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Esme was so friendly and made us feel comfortable with dropping off and leaving our dog behind with her. She sent us updates throughout the day and was extremely flexible with our pick up time changes. I would highly recommend using Esme as your dog sitter! She was wonderful and I know our puppy had such a great time under her care.
My dog had a great time playing with Esme and Bark Lee for a day. Esme was very responsive to my texts and sent me updated and pictures during the day. She respected my dog's habits and was also very flexible to my scheduling changes. I would use her service again! Thanks Esme!
This was my first time leaving my dog with a sitter aside from family/friends. Esme took great care of my boy. She checked in with me and sent me pictures of him. He takes medication and she had no problem providing that. My fur baby came home and was very tired! I think he had a great time!
Esme-Aisling's Canine Clients
Love, Fun, & Fenced Yard Runs
"I've never left my dog with anybody before you." "You're the first person I've trusted my home and pets with." "I can't tell you how happy I am that I found you!"
Authentic love can't be faked and the love I have for animals is the real deal. Here's what sets me apart from the rest of the pack:
* I only sit dogs from one family at a time
* I never overbook ...
What Esme-Aisling would like to know about your dog
For me, the most important part of your dog's stay happens before the stay: the complimentary meet & greet. The meet & greet allows everyone time to see if we're all a good match for each other. It also gives you an opportunity to tell me any and everything you feel is important and vital to making your dog feel welcomed, loved, and happy during his stay. At our meet & greet you will receive two article of old clothing of mine. One will be something I've recently worn, the other, something my dog, Bark Lee, has slept on recently. Why? Dogs negotiate a major portion of their lives via the sense of smell. As far as your dog is concerned, having those items, covered in the scents of the place where he will stay as well as the scents of those he will interact with during his stay, is like having his home away from home with him...at his own home! When you take these articles with you, you are taking my dog, my home, and me with you so he's with us even before he arrives!
Dogs are unique individuals--that's why they capture our hearts. Your dog is not like any other and at our meet & greet I'll try to get a good feel for your dog's unique personality traits. I will ask questions about his vet, what medications, if any, he takes, does he have any health issues you are aware of, what's his daily routine at home like, how much exercise is he used to, does he have any special needs, is he prone to separation anxiety, does he panic during storms or bad weather, is he allowed on furniture, where is he used to sleeping, is this his first time staying with a new person, how does he normally react when away from home, does he eat normally while away or does she go off her food (for some dogs this is common), does she tend to experience "bubbly tummy" either while away or after comimg home, how is his energy level when away from home, etc. I like to know as much as possible about your dog so I know if his behaviour while with me is normal for him or if something is off. If something is "off" I will let you know immediately. By off, I mean anything--if your dog isn't eating, or if there are bowel or bladder changes, or sleep disturbances. I want you to be completely informed about how your dog is doing while with me.
Please give yourself enough time for this important step just in case your dog and I aren't a good fit so you can find another sitter. I also want you to know I care about your dog after he leaves my care. Some dogs who were fine while in my care might get "bubbly tummy" or "travel gut" after going home, especially dogs who haven't been left with someone they haven't stayed with before, if it's their first time away from home, or if they've experienced a new move or other changed in their living environment. The return home tummy ache is due to your dog's love for you & her excitement at your return. Your dog is so happy you're back, she's overwhelmed. Not all dogs experience this, but some do. If your guy or gal does have this experience, I am here to answer & address any concerns you may have.