Thursday, July 27, 2006

WestFetch in Westchase

An email from Ginny:

Another possibility for dog owners

WestFetch in Westchase


A nice couple, Craig & Michelle Muniz, who has a house in Westchase offers a home away from home environment for your dog. After searching for a boarding place for their dog and not finding one to their liking they decided to open up their home to others in this predicament.

Their dog Dante is very friendly and loves to play with other dogs of all sizes. Their capacity is very limited so call or email early. They charge $35.00 per night with no charges for the so called “extras”, personal time, cuddle time, play time. Their email address is westfetch.com.
Duncan had a great time playing with Dante. He received lots of love and attention during his 5 day stay. Their house has tile floor and is very clean. Good back yard filled with lots of grass to race and wrestle in.


Update:
11:10 P.M.
You will have to call them and discuss the "beastly" dogs. Their number is 813-333-1004 but I would recommend you also check out their website at Westfetch.com.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does she board beastly dogs?

Bungalowlady said...

And, how do we call them? Got a number?

Anonymous said...

I called them to ask questions about permits and insurance or if they are bonded?? I did not get any straight answer!!! Does anyone know. Their web site does not state it either. Does anyone know????

WestFetch said...

Thank you for the compliments Ginny! Dante and Duncan had a great time together!

In response to anonymous, I'm sorry if we were not able to answer your questions. We certainly were not trying to dodge any questions. I hope this answers your questions.

WestFetch is licensed but not insured nor bonded at this time as we are a small family owned company. We are about to expand upon that and, as such, will get insurance and bonding once we begin to hire outside help.

We do take every precaution to ensure your loved ones will be safe during their stay, including screening for what some may call "beastly" dogs.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 813 333-1004 or you can email me directly at cmuniz@westfetch.com.

Craig Muniz
Owner
WestFetch

Anonymous said...

They don't do beasts. I asked.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my questions but you have to understand that my dogs are my babies and if you are not bonded or have insurance I don't have piece of mind. You are a company... or at least that is what you are projecting to be. I understand you say you are careful, but you are still a company and I would feel alot better if your paperwork would be in order. Thanks anyway.

WestFetch said...

Yes, I certainly do understand that they are your babies! Dante is our only baby!

You have every right to use whomever you are most comfortable with and I respect that. Just be sure to answer the question of exactly what the insurance and bonding will cover for your babies.

God forbid something bad does happen, just having insurance is not guaranteed coverage. So if you're asking if someone has insurance, please don't stop there. A simple yes may end up being the same as someone who doesn't have insurance at all. Ask them what situations you are concerned with and how it will be potentially resolved. The same goes for bonding too (which in the service industry is largely for theft, not a guarantee of any type of service levels). As you feel fit, you can ask that they prove their coverage by providing paperwork as well.

Many business advertise the "insurance and bonded" but it is not going to help much if it doesn't cover much. I'll be honest and tell you what we have right now (it will change soon as we grow) but please compare apples to apples and ensure you are getting exactly what you are looking for, real peace of mind that will be there when you need it most rather than just a few words on a business card.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Oh I get it.
They just dont do my beasts...
Hmmm....

WestFetch said...

To better define:

beast n.

1. a. An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal.
b. New England & Southern U.S. A large domestic animal, especially a horse or bull.
2. Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit: “So far the beast in us has insisted upon having its full say” (William Dean Howells).
3. A brutal, contemptible person.

Our answer:

#1 a. Size is not an eliminating factor (unless it is a horse or a bull, then we would recommend our sitting service instead).
#2 While people do have "beasts" inside, this is not an eliminating factor either.
#3. NO, we will not board brutal people!

Hope this helps :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering all the questions. I did find someone that uses SHS, Secure Home Solutions. I did some homework and they have been in the business for awhile and they pretty much cover everything plus they come to you, so my dogs will stay in their environment with their toys and beds.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering all the questions. I did find someone that uses SHS, Secure Home Solutions. I did some homework and they have been in the business for awhile and they pretty much cover everything plus they come to you, so my dogs will stay in their environment with their toys and beds.

WestFetch said...

I'm glad you found someone. All that matters is that they are safe, happy and in good spirits when they see you again!