****Until mid-May, I am only available to watch your dog in your house! My roommates and I are all seniors, writing our theses and final papers, and they all need as much space and quiet in our house as possible. Thank you for understanding!
Hi! I am currently a senior at Lewis and Clark College. I am originally from San Francisco, but now I am living in Portland permanently in a house with three friends, also students. Our house has a backyard and there are a couple of parks nearby, if your dog goes out on regular walks or runs. I grew up with three dogs and am currently working at Virginia Woof Dog Day Care on West Burnside as a day care attendant. Three summers ago I ran two ~100 lb. dogs about twice a week, so am able and would very much enjoy taking large dogs that like exercise. I am open to doing whatever you want me to do with your dog/s-if they go outside a lot, that's great, but if they're more used to inside attention that's fine too.
I'm a huge animal lover. I grew up with dogs, and now my dad has four parrots that I play with and take care of quite often. I have been working at Virginia Woof Dog Day Care since January 2012. I am 22 and I'm studying Sociology at Lewis and Clark College. If you can't pay $20 a night but still need someone to watch your dog, please don't hesitate in contacting me! Price is not a big deal.
When I was born my parents already had two dogs. I would regularly walk them in the park next to our house or take them to the beach with my parents. In addition to helping with walks, I would help feed them, give them water, bathe them, and brush their teeth. When I was about eight we adopted a large hound dog from a homeless woman. When I was 14 my two older dogs had died at around 14 years of age, and when I was 16 my last dog died at age 17. I've always wanted to get another dog, but by the time Hester (the border collie in my picture) died at 17 my dad and I already had 4 parrots as well. As soon as I graduate college I am going to get a dog or two.
Before sitting a dog, I would need to know how much food it eats, when it eats, if it takes medication, how many times I should take it out for walks a day, if it has any behavioral problems, if it has any history of injuries, and what it likes to do! Plus anything else the owner thinks is important to know about their dog. I like all dogs, but I grew up with larger dogs so am partial to them.
Yes, I have a car.
8+ hours. My roommates and I are home at various times during the day, so it's very unlikely your dog would be left alone for more than four hours. All of my roommates like dogs a lot as well.
The backyard is fenced in, it wraps around the house and there is a decent amount of grass on one side of it.
In my room! I have extra blankets to make a bed for him/her, or you can bring your own bedding. We also have a large living room, so your dog can sleep there as well if he/she chooses.
Around my neighborhood! Clinton City Park and Creston Park are also within 6 blocks of my house, so if your dog enjoys running around off leash in parks then I would love to take him/her there as well.