As of Oct- 2013 we no longer will be adding services to pet sitting or taking requests at this time. We thank our customers for choosing us for the care of their pets.
Here are some pics from the past:
Pet Sitting & Ranch Services:
Abby, Wally & Katrina
Rooster's Haven wants to thank you all for the great years!!
Ranch care & Pet sitting your dog, cat, bird, small animal & horses too! - and how about Bunnies, Cows, Goats, Chickens - yup we do it all!
This is ARIAT - she is the smartest Border Collie!
Here is Rocky and Sparkles:
SF BAY AREA call: 408-431-2273
Rates as follows for SF BAY AREA:
Rates as of October 1, 2013
Interview is a one time fee of $25. This sets up a file with instructions and allows you to meet with your care provider, and allows the pets to meet with the care provider. This is very important for establishing a relationship between Rooster's and you.
Cats: One or two $25 per visit, three cats $28.00 per visit.
Dogs: One $27 per visit. Two dogs $30 per visit. Three dogs $33 per visit
Small animals (birds, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs etc) $20 per visit
Horses: One horse $30 per visit, two horses $35 per visit, three horses $37 per visit
Overnight & house sitting: just call for our good rates -this will vary depending on location, type of sit and care needed.
*NOTE: extra for large birds or specialized animals/rodents/reptiles, or combo of fish. If one day falls on a holiday there is a $20 fee.
Walking or exercising: 1/2 hour, additional $15 per visit. Please call for arrangements with horses.
Holiday: If your visit falls on a holiday then their is an additional fee of $20 per visit.
TBD: vet trips, administration of meds, first aid, exercising, stall cleaning, blanketing etc: case will be determined on case by case basis.
Call if you have more then three cats or dogs, horses or other combos such as livestock. We will need to set an appointment up to come evaluate the job. We cannot give a quote over the phone for a ranch sit, however WE CAN TAILOR TO YOUR NEEDS SO JUST LET US KNOW WHAT YOU NEED. WE HAVE DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LONG TERM CARE. We also discount depending on where you are located. If you are close to a service provider then we can give you a "gas" discount.
We do plant watering, take in your mail, put out your garbage and rotate lighting so that it appears you are home. We can also schedule an overnight stays if needed.
Cindy's Tio & Amigo
RENO North Valleys: CALL 408-431-2273
Rates for Reno AREAS 1/1/13:
Cats: One or two $18 per visit, three cats $21.00 per visit.
Dogs: One $20 per visit. Two dogs $25 per visit. Three dogs $27 per visit
Small animals (birds, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs etc) $20 per visit
Horses: One horse $25 per visit, two horses $28 per visit, three horses $30 per visit
ANY COMBOS (example, up to 3 cats, and 3 dogs & fish, mix/match) For daily rate or for farm/livestock animals and combos of farm, livestock and horses please call for rates. We need to set up an appointment to come out and see your ranch/home. The rate will depend on locations, type of sit, amount of time that will be spent etc. This is not something that we can quote over the phone effectively - so lets make an appointment.
If your visit(s) fall on a holiday then there is a additional $20 fee per visit.Overnight & house sitting: just call for our good rates
Walking or exercising: 1/2 hour, additional $20 per visit. Please call for arrangements with horses.
TBD: vet trips, administration of meds, first aid, exercising, stall cleaning, blanketing etc: case will be determined on case by case basis. We can transport your horse to the vet if needed.Call if you have more then three cats or dogs, horses or other combos such as livestock. WE CAN TAYLOR TO YOUR NEEDS SO JUST LET US KNOW WHAT YOU NEED. WE HAVE DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LONG TERM CARE.
All customers will have an interview fee(one time fee of $25). The interview is very important since you will have a 'file' set up and you get to meet your service provider and the animals get to meet the service provider. We will not give service if we have not met with you prior. So please make the "interview" the first priority. Book early since we fill up on holidays.
We come out, meet the animals and we make a file. You give us instructions and we follow them to a "T"
Ralphie & Katrina Dec 2007
We simply have a lifetime of experience and love with animals, caring for horses, chickens, dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs, lizards,
squirrels, fish and more! We are first aid and CPR trained (you and your pet). Since we deal with animals daily we keep up to date on illnesses, diseases, technology, and what to do if we recognize an ailment.
We have pet sitting in your home. Pets are more stressed when they have to be driven to a new place (kennel or Auntie May's) and if they need medication. Plus being around new environments that cause stress, can also cause sickness. We make sure that we are disinfected/clean when we make our visits, which ensures no disease will enter your home.
We will care for your pet; we offer services such as; take in your mail, rotate lights, clean the cat box (pick up after your dog etc), walk the dog, blanket the horse & or administer medication. Just ask and if it's reasonable we will probably be able to accommodate your request.
SEE KATRINA'S PROFILE UNDER HORSE SHOWS AT THE VERY END
Kathy & Rob's Turkey:
one of their darling goats:
Keep up to date by clicking on these websites below - stay informed
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MORGAN HILL DOG OWNERS:
All dogs love to chew. It is as natural as barking or digging. Puppies, like young children, explore the world with their mouths. Dogs between six months and one year old are getting their adult teeth, and chew to relieve teething pain and itching gums. Adults dogs chew for a variety of reasons: out of boredom, loneliness, or just because it's fun.
Teaching your dog to gnaw on appropriate items, while preventing him from inflicting serious damage on your home, can protect both your dog and your possessions.
When you catch your pooch in the act, take the item away. Teach him to bring things to you and reward him for that. If you yell and chase him, it will become a game of keep-away. Give him something he's allowed to chew on instead. Praise when he starts to chew on the proper toy.
He may chew out of anxiety while you are gone, choosing something with your scent on it, like the couch. When you leave, put something with your scent on it, like a t-shirt youve slept in, on the floor or in his crate for him to lie on. Crate him when you aren't able to supervise his activity. Have special chew treats he only gets when he is in his crate.
There is no point in punishing the dog once the damage is done. He may have done it hours ago, and have no idea what you are so upset about. He'll learn that when you come home you are mad, and he'll start cowering and looking guilty even when he hasn't done anything wrong.
Be sure your dog gets adequate exercise every day, and plenty of time with you, even if it is just lying at your feet. Boredom, loneliness, and excess energy often trigger destructive chewing. Keep a regular routine. Try to come home at the same time every evening, feed near the same time, etc. The stress of hunger or not knowing when you'll be back can trigger chewing.
Bitter apple, pepper juice, or lemon juice sprayed on inappropriate plants or other chewable items will deter his urge to chew them. Provide him with lots of acceptable chew toys. Try rotating his chew toys, to keep interest high.
Does your dog hate to be left alone? Is he frantic to get to you when left outside? Are you unable to leave him alone in another room? In the car? Separation anxiety is an emotional disturbance where the dog is frantic when left alone, even for short periods.
Owners sometimes accidentally train their pet to be anxious. They over-nurture him with constant physical contact and conversation until he is unable to stand being alone. A dog that gets constant attention is unable to cope when you leave to go to work or the store.
Start to wean your dog from constant attention by limiting physical contact. Don't sit and absentmindedly pet him. Make him earn your attention. Don't let him lie on your feet or lean on you. Gradually teach him to sit happily across the room from you. You may have to tie him to a doorknob initially The first few minutes will be the worst, so try to keep him busy with a favorite chew toy or treat.
Teach him to relax alone. Put him in a room where he is comfortable. If he starts to whine or scratch, throw a bean bag at the closed door to startle him. You dont want him to associate the noise with you, so be quiet. When he is quiet for a few seconds, let him out and ignore him for the first minute or two. Repeat the exercise, gradually working up from a few seconds to several minutes.
Is the dog sleeping in your bed? Teach him to sleep on the floor by tying his leash to a dresser leg. You are still right there, just not touching him every second. As he gets used to this, put up a pet gate, and let him sleep just outside the doorway. As he gets used to less physical contact he will become more self-reliant.
Crate train your dog so he will be in a safe confined place while you are gone. He won't feel responsible for the entire house and can relax. Start by teaching him to be in the crate while you are there, while you come and go from the room many times.
When you leave or come home, don't make a big fuss over your dog. Ignore him until he calms down, then a quiet hello and a brief pat will do. When you leave, just go, no good-bye or anything. Practice going through your getting-ready-to-leave routine without going anywhere. Pick up your keys, your purse, your jacket, etc., and ignore the dog. Walk to the door and then turn and come right back in, ignoring him. Soon those visual cues will not have meaning and he will not react to them.
Leave on a TV or radio so the house doesn't seem so empty. A recording with your voice on it sometimes helps, too. Canine education classes will also improve your dogs confidence.
If all else fails, ask your veterinarian about medicating your dog while he gets used to spending time alone. Sometimes just one tranquilizer one time is all it takes. Or your dog may have to take calming medication for several months. There are several drugs available that specifically treat anxiety in dogs.
Give the solutions presented here plenty of time to work. It takes several weeks for a dog to learn a new behavior pattern and make it a habit. A few weeks invested in training will result in many happy years with your well-adjusted companion!
How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With by Clarice Rutherford & David H. Neil
Choosing a Dog for Life by Andrew De Prisco, et al
Dog Training in 10 Minutes by Carol Lea Benjamin