Kelly was an amazing pet/house sitter while we were away on vacation for a week. This was our first time using Rover and it was a great experience thanks to Kelly. She watched over our dachshund, Bongo Drums and our two cats Lyla Garrity and Tim Riggins. She is kind and super quick at responding to communications. All of our pets are super happy to have had a wonderful sitter around while we were away ...
My cats warmed up to Kelly pretty quickly. She took care of my cats as requested and gave me good feedback on how they were doing. Everyone was very happy!
My super-energetic dogs love Kelly. She is playful and always challenges them with toy time and walks and games, like throwing the ball or hide-and-seek with a treat or fun toy. She's good with treat motivation as well as just snuggling with them to make them feel safe and loved. She even found a tumor that was growing in my furbaby's paw that I hadn't noticed, and we were able to have it removed before ...
I've grown up with dogs!
I've loved dogs for as long as I've been alive! I've grown up with American Eskimo dogs as family pets, and I've pet sit for family and family friends since I was fourteen. I often dog-sit for my aunts and uncles, grandparents and neighbors. My last dog, Suki, I had for 15 years. I helped raise her from puppy, helped train her, take care of her and then look after her in her old age. ...
What Kelly would like to know about your dog
I'd like to know if there's anything quirky about your pup. How do they feel around strangers? Do they have any anxieties, like thunderstorms or separation anxiety? If I were to walk them, do they ever get startled or feel threatened by anything on their regular walks? Do they have any food aggression?
I also like to know if you dog has a favorite treat, or is allowed treats. Sometimes shy or skittish dogs feel more at home if I bring along some treats to make it a more pleasant experience. Dogs are highly motivated by food and sometimes need that little nudge to know it's okay!
I don't have a breed preference. I've grown up with American Eskimos, which are lovely, family-loyal, energetic dogs, but can also be a stubborn, strong-willed breed. I'm used to a dog that has a mind of it's own, and am more than ready to reign in shenanigans. If you have a high-energy dog, I'm more than ready to keep your baby busy and happy.