Senior Dog Experience
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Looking for someone to you can trust to take care of your four legged family member while you're gone? I have three years handling experience working at a doggy daycare as a handler and assistant manager, as well as a lifetime of pet ownership. I have owned several purebreeds, mixes, and rescue dogs, and worked with many, many more. I also foster rescue dogs, working in the past with WBTR and currently with MADACC. In addition to sitting services, I also can provide basic grooming services including bathing, nail trims, ear cleaning, and brush outs. I would prefer to let your furry friend come visit me and my own pampered pouch, Jo Harper (a Stafforshire Terrier mix from MADACC), however, if your rover would enjoy the comfort of their own bed, I can also watch them in your home.
While you are gone the most important thing is knowing your family is cared for. I understand the importance of proper dog care and would love to take care of yours. Feel free to ask me any questions you like regarding my pet care experience and skills.
I look forward to getting to know your pet!
About this sitter:
I am a full time student at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Social Work. I have three years of handling and pet care experience in a professional setting. I also have three years of fostering experience with a variety of different breeds and rescues. I have been a dog owner my entire life, and currently have one very sweet, one year old, spayed, female Stafforshire Terrier mix.
Why I love dog sitting
I have owned and cared for dogs my entire life. As a kid, we had three dogs growing up, and as an adult I have owned and cared for two of my own dogs and fostered many more. I also have three years of experience in a professional pet care facility.
About my yard
I have a small to medium sized yard that is mostly fenced in, however it does have a few slip out spots, so I never leave dogs unattended outside.
My experience administering medication
Yes I am.
All I need to know about your dog is their behavioral and medical needs so that I can provide safe and proper care. Special behavioral needs are okay, but I need to be aware of them beforehand to keep myself, my dog, and any others who may come in to contact with them safe.
Here's where we'll take our walks
Generally, your dog will be going for a walk around my neighborhood. I stick mainly to the side streets, however if your dog is a good walker, we may cross a few busy streets to extend our walking area. If your dog is comfortable in off leash play areas, we may also go to one of Milwaukee's local dog parks.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
This will depend on the temperament of your dog, as well as their level of house training. Your dog may sleep in my room or in the living room, and may or may not be crated. This will also depend on your instructions.
Time I'll spend with your dog
Currently, I am home, or can be home, for most of the day. If I need to be gone, it will likely be less than 4 hours, and never more than 8 hours when I am pet sitting.
This will change with the beginning of the semester (Sept. 2nd), so if you are booking in advance, please ask about my fall schedule if you are concerned about how much time I will spend at home.