Personalized Care For Your Pets!

We are a team of caregivers lead by a Veterinary Technician offering trusting and reliable pet care services in the Elk Valley - Fernie, Morrissey, Hosmer, Sparwood & Elkford

Fully Insured and Bonded

Binks Insurance Brokers Limited provides the business and every team member with reliable insurance to protect your pet and personal property.

Paperless

We use a professional and secure online program and app called Time To Pet. Each client gets their own personal portal account that holds all of the information we require to perform our services. It also allows us to interact with our clients through photos and map tracking.

Registered and Professional

We are members of Pet Sitters International, the world's leading educational organization for professional pet sitters since 1994.

Why Choose Us

We offer personalized care by focusing on each clients individual needs as we understand that every pet and home is unique, as well as every requirement for needing pet care services. A client's first communication with us is thorough and detailed. We offer flexibility by providing our services any day any time, based on availability. Clients are able to build a long-term connection with us as a trusting source for pet care when needed.

We respect client authorizations when it comes to handling your pets. We take safety seriously, only allowing dogs off leash in safe trail areas. We only transport dogs inside of our vehicles and for those with harness equipment that allows, we will tether when possible or use a crate when appropriate. We keep our group walks small, ensuring appropriate socialization and recognizing the right fit for each type of service that we offer.

 

Offering services 365 days a year and 24/7, based on availability
Experienced & Professional Staff
 Insured, Bonded & Background Checked

Safety focused
Transparency & Honesty
Peace-of-mind Communication
Convenient connection through modern program and app

 

Understanding Professional Pet Sitters vs Hobby Pet Sitters

Meet Our Team

Val photo

VAL
THE VET TECH
Owner & Operator
Pet Tech Care officially started in the fall of 2016 with just Val, a Vet Tech who moved to Fernie from Ontario. By putting posters around town offering to house sit and walk dogs, she quickly learned that there was a big need for her services. Her desire to help others is what naturally allowed Pet Tech Care to quickly evolve into a team of caregivers in order to meet the growing demand. Now, as the Owner & Operator, she manages the day-to-day operations. Val has over 10 years experience working with animals, including 2 years as a pro pet sitter in Ottawa and she is a Certified Canine Hydrotherapist, rehabilitating dogs in a therapeutic pool. Her Bernese Mountain Dog, Chief, was a big inspiration in moving to the Rockies and establishing PTC with a natural focus on being able to work with him by her side. Who doesn't want to spend all day with their dog, right? Chief fit right in as a PTC Ambassador although sadly, he crossed the rainbow bridge in July 2019.

MARY
PACK LEADER
Fernie

Mary is our first-ever team member to join when we expanded in March 2017. Her role has evolved over the past couple years and she is now primarily our weekday group walker. Mary also enjoys boarding dogs out of her own home, which she shares with her friendly dog Tig.

ALISHA
MUMBA THE MAMA BEAR
Fernie
Alisha moved to Fernie with her family, including their Husky Solay and Tessa the Pug, over a year ago, when she started using our services as a client of ours! Now as part of our staff, her understanding in using a professional pet care service makes her very detail-oriented and enables her experience to shine through.

KRISTA
GOLDIE FAWN
Fernie

Krista is a family raising Fernie resident, sharing her home with three pooches! Her experience with animals remained consistent throughout her life, including operating a horse riding and boarding business of her own a few years back. She loves walking dogs and whatever creature you might have, she's there to help care for them.

SAGE
PAWSITIVE PAWNDERER
Fernie

We need a lot of house sitters to meet the demand in our most popular service and Sage is here to do just that as she splits her time working at WorkBC. She is outgoing, active and very detailed oriented to focus on all the little things that are involved in being a pet sitter.

ALEX
TEDDY BEAR
Sparwood & Elkford

Alex joined us in July 2019. He has two family dogs, Cynder and Gage, both Labrador Retrievers, although he has had cats, fish and even a lizard. His flexibility and patience makes him easy to work with all sorts of animals and personalities. He regularly does dog walking and enjoys house sitting.

TASHA
T-DOG
Sparwood & Elkford

As a previous pet sitter & dog walker of her own, Tasha is a naturally good fit for our team. Animals are a main focus in her life, especially with Diesel who was her small boy with a big personality. Sadly he’s no longer with us but he lives on through Diesel’s Designs, where Tasha hand-makes custom pet bandanas and accessories.

JOCELYN
JAWZ
Sparwood & Elkford

Jocelyn is away on maternity as of October 2019.

CASS
CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Cass is our administrative assistant. Not only does she have all kinds of experience in the pet industry, she also has excellent customer service skills. She started off as a client and although she's upgraded to becoming a friend and coworker, we still walk her two dogs, Scout the Border Collie and Nash the German Shepherd. Many recognize her from BARKSiDE.

208
Statisfied clients and counting
287
Happy pets and counting
3
Years in business
8
Team members and growing

Services & Rates

We offer our services to both locals and visitors of the Elk Valley.

Our services are primarily mobile and we provide care from your home, hotel room, rental suite or even RV.
Some of our caregivers can pet sit from their homes for boarding options.

GST is extra on all rates

 

 

Meet & Greet

Before a first service, we book a meeting to get to know each other and learn your pet's routine, habits and where you keep their belongings in your home.

up to 45 mins
$21 /meeting

Time-Based Services

We charge for our time. The following services are all the same cost based on the duration of your choice.

Dog Walking

We offer every type of walk - on leash, off leash, private or small groups (5-6 dogs). Pick up and drop off is included. Check out package pricing below for regular client savings.

Daytime Sitting

Request a sitter for an uninterrupted block of time.

Drop-in Visits

During short absences, we can help out with visits for feeding, walking, backyard breaks, TLC time and even medication administration.

Puppy & Senior Breaks

Dogs can be needy sometimes, and that's okay! We can help with visits when they can't be left alone very long.

Cat, Small Animal & Farm Visits

We visit at least once every 24 hours, or more as you wish or need, for all types of animals.

Pet Taxi

We can move your pet around to get to the vet, the groomers or wherever life takes them, including to get some pet food.

Up To 30 Mins
$16 /service
1 Hour
$26 /service
Extra Hours
$11 /each

Dog Walking Packages

We offer savings for those who book regularly by including one FREE walk in each package! Packages are non-refundable and expire after 6 months.

10 Pack - up to 30 min walks
$144 /package
10 Pack - 1 hour walks
$234 /package
10 pack - 2 hour walks
$333 /package

Full-Time Care

We provide full-time care during an absence by either house sitting or home boarding. Both services share the same nightly rate and include all of the care required for your pets. Much like normal lifestyles, we may come and go during the daytime to address other services or personal commitments. Some of our sitters also have day jobs. We discuss ahead of time to ensure the right fit as it's important for us to know that our clients are aware of what their pets will be experiencing while in our care.

House Sitting

Our most popular service! Your pets remain in the comfort of home and we come stay with them. We focus on keeping things routine for each household. Our house sitting services also include basic house-chores like checking the mail, taking out the garbage/recycling, watering plants/gardens, etc.

Home Boarding

Some of our sitters are happy to offer home boarding for dogs. We provide all of the care required in a homey environment.

Single Overnight Stay
$75 /night
Consecutive Overnight Stays
$60 /night

Extra Pets, After Hours, Holidays & Additional Driving

Each individual pet is accounted for in care and liability. We also offer our services 365 days a year and 24/7, based on availability. We service areas based on where our team members live.

Extra Pets

All of our service rates are based on 1 pet. Extra pets are only $5 each per service.

After Hours

We have normal operating hours of 9am to 6pm. Time-based services performed after hours include a 30% fee. Full-time care services that start after hours on the first day and/or finish after hours on the last day include a 50% fee.

Holidays

Statutory holidays include an extra 50% fee. A holiday period takes place between Dec 22nd and Jan 3rd for which services include an extra 25% fee.

Additional Driving

We are currently based out of Fernie and Sparwood. We service Hosmer and Morrissey from Fernie for $5/trip. We service Elkford from Sparwood for $10/trip.

Recommended By Local Businesses

Testimonials

We Support Our Community

Community support is important to us. We volunteer with the following local groups.

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Contact Us

Email: info@pettechcare.com

Phone number: 250-278-7387

Office hours: 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week

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