Q. Are you insured & bonded? A. We’ve got you covered!!! FURgeddaboutit is fully insured & bonded, so your pooch is safe in our hands! Q. Does your insurance cover dog parks? A. Yes, our insurance even covers your pet while they are having fun playing around in the doggie park. Q. What are your qualifications? A. I’m an absolute animal lover. Over a cold winter, I ended up taking in a pigeon with a broken wing, my family wasn’t too happy with that lol. Here are some more qualifications to ease your mind… I have more than 7 years experience dog walking for Liberty Humane Society as well as 3 years experience as a professional dog walker. I have walked all types of dogs, large and small. Q. How do you screen your independent contractors? A. FURgeddaboutit!! We screen ALL contractors. They must go through a background check and they are also required to read & sign the FURgeddaboutit independent contractor’s handbook to ensure you receive the highest level of service possible. We’ve got you covered! Q. Will my dog be walked in large groups? A. No, way! If your dog is anything like mine, then they want all the attention to themselves.. All our walks are single walks. If you would like your pet walked with other dogs so they can socialize, we can make those arrangements for you. We like to bond with your pooch one on one so they get the attention and loving they deserve. Q. Will there be several people walking my dog or pet sitting? A. No, your pet will be assigned one walker/sitter so that your pet does not become stressed trying to get used to a different person each visit. Q. How do I become a client? A. I’m sure you can’t wait to find out! You can either register online or call to set up an appointment. Q. What should I expect on our first appointment? A. We want time to play and bond with your pet. The first appointment is so that your walker/sitter can meet your pet and find out a little about them. If you choose to move forward with FURgeddaboutit, we will give you some forms to fill out so that we have all the information required. Please also have 2 sets of keys ready. We will need this before you start scheduling walks. Q. How do I login as an existing client? A. Yay! You’re part of the family!!! Once you register with FURgeddaboutit, we will email you a username/password so that you can login to our database. Q. What are the benefits of using the online database once I’m a client? A. Our database will have all your information as well as your pets information. You can log in at anytime to make any changes or updates. You can also schedule/cancel appointments directly from the database so that you do not need to call it in. Your walker/sitter will make daily notes online letting you know how the visit went. Pretty cool, huh?! Q. How do I know you received the change I made on your database? A. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! You will receive an email either confirming or denying the appointment shortly after requesting it. If it’s too short notice we may not be able to accommodate you. Q. What are your policies on adding/canceling appointments? A. To ensure that we can cover your appointment we ask for 3 days notice. Of course we understand that there may be a need for an appointment on the same day. In this case we will try our best to make arrangements to accommodate your needs, but can not make any promises. Canceling an appointment is much easier, just let us know by 9am (day of service) at the latest so that we have time to let your walker know of the change in service. Q. What is your payment policy? A. Uh oh, it’s payment time! Well we at FURgeddaboutit have tried to make it as simple and convenient as possible for you. Payment is due weekly. You will receive an invoice by email the day prior to the last day of service for the week. We accept either cash, checks or paypal. Checks should be made out to FURgeddaboutit LLC. If you prefer paypal you can send payment to payment@FURgeddaboutit.com
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I couldn\'t ask for someone better to take care of my dog while I\'m at work. It took me some time to find someone I felt I could entrust my dog to, someone with patience and a gentle manner to walk an older pet. Maria most definitely fits everything I was looking for and more...she is also kind, dependable, flexible and above all else, a true animal lover. The wide range of services offered are also a huge plus since with an older, arthritic dog, the standard 20 or 30 minute walk is usually beyond his stamina level, so the potty breaks are perfect. Every day I come home to a very happy and well cared for dog!!
I love FURgeddaboutit! Maria takes such good care of my two dogs. She often sends pictures of them when I\'m at work and leaves little reports, too. Highly recommended!
Maria is simply the best when it comes to caring for your pet. One of the very things that won me over is the fact that Maria offers 1 on 1 dog walking. My Jake is very spoiled and needs to be walked ALONE and this is something that Maria does. She\'s absolutely amazing and my Jake loves her just the same as she does for your pet. I very highly recommend maria & you will be pleased with her service.
I have known Maria Soprano for many years. She is the only person I trust to sit for my pets (Chloe a lhasa apso and my amazon parrot Lulu). She has been watching them for me for many years and they are always so happy and content when I return from my trip. It\'s obvious that she gives them plenty of love and attention while I\'m away. I highly recommend using her services, she is a true animal lover and very responsible. Congrats on the start of your new company.
When I knew that I was taking an 8 day trip, I began to worry about my 15 yr. old dog and two cats - Fortunately, my dog groomer recommended Maria Soprano to me. She is the owner of FURgeddaboutit! We met, we talked, she came to my apt. two times before my trip. Maria is a person who cares for and loves animals. She is very prompt, and in comparison, reasonably priced for regular walks as well as petsitting/sleepovers. there is peace knowing that they are well taken care of, your apartment is kept clean while you are gone and that your pets will be happy and in great condition when you return. That is how I felt when I got back from my trip. I attribute this largely to Maria and her ability to understand animals and to take expert care of them. Maria had left me daily notes as to how my senior dog did so that I had a record of her daily activities as well. Whether you are new to the area or have been here a while, I would highly recommend FURgettaboutit to you for your petsitting/walking needs.
My two boys are 1 and 2 years old, they are my fur babies to say the least! They are also A LOT to handle, being large doodles. Maria is fantastic with them! I used to agonize while I was away, but I feel completely at ease knowing FURgeddaboutit is on the job. Maria truly loves your animal like its her own. I love getting my daily notes, a small, but significant extra. Maria is very responsive to calls, texts, and emails! She even makes time for my boys if I have a last minute trip. If you need a walker or sitter, look no further!
As brand new parents to an 8 week old Boston Terrier, it can be very scary to try to identify a good dog walker. Someone you can trust not only with your pet, but with full access to your home as well. I have to say we could not be happier with Maria as our dog walker! She really cares about what she does and about the pets in her care. From the moment she came over to meet with us and our little guy, you could tell she has a true love of animals. She was showing us pictures of the other dogs she cares for and telling us stories about them and their personalities. You can tell she is really invested in them and has a bond with them. That makes all the difference! Her service is personal and she really goes the extra mile. She leaves us notes for each visit she has and even sends us pics of Wesley while they are together. She is very professional and attentive. It\'s nice to know that our pup gets consistency and that it is the same person spending time with him each day. We are so happy with her taking care of Wesley and we can rest assured he is in great hands with her!
Sue & Poc B.
Only been with them for 1 week, but already super impressed. Maria is professional in all the right ways, while remaining flexible. She also has relationships with a lot of the local dog businesses (Cozy Cuts, Pet stores) that she\'ll recommend and give discounts to. Her website is full of info too. Bonus: I got an email with a pic of Bowie post walk to say HI! and let me know it went well. They also, like my daycare, occasionally post pics of the dogs during their walks/dog park visits.
We hired Maria when my husband changed jobs that no longer allowed him to be home to take care of our 9 week old puppy. She has been amazing with our puppy who is now 16 weeks and is with him 10 times a week minimum. She feeds him, leaves us daily update notes and gave us a great negotiated rate. We already referred her to a friend of ours moving into our building and will continue to refer her to anyone who asks. She loves our little guy and frequently texts on her \"off days\" to check in on him
I had Maria take care of my dog, Selma for a weekend and knew that she was in good hands. FURgeddaboutit is a professional dog care business. I was impressed from the moment Maria interviewed Selma and all of the information she collected on her. Selma is now in FURgeddaboutit\'s database and I know I can count on them to take the best care of her in the future.
Maria Soprano who runs this business is the most caring pet walker we have ever had. She is always texting us pics of our pups during her walks with them. She is always on time and has always accommodated our busy schedule! We trust her with keys to our apartment, and she truly is a pleasure to work with. I whole heartedly recommend her services to anyone that might be interested. She is awesome!
Veejay & Yogi