Before I talk about how we came up with our pet care prices for sit-stay-play.com, I want to tell you about a tub install gone wrong.
Friends of mine wanted to install a new walk-in tub so they looked in the phone book and called several popular bath and tub installation companies. The quotes they gave were far too high for my friends’ budget so they went with a person recommended by a friend.
The gentleman that came to their house never returned their voicemail messages and when he finally did call, he was rude. Once the consultation was set up he handed my friend a cheesy business card, including a typo and a crossed out phone number with handwritten phone number added. When my friends asked for recommendations from previous clients, he seemed shocked and got rude.
Despite the gentleman’s behavior, they hired him!
While the job was being done, numerous issues arose, more money was needed, messes were left but eventually the job got finished.
Months after their brand new walk-in tub was installed, guess what, problems started popping up.
Mold started growing. Seams that were supposed to have been caulked weren’t. My friends tried to save some money and in the long run, ended up spending more in having the job redone.
“Hiring A Pet Care Provider Shouldn’t Be Based On Price.”
What can you take away from the tub story? One thing that’s clear: cheap isn’t always better. Low pet care prices might mean the person has little experience or knowledge; budget pricing might be OK if you’re buying a paper towel holder or set of dishes. However, do you really want cheap when it comes to a tub, shower or anything important in your life?
It might sound appealing to just have your high school neighbor look in on your dogs but what happens if there’s a problem…do they have the skills needed to break up a dog fight? Do they know what dogs do when they’re having an allergic reaction to a bee sting? Are you confidant that the next door neighbor would know what to do if your dog slipped his leash while they were outside walking, will that kid call you immediately?
“Our Pet Care Prices are Set to Be Affordable to Those That Need Our Services.”
Here are some factors that play a role in our pricing structure:
- Distance to/from your home – our vehicles must be maintained in order to put the high miles on them we do, plus gas isn’t free. We provide pet care services in Muncie, Anderson, Yorktown and most cities in between and nearby;
- Amount of time it takes to care for your pets, give medicine, potty them, clean up any pet messes;
- The working conditions – if we’re working in a house or on a property where there’s bad air quality, poor working conditions (clutter, unclean/unhealthy) – the price will be adjusted accordingly; and
- The number of pets you have will also be reflected in pricing; more pets equals more time and money;
- Our insurance coverage and ongoing training.
In order to keep competent, trustworthy employees, we pay them a good wage. We want to be able to send our sitters into homes where all the supplies are provided and the working conditions are great. Competent and trustworthy people don’t work for chump change! (Are you looking for a part-time, flexible job caring for pets? Check out our employment page.)
We’re here to help and are always just a phone call away when you become a client of sit-stay-play.
Request services now – just click here to get started. There’s a short online form to fill out then we’ll call you to set up your free consultation, then we’ll finalize services.
Looking forward to caring for your pet(s),
Kelley Stewart, CEO|Pet Sitter
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC
“Your pet sitting, dog walking, poop scooping specialists!”
P.S. Did you know we host monthly pet nail trim events? And have a senior outreach program where we trim their pet’s nails for free? Learn more about these here…
P.P.S. We have a free birthday club you can sign your pet up for. Members of this club get special offers, gifts and invitations to birthday shindigs! Sign up here!