Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
No Females in Heat
Crate-Trained Dogs Only
Francesca clearly knows dogs and cares about her boarders very much. We received frequent updates of our catahoula’s activities and felt good that she was being well cared for
Cooper had a wonderful stay at Francesca's! Her enthusiasm and affection for her dogs is evident, and frequent updates and photos assured us that Cooper was safe and happy. It was definitely a great home-away-from-home for our beloved pup. We would definitely recommend.
Mo had an amazing week of hikes, lake and ocean swims, and the company of many wonderful dogs. Francesca kept us updated with photos and videos on a daily basis. We felt that he was well-loved! Many thanks!
Your dog's new favorite place 2 go!
I have 3 children who are grown and living on their own. People know me as an animal owner/lover/communicator since always. I've been an owner/breeder since '96 of Rhodesian Ridgebacks. While I gravitate to larger dogs, I love all breeds -mutts too. I'm who friends and family come to for advice and help with training issues etc, so I'm opening myself up to doing this beyond my circle of friends. I'm available ...
What Francesca would like to know about your dog
As suggested by Rover, I insist upon a meet and greet on neutral turf before you come to my home. My clients' dogs get along with others and enjoy our car outings. Typically we get up around 5:30/6, go outside, are fed soon after, go back outside for "morning business" and a run/play-time out there. At that point we go for our daily outing in hopes of having the places we go to ourselves. When we come home, we have access to the yard, the porch, and the inside downstairs and beds for relax/rest time. They're fed supper around 5:30/6, continue to have access to outside until 9:30/10pm when we do a last outside visit making sure everyone has had a last pee before they go into their crates with a treat, or settle onto their beds for the night.
I prefer non-barkers. I discourage barking when it is in play out of respect for my neighbors. Barking for strangers driving in is not discouraged. I correct jumping up and begging. I prefer not to take on counter-surfers. I have an inside and an outside "party basket" which holds a number of chew toys, balls, antlers, etc and are replenished with new frequently. If your dog tends to pull toys apart, please let me know so I can give them the sturdy toys or ones you bring for them.
charges not listed:
At my house:
$60/overnight w/pickup by 10:30am
Puppies or extra-care-necessary (often seniors):
charge $75 overnight to before 10:30am pickup
what I need from you for your pet:
Date of birth - DOB - or date of rescue.
name of vet, location, phone#
local contact name & phone# (of course your contact info I'll have too)
crate &/or sleeping needs, food +amount to give,
I suggest a t-shirt or article of clothing with your smell for them to sleep with + any toys they love (I can lock these in their crate if you want to be sure the others don't play with them)
collar w license, halter/harness, leash, food dish, coat for colder weather, booties if they need them in the snow.