Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

LOVING CARE WHEN YOU CAN'T BE THERE!

WELCOME 

Twin Ports Pet Sitters is founded on providing the upmost QUALITY of care and RESPECT for your pets and your home.  We are professional, experienced, insured and bonded.  We lovingly care for your pets. Whether you are on an extended vacation, a weekend away, or having a long workweek, our professional sitters will keep your pets very happy, safe and content at home.  We offer the human touch during your absence.  Your pet deserves it, and we strive to provide it.  It is our mission to fill this void while you are away from your pet. Your pets will receive excellent attention in a place to which they are accustomed. We do this job because of the animals and the people! This job is our calling and we love it!  Thank you for sharing your four legged family with us!

WHAT WE DO

DOG VISITS & WALKS


Customize a visit plan that works for you and your pet's needs.  Terrific for the working pet parent! Create a walk schedule!  Also, perfect for pets whose parents have difficulty walking their dog.   Inquiry about special puppy care.

CAT SITTING


Great alternative for people with one or more feline family members in their household.   Everyone can stay safe at home, keeping each other company.  There is no 'per pet' charge with multiple cats.

SMALL CRITTER CARE


Care for snakes, lizards, turtles, hedgehogs, hamsters, ferrets, rabbits, chickens, parrots, or fish.  If you have a backyard chicken coops, we are for you! We are experienced with exotic bird care.

MEDICATIONS


Many of our pet sitters have been Pet First Aid trained, and are comfortable and experienced with administering medications. If your pets will require medication during pet sitting, please make sure to leave detailed instructions on dosages to be given. 

HOME CARETAKER


Conscientious care takers of your home.  We are meticulous with details and attentive when watching your home and most valued items.  We make sure the home is secure, warm, dry, lights altered, plants watered and any special requests.

MANY MANY EXTRAS


Enjoy the benefits of the many extra services including home security care, watering plants, newspaper and mail retrieval, key ready service.  You will receive periodic pictures of your loved pet while your away!

ABOUT US

Unique to Twin Ports Pet Sitters is the depth of our EXPERIENCED and TRUSTED team! First, we guarantee your pet will always be taken care of with a backup in place. Second, there will always be a sitter available in case you have a last minute emergency. We are ready to go provided we have met you and your pets, have your information and a key!

The team at Twin Ports Pet Sitters are equipped to provide professional pet care services. HONESTY and INTEGRITY are vital to our organization. We only hire experienced sitters with the highest ethics. We are INSURED and are BONDED. Sitters have passed a background checked trained in pet first aid.  We are a safe choice.


KIRSTIN

How EXCITED and HONORED I am to be part of this exciting pet sitting business!  I have own Twin Ports Pet Sitters for 5 years.  Just recently, I finished an extensive internship with RR Training facilties for 5 months in 2019.  I have a depth of pet sitting experience, certified in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid.  I am a mother of 13  year old twin boys. However, my first children have been my numerous, well loved pets. Before having the boys, I was in corporate sales, selling cardiovascular and diabetes medications and foods for companies such as Pillsbury and Nabisco. I am EXCITED to follow my passion for animals in my career with Twin Ports Pet Sitters!  I am HONORED to have the chance to meet, care and tend to you and your pet’s needs. Together with a team of likeminded responsible animal lovers, we hope to get to know you and your four-legged family soon!

KELLY

Kelly always knew she wanted to help animals.  "After getting my degree at Medical Institute of MN, I began working as a Vet Tech. I have worked at several veterinary clinics including a few years with Airport Animal Hospital and Twin Ports Equine. Also, I finished an Dog Theory internship at RR training facilities.  My experience with animals expands beyond cats and dogs to exotics and large animals, although my two favorite are Millie (our family Golden Retriever) and Gus (our orange Tabby cat)! My most important roll is Mother of our 6 & 9 year old children and wife of a Master Sergeant with the 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard.  Being away from your beloved pet and home can be hard on you and your pet, I hope to make this time less stressful for you both!!!"


MONICA

Monica is part of the team at Twin Ports Pet Sitters and we love the passion for animals she brings!  Monica's clients love her attention to detail and the connection she has with their animals.  She has a vast experience with a variety of animals, including pocket pets. She currently tends to her own pack at home, an American Bulldog and some kitties.  Monica is certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR. In 2019, Monica finished an internship on Dog Theory with RR Training.  She brings a depth of management skills and is also currently employed at Sternberg Studios Photography.  She will care and attend to your pet like you would!   

KAITIE

Kaitie is a Duluth native who is a senior at the College of St. Scholastica. She describes herself as being very compassionate and empathetic which allows her to work well with all types of animals. She has prior experience at Animal Allies Humane Society and Canal Bark. At both locations, she worked with dogs of all sorts of personalities and also had experience with other pets. Growing up, her family has had many different types of animals, including a handful of dogs, quite a few hamsters, mice and fish. Currently she has three dogs, Aspen (pictured), Nana and Porsche. Kaitie is excited to incorporate skills learned from past positions and hopes to get to know and care for each and every one of your animals. 

TRACI

Traci is a professional animal care giver.  Currently, her family includes a stunning blue Pitbull, a small scruffy mix breed and a sleek black cat.  She has the gift of a small critter whisperer, whether it be a parrot or chinchilla, Traci has the know how to tend to and create bonds with these animals. Very meticulous in everything she does, Traci will care for your pets and home with the utmost regard. 


TRUDY

Trudy has had the pleasure of sharing her life with a variety of pets, including three very special dogs, a fearless cat named Luka, a family of rabbits, a tank-full of tropical fish, a few goldfish, and a frog named Fred. It wasn’t until after adopting a cattle dog mix named Milo, whose fear reactivity of people forced her to study up on dog behavior, that she considered making her personal passion for her pets a professional reality. She graduated from RR Professional Dog Training’s internship program and was hired on as a dog trainer. While there, she found great joy in helping the many amazing client dogs and their people improve their lives together. Trudy joined Twin Ports Pet Sitters in early 2019. What she enjoys most about working as a pet sitter is that she gets to continue the mission of helping pets and their people live happy lives together.  


HANNAH

Hannah has always been an animal enthusiast. She has professional experience with dogs, cats, fish, and pocket pets. All of which she’s personally had. Formerly a nanny in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Hannah has recently moved back to the northland. Care is her expertise and she treats every furry friend as if it were her own. The furry and fuzzy members of your family will be excited anytime Hannah shows up to take care of them. 


MEGAN

Megan’s depth of professional animal care experience runs deep.  She previously gained experience at Prior Lake Pet Hospital, Horse and Hunt Club and Canal Bark.  She has a depth of knowledge administer medications, working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments, and general animal care with a fine eye for detail.  



CASSIE

Cassie has a lifelong passion and love for all animals.  I began my education as a vet tech but eventually pursued a career working as a dental hygienist. I also finished a Dog Theory internship at RR training facilities. I am truly thrilled to have returned to my true love of working with animals again. I grew up with a variety of dogs and volunteered at the local shelter. Currently, I have four dogs of my own, two chihuahuas Guppy and Riley, an English springer mix named Zoey, and my golden pyrenees, Dexter. I really can't imagine my life without them. I understand the importance of trusting someone to care for your "babies" and I promise to provide exceptional care and to protect them as if they are my own. 



SERVICES

CREATE A SPECIFIC PLAN THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS! 

JUST ASK, WE ARE FLEXIBLE!

INITIAL CONSULTATION – FREE

-  in home meet & greet, let us get to know you and your pet(s)… time to gain pertinent information and answer further questions.

 

CAT BONDING - $20

-  food change, kitty litter scoop out, playtime, home check, includes meds as needed.

 

DOG HALF HOUR BONDING / EXERCISE VISIT - $20

-  walk, fetch, cuddle time, tailored to the needs, home check, includes meds as needed.

 

CAGE CARE - $20

-  attend to your caged, pocket pet. 


PARTIAL DOG OR CAT DAY - $38

-  This is a bonding or walk in-conjunction with a visit in one day.

 

VACATION PLAN - $58

3 visits to your home each day, including 2 walks or half hour playtimes.


VACATION PLAN PLUS- $76

4 visits to your home each day, including 2 walks or half hour playtimes.

 

THE PUPPY PROGRAM - $54 daily

-  3 visits to your home during the day to help you crate train your puppy.

 

PET TAXI - $20

-  safe trip to or from vet, groomer or such.

 

OUTDOOR GARDEN WATERING - $10

-  Customers with larger gardens requiring watering.

 

EXTRAS -

-  home security, mail, deliveries, watering plants, key service.  Photos texted or emailed of you pet while you’re away!

HOW IT WORKS

5 EASY STEPS


Our journey with you and your pet can be broken down into 5 easy steps:



1) Contact

You and your pet can email us twinportspetsitter@gmail.com or call 218-590-7777 we can talk about your pets needs. At this time we can check availability for dates requested.  From here, we can schedule a consultation.

 

2) The Consultation

We require a one-time consultation prior to use of our services scheduled with Kirstin. It provides us with an opportunity to meet both you and your pets. At this time, we will create a file for yours, your pets and homes needs. In the file, we will note all the details of your pet’s daily schedule, eating habits, likes, dislikes, favorite sleeping place, walking routine… Consultations typically take between 30-60 minutes. At this time, we also go over our policies, paperwork, insurance coverage, and schedule.

3) Scheduling Service

Once you have reviewed your completed file you and your pet are officially a client of Twin Ports Pet Sitters.  At this point, TPPS is an on-call service.  You can call, text 218-590-7777 or email twinportspetsitters@gmail.com to request service.  We do not charge any extra fees for last minute requests; if we can fit you in we sure will help you out.  We know life happens.  If possible, please let us know of upcoming requests as soon as you know, this helps assure availability.  All clients are required to have a lockbox or code for entry.  TPPS will supply a lockbox for small deposit when you first book service with us.

 

4) Confirmation of Service / Vacation Stay

 You will receive a schedule / invoice upon request of service.  The day before service you will receive an email of “confirmation of start of service.”  We ask that you leave payment for pickup on the first day of service. 

 

Many of our clients are regular clients.  These clients are billed every two weeks and payments are due every other Friday.  Regular client send in their weekly schedules the Friday prior.

 

All clients will receive a daily photo of their pet.  You will have an opportunity to touch base with your sitter if needed.  The sitter will also fill a daily report at every visit.  You will learn who was happy, what adventures they had, where they walked, who pee’d, who poo’d, were they fed…  Also, learn about your home, mail check, packages, lights altered, home secured…You will really know what happens when you are gone.

 

5) Afterward

We hope you return to a happy, sleepy content pet.  Twin Ports Pet Sitters strive to give your pet lots of personal attention and love.  At this point, you must call or text and let us know you are with your pet.  If we do not receive this call, we will continue care until we know someone is with your pet.

 

 

7 days a week, 365 days a year!

CONTACT US

Contact us today!  

Simply call or email us.

We will schedule your free consultation!

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218-590-7777

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twinportspetsitters@gmail.com