Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Hi, I'm Jan. I love working with puppies and dogs! I have 10 years experience working for an Animal Emergency Clinic and specialty vet, sterilizing surgical instruments and some tech duties (see testimonial from Dr. Daniel G.) I also sat several pets that belonged to the vets, including the clinic owner's animals. I am very comfortable giving shots and medications or changing bandages if needed. I also worked the puppy section in an animal shelter for about a year which was great. I had a blast every day. It was far from feeling like a job. Over the years I've even trained and shown my own puppies and adult dogs in obedience.
I have a really great roommate I've known for 25 years. Shes' a total animal lover just like I am. She also happens to be a Rover sitter (Elena D, the one with over 90 5-star reviews.) We co-sit together so the pups get tons of attention.
I live in a large house two-story house in a safe neighborhood. I have a doggie door and a large fully fenced yard. I'm home all day so your fur-baby will get all the love and attention he or she needs. There is rarely a time when one of us isn't home.
I have three wonderful dogs. All are, fixed, and current on all their shots. They love to play with puppies and are great at helping socialize your little one. My youngest Trip is the toy that never rests.
Overnights are done indoors where they are safe and warm. Your dog can sleep on a doggie bed, in my bed, or in a crate. I'll do what ever it takes to make you and your dog happy.
Drop-offs start at 10:30am. SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.
We offer pick-ups as late as 12am. Arrangements may be possible for later pick-ups with advance notice.
I'm a huge dog lover of all breeds, however I do have some breed and temperament restrictions for boarding. PLEASE read my entire profile to view restrictions and my rates.
With me, your fur-baby will be in GREAT hands.
Why I love dog sitting
Honestly, I've been a dog lover since birth. I'm the type of person that when I see a dog I ask the owner if I may pet their dog. I believe that there is no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners.
I've worked with dogs at both an animal shelter for about a year and a speciality surgical vet office for about 10 years. I've babysat for some of the vets I've worked with. I've also had 3 years in obedience training and have done obedience dog shows which we've placed in.
Meet my pets
I have three really great freshwater fish tanks. I have a 29 gallon community tank and two Indian pea puffer tanks.
My pet loving, co-dog sitting roommate Elena has a desert tortoise she's had since he was a hatchling. He's about 20 years old now and is a HUGE dog lover!. She also has two geckos.
About my yard
I have a big fully and securely over six-foot foot fenced backyard. I have a doggie door to help get your puppy housebroken if need be. The yard is grass with some small trees. TONS of room for running, night glo-ball and Chuck-It. All yard play and bathroom breaks are supervised.
My experience administering medication
After working for a vet for 10 years I sure am. I do booster shots all the time, and I give one of my own dogs eye drops daily. In fact, her eye vet told me I take AMAZING care of her eyes, and I'm very disciplined with it.
• Please ask for fees.
I'd just like to know the basic things. Are they up to date on shots? Is the dog an inside or outside dog? Are they on any medication? Do they have any health problems (including worms, ticks or fleas)? Is there any special needs? Is the dog fixed? Has the pup had any training etc... Anything you'd like to tell me would be great too.
Males over 6 months must be neutered/females over 9 months must be spayed. I cannot accept any dogs in heat. If a female comes into heat during the stay, an additional fee of $10 per day will be added.
No aggressive dogs (food aggressive dogs can be fed alone), excessive barkers, fence jumpers, runners (bolting for/out the door) or diggers. I do have a preferred size limit of 50 lbs or 20" at the withers (shoulders), but I do make exceptions.
There is a slight fee increase for:
• Larger dogs than I normally take in
• Special needs dogs
• Daily doggie day care also available for a reduced fee. No age limit.
***Sorry, but I can't take in Rotties, Chows, Akitas, Siberian Huskies, Shiba -Inus or German Shepherds.
Here's where we'll take our walks
For liability reasons I do not take dogs out of my home. I have a huge fenced yard which allows the dogs to get plenty of exercise.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
They can be crated, have a doggie bed or share the bed with me. I want to keep their routine as close to normal as I can. I feel a dog is a family member and should be treated as so.
Time I'll spend with your dog
As much time as they want. I'm home all day and I have a roommate that's also a Rover 5 star sitter. One of us is almost always here. They'll get lots of play time with me, my roommate and my dogs. My dog youngest boy Trip is the toy that never wears out.