Hi fellow Pet Owners! We are Dan and Rica, and we can be your extra hands!
We are a couple who loves pets so we'd like to help you out when you need pet care services. We both grew up with pets when we were young, and we have our little Yokai in our home right now. Hubby Dan is running a small home-based business, while wife Rica is a housewife. We are at home most of the time -- and this is one of the reasons why we know we can provide quality care.
We live in a 3-room HDB flat where we provide a genuine home environment, so your pooch will have a home away from home. To provide utmost care and security, we have installed partitions and doggy gates to avoid the lure of an open entrance door -- or the smell of cooking meat! When the coast is clear though, partition/room doors and doggy gates are open and pet guests are free to roam inside the house. We keep them in our line of sight as much as possible.
There are several pockets of gardens, fields, playgrounds, and a long stretch of walkway along the canal in our estate where we walk the dogs so they get plenty of sun and exercise. There are covered areas too, so rain or shine, the outdoors are accessible. For longer stays and more active dogs, there is a nearby dog run which we sometimes visit.
Our motivation and experience:
We are pet lovers. Hubby grew up with lots of dogs and cats at home; while wife had personally had a Golden Retriever (who had passed on due to old age), aside from having several family pets. Together we have our 3-year old terrier, 2-year old turtle and some fish at home.
However, we have experienced first-hand the agony of leaving our pets during holidays, which is why we searched for pet care options to ensure our pets are well taken care of. We decided to extend our services to fellow pet owners to provide the peace of mind we know we all need when we are away.
Aside from family and personal pets, we've taken care of small, medium and large dogs for other people. We've had Poodles, a Cockapoo, Pomeranian, Beagles, Shiba Inu, Japanese Spitz, Jack Russel, Pug, Singapore special and other breeds board with us, and had taken other dogs such as Labradors, Golden Retriever, Weimaraner, Cocker Spaniels, Hound dog, among others, for walks and home-visits. Hubby has also taken care of cats (home visits).
We both have a hand in the basic grooming of our pet and those who board with us. Hubby has taken basic grooming and dog training classes, and is a Certified Canine First Responder (dog first-aid).
We'd love to give you extra hands to take care of your furkid when you are away. We offer the folllowing services:
Boarding - Your dog stays with us overnight. This includes feeding, daily walks and cuddles and play time. For stays of 3 days or more, we include bathing. We also entertain special needs/requests such as administration of topical or oral medication. Talk to us about your dog's needs!
Day care - Your dog stays with us up to 8 hours during the day, and we provide for their needs during that time -- just let us know!
Home visits - We visit and check on your pet in your house. This would include feeding, adding/changing water, washing of bowls, cleaning of pet trays/litter box and cuddles, play and a 30-min walk. We would also sweep the floor a little when there's a lot of shedding to ensure that your pet has a comfortable environment even when alone. If you have plants, we can water them too. Quoted home visits last an hour -- but feel free to talk to us if you need longer hours!
Dog walking - We will walk your dog around the neighbourhood and nearby parks and pet-friendly places. We can have a leisurely walk, or an active walk -- depends on what your dog needs. Quoted rates are for up to an hour's walk, but we can further discuss if you need longer walks for your energetic pup.
Home-sitting. Depending on your requirements, we can stay in your home for a few hours a day, most of the day or overnight so we can check on your home and provide your pet/s some company. This will include looking after your pets' needs such feeding, providing fresh water, washing and cleaning of bowls and trays, cuddles, play and walks. We will bathe your dog/s for home-sittings of 5 days or more. We will also sweep the floor a little when there's a lot of shedding to ensure that your pet/s has a comfortable environment even when alone. If you have plants, we can water them too. Talk to us if you have other needs and we'll see how we can help!
Send us a message if you have further questions. We can schedule a free meet and greet to discuss and see if we have a good match!
First-time booking so we didn't know what to expect, but they took good care of our kids. They sent us detailed updates every day, with pictures and videos!
Both Dan and Rica are prompt with photo and video updates throughout the day. We felt at ease leaving Junior in their care and would not hesitate to recommend their petsitting services to friends or to book them again to petsit Junior next time. Thank you.
We take care of our dog's basic grooming so we're quite skilled in that area. We have also attended basic obedience and basic grooming training.
Dan And Rica
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