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I will love your babies like my own!

Northeast, Mesa, AZ

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$10 per night
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Description:

I am a dog lover! I have three small dogs and they enjoy having others to play with! However, if your dog is infirm, they will not bother her. All my furniture and floors are dog friendly.

I am willing to board all breeds, as long as your dog is very dog friendly. If your dog requires walking, is over 30 lbs or a very muscular breed, she must be very well leash trained. I am a walker and would love to have your large dog to walk with!

I will board your not quite house broken puppy but do prefer that they be allowed in a crate at night so I can keep them near me while I sleep.

I am willing to administer medications if very specific, written instructions are provided. I can also do minor wound care and dressing and go to follow-up vet visits if needed.

I am also willing to board your caged "critters" i.e. reptiles, birds, hamsters etc.

About Sue T.:

I am a dog lover and have three of my own. I will play with your dog and love on her every day, lap sitting is allowed! Will feed and walk according to your usual routine. Will give medications as well, if needed.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have always loved dogs. We did not "officially" have dogs when I was growing up; my brother would bring home strays and our parents allowed us to feed and keep them in the yard. That was back in the days when dogs weren't leashed or fenced! Have had dogs for the last 15 years and they have been my very special friends, sustaining me and my family in many serious crises.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

I would like a personality/health/special needs profile of your pet as well as written instructions as to her care, feeding, grooming and exercise needs.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

I am home most of the day except for occasional appointments or errands, usually gone no longer than three hours at a time.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

I have a large, fenced, all rock backyard. There is ample shade and water. Dogs under 30 lbs. have access to a doggy door and my dogs will happily teach them how to use it if they don't know how! Larger dogs will be taken out at regular intervals or on demand, which ever comes first.

Where will my dog sleep?

All dogs sleep in my house. I will crate if you bring one. Otherwise, dogs are free to choose where they sleep, except for bedrooms. I do not allow dogs to sleep in my bed. Puppies will be allowed in the bedroom with me if crated. Adult crated dogs may sleep in the bedroom with me if required. If your dog is older or ill, we can discuss special arrangements.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

In cooler weather dogs will be walked in my neighborhood if they are leash trained and accustomed to daily walks. Larger, healthy dogs may be walked on a nature trail, which is two miles round trip or 30 to 45 minutes. If your dog is able to handle more, I would prefer four miles, or 1 to 1-1/2 hours at Usery Park. I do not take dogs to dog parks, they are often not clean.

Additional Information
Location: Mesa, AZ 85216
Children at location?: Yes
Num. of Spaces: 4
Cancellation Policy: Flexible
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Kashi

Age: not provided
Weight: 11 lbs.
Breed: Shih Tzu

February 3
Smedley and Jamie had a great time and enjoyed their stay. Would highly recommend. The dogs are treated as one of the family.
January 21
Since I had to leave my 2 new dogs for the first time over the holidays, I'm so glad I found Sue on the Rover.com website - She's a true dog lover who took great care of them for me! Thanks again to Sue & her family, for your warm hospitality & TLC for two weeks! Debbie (and Gatsby & Darby too :-)
December 30
Sue was excellent! She sent us text messages and pictures of Obi to keep us informed. We were able to relax and enjoy our trip knowing that Obi was doing good.
December 27
This was our second stay with Sue and family and we were very pleased again! My dog was excited when he got to her house and pulled at the leash to get in the door. He was eager to see Miss Sue, her kids and her dogs. He is treated like part of the family here and he seems very comfortable. When I came to pick him up he was just lounging on the sofa, making himself right at home. He gets lots of love and attention here. Sue and her family are clearly dog lovers and I feel very comfortable leaving "my baby" in her care. She charges very reasonable rates that make vacations possible for us. Other sitters charge so much more, we'd never be able to afford their rates. Great price, great care! Win-win. We will definitely be back and we recommend her to anyone seeking a caring and responsible sitter for their pet! (Collapse)
December 3
We are so thankful to have found Miss Sue! We moved here from the Midwest 3 years ago and were unable to find a dog sitter that we felt was both trustworthy and affordable. We live on one income and our budget for travel is extremely small. Most dog sitters are so expensive, that we were unable to go anywhere for almost 3 years. Thanks to Miss Sue, we were finally able to take a trip again and feel totally comfortable and safe leaving our pet behind. She is an obvious dog lover and is great with animals. She allowed me to come to her home before our trip to ensure that it was a good fit. Her family treated my dog like one of their own. He really bonded with them and loved playing with her sweet-tempered little dogs. The house has a dog door, which was great for my dog. He got lots of attention and love and seemed perfectly at ease when I came to get him after 4 days. I have recommended Miss Sue to all of my friends and I hope that she will continue to offer dog sitting services for a long, long time! She is a life-saver! She is flexible and you can take your dog to her with total peace of mind. Two paws up! (Collapse)
March 12
This was my third time leaving my dog with Sue and I will definitely be back! Thanks Sue!
January 3
Sue is an obvious dog lover. She has three shih tzus that got along really well with my small dog. She even let me set up a stay for my dog with less than a day's notice! Sue is great!

Testimonials

Della T. August 28
I know Sue Casteel to be a down-to-earth and responsible gal whose love of pets makes this an ideal undertaking for her. Sue has an upbeat sense of humor and encouraging nature. She has been through a lot during the illness and death of her husband and her love of animals has been a lifesaver for Sue. She has a great group of friends going back to childhood and maintains these relationships with a passion. I would trust Sue implicitly to care for my pets and I recommend her unconditionally to others who are in need of a pet sitter. Della Tadeo. (Collapse)
Dena B. August 28
Sue has been amazing with animals for years and years. She loves dogs ALL dogs like they are her family. We HIGHLY recommend her! She is happy all the time, and willing and able to be there for us in an emergency.
Rachel H. August 28
I've known Sue for years and I can testify that she adores animals. She always asks about my own dog and comments about him on my facebook page whenever I post a picture of him. She physically, hugs and kisses her pets and talks to them in the sweetest voices. She truly is an animal lover!!!!! I guarantee she will take precious care of your pet. I know I trust her with mine!!! -Rachel
Danny D. August 28
I've known Sue over twenty years. My schnauzer "Rede" has know her three. Rede would rather spend her weekends with Sue! Need I say more. Pretty sure she spoils her. Excellent handler! Rede and I always look forward to visiting with her. Dan
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