just a quick note to let all current and future clients know, i’m now set up to accept paypal payments for my services. i can invoice you via email or you can just initiate a payment yourself and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (i’d appreciate it if you’d throw in 2.9% of your total to cover the fees paypal will charge me, though. thanks!)
this will be helpful for those who are not so great at remembering to write out checks or for those who call me on the fly for emergency/last-minute walks.
and just like that, i’m back to being booked to full capacity on my daily walking schedule. thanks everyone for all the support!
to be more specific, i could add a daily dog walking client at 9am, 1pm, or 3pm. those are the times i have open right now every weekday. the 1pm slot would have to be somewhere uptown/broadmoor/garden district; there’s a little more flexibility about location for the 9am or 3pm.
(wed and fridays are currently a little more open, so if you would only need one or both of those days, times are more flexible. just inquire.)
yep, things are still very busy here at wags by mags! but i’ve settled into my schedule now and am making a few adjustments which will i think result in one, possibly two, half-hour daily (or fewer times per week) walking slots opening up. but i am going to be picky about locations, as any new clients need to fit into my travel path. i am no longer servicing algiers point at this time for daily walks. most of my current daily walking clients are located along the uptown, garden district, downtown, mid-city axis. get in touch if you are interested and are in one of these areas.
also, a note to folks looking for dog-sitting services: the earlier you can book, the better. after doing this for a while i’m now trying to get smarter about how i book my pet-sitting gigs, only taking one dog-sit on at a time, so whoever gets to me first is who gets me. right now i have a booking for the 4th week of june and for 4th of july weekend, but i am otherwise open. (cats are a little easier to work into my schedule so i’m open to those anytime.)
thanks again to all my awesome human and canine/feline clients! i am a lucky girl!
as of midday today, wags by mags! is officially wags by mags, llc!
**edited to add: and i have a business checking account to go with it, so checks can now be made out to wags by mags!
wow, i can’t thank everyone enough for the overwhelming support so far!
big big thanks to dog-walker extraordinaire ally kirk, who is leaving town and referred some of her special clients to me. and so much love and thanks to katy and shannah green at twisted hair salon for hooking me up with ally and referring several new clients to me from the salon. (also big love to my pal michelle ingram at zeus’ place for vouching for me – it means a lot coming from michelle because i have SO much respect for her and zeus’ place!) i feel very loved by my awesome friends and it’s so great to see small, local, women-owned independent businesses supporting each other so much.
right now, my daily walking schedule is pretty much fully booked, from about 9:30 a.m. until around 4 p.m. every monday through friday. i’ve been doing weekend dog-sitting pretty much every weekend, and am currently booked solid through the end of june. i need to take some time off from doing the weekend sitting so i can have a breather! (i haven’t had a day off since i began wags by mags!) at least until i hire and train some help who can take the pressure off of me. but, it might take a while for me to find just the right person or two who share my commitment to my standard of care – so for now, i’m instituting a moratorium on new dog-sitting and dog-walking clients. i’m just so busy at the moment i don’t think i can handle any more without compromising the quality of service. i will make an announcement when the moratorium is lifted.
i will decide about cat-sitting clients on a job-by-job basis, depending on the felines’ needs. the cats are a little easier to schedule, generally speaking, so might be able to be worked into the line-up. feel free to email me to inquire.
thanks again everyone. this has been life-changing for me, and i look forward to what the future will bring with this business. but for now, i’m just having fun, getting a tan and a lot of exercise hanging out with some of the best dogs in the world! (and the occasional cat!)
wags by mags! is now on facebook and twitter!
you can follow along with my pet adventures there, and for now, i’ll be posting pics of some of the critters i’m hanging out with on the facebook page. thanks for all your support!
i wrote this blog post about a month ago when i was first thinking about starting this pet care biz. thought i’d repost it here so you can see some of the dogs i’ve been hanging out with and learn a little more about my thinking about why i wanted to do this. i’ll blog here occasionally about the critters i’m hanging out with and on the topic of pet care in general.
hi! welcome to my pet-sitting and dog-walking biz, wags by mags, llc!
you’re in the right place if you’re looking for a responsible caregiver for your dog or cat. whether it’s midday dog walks or taking care of your animals when you are away, i’m happy to do it. i have a flexible schedule and am in many cases available on short notice. my rates are very reasonable and i’m willing to work with you to make it affordable.
email me for any questions and/or to set up a free consultation with you and your pet.