Denese Mealor

Critter Lover with 18 Years Experience & a Huge Heart

Pet Sitter in Jacksonville

Pet-sitter/dog walker with eighteen years of experience working with animals available for hire seven days a week. Past credentials include: a kennel technician at Mandarin Animal Hospital for three years, a kennel worker at Julington Creek Animal Hospital, years and years worth of pet-sitting, house-sitting, and dog-walking for family, friends, neighbors, friends of family, friends of friends, friends of neighbors etc. I began my love of caring for animals in pre-school, when I began bringing home stray dogs and cats, bunnies, hamsters, gerbils, goldfish, mice, frogs, lizards, turtles, tortoises, spiders and the occasional snake. My older brother, who is now currently the veterinarian/owner of Mandarin Animal Hospital, taught me a lot about the creatures I found so exciting and fascinating. We accept every type of animal, whether they are considered safe breeds or more restrictive breeds not allowed just anywhere. We love every type of animal equallyevery sort of dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, rodent, amphibian, reptile, chinchilla, fish, hermit crabs, birds, tortoise, and turtle. The only type of breed restriction we implement are those for snakes, insects, and spiders, unless kept in a very closely guarded cage and presented with very intensive instructions. My job duties as pet-sitter will include walks, playtime, feeding and giving fresh water, administering medications, cleaning litter boxes, bathing, and small household duties for when you have to be away from your home. I charge for TIME, not PER PET. I have been caring for animals as a pet-sitter since the age of 17, and as a veterinary assistant for 4 years. My own little guys are black-and-white tuxedo kitty brothers named JubJub (age 9) and Trigger (age 8). They are absolutely the loves of my life. My other babies who have passed on are Flash (a 10-year-old blind bassett hound, Whiskers (a stroke), at least four or six rabbits, white mice, gerbils, hamsters, a guinea pig named Wilbur, a snow-white kitten whom Id had to give away due to lack of space in my miniscule apartment), a tank of tiny turtles, three backyard tortoises named Roger, Jasper, and Myrtle, and an old stray tabby whom Id fed every morning for five years outside my childhood home before the food began to go untouched every night. I began pet-sitting and dog-walking for my neighbors and friends around the age of 13, and my customers were so impressed with my punctuality, sense of responsibility, and genuine fondness of pets that they began recommending me to their work friends, their book clubs, their PTA fundraiser crowd. It became a very lucrative after-school job for me, and I pursued it to its fullest, taking on thirty or forty clients at a time. I still pet-sit and dog-walk several times a month, but as of late have dedicated most of my life to receiving my Bachelors Degree and caring for my toddler, husband, and cats. Now, however, I have decided to rekindle my love of caring for pets and animals, and am available for hire seven days a week. Just check the calendar and give me a call, Im looking forward to meeting you! HOURS AVAILABLE: Monday Thursday: 7 a.m. 8 p.m.* Friday Sunday: 7 a.m. 9 p.m.* *Call if services are needed between the hours of 9 p.m. 7 a.m. SERVING: Mandarin, Julington Creek/Fruit Cove, Baymeadows RATES: I offer a free 10-20-minute consultation in which I will travel to your home, free of cost to you, in order to meet you and get acquainted with your pet(s). We will go over your specific instructions, take a tour of where all animal supplies and toys are kept, and allow me and your pet(s) to get acquainted with each other. We will also fill out any paperwork necessary, and make sure that I have the list containing all of the phone numbers and addresses where you will be available. Dogs: 15 Minute Potty Break Visit: Take out to potty/walk for 10 minutes, pick up droppings, fresh water and food if need be, administration of medications, 10-minute walk. RATES: $12 per visit. 30 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, administration of medications, bath (if need be), 20-minute walk and playtime. RATES: $18 per visit. 45 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, administration of medications, bath (if need be), 35-minute walk & extra-long playtime. RATES: $25 per visit. 60 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, administration of medications, bath (if need be), 45-minute walk and extra-long playtime. RATES: $30 per visit. CATS 15 Minute Check-in Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, clean litter box, administration of medications, cleaning of cage. RATES: $10 per visit. 30 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, clean litter box, administration of medications, 15 minutes playtime. RATES: $15 per visit. 45 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, clean litter box, administration of medications, 30 minutes playtime. RATES: $20 per visit. 60 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, clean litter box, administration of medication, 45 minute playtime. RATES: $30 per visit. RABBITS 15 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, administration of medication, 10-minute playtime/exercise time (if so requested), cleaning of cage. RATES: $15 per visit. 30 Minute Visit: Food/treats, fresh water, administration of medication, 15-minute playtime/exercise time (is so requested), cleaning of cages. RATES: $20 per visit. BIRDS, RODENTS, FERRETS, CHINCHILLAS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, TURTLES & TORTOISES, ETC. 10 Minute Visit: Fresh water, food, clean cage. $10 per visit. FISH/HERMIT CRABS, ETC. 10 Minute Visit: Fresh food/water. $10 per visit. Pet Services: -Fresh food and water at scheduled visits -Walks, playtime, brushing, love -Scoop and change litter boxes -Pick up after pets -Maintain your routine -Love on them as if they were our own Pet Taxi: -to transport to vet or groomer (or anywhere they need to go) -$25 for pick up (i.e. pick up from home and drop-off at destination) -$45 round trip BASIC HOME CARE SERVICES: -Pick up newspaper and/or mail -Adjust curtains and lighting -Place trash and recycling outside for pick up -Security alarm

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Phone Number 904-347-...
Provider Type Individuals
Services Dog Walking
Pet Feeding
Pet Sitting
Overnight Care
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