How it all got started

How it all got started

I had just moved to North Carolina from Germany and I didn’t know the area at all.   I was getting ready to take a trip but taking my dogs and cat were totally out of the question.  One of my dogs would rather jump out the car window than to sit quietly, so I ended up boarding them.

The result was that they all came back home with separation anxiety (and kennel cough). Who’s to blame them, in their minds they probably thought they’d never see me again after that experience!

The next time a trip came up, I vigorously searched the phone book for an alternative to boarding.  I found a pet sitting company and decided to try it out. When I returned home from this trip, my furry babies were very content and healthy!  And, the added bonus of knowing that my home was also looked after, sold me on pet sitting versus boarding.

I was so impressed with my pet sitting experience,  that when I moved to Colorado Springs in 1996,  I decided to go into the pet sitting business myself so I could offer this wonderful service to pet owners like me!

Little Paws Pet Sitting was born….!

 

 

My Philosophy

Animals have always been my passion. I’m the kind of person who’ll stop and pull the car over because there’s a stray dog on the side of the road or injured wildlife that needs rescuing. I have volunteered and fostered for All-Breed Rescue as well as 9-Lives Rescue. My house is like Noah’s Ark…:Three dogs, two cats, a bearded dragon and a bare-eyed cockatoo. Wild birds and squirrels also know where to find me when they’re ready for some yummy treats. I always go the extra mile to make sure all animals are taken care of.

FAQ

FAQ

What types of payments do you accept?

Check, bill pay, cash, money order, credit cards ($ 70 and over)

How do I get billed?

You will receive an invoice via e-mail.

Can I make reservations directly with my Little Paws Pet Sitter?

No. Our pet sitters are not in a position to accept reservations from new or repeat clients.

How do I make reservations?

By filling out the contact form on our website any time or by calling or texting Ulrike at 719-232-6757 (8 AM – 6 PM).

 

Prices & Services

Prices & Services

30 minute visits – $17

– up to two pets

$1 more for each additional pet

– any day of the year

– 6 am to 9 pm

What you can expect during our 30 minute visits:

– Playtime, Exercising, Kisses and Attention

– Clean Food and Water Bowls

– Clean Crates/Cages, Litter Boxes, Accidents

– Bring in mail, paper, water plants, take out/in garbage can, alternate lights

– Home safety check

 

 30 minute walks for dogs- $ 17.00

– up to two pets

– $ 1.00 extra per additional pet

– any day of the year

– 6 am to 9 pm

 

Potty Breaks – $12 

15 minute visit

– up to two pets

– $ 1.00 extra per additional pet

– 6 am to 9 pm

– any day of the year

– dogs only (limited service areas)

Overnight Sitting

$50 for 12 hours

– any day of the year

Up to two pets, any size and breed

$ 5 extra for each additional pet

What you can expect during our stay:

– Playtime, Exercising, Kisses and Attention

– Clean Food and Water Bowls

– Clean Crates/Cages, Litter Boxes, Accidents

– Bring in mail, paper, water plants, take out/in garbage can, alternate lights

– Home safety check

 

House Sitting

$75 for 24 hours

– any day of the year

Up to two pets, any size and breed

$5 for each additional pet per day

What you can expect during our stay:

– Playtime, Exercising, Kisses and Attention

– Clean Food and Water Bowls

– Clean Crates/Cages, Litter Boxes, Accidents

– Bring in mail, paper, water plants, take out/in garbage can, alternate lights

– Home safety check

 

–  Administer Insulin – $5 extra per patient

– Backyard poop scooping: $ 12.00 per 15 minutes. 

– There is NO limit to the amount of pets per household we accept.

– You choose how many visits you want!

– Short notice reservations:  Add an additional 50% for visits on first day (24 hrs. or less)

– One free meet ‘n greet for up two 30 minutes is offered for new clients only.

*Fees may increase slightly depending on distance to your home