Rates

Rates

Below are our current rates, fees and discounts for pet sitting, home care and dog walking services.

PET SITTING/HOME CARE (INCLUDES MOST HOME CARE, SEE HOME CARE WITHOUT PETS)

NOTE: All visit times are based on YBFF team members’ arrival and departure times. Home care is included in the Pet Sitting rates unless too time consuming to be completed during the normal visit times. We are more than happy to provide extra services at the normal hourly rate.

YBFF does not charge extra for last minute bookings (unless it is over a holiday) nor do we charge anything extra for holiday bookings (unless you have waited until last minute to schedule your service).

1-2 Pets (Dog or Cat) requiring 1 visit/day

Visits are approximately 30 minutes

25.00 / day

1-2 Pets (Dog or Cat) requiring 2 visits/day

Visits are approximately 30 minutes

50.00 / day

Additional Pets above 2 and owned by client

(this does not include visiting pets)

10.00 / pet / day

Additional 30 Minute Visit

25.00 / visit

Additional 15 Minute Visit (potty/stretch)

17.00 / visit

Additional Times are billed at a YBFF hourly rate

With a minimum charge of $17.00

50.00 / hour

Other Type Pets and Services

50.00 / hour

Horse and other Large and / or Farm Animal Care

Jobs are billed in quarter hour increments with a minimum charge of $17.00. If these animals are combined with other pets on a job, charges will be worked out on an individual basis by type of animal(s) and amount of work/time involved.

50.00 / hour

Overnight Pet/House Sitting

Base charge for a 12 hour overnight period. Overnight Pet Care will be worked out on an individual basis.

75.00 / night

Additional Visiting Pets Staying with You

Any pet staying in clients
Home while YBFF is caring for your pets will be charged 50% of the normal rates and must be arranged and approved by YBFF at least one week in advance. All normal YBFF forms must be completed prior to service and delivered to YBFF as well.

50% of normal rates

Home Care Without Pets

Billed at YBFF hourly rate in quarter hour 50.00 / hour. Increments with a minimum charge of $17.00. Home care includes a daily walk through the entire home watching for any visible problems; bring in mail, packages, flyers; take trash cans to curb and back in; rotate lights and blinds/curtains; water flowers and plants as needed, etc.

50.00 / hour

ADDITIONAL PET SITTING CHARGES/FEES

YBFF does not charge extra for last minute bookings (unless it is over a holiday) nor do we charge anything extra for service during any holiday period (unless you have waited until last minute to schedule your service). YBFF does charge fees for cancellation of pet sitting service as follows:

Note: YBFF considers Holiday Periods to be 5 days Prior and 5 days after any recognized holiday or breaks from school such as fall and spring break.

Scheduling any service with less than 4 days confirmed notice during a Holiday Period

25% of total job

Cancellation of Regular Service during normal times with less than 8 days confirmed prior notice

25% of  total job

Cancellation of overnight pet care service during normal times with less than 14 days confirmed prior notice

45% of total job

Cancellation of regular pet sitting service over a holiday period with less than 8 days confirmed prior notice

40% of total job

Cancellation of overnight pet care service over a holiday period with less than 14 days confirmed prior notice

60% of total job

NOT CALLING YBFF OFFICE upon your arrival home causing YBFF to make a trip to the home if client cannot be contacted by phone

25.00 / trip

BILLING AND PAYMENT FOR PET/HOME CARE SERVICES

Payment is due upon completion of service by either check or cash. An invoice and envelope will be left on the last day of service For Pet Sitting Services:

Any service over $300.00 will require payment of one-half the total service amount at least 3 days prior to the start of service.

A $25.00 penalty will be charged for any amount due not received within 20 days from the last day of service and assessed again every month on any balance not paid. There will be a $45.00 charge for all returned checks.

Tips can be added to the total amount due and will be given to the appropriate team member(s).

DOG WALKING RATES

NOTES: All visit times are based on YBFF team members’ arrival to home and departure from home. Pets from the same home do not include visiting pets that do not belong to client. Visiting pets are charged at a rate of 50% the normal cost, must be approved in advance and all necessary paperwork completed for the visiting pet prior to the service.

Walks are done within a 1 & 1/2 hour time span around the requested time.

An additional charge for any visit requiring extra time for the dog 5.00 / visit walker to secure a key/entrance to the home from the apartment or condo management office for any type walk. There is no additional fee if YBFF is provided with our own key/fob.

Potty Break/Stretch for 1-2 dogs from same home walked at the same time (approximate 10 minute walk)

17.00 / visit

– Each additional dog from same home/same time

7.00 / dog

30 Minute Visit for 1-2 dogs from same home/same time

25.00 / visit

– Each additional dog from same home/same time

9.00 / dog

45 Minute Visit for 1-2 dogs from same home/same time

35.00 / visit

– Each additional dog from same home/same time

11.00 / dog

60 Minute Visit for 1-2 dogs from same home/same time

50.00 / visit

– Each additional dog from same home/same time

14.00 / dog

Visits over 60 Minutes Visit 

17.00 / 15 minute

ADDITIONAL DOG WALKING CHARGES / FEES

Cancellation of any walk without at least 4 hours prior notice

17.00

Forgetting to advise YBFF of a cancellation and our team member makes a trip

17.00

Visiting Dog A visiting dog needing a walk must have at least 2 days prior approval and all necessary paperwork completed and sent to the office prior (if not walked at same time normal fees will be charged)

If dog can be walked at the same time as owners dog 

50% of  total job

If dog must be walked separately 

Normal Fees

NOTE: Regularly scheduled daily/weekly clients have their time spots reserved within an hour and one-half window. YBFF does not charge a last minute booking fee of add-ins unless it’s during a holiday period. However, please remember that regularly scheduled clients have their times reserved so add-in service can only be scheduled as close to the requested time as possible and only if we have team members available.

BILLING AND PAYMENT FOR DOG WALKING SERVICES

Payment is due upon completion of service by either check or cash. An invoice and envelope for mailing will be left on the last day of service. If you are set up with on-line bill pay, you can pay that was as well.
Any service over $300.00 will require payment of one-half the total service amount at least 3 days prior to the start of the service.
A $25.00 penalty will be charged for any amount due not received within 20 days from the last day of service and assessed again every month on any unpaid balance.
There is a $45.00 charge for all returned checks.
Tips are very much appreciated by the YBFF team and can be added to the total amount due and will be given to the appropriate team member(s).

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Key pick up or drop off after our initial service

(most keys are retained at YBFF ofc)

17.00

Additional meetings requested after the initial/first meeting

50.00 / hour

Charge for service provided outside our service area

4.00 / mile per visit

Lock out charge – A trip to your home to unlock the door should you get locked out. YBFF is only able to provide this service if we have a team member available, and only between the hours of 7am and 8pm.

50.00 / hour

DISCOUNTS

Discount for any referral made by a client that uses YBFF services

20.00

Seniors over 70

5%

Periodic specials, contests and discounts throughout the year