Angie's List Reviews:
*I found Slem's Pet Care on Craigslist and was desperate for someone to watch my cats for (4) days. I was a little bit concerned that I would be allowing someone that I didn't know to have access to my house while we were absent. Slem's Pet Care showed up for the first meeting on time and immediately put me at ease. When I left for my ski trip I had zero worries about my cats and household while I was gone.
I had an idea to ask them to text me photos of the cats when they came the (2) times per day, but thought it might be a little excessive...They exceeded my expectations by doing just that without me even asking. I was totally impressed! It is a great feeling to be away and get reassurance texts throughout the day. When I returned there was a hand-written receipt on the dining table with visit verification tabs for each visit. Much more professional than I even expected. It is good to see there is still quality service out there in a sea of scammers! ~Kurt
*Donna provided pet-sitting services for my dog. The service included an overnight stay.Donna promptly returned my voicemail and accommodated my schedule for a no-cost meet & greet. She was punctual and came with treats in her pocket to warm up to my nervous dog. Donna demonstrated confidence with my pet and listened to my description of my pet's habits and outdoor routine. At the end of the meet & greet, I booked her for an overnight stay (two full days). On Day 1, Donna sent me video clips of her arrival and re-introduction to my dog. Throughout the visits, she texted photos and messages, reassuring me that everything was going smoothly. My dog had warmed up to her easily. At the end of Day 2, my flight home was delayed a few hours. I contacted Donna to ask her if she could let out the dog one more time and even possibly stay another night, which she agreed without hesitation. I was grateful Donna made another visit that night before I made it home. I felt very comfortable knowing my pet was being well cared for. Donna has a genuine affection for animals, and she made me feel like my dog was her favorite. I rated the cost "Good" instead of "Excellent" only because it is understandably higher than a traditional dog kennel. The cost/value was well worth the peace of mind. Donna is professional, and she takes great care to gather information about your pet(s), their habits, likes/dislikes, and home environment to ensure a smooth experience. Overall = excellent experience. ~Elizabeth
*Slem's Pet Care stayed overnight the entire time I was out of town. Fed and walked Played and provided wonderful companionship for my puppy. Brought in mail and kept my house extremely tidy. Kept me well informed with all of Lola's activities (w/pictures and videos) I could not have been happier, if you are on this site looking for a pet sitter, then you care about, spoil and want the best for you 4 legged babies. I could never kennel my 6 year old Golden Retriever so I began to search for a new sitter. Lola's previous sitter began a full time job and could no longer sit. It's a very hard decision to allow someone into your home with your best friend. After the meet and greet I did not have a worry in the world. Lola was so happy, Slem's Pet Care sent videos and pictures daily and kept me very well informed and let me say Lola's tail was wagging pretty fast. It's also nice to know there is someone at your home while gone. Slem's Pet Care is so dependable and I came home to a very happy pup and a clean house. I would recommend Slem's Pet Care very highly. ~JoAnne
*Donna stayed with our three dogs over night on a few occasions. She fed them, played with them, walked them, and kept them company. The dogs loved her. Our initial meet and greet prior to the first overnight stay helped get the dogs acquainted with Donna. She was prompt, friendly, attentive to the dogs' needs. She even brought a folder with information about her and her business which we really appreciated. The first overnight visit went so well, we had her back when we went out of town for a week. When we met to give Donna the house key for our second trip, the dogs greeted her as if she was an old buddy. That NEVER happens. Every day we received updates on the dogs, often accompanied with photos of their behavior, and Donna also kept a journal of their activities and responses at the house for us to read when we returned. We will be using her again. ~Linda
*Donna watched our golden on 4 separate occasions from September to December. We actually live in another state and came to St. Louis for sporting events. Donna was incredibly acommodating our our time and schedules and we found her pet sitting services to be top notch.
Donna is amazing with animals. Our golden is rather timid around new people and has not traveled all that much in her lifetime, however, she took to Donna very well. Coming to a new city and not knowing anyone to watch our dog was rather nerve wracking for us as parents of a kid with fur. Donna was awesome from the start. She was accomodating of our schedules and never did we worry about our pet while in Donna's care. Donna is so kind and truly loves animals. We plan to utilize Donna's pet sitting services each year while we are in St. Louis. We would not consider using anyone but Donna to care for our pet. ~Joleen
*Both Donna and Cindy were very attentive to our concerns and provided exceptional service while we were away. They texted us with periodic updates, which was reassuring while we were traveling by car over 1,000 miles away from home. They provided a daily log documenting their activity on each visit to our home. They were not thwarted by a heavy snow and fulfilled the needed responsibilities as agreed. They went out of their way to provide extra services that were beyond normal expectations, such as feed the wild birds that visit our back yard. When we returned all the pets and plants were just as healthy and happy as we had left them, and and our home was safe and secure. We recommend them whole-heartedly and plan to use them again, and tipped them beyond their standard fee. ~ Bob & Dorothy
* Slem's Pet Care is the best pet sitter we have ever had. Their genuine love for animals shows. We have used them multiple times and have been pleased each time. Our dog Riley loves it when we go out of town so he can see his friends. If you are looking for someone you can trust in your house and to take great care of your pet, you have found the right people! ~Melissa
Click HERE for a list of Services and Rates.
(We will meet or beat any competitor's rates!)
We offer every pet care service available, (with the exception of detailed grooming). Whether it's to just let your pet out into fenced yard, take him/her for a walk; litterbox cleaning; feeding & watering, pet taxi, keeping company, daily visits, help administering medicine, overnight care, etc. You name it, we do it.
*For overnight stays, we will service any area within 20 miles of 63114. (Fees vary. Our services and rates are listed on the Service and Rates page.)
*For overnight stays, we will give full love and attention to your pet(s) a total of 12+ minimum hours each day and will keep your stay on schedule of your pets normal routine:
your pet(s) will never be left alone longer than 6 hours MAX at one time, (and if that is too long, we can make other arrangements at no extra cost!)
Unlike other pet care services, our overnight fee includes care throughout the entire day (vs. charging extra for daily visits).
Other care providers charge the same fee (or more!) for only an 8-10 hour overnight stay and then charge extra for daily visits, and don't even arrive for the overnight until 8-10 in the evening!
*Overnights include general housekeeping, feeding & watering pets & plants, playing with and showing GENUINE affection to your pets, home security, going for walks, newspaper/mail retrieval, even house cleaning & landscape work at no extra charge if requested, poop scoops, trash in/out, and anything else you may need done (while keeping your best friend(s) company, we might as well make ourselves useful in other ways too!)
You can rest assured, when it comes to your home and personal belongings: if we don't need it to care for your pet, we don't touch it! Maybe with the exception of the remote control, the fridge, the microwave and the (cough) toilet :-)
AND WE WELCOME NANNY CAMS!!! (except in the bathroom of course!) HOW ELSE WOULD YOU SEE HOW GREAT WE ARE WITH YOUR PET(S)?
And of course we bring our own food and drinks (for us, not your pets sorry :-).
We do not do drugs, and very rarely drink alcohol...(special occasions maybe...and although caring for your pet is of course, a special occasion, it doesn't warrant any alcohol beverages :-).
You will receive a copy of our background checks, references and driver's licenses at the Meet and Greet.
Please call our references!
Our profile, testimonials, and reviews can be found on sittercity.com, petsitusa.com, petsitters.org, Angieslist.com, in Tails magazine, and facebook at http://www.FACEBOOK.com/slemspetcareservice.
Click HERE to book your reservation now!
We also offer Neighborhood Discounts and Gift Certificates!
How does your pet(s) benefit from using Slem's Pet Care?
Your pets continue on a regular routine, safe and secure at home.
Your pets receive individual attention in the form of walks, playtime, conversation, kisses and hugs!
You don't have to make extra trips to the kennel before and after your trip.
Your pets are not stressed by an unfamiliar location.
Your pets are not exposed to illness from other animals.
Regular visits give your house a "lived-in" look.
We are your affordable alternative to kenneling your best friends.
Put us to work so you can stop feeling guilty for confining your best friend to a crate while you're at work all day.
Go ahead and get that new puppy you've been wanting, we are here to help!
Know someone that is ill or disabled? Send us over to care for their pet!
Gift certificates available!
Contrary to what you believe, Pet Care in your home IS affordable!
The Care and Welfare of your Pet.
It is our job to stay as close to your schedule as conceivably possible. This includes: Feeding, Watering, Walking, Medications,
Brushing, Rolling around on the floor, or simply "Family Fun Time", etc.
It is our passion to care for and give love to as many of God's creatures as we possibly can.
*BE ADVISED: if we feel any animals are not being treated humanely, we WILL NOT hesitate to report you. As a member of the ASPCA, Missouri Animal Rescue, and The Animal Protection Association of Missouri, we will not think twice about removing an abused animal from it's environment immediately.
This includes repeated breeding without a license.
(PLEASE report animal abuse!! You can do so right here, using this website, and stay anonymous if you prefer. Just click on the "contact us" link at the top of the page. Just give the address of where the animal(s) are located and a brief description. And don't forget: animals left outside in extreme weather conditions without adequate food, water & shelter ARE INDEED abused animals).
We will schedule a free in-home meeting in your home (or one of ours; or both, if you'd like). In that meeting, you receive a packet containing:
List of References - which we do suggest you call, copy of driver's license, contact info, background check report.
Vet Notification Form - to be used in the event your pet/family member would ever need to be treated, and…last, but not least,
Contract Service Agreement- giving us everything we need to know about your home and home security.
And last but certainly not least, the most important, information about your babies, because your babies become our babies too!