My name is Janis Strope, a long time resident of Ithaca, NY. I have been caring for animals in their homes since 2001. It happened by accident, and it has been a delight in my life ever since. I have a rapport with cats in particular and really enjoy their company. I also care for birds of all kinds, fish, and small mammals.
Before your travel, I will come to your place to meet you, your pets, and to go over your care instructions. That will be when I get a key, which you can leave on file with me for future travel. In your absence, I will use my discretion, and may need to buy litter or additional food for your pet.
In the event I find your pet ill or injured, I will contact you if possible or use the veterinary information you give me to get your pet the help it needs.
I've discovered flooded basements and furnaces that have quit, and will contact you about any house emergencies. We will discuss that at our first meeting as well.
When it comes to my commitment to my clients, they are my priority. I have 4 wheel drive so if I say I will be there to care for them, I will! I do ask that winter travelers arrange for snow-plowing/shoveling of their driveway as getting into a snowbound house can be a challenge.