A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Dori, Steve, Kayla, Brandon, Sophie, Lacie, & Ella
Hi! My name is Dori, and I am a wife of 20 years, and mom of 2 teenagers, and 3 furbabies (1 fat cat & 2 Chihuahuas) and BIG animal lover. I’ve always had pets and couldn't imagine life without them. I have my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and was a nanny, taught preschool, Kindergarten, and even English to people from around the world,
for a little while, but I've always wanted to work with animals. That's my true passion! After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, I wanted to do something that I not only loved, but also worked with my kid's school schedule. I’ve been pet sitting/ dog walking for 8 years. I love offering a cage free home setting, or being able to take care of pets in their own homes, instead of being stuck in a kennel. I treat all the animals that I take care of as my own. Expect them to be loved and spoiled!
SERVICES AND FEES
A Meet and Greet is required before any service. It usually lasts around 30 minutes. At this visit, I will give you the necessary paperwork, answer questions, transfer keys/codes (visits, overnights), and tour my home, and meet my dogs and family (boarding, daycare) or your home (visits or overnights), while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets. This meeting should be scheduled at least 48 hrs. prior to the first visit. The Meet and Greet is FREE. The client information form needs to be filled out, signed, and given to me before the service. You can download it here, fill it out, and bring it to me at our meet and greet. If you're not able to do that, then I'll give it to you at the meet and greet.
There is a holiday charge of $5 per service for the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
$1 per mile charge for any miles over 10 from my home for drop in visits and overnights.
Leaving your pet while you travel is a major concern for many pet owners. We strive to maintain a home like environment for your fur baby when they stay with us. We do not have kennel runs or enclosed areas to keep your dog, and don't use crates, unless requested. They are a welcome member to our family, and live right along side of us. They are welcome on the furniture, and can even sleep in bed with me. We have a big, fenced in yard, and pool for dogs that like to swim. Our guests get the personal attention that the commercial kennels simply can't offer. We are passionate about providing your pet with the very best care while you are away, and know first hand how important it is for your pets to be in an environment with the least stress as possible!
Dogs under 50 pounds, and over 1 year old welcome.
$25 per night- 1 dog
$20 per night- 2nd, 3rd, 4th dogs
1-4 hours- $10 per dog
5-9 hours- $20 per dog
each additional hour- $1
DROP IN VISITS
Is your pet more comfortable at home? That's great! I can pop in on them during the day, one, two, three, or more times, so that you are worry free while you're away, or at work. I will assist with potty breaks, walks, feeding, litter box cleaning, giving medication, playing, and plenty of belly rubs! I can also bring in mail & newspaper, water plants, adjust lights, and make sure that your home is secure. I will also spend the night at your home, if that's what you prefer.
Any age, size, or type of pet.
20 minutes- $15 30 minutes- $20 1 hour- $30
Overnights $45 per night- 1st pet $5 each additional pet
10-12 hour stay +1- 20 minute midday visit.For additional visits, see pricing above.
SOME HAPPY CLIENTS
Beth H. said "I have what my vet calls a "Diva". She really doesn't like anyone or other dogs. I was very nervous leaving her anywhere. Dori knew exactly what to do to make her and me feel comfortable. Now I never worry if I need to be out all day. She's great! Highly recommend!"
Jessica M. said "I highly recommend Dori. She stayed with both my dogs during the hardest time in our lives. One of my dogs specifically does not like other dogs, but got along with the others. She constantly texted photos and I felt at peace. Super sweet and affordable."
Brad C. said "Dori took great care of our golden doodle, Cooper, for a week. She provided daily texts and pictures as to how he was doing and made us feel very comfortable that he was in good hands. She provides a great home environment and we would not hesitate leaving him with her again. I highly recommend her."
Ann R. said "Dori took care of our sweet little maltipoo, Harrison. It was the first time we had left Harrison and it was comforting to know that he was in good hands. We really loved getting the pictures and updates."
Joseph K. said "Dori was amazingly hospitable for @Jakeypup. Her home is perfect and accomodating for dogs! Access to a doggy door and loving family around the animals made Jakey feel right at home."
Alice G. said "I am a mom to two furry babies, a Shih Tzu Dog and Maine Coon Mix Kitty. Dori provides excellent care for them both and always follows the directions I give her for their care. My dog is on medication and she gives it to her at ease and that is not an easy task even for me. I use her for both daytime and overnight sitting in my home. I am in the medical field and my days I work are not always the same and she is very flexible with times and days that I need her to come in, even if I give her a short notice. My babies LOVE her and I know she cares for them deeply because they are very happy when I come home, which has not been the case with other sitters I have had. Dori is a wonderful individual and I definitely would recommend her to anyone seeking excellent care for their beloved furry babies."
Rebecca D. said "Dori has been a lifesaver to this busy pet mom! I travel frequently for work and my two dachshunds love staying with Dori and her family. Dori also checks on my kitty at home and spends time playing with her so she's not lonely. When I'm home my work days are very long --Dori checks in on my fur kids and lets me know that they are doing fine. I'm so glad I found her through Oviedo Connection and I don't know what I'd do without her!"
Melissa D. said "She is the only person I have trusted to care for my dog! She is so nice to my dog and is truly the best!"
Jing Z. said "Dori and her husband took such good care of our fur baby for the week when we were gone. We were so fortunate to have found her. Our dog played with her dogs and she sent me pictures. I definitely recommend her.
Tricia R. said "Dori is the only person we will leave our bichon with. She is amazing with our dog and loves her as her own. She is reliable, friendly, caring, and an animal lover! If I could give 10 starts I would."
Paul B. said "My wife and I used Dori to take care of my dog Zeus last August. She did a great job. Dori updated us daily and sent us pictures, and made us comfortable during our absence. Highly recommend!!"
Lauren D. said "Dori watched our beloved Boston Terriers while we were out of town. She kept me updated with pictures and texts. I never once had to worry if they were being loved and taken care of. Everything was clean when I picked them up and they were so happy. I highly recommend Dori and my pups will be going back soon."
Traci V. said "Dori is the best! She took care of our feline fur babies while we escaped to the beach. It is clear she loves and cares about animals so much. She stayed in contact and even sent updates to let us know our girls were not only okay, but happy and loved. We look forward to traveling again and we will use Dori in a heartbeat!"
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