Julie always goes above and beyond when taking care of my three cats. They warm up to her quickly, which is rare.
I am very impressed with the professionalism and attention to Julie provided to my two little Papillion's yesterday. My little Papillion's loved her and I will be definitely using her for all my dog visits, walks and sittings in the future!!! Thank you Julie!
Julie was great! She checked in on my cats every day and even went the through extra effort of hunting them down in the barn to make sure they were okay. I highly recommend her!
Lifelong pet enthusiast
I have an established history caring for dogs and animals of all sorts. I have worked in professional pet care for the past few years and have looked after and walked dogs from Shih'tzu to Great Dane, administered medications (pill/injection), rescued a neighbor's sheepdog from a window-well of a house I was looking after, and have over-night watched four dogs at once. I am good at recognizing different personalities, and know that different approaches ...
What Julie would like to know about your dog
Before sitting a dog, I need to know how they react to strangers, other dogs, and other animals (important to know for walking reasons - for example, if a dog goes crazy over rabbits, I'll avoid walking during twilight and early morning when the most rabbits are active). I like to know what their typical daily routine looks like, how much excercise they get, and how mopey they are when their family leaves (I've had an Australian Shepherd who cries and mopes for two days every time her mom leaves her - she has special anxiety medication she has to take). Additionally, I like to know what the extent of their training is, what commands they know, and how they react to thunderstorms and fireworks and the like.
I do not have any breed preferences, but may turn down a request to walk a giant or muscular breed dog if they have poor leash manners. I am a small individual, and if I cannot mantain safety on a walk, I won't put your pup, others, or myself in that potentially dangerous situation.