Home & Pet Sitting Service

Gaye Abbott With Ally, Lab Extraordinaire

JoyfulGaye’s Home & Pet Sitting Service

Are you going out of town and need someone trustworthy, attentive, loving and compassionate to care for your home sanctuary and/or beloved pets?

Living in Western N. Carolina for a year now, I am in love with the natural beauty and the warm welcoming community here. Only two blocks walking distance to downtown Weaverville and the Nature Park, I live simply and celebrate the many blessings of living in a small connected community with the beauty of nature all around us.

Over the years I have nurtured, played with, and have been comforted by many companion animals including cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, bunnies and a variety of others my now adult sons would find while growing up.

Recently I realized that though I cannot have pets where I am now living, I do have the opportunity to “love on” and connect with others’ dogs, kitties, children, and of course commune with nature on my daily walks at the Nature Park, and when out and about elsewhere.

What a joy to realize I can turn this into a service for those who have need!

Maybe you are just looking for someone to be in your home (without pets), watch over it, water plants and gardens, collect mail/packages and other tasks that you may need taken care of while you are gone. Know that everything will be kept clean and well kept…..and you may find a small appreciation gift when you return home!

Below you will find the services I offer as well as fees, testimonials and a bit about the organization to whom I donate 5% of all fees received. I would love to hear from you and learn more about your present needs for home and/or pet sitting.

Thank you for completing the form at the bottom of this page. We will schedule a home visit before available dates are reserved. During this visit I will request completion of an information form on your specific home needs and that of your pets. Testimonials are always welcome as are personal referrals.

I look forward to connecting…..perhaps we shall even meet in person walking along the trails!

SERVICES OFFERED (Weaverville/Surrounding Areas Only)

  • House sitting including plants/garden watering; mail and package pick up; trash out for collection, presence in the home for security purposes, other needs you may have.
  • Dog or cat care – daily visits or stay in home to include feeding/water, dog walking, companionship and litter box cleaning, plus additional tasks you designate.
  • Combination house sitting/pet sitting. Stay in home or daily visits.

FEES:

  • Daily Drop-In Visit – walking/companionship/feeding pets, watering, and/or mail pick up – $20/per hour/visit
  • Overnight stay/with pets – $45night
  • Additional Fees – Additional fee of $5 will be incurred for each additional animal over 2 and/or large dogs or puppies that may need more attention, walking or care. No additional fees for cats.
  • Stay-in home sitting only/no pets – $40/night
  • Cancellation Policy – 5-days prior requested for change in dates or cancellation.
  • Venmo, Paypal, Zelle and cash accepted

*5% of all fees collected will be donated to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a community based organization who’s mission is outlined below :

TESTIMONIALS:

“If you are looking for peace of mind while away from home, I highly recommend you call Gaye Abbott. Gaye is gifted in her ability to connect with animals and with people. She is of strong integrity and I trust her completely. Gaye formed a beautiful connection with our beloved dog, Ally (who has since passed).

Gaye took her for many walks and deeply cared for her with love and compassion. I had Ally on a special raw food diet, which others may have had difficulty dealing with, but no problem with Gaye handling it. Ally was always very excited to see Gaye since she knew that delightful and happy things were going to happen!  

Even though we don’t have a pet at this time, we continue to hire Gaye to take care of our home while we are away since we explicitly trust her to take care of all the details so perfectly. We have a very tricky waterfall pond situation that needs attending and we trust Gaye to handle it.  Honestly, if Gaye is available snatch her up, you won’t regret it!”

Jane Sheppard CPC, FMCHC, NBC-HWC

Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach





Elder Dog Gerry and Kitty Rita

Marilyn & Mark Weinstein: “Gaye watched our dog and two cats while we were away for the day. We were so grateful because she sent us pictures of our pets and gave us updates while we were gone. It was a pleasure working with Gaye and seeing how happy our pets were. I highly recommend her for pet sitting.

GRETCHEN, IZZY AND LUNA


PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE SERVICES PROVIDED AS WELL AS BOOKING AVAILABLE DATES.

INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION (PHONE NUMBER/EMAIL), BEST TIME TO TALK, AND WHICH SERVICES YOU ARE REQUIRING WITH DATES. I WILL GET BACK WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!

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