I first became a dog sitter after being asked by someone who trusted her parent to my care.
I had already bonded with the little dogs (Shih Tzu breed) and soon I would help them through the changes that occur when a familily member has an incurable disease. My own family member later asked me to pet-sit her three cats when she when out of town.
Moreover, my human care clients have beautiful large dogs (Shepherds and Labs) and I've bonded with them.
Now I am hooked and look forward to seeing and petting these pets.
I would love to care for your pet:, feed, walk, play with and have fun with.
Recent experience includes daily walking a small dog (terrier-mix). I also fed the dog and refreshed his water each day. I stayed at the residence while the family was away, which little Toto appreciated.
Recently I walked a medium-size, mixed-breed dog five days a week for a senior who needed help. Since this dog had a injury and needed help emplying his bladder, I expressed the bladder to reduce risk of infection. I helped his owner with other pet-care tasks for the dog and cat (feeding, watering, cleaning the litter box).
Rounding out my experience, I "cat-sat" three cats and a fish, when their owner when on vacation.
On weekends, I give medication to a beautiful Chocolate Lab. She takes it eagerly.
Currently, I am pet-sitting a sweet bull dog and a very lively but lovable mixed-breed dog.Both dogs are at my feet as I type this. They love affection and I have plenty to give.
Soon to come: pictures of me with the dogs.
Thirty years ago, I moved in with friends. Her little dog quickly befriended me and I found him irresistable.
Though I had not had the circumstances to own a dog, I have become attached to the dogs of my friends.
The dogs that I have become attached to include the following breeds:
Shitzu, Labs and Austrailian Shepherd. However, the dog that I walk currently is a medium-sized, mixed-breed and he is very special. My favorite qualitiy in dogs is friendliness. If he/she likes to play and be petted, I am game.
One final note: Some dogs bark much more than others. I prefer dogs that do not bark excessively.
Yes. I just bought a reliable car.
Yes, I am giving a Chocolate Lab his pill hidden in a little food.
Yes, I would be glad to water plants as well as bring in the mail and the paper.
I plan to spend all night with the dog, then feed and walk him/her in the morning.
In the afternoon, I'll spend from 2-2 1/2 hours with your dog, then I'll leave for about two hours. I'll return and will be there all evening--though one evening, I leave for about 2 hours.