Worked out great! Was available even last minute. Boss was so excited to see her. Was barely prepared but Meggie jumped in and handled everything!
This was our second time using Meggie's services. She is reliable and dependable. We booked her way ahead of time and did not have to worry she would forget. Meggie developed a great rapport with our dog Boss. Even though there were month between visits he remembered her dearly. There is no doubt in our minds she gave him her full attention while with him the 8 days we were gone. Meggie even worked with ...
Unfortunately this was one of the worst experiences in our lives. We will never forget and we will share it with all our friends and associates. We arrived at Meggie the dog sitter after multiple texts, confirmations, payment etc. only to find that she was not home and no one at Rover could contact her. We were then told. Rover policy required that we wait another hour before they could do anything or we would ...
*Experienced* & Loving Sitter!
*In HAMPTONS 12/29-1/31 2019, and BACK FOR THE SUMMER SEASON May through September 2019! ALSO- Even during the "off-season" when I'm based in Manhattan, I work remotely & my fam has a house is Sag Harbor, so I'm always happy to take a break from the city and hop a Jitney out east for a house-sit or to board pups at my family's place in Sag! :P*
*RATES NEGOTIABLE & available for domestic ...
What Meggie would like to know about your dog
Primarily, I'd like to know about behavior (including any training/behavioral issues the parents would like taught/reinforced) and temperament (cuddly dog, active/hyperactive pup, loves/hates socializing with other dogs, separation anxiety, etc).
Also, it is EXTREMELY helpful to know how your dog is with other pups (ones who are socialized/friendly with other dogs), and if you have a puppy, if it has been socialized much (and if not, if that is something you would like me to help with).
PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you are comfortable with/interested in your pups going to the dog park and if so, if you have a preference of which one (I like the one in Southampton the most, but again, it's *your* preference that matters! :P
ALSO- the other reason I ask how your pup is with others, is that while I typically only board one client's pups throughout their stay, I do occasionally receive a last minute (and often, desperate) request (particularly) in the summer, as there are VERY few qualified pet care providers in the Hamptons who board dogs.
My "policy" for these occasional situations is as follows:
#1. The client I committed to first, comes first- always.
#2. Should I received a last minute request, the first thing I do is verify all the stats for the second client's pup (age/size/breed/socialization/behavioral training), and immediately reach out to "Client 1" with all the info and to get their thoughts (unless, of course, "Client 1" has already told me their pup is nervous around/not good with other dogs- aka. "no dog park for Wiggles, please, he gets anxious around other dogs".
#3. I always offer to put "Client 1" in touch with the other, should they want to speak with them directl.
#4. Upon getting the "green light" from Client 1 to have the other pup join us, I do still ask Client 2 to plan an extra 15-20 minutes before leaving, so that we can all be completely sure the pups are comfortable together
NOTE: The handful of times I've had this "last minute/desperate request for booking" situation come up, I've used the process above and they've always worked out wonderfully! However, to be clear- The health, happiness, and emotional well-being of every animal I care for is my TOP PRIORITY and I take my commitments to my clients very seriously, so even if completely and totally unexpectedly, the pups don't get along when they meet, the second client will have to make other arrangements, as the client I commit to first has priority.
***Sorry for such a long explanation lol! That situation rarely happens, and the few times it has, my "process" has worked out WONDERFULLY lol- but I'd rather be overly clear than not, and it's always a good practice to have all current, past, and prospective clients on the same page! :P***