Genevieve was a great sitter! She kept in touch while I was gone for the week, left my place clean, and I could tell my dog Dante had been well-cared for! Normally when I leave for a while (usually board him at daycare) he get skinny and sheds from stress/not eating - but when I returned he was totally normal. Thanks again!
Gen was fantastic with our dog, Micah, and our cat, Charley Cougar. She visited with us before our trip and asked all the right questions while connecting with Micah, an overeager and energetic mutt. Well we were on our trip, she checked in regularly and made us feel at ease. When we got home, the pets were happy to see us and they had none of that anxiety that comes from too much time unattended ...
Great communication. Lucky was happy and healthy when I got home. My home was well cared for too.
Animal Behavior Student
I'm a college student from Moss Beach 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.