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We were so impressed by Melinda's thorough approach to the care of our dog. She asked many questions at the Meet and Greet, provided lots of pictures and comments during our dogs stay, and spent a lot of time recapping the visit with my husband and me when we picked up our dog. Our dog was happy to see us but was also very happy to sit at Melinda's feet while we chatted and said ...
Melinda has taken care of our cats several times now, and we never worry when we know she is on the job - she is very caring, thorough, and flexible when our plans change :-)
Melinda was great, she picked Buddy up in the morning and dropped him off in the afternoon, after a great day of play!
Does your dog need a second home?
I have had a variety of dogs and currently own a second chance rescue from the streets of LA. . He is my first small dog and loves to play with dogs,any size!
I have owned 2 German shepherds, 3 Brittany spaniels, 1 Springer spaniels, 1 Terrier, and 4 cats! I have also fostered for Deaf Dogs of Oregon . It was a great learning experience to train and care for a deaf Catahoula Leopard, their ...
What Melinda would like to know about your dog
I love all dogs, and have 30 years caring experience of several breeds. Labradoodles,, German Sheps, Brittanies, English springer spaniels, beagles, Labs, Golden’s , Catahoula leopards,
Several types of terriers including Westies, Cairns, Maltese , terriers and hearing and vision impaired dogs , puppies or seniors! I recently did home hospice care for a 17 yr old Lab for one year. I have a lot of experience with Seniors and have owned several also until 12 to 18 yrs of age. AT OUR MEET AND GREET, I will offer a customized list of questions and ideas to make your pups stay the BEST!!
Example M and G questions:
What does your dog like / dislike?
Does he like a kennel for a safe place to sleep?
Does he have medical issues/ allergies? Food restrictions?
Does he have behavioral problems? Is he under care of a trainer/ puppy class? Can we follow through with his issues to make his stay and life consistent?
Does he prefer to have a dog to play with, esp during long boardings?
Can his vet email me a medical record, including but not limited to Kennel cough , flea prevention, updated vaccines, parvo , etc??
What would he LOVE TO DO?? Go for a car ride to Hoyt arboretum ? Romp at dog park 1 block away? Play with an in-house Westie terrier? Sleep in a dog bed ? Have basic training sessions for mental stimulation? Or simply go on 3 walks a day and play in gated yard with me and another dog??he will have a wagon of toys to choose from for all ages and breeds. Animal enrichment and mental stimulation is needed for hyper dogs. Ball toss, retrieve, simple puzzles diy, swim pool , cones for agility and hoops are all accessible if your dog listens well and is eager to learn .