I know from experience how difficult it can be finding someone you trust enough to leave your beloved pets with when it becomes necessary to leave town.
My main objective is to disrupt your pet's routine as little as possible while you are away, to minimize the impact being separated from you will have on them.
Long walks, feeding schedules, sleeping arrangements, playtime - you get to dictate the routine we adhere to while you're away.
We also encourage bringing over a few of your dog's favorite chew toys, squeakies, blankets, etc. to make them feel more at home.
We live in an urban neighborhood so we do lots and lots of walking around Queen Anne, the Seattle Center, Belltown and downtown.
We also are fortunate enough to have a nice big back yard, which is great for all of the potty outings between walks...so it really is the best of both worlds!
How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.
I have been a dog lover all my life! I can't ever remember not having a dog, and I have experience with all breeds and temperaments.
What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?
I'd like to meet you and your dog before we commit to a stay, just to make sure we all get along and your dog(s) do well with our dog.
Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?
We have a Honda Pilot that fits dogs of all sizes. It practically runs on autopilot to the dog park.
Are you comfortable administering medication?
Yes! I have no problem making sure your beloved pet receives any medication they might need.
How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?
I am a stay-at-home mom, so your pet will almost never be alone. If I must leave them, it's never for long. Maybe a trip to the grocery store.
If you have a backyard, please describe it.
We have a nice, big back yard that has one step down to a lower level. It is not fenced, so your dog will never be left unattended or let off-leash when we visit the yard for potty breaks.
Where will my dog sleep?
Your dog will sleep right next to us, in our bedroom, on a dog bed, though we have been known to let a dog or two sleep in the bed with us - unless your routine dictates otherwise. If your dog sleeps in a crate at night, I am more than happy to accommodate. My goal is to disrupt your pet as little as possible.
Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.
We will walk all over Queen Anne, the Seattle Center, and Belltown. We will also make trips to Magnussen dog park if time allows, and you're comfortable with that.
Age: 7 years, 2 mo. old Weight: 125 lbs. Breed: Great Dane
Gladys came to us through interesting circumstances -- she was the first dog I ever sat for through Rover! Her family contacted me several months after we cared for her, and explained that they would be traveling for the next several years, and gave us the opportunity to adopt Gladys. Of course we jumped on it!
Gladys is incredibly sweet and gentle, just like her new sister Claire, and we couldn't possibly love her any more. She is wonderful with dogs of all sizes, and we are just so thankful that she ended up in our family.
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