As an experienced dog lover, I've worked in a leading guide dog kennel and as a bather/brusher in the grooming department for a national pet store. I offer possibilities for your dog to be comfortable in his own environment without the stress that typically occurs while in a kennel situation. What does your dog enjoy? A walk in the woods? Splashing through streams? A calm stroll through a familiar neighborhood? Chasing sticks and balls in your fenced backyard? I'll be providing the extra loving care your dog will be missing while you are away. I am an avid photographer and I love to take pictures to keep you updated on your baby! As an owner, I know what I am looking for in a pet sitter for my own fur baby! I've recently teamed up with my daughter to extend my service area!
I've worked in a leading guide dog for the blind kennel and in the grooming department for a major chain. As an owner and pet sitter, I have experience with a range of temperaments, quirky behavior, and sizes!
Why I love dog sitting
I've been a dog lover my entire life, even crawling into the dog cage with my puppy as a young child. Working in a national guide dog school was fun, as was my time in the grooming department of a national pet store (my favorite part was working with different breeds of dogs and passing along training and care tips). I learned that I cannot volunteer in dog shelters, as it is too difficult for me to leave the dogs there; I lived in Okinawa briefly and I couldn't leave without bringing a dog home to the States with me!
My experience administering medication
Yes, administering medication is not an issue. However, I need an honest assessment of your dog's quirks please!
Any quirks? PLEASE be honest. I have owned difficult dogs (a fear biting Shiba X, an overprotective German Shepherd, a Lab/Weimaraner with an extremely delicate stomach, a very destructive German Shorthaired Pointer, a very ill American Foxhound, a brainless Collie, and a temperamental Keeshond) and I currently own a beautiful Alaskan Malamute who loathes small white fluffy dogs and thinks that Pugs are squeaky chew toys. I understand. However, to keep everyone safe, happy, and on the same page; be honest and forthcoming with your dog's issues. If you do have a dog with quirks, I will need to visit your dog and watch your interaction with your dog's trigger experiences before accepting a pet sitting appointment. I have to say I do enjoy large and giant dogs!
Time I'll spend with your dog
An hour is a good rule of thumb. If you would like additional services, such as a brush out or a longer walk, these must be discussed before sitting commences.
Extra house-sitting services
Sure, I have no problems picking up the mail (I will not sign for packages though) or watering plants.