I have been dog and house sitting for years and have several references. I have done everything from overnights to long term to stop ins. I have experience with puppies and can continuing training while you are away. As well, I have been with older pets that need extra care and/or medications. I just simply love spending time with all dogs and giving them the love and care they need while their parents are away.
I have volunteered at Humane Societies and No Kill Shelters. I have sat for many dogs over the last 10 years and they have all been long term, repeat clients.
I have been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. There is just a connection for me with them. I have always had dogs growing up and have sat for dogs part time for over 10 years.
I like to meet the dog to set up a repore and learn a little about their temprement. Of course age, likes, dislikes, walking schedule, feeding schedule, and any medications or special instructions.
Yes. Garbage, mail, plants, service people, etc. Always ask me if you have something that you can't figure out how to get done while you are gone.
12+ hours is the norm.