My name is Debra Nelson and I am the owner of Huggybug Pet Service. Originally from the Midwest, I've been a resident of Sierra Vista for the past 18 years and yes, the military brought me here (as it has most of us).
While my small company is relatively new, the name and services are not. Many, many years ago (and I won't say how many), when I was going to college, I did pet & home sitting to pay the bills. I had an old Volkswagon convertible I drove around and I called it the-you guessed it-huggybug!
Fast forward to the present (and doesn't it seem to be going faster?)and in the
past several years I've worked for Cochise County, a local management company and for a local firm as a technician testing various building materials.
Personal references from the last 20 years as well as business references are available upon request.
Two years ago, due to injuries from an accident, I had to resign my position.
I thought to myself, what could I do for a living that I know something about? A job that I'd enjoy. I thought back to my college days and the answer came to me! With 4 pets myself, along with a lifetime of experience in pet care, this was something I could do and love.
I opened Huggybug Pet Service in the spring of 2007 and I've never looked back!
For pet sitting in your home, hours are 7:30am til 8pm. Each dog visit or multiple pets visit lasts 25-30 minutes and kitty visits or easy care visits are 15-20 minutes. Fresh water is put out and your pets are fed according to your set schedule.
I'll walk and pick-up the doo for your dogs, clean the litterbox for your cats, net the leaves from your pond, feed the fish and change the paper in the cage for your birds.
I'll play with and give hugs to all your pet babies, so they can stay home and sleep peacefully in their own beds.
Included, free of charge, I'll bring in the mail and papers, water your plants, take out the trash can, do a security check of the house, change lights and readjust the blinds; so your house always looks occupied.
If having a professional pet sitter come into your home to care for your pets isn't a viable solution for you, I also offer pet "sleepovers". Your pet would stay in my home. Pet "sleepovers" allows your pets to be in a quiet, home setting, with more personal attention.
References available upon request. All Huggybug Pet Service employees and independent contractors have been security checked, all pet hosting homes have been approved as "pet friendly".
Huggybug Pet Service belongs to NAPPS (National Association of Professional Petsitters) and all pet sitters have taken or will be taking the approved NAPPS courses for the NAPPS certification program to become certified in pet sitting. Huggybug Pet Service strives keep up on all new ideas to improve our service.