Do you Cringe at the thought of trying to find a reliable Pet Sitter you can trust?
Does the thought of boarding your dog at a Kennel want to make you cry?
Have you missed taking Vacations because you don't want to put your dogs in a kennel, or you have chickens and can't find anyone you can TRUST to care for them?
Do you work long hours and you need someone to drop in and check on your Dog, maybe take him for a quick walk?
Are you a Horse owner and you can't find someone that understands your horse needs to be kept on a very specific schedule?
Finding a reliable Pet Sitter is just as difficult and probably much harder to finding the right babysitter for two legged children because not everyone will love your Pets like you do.
They're not just Pets, but your Family Members but with more fur and a few quirks.
Being able to leave town knowing your Fur Children will be on their normal schedules and routines gives you a sense of peace without the guilt being away having fun.
Hiring a neighbor kid that can provide the basics of food & water and that is good for a day or two at the most, but when you want to go on a real vacation, or you must leave for an extended time, you want someone that is going to be in it for the long haul, not just a neighbor kid that is busy with sports, or dating.
Finding a real solution to care for your pets you can afford is like winning the lottery.
Let me introduce you to Debbie's Pet Sitter Service.
Debbie's Pet Service is who you call when you want a reliable, consistent caregiver of your extended family members.
Have you ever got stuck at work late and you just can't leave the office to run home and let out your dog? It has happened to all of us and that's when you call Debbie.
Horses are more of a challenge.
Do you have a High Maintenance Horse?
If you have a Tricky horse that gets spooked out by strangers, have no fear.
Debbie Gowans is a former professional horse trainer that have many years of experience taking care of the most persnickety horses.
Debbie Also showed horses, so she understands and communicates well with Pampered and Demanding horses.
Debbie Pet Service understands how important keeping your pets on a regular schedule is, especially temperamental horses as well as the potential consequences when schedules aren't kept.
Debbie goes the extra mile and will have a Meet & Greet with the family to get to know you and what you need her to do while you are away. You will have confidence knowing your Pets are in capable loving hands while you are away.
Do your pets have special needs such as requiring oral medicine, or injections? Is your Pet elderly and needs to be let out more often for bathroom breaks?
Debbie has over 25 years as a professional Pet Sitter and is a member of Pet Sitters Associates. She is also certified by Pet Health Academy
for first aid and CPR.
Debbie's Pet Service offers Professional Pet Sitting for Exotic Pets, Horses, Chickens, Pigs, Rabbits, Dogs and Cats in Pensacola, Florida and the Lillian Alabama area.
Pet Sitter Services Offered in Pensacola & Lillian-
Dogs & Cats
- Standard Pet Visits-normally 30 minutes
- Overnight Pet Sitting- 10-12 hours
- Dog Walking-normally 30 minutes
Fresh Food & Water
Cleaning Feeding Dishes
Changing litter box and cages
Poop Scooping the yard
Hair ball pick ups
Loving & Play time
Adjusting Household lights and curtains
Newspaper pick up
- Blanketing and bandaging
- Stall cleaning and turn out
- Administering medicines
- Light exercise
- Checking stalls, gates and fences
- Cleaning water
- Collecting eggs
- Cleaning out cage for debris
- Turning on heat lamps if needed
- Fending off predators
- Caring for a sick or injured chicken
Daily Bundles are available and a Customized schedule is available.
RATES-based on drive time 15 minutes
Standard Visit-30 minutes in Pensacola area.
Mid Day "Pop" in visit- $15
Dog walking- $15 up to 30 minutes of walking
Field trips* $ TBD
Vet Taxi * -$ TBD
Horses-$ rates Available After "Meet & Greet."
It's not just Pet Sitting, it's a Relationship
Debbie's Pet Service is about Relationships with your Family and there are some Factors that will effect pricing such as having Multiple Pets, Pet sitting in remote areas as well as Bundling your Services.
Your Family needs will be met and together we will figure out what works best for you.
Planning a Vacation and wondering
How to Get Started with Debbie's pet Service?
Schedule a Meet & Greet-
This is a free meeting in your home so we can get to know one another and discuss your needs, review the care plan and sign authorization paperwork.
In order to ensure the Highest Quality of SERVICE, Debbie's Pet Service is limited to service areas as listed below:
Areas of Service for Debbie's Pet Service-
Horse Care Basics 101 in the Pensacola area.
Debbie Gowans is a former professional horse trainer and has over 25 years experience in taking care of horses.
Before you decide to bring a Horse into your Family, it is best you educate yourself as much as possible as to the care they require as well as the commitment you are making.
Things to think about when adopting a Horse:
1) Nutritional is critical and understanding a horse’s digestive system is important. A horses basic diet consists of grass, that is rich in fiber and water.
You need to buy quality hay that is clean, being free of mold as well as dust.
Clean fresh water needs to available at all times, even if you think your horse only drinks a few times a day.
In cold weather, you need to insure the water does not freeze. plenty of fresh, clean, unfrozen water should be available at all times, even if the horse only drinks once or twice a day.
How do you know how much food is proper is important.
While most times horses will graze on grass at their leisure, make sure they have plenty of hay available to avoid your horse getting ulcers.
The amount of feed you give your horse will depend on your horses condition and activity level. Horses ridden for pleasure don't necessarily need grain added to their diet, but Competition Horses need grain to perform at their best.
A rule of thumb is your horse will eat between 2% and 4% of their body weight in pounds of hay or other feeds. These guidelines come from the ASPCA.
It is important to watch your horse and make sure he is maintaining an appropriate weight.
- A word on grains:
- Not all horse diets are the same and depending on your particular horse, I understand how important it is to keep their feeding schedule and routine consistent.
- Most horses, even fairly active ones, don’t need the extra calories found in grains, which are high in carbohydrates. Foals fed “high energy” diets can develop bone and joint problems. Some adult horses develop certain muscle disorders related to excess carbohydrates. It is also incorrect to feed a horse extra grain in the winter to keep him warm. Hay, in fact, produces more heat when digested.
- A horse of pony breaking into the grain bin or being allowed to gorge on green pasture for the first time since the fall is headed for disaster.
Vaccinations and De-worming your horse-
All horses need vaccinations and most need regular de-worming.
The specifics should be discussed with an equine veterinarian.
Horses need protection from Tetanus as well as Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, equine influenza, rhinopneumonitis (equine herpes) and rabies. Vaccines for West Nile Virus are also available.
Consult with your veterinarian if other vaccines are appropriate for your horse.
Worms can cause weight loss, poor coat, and colic, which can be deadly. It is best to have your veterinarian test and de-
worm your horse.
Proper management entails not putting too many horses on too little land, rotating pastures if possible, and removing feces regularly.
Extreme Weather Precautions
Horses can tolerated cold much better than the heat. Horses need to be able to sweat to clear toxins built up.
Temperatures over 130, when adding in our humidity, you need to be cautious when exercising your horse.
Hoof Care for Horses-
You should trim your horses Hooves every 6 -8 weeks for horses that aren't as active.
Dental Care for Horses-
Your horses teeth never stop growing and uneven wear leads to pain and difficulty chewing.
You should check your horses teeth twice a year by a trained specialist and have them floated.
Horse Dental disease can lead to choke, colic and weight loss.
As a pet owner, it is hard to find a reliable Pet Sitter you can Trust. A sitter you can build a Relationship with and count on.
If you are looking for someone to care for your pets, someone you want your pets to have consistent care, that they trust, Call Debbie's Pet Service.
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