Lawn Care Customer Asking Me To Dig A Hole For Their Animal?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Joana Williams, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Uhhhh title says it all. Asking me to dig them a hole for their pet that is being put to sleep. o_O.

    I will say that is the weirdest thing I have ever been asked.
     
  2. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What did you charge?:laugh:
     
  3. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 19,242

    Been asked before luckily customer decided on cremation and it was just some ashes
     
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    Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Wasn't sure if I was going to charge them. Kinda awkward situation lol. Haven't even replied back to them yet.
     
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  5. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had to dig a hole for a cremated cat, no extra charge cause I was already there doing work. Definitely awkward as their crying and putting in the ground while I'm waiting to be paid.:laugh:
     
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    My first thought after reading the thread title was "Let the animal dig it's own hole."

    Then, I read the first post.

    Have never been asked to do that.
     
  7. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    :dizzy:
    I think Russell was asked last year
     
  8. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,368

    I had a dog that loved to dig tunnels. Got the mower stuck in one 3 feet from the entrance. Swore I'd bury that dog in her own diggings and I finally did.
     
  9. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a customer ask for me to have one of my guys put down his dog for him. He was trying to save money instead of having the vet do it the proper way. Now I call him an ex-customer.
     
  10. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 915

    Make sure you dig down 6 feet
     

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