Celeste was our neighbor and friend for years and has always been a dog owner. We now live far apart but keep up regularly. Your pet will be in experienced caring hands with Celeste. You can be confident in your pet's safety when you use Celeste as your caretaker.
I've known Celeste since she was an undergraduate (I'm one of her teachers). She's smart, funny, inventive, clever, reliable, and she loves animals. I'd certainly trust my pets to her care.
Celeste loves dogs! Her kindness and fun-loving approach to animals makes them love her too. I can’t imagine anyone who would take better care of your dogs.
Mature reliable experienced dog mom
I have had dogs most of my life, and am very familiar and comfortable around them. I can easily read a dog's emotional state and personality, and encourage good behavior through positive reinforcement. I will never yell at or hit a dog. I am happy to brush a dog that wants to be brushed, I can walk any dog that is willing to walk on a lead, and can throw a frisbee or a chuck-it ...
What Celeste would like to know about your dog
I would like to know if they have any sort of separation anxiety, food anxiety or agression, unusual anxieties, allergies, general health, age, the name and phone of their regular vet, basic vocabulary ( sit vs sit down, stay, whoa, no, come, off, leave it, etc.), if they normally wait until released to eat, if they safely take treats from hand, if they're rescues or new dogs, if they're friendly or anxious or aggressive to other dogs or pets, and where their favorite scratchy-spot is