Julie went way above and beyond our expectations during her 10 night stay with our puppy Ruby. Our minds were COMPLETELY at ease while we were on vacation knowing that Ruby was in such capable and loving hands as Julie's. Julie even thought to take Ruby with her on many of her other walks, so that Ruby wouldn't have to be left alone during times throughout the day. Julie also took time to practice new ...
Flippy (Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix ) received notoriety in the local newspaper yet again! Julie’s love for our Flippy, coupled with her skills, knowledge and commitment to high-quality training, has paid off tenfold! Julie most recently accepted a last-minute booking request on Independence Day, and she brought along a 6 month old black Lab (Ruby) that closely resembled Flippy as a puppy! Adorable! Julie walked, trained and worked Flippy and her playdate Ruby on ...
Julie goes the extra mile! Sam and Sally (and our Koi fish which has no name), we’re very well taken care of. Julie went above and beyond what she was required to do. She identified they might need an extra visit and was able to quickly accommodate us! She even took them on a play date with some other dogs. When we got home, they were excited to see us, but quickly curled up ...
Improving Lives of Pets & People
#1 Canine & Feline Caretaking Services outlet to the pet-owner community, servicing the Gold Coast Community & beyond, including Cleveland, Lakewood, Rocky River, Bay Village, and Westlake, Ohio. (high rise communities, regular clientele)
(30+ years experience, CPR First Aid AED Certified) Where Each Pet Is An Individual.
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What Julie would like to know about your dog
Let’s set up your free in-home consultation/ meet & greet, and allow me to show you that I am more than just an animal lover: I'm savvy, reliable, and show every pet the same level of care that they get from their own families.
Before the stay, I verify that the dogs'/ cats' care & safety plan instructions are updated with:
-- Current vet information
-- An emergency contact who can make decisions for the dog while the owner is away.
-- Safety Plan to soothe separation anxiety, prevent illnesses and injuries.
-- Other important care information, such as feeding instructions, bathroom routine, behaviors and exercise schedule.
Typical Meet & Greet Questions...
Health and Safety
[ ] Who is the emergency contact in case you can’t be reached? This person should be familiar with the dog/cat/other and be able to make health decisions if you aren’t available.
[ ] Are the care instructions listed on Rover.com up-to-date, including veterinary care instructions? Does owner have a credit card on file with the veterinarian and is sitter authorized to seek care if necessary?
Does your dog/cat/other:
[ ] Have any health issues (e.g., arthritis, allergies, etc.)?
[ ] Take medication? If so, what’s their medication schedule?
[ ] Ever run away or try to get out of the yard? If this has happened before, how did you get them back?
[ ] Have a microchip?
[ ] Have up-to-date vaccinations and preventative flea treatment?
Eat, Sleep, and Play Routines
[ ] What time does your dog/cat/other usually go to bed and wake up?
[ ] Where do they usually sleep?
[ ] What’s your dog’s/cat's/other meal schedule?
[ ] What kind of treats do you give your dog/cat/other, and how much?
[ ] What is your dog’s/cat's/other usual bathroom routine? And how do they let you know when they need to go?
[ ] Is your dog/cat/other used to being left alone? For how long and at what times?
[ ] What is your dog’s/cat's/other usual routine for walks, exercise, and outings?
[ ] Can you provide a harness and fixed-length leash?
[ ] Does your dog/cat/other have any favorite toys or games?
Behavior and Training
[ ] How do you reward your dog/cat/other for correct behavior?
[ ] How do you get your dog/cat/other to come when you call?
[ ] Does your dog/cat/other have any quirks that are normal behavior for them (e.g., funny noises they make) or specific tendencies I should know about?
[ ] Do they have any breed-specific quirks I should know about?
[ ] Does your dog/cat/other have any food aggression or instincts to protect particular toys?
How does your dog/cat/other handle being around:
[ ] Children?
[ ] Cats?
[ ] Dogs?
[ ] Other Pets?
[ ] Does your dog/cat/other have any potentially risky behaviors, like getting into the trash, chewing on shoes or other items, etc.?
[ ] Is your dog/cat/other crate-trained? When does the dog/cat/other go to/get put in the crate and for how long?
[ ] When your dog/cat/other is anxious or experiencing separation anxiety, what helps soothe him?
[ ] Is there anything specifically that causes anxiety for your dog/cat/other?
Services in the Client’s home (House sitting, Drop-ins, Walking)
[ ] What time should the care occur? Is there flexibility?
[ ] What are any necessary supplies and where are they located? Leash, collar, harness, cleaning supplies, food, treats, etc.
[ ] What are procedures for getting into/out of home – doors/codes/keys?
[ ] If staying in client’s home, where should I sleep? What appliances/areas should I use?
[ ] Do you have a security system or cameras in your home that I should be aware of?
[ ] Are there other people that may appear in/around the owner’s home? (Housekeeper, lawn care, relatives, etc.)
[ ] What are the arrival and departure times? Should I arrive before owner leaves and wait until owner arrives back home?