Senior Dog Experience
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Children 6-12 Years Old
I have cared for pets for over 10 years. I started out by taking a job as a Kennel Tech at Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic where I did massive amounts of cleaning but loved it as I enjoy being physically fit. I fed, watered and organized playgroups for 50 dogs. I found it fascinating learning the different breeds and sizes that enjoy playing together. Eventually after noticing certain times of the year kennels were empty I asked to start a dog day care. It became wildly successful as I equally loved the parents of my dogs, keeping them close with daily report cards, dog birthday parties and social events. Later I worked for Lexi Dog Social Club in Portland supervising their dog playgroups. Eventually taking dogs into my home to board as that service was not offered then by Lexi Dog. My three children grew up surrounded by dogs of all breeds, now amazing people with their knowledge and experience. I have lots of references as even when their pets cross the rainbow bridge they still stay in contact with me to say hi to my kids that their pets grew up with. I love what I do and know you will too. Give me a try as I will go out of my way to keep you connected even while you are away with phone calls and pictures so you may sleep easy at night. I will be sleeping with your puppy dog or close by what ever they prefer.
Your pup will also always be with me,never home alone.......
About this sitter:
I am very easy to talk to and be with. I love babysitting dogs and enjoy most, the ones who need extra attention to be comfortable in a new setting away from Mom,Dad and siblings. I am patient,kind,loving and have tons of experience with dogs. I stay up to date on dog food recalls,treats and toxins in their enviornment,such as house cleaning supplies,yard fertilizers,foods such as rasiens that are poisonness etc....I want my clients to go on their trips without having to worry. I listen and will follow even the most detailed instructions and enjoy getting to know each dog as an individual not a breed.
Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover all my life continuing to read,study them and take on new challenges every year to learn more about them. I have had many different breeds myself and babysat lots more. Have I been bit? Yes,lots of times but never out of anger,mostly over food issues or fear. I have never met a dog I didn't like. I am very good at watching dogs with separation anxiety as I don't mind having them follow me every where I go,even into the bath room...lol Small insecure dogs I carry in a doggie sling around my neck.
Meet my pets
I have three Chihuahuas,very friendly playful ones. Tasha,who is around four years old and 12 pounds or so,I think she is mixed with a terrier or weenie dog. She is a rescue. Then there is Princess Chicken,she is around 7 pounds,a Deer Chihuahua,she is not yet two,a rescue also. She is doing great now but when I got her she had been beat up by a cat real bad and her bark removed,that is why we call her Chicken, she sounds like one....lol Last but not least there is Bella,who is our new addition since my eleven year old Chihuahua Daphne passed away. Bella is three pounds,three months old and will stay very small the vet said. She loves to play and will wear your puppy dog out,she loves all sizes of dogs.......lol She goes every where with me and would enjoy your pup to come along.......
About my yard
My back yard isnt huge but I like it that way so I can see my dogs at all times. It is fully fenced and secure. I never leave dogs unattended in my back yard. I sit outside and watch them play or I play with them.
My experience administering medication
Yes. I have done so,often around the clock and I dont charge extra for it.
I would like to know if your baby is food aggressive, prefers to sleep with a person or in their own kennel. I also need to know if they take any medication or if they are an escape artist, meaning they need to be on a leash even if they are in my back yard- which is fenced, along with any separation anxiety issues they might have.
Here's where we'll take our walks
I will walk your dog around my neighborhood which loves dogs so she or he will make lots of friends or over to the huge park up my street that has lots of beautiful trails to walk........I will walk your dog with a neighbor dog that needs to get out if they are a good match also.....
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
With me or where the dog prefers.
Time I'll spend with your dog
All my time. If I need to go somewhere I'll take your dog. This is what I live to do........