Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Crate-Trained Dogs Only
Scott is a lifesaver! After none of my family or friends could take my dog, I reached out to Scott to see if he had availability to stop in 2x a day while I was out of town for the weekend. He was on his way to take care of another dog and stopped by the same day to meet my dog and I. He easily accommodated my request last minute and left me with ...
Our dog Harley had a great time with Scott and his family for his long weekend stay! We love that they do a "trail visit" for longer stays ahead of time -- it put both us and Harley at ease with the longer stay while we were out of town. You can tell Scott and his family are dog people -- very caring and attentive to Harley's needs. He sent us updates every day. We will definitely ...
Scott and his son took excellent care with Juniper. They went over and beyond what was expected to see that Junioer was comfortable.
Active Shaker Dad; Works from Home
I'm partially retired and also do some work from home so my schedule is rather flexible. I love to be outside and dog walks are something that fits that love of the outdoors quite well. Our beloved dog passed away a little while ago and we currently do not have our own pet, but I really enjoy time with dogs and helping others care for and love their dogs. We only have 1 dog stay ...
What Scott would like to know about your dog
No breed preferences, we like all types of dogs. Before sitting for a dog for the first time I always do a meet & greet so your dog can meet me and I can meet your dog. I'd like to know that they are house trained and can spend the night in their crate or sleeping in their own bed. In fact, if you are seeking an overnight stay longer than one night we require that your pooch do a one-night trial run. After having many dogie clients we've learned that some dogs have separation anxiety or miss their home and are just not comfortable in another home. We (and the owners) don't want the dog to be unhappy for a long stay in that situation which is why we do a one-night trial run to be totally sure that your pooch will be comfortable here. After the one-night trial, when your dog comes back for a longer stay, they will recognize the smell of our place, know that it is safe/fun, and also know that their owners will be back at some point to get them.
We don't allow dogs in our beds (or bedrooms) at night, but we welcome them to sit with us on our furniture when we are relaxing or watching TV/movies. Other questions that are helpful to answer: Are they leash trained not to pull excessively while on walks? Does the dog have anything that scares them or causes them stress? How can I help their stay be more peaceful and enjoyable? I'd like to know what food they eat or if they have any special treats they like. We didn't feed our dog human food, but if that is desired, I would want to know that too. Would also want to know if there are certain things the dog likes to play with so I can make sure they have fun during their stay.