I am a life long pet human. If you have ever owned an animal you know you are their pet and not the other way around.
Now what you really wanted to know: I can work for your furry friends starting in the morning, noon,late afternoons, evenings, weekends, and overnights. I can also take care of your cats! Rates are negotiable and so are services to an ala carte menu if needed. Remember, that I am traveling to your place, so please allow for traffic time. Overnight Nights are $35.00. Interviews before a job is taken is a definite must. Trust goes both ways and your dog and I must be comfortable with each other.
A little bit more about me....
I have grown up with dogs that there are times that I actually bark and howl at the moon, but I don't chase cars...well, not since high school track. I don't know what it's like not to have an dog or a cat in my life. If I didn't have fur on my clothes, I would feel naked when I walk into a staff meeting to give that all important presentation. I like to snuggle up and hug my furry friends and watch a good show with popcorn and a juicy bone especially after a nice walk. I promise to share the bone. I like to play fetch, tag, chase, and a few other games. I am polite. I stay were I am told. I wipe my feet when I come in. I do not raid the fridge or invite the neighbor dogs over. I never jump in the pool or knock the garbage can over.
Dog people have a sense of humor... :)
As I have stated above I have grown up with dogs and cats. My Experience as a pet owner and a Pet sitter spans over 40 years. I have loved and cared for the loveable of giants and the toughest of the smallest of the breeds. There are no bad dogs, just misunderstood ones who need training, love, understanding, and a good scratch behind the ears.
I am trained to handle most medical situations however, depending on the medical needs of the animal I may direct you to another sitter who can be with you furry baby for more time to make sure that no emergencies with medication arise.
I am full time dog sitter,morning, evenings, nights, all day weekends. Rates are negotiable and so are services to an ala carte menu if needed. Do not be afraid to ask me a question.
I am a mom, wife, and pet human.
Let me tell you a story.... I have loved dogs since I was a pup... whoops... I meant baby. I am a Army Brat and my first dog was a retired MP German Shepherd named Raulf. He was a good boy and I loved him so much. He used to wrap his body around me and keep me warm. I really think he wanted my cookies though.
My Second was a Yellow Lab (Labbydoor) named Sugar Cookie. Her and I grew up together and were the best of friends. Sugar and I had a lucrative dog walking business in my neighborhood that soon turned turned into a monopoly of dog washes and babysitting services by the time is was 17.
Sugar and I found her sister when Sugar was only two years (14 in dog) walking home one winter's day. This little girl had been beaten and abused, she was near death. Sugar approached her first and I came up slowly offering her my hand, Freckles (Border Collie) shook and whimpered, but knew I wouldn't harm her. I took off my winter coat although it was snowing hard I wrapped it around her and took her home. Freckles and Sugar became sisters and my shadows. Although I can write a novel on these two, it's best that i keep these cherished memories to myself. They both lived to be 15 and my heart broke twice the same year they passed. I can't pass a Lab or a BC with out giving a pat on the head or a hug.
My next two dogs were the amazing duo brother and sister team of Murray and Hazel, the Australian Cattle Dogs. Cattle Dogs are smarter than the Velociraptors in Jurassic Park. I did not know that when we rescued them from the shelter when they were puppies. They were sweet, protective, loving, family driven, but if there was food to be had they could find a way to open the refrigerator. Murray was my shadow and my constant companion. He was also saved my daughters life when she was a new born when a dog from across the street tried to attack her when she cried as she began to awake. The other dog tried to jump through the screen into our house and almost made it in. Murray took him on and won with Hazel protecting our newborn. Never say a Cowdog isn't worth their weight in gold. There is so much more I can say about these two but there is not enough room to write. The recently passed away at the age of 15. Murray to a long battle with cancer and Hazel to old age. They are still deeply missed.
I now have two rescue dogs. Luke is a Great Dane who was abandon when someone threw him out of a moving car on a busy highway in front of us the week of Christmas. Sweetest, biggest, loveable, Scooby, you will ever meet. Hazel loved him so much. I think it made her happy to know that someone was there to watch over her family and made it easier for her to go to her brother with Luke there. She gave him a great big kiss when he came.
The day Hazel left us we donated a few things to the shelter. The lady who was taking the things knew us well and heard about Hazel. Behind us walked in a teenager with a puppy with a too tight collar that was underweight. He was a Lab and the kids mom was making him give it up. It must of been the sadness in my daughters eyes or the teenagers "I don't care if this dog dies" attitude, but the shelter asked me to please take the puppy. I like to think it was Hazel and Murray's doing or maybe Sugar and Freckles too, but Thor the black Labbydoor now has a forever home too.
and this is why I love dogs.
I would like to know their temperament.
If my little girl comes with me on a quick check in, does your dog like kids?
What do they like to play.
How far can they walk?
what upsets them?
Are they barkers?
yes within reason
with in reason. If you want me to do more house cleaning we can discuss an additional rate outside of the pat fee. I will also take care of your cats as well.
depends on his needs and how long you have been gone and when you plan on being home. Normally an hour unless you would rather have me there less than that. Some prefer longer. Everyone has their own comfort level. Also a crated dog needs more time out then a dog that has had free access to the house.