The Creative Critter Sitter

The Creative Critter Sitter
Contact me: 267-767-4526 or sandy@sandyearth.com

"One cannot create personality in art without sharing experiences with its subjects."

About me...

I am a Professional Pet Sitter/Dog Walker certified by NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters) and am insured. I also have kennel/day camp experience, knowledge in pet first aid, I have helped in the care of foster animals through The Cat Shack, a local cat shelter and of course have cared for my own critters for as long as I can remember. I have also rescued injured wildlife and transported them to Aark.
NOTE: If you have it in your heart to help an injured wildlife animal PLEASE read all the information at Aarks' site NOW! http://www.aark.org/aark/Home.html And thank you for caring!


Volunteering at AARK Wildlife

Volunteering at AARK Wildlife
me and the fawn

AARK

AARK
me feeding a baby squirrel

My Pet Care Services

In Your Home Pet Care or pet sitting: Rates start at $18 per visit. Rates vary by trip miles, individual needs/tasks and number of animals who need care.

Daily Dog Walks: Dog walk rates start at $18 per walk/visit. Rates vary by trip miles, length of walk, number of dogs and additional requested tasks.

Pet Taxi Service: This service is for picking-up or dropping off pets. This can be used for day camp, kennel, Vet, the groomer, training, etc. Pet Taxi service is $19 plus trip miles

Overnight Service: Late PM to early AM.
Rates start at $65 per night

Holiday Surcharge: $5 Includes all major holidays (Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday and 4th of July)

Pets

Pets include dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets, reptiles/exotics, birds, chickens/ducks (some other farm animal experience, would love more)...but I am always enthusiastic to learn about and care for all animals...so don't hesitate if your pet is not listed.

Home Safety

Home safety services include: open/close curtains, turn on/off lights, put out garbage/recyclables, bring in mail/newspapers, etc. Along with caring for your pets I will care for your plants, gardens and any outdoor feathered friends (or even deer in some cases) who's feeder needs replenishing.
(Liability insured)


*Note: There are many pet care providers who choose to advertise their business on the side of their car(s). During my certification process with NAPPS I learned that this is a very unsafe practice that alerts potential predators to the home owners absence. My continued success in my pet care business is important to me but I will not risk the safety of my clients home or their pets to intruders or pet predators. For this reason I do not advertise on my car!!

Visits

The length of each pet sit and dog walk visits vary according to the needs of the clients pet(s) and the required tasks.

At the end of each of my visits I write up some notes about the visit on a daily sheet that is left behind so that you can see how your critters were while you were away.
In addition I can call, email, or text updates while you are away if you choose.


Note: Before visits can begin, a free meeting will be set up so you and your pet(s) can meet me. During this time you will be given forms to be filled out and signed that I will keep on file. These include all client and pet info, emergency contact(s), and Vet information. This is to ensure that if an emergency were to occur I would have everything I need to care for your pets.


Locations

Areas include parts of upper Montgomery County as well as parts of Bucks, Berks, and Lehigh counties. Rates vary according to distance.

I currently do pet care in the following areas:

Dog walks: Quakertown (Milford/Traumbauersville areas), East Greenville (Upper Perk), Coopersburg, (Spinnerstown/Limeport areas), Perkasie/Sellersville, Perkiomenville, Souderton...

Pet Sitting: Upper Perk, Gilbertsville, Schwenksville, Harleysville, Quakertown, Sellersville, Coopersburg, Center Valley, Zionsville, Perkasie, Emmaus, Barto, Richlandtown.
..

Pet Portraits

I also offer Pet Portraits through my art biz SandyEarthIllustrations (examples below). These are done in oil on canvas or charcoal. (other mediums by request) I am flexible as to the sizes requested and prices vary depending on size and medium. *I do people portraits as well.

10% of portrait sales will be donated to several wonderful animal organizations. Please ask for a portrait of your pet or a friend or relatives pet today.They make great gifts and memorials of our critter family.

You can contact me for more information on any of these services.

Sandy Bock
Call 267-767-4526 or email sandy@sandyearth.com





The joys of pet sitting :)

The joys of pet sitting :)
me and a silly boy

The seniors

The seniors
love belly rubs and back scratches :)

Loves to play!!

Loves to play!!
he's a handsome, playful kitty

On the hunt

On the hunt
very affectionate love bug...as long as you're not a mouse

Harry- daily dog walk client

Harry- daily dog walk client
"Hairy" Harry is the new puppy addition to the family after Duke's untimely passing. Harry is a spunky little guy who is a real joy to care for; lots of belly rubs! :)

The Rescues (Destiny, Zach and Kali)

The Rescues (Destiny, Zach and Kali)
Here's three wonderful dogs that I get to care for a couple days a week.

Sweet little lady

Sweet little lady

Hershey

Hershey
Hershey has recently moved out of state with his owner. He is greatly missed!

The Ducks!

The Ducks!

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge
Duke

Phoebe

Noah

Volunteering with The Cat Shack

Volunteering with The Cat Shack
here's two sweet boys being fostered by a friend of mine...I get to help with them and many others

Client Reviews and Misc Thank You's




"My wife and I hired Sandy to walk our new puppy during the day while we are at work. She has been doing a fantastic job for us. She is very professional with a love of animals that is obvious. Due to my schedule this week, I happened to be home when she showed up for one of today's visits. I was very pleased to see how happy our puppy was to see Sandy. We are also very happy with the daily write-up she provides describing her time with our little puppy. It is very nice to know that our puppy is in capable and loving hands while we are away. - John M."
Quakertown, Pa



"Creative Critter Sitter

Sandy has become the answer to my pet sitter/care needs. I can leave home with “peace of mind” knowing my pets will be cared for as well as if I were home. After all the times she has cared for my pets, I have never come home to any surprises. She is without a doubt the “best” pet sitter I have ever used. Once you use Sandy, you’ll never use anyone else. I can’t say enough about Sandy’s abilities. Again – she is the best!!!

Andy Dabrowski
Coopersburg, PA"


"Sandy, it is rare to find anyone who actually shows up when they are supposed to and stays to work for as long as expected, much less when there is no one there to whom they are accountable. You have exceeded our expectations. We know for a fact that you arrive and leave at the designated times and use your time here well. You have done an excellent job with Zach and he is becoming more and more of a little gentleman, we know he enjoys the walks he goes on with you! Kali and Destiny love seeing you also. We recommend Creative Critter sitter to anyone looking for pet sitting services, thanks for all that you do!" R & M, East Greenville

I recently acquired a new puppy and needed some pet sitting services while I was working. Sandy is a very caring individual that my pup feels very comfortable with. She comes by twice a day to take care of all of his needs including play and affection. She also provides a daily report as to his activities and his cute antics; I like hearing about his day. She is a partner in raising my puppy. Sherry- Gilbertsville


"Thanks Sandy. It's people like you that keep the Aark alive to do the good work in keeping our wildlife safe. Thanks for your support." Leah

The Talker

The Talker
Me visiting an old timer at Sebastian Riding Associates. He's their oldest horse at 29 but hates to eat alone. :)

Yoga is truly for Everyone

Yoga is truly for Everyone
Me and my yoga pal (my yoga pal Jitterbug aka Buggy has recently passed away. Her devotion and affection is greatly missed)

The joys of pet portraits

The joys of pet portraits
me working on the seniors portrait

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mocha Portrait

Charcoal portrait of Mocha done on 18x24 drawing paper. Sweet, affectionate dog who loves her mom. :) This was given as a birthday present to Mocha's owner.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Pit Bulls portrait

Here's a charcoal portrait of Kali, Zach and Destiny, three wonderful and very affectionate Pit Bull mix dogs. This was a lot of fun to do!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hershey Oil Painting

This is my little pal Hershey one of my regular dog walk pups. He is such a treat to visit and this painting was so much fun to do. I wanted to capture his "puppiness" and some of his favorite toys!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Memorial Painting In Loving Memory of Duke

Memorial painting of a funny puppy, Duke, my "little buddy". 

Most days on our walks he loved to chew up clumps
of grass after the lawn was mowed. He also enjoyed 
chasing grasshoppers and then eating them. This was a bitter sweet painting to do. My hope was to capture his humor as well as his likeness.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PET PORTRAITS

My squinty tabby...timid, sweet, yet vicious.  :)
Oil painting of our Maine Coon/Norwegian Forest Cat.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

This was my Springer Spaniel "Tanker" who passed away some years ago. This is done in oil on 18 x 18 canvas.