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Samantha D.

Wdm, IA

5.0 out of 5 stars
502 reviews
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Experienced pet care - FT caretaker

Pet care experience

Hello fellow pet lovers! I'd love to introduce myself & help you on your journey finding the perfect fit for your pet care needs! My name is Samantha & I have 3 sweet friendly pups named Artemis, Finley and Lionel. I have spent my life dedicated to dogs & pet care - whether caring for my own 3 dogs, or my friend’s, family's & client's pets. I have successfully run my own pet care business for over 6 years, 8 years professional kennel experience and several years of Veterinarian Technician experience. It can be difficult finding a safe haven for your pet while you are gone. (I too have run into this problem) so i make pet care easy keeping pets comfortable, happy and fun for both you and your pet! Having pet care with peace of mind is priceless and I love providing that quality of service to all my clients! I specialize in dogs, cats, and small animals. I am trained in dog CPR, elderly dog care, young puppies, diabetic care or dogs that have epilepsy & more! If your dog has medications or allergies, please let me know and I can certainly accommodate them. Whether your pup is one of the most active breeds or a couch potato I can definitely accommodate their needs. I provide everything your dog would need besides their food as well as sending regular updates throughout each stay with pictures and videos, so you are guaranteed to know your dog is having a blast! After so much extensive experience caring for pets in my life. I can confidently tell you that when your pet is in my care they will be treated like family with love, kindness and compassion. And lastly, I would love to meet prior to any stay so your pup can successfully get acclimated into our pack. Being at home full-time has allowed me to have the most flexibility when caring for all types of pets. I fill my schedule with hourly activities, down time, and potty times while keeping clients up to date regularly throughout the stay. Being trained in dog behavior lets me be able to help dogs from young ages to even elderly dogs to socialize in safe supervised setting as well as increase confidence, socialization and manners when hanging out with other dogs. Caring for animals is my full-time passion. I provide 24 hour care, cuddle time, grooming, endless dog walks & buddy time (group supervised dog play time) my schedule is based around any pet care I can assist with.

Reviews

Jessica K.
Dog Boarding • Jul 01, 2024
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I’m new to Rover and have never boarded my 4 year old dog before. Knowing I would need to board him for 2 weeks this summer, I researched available sitters months in advance and was impressed by Sammy’s page. I brought my dog in for a day of day camp before his extended stay, and he enjoyed it immensely! Sammy was absolutely wonderful during the 2 weeks of providing frequent updates, and did everything possible to help me feel confident in leaving my pup with someone new as she knew I was nervous about it. I appreciate the small groups she keeps, and love the schedule of activity the dogs get! She focuses on helping the animals bond and form a pack, and it’s evident that she truly enjoys caring for animals. We’ll be back for sure— thank you Sammy!

Elizabeth D.
Doggy Day Care • Jun 26, 2024
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Samantha D. is amazing. Not only does our nervous nellie dog love going to hang out with her dog buds at Samantha's house, but her behavior and anxiety have improved since she's been going to Samantha for doggie daycare. 10/10. Highly recommend.

Emily M.
Dog Boarding • Jun 23, 2024
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Samantha provides the BEST resort experience for my pup while I am away. Lots of playtime, walks and cuddles! My pup’s favorite pastime on the most recent stay was the splash pad on the hot summer days. Samantha is always available to communicate and send photos to keep my mind at ease as well, highly recommend!

Emily M.
Dog Boarding • Jun 19, 2024
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I’ve taken my dog to Samantha multiple times for boarding while I’ve been out of town. He LOVES it there! Eddie comes home exhausted from playing, and is better behaved after each stay. The socialization has been great for him. Samantha is also great with communication, she sends me pictures and updates daily. I highly recommend boarding with her!

About Samantha D.

Communication

179 repeat pet parents
96% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
90% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

15 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

After over 8 years of professional experience, I am fully prepared to care for any pet. If you want pet care with peace of mind, book with me. - Sammy the Pet Sitter

Home

Lives in a house
Has a fenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 3 dogs
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Samantha D. would like to know about your pet

The more information you can give me the better I can accommodate correctly. I like to know if your dog has any allergies, what their experience is with other dogs, and if they have kennel experience. Its important for me to know what causes your dog anxiety and ways for me to calm them down. Please let me know if any special accommodations are necessary right away, for example medications. I would like all owners to provide up to date vaccination records and any previous medical history if necessary. With these details I can stay true to providing that safe haven for your pet.

A typical day

I provide a safe, fun, and enriching environment for your pet. I have three dogs of my own that enjoy new company, and will provide your pet with a fun time. We play fun games, give out toys and treats and treat all pets like my own. A typical day include group play, one on one interactions, and training as needed.

Services

Boarding
in the sitter's home
$55per night
Doggy Day Care
in the sitter's home
$52per day

Samantha can host

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs

Availability

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a meet and greet, please reach out to me! From our pack to yours, we can't wait to meet your furry friend and have them join the fun!

Available
Not available
SMTWTFS
Boarding Cancellation Policy:

About Samantha D.

Communication

179 repeat pet parents
96% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
90% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

15 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

After over 8 years of professional experience, I am fully prepared to care for any pet. If you want pet care with peace of mind, book with me. - Sammy the Pet Sitter

Home

Lives in a house
Has a fenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 3 dogs
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Samantha D. would like to know about your pet

The more information you can give me the better I can accommodate correctly. I like to know if your dog has any allergies, what their experience is with other dogs, and if they have kennel experience. Its important for me to know what causes your dog anxiety and ways for me to calm them down. Please let me know if any special accommodations are necessary right away, for example medications. I would like all owners to provide up to date vaccination records and any previous medical history if necessary. With these details I can stay true to providing that safe haven for your pet.

A typical day

I provide a safe, fun, and enriching environment for your pet. I have three dogs of my own that enjoy new company, and will provide your pet with a fun time. We play fun games, give out toys and treats and treat all pets like my own. A typical day include group play, one on one interactions, and training as needed.

Location

Wdm, IA

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Samantha D.

Wdm, IA

5.0 out of 5 stars
502 reviews