January 6, 2013
Name of business: G&T House/Pet Sitting Services
Owners: George and Teresa Ferenz
Opening date: January 2012
Products and services: Home and grounds security for customers’ homes; love, tender care and attention for pets. Will housesit and pet sit for clients in their homes. Midday services offered for customers who work. Teresa lets pets out for a potty break, then romps and plays with them for a while.
Areas served include Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Williamsport, Clear Spring and Smithsburg. Services also offered for bird aviaries, individual birds, guinea pigs, fish and hamsters, but preferably not reptiles and exotic pets.
Target market: People who want to take a vacation and professionals who need midday relief for their pets.
How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Teresa saw a great need for it. Pets are more healthy and happy left alone in their own environments. Her motivation is a passion for dogs and cats.
Previous business experience: Volunteered with dog rescues; 16 years in sales; and a lifetime of raising dogs and cats.
Number of employees: Two
Hours: Seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone number: 301-797-2118
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gandtservices0311
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