Hi there my name is Mallory and I’d LOVE to care for your dog!
I have a lot of professional pet care experience and worked as a professional pet sitter and dog walker in Boston for 2 years. Since then, I have been caring for pets independently and am looking to take on more clients. To date I have cared for more than 50 dogs on a regular basis and have cat sat for over 200 cats. I have experience with almost every breed and also care for breeds with dog or prey aggression. I have experience in multiple dog homes and know how to deal with dominance/hierarchy issues between dogs and cats living together. Rest assured that whatever issue you have; I CAN handle it, a piece of mind that other dog walkers/pet sitters can’t give you. If you are looking for a personal , yet educated and professional experience for your pet care needs, someone who genuinely wants to for
Worked as professional pet sitter/dog walker for 2 years in Boston
I have owned 4 dogs
I also fostered a dog for 8 months for a local rescue
I have worked as a part-time independent pet sitter for the last year and a half
I have been a dog lover ever since I can remember. As a child I always wanted a dog. When I was ten-years old I managed to finally talk my parents into getting one...since then I've been hooked! I've owned four of my own dogs to date and currently own three. My first dog Zoey died of cancer about 3 years ago, she was a yellow-lab. My current dogs include Romeo (chocolate lab), Jeffery (a pit mix) and Lucky (another pit mix). I also fostered a puppy for several months for a local rescue named Flippen who will forever be in my heart. Given my history and love of dogs it seemed completely natural to get into dog walking while attending college and I soon found my calling! Although it is impossible to have 50 dogs of your own, I found that I formed strong bonds with many of my client's dogs and they became an extension of my own dog family!
Generally I like to meet with a client and their pet before I agree to a pet sitting contract. This way I can get a good idea of the owner's relationship with their pet, the lay out of their house and getting the pet familiar with me before I spend extended time with them. Basically, I find out the dog's temperament, needs and schedule and make sure we're a good match. I have a pet detailed pet questionnaire/ info sheet I require to be filled out prior to pet sitting. This includes medical information, emergency contacts, questions about dog aggression/history of aggression, age, weight, breed, where a dog would go if it ran away...etc.
As a Pit Bull owner I realize that many breeds have undue negative reputations, therefore I have absolutely ZERO breed preferences. No discrimination here :)!
Absolutely, I also have alternate sitters in the event of a serious family or medical emergency that you are welcome to meet beforehand should an issue arise.
Yes, I have administered oral medications to both dogs and cats as well as IV fluids, special diets, etc.
Watering plants, turning lights on/off, bringing in the mail is always complimentary :)!
It truly depends on your dog's needs and schedule. If I am caring for your dog at your home it is unlikely that I will be leaving your house often. However, occasionally there will be times when I do. If I am caring for a dog for an entire day I will usually do a morning walk, and if I need to go out I make sure I am back for the afternoon walk, and again to feed for dinner/after dinner walk, and finally a bedtime walk. At most I am only gone for a few hours at a time, otherwise it is impossible to care adequately for the pet which is my utmost priority. Morning/Afternoon/Evening walks and feedings are all set to the preference of each individual client. Dogs are creatures of habit and strive in a structured environment, especially while their owner is absent. My primary goal is to keep your dog as happy as possible and therefore I make my very best effort to keep their schedule as close to their normal routines as possible.