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YBFF's Pet Care Rates

August 2014


PET SITTING | DOG WALKING | CHAUFFEUR/ERRAND SERVICES
OTHER/MISCELLANEOUS | DISCOUNTS | BILLING & PAYMENT | GRATUITIES


PET SITTING (all pet sitting services include most home care)

NOTE: All visit times are based on arrival and departure times

1-2 Dogs or 1 Dog and 1 Cat Combo - $26.00 / visit

Job starting with one visit for the day or ending with one visit for the day or a job requiring only one visit each day.

  • Clients who have a dog door might only need 1 visit each day
  • Pet sitting job that starts pm or ends am so only one visit is made that day. The reason for the higher charge is because all of the pet care, walk, home care, etc. is done is this one visit instead of two.

1-2 Dogs or one Dog and one Cat - $42.00 / day

Job requires 2 visits/day. Visits are approximately 30 minutes in length.

  • Additional 30 minute visit - $21.00 / visit
  • Additional 10 minute potty/stretch visit - $16.00 / visit
  • Additional pet above 2 owned by client/day - $7.00 / per pet / day
    (this does not include pets that are visiting)
  • Additional times billed at hourly rate - $42.00 / hour

Cats (without dogs)
1 visit in a day (up to 2 cats) - $21.00
2 visits in a day (up to 2 cats) - $19.00

Visits are approximately 30 minutes in length

  • Additional cats - $7.00
  • Additional visits - $17.00

Every other day Cat Sitting (1-2 cats) - $26.00 / day

YBFF does not recommend this type service, our recommendation is that all pets and the home should be visited daily. YBFF will not do any type service that is longer than every other day.

Horse Care and other Large Animals - $42.00 / hour

Jobs are billed in quarter hour increments at the YBFF hourly rate. If horses are combined with other pets on a job, charges will be worked out on an individual basis and based on type of pet(s) and amount of work involved.

Bird Care (approximate 30 minute visit) - $21.00 / visit

  • Additional time above 30 minutes will be billed in quarter hour increments at the YBFF hourly rate - $42.00 / hour

Charges for other type pets and added services not covered in the normal pet sitting service will be worked out on an individual basis based on the time requirements - fish, snakes, rodents, bunnies, etc.,  - errands, taxi, meeting workers at home, abundance of plant watering, etc.

Overnight pet/house sitting - $72.00 / night

Worked out on an individual basis (base charge for an 11 hour overnight period).

Additional pets visiting/staying with you while YBFF is caring for your pet will be charged 50% of the normal rate and must be arranged and approved by YBFF at least one week in advance.

Home care without pets (approximate 15 minute visit) - $16.00 / visit

(additional time above 15 minutes will be charged at the hourly rate)

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Cancellations:

Cancellation of any pet sitting service with less than
8 days confirmed prior notice - 20% of total job

Cancellation of any overnight pet/house care service with less than
2 weeks (14 days) confirmed prior notice - 40% of total job

Holiday Bookings and Cancellations:

Holiday booking with less than 5 days notice - 20% of total job

Holiday booking with less than 48 hours notice - 25% of total job

Cancellation of any pet sitting service over any holiday period
with less than 8 days confirmed prior notice - 40% of total job

Cancellation of any overnight pet/house care service over any
holiday period with less than 2 weeks (14 days) confirmed
prior notice - 60% of total job

Other:

Not Calling YBFF Office upon arrival home causing YBFF
to make a trip to the home if client cannot be contacted by phone - $25.00


DOG WALKING

NOTE: All visit times are based on arrival and departure times. Pets from the same home does not include visiting pets that do not belong to client.

NOTE: Additional charge for visit requiring extra time for the dog walker to secure a key / entrance to the home from apartment or condo management for any type walk - $5.00 / visit BUT no additional fee if we are given our own key/fob.

Stretch-Potty break for 1-2 dogs from same home/at same time (approx 10 min visit) - $16.00 / visit

  • Each additional dog from same home/same time - $5.00 / dog

Approximate 30 minute visit for 1-2 dogs from same home at same time - $21.00 / visit

  • Each additional dog above 2 from same home/at same time - $7.00 / dog

Approximate 45 minute visit for 1-2 dogs from same home - $27.00 / visit

  • Each additional dog above 2 from same home/at same time - $8.00 / dog

Approximate 60 minute visit for 1-2 dogs from same home/at same time - $42.00 / visit

  • Each additional dog, above 2 from same home/at same time - 10.00 / dog

Additional walk time per 15 minutes - $10.00

Combo home discount (dogs walked together from same complex or very close to each other as agreed by clients and YBFF) - 20% discount

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Cancellation of any walk without at least 4 hours prior notice - $16.00

Forgetting to advise YBFF of a cancellation and a YBFF team member makes an unneeded trip to home - $16.00

Regularly scheduled weekly clients have their time spots reserved within an hour window. Notification of cancellation is required at least 4 hours prior to scheduled service, or there is a cancellation fee.

YBFF will charge a late notice booking fee for last minute add-ins during a holiday or break period. However, please remember that the regularly scheduled clients have their times reserved so the late add-in times will be scheduled as close as possible to the requested time with no guarantee we can provide a visit at that time or at all if we are extremely busy.


CHAUFFEUR/ERRAND SERVICE

Vet and Grooming appointments, pick up pet food / supplies /grocery run, etc.
(billed in quarter hour increments) - $42.00 / hour


MISCELLANEOUS

Key pick up or drop off after our initial service - $16.00
(most keys are retained at YBFF office)

Lock out charge Go to your home to unlock your door should you happen to lock yourself out. YBFF is only able to do this if we have a team member available, and only between the hours of 6am and 8pm. - $42.00 / hour

Additional meetings requested after our initial/first meeting - $42.00 /hour

Charge for service provided outside our current service boundaries - $8.00 / mile / day


DISCOUNTS

Discount for any referral you make that uses YBFF services - 15% off your next service

Seniors over 65 - 5%

Periodic specials and discounts throughout the year


BILLING/PAYMENT

Payment is due upon completion of service by either check or cash. An invoice and envelope for mailing will be left on the last day of pet sitting services, and invoicing for walking services will be left every two weeks. A check can be left for the dog walker to pick up, or it can be mailed to the office.

Any service over $300.00 will require payment of one-half the total service amount at least 3 days prior to the start of service.

A $25.00 penalty will be charged for any amount due not received within 20 days from the last day of service, and assessed again every month on any balance not paid.

There will be a $45.00 charge for all returned checks.


Gratuities

Gratuities are customary in the service industry and our hard working YBFF'ers graciously accept tips as a show of appreciation for the hard work and extra efforts they make to ensure we provide the best pet care possible.


Last update: 07/27/2014

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