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Welcome to Tall Tails!

We are a pet and house sitting service specializing in providing superior care for your pets and your home, giving you peace of mind when you can’t be there.

Your pets stay in their own stress-free home, with the same diet and exercise routine. They have the same sitter/dog walker every time, making them feel more comfortable and secure.

Whether you’re away for a few days or for longer periods, you can rest assured your home will be well looked after. We can provide regular home security checks which will satisfy your home insurance requirements or stay in your home and look after it and your pets.

Check out the many services we offer. We can customize the services that best suit your requirements and your pets’ needs.

Description of Services

HOUSE SECURITY CHECKS

Not only does it satisfy your home insurance coverage requirements when you’re away, but it also gives your home a lived-in look and a reassurance that everything is secure. We do a walk through the entire house, checking that windows and doors are secure, and that there are no water leaks. We bring in any mail, newspapers or parcels, we turn lights on or off and open or close blinds/curtains, as needed. We bring garbage and recycling bins to the curb or back to the house. We water house plants. And we sweep or shovel the front steps and stoop.

***In winter, your own contractor must clear the driveway and/or the walkway so we can have clear and easy access to the house***

HOUSE SITTING (no pets)

The sitter overnights in your home and performs the same tasks as in the above-mentioned house security checks.

HOUSE AND DOG SITTING SERVICE

The sitter stays in your home and performs the same tasks as in the above-mentioned house security checks. Your dog is taken out a minimum of 3 to 4 times a day, fed and fresh water provided. Plenty of attention and cuddles are a given! There is a $10.00 extra fee for each additional dog.

HOUSE AND CAT SITTING SERVICE

The sitter stays in your home and performs the same tasks as in the above-mentioned house security checks. Your cat is fed and fresh water provided. The litter box is scooped and freshened daily. Lots of cuddles and play time, if your kitty is into that! The rate is for a maximum of 3 cats, then there is a $5.00 extra fee for each additional cat.

DOG WALKING SERVICE

The fee is for a 30-minute walk. There is a $10.00 extra fee for an additional dog. In case of truly atrocious weather, we can substitute a quick bathroom break then indoor play instead of a walk.

PET VISITS

The fee includes a 30-minute visit. If your pet is a dog, he will be taken outside for a little bathroom break. Pet will be fed, if needed, and fresh water provided. As usual, lots of cuddles and play time. This service is ideal for pets with separation anxiety or those that just plain get lonely, as it shortens their time alone.

SMALL ANIMAL VISITS (rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, birds, etc.)

This is also a 30-minute visit. Your pet will be fed, if necessary, and fresh water provided. Their water dispensing device will be checked to make sure it is working properly (ex.: those suspended water bottles attached to cages). We also clean or refresh the cage bedding, as necessary. Again, lots of cuddles and attention, if they’re into that.

PUPPY OR OLDER DOG PEE BREAKS

This 15-minute visit is ideal for the puppy with the teeny bladder or the older dog that needs more frequent bathroom breaks.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

We offer a variety of other services including transportation of your pet to the vet or the groomer, attending your home for a service call when you can’t be there (ex.: plumbing or electrical repairs, etc.), and even light garden work! If there are other services you might need but that are not listed here, talk to us – we may be able to help.

***A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION IS MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW PETS, TO ASSESS THEIR NEEDS AND YOUR REQUIREMENTS***

FOR VISITS BEFORE 8:00 AM OR AFTER 8:00 PM, THERE WILL BE A $10.00 SURCHARGE.

HOLIDAY SURCHARGE OF $20.00 WILL BE ADDED TO SERVICES ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

About

Hi, my name is Gabrielle and I’m the principal sitter/dog walker of Tall Tails Pet and House Sitting Services. I’ve been involved with animals big and small, well, forever. I decided to start this business to help owners with the care of their pets and their homes, when they can’t be there themselves.

I was a veterinary assistant for well over 20 years, operated a horse farm for years and am presently fostering animals for the Ottawa Humane Society. I can give medical treatments such as changing bandages, giving pills or injections.

I am certified in Pet First Aid, offer bilingual service and can provide references and a Criminal Records Check upon request. Servicing Orleans, Cumberland and Rockland area.

Rates

HOUSE AND DOG SITTING (sitter stays in your home)(dog is taken out 3 to 4 times a day) – $75.00/day

HOUSE AND CAT SITTING (sitter stays in your home)(rate is for a maximum of 3 cats) – $60.00/day

DOG WALKING (30-minute walk) – $25.00/walk

PET AND OTHER SMALL ANIMAL VISITS (30-minute visit) – $25.00/visit

PUPPY OR OLDER DOG PEE BREAKS (15-minute visit) – $15.00/visit

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS – $3.00 TO $5.00

HOUSE SECURITY CHECKS (satisfies your home insurance requirements) – $25.00/visit

HOUSE SITTING ONLY (no pets)(sitter stays in your home) – $45.00/day

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE such as transportation of your pet(s) to the vet or the groomer, attend your home for a service call when you can’t be there or light garden work.

Contact

Hi!  I’d love to hear from you.  If you would like more information or would like to get in touch, you can call me at (613)762-9227 or use the form below. Thanks.