential harm. I felt so good knowing she was around for them. If you are in need of a pet sitter... do not hesitate! I will use her again... and I won't be so afraid to leave them home.

- Marjorie L.
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Joanna W.
Joanna W.
Greenfield, MA 01301
42

years
of age

10

years experience

Check-ins and visits $15 per visit

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