Welcome Friends, Pet Owners & All Of
Our Current Customers & New Customers!
UPDATE: July 3, 2020
Thank you to our wonderful customers!
Mid-March I started receiving phone calls from my customers, with cancelations of their vacations and time slots they had
booked with us. Although we are a small business, we are comparable to the travel industry. The majority of our revenue is highly dependent on those who travel. Those calls continued well into the end of May. We lost our dog walking revenue (except one two days a week) as well because people were either laid off or working from home.
I made a conscious decision to hold on, not panic. Painted two rooms in our home, nailed those dust bunnies underneath those tight spaces that would peek out from time to time, and regrouped. Very happy to report that in the last two weeks we have retained seven new customers! Our blank schedules are filling up quickly as our devoted customers and new customers are planning their vacations and things are almost back into full swing.
This was the year I wanted to hire someone, and although I'm not ruling that out yet, I have to be patient and catch up to what was lost first. So thank you to our regular customers for hanging on with us, thank you to our new customers and a HUGE thank you to all of you who are giving referrals! We are very proud to serve you all and look forward to the light of what's to come. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
God Bless XO MARY
* NEW! FAMILY-STYLE BOARDING *
NO KENNELS! (click here)
We have a large professionally fenced play area, where your dog(s) have free reign of our home, furniture and our two boys "Brady" (Goldendoodle) & "Blitz." (Yorkie mix)
If you specifically ask us to crate your dog, we will. Otherwise, our home is your dog's home away from home! We are not located on a main road, we have walking trails and lots of play time with down time in between. We provide dog beds (or yours), sterilized bowls for food and water & lots of one on one pampering!
All you have to supply is your dog's preferred food with instructions, blanket if they have a favorite one, (we have those too!) and a crate if required or you can use one of ours. We only crate if our customers insist. Call ahead, as our space is limited.
PET SITTING VISITS, DAY CARE VISITS & DOG WALKING
By appointment, we serve Sullivan County residents who reside in:
Prices vary for 20-30 minute visits. If you have special needs pets, we will give medications as instructed. If you work long hours and need us to stop by to let your dog(s) out to relieve themselves or some good old exercise, a walk & play time, we do that too!
We have excellent references & conduct free in-home meet & greets!
Is there a service you need
that is not listed? Contact us and ask, we just may be able to help you with that!
Certified, Licensed, Bonded & Insured
We Have Excellent References!
SHUTTLE TO GROOMER
There's nothing like a dog or cat's personality after a good shampoo, cut, fluff & nail clip! The various area groomers are phenomenal folks. We've had the pleasure of working with these talented groomers and they are just a phone call away. Need us to drop off your pet and bring him/her back home? Call us!
SHUTTLE TO VETERINARIAN
Is your pet due to get that Rabies shot before it expires? How about a Vet check-up? Give us a call and we'll get it done. We are familiar with many of the veterinarians in the area.
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed - except for pet sitting
THESE TIMES DO NOT REFLECT OUR PET SITTING HOURS! PET SITTING CAN BEGIN AS EARLY AS 5:30 AM UP UNTIL 10-11:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK
THE JOURNEY HERE
After being employed at an Animal Shelter where I proudly wore many hats, I found myself without a job in the middle of winter. I cannot go without mentioning while under that employment, a day did not go by where something new was learned. The person who hired me (Hi Susan!) :-) was probably my biggest inspiration, a great teacher and a decent human being who appreciated and acknowledged her staff daily, brought the shelter back to life and unfortunately also moved on.
Between a natural instinct, experience with animals and the absolute love of animals, I knew I wanted to continue in this field.
Shortly after entering the unemployment system, I received a letter from New York State informing me I was qualified for a program called SEAP (self employment assistance program) with an invitation to apply. It took me a bit to think it over and that's when it all came to me. I started writing notes, I applied for the program and continued to write notes and researched an idea. Within four weeks I was accepted into the program. It is was at this point everything turned around. There are mandatory aspects of this program and one must be fully committed, such as required hours of business classes, mentoring by counselors, and program packets that are due monthly as you complete each level. It was then I met the Sullian County SCORE folks (supported by the SBA). Charlene Finerty is the Chairperson of Sullivan County SCORE (boy does she know her business strategy/plan stuff!!). Charlene set me up with a husband and wife team Bob & Carol who became and still are my mentors. The feedback, advice, tips, and support both personal and business throughout this journey has been unbelievable! It has been one of the most positive experiences of my life and I am forever grateful for their support, guidance, their kind words, their constant praise and enthusiasm of what I've achieved to date. THANK YOU to them, my Dad, my wonderful son Michael, family and friends who have cheered me on. A new door has opened! With that I take a quote from one of the many business classes, and that is "starting a business is like jumping off a cliff while building your parachute on the way down." Challenge accepted! :-)
In additon to the mandatory business classes, I've taken the initiative for certifications in Pet CPR/FIRST AID, Animal Behavior and Safety, Aggressive and Fearful Dogs, and plan on adding Geriatric/Special Needs Animals to the list. I would like to thank Becky the director of PETS ALIVE for hosting the CPR class, with instructor Lauren Jones, LVT. What a beautiful facility you have there! I look forward to networking with you both in the future! I am also very excited to be of service to future customers, their furry friends, all of the veterinarians, the Animal/Dog Control Officers, groomers and area shelters. See you all soon!