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The average cost for boarding in this country:
Catteries $25/night for 1 cat.
Kennels $40/night per dog, as high as $85 in some locations.

My rate may be slightly higher than the average in some areas but I love and care for your babies 24 hours a day. Cuddling, feeding, playing, brushing, medicating, cleaning up litter at least once per day.

Many people flinch at paying for these services, but you do get what you pay for to care for your furrier family members.

My usual rate is $50/day, for 1 to 2 dogs, or 1 to 4 felines, but Covid-19 and variants have hit all of us hard; I have dropped my starting rate from $50 to $30 per day until this nightmare is over. Thank you.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • American Samoa, California: Central Coast & Central Valley (Madera, Monterey, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz), Northern California (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino), San Fransico Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma), Southern California (San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura), Colorado: Central (Eagle, Pitkin), Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts: Eastern (Suffolk), Montana, Nevada: Las Vegas, New York: New York City/Long Island (Kings, New York), Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon: Oregon Coast (Clatsop, Lincoln, Tillamook), Palau, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 10Jun-24Jun

Hikeeba Cares

61, Writer, Editor, Reviewer, Copy-editor

Please, read entire profile.
My advice for every owner: don't just go with the first applicant; take your time and find the perfect fit. And, remember: you do get what you pay for.
The More You Know

Professional, Salaried. Non-smoker, Pescatarian.
Fully vaxxed, boosted (2) and always masked-up.
Available For Long-Term Assignments

House- and Pet-sitting have been a part of my life since my early teens. So, decades.

The homes I have been entrusted with varied from a flat to an estate and a mansion. I'm not sure of the size, really; the stairs kept shifting behind me. It may have been surprisingly small or amazingly huge.

I adore big dogs, snooty cats, nervous parrots, standoffish alpacas, huge horses, animals not so young, and pets needing a little technician help. I specialise in pets who need a bit more care and assistance and extra love.

Unafraid of practically all creatures great and small, excluding: chimps, pit bull types, English bull terriers, Staffies, "bully" dogs, anything on the Dangerous Dogs Act. These I must rule out. I'm very attached to my face, and I'd like it to stay attached to me.

Over this time, I have been responsible for the care of a crazy variety of animals; healthy dogs and cats, elderly animals, tripods, blind, deaf, alpacas, horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks, parrots, and many more!

If you are interested in my academic, writing, and work CV, I can provide you with the entire fascinating epic. You can even visit my own site hikeeba.com.

More experience:

Name a type of animal and I've probably had experience with it, from alpacas to a flock of parrots to Labs on a barge boat.

I have cared for blind and deaf dogs and cats, animals needing medication, elderly pets, and 'tripods'. Extra love for exceptional pets.

I recently sat SEVEN parrots and two alpacas. Over the years I have also had experience with, among others, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, parrots, pigs, aanndd... I'm sure there are more, but. . . Nope. That's it for now.

As I tell every owner, don't just go with the first applicant; take your time and find the perfect fit..

My mother was a breeder of many different kinds and my baby sister is a breeder of champion Cavs and French Bulldogs.

I have dragged a wounded horse from danger, staunched an animal's bleeding until I can carry or drive them to the vet to be treated. Dropper- and tube-fed runts of the litter, administered medications (including daily and multi-day injections) to spooked animals, dealt with a bloodbath of a very large dog's first heat, and cared for a small farm of animals.
I can take on just about all creatures, great and small.

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