House Sitting

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OBJECTIVE: To Help Give Your Home the “Lived-In” Look with Routine Insurance Policy fulfillment Security Checks

What is House Sitting?

Professional Home Sitting Visit Includes:

  • Peace of Mind with Personal Attention

  •  When you travel for work or vacation its great to know daily how your things are back home while your away.  Technology has limits. With a real human visiting your home to check things over and report back to you gives you peace of mind.

 

  • Ensure your insurance requirements are met with our visits to check on your home when you are away.

  • Snowbirds take advantage of this service especially during the winter season as their porches are kept snow-free, parcels/junk mail is picked up, home inspections, security checks, property damage or water leaks are monitored, etc. 

  • Home security checks are provided on each visit to your home.
  • Your newspaper and mail will be brought inside, as well as any packages or junk mail left at your door.
  • Your indoor plants or flowers will be watered if requested.
  • Aquariums, fish tanks, and ponds are monitored, maintained, and care for based on your instructions.
  • Provide additional services such as lawn mowing, watering outdoor plants, and snow removal at a low additional fee.  Thus save on having to hire other third-party services to care for your property.
  • Your lights will be turned on/off, or blinds and curtains will be opened/shut per your request.
  • Radios or televisions can be turned on or off as a crime deterrent and for pet companionship.
  • Quickly look over the home for hazards that could cause damage to property, person, or pet.
  • Arranging any emergency home repairs if needed.
  • Put out trash and recycling.
  • Check the exterior and interior of the home to confirm windows and doors are secure.
  • Check for water leaks or damage and arrange for plumbers to come in and repair.
  • Check water heater, furnace, and/or air conditioner and appliances.
  • Check yards, garages, and sprinkler systems.
  • Check hot tubs, pools, and give spa treatments to avoid algae growth as per your instructions.
  • We can be on your security system call list incase the dispatch system needs us to check on your premises during an alarm call.
  • Adjust the temperature before your return.
  • Grocery shop before your return.
  • Flush toilets or run water to keep pipes from freezing in winter.
  • Ensure the fridge, freezer, furnace, plumbing, hot water tanks, lights clocks, and timers are working and no problems.
  • Post-storm visits for an extra visit fee

 

Please feel free to use our Crime Deterrence Tips to Secure Your Home.
$22/visit
✔️ Specific time reservations are an extra $5 per visit.

House Sitting Security Checks

Morning

Midday

Evening

7 am to 11 am 11 am to 4 pm 4 pm to 8 pm

 

Home Waiting Service

OBJECTIVE:  Wait at you place for a delivery, utilities, repairs, or other service while you are away.

Home Waiting Service

  • Do you have a delivery expected or is the cable guy expected to arrive at the time when you need to be away?

  • We will do the waiting for you. [ wait up to 3 hours]

  • We will keep your pets company safe and sound in their own environment.

$65/3 hours

Concierge House Sitting Services

Outdoor Plant Watering 

OBJECTIVE:  Give your outdoor vegitation, lawn, beds, pots, trees a drink.

Outdoor Plant Watering

  • Indoor plant watering is included in your basic service, but outdoor plants, gardens, or lawns that need attention while you’re gone are also watered by us. [$15/15min]

Lawn Cleanup & Cutting

OBJECTIVE: Mow your lawn, spring or fall cleanup while you are away or monthy packages.

Lawn Cleanup & Cutting

  • Will you have time or the energy to cut your lawn before you go or upon your arrival home?
    Will you be away for an extended period of time?
    Get us to do it for you anytime! 
    We offer spring cleanup or fall clean up. 
    Monthly Packages for lawn cutting
    $45/30 min

Snow Removal

OBJECTIVE:  Remove snow from driveways, sidewalks and porches while you are away or a monthly package.

Snow Removal

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  • Got a bad back? 
  • Recovering from an injury or surgery? 
  • Going to be away from your home
  • Prefer to just pick up a pencil than snow? Want our strong muscles to do the lifting for you? 

$15/15min

Concierge House Sitting Services

Key Lockout

OBJECTIVE:  Come to your rescue and unlock your door if you lock yourself out!.

Key Lockout Service

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  • If you lock yourself out of your home give us a call as we have your key on file and can bring you the key during office hours. No problem, we are here for you!
  •  Locksmiths can be very expensive and time consuming by the time they eventually get to you! For a $35 trip fee, Cork will come to your home to unlock your door should you ever lock yourself out.
  • [$35 per trip]

Key Pick Up

OBJECTIVE:  Pick up  keys from  you.

Key Pick Up

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Key Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service

  • If you do not want to use the lock-box or hide-a-key option. No problem! We’ll come and pick up your key before you depart and return it after you get back. [$20 per trip]

Key Drop Off

OBJECTIVE:  Return keys to you.

Key Drop Off

Key Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service

  • If you do not want to use the lock-box or hide-a-key option. No problem! We’ll come and pick up your key before you depart and return it after you get back. [$20 per trip]

We have been using Corrine’s services for over a dozen years and are totally satisfied.  Having Corrine available to look after our two cats when we were away provided great peace of mind, especially since she has training as a Veterinary Technician.   We no longer have cats but we continue to use Corrine’s house-sitting services when we travel and couldn’t be happier!

Heather & Bodhan

Corrine of Cork’s Critter Care has been looking after our two beloved cats Charlie & Bettie for nearly 7 years now since they were little kittens.  We have had her come to our house for countless vacation times.  From the beginning, she put our minds at ease with her thorough first meeting where she collects information and details about your pets and how you would like your home looked after in your absence.  Her genuine care and interest for your pet’s well being is very apparent right from the start and continues throughout her service.  She has proven to have a wealth of knowledge of cats and their unique behaviors.  I don’t worry about them at all when we are away knowing that they are being looked after so well by Corrine.  Also, it’s great having someone you trust completely to water plants, pick up mail, do security checks, etc.  We would highly recommend Corrine for in-home pet care services!

Barb & Glen

How do I sign up as a new client? 

3 Steps to Services

1. Contact Us

Contact us by filling out a form to become a new client or request a quote.

Once you have completed filling out the form or calling us we will schedule your Initial Orientation Visit before your departure.  

2. Initial Orientation Visit
  • An in-home visit with pet and owner prior to contracted service with a key pickup/payment agreement.

  • When you register online or call Corks Critter Care, she arranges a visit to your home shortly before you leave.

  • Initial Orientation Visit is required prior to reservations for all new clients.

3. Upon Your Return
  • When you return home please log in to  Corks Critter Care Pet Care App to confirm that your pet(s) are back in your good care, and services will be discontinued.
  • When you return home you can also call Corks office at  403 807-6866
  • We will return your key if desired or keep the key in a safe for the next time your in need of our services.

 

Payment Methods
  • PayPal, Stripe, Cash, or Email Transfer.
    • Email Transfers are sent to  corrine@corkscrittercare.com
    • During any statutory or civic holiday, there’s an extra $5 per holiday.
    • Time of payment and your total cost will be determined in our initial orientation visit with you.  All clients have different needs and situations as a result fees will vary.
    • Please contact us for any inquires and rates. 

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