Arleen was wonderful. She took great care of Molly while we were gone. She understands how to approach an anxious shy dog and she went above and beyond to make sure Molly was comfortable. Molly takes some time to warm up to people and it's a testimate to how much effort Arleen put in that by the end of her stay Molly was giving Arleen kisses and tail wags and wanting to be near her ...
Arleen was the absolute best! She took wonderful care of our girl, Penny. Not only was she responsive,
I have known Arleen for several years and would absolutely trust my dog (or cat if I had one) with her at any time. Arleen not only loves animals, she has the heart and patience to take time to learn an animals likes, dislikes and most importantly fears. She is very caring and compationate and is always willing to send pictures of your pet if you want them while you are away.
Loving, patient, and experienced!
I have a lot of experience with all kinds of dogs and I understand that each one is an individual. I tailor my behavior to their personality as much as possible so that they feel secure and loved. For high energy dogs, we play, walk, run, and allow that energy to be expressed in positive ways. For lower energy dogs, we play, but it's in a more toned down manner. For the anxious or senior ...
What Arleen would like to know about your dog
I need to know a little of their history...are they a rescue, have they been with you their entire life etc. Rescues tend to need a slower and more moderated approach. One that's been with you and has only known love and trust, usually adapts pretty quickly to someone new. I would also like to know if they've ever exhibited any aggressive tendencies towards humans or other dogs. That helps me to know how to approach the dog, and also lets me know what types of situations to avoid when he or she is with me.