About us, Our Experience.
Cheryl and I have both been around farms, all kinds of animals since we were young. Cheryl has trained Newfoundland dogs for water rescue, obedience and draft work. We are both NON-smokers and non-drinkers. We started pet sitting in 2017 with most of our business coming from previous photography customers and referrals.
Being home owners for 30 plus years with lots of pets, animals and gardens. We know what it’s like trying to get away for even a day or two let alone a week or two vacation.
Trying to find someone you can trust with your hard earned home and pets/loved ones is a challenge. We have plenty of experience handling the unexpected, storms, earthquakes, power outages, backed up or broken pipes, pets sick or not feeling well. So pretty much a little of everything we’ve have encountered owning our own homes over the years.
We lived on 2 acres at 179th and Antioch in Stilwell, KS for 10 years. On our property in Stilwell we had pet horses, chickens, cats, salt water fish, dogs, rabbits, turtle, ducks, and probably a few pets I didn’t know about.
We’ve sold our property, portrait park and house at 179 and Antioch in, and now moved into our RV Van/tiny house /Mobile Studio.
A service we’ve decided to add is house and pet sitting. Since we need a place to park our RV overnight sometimes, it seems like providing some extra security and pet watching for home owners that are going on vacation or out of town seemed like a win win deal.
We have our 2017 Ford Transit Van that we can park at your house and can stay in the RV or usually we stay in your home to petsit and keep an eye on everything. Our van is all self contained and is kind of like a stealth camper that doesn’t look like a regular RV (picture below) Since our main photography business is still around the Overland Park area we are trying to do most of the house sitting in the Southern Johnson County area. Unless it’s like January or February and then we will be glad to house sit for your Florida or warm state home. :)
Another benefit of having a photographer watch your place is you get updated photos of the family pets frequently sent to you.
Rates starting at $35 Depending on services requested:
$75-$125 per day (each day we are there) for overnight to watch your home and pets depending on how many pets and care required. Also depends on area/travel and pet needs. Some might be less, some might be more than the $75-125.
Includes Watering Plants, Getting Mail, Taking trash out, letting maintenance people in,Checking on sump pumps, winter pipes/furnace, weather issues etc.
No Pets?? House sit only, $10-Stay overnight at your home to keep an eye on things, get the mail, water plants, get packages, let service people in etc. Minimum days/nights required.
$35 to stop by and check on your home and feed pets and or walk them. (In the area that we are in)
Some other things that have came up while we have been house sitting that we’ve taken care of. Plant and garden care, replace leaking garbage disposal, grass mowed, drained to much water from pool, added water to a pool that was low, grass mowing after 10 inches of rain in a few days, knocking heavy snow off of yard tree limbs so the tree limbs wouldn’t break like the other trees in the area.
Before Confirming to watch your home and pets we will usually come out to visit you and your pets to make sure we are a good match. We can then confirm everything you need and rates. For whatever reason, if we are not comfortable watching your pets or you are not comfortable with us then we both know in advance.
Email, Text message or call for more information, questions and needs. Rates listed below. Tim@tgfoto.com 913-648-6625 References upon request.
As far as our photo business most everything remains the same, same phone number, web site, email etc. We can do Headshots and close up pictures in our Mobile studio Headshots van and we have portable backdrops we can bring on location for head shot, business social media type portraits or do location settings for family and senior portraits.
A few of our furry friend’s photos. Our pet owners love the photo updates we text them while they are out of town.
What our home owners say about us:
I’ve known Tim and Cheryl for many years through their photography business and most recently as pet/house sitters. They are very responsible and go above and beyond to make sure we are informed and our pet is well nurtured. Cheryl’s background with training Newfoundland’s convinced us our pet would be in good hands and Tim’s photo updates always reassures us that things are going great while we are away.
Carol P. Mill Farms
Tim and Cheryl are trustworthy, reliable and flexible. I completely trust them with everything I need done. We have gotten to know them personally over the last few years and they are the only ones I have trusted to stay at my house and take care of my property, dog and even my children!! They are special people who go above and beyond to accommodate any needs you have. You will be completely satisfied with all of their services.
Stephanie P. Wolf Valley
Our new Tiny house/RV and our old Big house.
Check out our Vanlife Ebook on Amazon for our whole story about moving from a big house to an RV.
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