Senior Dog Experience
I have extensive experience working with dogs of all shapes and sizes in professional kennels, and have fostered dogs, including a Great Dane mix and other large dogs. Dogs are my passion and it shows. I volunteer with the Maxfund Shelter (a no-kill shelter, hooray!) in Denver and often care for dogs who live in my neighborhood. My house is cozy, clean, and I have a big sunny backyard where your pup can play and lounge! Your dog will get frequent walks throughout the day (I'll even take him/her on my morning jogs or on trips to the local dog park if you so desire!), and plenty of loving. I'll care for your pup just like it was my own! -Jess.
Please ask about my new customer discount ($25 off your first stay over $100)! I also offer a 10% discount for referrals-- 10% off your next stay, and 10% off for the friend or family member you refer to me...I love my regulars! :-)
Why I love dog sitting
I grew up with two rambunctious Weimaraners and fell head-over-heels for dogs from the very start. I went on to own my own Great Dane-Pointer mix, a whiz kid named Jack, who sadly passed away before his time. Having worked in kennels for many years, dogs were my life- my friends call me the Dog Whisperer- but I wasn't ready to get another one of my own. A friend suggested I start dogsitting just to have dogs around again, and I fell in love with it, and it eventually grew into a business. I'm so fortunate to be able to spend so much time with these wonderful creatures!
About my yard
I have a big fenced backyard with a patio that I often sit out on and write while the dogs play. I never leave them unattended in the yard, although it is very secure.
My experience administering medication
Having had professional experience at several kennels, I am perfectly comfortable with administering medication, CPR in case of an emergency, and all minor grooming.
Just let me know whether your pup gets along with other dogs, as well as whether he/she gets along with cats, since sometimes we will encounter the occasional cat on our neighborhood walk. I also need to know about any medical problems, allergies, or behavioral problems, and whether your dog will want to go with me on my morning run and to the dog park. I do live in a quiet neighborhood so if your pup barks for long periods of time when left alone for a few hours, we probably won't be a good fit for each other-- please let me know if this will be an issue before we book a stay.
Here's where we'll take our walks
The pups who stay with me get taken on a 1-5 mile run every morning (depending on ability and desire), an afternoon trip to the local dog park, and 2-3 additional walks throughout the day in my beautiful neighborhood in the Highlands-- plenty of activity to keep a dog happy!
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog will generally sleep on his/her bed brought from home, although dogs are welcome on my bed and couch if they're allowed on furniture at home.
Time I'll spend with your dog
Since I am a freelance writer and comic artist, I am home for the entire day most days so your dog will have plenty of companionship throughout the day.