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Amy B. - Dog sitting

Fort Collins, CO

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Home Sitting

$25 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
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100% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on every stay
Description:

While in my home, your dog is an important member of the family. I have created a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for the dogs. I generally take 3-5 dogs at a time, the perfect number for optimal socialization without it being overwhelming for them. Plenty of exercise, attention, and affection is given at your dog's home away from home.

My goal is to provide an alternative to the traditional kennels and dog boarding facilities that can make some dogs anxious, scared, or stressed. The dogs respond well to the homey atmosphere and fall right into our healthy, active routine. Your dog is encouraged to make themselves right at home and enjoy their time here.

About Amy B.:

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How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have always been an animal lover and have had animals all my life. My educational background is in Applied Social Sciences with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management, and I have worked/volunteered in the animal rescue/adoption field for years. I am currently earning my dog training certification in addition to the self-taught skills I have acquired through the 30+years of raising animals.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

Does/is your dog...

Have any history of general aggression towards people or animals? Food/toy aggression?

Have any dietary restrictions/food allergies?

House/potty trained?

Know any commands/words? Any specific training?

Have any medical conditions?

Spayed/neutered?

Are they current on shots?

Are they on heartworm and/or flea preventative medication?

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

I do have reliable transportation in case of emergency. I will have your vet's info, and I also live less than five minutes away from Fort Collins Vet Emergency & Rehabilitation Hospital, a 24 hour emergency animal hospital.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

I have administered different medication to many types of dogs and I am comfortable giving your dogs whatever medication they need.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

My entire day is dedicated to the care of the dogs in my home. This is my full time job so I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be with the dogs throughout the day. I supervise all mealtimes and playtimes, and I am engaged with the dogs always.

The only time your dog would possibly be alone is if I had to walk dog(s) separately or if I had to run a quick errand, 20-30 minutes tops. If your dog can be unsupervised for that long they can hang out in the house, no access to doggy door/outside. If they cannot be unsupervised (aggression, chewing, "marking their area") they would be crated for those 20-30 minutes.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

The yard has two patios--one measuring ~20'x17', a great place to play ball and hang out. The second patio measures ~10'x15' and is located right off the front door. There is an extra large doggy door, so the dogs have constant access to the yard during the day.

In addition to the two patios and fenced-in vegetable garden separating the patios, there is a separate gravel "potty" area measuring ~10x15 and a 40' gravel dog run along the side of the house.

The entire yard is fenced-in with 6' privacy fences and locked from the inside. There are gates separating the four separate areas of the yard -- dog run, patio/potty area off living room, garden, large courtyard/patio off the entrance --. The gates are utilized for safety during drop-offs and pick-ups, always ensuring the dogs are securely fenced in and have zero opportunity of getting out.

The dogs really enjoy the unique open space, and the freedom to go inside and out on their own. The yard is set up in a way that is extremely dog-friendly and I am able to supervise play in every area at once.

Where will my dog sleep?

There are many very comfortable options for napping/sleeping areas, and I allow the dogs to choose where the sleep as long as they can be unsupervised at night (no aggressive behavior, chewing, or "marking their area"). There are two couches in the main living/office area and a large window seat in my bedroom.There are also crates with bedding in the bedroom if that is something the dog prefers. I also provide dog beds/blankets, or you can bring theirs from home.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

My area is great for walking dogs and I have the opportunity to take the dogs for walks often. I am on the Spring Creek Trail/Spring Park so the dogs and I spend much of our time there. For safety, all dogs are on harnesses and remain on leash at all times during walks. I will provide the harness if your dog does not have one.

I am also a few blocks away from the dog park on Lake Street and will take the dogs there during the hours of the day it is not very crowded. It is a nice, quiet, fenced-in park that is great place to run and play ball.

Additional Information
Location: Fort Collins, CO 80525
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 5
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
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Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Chloe

Age: 5 years, 3 mo. old
Weight: 30 lbs.
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog & Cocker Spaniel

Playful, affectionate, my constant sidekick!

95 Reviews

Kathy T.

August 17

Bella learned how to do use a doggy dog when she went to stay with Amy. She also got to stay with another dog she knew, so that was very nice. I would recommend Amy for dog sitting to anyone I know. I appreciate getting the information regarding Bella daily,

Jessie H.

August 11

Amy is great. She makes the experience very personalize, and always gives us updates with pictures. Zoe comes home happy, and that means we are happy owners!

Winni C.

August 5

Moxie's stay was great. Amy is a great dog sitter and we plan to use her services again!

Michelle B.

August 4

Thank you Amy for taking care of Ruger and thank you also for all the updates and photos of her. She looked like she was having a great time being with you. It was a great comfort knowing she was being cared for. I apologize for not sending feedback sooner but we came home to a flooded basement and have been fairly busy with that mess. Thank you again. I would highly recommend your service.

Tom N.

August 2

Sofie loves going to visit Amy (and Chloe too). She gets plenty of exercise and plenty of loving. Highly recommend Amy's dog sitting service!!

Cherri T.

July 29

Our dog Jack's recent stay at Amy's was great. Amy made the whole process easy. Drop off and pick up was simple. Our dog will be visiting Amy again!

I have one husky, who is super social and easy going. Then, I have another who is just the opposite. Amy went out of her way to accommodate my unsocial dog, by providing her with her own space from the other dogs. Not very many other sitters would take care of my anti-social dog the way Amy has. I feel very confident in the experience she will provide for my pups.

James B.

July 15

Amy's house proved to be a great place for my dog to stay, with her high fences, dividable (if necessary) play areas and proximity to a nice local park for dog walks. She was great at providing notes and photo updates during my dog's stay and provided good feedback afterwards! Looking forward to booking future stays with her!

This is now Henry's 5th visit with Amy - he is so happy and tired when I pick him up. He gets so much attention and time to play with his friends. Aside from that, Amy is always so flexible in pick-up/drop-off times and always is available when I need a sitter for Henry. Henry and I couldn't be happier!

Testimonials

Charles K.

January 8

Casey A.

January 10
Burt, my dog, stayed at Amy's house for the day while we went skiing. Amy let us drop him off as early as we want was very flexible about when we could pick him up. Burt was exhausted and very happy when I brought him back home. It was great to have a tired puppy! Definitely going to use Amy again!

Mike H.

January 21
I have known Amy for several years and can say that her knowledge of pet care is vast and that she is always the first choice for watching my dog when I'm away. My dog is always happy after a stay with Amy :)

Danielle G.

January 31

Danielle G.

January 31

Mike D.

February 11
Amy is a great sitter... My dog Maxine was there for 3 days and had a fun time.. No problems what so ever... Nuff Said!

Chris B.

February 18
Amy was kind enough to accomodate us on short notice. She sent us photos and updates. We know Hammie is well taken care of. Hammie loved it there. He went home tired. Next time we would need a sitter, we would definitely ask Amy first.

Chris R.

April 4
Amy is a wonderful pet sitter! This was Stella's first time away from home overnight since she was a little pup. When we picked her up she was worn out and happy! We are already planning her next stay! :)

Sam H.

April 19
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