House Sitting in Clear Lake
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“Madison was so kind to respond to my urgent response quickly and help me with my dog in a difficult situation. She came over to meet Flip ahead of time to help ease him into being left with a new person and she was super patient with my nervous dog. I'm so grateful for her willingness to help on very short notice!”
About: Hello, my name is Kelsey. My husband's name is Manny and together we have a doggy daycare and boarding facility as well as offering various drop in's/walks, house-sitting, etc. We're located outside of Forest City on an acreage. So, a little about me; I've been working with animals my entire life. I grew up attending the local 4H program which taught me various skills with all types of animals! From bathing horses and cattle, to performing the Heimlich maneuver on dogs and cats. I'm trained in CPR (animal and human). I've delivered cattle, puppies, and kittens, I can administer medications, and IVs, surgery aftercare, and repair minor wounds. I've done volunteer work with various agencies in the North Iowa area including all the local animal shelters, Harmony Ranch of Clear Lake (a non-profit organization servicing local clientele with equestrian therapies), and have personally made trips to both Oklahoma and Texas to rescue dogs from kill shelters. I've owned, fostered, studied, and trained dogs, cats, and horses of all sizes and breeds, from newborn to senior, from happy-go-lucky to scared and aggressive. We have 18 acres of land here that we've spent a lot of time and love cleaning up to create kind of a puppy (and human) paradise. We've carved out several walking paths both wooded and non, and about 10 of those acres are pasture where we take pups out on 40 & 50-foot leashes so they have lots of freedom while maintaining an extra level of safety. We also have shallow ponds for those pups who do like to dip their toes but can certainly avoid them for those who don't care for the water and we try to go for as many walks as possible with the pups while they're in our care. We have individual, cage-free, doggy suites inside our home if needed but we really try to stick to a more normal at-home environment where the dogs are out and about, with us, allowed on the furniture, have access to our big "toy boxes", and have freedom. Our entire downstairs family room is a puppy playroom with lots of toys, where they can all play together and we're in the process of turning our attached (heated and cooled) garage into another puppy playroom! We provide several daily walks, applicable socialization, and stimulating entertainment for your fur baby. Our goal is to keep every pet active with appropriate exercise, and mentally stimulating games/activities. Medications: We administer medications and medical treatments regularly. Just let us know what your needs are and we're happy to accommodate! My husband and I are both self-employed, remotely (work from home), which gives us the opportunity to be available almost 24/7. I make sure to update our calendar on Rover, regularly. While I do have dogs and a cat inside my house, they are all kept separate until we're able to give them slow, proper introductions. They're kept separate until they become familiar with one another, and there is immediate and direct supervision. Although your fur-baby may do alright without a leash at home, we leash every dog, every time we go outside, without exception. We have a play area, which is fenced in, but they're kept on a leash until secured within the fence. We have a security system, 24/7 fire, and carbon monoxide monitoring, along with security cameras in place to ensure all of our clients are kept safe at all times.
“Holly has been my dog sitter for 14 plus years. She is funny and really loves on my Mary. She exercises her, trains, and let's her sleep in her bed. Mary has storm anxiety and Holly stays up to console her. You won't regret it.”
“We were very happy with PJ. She spent a lot of time with our boys per our request and our normally anxious dog was happy to see us when we got home but not even as much as he would be on a normal work day. We could tell the got lots of attention and we got lots of photos. We would definitely recommend.”
“Nicki has done drop in visits, in home visits and boarding for me, and she is amazing. My dogs don’t usually do well with other people, but they love Nicki. It’s great finding someone that my dogs get along with. If you need your dog cared for Nicki is the person to contact!”
About: I've taken care of dogs my whole life. I have two of my own who are my whole world. I volunteer at my local shelter and work for one. I've assisted in emergency situations and have all basic pet health knowledge. I work part time but I take alot of joy in being outside and meeting new dogs so dog walking will always be my first love. I can pet sit in your own home, and walk your animals in your own neighborhood. I follow diet restrictions to the letter, and I prioritize the animals safety at all times. ✍️
About: I’ve loved and owned pets of all kinds since childhood. Dogs, cats, and birds just to name a few! I’m available Monday through Friday for reliable care! I’m available Monday through Friday, morning to evening. I’m not available on weekends. I’m available to house sit on weekdays as well. Overnights can be available too. I don’t do home boarding but will be happy to follow protocol in your home for pet safety. I’ll always use a leash on dogs for walks.
“We love Kara! Kara took care of our dogs, Kade and Ryka, for several years any time we were out of town. She not only came over and took care of the basics but would stay with them longer to play and love on them. Both dogs adored her. We trusted her completely to take care of the dogs and she always went above and beyond what we expected. We were so so sad when she moved to another state :(”
“Friendly and took great care of our Lily. I would 100% let Lily stay with her again in the future if I was in that area and need a dog sitter.”
“Kacie was great with my pups! Available at the last minute & great with communicating & sending pics during her visits. Not to mention my dogs loved her! Will definitely be using her services again!”
Clear Lake House Sitting ratings
House sitters in Clear Lake are rated on average 5 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews.