During the free orientation, the animal owner will decide on the services, and show me the process for the future visits.  We’ll will also agree on the price of the services.

The list of services comes directly from each client for the number of visits, the length of visits, and the duties during the visits. The owners are the experts at their pets and/or farm animals, and the owners will train me for their pets and/or farm animals.

On the farm, I can help with chores for a day, a weekend, or a week or more.  I could also be trained as an emergency worker for last minute issues.  My business can help farmers with seasonal work, like calving or haying.

In Newfolden, MN, I was raised with a cat, a dog, and a horse. I’m looking forward to learning about your animals. Call me 218 464-2154 to schedule your free orientation.

Companion Animals

• Dogs • Cats • Hamsters • Snakes • Lizards • Hedgehogs • Fish • Birds • Gerbils • Mouse • Rat • Guinea Pigs • Spiders • Rabbits • Ferrets • Turtles • Chinchillas • Hermit Crabs • Other Small Animals

Farm Animals

• Horses • Cattle (Beef/Dairy) • Sheep, Pigs • Goats • Alpacas • Llamas • Mules • Chickens • Donkeys • Oxen • Ducks • Ratitae (Ostriches, Emus, and Rheas) • Geese • Turkeys • Peacocks • Pigeons • Farmed Wild Animals • Honeybees • Exotic Animals

Cost Guidelines

The Service Charge and Trip Charge are the two pieces of the estimated Total Price per visit.  These charts serve as a guideline for the Animal Owner and the Business Owner/Operator to start a discussion about the prices of services.  Let's have a conversation about your needs.  My goal is for both parties to be happy.

Service Area Hubs
Hubs Directions Cities
#1 HOME Fertile
#2 EAST Bemidji
#3 NORTH Thief River Falls & Newfolden
#4 WEST Crookston & Fisher
#5 SOUTH Twin Valley, Mahnomen, & Ada-Borup
Service Charge

The list of duties are options for each client.  Please contact me to discuss your needs.  

Level 1:  $10

  • Put the Dog(s) into the Yard, only for Pee/Poop
  • 15 Minute Visit Total

Level 2:  $15

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups
  • Exercise: Fetch or Toys in the Yard or Inside for 15 Minutes
  • Snuggle/Pets: 5 Minutes
  • 30 Minute Visit Total

Level 3:  $20

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups/Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 20 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Snuggle/Pets:  10 Minutes
  • Brushing
  • Farm Animal Work: Basic Level/1 type
  • 45 Minute Visit Total

Level 4: $25

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups/Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 25 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Snuggle/Pets: 15 Minutes
  • Brushing and Baths
  • Farm Animal Work: 1 or 2 Types = Basic
  • 1 Hour Visit Total

Level 5:  $30

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups/Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 30 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Animal-Related Errands
  • Snuggle/Pets:  20 Minutes
  • Brushing and Baths
  • Farm Animal Work:  1 or 2 Types = Simple
  • 1 Hour Visit Total

Level 6:  $35

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups/ Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 35 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Animal-Related Errands
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Animal-Related Errands
  • Veterinarian Visits
  • Snuggle/Pets:  30 Minutes
  • Brushing and Baths
  • Farm Animal Work:  3 to 5 Types = Complex
  • 1 ½ Hours Visit Total

Level 7:  $40

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanup/Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 40 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Animal-Related Errands
  • Veterinarian Visits
  • Snuggle/Pets:  35 Minutes
  • Brushing and Baths
  • Farm Animal Work:  6 to 8 types = Complex
  • 2 Hours Visit Total

Level 8:  $45

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups/Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 45 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Animal-Related Errands
  • Veterinarian Visits
  • Snuggle/Pets:  40 Minutes
  • Brushing and Baths
  • Farm Animal Work:  Extremely Complex = 9 to 11 types
  • 2 1/2 Hours Visit Total

Level 9:  $50

  • Check Food (dry & wet), Treats, and Water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Pet Cleanups/Barn Duty
  • Give Medicine/Vitamins
  • Exercise: Walks/Runs: 45 Minutes
  • House Check
  • Mail/Newspapers
  • Shovel for Safety
  • Animal-Related Errands
  • Veterinarian Visits
  • Snuggle/Pets: 40 Minutes
  • Brushing and Baths
  • Farm Animal Work:  Super Complex = 12 + types
  • 3 Hour Visit Total
Trip Charge for Gas & Maintenance

If you are outside my service area, I might be able to help you.  The chart is a guideline to start the discussion.  Please contact me.

WITHIN the Service Area:

Levels Miles from Client to Fertile (round-trip) Charge per visit
0 0-5 $0
1 6-15 $5
2 16-25 $10
3 26-45 $15
4 46-60 $20
5 61-80 $25

 

OUTSIDE the Service Area:

Levels Miles from Client to Fertile (round-trip) Charge per visit
6 81-100 $30
7 101-120 $35
8 121-130 $40
9 131-159 $45
10 151-170 $50

 

Mileage Chart

Hub #1:  HOME Fertile

FROM  TO  1 WAY (miles) 2 WAYS (miles)
Fertile Fertile 1 1

 

Hub#2:  EAST Bemidji

FROM  TO 1 WAY (miles) 2 WAYS (miles)
Fertile Bemidji 77 154
Fertile Bagley 45 90
Fertile Fosston 34 58
Fertile McIntosh 28 56
Fertile Erskine 22 44
Fertile Clearbrook 50 100
Fertile Leonard 56 112
Fertile Mentor 18 36
Fertile Winger 15 30
Fertile Pinewood  64 128
Fertile Trail 45 90
Fertile Gully 49 98
Fertile Gonvick 54 108
Fertile Cable Lake 15 30
Fertile Maple Lake 20 40
Fertile Brooks 34 68

 

HUB #3:  NORTH Thief River Falls & Newfolden

FROM  TO  1 WAY (miles) 2 WAYS (miles)
Fertile Thief River Falls 43 86
Fertile Newfolden 61 122
Fertile Rosewood 55 110
Fertile Viking 59 118
Fertile Holt 56 112
Fertile Warren 55 110
Fertile St. Hilaire 35 70

 

HUB #4:  WEST Crookston & Fisher

FROM  TO  1 WAY (miles) 2 WAYS (miles)
Fertile Crookston 24 48
Fertile Fisher 35 70
Fertile Red Lake Falls 25 50
Fertile Dorothy 36 72
Fertile Euclid 38 76
Fertile Gentilly 28 56
Fertile Climax 34 68
Fertile Nielsville 28 56

 

HUB #5:  SOUTH Twin Valley, Mahnomen & Ada-Borup

FROM  TO 1 WAY (miles) 2 WAYS (miles)
Fertile Twin Valley 20 40
Fertile Mahnomen 30 60
Fertile Ada 28 56
Fertile Borup 37 74
Fertile Beltrami 13 26
Fertile Gary 12 24
Fertile Shelly 34 68
Fertile Halstad 40 80
Fertile Hendrum 44 88
Fertile Syre 26 52
Fertile Bejou 23 46
Fertile Lockhart 19 38
Fertile Rindal 10 20
Fertile Beaulieu 26 52