I've always loved animals and spent much of my time devoted to them. Growing up, my soul mate was a Golden Retriever named Caspian. When I began working with other people's pets I discovered the same love and understanding I had with him in others. It's been an amazing experience to share such a deep connection with pets, and to be able to understand them and be understood.
I have always had a deep connection with dogs and cats, growing up with my own was crucial to my youth. During my college years, I volunteered with the New Rochelle Humane Society caring for dogs (and cats) awaiting adoption and frequented alternative no kill shelters in Manhattan (such as Social Ts and Ollie's Place). When I graduated I moved down to the Bronx and took a job with a doggy daycare in Chelsea. Every day my life would be filled with sloppy kisses. We provided a safe and doting environment for our clients and their babies. The daycare also provided a cage-free kennel and I would sleep in a big pile with the dogs at night.
I've always loved dogs. I was raised in a large household with a dog and two cats at all times. The most peaceful and meditative times of my life were going for long twilight walks with my golden retriever.
I'd like to know the dog's schedule and energy level, and if he is allowed on the furniture (or just thinks that he is). By default, I prefer to be in the same room as the dog at night (if I'm sleeping over), so I'd like to now if that is acceptable.
There's no reason not to take of everything as long as I'm there, I'm a home maker at heart. Leave the sink full, I'll clean everything by the time you get back.
I will devote every minute I have to the dog who loves attention, and plenty of quiet time to the more socially reserved ones. It all comes down to how much time the dog would like to spend with me.