Senior Dog Experience
I have had years of experience working with animals. Because I work for myself your dog is with me 24hours a day, where I go, they go. Everyday I take the dogs on at least one 45minute to an hour walk (depending on your dogs abilities/health) either on leash or to a legal off leash dog park depending on the dog. Prior to moving to Austin I was doing large and small group walks in San Francisco for over three years. I use only positive reinforcement when working with animals. And can guarantee your pets will get nothing but love and attention. My home has a private yard, it is spotless, warm, and full of love. I also do in your home boarding and "wellness visits" for clients who just need a visitor during the day. I am licensed, insured and bonded as a profession dogwalker/petsitter.
About this sitter:
I have worked with animals my entire life, and for the past three years I have worked exclusively as a dogwalker/petsitter. There is nothing I love more than caring for animals and consider it a blessing that I can do so full time. I use only positive reinforcement with animals, and am comfortable with all breeds and sizes. Since I only take on one client at a time I guarantee your pet will be with me 24hours a day. Where I go they go. Let me shower your pet with love and attention while you are away.
Because of unlimited patience and an understanding that every animal is different I excel with puppies, older dogs, and pets with "special needs".
I send daily photo updates while your pet is in my care, so you can keep up on all their fun.
In addition to sitting I also offer private walks and wellfare visits for those pets that do not need or want all day care.
I have worked for over three years as a large and small group dogwalker and pet sitter, but have worked with animals both professionally and as a volunteer for most of my life giving me extensive experience as a pet-sitter, foster parent, and volunteer. I have worked with animals as large as cattle and as small as goldfish. I am licensed, bonded and insured as a dog-walker/pet-sitter. I believe on in positive reinforcement and providing a loving environment where a pet can only excel.
Why I love dog sitting
I have loved animals for longer than I can remember. Growing up in rural Texas my parents used our property as an animal shelter where we would foster up to 15 animals at a time ranging from rabbits, cats, dogs, to even the random turtle. In High-school I worked with the FFA taking care of sheep, pigs, and cattle. I have fostered dogs with behavioral issues, worked as a dogwalker, and volunteered at local shelters my entire adult life. Caring for animals is just a part of who I am. I couldn't imagine a life without having an animal to love.
About my yard
My apartment looks out on a sunny grassy field specifically for the communitie's dogs. But I also take the dogs in my car on daily trips to the park.
I have no breed or size preferences, but obviously living in the city you need to know if a dog you are caring for has any social issues, are they leash trained, are they good off leash, do they have any fears or triggers, or any health issues. I want all the good, bad, and ugly so that I am prepared to provide that animal with an environment and routine best for their individual needs.
Here's where we'll take our walks
Depends on the dogs location, temperament and physical needs.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Where-ever they normally sleep. If they prefer to sleep in the bed, on their own bed or are crate trained that is exactly where they will sleep in our home.
Time I'll spend with your dog
I spend almost the entire day with the dog, and for the clients who prefer it I am happy to send daily txt's or emails about your puppy's day.