Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
I am a dog lover! I have three small dogs and they enjoy having others to play with! However, if your dog is infirm, they will not bother her. All my furniture and floors are dog friendly.
I am willing to board all breeds, as long as your dog is very dog friendly. If your dog requires walking, is over 30 lbs or a very muscular breed, she must be very well leash trained. I am a walker and would love to have your large dog to walk with!
I will board your not quite house broken puppy but do prefer that they be allowed in a crate at night so I can keep them near me while I sleep.
I am willing to administer medications if very specific, written instructions are provided. I can also do minor wound care and dressing and go to follow-up vet visits if needed.
I am also willing to board your caged "critters" i.e. reptiles, birds, hamsters etc.
About this sitter:
I am a dog lover and have three of my own. I will play with your dog and love on her every day, lap sitting is allowed! Will feed and walk according to your usual routine. Will give medications as well, if needed.
Why I love dog sitting
I have always loved dogs. We did not "officially" have dogs when I was growing up; my brother would bring home strays and our parents allowed us to feed and keep them in the yard. That was back in the days when dogs weren't leashed or fenced! Have had dogs for the last 15 years and they have been my very special friends, sustaining me and my family in many serious crises.
Meet my pets
I have a free roaming desert tortoise. He is only a few pounds now but eventually will weigh hundreds of pounds! He comes to the sound of my voice...well, usually!
About my yard
I have a large, fenced, all rock backyard. There is ample shade and water. Dogs under 30 lbs. have access to a doggy door and my dogs will happily teach them how to use it if they don't know how! Larger dogs will be taken out at regular intervals or on demand, which ever comes first.
I would like a personality/health/special needs profile of your pet as well as written instructions as to her care, feeding, grooming and exercise needs.
Here's where we'll take our walks
In cooler weather dogs will be walked in my neighborhood if they are leash trained and accustomed to daily walks. Larger, healthy dogs may be walked on a nature trail, which is two miles round trip or 30 to 45 minutes. If your dog is able to handle more, I would prefer four miles, or 1 to 1-1/2 hours at Usery Park. I do not take dogs to dog parks, they are often not clean.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
All dogs sleep in my house. I will crate if you bring one. Otherwise, dogs are free to choose where they sleep, except for bedrooms. I do not allow dogs to sleep in my bed. Puppies will be allowed in the bedroom with me if crated. Adult crated dogs may sleep in the bedroom with me if required. If your dog is older or ill, we can discuss special arrangements.
Time I'll spend with your dog
I am home most of the day except for occasional appointments or errands, usually gone no longer than three hours at a time.