Lacey was outstanding! We have a 40 lb English Springer Spaniel who has LOTS of energy. Lacey spent the holiday weekend at our place caring for our dog. We received photo updates each day and our apartment was impeccable when we returned. We would strongly recommend Lacey as a dog sitter and will certainly be booking and recommending her in the future.
Lacey has watched my two jack russell terriers more than a few times while I had to be away on a trip. One of them is older and has a digestive problem and requires regular medication and frequent potty breaks during the night. Lacey handled it all with lots of affection and without a complaint, even if it meant a less than stellar night's sleep. My dogs love her whenever she comes around.
I never ...
A Lakeview lover of paws and tails!
Being separated from your pet can be stressful for both them and you. It's my job to make sure that everyone is at ease and having fun, which means there will be lots of walks, belly rubs, and playing for your loved one - and lots of pictures and updates for you! I treat your dog (or cat!) - and your home - with the utmost respect while I am staying with them, and enjoy every moment that ...
What Lacey would like to know about your dog
Any dog breed - purebred or mixed - will be equally loved and cared for!
I'd love to know anything about your dog. The more that I know, the more specialized and focused my attention can be for them while you're away! A few of the areas I'd specifically like to know about are:
Health - Is your dog on any medications? How often should they receive them? Does your dog have any food allergies/sensitivities that I should make sure to avoid? Are there any symptoms for an illness that I should be aware of? Are there any sore spots I should be careful of when I interact with them? What can I do to make your dog more comfortable?
Personality - Is your dog the active type that prefers lots of walks and tug-of-war matches? Or does your canine friend prefer a relaxing day of sitting on the couch and getting their fill of belly rubs and behind-the-ear scratches? Maybe they're somewhere in between those two extremes? What kind of noises or interactions tend to over-excite your dog or frustrate them? How do they prefer to receive affection? What tone of voice do you like to use with them?
Behavior/Training - Are there any behaviors you're working on with your dog that you'd like me to be mindful of while I'm caring for them? What do you use for rewards? How do they walk on a leash? Are they still potty training? What commands do they know, and are there any you'd like me to work on with them while you're away? Would you rather we just keep things mellow and allow your dog a mini-vacation too? It's up to you!
Schedule - How often is your dog used to going outside for a potty break? What times of day do you feed them, and how much food do they eat? How many walks a day do they get, and for how long? When is the time they usually prefer to quiet down (afternoon naps, or evening snoozes)? Do they have a specific time and/or place for rest?
Is there anything else important that you want me to know so that you'll have peace of mind while you're gone?