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Pet Care Services

Dear prospective client:
I have been a pug breeder for over fifteen years, and although I love pugs, I also love all kinds of animals. I am an experienced pet owner and I have had many different pets over the years from horses to dogs & cats to birds, fish and many small little furry critters. I have always enjoyed the company of animals and that is why I decided to start Pet sitting. It provides the opportunity to share my love and spend time caring for all kinds of wonderful animals during the time that their humans are unable to.

Thunderstorms is a small family run business. It is intentionally kept small to provide personalized service that most owners and their pets find desirable.

Thunderstorms Customer Pledge:
Our pledge to our clients is to provide courteous, top quality pet sitting and dog walking services to you and your pet(s) at an affordable price. Our service is honest and dependable, but most importantly FUN FOR YOUR PET!!!!
Thunderstorms is insured and bonded and also a member of NAPPS National Association of Professional Petsitters where we receive ongoing training in the pet sitting industry.
Our Services Include The Following:
  • Daily 30 minute dog walks or on-call dog walks as needed. We do offer extra long visits for 45 and 60 min. each. We also offer a quick 15 minute walk for those that just need a brief trip outside and when weather is bad. Food and water can be given at each visit if needed.
  • We are a small family run business and would like to be able to accommodate everyone's individual needs and visit requests. We do encourage that if you would like daily or weekly dog walks that you please get on our schedule a week prior to your requested days as we fill up very quickly and may not be able to offer walks when you need them most.
  • Cat care, providing food, water, playtime, and litter box change if needed.
  • Overnight pet/house sitting. We can take care of your pet's physical and emotional needs with at-home care while you are away on a business trip or vacation. We can also bring in mail, newspaper, water plants, and adjust lights or blinds while you are gone to give a lived in appearance.
  • Pet taxi-Does your pet need a ride to the vet or groomer?
  • Weekly dog park adventures-Lets your dog have fun romping around and socializing with other dogs.Your pet must have current vaccinations, identification on collar, and not be dog aggressive to participate.
  • Administering oral medications to your pet.
  • Daily text updates-we will gladly send a text to you to let you know how your pet is doing while you are away.
  • There is a $45 fee for all new consultations/meet & greet requests. However, if you choose to book any of our services, we will gladly deduct the $45 fee from the total of your first billed invoice. Meet & Greets for existing clients who have added a new pet member and would like for us to come and meet the pet prior to visits resuming will incur a charge of $25 for 1 pet locally. Additional cost may apply for additional new pets and non local areas.
  • All new clients will be asked to fill out paperwork related to pet care needs, a vet release form, our business contract as well as a few other related papers to give your pet the best care he/she deserves and give you peace of mind while you are away. There is a ONE TIME client filing fee of $30 for all new clients.
Fees for Services:
  • Daily and on-call dog walking services are available M-F with Weekends at an additional $6 charge per visit.
  • If you live locally and are within 15 minutes of Bowie the fees are as follows for one Pet. Non local area's and additional pets may incur additional fees. Please check with us at the consultation.
  • One 30-minute visit is $35 for one pet.
  • One 45-minute visit is $50 for one pet.
  • One 60-minute visit is $65 for one pet.
  • One 15-minute quick check/potty break is $25 for one pet.(This option is really intended for (1) pet needs and check-ins or potty breaks where a yard is available) We do not often have enough time to care for multiple pets or walks during the 15- min. visits.
  • On call visits are last minute requests without 2 days notice to book and have an additional fee of $15.00 added to regular rates. This additional fee may be higher depending on location and added number of pets per household.
  • Weekly dog park adventure is $75.00 for 1 hour of playtime at the local dog park. No extra charge for pick-up of your dog, within 5 min travel time of Bowie Dog Park on Northview Dr.
  • Pet taxi fee is $70.00 for 1st hour and $35.00 each additional 1/2 hour.
  • Overnight pet/house sitting prices range from $130+ per night (usually 10-12 hour period) depending on hours needed, location and number of animals. Please book in advance of your trip to assure service!
  • Daily cat care visits are $35 for 1 pet per 1/2 hour local, additional fees may apply to other areas and additional pets.
  • Additional $50.00 fee for holidays.
  • Special cooked meals are $5.00
  • Medication administered $2-$10 depending on meds required.
  • Waste pick-up & removal from yard $7-$15
  • Our regular visiting hours fall between the hours of 8am-9pm. If a visit is needed for hours before or after these times, a $15 fee will be added to the regular visit rate. A three hour window is requested around all visit times to allow for traffic, pet emergency and weather related conditions. We will do our very best to arrive as close to your requested time as possible.
  • There is a $5 fee for local key pick-up and drop-off requests. It is best to leave a key with us on file or to secure a lock box for visits.
  • Some cancellation fees may apply
Policies for Daily Visits:
*Applies to clients who have booked recurring weekly visits to be made for their pet/s.

  • Daily visit cancellation fee is 50% of all booked visits unless 2 days notice is given or severe inclement weather does not allow for visits to be made.
  • ON CALL visit fees will be assessed to daily visits with less than 2 days notice given or less than 4 days a week service provided.
  • Our regular visiting hours fall between the hours of 8am-9pm. If a visit is needed for hours before or after these times, a $15 fee will be added to the regular visit rate. There is a 3 hour window time around all requested visit times to allow for weather, traffic and emergencies.
  • Weekend visits carry an additional fee of $6 per visit.
Policies for Daily & Overnight care while away on business or vacation:
  • If less than 7 days notice is given to book a trip, a fee of $40 will be assessed.
  • If less than 48 hours notice is given to book a trip, a fee of $75 will be assessed.
  • Daily care cancellation fee is 50% of booked services unless 2 weeks notice is given.
  • Upon return of your trip, please give us a call or text to confirm you have arrived home to care for your pet/s. Failure to do so may result in a CHECK UP fee charge in the amount of your regular visit fee.
  • A deposit of 50% is requested at time of booking.
  • Our daily regular visiting hours fall between the hours of 8am-9pm. If a visit is needed for hours before or after these times, a $15 fee will be added to the regular visit rate with the exception of booked overnight care for the standard 10-12 hour period.
  • Overnight care is generally provided for 10-12 hour periods overnight in the pet/s home.
Policies for Boarding:
  • We are a house of Pugs and at this time are only boarding Pugs in our home.
  • If less than 5 days notice is given to book board time with us, a fee of $50 will be assessed.
  • If less than 36 hours is given to book a board time with us, a fee of $100 is assessed.
  • Boarding cancellation fee is 50% of booked services unless 2 weeks notice is given.
  • A 50% deposit is required at time of booking.
  • Charges begin the day your pet/s arrive. Please inform us if you intend to drop off during morning or evening hours.
  • Morning hours: Monday-Sunday 8:30am-12pm
  • Evening hours: 3pm-5:30pm.
  • There will be an additional day's charge for drop-off & pick-up times scheduled outside of normal business hours. There are no charges for the departure day if your pet/s are picked up during our AM hours. If your pet/s stays until the afternoon/evening hours, there will be a day's charge.
  • All boarded Pugs will need a current Bordetella (Kennel Cough)vaccination to have been administered no later than 10 days prior to boarding. All other routine vaccinations will need to be up to date and each pug should be on a flea/tick and heartworm preventative to board with us. Each Pug MUST have a microchip and come with a current ID & Rabies tag attached to harness/collar.
  • We cannot board any sick or aggressive pugs.

We appreciate your business and look forward to caring for your pet/s!
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If you have a question or would like to schedule a consultation please call (301) 430-0813 or email us.

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