No, our prices are not going up! I wanted to start off with that. However, based on some experience I did need to make some alterations. This is to ensure that we provide quality service while still providing some flexibility.
What is our change? Well, it's simple really. If you check out the services page, you will notice that we added an "additional 15 minutes" option. $10 for an addition 15 minutes if you are with 7 miles, and $12 for an addition an 15 minutes between 7-10 miles. Please note - if you do not originally request this extra time, but it takes longer than 30 minutes to sufficiently care for your pets, the price for additional time is $12 and $15, respectively. The reason for this is that I have to plan my time based on what is agreed upon. If it takes longer than expected, that can throw the schedule off.
So, how do you know if you need more than 30 minutes, you may ask? After a lot of time spent with my own 4 cats, and other clients with 4 cats, I would venture to say anything up to 4 cats (that do not have any special needs) should be doable in a 30-minute span. If you have 5 or more cats, with or without special needs, I STRONGLY suggest adding more time up front. If you have special needs cats, but 4 or less, we can discuss what the best option will be at the meet & greet. This is NOT an extra fee for extra cats. I charge for time, and it basically comes down to more cats ultimately take more time to care for. There is more food to prepare, more cleanup involved, etc. You may also notice that the prices for administering medication have the same pricing system. Please understand that even if we are "just administering medication", you are still paying for my knowledge and experience, in addition to time and making the drive, and the increased risk of liability being assumed. Also, while it may take only a few minutes for you to administer the medication, we are still taking time to potentially look for your kitty, calm him/her down, and then administer the medication, plus monitoring briefly afterwards to make sure there are no issues.
Remember, at Cats are Family Too!, the health and safety of your cat is first and foremost.
Any questions? Please feel free to contact me via the contact page, or you can email me directly at email@example.com.