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Fort Collins, CO

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Home Sitting

$25 per night
80% response rate Sitter responds to most requests within 24 hours
Under 12 hours Sitter responds in under 12 hours
80% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on most stays
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!

90 Reviews

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.
This was our first experience using rover.com and everything was great! We had a meet and greet with Amy and were able to see where Tucker would be staying. Amy's place is setup perfectly to accommodate any dog and is inviting and totally safe. Amy is very professional and personable. She made us feel at ease and was very helpful in explaining the process. She was very prompt in getting back to us and sent us an email saying she was looking forward to our visit the next day. A very nice touch! It was obvious when we went to pick Tucker up that he had a great time! We have already scheduled our next stay with Amy and we know that will be enjoy our vacation knowing that Tucker is well cared for! (Collapse)
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!
This was our first experience with homing our yorkie somewhere other than friends or family -- but it was so easy and she seemed to have a blast. It's such a relief to find such a safe and loving at home place for our little Rosie to 'vacation' herself while we're away having fun too. Amy was GREAT with daily email notes and pictures to keep us up to date on Rosie's activities and daily doggie life - which we all loved. She seemed to have so much fun playing with the other dogs that she is absolutely pooped at home now and will likely sleep the entire weekend! Amy was very accommodating to our variable schedule and is highly recommended after this first stay. (Collapse)
June 18
Amy was great. Charlie had the time of his life at Amy's house. I would highly recommend Amy dog sitting to all my friends and family. She was also understanding when I had a last minute travel change.
June 2
Buster has stayed with Amy on 3 separate occasions and he had a wonderful time there. He is 11 yrs old, and has separation anxiety, but he never showed signs of anxiety when dropping off or picking him up. Amy sent multiple updates with pictures during his stays. I feel very comfortable and confident leaving Buster with Amy. I highly recommend her.
Our two dogs had their first vacation at Amy's in April. They had a great stay, and we enjoyed receiving updates and pictures while we were away.
April 28
This was our first experience using Rover.com and Amy could not have been more helpful. She was very flexible, informative, and we felt very comfortable leaving Mac with Amy. While we were away we got multiple updates and pictures of our dog and that made us very happy. Amy took great care of Mac during his stay and he had a wonderful time while he was there. We would highly recommend Amy to anyone.
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Testimonials

Charles K. January 8
Amy is a wonderful pet sitter. She stayed with my black lab while we were out of town on vacation for a week. My dog is very needy and has special dietary needs and Amy was able to work with both. We felt really good about how well she interacted with our dog and it really put us at ease so we could enjoy ourselves knowing that our dog was safe and happy at home rather than at a kennel. She was good about emailing us updates and that really helped while we were gone. I will definitely use Amy again when we go out of town and I am more than happy to recommend her to others in need of a really good pet sitter. (Collapse)
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
I recently moved to Colorado with my Dog Toby. I was very nervous to leave Toby with anyone as he is my only child. He has only had one other dog sitter before. Amy made sure we met before any appointment was set which I loved. She was dogsitting a new dog and wanted to make sure that dog would be comfortable and used to his surroundings before we came to visit which I was very impressed with. Not every Dog loves other Dogs. When we met Amy she was so friendly and welcoming and her Dog and Toby just loved each other. I knew it was a great fit right away. Toby stayed there from Friday to Tuesday and Amy sent me pictures and texts on how he was doing. I loved it! When I came to get him he was pooped and clearly had a great time and was sad to leave his new friends. I have already scheduled the next visit and am so happy I found a place so great so soon! I highly recommend her. (Collapse)
Danielle G. January 31
I recently moved to Colorado with my Dog Toby. I was very nervous to leave Toby with anyone as he is my only child. He has only had one other dog sitter before. Amy made sure we met before any appointment was set which I loved. She was dogsitting a new dog and wanted to make sure that dog would be comfortable and used to his surroundings before we came to visit which I was very impressed with. Not every Dog loves other Dogs. When we met Amy she was so friendly and welcoming and her Dog and Toby just loved each other. I knew it was a great fit right away. Toby stayed there from Friday to Tuesday and Amy sent me pictures and texts on how he was doing. I loved it! When I came to get him he was pooped and clearly had a great time and was sad to leave his new friends. I have already scheduled the next visit and am so happy I found a place so great so soon! I highly recommend her. (Collapse)
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
Found Amy on this site and arranged a visit, and have trusted her to watch my dog at least once a week for the past few months. She's very easy to get in touch with, has flexible scheduling, and most importantly my pup is always happy when I pick him up! Plenty of photo and text updates about their walks, hikes, and play time make me feel better when I'm out of town... I feel more comfortable leaving him with Amy for long weekends than I do leaving him at the local kennels because of the personal attention I know he'll get! (Collapse)
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
I met Amy because we frequent the same dog park. She is often there with a group of dogs and she is always so great with them. She is engaging them the entire time and they have so much fun with her. I was always really impressed on how well she managed all the dogs, a real responsible dog owner. She has since become my sitter and my dog and I couldn't be happier with her! My dog clearly has a great time while he's with Amy and I feel at ease knowing he is in such great care! She's our gal!! (Collapse)
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