I'm a 21 year old college grad with a huge amount of love for animals.Unfortunately with just graduating college, I have too many student loans out to afford my own pup, so let me share my lovin' with yours. I grew up with boxers and currently work on farm two days a week where I help care for goats. I have had plenty of experience training and caring for dogs, whether they were my own or family and friends. I live in a small two bedroom apartment in Somerville in between Porter Square and Union Square. I live with my boyfriend and our good friend, both are animal lovers, and grew up with dogs (golden retrievers, dalmatians, and pugs).
I am a 21 year old who just graduated college with a BS in Environmental Studies. I grew up with boxers, and all of my family members had and still do have dogs. I could play with dogs for hours, and never get bored of it. I also work on a farm twice a week where I help care for goats. I just love animals. In my free time I like to go for bike rides, go for walks, bake, or do crafts.
One of my first best friends, Buddy the 80 lb. brindle boxer, left my life at the age of 3. A mystery ride with my family at the age of 4, brought a new pal to my life, Evita, a beautiful fawn boxer. I helped to raise her and taught her how to sit and say please (manners were important in our household). As we both grew older, the neighbors always found it quite amusing to see a scrawny 6 year old girl walking (or being dragged by) an excited 50 lb. pup. Our family lost her after 14 wonderful years, right before I headed to college. Even though all of our extended family has dogs as well, there has been a huge void in my life without having a drooling bud to come home to. Unfortunately, I am still in a transitional period and don't think having a dog at this point in my life would be fair for them. Therefore, I have to get my fix by scratching the bums and bellies of all the dogs I come across.
I would like to know about your pup's basic routines and personalities. Are they are friendly with other dogs, a barker, a nipper, a cuddler, a player? I don't think I could take on a barker, due to the apartment I live in, but if they like to play, then that's great, because I do too. I also am open to all breeds.
My current transportation is a bicycle, but when a car is necessary I use either a cab or Relay Rides.
I am comfortable administering medication as necessary.
I plan on spending all the free time I have with your dog. I currently work at Whole Foods Market, and have 8 hour shifts there. However, I also have two roommates, who would be more than willing to take your dog out if necessary, and definitely give them some attention.
Your dog will sleep where ever you tell me would be most comfortable for them. I have space for them in my bed, in my bedroom, or in the living room.
I will take your dog for walks around my neighborhood. There is a dog friendly park right down the street where we will be able to go, as well as many side streets and areas.