First, I need to make clear that any funds I receive, I’m considering a loan. I will pay everyone back. I am working at the job I love; I just need help continuing to do that.
My name is Debi, and I’ve been a pet sitter and dog walker for 25 years! The first year of the global pandemic (2020) really leveled a staggering blow to my small business, and only income, that was, obviously, not anticipated. I lost my job for an entire year!
Business gradually returned throughout 2021, and it has been a journey back to catch up on all the overdue bills. I came within days of losing my home.
But, business did fully return, and so, I’m back to working 7 days a week! I’m so grateful to be able to do what I love for a living; being with all the fuzzy people I adore!
I will not lose my house! I have paid off some whopper bills.
But, my obstacle now is my car, which that, and my smartphone, IS my business! Without a car, I can’t do my job.
Over the summer, my 2012 Ford Focus needed about $4,000 in work, and while I was having all of that done, I spent a few hundred more on Lyfts in order to fulfill all of my responsibilities towards the pets in my care. I thought my car would probably be good for at least another year (maybe even 2)!
Unfortunately, this morning, I find that is not the case. I’ve been told by my mechanic that it is dangerous to drive until repaired, which includes replacing the catalytic converter, and suspension control arms.
This will be about $3500.
I hope you will be so kind, as to help me stay in business, by having my car repaired. Thank you!