frequently asked questions
SO HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?
1. I'll come to you for an initial consult to meet you and your pets. We will go over visit needs and details, and I'll get the lay of the land. Vet forms and your contract will be provided to you at this time, and keys will be exchanged.
2. I'm all set for scheduling visits with your pal!
3. After each visit I will communicate with you however you request (text, email, phone call) to let you know how everything went.
4. It's only me! I will do my very best to accommodate walks and visits, but they are subject to availability.
Are you a member of psi (pet sitters international) , or napps (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)?
No and no, and I'll explain why.
In order for me to join an association, it must add actual value to my business. PSI and NAPPS are not policing organizations, so they don’t provide any guarantee to clients. Anyone can pay the fee (which is a bit pricey) to become a member and put a logo on their website, but it doesn’t make them qualified to be your pet sitter. I am a Certified Veterinary Technician in the State of Minnesota, which means I went to an accredited school and passed board exams. I work as a relief ICU technician and complete ten continuing education credits every two years. I also belong to the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians (MAVT), through which I renew my certification, attend annual conferences, and connect with other vet techs in Minnesota. My credentials speak for themselves!
Can you watch my pet overnight?
Short answer: no. Long answer: After a year in business I’ve moved away from overnight sitting, and towards dog training and client education. In June 2019, I will be completing a Dog Trainer Professional program through Karen Pryor Academy. The future of Hairy Poppins, LLC will be in private dog training, as well as integrated training during daytime dog walks and visits.
are you licensed and insured?
You betcha. Hairy Poppins, LLC is a licensed and registered small business in the state of Minnesota, and insured by KennelPro.
can i request last-minute services?
Absolutely. I will do my best to accommodate. Requests are subject to availability.
what is your service area?
Regular walks are limited to South Minneapolis. Dog training is available in the Twin Cities. Cat sitting services are offered in Minneapolis - please contact me for more information!
how CAN i pay you?
I accept credit cards, checks and cash. Pricing on website does not include local or state sales tax. Payment is required prior to the start of services (leaving cash or a check at the first visit works, too!).