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FAQ

Have questions about me, Good Love Animal Care services or methods of payment? You've come to the right place. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me using the button below or the live chat feature built into my website. Any messages go straight to my phone.

About Me 🌹

Growing up in Torrance I often spent the day in the encapsulation of greenery behind my parents' garage, inhaling chlorophyll and waiting for animals and insects to come up to me. Intuitive and sensitive, I naturally favored nature's unconditional love. Over time, societal pressures led me to leave my childhood home and immerse myself in studying Electrical Engineering, neglecting the magic of life in the process. In 2015, I was introduced to the idea of animal caretaking as a profession and started working for Rover - an animal siting & walking app. After graduating from UC Davis in 2019 and free to do as I please, I started to remember parts of me once bullied and shamed, appreciating my vulnerability and innate magic in the process. In 2022, I returned to Southern California and founded my own animal wellness business, creatively expanding my love for animals. Every day, within and beyond my business, I reaffirm my devotion to openness, trust, and intentional connection to life.

How experienced am I as a pet sitter and animal caretaker?

I've been professionally caring for animals since 2015 and often draw from my earliest childhood experiences. From senior dogs needing multiple medications and injections to pets struggling with various anxieties and physical abilities, I've encountered a wide range of situations that underscore the uniqueness of each animal. With CPR certification, bonding, insurance and a whole lot of bravery, I remain committed to continual learning and adaptability.

What pet sitting and caretaking services do I offer?

Sitting - Going out of town for 24 hours or more and need an experienced live-in caretaker? This in-home pet sitting service prioritizes maintaining your pets routine while also enhancing their experience. While you're away, I will live in your home as if it's my own, guaranteeing your babes will never be alone for more than 4 hours a day. In-home pet sitting includes feeding, playing, and daily walks. I also organize fun outings to places like the beach, park, or dog park with your permission. Price includes 1 animal. Learn about my sliding scale rates for this service.

Walking - Need a daily dog walker in Long Beach and surrounding areas? I offer 30 minute or 60 minute walk throughout your neighborhood or any nearby recreational area. This is great for dogs of all ages, cats, and other small animals, as I can provide a dog stroller. We ridin! 

Field Trips - 2 hours of exercise and adventure suitable for all dogs, cats, and small animals! I pick em up and drop em off. For these trips I keep water and a medical kit on me at all times. I will usually take them hiking or to the beach but check out my personal list of approved destinations if you're lookin for a hot-spot! (unfortunate dog joke) ..

In addition to curated field trips, I offer transportation to the groomer, vet, trainer, or anywhere else your companion need's to go!

Cuddles  - Gone for a couple of hours and need in-home pet sitting? This option is ideal for those of you with stuff to do during the day and need a professional companion for your companion. A daily drop-in offers your pet some loving, monitoring and a beloved pee break. 

What are my pet service and sitting rates & how are they curated?

From my many years of personal experience and endless research, caretakers and sitters figure their rates by first deciding what they would like to be paid per hour. After calculating yearly expenses and overhead (pet care insurance, pet taxi insurance, licensing, website, petcare software, etc..), taking into account the average rate per service/hour in their area and how many hours they'd like to work, a rate is produced.

Sitting - For 24 hour in-home pet sitting, I charge $200. Price includes 1 animal, + $22 per additional buddy. For perspective, this comes to a little less than $10/hour per 24 hours. Not to mention you're paying for an experienced caretaker and personalized care for your animals and home. Learn about my sliding scale rates for this service.

 

Just overnights - $110. Price includes 1 animal, + $22 per additional buddy. This is 8 hours of monitoring your baby boo and space of residence.

Walking - 30 minute and 60 minute dog/cat/small animal walks are $28 and $36 respectively. According to Time To Pet's walking calculator, the average 30 minute and 60 minute walk in my region is about $30 and $45.

Field Trips - For 2 hours of stimulation, exercise and playful interaction with life I charge $90 - which includes pick up and drop off. $45 per additional hour. Price includes 1 animal.

Cuddles  - 30 minute and 60 minute short term visits are $28 and $36 respectively. According to Time To Pet's Drop-In calculator, the average 30 minute and 60 minute visit in my region is about $42 and $45, respectively. 

Do I offer general animal transport?

Yes I do! I offer ground transport to wherever your dog/cat/small animal needs to go. Rates start at $25 for local transport. For longer trips I charge $1.20 per mile plus total cost of gas used. 

Do I offer sliding scale rates for my services?

I offer sliding scale rates for my 24 Hour Live-In Sitting service that ranges between $120 - $310. Sharing what we create and expanding it outward is very important to me. A sliding scale rate is about what you can  afford access to rather than what you would prefer or think you should pay. As quoted in the article Self Selecting On Sliding Scale, "a good rule of thumb is to always book at the top of what you CAN (and whatever that is, is ok)".

If you're interested - reach out to me! I'm always open to connect.

Which areas do I offer my animal care services to?

I am currently offering all of my services to residents of Long Beach, Los Altos, Signal Hill, Dominguez, Alamitos, Bellflower, The Plaza, State College Area, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore, City College Area, El Dorado Park, Bixby Knolls, Los Cerritos, Wilmington, Bluff Heights, Bluff Park, California Heights, Downtown Long Beach, Lakewood,  Naples and more!

 

I also offer my in-home sitting and hourly services to Huntington Beach and Seal Beach.

What are my cancellation pollicies?

Sitting - Cancellations made 7 days or earlier of scheduled service start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within fewer than 7 days of scheduled start date of service will be charged 50% of total scheduled service cost.

Walking - Cancellations made before 24 hours of scheduled service start date will receive a full refund. Three or more consecutive cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled service will result in charge of full price of this service upon any future cancellations made within 24 hours of service. All other cancellations will result in a refund or credit toward future service - at the discretion of the client. 

Field Trips - Cancellations made 48 hours or earlier of scheduled service start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within fewer than 48 hours of scheduled start date of this service will be charged 50% of total scheduled service cost.

Cuddles  - Cancellations made 48 hours or earlier of scheduled service start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within fewer than 48 hours of scheduled start date of this service will be charged 50% of total scheduled service cost. 

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