Doggy Day Care in Arbor Lodge, Portland, OR
Drop off your dog at your sitter's home in the morning, and pick them up in the evening.
“Kirsten did an awesome job playing with my pup! Chloe got to socialize, play fetch, see horses, and go to the park! It was so wonderful hearing that she had such a fun day. Would definitely have Kirsten watch Chloe again ?”
“My pup has an absolute blast during the day and came home happy and tired out (which is a feat for my husky). Really appreciated the clear communication from Allen and definitely would recommend!!”
“Woody is so sweet with my Janie girl. She got to hang with him for doggy daycare this past week and we have a couple more weeks booked with him. Woody sends lots of updates with pictures and even yells at rude people on the street when they're mean to my sweet doggo. He has been prompt when scheduling conflicts come up and does his best to try to resolve them, which is very kind. I trust that Janie is getting the best care when she's with Woody!”
“Signe was friendly and easy to communicate with. My cockapoo is very shy, but it didn’t take long for her to get comfortable & relaxed with Signe. I highly recommend using her for any dog sitting needs.”
About: I have always been an animal lover, I'm the kind of person who will treat any animal at the same level as any human, in a good way obviously. I have a degree in Biology, with an emphasis in animal behavior, so I am naturally curious and patient around all animals. I'm very communicative and will probably overshare how your pup or kitty is doing, especially if that's what you prefer. I'm currently a stay at home mom who got fired by her 9 year old who decided he'd rather spend time with kids his own age than me. My schedule is rather flexible during the day, and evenings can be arranged with more of a notice. I can do drop ins or walks. I have experience administering meds if thats what your animal needs. I don't have any breed restrictions as long as you tell me all the details I need to know about your pet so I can keep your animal, as well as myself, happy and safe. I am available most of the day and evenings because I am a part-time grad student and stay at home mom. This makes me very flexible in various weekly routines. I've had multiple pets with various needs, whether they are runners or sensitive to environments. I approach any animals needs with incredible detail and understand that pets are family.
“Cara provided wonderful care and several updates throughout the day. Our dogs were comfortable and happy during their day long stay! We’d be happy for them to stay with Cara again in the future.”
About: As a dog sitter with a genuine passion for dogs, I go above and beyond to ensure their well-being and happiness. One of my special skills is my ability to establish a strong bond with dogs of all breeds and sizes. I have a natural intuition when it comes to understanding their needs, preferences, and behaviors. This allows me to tailor my care to suit each individual dog, providing them with the attention, exercise, and mental stimulation they require. I can reinforce good behavior, work on commands, and help dogs develop proper manners. This skill not only enhances their overall behavior but also contributes to a harmonious and enjoyable experience for both the dog and their owner. With my reliable and trustworthy nature, you can have peace of mind knowing that your beloved canine companion is in capable hands. I strive to exceed expectations and provide a level of care that sets me apart as a dog sitter who truly understands and cherishes the unique bond between dogs and their owners. Pet care is an integral part of my daily and weekly routine. I understand that consistency and reliability are crucial for the well-being of our furry friends. Here's how pet care fits into my schedule: On a daily basis, I allocate dedicated time for feeding, exercise, and playtime with the pets under my care. This ensures that they receive the necessary physical activity and mental stimulation they need to stay happy and healthy. Whether it's taking them for walks, engaging in interactive play sessions, or providing enrichment activities, I prioritize their daily needs. In addition to daily care, I also incorporate regular grooming and hygiene practices into my routine. This includes brushing their coats, cleaning their ears, trimming nails, and ensuring they are clean and comfortable. Maintaining their hygiene not only promotes their overall well-being but also helps to prevent any potential health issues. Furthermore, I am attentive to any specific medical or dietary requirements that a pet may have. If there are medications to be administered, I ensure they are given at the prescribed times and in the correct dosage. I also follow any dietary restrictions or special feeding instructions provided by the pet owner. Communication with pet owners is another essential aspect of my routine. I provide regular updates on their pet's activities, behavior, and overall well-being. This helps to keep the owners informed and reassured that their beloved pets are receiving the utmost care and attention. Overall, pet care is not just a job for me; it's a genuine passion. I integrate it seamlessly into my daily and weekly routine, ensuring that the pets under my care receive the love, attention, and specialized care they deserve. When it comes to caring for pets, whether it's in my own home or in the client's home, safety, trust, and creating a comfortable environment are my top priorities. The specific approach may vary depending on the service I offer, so let me outline how I address these aspects in each scenario: In my home: 1. Safety: I ensure that my home is pet-proofed, removing any potential hazards and creating a secure environment. This includes securing fences, covering electrical outlets, and removing toxic plants or substances. 2. Trust: I establish a trusting relationship with the pets by providing them with ample attention, affection, and reassurance. I maintain a calm and nurturing atmosphere, allowing them to feel comfortable and secure in my home. 3. Environment: I create a pet-friendly environment with designated areas for rest, play, and feeding. I provide comfortable bedding, toys, and enrichment activities to keep them engaged and entertained. In the client's home: 1. Safety: I conduct a thorough assessment of the client's home to identify any potential safety concerns. I ensure that doors, windows, and gates are secure, and I keep a close eye on the pet to prevent any accidents or escapes. 2. Trust: I build trust with the pet by following their established routines and providing consistent care. I respect their boundaries and preferences, allowing them to feel at ease in their familiar surroundings. 3. Environment: I maintain a clean and organized environment, keeping the pet's living areas tidy and free from hazards. I provide familiar bedding, toys, and any other comforts that the pet is accustomed to. In both scenarios, I prioritize open communication with the pet owners. I provide regular updates on their pet's well-being, behavior, and any notable observations. This helps to build trust and ensures that the owners are informed and reassured about their pet's care. Overall, whether in my home or the client's home, I strive to create a safe, trusting, and comfortable environment for the pets under my care. Their well-being and happiness are my utmost priority, and I take every measure to ensure they feel loved, secure, and content.
“My pup is pretty anxious but warmed up quickly to Courtney. Courtney was also great about sending lots of updates to me (helping my anxiety leaving my pup with a new person). Definitely recommend and plan on booking regularly.”
“Adrianna is punctual and amazing with furry babies. She cares and it shows --really connects with my pup! Two thumbs up for Adrianna. Would use her again and again I trust her.”
“Marisela is amazing! She is very dependable and flexible with my ever changing schedule. My dog is so excited to see her every morning! I really appreciate her communication throughout the day. I will definitely continue to book with her!”
“Sahara took great care of my GSP while I was at school on week days. She sent pictures of him playing with other dogs and after a few days I could tell that my dog was looking forward to arriving. She is also very communicative and it was easy to coordinate drop off and pick up times.”
“Nina and Ezekiel are the best!! They took such amazing care of Pepper. She was so excited to see them every day during her time with them. They are thoughtful, communicative, professional, and reliable. I can’t imagine wanting to trust anyone else with my doggo!”
“Suzanne is amazing, she checked in with me frequently with updates on how Waffles was doing as well as photos. Suzanne is very communicative and in the know with dog behavior and”
“Evita has an incredible smile, and that was indicative of the care and affection she obviously showed my pup. Our dog returned home happy, well fed, and well exercised. Evita was very friendly, and extremely attentive. I will definitely request her as a sitter again. Thank you Evita!”
“Chava was awesome and took great care of our dogs while we exploring Portland for the day! She was a great communicator and made sure our dogs were nice and tired when we picked them up.”
“Benji has helped take care of many of our animals over the years, including indoor cats (Gemini, Lady, Salt, Pepa, and Frankie) and dogs (Cassie Lab/springer spaniel mix 50lb, Dynamite German wire hair pointer 80lb, and Egypt Chihuahua/Papillon mix 10lb. Our animals were always well-taken care of and never stressed when we returned from out-of-town trips, which is such a rare commodity in a pet sitter. Even our very shyest animals would come out for their attentions and really liked Benji. Besides pet and house-sitting, Benji would also take our dogs on walks for us during some of our busiest periods in life. It was so reassuring to know our animate were getting the exercise and affection that they deserved at times we were stretched too thin ourselves. I cannot recommend them highly enough for your animal care. They were also very respectful and responsible when house-sitting. We never worried when they were there.”
Alexis & Matt M.
“Alexis & Matt and their home were perfect for little piglet. He made some friends and spent the day on a couple of walks and playing the yard. When I picked him up he told me he would love to stay with Alexis and Matt again!”
“We were looking for a last minute (~2 days in advance) stay and Eibhlinn responded immediately. She communicated in a timely manner and made sure to keep us updated throughout our dog’s stay. As a senior dog, Eibhlinn made sure to give her all the extra attention she needed and worked around our groomer’s schedule as well. She invited us into her home and made sure we were aware of the space that our dog would be staying. She was really great and would definitely recommend her for your pet’s stay.”
“Josh is a pro! He is not only super friendly and fun to talk to, he's great with my dog! He goes above and beyond by picking her up, dropping her off, and spoiling her at the pet store. He also takes pictures and gives a thorough update upon drop off. Josh is my #1 for pet care!”
Leslie Ann K.
“Leslie, and her kid know how to treat pups. Infact they and their dog were so great with my 3m puppy Max that he did not want to leave. He whined as I put him in the car for the ride back home. Additionally I asked them to introduce my pup to their rodent pets, a Guinea and a Rabbit, and Max apparently specifically took a liking to the Guinea. This experience was great to get him socialized to other animals and their dog. The fenced in backyard was great to have him run and release energy, since he never gets a shot at that in my apartment. Thank you!”