Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Dogs were good. Cannot talk because phone busy. Would have been a 5 if we could talk. We are older and like verbal as well as electronic communications.. We will use him again.
Daniel did a great job keeping us up to date with photos of his visits with Marvin. We were away for a couple of days and the dog almost didn't miss us at all! We will definitely ask Daniel to dog sit again. We were impressed.
Daniel is absolutely the best!!! He is who you want when you have a shy dog or a crazy cat...he is so wonderful and reliable I would recommend him highly and would always feel comfortable leaving for a weekend or a week
TEND & BEFRIEND
Hey there! My name is Daniel and I have been taking care of dogs for quite some time. I'm 28 years old and have had dogs and cats for the majority of my life. Right now, my house is a small petting zoo. The family has reunited temporarily to live under one roof and we currently have 3 cats and 3 dogs: a Basset Hound, a West Highland White Terrier, and a Chihuahua mix. As ...
What Daniel would like to know about your dog
In order for me to best prepare for your pup, I'd like to know the breed/mix. This is important as it informs me of their personality and levels of aggression. From there, just summarize some of your dogs favorite things, games and any odd behaviors/hiding places. I love when clients leave me detailed info. It shows you know your dog and that you care. But hey, everyone is different. Regardless, communication is key. For your first visit, I'll ask you about eating times, activity level, games, regular potty break times, entry and exit protocol to and from your home, and whether your dog displays risky behavior around people and/or other animals. I know this sounds like a lot, but trust me: preparation is peace of mind - for me, for you, and most importantly - your companions.
*I strongly recommend a "meet and greet" for any first time clients who have dogs. Dog behavior can be erratic and they can display aggressive behavior if you are not there to welcome me to the "pack." It is solely this reason that I schedule a 20-25 minute warm-up at either your home or a nearby park with your dogs (completely free of charge).
A meet and greet is also crucial to discuss what services I may or may not provide. My job is to ensure your dogs are safe, given the appropriate attention, and exercised/relieved to go to the bathroom while you are away. Additional compensation may be a topic of discussion in regards to additional tasks and supervision of additional animals. Communication is essential to ensure that your pets' needs and YOUR standards are met with the utmost care and attention.