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Duck & Goose Sitting Service

Kimberly Link is now offering seasonal duck & goose-sitting services to our Majestic Adopters, Friends & Supporters!

Guests will stay in a 10' x 12' predator proof, outdoor pen with protective foot mats and a kiddie pool. The pen is hosed down at least twice daily and the pool is changed at least once daily.

Hay is refreshed at least once daily, and unless you would like to bring your own special food, Mazuri waterfowl food (Breeder and/or Maintenance formulas) will be served and available for your pet 24/7. We can also provide calcium chips for laying hens.

Families can arrange for the serving of special treats for their pets!

And of course, special visits and companionship are a part of your pet's enrichment!


Majestic Adopters

Kim's number one objective is to service Majestic's adopting families. If you have adopted birds from Majestic, you will enjoy non-deposit sitting services along with special prices!

Ducks/Geese adopted from Majestic will enjoy sitting services priced at $10.00 a day per bird. Late pick ups are $20.00 per day, per bird. These prices include partial days.

Payment for pet-sitting services must be made up front with any unexpected balances paid immediately upon the pick up of your pet. Our adopters may pay by cash or by personal check.

Non-Adopters

Occasionally, Kim will duck or goose-sit for people who have not adopted their waterfowl from Majestic, but she tends to limit these services to Majestic friends and supporters (volunteers and/or donors) as opposed to strangers.

If you did not adopt your duck or goose from Majestic, and Kim does agree to duck/goose-sit for you, she will need to make a copy of your driver's license, and you will be asked to make a deposit for each bird she'll be caring for. This procedure has been put into place to ensure that waterfowl are not abandoned at our sanctuary at the end of the pet-sitting service. Your deposit will be refunded in full (less any unpaid balances) immediately upon the pick-up of your pet(s).

Geese, male ducks and special needs ducks all require a minimum deposit of no less than $200 per bird, while healthy female ducks require a $100 deposit.

If you have a Special Needs duck or goose, Kim will need to meet you and your pet before she agrees to sit for them. You will need to schedule an appointment and bring your pet here, so she can fully evaluate their needs and then determine whether or not these needs can be properly met. Please keep in mind, our quarantine pen does have limitations that may not work in all instances. In addition, while your pet will be checked on routinely, they must be entirely capable of being left unattended in-between these checks. 

Healthy ducks/geese who were not adopted from Majestic will enjoy sitting services priced at $20.00 a day per bird (special needs waterfowl may be more, depending on their special care requirements). Late pick ups are $40.00 per day, per bird. These prices include partial days.

Payment for pet-sitting services must be made up front with any unexpected balances paid immediately upon the pick up of your pet. All payments must be made by cash or by bank check (made payable to:  Kimberly Link).

***Did you know that most parrot-sitters charge a minimum of $20.00 for only 30 MINUTES of care? Your duck or goose will get a whole day's worth of care & attention for that very same price!***


Seasonal Availability

Sitting services are ONLY available in spring, summer & fall and only when freezing temperatures and snowfall have come to an end.

There is simply no way to keep your pet's pen and pools clean without a functioning hose system, which is not available in freezing weather.


Scheduling

Pet-sitting services for your pet duck or goose need to be arranged as far in advance as possible. Please Contact Kim at least 4 WEEKS prior to the start date of expected services.

Pet-sitting services are offered for a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 7 days.


Required Fecal Exam

All ducks and geese scheduled for sitting services must arrive with LAB paperwork from their vet indicating a negative fecal exam for parasites including Coccidia.

If your pet's lab work does not specifically state that the negative test includes a check for Coccidia then we will need your vet to add and sign off on this information. Fecal tests must be performed within 10 days of pet-sitting services.


Liability Waiver

All clients will be required to sign a pet-sitting contract that includes a Liability Waiver in which they agree to hold Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary and the Link family legally and financially harmless for any incidents that might occur. This waiver is in place to protect Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary and the Link property on which it and its rescued animals are able to exist.


Optional Veterinary Deposit

Families can provide an optional Vet Deposit in case of an emergency.

If you have a Special Needs duck or goose a vet deposit will be REQUIRED. Minimums will depend on the severity of your pet's condition combined with Kim's personal assessment as to the likelihood of vet care being needed while you're away.

Vet deposits can be made in Cash or you can sign a form authorizing the vet office to charge your Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard or Care Credit). This form allows you to choose your own maximum charge limits.

Any unused portion of Cash vet deposits will be refunded in full (less any pet-sitting balances owed).

To date this service has never been needed, but many families feel better knowing vet treatment is an option for their pet while they are away.

During normal hours pets who require vet care will be brought to:

Pets who require emergency, after-hour vet care will most likely be brought to:

Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Geoffrey Satterfield

177 Ortobando Avenue

Norwich CT  06360

860-886-0188


 

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