I love what I do and I know you will too :)

Hillsboro, OR

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Home Sitting

$29 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
Description:

I have cared for pets for over 10 years. I started out by taking a job as a Kennel Tech at Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic where I did massive amounts of cleaning but loved it as I enjoy being physically fit. I fed, watered and organized playgroups for 50 dogs. I found it fascinating learning the different breeds and sizes that enjoy playing together. Eventually after noticing certain times of the year kennels were empty I asked to start a dog day care. It became wildly successful as I equally loved the parents of my dogs, keeping them close with daily report cards, dog birthday parties and social events. Later I worked for Lexi Dog Social Club in Portland supervising their dog playgroups. Eventually taking dogs into my home to board as that service was not offered then by Lexi Dog. My three children grew up surrounded by dogs of all breeds, now amazing people with their knowledge and experience. I have lots of references as even when their pets cross the rainbow bridge they still stay in contact with me to say hi to my kids that their pets grew up with. I love what I do and know you will too. Give me a try as I will go out of my way to keep you connected even while you are away with phone calls and pictures so you may sleep easy at night. I will be sleeping with your puppy dog or close by what ever they prefer.
Your pup will also always be with me,never home alone.......

About Carol C.:

I am very easy to talk to and be with. I love babysitting dogs and enjoy most, the ones who need extra attention to be comfortable in a new setting away from Mom,Dad and siblings. I am patient,kind,loving and have tons of experience with dogs. I stay up to date on dog food recalls,treats and toxins in their enviornment,such as house cleaning supplies,yard fertilizers,foods such as rasiens that are poisonness etc....I want my clients to go on their trips without having to worry. I listen and will follow even the most detailed instructions and enjoy getting to know each dog as an individual not a breed.

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

I have been a dog lover all my life continuing to read,study them and take on new challenges every year to learn more about them. I have had many different breeds myself and babysat lots more. Have I been bit? Yes,lots of times but never out of anger,mostly over food issues or fear. I have never met a dog I didn't like. I am very good at watching dogs with separation anxiety as I don't mind having them follow me every where I go,even into the bath room...lol Small insecure dogs I carry in a doggie sling around my neck.

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

I would like to know if your baby is food aggressive, prefers to sleep with a person or in their own kennel. I also need to know if they take any medication or if they are an escape artist, meaning they need to be on a leash even if they are in my back yard- which is fenced, along with any separation anxiety issues they might have.

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

Yes. I have a 2000 toyota sienna van that has given me no trouble.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. I have done so,often around the clock and I dont charge extra for it.

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

All my time. If I need to go somewhere I'll take your dog. This is what I live to do........

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

My back yard isnt huge but I like it that way so I can see my dogs at all times. It is fully fenced and secure. I never leave dogs unattended in my back yard. I sit outside and watch them play or I play with them.

Where will my dog sleep?

With me or where the dog prefers.

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

I will walk your dog around my neighborhood which loves dogs so she or he will make lots of friends or over to the huge park up my street that has lots of beautiful trails to walk........I will walk your dog with a neighbor dog that needs to get out if they are a good match also.....

Additional Information
Location: Hillsboro, OR 97124
Children at location?: Yes
Num. of Spaces: 3
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)

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Peach

Age: 1 years, 3 mo. old
Weight: 30 lbs.
Breed: Mixed

Peach is a wonderful Chocolate Lab,Chi mix who is just the right size to play with any dog. She can be very gentle with small dogs,like her two sisters who are full Chi s and tiny,Bella Cutey Pop and Princess Chicken or she can play rough with bigger dogs who want to because she has a stocky rugged body. She shares her toys,her food,her energy freely,she loves everyone and thing as she was stuck on a short rope beside a business for hours on end with no attention,water,food. She found me at McDonalds when she broke lose begging for food and water. I took her home and when the parents said they didnt want her,she was a burden,I let myself fall in love. No regrets,she is a true blessing and I enjoy how she can make even fearful dogs comfortable in my,our home in nothing flat.

Ratings

March 31
We absolutely love the environment that Carol provided for our dog, Mocha! It was just like our home. We've had Mocha for over 6 years and she had stayed at so many other places because we simply didn't know about Carol. I just wish that I had known we had such a caring and responsible lady who offers a dog boarding service in our town!
March 17
We feel very lucky to have found Carol to care for Kashi while we are away. She welcomes you and your best friend with open arms and a warm feeling of friendship. She played with Kashi, took him for walks and in all respects cared for him like he was one of her own. We will definitely call Carol the next time we need a sitter.
January 16
Our dog Sunny stayed with Carol for 3 nights and she came home a happy and tired dog. Carol has a room set up for the dogs to romp and play and have a great time. She gives the dogs lots of love. I was happy to know our dog would have a lot of dog playtime and people interaction while we were out of town. We will definitely bring her back again.
January 3
More laughs, more fun and always good times! My pooch was snoring soundly on the couch when I brought her home. Thanks again for a great job looking after my girl.
December 15
I am thrilled to have found Auntie Carol, and could not be happier with the care that our anxious boxer received. She texted a few times letting us know Johnny was relaxed and happy which put my mind at ease to enjoy our trip. She also gave us pics of his visit.... lounging on her couch and snuggling with her family & other dogs. He got lots of playtime & walks. My only concern was that he might not want to come home :) I didn't worry once about him after seeing the instant connection and love that Carol has for dogs. We've found a home away from home for our pooch. (Collapse)
December 11
Carol is very well educated and experienced when it comes to dogs. She took care of my dog Cappy, and gave me updates about him while I was away, and she had pictures ready for me when I picked him up. She is very trustworthy and I can't wait until my next trip, because I now know Cappy has a great family to stay with and take care of him. When I dropped him off I was worried he wasn't going to get along with the other dogs, because he can be a bit troublesome, but when I picked him up he was so tired from playing all weekend; it was great! I could tell Carol and her family really love taking care of dogs. They are passionate about the well being of the animals, and are very nurturing to them. I will be using her services for my little pup in the future and HIGHLY RECOMMEND Carol to anyone needed their dogs to be taken care of. (Collapse)
December 11
Another great experience, thanks so much!
September 26
This was my first time using Rover.com and I found a wonderful sitter in Hillsboro, OR. My springer spaniel received top notch care while I was away on vacation; no crates, no kennels, just good old fashioned play and doggy (plus human) interaction time. I feel blessed to have connected with someone close to home who I can leverage again in the future; for doggy play days or another vacation. I highly recommend Carol to look after your pooch and will recommend other dog and cat owners to use this site to find a sitter. Thanks Rover.com! (Collapse)
September 5
This was the second time we've used Carol as a sitter, and she was just as good the second time as the first. It's amazing to have a vacation where we don't have to worry about our needy, sick, aging dog and know that he's being well taken care of!
Carol was wonderful. She took great care of our 10-ish year old, very needy blue heeler who is sick and takes multiple medications each day. He came home happy and healthy. Carol was professional and provided appropriate consultation before his stay to ensure all our concerns and needs would be attended to. We have already booked another stay with her.
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Testimonials

Tiff C. March 6
We met Carol at a dog park 7 1/2 years ago. She has watched our Bailey ever since then. Bailey loves going to her house. She gets excited when we pull into the driveway and she realizes where we are. Bailey fits right in and is part of their family while she stays there. I'm at ease while we are away because I know she is in good hands and not locked up in a kennel. Carol is very reliable and is very available to watch her, even for last minute get aways. I would highly recommend her to care for your pet while you are away. (Collapse)
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