- Workers of home care services are self-employed.
- Minders charge their customers themselves.
- All minders have been trained for dog minding by the dog centre and are adults.
- The dog centre operates only as a trainer, intermediary and marketer of minders.
- The main service is dog home care, that is holiday care and walking the dogs.
- Holiday care can be done either at the minder or at home of the dog.
- Extra services may include cleaning, yard work, minding children and other pets and shopping and walking services for elderly.
- Some home care services may be applicable for tax credit for household expenses.
- Dogs in care must have valid vaccinations against rabies, canine distemper, canine hepatitis and canine parvovirus. Kennel cough vaccination is recommended.
- Indicative prices for home care (including VAT 24%)
- Note that self-employed workers decide the final charge.
- 1 – 4 days 70 €/day (1 – 2 dogs)
- Over 4 days 60 €/day (1 – 2 dogs)
- Hours exceeding full day 5 €/hour, for max. 3 hours
- Other dogs of the same family get 50% off
- Walking the dog 20 €/30 minutes
- Extra services, e.g. brushing, 10 €/15 minutes
- Full day care includes night-time minding, 3 walks, feeding and keeping company.
Other services from 25 €/hour
- Domestic chores (e.g. vacuuming)
- Small yard work (e.g. raking)
- Child minding
- Minding for other pets
- Senior help (e.g. groceries or walking)
How does it work
- The customer contacts the minder telling what kind of help is needed
- The minder contacts the customer and does a service survey
- First meeting is held at the customer or the minder
- The agreed service is provided and charged
Name: Venla Selenius
Speaks: Swedish, Finnish and English
Operating area: Espoo
Dog sizes: all
Services: dog minding at the customer or at hers, home cleaning, yard work and minding other pets (cats, small rodents and bunnies)
Link to FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/Koiranhoitaja-Venla-105731197610089
Name: Suvi Ruotsalainen
Speaks: Finnish and English
Operating area: Kotka and nearby
Dog sizes: all
Services: dog minding at the customer (all sizes), dog minding at hers (small and medium sizes) and other pets, e.g. cats
Link to FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/Koiranhoitopalvelut-Suvi-Ruotsalainen-104883428743473/?ref=page_internal