Rates & Procedures
$18.00 for a 30-minute pet visit. Longer visits can be arranged for $9.00 per additional 15 minutes.
LVBL does not charge more for additional pets except when walking dogs.* I charge for the amount of time it takes to efficiently complete the required services.
Midday walks M-F
$15.00 for 20-minutes
$18.00 for 30-minutes (discount is available with monthly contract for $18 midday walk; $345/one dog – $365/two dogs) Monthly contract does not apply to major holidays.
*There is a $3 charge for each additional dog walked.
A “Meet & Greet” consultation must first be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, before reservations can be made for LittleVisitsBigLove (LVBL) services. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.864.3819 to schedule a FREE 30 to 45 minute consultation for us to get acquainted with each other and your pet. The “Meet & Greet” consists of reviewing the necessary paperwork, answering questions, and getting to know your pet(s) & their needs. At this time I will also learn the logistics of your household that are essential for me to do my job efficiently. When the consultation is scheduled, I will e-mail the necessary “New Client” packet to you so you can print it and fill out the forms for our consultation.
At the time pet sitting reservations are made, LVBL requires a spare key. A copy of all keys will be kept by LVBL. A $3.00 fee will be charged if LVBL has the spare key made. Your key will be coded and kept in a safe lock box. If the client wants their key returned, a fee of $10.00 will be charged for each key transaction.
Payment in full is due at the time reservations are made. LVBL accepts cash and all major credit cards except for AmEx.
Cancellation for scheduled visits*
• 0-2 days cancellation before day of departure: No refund or credit
• 3-7 days cancellation before day of departure: 50% refund or credit
• 8 days or more cancellation before day of departure: 100% refund or credit
Credits must be used within the year of issue.
*LVBL does not give refunds/credits for late departures or early returns. LVBL will give credits in cases of bereavement.
There are no refunds for cancelled midday walks but a credit can be issued for a "replacement day". The "replacement day" must be within the same month as the cancellation but there is no guarantee that a slot will be available.
A holiday fee of $10 per visit applies on the following holidays: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Inclement weather policy:
In most cases LVBL will be closed due to inclement weather on the same schedule as the Federal Government. However, if I feel I can get to your pet without a problem, I will be there as scheduled. I will contact you if I cannot get to your pet due to inclement weather in which case a snow-day credit will be issued.
pls note: It is prudent to have a back-up plan that enlists the help of a neighbor during severe weather. Therefore, please provide a neighbor or friend — who lives within walking distance of your house — with your key(s) and provide their contact information on the LVBL “Contact” sheet. Should I be unable to get to your pet(s) I will enlist the help of your emergency contact. In the event of a predicted storm, LVBL will make all possible preparations for the pets in my charge at that time — ie: extra bowls of water/food, quickie pitstop for dog(s), placing “pee pads” or newspaper, etc. — before the storm hits.
Extreme weather conditions: For the well-being of your dog(s) and myself, walks will be shortened by 5-10 minutes during severe weather conditions. Severe conditions include extreme cold, steady rain, extreme heat or "Code Orange" air quality (ie: 90-100+ degrees which is considered unhealthy by the EPA for sensitive groups such as people who work outdoors).