Genevieve was fantastic! She stayed with our 2 dogs for 10 days. One of our dogs requires medication and is a bit of a nervous guy and I had total peace of mind that he was well cared for while we were gone. She had a good rapport with our dogs, sent us updates and was reliable and easy to communicate with. I am glad we found her and would love for her to watch ...
Gen was great with the dogs and very communicative and clean throughout her stay.
Last minute request for help. Genevieve gave great feedback and communication.
Animal Behavior Student
I'm a college student from San Francisco living in Davis and like to come down to the Bay Area as often as I can. For the past three years, I've studied Pre-Veterinary Sciences with a minor in Animal Behavior. Recently, I transferred to UC Davis to study Wildlife Biology and have taken classes including veterinary CPR, medication administration, and handling aggression. My most recent experience involved handling snakes and reptiles as a Naturalist for Tree ...
What Genevieve would like to know about your dog
All pets require different methods of care. At a meet-and-greet, I want to make sure I can care for your pet in the most beneficial way. I like to emphasize questions on leash aggression, and often ask owners to take a walk with me and their dog before I am comfortable accepting a request. This is not to deny more exuberant dogs, but to gauge the level of alertness needed for each individual animal.
I like to stick to routes familiar to the dog––around the house or neighborhood is usually best, but if they like to explore, I’m more than game. During a stay, I try to keep in touch with the pet owners as much as possible––at the least, sending pictures every other day. I found that keeping your pet on the same routine helps ease separation anxiety and leads to a better stay for everyone involved, and will probably ask you some strange questions during our meet-and-greet. I once looked after a cat whose owners would leave the radio on at night. He preferred hip-hop to classical, and would become restless if there was no music. Whatever your pet’s needs, I’ll be happy to oblige.