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Initial Consultation:    $15.00

Mid-Day Dog Walks:   $15.00-20.00 per visit*

Vacation Care:    $15.00-20.00 per visit*

Pet Waste Removal:    To be determined at initial consult

House-Sitting:    Begins at $45.00 per night.  We generally arrive no later than 7:00pm and leave no earlier than 8:00am each day.  A mid-day visit can be arranged if necessary.  Advance notice for this service is required.

*Visits are usually 20-30 minutes, depending on your pet's needs.  Our rates are based on the location of your residence, number of pets, administering medications, complex feeding routines, watering large number of indoor plants or outside garden, and other requests that may require additional time.





INITIAL CONSULTATION:    It is our policy that we must meet with our clients (both human and furry) in person.  We feel it is always best to have the pet owner personally introduce GSPS to their pet.  During this consultation, we will become familiar with your pet's needs (exceptions can be made in the event of an emergency).  We will collect necessary care information and veterinary releases.  We also ask at this time that you provide us with two keys.  This is so we always have a back-up in case a key does not work or a lock out.  The key will be labeled in such a manner that is is not associated with the pet owner's name or address.

PAYMENT:    For new clients, payment in full is expected at the time services are  scheduled.  For existing clients, payment is expected at the first visit.  For mid-day walk clients, payment can be arranged on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

HOLIDAYS:    Unlike other pet sitters, GSPS does not increase their rates on holidays at this time.  However, holiday visits that are not scheduled two weeks in advance will be charged a $20.00 last minute scheduling fee.  Holidays are New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday-Friday), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.  Additionally, any cancellations seven days prior to holidays will result in a $20.00 cancellation fee.

 GSPS requires a 50% deposit for services scheduled during Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

 LAST MINUTE SCHEDULING:    A $10.00 last minute scheduling fee will be charged for all non-holiday visits scheduled less than 24 hours in advance.

CANCELLATIONS:    A last minute cancellation fee will be charged for all non-holiday visits (2 days or longer) canceled less than 48 hours in advance. 

MILEAGE:    If your home is over 20 miles round trip from the GSPS office, there will be an additional service charge based on mileage.