Has 2 Dogs
I know from experience how difficult it can be finding someone you trust enough to leave your beloved pets with when it becomes necessary to leave town.
My main objective is to disrupt your pet's routine as little as possible while you are away, to minimize the impact being separated from you will have on them.
Long walks, feeding schedules, sleeping arrangements, playtime - you get to dictate the routine we adhere to while you're away.
We also encourage bringing over a few of your dog's favorite chew toys, squeakies, blankets, etc. to make them feel more at home.
We live in an urban neighborhood so we do lots and lots of walking around Queen Anne, the Seattle Center, Belltown and downtown.
We also are fortunate enough to have a nice big back yard, which is great for all of the potty outings between walks...so it really is the best of both worlds!
Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover all my life! I can't ever remember not having a dog, and I have experience with all breeds and temperaments.
Meet my pets
In addition to two Great Danes (Gladys & Claire), we also have a 4 year old cat, named Stevie (also female). Stevie started out as an indoor cat, and has progressively begun exploring the great outdoors over the past few months. She comes in to eat and grace her with her presence from time to time. She has been around dogs her entire life and is very comfortable with them, as long as the dog in question does not want to eat her. :)
About my yard
We have a nice, big back yard that has one step down to a lower level. It is not fenced, so your dog will never be left unattended or let off-leash when we visit the yard for potty breaks.
My experience administering medication
Yes! I have no problem making sure your beloved pet receives any medication they might need.
I'd like to meet you and your dog before we commit to a stay, just to make sure we all get along and your dog(s) do well with our dog.
Here's where we'll take our walks
We will walk all over Queen Anne, the Seattle Center, and Belltown. We will also make trips to Magnussen dog park if time allows, and you're comfortable with that.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog will sleep right next to us, in our bedroom, on a dog bed, though we have been known to let a dog or two sleep in the bed with us - unless your routine dictates otherwise. If your dog sleeps in a crate at night, I am more than happy to accommodate. My goal is to disrupt your pet as little as possible.
Time I'll spend with your dog
I am a stay-at-home mom, so your pet will almost never be alone. If I must leave them, it's never for long. Maybe a trip to the grocery store.