Meggie D.

Response Time: About a day

Services

Dog Boarding

Away
in the sitter's home

House Sitting

Away
in your home

Drop-In Visits

Away
30-minute check-ins

Doggy Day Care

Away
in the sitter's home

Dog Walking

Away
30-minute walks
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Meggie can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Meggie can host up to 4 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Meggie's Photos

90%
of clients received photo updates
Meggie is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

6
repeat clients
21 Reviews

Gina R.
Gina R.
Jul 20, 2019
Verified Stay

Maggie was amazing and super active with Libby! Amazing location! Soooo happyyyy will use her any time I’m around the area

Meggie D.
Kristy P.
Kristy P.
Jul 14, 2019
Verified Stay

Meggie was amazing!!! Our doggie Beau had the best day with her and was the happiest little guy ever!! She sent us the best pics of their fun filled day together and I’m sure beau can’t wait for the next time he gets to see her!!

Meggie D.
Nancy B.
Nancy B.
Jul 12, 2019
Verified Stay

Meggie was fantastic—incredibly responsive to us and super attentive to and responsible about our golden retriever, Gracie. She understood how hard it was for us to leave our dog and how hard it was for our dog to be left with someone other than us and she was amazing. We knew our dog was in incredibly good hands and was safe and that she would have a good time and be cuddled and loved by ...

Meggie D.

About Meggie

10
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check

*Experienced* & Loving Sitter!

Hi! I am a 33 year old Syracuse University graduate and published playwright who does independent sales/marketing consulting. I work from home, so I will have lots of time to spend with your fur babies whether sitting at your house out east or boarding/doggy day care at my family’s home in Sag Harbor (MEMEORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY ONLY- I am in NYC the rest of the year..and happy to sit there as well!). I ...

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***

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Meggie's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Meggie watches your pet

In terms of pet care, I am highly experienced and comfortable with the following: feeding, walking, transportation to vet/groomer, administering medication orally and in food or dropper, overnight & extended stays [in clients' homes as well as my own], behavioral training, housebreaking/training, daily play & exercise.

I'm HIGHLY experienced & comfortable with large/medium/small dogs, cats, fish, rodents/small animals, birds & reptiles, some farm animals/livestock and basic daily care for horses. I'm also experienced caring for animals with various medical & social/emotional/behavioral needs- Please detail any of these issues if applicable.

Here's the bottom line: Going far beyond simply providing the proper care and attention your pet requires, I'm an active and engaging sitter and true animal lover who looks forward to the play, cuddles, and company as much (if not a bit more!) than your pet does. I pet-sit the same way I babysit- ACTIVELY. I'm the polar opposite of the "walk em, feed em, leave em" sitter, and I truly believe if we're not both tired out by the end of our time together, I must not be doing something right!

Lastly, I have absolutely zero criminal history or any trouble with the law (equally spotless motor vehicle record, as well) and I'm happy to provide my information & consent for you to run any background check/police check you'd like

In Meggie's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Meggie's Neighborhood

Meggie's Neighborhood
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