Allison was great with our high-energy 5 month-old German Shepherd puppy. She got her out of the house to help burn off that excess puppy energy numerous times throughout the time she was pet-sitting. She was also very responsive and flexible, which we appreciated!
I have two difficult dogs. They are both rescues and are wonderful, but are tough. They are both prey driven to a fault, and one is aggressive with other dogs. Allie is one of two people I trust my dogs with. She takes the time to get to know and to truly appreciate your pets, despite their shortcomings, which, to me, is invaluable as a dog sitter. Truly, I could not recommend or ask for ...
Allison has always been one of the most loving people I've known for the 15 years I've known her. Allison is dedicated to caring for animals, especially dogs. She has been interested in becoming a veterinarian since she was a little girl, and now is making her dream come true through her studies at the University of Montana. As someone who has personally cared for animals alongside Allison, I would highly recommend her to anyone ...
Very experienced pet walker/sitter
I owned pets of all kinds growing up and have been dog walking/pet sitting professionally for over 8 years, to the great satisfaction of the animals and owners. Initially, I only worked for family friends, mainly dog walking and house sitting in addition to volunteering several times a week at Furburbia (now renamed Nuzzles & Co). More recently I have worked at a dog boarding facility which accepted dogs to either stay for daycare ...
What Allison would like to know about your dog
I always need to know the temperament of the dog, how they act toward other humans, how the act toward other dogs, and any medical problems they have ever had.
My family has adopted "troubled" dogs that no one else wanted, so I have had to learn that "troubled" often times just means "lots of personality" which I love! One of our trouble dogs was a lab/husky mix named Frankenstein (a true monster at first, adopted from Furburbia) and he made me fall in love with huskies because he was SO quirky. Another was named Layla and she was a wolf/catahoula/mutt and, again, wild to begin with, but SO much personality and so many quirks.